Jan 04 2008

Club History Milestones

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Milestones In The History Of The Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

In 2020, the Ottawa MG Club celebrated it's 30th year in operation. Club member Mike Price created another special poem for the occasion.

Click here to see the special wall mounted display piece created for this anniversary:

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Two new events were introduced in 2019: the Photo Op Day in Spencerville, and the very first NEXT MGeneration Driving Event to Almonte

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2018 was filled to the brim with Technical Sessions in club member Adrian Sawyer's garage and a visit to the Vintage Wings organization.

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OMGC Celebrates Canada 150 in 2017 with 2 LOGO versions ORIGINAL - REVISED

Click here to see pictures of the 3-part special event: Mocktail Town; BBQ Village & Cake Place

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There were MG Car Show & Tell Sessions at local high schools in 2016.

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In 2015, the Ottawa MG Club celebrated it's Silver Jubilee [25 years in operation].

View the Silver Jubilee Grill Badges distributed to each club member

View the Club Mascots: Cecil & Kimberly Abingdon

View the multi-paged Silver Jubilee Event Memory Booklet

View the OMGC Silver Jubilee Magnetic Sign

Club member Mike Price created a poem about the club formation and it's founding members.

Click here to see the special wall mounted, framed display piece for this anniversary:

Also, in 2015, a group of Morgan drivers & navigators visited Ottawa and the OMGC on their tour called "Morgans Over America"

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OMGC Hosts NAMGAR GT-39 in 2014. View the event LOGO

Click here to view lots of pictures from this grant event!

Click here to see the MGs at the show!

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Peter & Kerith Buckingham Travel Around The World and Visit Ottawa in 2013

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OMGC Celebrates MGB 50th Anniversary in 2012 with a special presentation of the first MGB off the line at Abingdon, using Norm Mouldy’s 1962 Iris Blue B, and Special keepsakes for each club member.

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In 2011 the club conducted a Drive-In Movie Night as well as a visit to the Ottawa Baseball Stadium

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OMGC Celebrates MG-80 in 2010 with an Octagon Performance

And a weekend get-away to the Picton area in Ontario for a Discover Wapoos Weekend

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Roy Locock Drive Around The World and Visit Ottawa in 2009 in Bridget the Midget

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In 2008, a driving event called the TriuMGee pitted the OMGC against the OVTC

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In 2002 the OMGC Route 66 Rally was conducted by club members Dave & Helen Moore.

And the Club celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the MGB, with a Car Show & Party

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The Gumball Rally, hosted by club members Bill & Joy Curnoe was started in 2000.

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For several years, starting in 2000, the OMGC attended the Ottawa Byward Market Car Display

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The annual presentation of the Hugo Leech Memorial Award trophy was introduced in 1999.

You can click here to read about Hugo; one of the 2 founding members of the Ottawa MG Club

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OMGC Spring Tune Up events has been operating since 1998 (with the first one being held at Miniman near the Carp Road)

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An event called The Big-Secret-Rally-Ride was conducted in 1998 alongside the Ottawa Virago Motorcycle Club.

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An overnight event known as the Cheapo-Cheapo has been running (on and off) since 1997. The first event was called the Cheapo-Cheapo 100 and came with a lapel pin for participants.

Ask some of the older club members why it was called the "Chepo-Cheapo 100"

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In 1995, the first OMGC Garage Tour took place in the garage at club member Gordon Timbers place

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A Croquet Match with the Ottawa Valley Triumph Club was conducted annually (starting in 1993). The trophy was so ugly, teams did their best to NOT win it!

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Fall Colour Runs were introduced in 1992. Chili & buns were always involved.

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In 1991, the OMGC hosted the first Monte Carleton Rally. A trophy was awarded annually.

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OMGC was established in 1990 View the Club LOGO

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