NotMeet 2019

Fri 19 April 2019
4 days (19 April - 22 April)
McDonalds Thornton Cnr Thornton Road and New England Hwy
8:00am for 8:30am Start
Stephen Carter, 0418 660997,

CAMS Permit No: 219/1904/03

The MX-5 Clubs of NSW and Queensland join to spend the long weekend cruising some of the great roads of the New England. There are lots of man-made and natural attractions in the region to ensure you have a great time.

The run will officially kick off from McDonald's Thornton (Thornton Rd) at 8:30am on Good Friday.

Our accommodation in Glen Innes is at the New England Motor Lodge. The owners are eager to look after us in the excellent fashion which we have become accustomed to. There is a choice of different grade rooms plus meals options - dinner each night (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and a breakfast each morning (Saturday, Sunday and Monday).

Our trip to Glen Innes will take us via Gloucester (morning tea, BYO recommended), Walcha (lunch, BYO or limited outlets) and Armidale (441km).

Friday evening we have a group dinner in the restaurant to catch up with our Queensland comrades.

Saturday we cruise to Ebor for a BYO morning tea at the falls. We then head down the Corkscrew through Nymboida to the river city of Grafton for lunch at the Crown Hotel overlooking the Clarence River. The return route is up the Gwydir Highway with an optional short stop at Raspberry Lookout. BYO afternoon tea if you wish. (425km round trip).

Saturday evening we wine and dine in the restaurant with some activities for your amusement.

Sunday will feature a pleasant drive to Inverell where we will stop at the Visitors Information Centre. The centre features a collection of local gemstones and historic photographs. Café available or BYO in the grounds. We then continue to Copeton Dam and down to Bingara for lunch. After lunch there is a tour of the historic Roxy Theatre and Café. We return to Glen Innes via Delungra and Inverell (303km).

Sunday evening we return to the restaurant for dinner and the Inter State Turtle Racing Challenge.

On Monday we return to the Hunter Region via the New England Highway. Alternatively you are welcome to make your own arrangements.


****** To participate in this event you need to:-  ******

                                               1. Book your room directly with the motel (details below)
                                               2. Register your attendance via the online form
                                               3. We will confirm your registration.
If you don't hear from us within a few days -  please contact Stephen on





Contact New England Motor Inn directly:
               Mention you are with the MX5 Club reservation. 

Address: 160 Church Street, (New England Highway) Glen Innes NSW 2370
Phone: (02) 6732 2922




Deluxe Queen Room Only: $145 per night
Deluxe Queen Room with Buffet Breakfast for 2: $180 per night
Other room configurations are available on request

Dinner Package: To be advised.

A brief history of NotMeet:

  1. 1995 - Coffs Harbour (see Club Talk Winter/Spring 1995, pp 9-12)
  2. 1997 - Armidale (7-9 June) 
  3. 2001 - Coffs Harbour (see Club Talk Winter 2001, p 9) 
  4. 2003 - Coffs Harbour (see Club Talk Autumn 2003, p 4) 
  5. 2007 - Port Macquarie (see Club Talk Mar/Apr 2007, p 13-14) 
  6. 2009 - Coffs Harbour (see Club Torque Winter 2009, p 6) 
  7. 2011 - Armidale (see Club Torque Winter 2011, p 8-9) 
  8. 2013 - Grafton 
  9. 2015 - Glen Innes (see Club Torque Autumn 2015, p 12-14)
  10. 2017 - Glen Innes (see Club Torque Autumn 2017, p.33)
  11. 2019 - Glen Innes

There was no NatMeet in 1998 as it was going to be in WA but then cancelled. The next NatMeet was 1999 in Queensland, followed by 2000 in Victoria. Hence NotMeet was not held between 1997 and 2001.

Click here for Peter Hilkmann's photos from NotMeet 2017