MG cars on parade for 175 pop-up display

A rare 1948 MG TC will be a feature of this month’s Howick 175 Pop-Up Classic Car Display. Photo supplied

In this 175th anniversary year, Howick’s transport history is being celebrated every second Saturday of the month with the pop-up classic car display at the historic Fencible Walk Park in the middle of Howick Village.

For August 13, the MG Car Club is organising a special display of classic sports cars which have been familiar to east Auckland residents since the 1940s and are still popular today.

One of the organisers, Darryl Bretherton, comments, “A highlight will be having a 1948 MG TC on display.

“With significant modifications, the car has participated in beach races at Muriwai and racing events at Whangarei, Waipu, Ardmore, Levin and Ohakea.

“It has mixed with racing royalty, including Bruce McLaren at a local hill climb when Bruce was racing his Cooper Climax.

“These days the car wears its original body and wooden floorboards rather than the racing cycle guards and lightened aluminium body it once had.”

A good number of MGs will be displayed on Saturday morning (August 13).

Any east Auckland residents wanting to display their MGs should contact Darryl 021857715 or Steve 021 656024.