Geelong MG Classic Car Show
The Geelong MG Car Club’s Classic Car Show is an annual show of classic cars held on the magnificent lawns of Steam Packet gardens on Geelong’s waterfront.
The event is open to all brands of classic cars, but being an event run by MG enthusiasts the turn out of this much loved British brand is huge, with cars ranging from the TA series of the 1930s up to the popular MGB series of the 1960’s and 70’s. A few cars the 90’s and 2000’s include the MG F, TF and even the very rare RV8 also often make an appearance at the show along with several other brands of classic cars from Britain and around the world.
The MG Brand was founded in 1924 and is best known in Australia for their 2 seat sports cars that were produced up until 1980. The brand was revived in the early 80s as a range of badge engineered sports versions of several Austin models we never received in Australia. MG’s true resurrection as a sports car maker came in 1995 when the all new MGF was released, things were looking up for the brand and its sister company (Rover) for a time in the early 2000’s, but its years of turbulent ownership finally caught up with the group in 2005 when MG Rover went into administration. Today the MG Brand is owned by the Chinese group SAIC and new cars are no longer available in Australia, but this has not dampened the enthusiasm for MG’s past products down under.
The MG Car Club’s Classic Car Show is generally held in March every year, to take advantage of “convertible weather”, the next event is scheduled for the 8th of March 2015.