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MGF & Modern MG`s 25th Anniversary Run

May 30 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

MGF & Modern MGs Run for the MGF 25th Anniversary, 30/05/2021

From: Haydn Reynolds

The morning of the 30th of May presented the participants with the prospect of perfect weather for the scheduled MGF 25th anniversary run. It promised to be a great day and that promise was fulfilled.

Assembling at Veal Gardens (the Breakfast Run having departed earlier) the compound which soon up awash with MGFs MGF/TFs and other Modern MGs. Just prior to departure, the upper car park was so full of Register cars that the driver of SUV asked if Volvos were allowed to park there. Also, a Porsche Boxter driver, no doubt confused by the mid-engine stance of the MGFs (and possibly poor eyesight) came into the car park and then immediately left.

The Run was in two parts, Part 1 was from Veale Gardens to Lobethal, where the participants regrouped and had the option of a Coffee. Part 2 was from Lobethal to the Cudlee Creek Tavern (and Lunch) via an approximation of the route of the Lobethal Grand Prix Track. While the route identified for Part 1 was generally adhered to, an absence of (what turned out to be) key information in the Run Sheet I had prepared, led to a more varied approach to Part 2.

However, foreknowledge of needing to get to Cudlee Creek Tavern in time for lunch ensured that everyone was at the Tavern in good time, having had an enjoyable drive touring the Lobethal/Mt Torrens area. On arrival the participants were marshalled into position for photos by Dick Manning and our ‘event photographer’ Neil Williams.

The pub-grub lunches were delivered in a timely manner by the friendly staff at the Tavern (quite a feat with nearly 50 people) and enjoyed by all. During the meal, MGF and MGF/TF owners were encouraged to tell outrageous stories about what they were going to do to their cars, while other Run participants were reminded that while the day was about the MGF, this year is the 20th Anniversary of the ‘Z-Cars’ and the 10th Anniversary of the MG3, while the MG1100 present only had to wait until next year for its 60th! On this day, it lined up with and MG ZT, an MG3 and an MG ZS EV to present 59 years of front wheel drive MGs!

Plenty of reasons for more events. The prospect of which went down well with the assembled throng. Dick Manning even managed to generate the prospect of 4 new Club Memberships for people attending as guests.

A good day all round – and the weather remained perfect for the drive home (hoods down for those with the option).


Russell & Mrs. Allard MGF

Brian & Helen Barwick MGF

Rob & Carolyn Berry MGF

Garry Chapman MGF

Dave & Pauline Johnson MGF

Dick Manning MGF

Kevin & Yvonne Matthews MGF

Barrie McElroy MGF

Ben & Jill McHenry MGF

Lance McKay & Cathy Goodall MGF

Stephen Wade MGF

John & Jenny Howard (Guests) MGF

Sharon & Adriaan Sakko (Guests) MGF

Geoff & Mrs. Burls MGF/TF & EV

Robin & Diddy Button MGF/TF

Roger & Nerida Dawe MGF/TF

Brian & Kath Golding MGF/TF

Darryl Kelly MGF/TF

John & Kate Kelly MGF/TF

Ian and Raelene Purdey MGF/TF

Haydn Reynolds MGF/TF

Jamie Robertson MGF/TF

Dave & Jackie Chapman (Guests) MGF/TF

Allan Finnie & Denise Langton MG ZT

Trevor & Helen Praite MG3

Dean & Jennifer Baker MG6

Berry Treffers MG6

Wes & Chris Bray ZS & 1100

Neil Williams Subaru

Dave & Ann Adams (Guests) Hyundai

Steve & Rita Connell (Guests)




Run Details:

Well at last we have the event planned .The run will be a bit more than normal as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the MGF . We all know it was last year but 2020 was a year we didn`t want to have .

The run will start at the rear car park of Veal gardens with a time of 10.30 am and start at 11.00 am .time will be about 90 mins ending up at the Cudlee Creek Tavern for a picture shoot and then lunch .

We would like to see many MGFs to attend so please contact Haydn Reynolds at hreynolds@internode.on.net to confirm your attendance .

Please refer to the road maps included for the complete route and details

MGF 25th Run Map





May 30
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Cudlee Creek Tavern
Opposite cnr Gorge Rd &, Redden Dr
Cudlee Creek, SA 5232 Australia
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Haydn Reynolds
Dick Manning
Neil Williams

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