Mercedes-Benz Club of Queensland
Australian Capital Territory Club Concours
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Sunday 26th of September 2021
Maree and Gavan Hood, owners of HAPP Hoists have kindly provided us with access to their property for this technical session.
There is a large shed with two hoists for us to use.
Please bring your car and your problems (only mechanical problems) for a relaxed morning staring at the underside of your vehicle.
The Club is fortunate to have a number of members that have a wealth of Mercedes knowledge and are willing to share that information with other members.
It will also be a great day for networking with other members.
9:00am - 12;30pm
BYO Morning Tea.
114 Eggersdorf Road, Ormeau
Location Tip: Look for their laneway beside and open field with MB Flags fluttering in the breeze.
Contact / RSVP : Steve Callaghan 0423 847 164 or email@example.com
October Monthly meeting will not be held on Wednesday the 6th of October
Alternative Monthly Meeting
Sunshine Coast Antique Car Club Visit
Saturday the 2nd of October
9:30am for 10:00am Start
Venue: SCACC Clubrooms
Nambour Showgrounds, directions below.
Agenda : Morning Tea will be provided.
10:00am MBCQ Meeting, followed by a small talk from SCACC club member, Norman Garland
There will be a display of SCACC vehicles present for inspection.Visit their website www.scacc.org.au
What a great opportunity to meet and greet other car collectors and share our common interests.
There’s plenty to do on the Sunshine Coast, organise an after meeting lunch somewhere with your fellow members.
Please RSVP urgently by the close of business Wednesday the 29th of September.
You can register via MBCQ website
Enter Showgrounds via Main entrance on Coronation Avenue Nambour, Turn left at the main Entrance then left again head up the hill to the SCACC Club Rooms.
Our thanks to MBCQ & SCACC club member Rick Thurgood, Norman Garland and members of the SCACC.
BOOKED OUT , Sorry
The Ghost Train Drive
October Saturday 9th - Monday 11th
We will be visiting Boolboonda Tunnel on the way to Gayndah. Boolboonda Tunnel is an abandoned heritage-listed railwaytunnel at Tunnel Road, on the Gin Gin/Mt Perry Road. The tunnel is 192 metres in length making it the longest unsupported man-made tunnel in Queensland. Its construction represented an important engineering feat for rail transport in Queensland. We will be able to drive through and return. Hopefully, there will be plenty of photo opportunities.
We will make 2 mini lunch stops at Maryborough and Gin Gin to coincide with the collection of any members from the Wide Bay group.
Number of Rooms: 18
Essential equipment: Picnic set and tables and chairs
Saturday 9th October
Brisbane to Gayndah with stops at Maryborough and Gin Gin
Total distance: approx. 560km Total travelling w/o stops: 6.25hrs
Brisbane to Maryborough
Approx.distance: approx. 215km Approx travelling time: approx. 2.5 hrs
7:00am - depart BP Roadhouse Northbound Burpengary [UBD Map 58 L18] to arrive at Oliver’s Real Food, North Maryborough at approx. 9:30am
Maryborough to Gin Gin
Approx.distance: approx. 110km Approx travelling time: approx. 1.25 hrs
10:00am - depart Oliver’s Real Food, North Maryborough arriving at Gin Gin Clock Tower Park (north end) at approx. 11:15pm
Gin Gin to Boolboonda Tunnel
Approx.distance: Approx. 40 km Approx travelling time: approx. 30 mins
12:00pm - depart Gin Gin Clock Tower Park (north end) arriving at Boolboonda Tunnel at approx. 12:30pm
[Warning: There will be 8km of gravel road to the tunnel to test the hardiest of us]
Boolboonda Tunnel to Gayndah
Approx.distance: approx. 180 km Approx travelling time: approx. 2 hrs
[Please Note: This section of road will have single strip bitumen in parts – we are going country after all!!]
1:30pm – depart Boolboonda Tunnel. As you come into Mt Perry turn right onto the Monto/Mt Perry Rd (State Route 12). Approx 25.3km from the turn-off, turn left onto the Kerwee Rd heading for Ceratodus (43.4km) and Eidsvold. At Ceratodus, turn left and head on the Burnett Hwy arriving in Gayndah at approx. 3:30pm at Country Roads Motor Inn, 56 Capper St, Gayndah. [Mob: 0484 772 415]
[Please Note: this route is the only all-bitumen road from Mt Perry to Ceratodus]
5:00pm: BYO drinks and nibbles get together remembering social distancing followed by a BBQ carpark dinner
hosted by Graham Orr. Picnic gear is essential for the dinner as there is limited furniture available.
Sunday 10 th October - Gayndah
8:00am – 9:30am – breakfast hosted by Graham Orr
Monday 10 th October – home
Following breakfast, return home or continue your exploration of the district
$410/couple - which includes 2 nights’ accommodation, 2 dinners, and Sunday morning breakfast
or $380/couple - which includes 2 nights’ accommodation and 2 dinners
or $325/single - which includes 2 nights’ accommodation, 2 dinners, and Sunday morning breakfast
or $310/single - which includes 2 nights’ accommodation and 2 dinners
$205/ shared single - which includes 2 nights’ accommodation, 2 dinners, and Sunday morning breakfast for a total of $410
or $190/shared single - which includes 2 nights’ accommodation and 2 dinners for a total of $380 for two
Deadline for payment is Friday 10 th Sept. Direct deposit into the club’s Suncorp Account: BSB 484 799, A/C No. 200009415
with the reference membership number/name/gayndah.
Please Note: When you make your payment please contact Terry Philip at firstname.lastname@example.org so your payment
can be registered.
7:00am - Noon
Brad McKernan and Kip McIntyre have invited MBCQ members to their open morning in Kippa-Ring.
Check out the website...www.mckernanrestoration.com.au
Please RSVP SMS Phil on 0414 333301 or register via the MBCQ Website.
Rafting Ground Reserve is a lush sprawling oasis of green with a creek winding through it on the edge of Brookfield and Kenmore. The scenic reserve takes its name and its history back to when it was used by early settlers in the 1860s and 70s as a launching pad for timber that had been felled from the Sir Herbert Taylor Ranges forests and was transported to the site by bullock wagon.
Note: BYO morning tea and picnic lunch with picnic table and chairs.
10:30am: Meet at the Rafting Ground Reserve, Moggill Rd, Brookfield [UBD Map 177 F13] for morning tea and a picnic lunch.
RSVP your interest by Sunday 10th October with Terry Philip
Ph: 0488049497 or email@example.com
This is our third attempt to raise this event. Firstly, it was the fires in late 2019 followed by Covid in the middle of 2020 that prevented the club from holding this run. The management have been most understanding and co-operative so I believe we owe it to the hotel to have a good roll-up.
Maximum Number: 80
10:00am: Meet for BYO morning tea at Esk Memorial Park, cnr of Ipswich St and Highlands St, Esk
11:00am: Depart Esk Memorial Park for the Grand Old Crow Hotel, 32 William St. Crows Nest.
Driving Instructions: From Esk, head west on the Esk-Hampton Rd heading for Hampton. Turn right at Hampton on the New England Hwy and head for Crows Nest.
Approx travelling time: 45 mins.
Cost: $20/person for a two course alternate drop lunch.
Deadline for payment is Friday 15th October. For bookings contact Terry Philip, phone 0488049 497 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any dietary requirements.
Payment can be made directly to the club’s Suncorp account: Mercedes Benz Club of Qld Inc, BSB 484-799, A/C 200009415 with the reference Membership No/Surname/Oct
Wednesday November the 3rd
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Cnr Moggill & Harrys Road
WH Yeo Park is a huge space with plenty of shade. Picnic shelters with picturesque outlooks, barbeques and toilet facilities make this a great spot for a day-long outing or picnic, as does the close proximity to shops. The sandy Thompson’s Beach is sheltered and waters are generally calm.
10:30am: Meet at W.H.Yeo Park, 2-30 Eagle St, Victoria Point [UBD Map 226 P4]
BYO Morning tea and picnic lunch with tables and chairs
RSVP your interest by Sunday 7th November with Terry Philip
Ph: 0488 049 497 or email@example.com
Sunday 21st of November 2021
Monthly Run – Harrigan’s Calypso Bay
BRUNCH – 9.00 to 11.00
Calypso Bay is a nice drive through the cane fields and is an easy half way mark between Brisbane and Gold Coast members, even closer for those in between.
Harrigan’s captures the traditional Irish pub atmosphere set beside the calm and sheltered waters of southern Moreton Bay.
The genuine friendly staff have organised seating for us in the sheltered cabana area overlooking the neighbouring Marina and have arranged for our cars to be parked together on the lawn, gates will be opened at 8.30.
Harrigan's Lane Jacob Wells
One item on the Brunch menu is ‘Big Irish Breaky’ but sorry there’s no haggis – see menu here
https://harrigansdriftinn.com.au/sunday-brunch/ - gluten free options available.
RSVP Ken Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 14 th November, 2021
Bundaberg Christmas Bush Bash Weekend
Saturday 27th November – Monday 29th November 2021
This weekend is in conjunction with the Annual Wide Bay Christmas Lunch. For the sake of simplicity members are asked to contact Waverley Cameron (Mob: 0418 755 387) directly if they wish to make a reservation for the Sunday lunch. Terry and Geoff will NOT be involved with the Sunday Christmas lunch bookings.
Apartments available: 3 bedroom (ocean view) – 2; 1 and 2 bedroom (ocean view) – 11; 1 and 2 bedroom (sunset view) – 9
Please Note: Members may wish to share the accommodation. Confirmed accommodation does not guarantee your attendance at the Wide Bay Christmas Lunch.Not everyone will be able to attend the Christmas Lunch and it will be at members’ expense.
Saturday 27th November
Depart Morayfield via Kilcoy, Blackbutt, Nanango, Goomeri, Ban Ban Springs, Childers to Bargara
Approx. Distance: 450km Approx Travel Time: 5.5 hours (excluding morning tea and lunch)
Meet at BP Roadhouse North Caboolture [UBD Map 58 L18] for an 8:15am departure. Head north on the Bruce Hwy taking the Caboolture exit signs for Kilcoy (8.6km). Continue on D’Aguilar Hwy (Route 85) passing through Kilcoy, Blackbutt and Yarraman. Continue through Yarraman on Burnett Hwy (A3) stopping at Nanango (BYO morning tea stop of 30 mins), continuing to Goomeri and Ban Ban Springs. At Ban Ban Springs, turn right onto Isis Hwy (A52) signs for Biggenden/Childers.
Lunch (1 hour) will be in Biggenden at members’ expense.
After lunch continue on the Isis Hwy (A52) for Childers. At Childers turn right on National Hwy A1 (signs for Maryborough). After 1.8km turn left onto Goodwood Rd (signs for Woodgate Beach). Continue for 50km to Bundaberg. In Bundaberg Goodwood Rd becomes Barolin St (2km). Turn right into Walker St which becomes Fe Walker St and continue onto Burnett Heads Rd (7.5km). At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Bargara Rd/Bundaberg-Bargara Rd. Continue to follow Bundaberg-Bargara Rd (approx. 6km).
Time your arrival for approx. 4pm at your destination – The Point Resort,19 - 25 The Esplanade, Bargara QLD
5:00pm: BYO drinks and nibbles get together remembering social distancing followed by a BBQ dinner hosted by Graham Orr.
Sunday 28th November –Bundaberg
Poolside Breakfast – 8:30am – poolside
Morning – free time to enjoy Bargara
11:30am - Christmas Lunch – Rowers on the River, Bundaberg Rowing Club, 1 Toonburra St, Bundaberg Central
Please Note: Members will need to contact Waverley Cameron directly (Mob: 0418 755 387) to make a reservation for the Christmas Lunch.
Afternoon – free time or visit an historical site eg the Hinkler Museum
5:00pm: BYO drinks and nibbles get together remembering social distancing followed by a BBQ dinner hosted by Graham Orr.
Monday 29th November
Return to Brisbane or extend your stay in Bundaberg.
Accommodation at The Point Resort (prices do NOT include the Christmas Lunch):
One bedroom apartment (ocean view with full kitchen and laundry facilities) includes 2 nights’ accommodation, Saturday and Sunday night dinners and Sunday breakfast - $520/couple
Two bedroom apartment (ocean view with full kitchen and laundry facilities) includes 2 nights’ accommodation, Saturday and Sunday night dinners and Sunday breakfast - $710/2 couples sharing
Three bedroom apartment (ocean view with full kitchen and laundry facilities) includes 2 nights’ accommodation, Saturday and Sunday night dinners and Sunday breakfast - $920/3 couples sharing
One bedroom apartment (sunset view with full kitchen and laundry facilities) includes 2 nights’ accommodation, Saturday and Sunday night dinners and Sunday breakfast - $490/couple
Two bedroom apartment (sunset view with full kitchen and laundry facilities) includes 2 nights’ accommodation, Saturday and Sunday night dinners and Sunday breakfast - $660/2 couples sharing
For singles, please contact Geoff Greensill ( email@example.com ) for a price.
Local club members are encouraged to join us for the two dinners and Sunday breakfast. The cost will be $25/dinner/adult and $15/adult for Sunday breakfast. If interested, please contact Terry Philip - details below.
Deadline for payment is Friday 29th October. For bookings contact Terry Philip by email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating any dietary requirements.
Payment can be made directly to the club’s Suncorp account: Mercedes Benz Club of Qld Inc, BSB 484-799, A/C 200009415 with the reference Membership No/Surname/Bundy.
Wide Bay Christmas Lunch
Sunday 28th November 2021
An invitation from Waverley Cameron (Wide Bay) to attend their Christmas lunch on Sunday the 28th at Rowers on the river.
2 Toonburra St. Bundaberg Central…$30.00 per head, alternate drop RSVP to Waverley ( 0418 755 387) by the 23rd of November.
Payment at the door, please arrive after 11:30am, not before.
Wednesday 1st of December 2021
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Used Car Division
Ann Street Fortitude Valley
The last of the technical events for 2021 for the year at 4 different venues, A big thanks to Three Point Classic.
This is your chance to mix with fellow members and discuss mechanical problems/fixes. Hoists will be available with workshop staff to supervise.
As always the more members who attend the more information that changes hands, if you have a mechanical background this is your chance to shine and help other members with your advice.
Room for one more couple only
Departure Brisbane the 20th Jan 2022 QF 193 at 0930
Transfer to Paradise Hotel Evening Fish Fry Dinner ( a very popular tour)
21st Half day Island tour afternoon evening at leisure
22nd Breakfast bush walk afternoon evening at leisure (a popular tour)
23rd Convict settlement tour morning tea afternoon evening at leisure
24th Day at leisure shopping duty free Progressive dinner
25th Transfer to Airport departure 1510 QF 1942 at 1510
COST of MBCQ Discover Norfolk Island Tour.
Double $ 1699 per person, Twin Share
Package / Price: Includes Flights, Transfers, Accomodation, Breakfasts, Tours and 2 Diners. Fun is FREE.
Single $1899 per person
Package / Price: Includes Flights, Transfers, Accomodation, Breakfasts, Tours and 2 Diners. Good company is FREE
THERE ARE ONLY TWENTY SIX PLACES AVAILABLE
12 x double rooms and two x single rooms
Deposit of $250 payable by months end final payment due end November.
DETAILS FOR PAYMENT WILL BE IN NEXT EMAIL.
MEMBERS WHO WISH TO CONFIRM THEIR BOOKING PLEASE EMAIL TERRY AT EVENTS@MBCQ.COM.AU ASAP.
Bookings will be on a first come first in
There is accommodation further outside of town in cottage style, I am not sure if I can arrange it, but if needed I will investigate .
Further details will be in the next email.
Runs and events
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