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CLUB HISTORY

The North Leicester MG Club (NLMGC) was founded in 2002, as an offshoot of the South Leicester MG Club (SLMGC).   It was an amicable split which was assisted by the then secretary of the SLMGC.

Starting with an initial core of four ex-SLMGC members, eight more people joined us in that first year, some of whom had shown interest at the Beaumanor Hall Classic Car and Transport Show, when visiting the SLMGC stand.  Of those original twelve members, nine are still with the club.

Meetings have been held in various locations over the years, with some moves being necessitated by lack of space for the growing membership, which now stands at over eighty.  Although most of our members live in the three boroughs of north Leicestershire, several come from the nearby counties of  Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

We have maintained contact with our South Leicester colleagues, occasionally competing against each other in various pub sports, such as skittles or darts, for the David Jarvis Trophy.  We also attend each others' annual classic car runs:  the South's Ratae Run and our own Charnwood Caper

JOINING THE CLUB

If you are already the owner of any model of MG, or if you are thinking of buying one, just come along to one of our meetings to chat to our members and find out a bit more about us. 

To join the club, all you need to do is fill in a membership form.  The details you supply will only be used for club administration purposes.  There is no annual membership fee.    

TYPICAL CLUB ACTIVITIES

Each year, usually in May, the club organises a nationally advertised classic and sports car run.  Called the CHARNWOOD CAPER, it is run  over a distance of 60 or more miles, mainly along country lanes in Leicestershire and the surrounding counties.   

We also organise several shorter runs throughout the year, for club members only.  These are usually centred around a breakfast venue at the start, or a lunchtime venue at the finish. 

We regularly have a stand at the annual Beaumanor Hall Classic Car and Vehicle Show, which is normally held in late July.  In 2016, we increased our stand size from 20 to 30 cars, and these places were quickly snapped up by our members.  The Stamford Classic Car Show, usually in August, is another show which we turn out for.  Local classic car "meets" also give our members a reason to wash and polish their MGs.   

Many of our members also take part in classic car runs organised by other MG clubs.  These include the Ratae Run (organised by the South Leicester MG Club) and the Snowdon Run (organised by the LLandudno MG Owners' Club).  In 2016, thirteen North Leicester MGs made the trip to North Wales.  The Stilton Cheese Run, usually in May, is another favourite.  

On the social front, we hold an annual New Year Dinner, in early January.  We also organise several club weekends away each year.   One favourite is to Llanerchindda Farm in the Brecon Beacons, where the hosts organise a couple of long runs around the hills and valleys, and another is to Whitby, from where some of our members organise runs around the moors and dales on two days of the mini-break.

Many of the pictures on the
CLUB CARS
page show our members' cars taking part in organised events.

CLUB SET UP

We have a number of CLUB OFFICIALS who carry out the administrative functions and organise club activities.  They are elected at the club AGM each year in February.

The club is affiliated to the  MG Owners' Club and the MG Car Club.  You do not need to be a member of either to be a member of the North Leicester MG Club, although many of  us are.   

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