Brass Monkey 2017
On 2 July 2017 you get your chance to again chase the Brass Monkey to a charity breakfast with various options for a return run.
WHAT IS THE BRASS MONKEY ALL ABOUT?
The Brass Monkey is an annual open invitation event and the premier run for roadsters and adventurous sports car enthusiasts out of Sydney. The event is over 20 years old and has attracted up to 250 participants who possess a good sense of adventure and humour for a charity breakfast. The Brass Monkey should be on all enthusiasts’ bucket list if you love a great drive on a cold crisp frosty morn in the middle of winter at your chosen pace through the countryside to start your day. It is not a cannonball run on public roads.
WHY GET OUT OF BED FOR A DAWN BUSTER RUN?
If you have never been part of the Brass Monkey then don’t be discouraged by a dawn buster run over the Blue Mountains to Mudgee because you think it is too early, dark and cold. The Brass Monkey has attracted thousands of motoring enthusiasts over the past 20 years. It is an experience that is worth getting out of bed at sparrows fart to enjoy in the middle of winter. Appropriately dressed with the roof down (or windows down in a tin top) and heater on, you will participate and enjoy in a memorable fun run to raise some money for CareFlight, a very worthy cause.
WHAT IS THE ROUTE?
Get to Mudgee whichever way you chose for the Brass Monkey Breakfast serving between 8:30am and 9:30am. The Brass Monkey starts running under the stars at 6:00am down the M4 and waits for nobody. Chose your own route or join the route taken by the MX-5 Club of NSW chasing the Brass Monkey down the M4 and along Great Western Highway all the way to Lithgow to follow the Castlereagh Highway to Mudgee.
The Breakfast Club will conduct two runs home open to all attending this event. Weather permitting the long run will keep on back roads through Rylstone, Kandos and Ilford to Sofala then on the Bathurst, Tarana and Lithgow before returning over the Blue Mountains.
The Hunter Chapter will have a run back to the Hunter Valley through Rylestone, Bylong and Denman. All runs will head off from outside the RSL Club at 10:00am.
The Brass Monkey Breakfast is a ticket only event and MUST be prepurchased. Entrants must also complete the form via the BOOK NOW button. A breakfast ticket costs $25 per person which includes a small donation to CareFlight. There are two options to purchase a ticket:
- Send a stamped self addressed envelope with $25pp in notes to Brass Monkey Breakfast, PO Box 2230 Burwood North, NSW, 2134 to be received by Friday 23 June 2017 OR
- Pay $25pp by direct deposit and collect your tickets on the day - Reference: Brass (MemberNo) OR Brass (Surname) BSB: 062401 Account: 10080286 Name: Mazda MX-5 Club of New South Wales,
APPROVED CLUB RESELLER
If a CAMS affiliated club wishes to be a reseller of breakfast tickets to its members then please contact Michael Soulos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will be run whatever the weather conditions on the day with no refunds as all surplus funds will be given as a donation to CareFlight.
DISTANCE : Eastern Creek to Mudgee RSL is approx 230km
TYPE OF RUN : Strictly a point-to-point waypoint run, no run leader, route map or run sheets.
RUN GRADING : It is up to the individual driver to set their own pace and grading to suit their preferences.
FUN RATING : Five (5) Stars
Set out below are the names of persons currently registered to chase the Brass Monkey to Mudgee in 2017 as at 29 June 2017. There are two columns of names, the first being the first name registered on line. FOr late entrants who have not paid on line, we will collect the $25 at the Mudgee Club before breakfast.
|First Name Registered||Second Name Registered|
|Warren Alderson||Andrew Bridge|
|Peter Alexander||Annie Alexander|
|Nathan Bentley||Andy Welsh|
|Nakhil Bhandaro||Akhil Bhandaro*|
|David Boyes||Lyn Davis|
|John Bramley||Jeanette Bramley|
|Grant Briggs||Jackie Briggs|
|Steven Brinton||Susan Brinton|
|Jason Brown||Amanda Jeffery|
|James Burke*||Susan Dunnigan#|
|Mark Bury||Ida Jaros|
|Greg Byrne||Pip Byrne|
|Rob Charlwood||Nyree Charlwood|
|Josh Fitzgerald||Lindsay Green|
|Graham Fletcher#||Gillian Fletcher#|
|Richard Forrest||Sharon Forrest|
|David Gazzard||Elaine Gazzard|
|Sam Graham||Deb O'Brien|
|Helen Green||Grant Webber|
|Daryl Grime||Ray Mahoney|
|Ian Hatherly||Carmel Hatherly|
|Bryan Hicks||Ann Hicks|
|David Johnson||Cathy Johnson|
|Mark Kavanagh||Kareene Kavanagh|
|Tony Lee||Phil McCoy|
|Ray Legge*||Vicki Legge*|
|Andrew Lord||Kaitlin Lord|
|Gerard McDonough||Anna Boland|
|Francesca Meliton||Benjamin Funayama|
|Ian Miller||Tami Miller|
|Robert Miller||Dawn Miller|
|Dave Nichols||William Nichols|
|Gary Nobrega||Tegan Sullivan|
|Justin Olde#||Deborah Olde#|
|David Porter||Bob Sexty|
|John Robertson||Dave Wilson|
|Brad Robinson*||Paul Robinson*|
|James Schiemer#||Giulia Schiemer#|
|Graham Smith||Mary Smith|
|Greg Tunks||Tanya Badovinac|
|Gary Williams^||Kim Williams^|
|Greg Zambesi||Janet Zambesi|
PLEASE NOTE THE BRASS MONKEY IS A FUN RUN NOT A RACE
NOBODY IS EXPECTED OR ASKED TO DRIVE ABOVE THEIR COMFORT LEVELS