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2018 Events   

Gathering of the Clans, 2018

MG Cars & Jazz on the Lawn Drum Castle Event, 2018

Solstice run, 2018                         Club visit to Shetland Classic Show

Visit to AW Autotech, 2018           Warm-up Run, 2018

2017 Events

MG Cars & Jazz on the Lawn: Drum Castle Event, 2017

Glamis Castle event, 2017           Club Solstice Run, 2017 

Club at Crathes Rally, 2017         Transport Museum, 2017 

Drive-it Day, 2017                        Warm-up run, 2017 

Mull Adventure, 2017

2016 Events

Gathering of the Clans, 2016        MG participation in the Royal Deeside Speedfest   

MG Cars and Music on the Lawn, Drum Castle, 2016

Club Solstice Run, 2016              Shetland Classic Motor Show  

Warm-up run, April  West Coast Wander, April 1–3

2015 Events

Christmas Dinner, 2015               Gathering of the Clans, September     Classic Cars and Jazz on the Lawn, Drum Castle, August

MGs at Glamis Extravaganza       MGs at Kildrummy Rally                      Solstice Run, June                      

Outing to The Kelpies, May          Drive-it Day, April                                Warm-up run, April

2014 Events

Outing to Elgin, September           Drum Castle Event, August                Rrallye Day, Keith, June

Castles Run, May                          Warm-up run, April

2013 Events

Transport Museum, October          Abernyte, September                        Drum Castle Event, August

Solstice Run, June                         Falkirk Wheel, May                           Drive-it Day, April

2012 Events

Drum Castle Event, August           Stanley Mills, July

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Gathering of the Clans, September 2018

The annual event (organized by Tayside MGOC) in which MG clubs gather at the Doune Antiques Centre for a final get-together before cold weather creeps in.  The event was blessed with year with zero rain.  More than 80 MGs attended, including fine representatives of modern, classic and vintage models.

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MG Cars and Jazz on the lawn at Drum Castle

Our annual Club event was the biggest ever, with 66 MG cars entered and more than 800 members of the public attending.  Singer Cindy Douglas, accompanied by her trio, provided music for the afternoon, and an array of stalls provided additional entertainment.

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Club Solstice Run, June 21st 2018

On a sunny summer solstice evening, fifteen MGs set off from Stonehaven to Fettercairn via country roads for dinner at the Ramsay Arms.  Club Treasurer John Chessor took these elegant photos mid drive.

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Club cars visit Shetland Classic Motor Show, 2018

Five cars from the Aberdeen MGOC were represented at this year's Shetland Classic Motor Show.  Members and their partners travelled to and from Shetland via Orkney so they could enjoy the delight of both Northern Isles.


                                                                                                    Aberdeen MGOC entries at the Shetland Classic Motor Show.

Club visit to AW Autotech, April 2018

Warm thanks are due to Alan Wallace and his staff at AW Autotech in Aberdeen, for hosting a club morning at their garage.  Members were allowed to have minor rectification work, servicing and inspections carried out on the ramps. Proceeds from a raffle, organized by Al Leonard, and donations for the work done raised a total of £206 for the British Heart Foundation.  Thanks are due, too, to Graham Rettie, from our club, who set up the meeting and furnished the bacon and sausage rolls on his barbecue!  AW Autotech is clearly an excellent place to take a classic car for service and repair.

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                                                                                                     Nothing better than to take a peek under an MG.

Warm-up run, April 2018

14 MG cars (plus two others substituting for MGs still off the road!) assembled in Kingswells Park'n'Ride car park for this year's annual warm-up run.  The sun shone enough for drivers to keep their hoods down as they rode via North Deeside and Strathdon to the Kildrummy Inn for an excellent lunch.

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                                                                                                                                      Some of the participating MGs.

MG Cars & Jazz on the Lawn, Drum Castle, 2017

Fifty-nine MG cars took part in the annual Drum Castle event on August 6th.  To a background of jazz music performed by Cindy Douglas and her backing trio, a record number of people attended the club's special day.  The sun peeped at intervals from behind the cloud cover, and illuminated a superb range of beautifully maintained MGs, ranging from a 1933 MG J3 (voted the car most entrants would like to take home with them) to a 2015 MG3.  The RNLI and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf charities put on displays.


                                                                                                                           Aerial view of the Drum Castle event.

Glamis Castle Transport Extravaganza, 2017

Several members of the Aberdeen MGOC participated as guests of Tayside MGOC at this year's Glamis Castle event.  Our hosts from Tayside Club did a superb job with their stand, which boasted 70 cars and won first prize for a stand.  These photos are a small selection of the cars on view.










         Circle of 'oldie' MGs on the Tayside Club stand.

Club Solstice Run, June 21st, 2017

The weather decided to celebrate the longest day of the year with cascades of rain.  Over 30 MGOC participants splashed off on their annual run from Banchory to Fettercairn, with smiles on faces despite the foul conditions.  We followed an interesting route, devised by John and Jill Chessor, with the traditional stop to admire the view (thick fog) from the Cairn O'Mount summit.  Proceedings ended with a meal at the Ramsay Arms in Fettercairn.  The prize for most correct answers to the en-route quiz was won by Carl and Helen Everard.

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MGs pause to take in the view from Cairn O'Mount lookout.

Club presence at the Crathes Vintage Car Rally, May 28, 2017

The Aberdeen MGOC was represented at the Crathes Rally by a block of MGBs and Midgets, flanked by the club banners.  Elsewhere, some seriously old, beautifully preserved examples of MGs were on show.

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                                     Club banner with MGBs aplenty

MGOC visit to Grampian Transport Museum, Alford

Our regular Thursday evening in May took us to the Alford Transport Museum.  Mike Ward, the museum curator, gave an orientation talk, then the Club members were free to explore the museum at their own pace.  The evening ended with sandwiches and hot drinks, ably served by John and Jill.  Many thanks to Martyn Jeffrey, the MGOC member who serves on the museum board and set up the visit for us.

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MGs arrive at the Grampian Transport Museum.

MGs at the Drive-it Day outing, April 2017

Drive-it Day is an annual event open to all types of vintage cars.  Over 100 Aberdeen participants assembled in bright sunshine at the Beach Boulevard to set off on a run to Drum Castle, via the restored Deeside Railway Station at Crathes.  The MG count among the cars in the event was particularly notable; among the many Bs and Midgets were a few earlier examples of the marque.  A great day out for MG petrolheads.

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MGB Midget sets off for Drum Castle from the Deeside Railway Station.

Club Warm-up run, April 2017

A record 38 club members participated in a 35-mile warm-up run in countryside north of Aberdeen on April 13th.  The run ended at the Garlogie Inn, where drivers and their navigators enjoyed a tasty meal and convivial company.

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Thirteen MGs line up for the start of the warm-up run.  (Photograph by Roger Key)

Outing to Mull, April 2017

A dozen club members drove their MGs to Mull for the first club outing of the year.  To avoid bunching in convoys on Mull's mostly single-track roads, participants were free to explore the island in their own time and manner.  The only group gatherings were there fore at the hotel and the ferries.

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Part of the MG line-up from the Mull adventure.

Gathering of the Clans, Doune, September 25th, 2016

One hundred and four MG cars from all over Scotland descended on Doune for the annual Gathering of the Clans event, organized by members of Tayside and Kingdom MG Owners' Clubs.  Thanks to Roger Key for the photos. 

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A handsome MGA at the Gathering of the Clans

MGs at the Royal Deeside Speedfest, August 21st 2016

The Aberdeen MG Owners' Club and the MG Car Club were both represented at the first Speedfest held at Kincardine O'Neil castle.

Heavy rain during the previous night meant cars had to be towed into position, but the weather held fine for the event itself.

MG Cars and Music on the Lawn, August 7th, 2016

Sixty MG cars gathered in the sunshine on the lawn of Drum Castle to enjoy an afternoon of MG gossip, jazz from the Cindy Douglas Quartet other entertainments and great company.

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Club Solstice Run, June, 2016

Fourteen MGs and 25 people participated in this year's run, ably organized by Ricahrd Burke.  A drive across country, accomopanied by an observation quiz, ended with a meal in the Old Post Office Restaurant, Auchenblae.

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Shetland Classic Motor Show, June, 2016

Four cars from Aberdeen MGOC were joined by two from the Tayside Club as we set off from Aberdeen harbour on the ferry to Shetland.  This set of photos focuses on MG cars at the Shetland show: there were many other types, including heavy vehicles, buses, motor bikes and bicycles.

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MGs among a mixed line-up of classic cars await the Shetland ferry at Aberdeen harbour.