Answers to questions you might have about the club
Firstly we should tell you that buying an MG is not like buying most other cars. You have immediately joined a special club and as you drive along the road you will notice that other MG owners will be waving or flashing lights to say hello, particularly classic car owners. When did that ever happen to you in your Ford, Nissan, BMW or Vauxhall?
Our club covers Exeter and the surrounding area but we are happy to see anyone from anywhere who wishes to join us as many do. We have members in Holland and New Zealand and are in regular contact with them thanks to the internet. We are part if the national MG Owners Club but you do not have to be a member of the national club to join us.
The club was established in 1979 and exists for the social enjoyment of it’s members and their cars whatever model or year of MG you have, although just an interest in MG’s is OK as well. So if you have an MG or not and you have not experienced the fun and friendship of belonging to your local club we recommend you join in now. We make no demands on you and just hope you enjoy what we have to offer. All are welcome and the social experience of owning an MG should not be missed.
We have numerous activities throughout the year, usually involving driving MG’s but not always. Most months we organise a fully routed Sunday drive which tends to end in a Devonshire pub for a good carvery. We don’t ask for any fee at all to book a place on our runs and only ask that if you have booked with the run organiser and then can’t make it you let them know so that we are not waiting at the start point for you. In addition we attend several classic car shows in the Devon area generally having our own stand to display our cars on. The biggest show we take part in during each summer is at Powderham Castle in early July.
Every year we hold our very popular “Moor 2 Sea” run which attracts entries from far and wide. We regularly have weekends away often joining other MGOC groups on their annual runs as well as touring holidays according to wherever and whenever members want to go. France and Spain are among the places we have regularly traveled to sometimes obtaining discounted ferry tickets.
The club is run by an elected committee who each have a portfolio. Having said that we are a relaxed bunch and wish no more than our members enjoy themselves. We also have our valuable volunteers who step up when asked to help with a variety of jobs that come up during the show season and at other times such as the Moor 2 Sea event.
There is a one off joining fee of just £10 to become a member our club and unlike most other clubs we do not have an annual subscription.
New members and visitors are always welcome to our social meetings. Just come along for a friendly informal evening with a quiz, a raffle and a chat. If you do have any problems with your car then there is no better place to discuss it. Collectively we have decades worth of ownership and knowledge that we are happy to share with anyone.
We presently meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for the time being except December, at 7.30pm. We have moved to our new venue as of January 12th 2022, as the old one is no longer suitable due to the number of members who are now attending our social nights. The new venue is The Cat & Fiddle, Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DP. You could start the night before the meeting with a meal as they serve good food at a reasonable price in comfortable surroundings.