Marjorie Halford

My love for MGs started when I was 8 years old.  My cousin came to Australia from England and his mode of transport just happened to be an MG TD.

My interest in cars developed when I accompanied my father to Sandown Racecourse which was in close proximity to the farm where I grew up.

For the next thirteen years I dreamt of owning an MG and it was not until I turned twenty-one that I was fortunate enough to buy, from Lanes Motors in Dandenong, a CKD Jet Red 1969 MGB Mk 2 with overdrive.  I then joined MGCC Victoria.

I worked as a secretary for several large Companies and also taught at Ashwood High School for five years.

I lived in Benalla for five years to manage my husband’s uncle’s property, before moving to our own property at Meredith.

Unfortunately, I had to sell the car five years later due to family circumstances.

After twenty-four years the urge to own an MG returned, but it had to be the same model as I had originally owned.  In 1994 after looking at many cars I stumbled upon a two-owner car which just happened to be mine. I re-joined the Car Club and the rest is history.

My original MG underwent a full restoration but, while competition started to interest me, I was not going to use this for competition.  I bought an MGB GT for that purpose which then led me to owning a series of MG models over the years. At this stage of my life, I am still competing as much as I can.

MGCC Victoria delivers many events, opportunities and projects that celebrate the MG Marque and it is aspirational in planning for a vibrant future.

I am very proud to be a part of the Foundation and its ability to provide funds towards future projects that would otherwise be not possible to achieve.