Congratulations to the MG Car Club on 90 years of amazing events, cars and people.
To celebrate, in these strange times, we decided to hold a photoshoot of MGs, both old and new, against a backdrop of the magnificent main Stormont Building. The result was stunning as we managed to pick the most perfect autumnal day for the occasion. The pictures were taken by Raymond Brown Photography and we anxiously await the results.
All cars were beautifully presented and ranged from the pre-war J2 of Simon & Emily Johnston to the latest electric SUV owned by Bill McMahon.
And there was everything in between, from Midgets, MGBs, Robert Holmes’s immaculate MGC, our Chairman’s MGA and a fine collection of T Types. There was also the beautiful TC Special belonging to Simon Thomas, the magnificent boat-tail PB of Noel Cochrane and, lurking at the back, an intruder in the form of Bryan Mutch’s Morris Oxford. In it’s defence, it was from a Morris Garage and does now have an MGB engine under the bonnet. Ralph Ewing had brought his enormous ZTT, a much underrated family load carrier.
The Patterson family was out in force and our late friend Brian was remembered through son Davy driving his lovely T Type.
And then to our run. Well, the day was perfect for a good-down run. The colours of the trees were truly amazing.
We made our way from Stormont, past Shaw’s Bridge, up the Hannahstown Road and on to the Pits at Dundrod. We then had a fun run around the Grand Prix circuit, only imagining the speed of the ‘50s cars and modern day bikes that have competed here.
Then on to parts of the old Clady and Ballyclare racing circuits before arriving at Antrim Castle Gardens. Unfortunately the gardens were so popular on this beautiful day that parking was a problem and our group got split up. However, we enjoyed our well-earned picnic lunch in appropriately distanced good company. The dogs had a great time, as did all our participants. All in all, a terrific day out. Happy birthday MG.