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Club hillclimb July 2017 - photo by Grant Webber

Hillclimb Round 2

22 August 2017 / Article: Keiran Taylor, Photos: Grant Webber

Keiran is a stay-at-home mum of two toddlers and treated herself to some "mummy me time" at the Ringwood Park hillclimb. Read on for her story. Entries for the final hillclimb round of 2017 are now open!

20th Anniversary of Motorsport dinner

19 August 2017 / Ian Combes

Bookings are now open for our 20th anniversary motorsport dinner on 25th November in Goulburn.

24th Cobra Nationals 2017

18 August 2017 / Ian Combes

The MX-5 Club has been asked if we would like to participate in the 24th Cobra Nationals. It is a three day track event held at Wakefield Park on 29,30 September and 1 October 2017.

NSWRRC Regularity Relay 2017 at SMP GP Easter 2017

Easter 2018 6hr Regularity Relay

02 August 2017 / Stewart Temesvary

NSW Road Racing Club will be running the third annual 6 hour regularity relay at SMP GP circuit on the Easter weekend next year - 31 March 2018 and 1 April 2018. Most of the teams that competed in 2017 will be back in 2018 to try and stop the MX-5 Club from repeating the success of 2017 where the two RPM Chapter teams (Blue Mountains Mazda and Panorama Mountain Men) took out first and second place. The event is run over two days with Easter Saturday being devoted to practice and Easter Sunday being the event. Entries for this event open on Tuesday 8 August and teams are currently being organised.

2017 NSW Supersprint Round 5 - photo by Rob Wilkins

NSW Supersprint Championships - Round 5

20 July 2017 / Words by Ed Cory; Photos by Rob Wilkins

The quest for the "Four-peat" continues (four consecutive wins for the MX-5 Club in the Club Championship), with Round 5 adding a mighty 9 points (!) to our lead over the Australian Racing Drivers Club – now 63 points, 1907 to 1844. Thanks to the 18 Club members competing we added a total of 416 points to our tally.

Verne Johnson hillclimb.jpg

Hillclimb Round 2 Results

18 July 2017

Results from the Hillclimb at Ringwood Park on 9 July are now available.

Entries open for the next club track day on 20th August

05 July 2017 / David Lawler

The next track day is happening, 20th August at Wakefield Park

Wakefield Park club track day 11 Dec 2016 - photo by Rob Wilkins

Updated Classes for 2017/2018 Club Track Days

03 July 2017 / Ian Combes

In the spirit of providing fair and even competition, the class structure for the 2017/2018 competition year has been revised and a new class introduced - Super Clubman.

Wakefield Park track day 11 Dec 2016 - photo by Grant Webber

2017/2018 Track Day Entry Fees

28 June 2017 / Ian Combes

Our entry fees for track days at Wakefield Park and SMP-South have changed from July 2017. Please read on for an explanation ...

TB Cup

07 June 2017 / Ian Combes

The TB Cup (Tiger Beetle Cup) is a Knockout Sprint Event being held in NSW that involves production sports coupes and roadsters whose engine sizes are 2.0 litres and below driven by amateur drivers only. MX-5 Club members have been invited to enter.

Verne Johnson hillclimb.jpg

2017 MX-5 Club Hillclimb Championship Round 1

10 May 2017 / Words by Andrew Digney, Photos by Grant Webber & Jacob Motum

Read all about it! The first Round of the MX-5 Club Championship for 2017 was a smash hit!

Entries now open for June track day

08 May 2017 / David Lawler

Entries are now open for the Saturday 24th June track day at Sydney Motorsport Park South Circuit.

Help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of MX-5 Club motorsport

07 May 2017 / Ian Combes

Come and help celebrate 20 years of MX-5 Club motorsport on the 26th November at Wakefield Park!

Entries now open for May motorkhana

09 April 2017 / David Lawler

Entries are now open for our first of three motorkhana this year, at Sydney Motorsport Park on Saturday 20th May.

Wakefield Park track day 11 Dec 2016 - photo by Grant Webber

Entries now open for May track day

06 April 2017 / David Lawler

Entries are now open for our May trackday, at Wakefield Park on Monday 15th May.

2017 NSW Supersprint Rd 2 Supplementary Regulations

25 March 2017 / MX-5 Club of NSW

Supplementary Regulations for the 2017 Supersprint Rd 2, which is being run by the MX-5 Club of NSW.

Six Hour Regularity Relay at SMP GP

20 March 2017 / Stewart Temesvary

NSWRRC is holding a 6 hour regularity relay over the Easter weekend of 15 & 16 April on the Grand Prix Circuit at Eastern Creek. Our club has already entered four teams with a total of 17 drivers, but it is not too late for anyone else to enter.

Historic Sports and Racing Car Association (HSRCA)

20 March 2017 / Ian Combes and Richard Cardew (president of the HSRCA)

Opportunity to be involved in race meeting run by HSRCA

Wakefield Park track day 11 Dec 2016 - photo by Grant Webber

Club Track Day at Wakefield Park

28 January 2017 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Grant Webber & Rob Wilkins

2016 was a crazy mixed up year for club motorsport. Would you believe that 11 December was our first Sunday track day at Wakefield Park in 2016?! Thankfully it was a beautiful day with a full field of 77 drivers enjoying plenty of fast laps.

Nulon National 2017 R1 - Team MX-5 - photo by John Karayannis

Nulon Nationals Round 1

27 January 2017 / Words by Scotty Gibbs, Photos by Rob Wilkins & John Karayannis

The 2017 Nulon Nationals got off to a very early start this year with a motorkhana on a scorching Sunday on 8th January. Scotty Gibbs is our new team captain for this year and he assembled a highly competitive team for Round 1.

Entries are now open for the next club track day

23 December 2016 / David Lawler

Entries are now open for the next MX-5 Club track day, which is at Sydney Motor Sport Park - South Circuit, on Saturday 4th February 2017.

NatMeet 2018

NatMeet XIII SA 2018

01 December 2016 / Words by Hans Oldenhove, Chairman NATMEET XIII

Read on for a letter from Hans Oldenhove outlining the current position of registrations and numbers available for NatMeet in 2018.

2016 Interstate Challenge at Winton - photo by Curran Brennan

2016 Interstate Challenge at Winton Raceway

01 December 2016 / Story by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Curran Brennan, Bryan Shedden, Randy Stagno-Navarra

Winton in Victoria was the venue for an MX-5 track day organised by the NSW club, for the Interstate Challenge hosted by the Victorian club. It's complicated!

MDTC - An Advisor and Parents Perspective

21 November 2016 / Article: Tammie & Warren Hotz Photos Grant Webber

A day in the life of Driving Advisors and parents of a “P” Plate driver.

2017 NSW Supersprint Championship

30 October 2016 / Ed Cory

New season, new rules!

Entries are now open for the next club track day at Wakefield Park

27 October 2016 / David Lawler

Our next Wakefield Park track day is on Sunday 11th December 2016.

2017 Club Competition Calendar Preview

27 October 2016 / David Lawler

Preview of the 2017 Club Competition Calendar

Wakefield Club Track Day – A First Timers View

19 October 2016 / Andrew Digney

Who's up for a Club Track Day at Wakefield Park on a Monday? The whole world is seems because it booked out in no time. Read on for Andrew Digney's account of his first timer experience at Wakefield Park.

Entries are now open for the next club track day

10 October 2016 / David Lawler

Our next track day is at Winton, with double points available in the track day championship. We will also be contesting 2016 Interstate Challenge between the MX-5 Clubs from NSW & Victoria.

Wakefield Park MRA 14 Aug 2016 - photo by Rob Wilko

Supersprint Round 6 at Wakefield Park

03 October 2016 / Words by Bryan Shedden

The penultimate round of the 2016 Supersprint Championship was held at Wakefield Park on 11th September. Can we reverse the 112 point gap to ARDC in the Club Championship? You bet we can! And a 12 year old Class Record was beaten in the process.

The starting grid at Wakefield Park club track day 19 Feb 2012 - photo by Tiit Saul

Wakefield Park track day results

03 October 2016 / David Lawler

The final results for the Club track day at Wakefield Park on Monday 12 September are now available. The pointscore and lap records have also been updated for the new 2016/17 season.

Daniel Gardner on the Gardner Circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park - photo by Rob Wilkins

Supersprint Round 5 at SMP GP

20 September 2016 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Rob Wilkins

The Grand Prix circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park was the venue for Round 5 of the CAMS NSW Supersprint Championship on Sunday 21 August. We had 20 Club members competing for the Championship, in addition to a few non-Championship entrants looking for some experience on an alternate track.

Signing the One Millionth MX-5 in Philadelphia USA

MX-5 Fan Fest in Melbourne

20 September 2016 / Mazda Australia

Mazda Australia are hosting an MX-5 Fan Fest on 21 January 2017 at Sandown Raceway in Victoria. The one-millionth MX-5 is doing a tour of the world and it will be in Melbourne in January for this event. You will have the chance to sign the car and be part of history!

MX-5 Club Come and Try Hillclimb

16 August 2016 / Article: Andrew Digny Photos: Grant Webber & Rob Wilkins

The MX-5 Club of NSW held its first Hill Climb event at Ringwood Motorsports Complex just north of Newcastle on the 13th August. Read all about the action here.

2016 Victorian 6 Hour Relay - Five Teams - photo by Tammie Hotz

2016 Victorian 6 Hour Relay

07 August 2016 / Story by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Tammie & Evan Hotz, Bryan Shedden

Two days at the Island with perfect weather. Could it possibly get any better than this? It could if we could bring home a trophy or two. Read on to find out how our five teams fared.

Entries are now open for the next MX-5 Club track day

03 August 2016 / David Lawler

Entries are now open for the next club track day, in September at Wakefield Park.

David Lawler ahead of Luke Kovacic at the Supersprint at SMP-GP on 10 Jul 2016 - photo by Rob Wilkins

Supersprint Round 4 at SMP Brabham

14 July 2016 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Rob Wilkins

Leading into this round, ARDC's lead in the Club Championship was surely out of reach. Or was it?

Marulan Driver Training Day July 2016

06 July 2016 / Story: Andrew Digny Photos: Grant Webber

To be honest I wasn’t sure what such a small track could provide other than as it is named, ‘a driver training centre’. I stand corrected...

Luke Kovacic at Supersprint Round 3, 2016. Photo by Rob Wilkins.

Supersprint Round 3 at SMP Druitt

01 July 2016 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Rob Wilkins

Round 3 of the CAMS NSW Supersprint Championship was held on the Druitt (North) circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park on Sunday 19 June. It was a wet and wild day for our drivers.

Supersprint SMP GP 15 May 2016

Supersprint Round 2 at SMP GP

17 June 2016 / Words and photos by Bryan Shedden

Round 2 of the CAMS NSW Supersprint Championship was held on the Grand Prix circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park on Sunday 15 May. A clash with the Nulon Nationals at Bathurst hillclimb meant that our team numbers were down for the day, yet we fielded a strong team of 20 MX-5 Club drivers, which was an excellent effort.

MX-5 ladies in Motorsport development program

Ladies Motorsport Development Program (Part 2)

23 May 2016 / Photos: Guy Coles, Words Steph Katz

Steph gets some one-on-one coaching at a motorkhana and Marulan Driver Training Centre.

Jamie Martin at the Marulan Regularity on 1 May 2016 - photo by Rob Wilkins

Keeping it Regular

08 May 2016 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Rob Wilkins & David Lawler

On 1 May we held our first club regularity event at Marulan to fill a gap in our motorsport calendar. And what a fantastic day it was!

Ladies motorsport development Program

NSWRRC Ladies Development Program

12 April 2016 / Words by Steph Katz

Steph Katz jumped at the chance to have a go at the Lady’s Motorsport Development Program run by NSWRRC and sponsored by CAMS. Read on for her story of how it went.

Wakefield Park Noise Limits

23 March 2016 / David Lawler

Newly introduced noise limits at Wakefield Park may affect some MX-5 Club members with race cars at club track days.

NatMeet Theme Night - photo by Tom Wilde

Team NSW does NatMeet

13 March 2016 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Peter Hilkmann, Tom Wilde, Josh Fitzgerald & Grant Webber

NatMeet XII at Launceston, Tasmania on 13-18 February 2016 attracted a record participation of 184 people and 106 MX-5s. Read on for the story of how 63 of our Club members ticked a few boxes on their bucket list.

NatMeet bus ride to Team NSW dinner - photo by Bryan Shedden

NatMeet - Team NSW Dinner

13 March 2016 / Words by Maree & Steve Ecclestone, Photos by Bryan Shedden & Helen Green

After two days of wonderful MX-5 drives around the Launceston countryside, NatMeet lunches and dinners, it was time for the NSW members to have their own function and see the city lights of Launceston.

NatMeet - Gowrie Park run - photo by Grant Webber

NatMeet - Targa Roads Touring

13 March 2016 / Words by Peter Hilkmann, Photos by Peter Hilkmann, Josh Fitzgerald, Grant Webber & Tom Wilde

The theme for NatMeet XII was "It’s all about the Car", and for us MX-5ers ... Tasmania is all about the "Targa Tasmania Roads". And let me tell you right from the word GO ... we were not disappointed with plenty of Targa Roads to explore, before, during and after NatMeet.

NatMeet Concours at Josef Chromy Winery - photo by Peter Hilkmann

NatMeet - Concours at Josef Chromy Winery

13 March 2016 / Words by Craig Morrison, Photos by Peter Hilkmann, Grant Webber, Josh Fitzgerald & Tom Wilde.

Under threatening skies, the first day of NatMeet XII kicked off with a brisk top-down drive from Launceston Country Club through lively, twisting roads to the picturesque grounds of the Josef Chromy Winery - our venue for Concours d'Elegance, Show & Shine and a superb lunch.

On the marshalling grid at Baskerville - photo by Josh Fitzgerald

NatMeet - Baskerville track day

13 March 2016 / Words by Phil Donnelley, Photos by Grant Webber & Josh Fitzgerald

The 2016 NatMeet in Launceston was a very special week of activities for everyone. However, at the top of my list was the track day at Baskerville, just north of Hobart. It is pure MX-5 heaven! Valentines Day was a perfect date to fall in love with this place after the straight-line blast at Symmons Plains the day before.

NatMeet Track Day at Symmons Plains

NatMeet - Symmons Plains track day

13 March 2016 / Words by Peter Barnwell, Photos by Grant Webber & Josh Fitzgerald

Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania was the venue for the NatMeet track day on Saturday 13 February. Our club was strongly represented on the day, making up half of the entire field of drivers!

A First Timers Perspective on the MDTC

07 March 2016 / Story: Liam Price Photos: Grant Webber

Our driver training days at Marulan are all about encouraging new people to experience motorsport in a safe, friendly and affordable way, while improving their driving skills at the same time. Read on for 19yo Liam's impressions as a first timer.

Drift Training Day #2

22 February 2016 / David Lawler

It's on again! A drift training day for 16 MX-5 Club members. It will be lots of fun!

Getting the Drift!

10 February 2016 / Words and pictures by Derek Mock

16 MX-5s, 1 wet skid pan, 2 drift instructors ...... how much fun could that be!

2016 NSW/Vic Interstate Challenge event moved

17 January 2016 / David Lawler

The 2016 NSW/Vic Interstate Challenge will be moved from the Sunday 12th June at Winton to Saturday 26th November, still at Winton.

Entry is now open for the first track day of 2016

08 January 2016 / David Lawler

Early-bird entries for club members close in just two weeks, so get your entry in NOW!

2016 NSW Supersprint registrations now open

01 December 2015 / David Lawler - competition@mx5.com.au - 0403 070 644

Registrations are open for the 2016 NSW Supersprint Championship, and places are going really really fast. Register NOW!

MX-5 Club Drift Day : Expressions of Interest Wanted

25 November 2015 / Words by David Lawler (competition@mx5.com.au 0403070644), Photo from www.speedhunters.com

Do you want to try drifting in your MX-5? If so, I want to hear from you.

2015 CAMS NSW Supersprint Round 8 and Championship Wrapup

22 November 2015 / Words by David Lawler, photos by John Smith & David Lawler

A report of the last round of the 2015 NSW Supersprint Championship, and a brief wrap-up of the year

Provisional 2016 Competition Calendar

17 November 2015 / David Lawler

The Provisional 2016 Competition Calendar with dates for track days, driver raining days, supersprints and motorkhanas.

Help required at next MX-5 Club track day

08 November 2015 / David Lawler

Please help your fellow club members by assisting at the next track day or motorkhana

MX-5 Cup - Round 6

05 November 2015 / Words by Stuart McFadyen, photos by Stuart McFadyen and Steve Green

The 2015 MX-5 Cup has been run and won!

Entries are now open for the December track day

29 October 2015 / David Lawler

Entries are now open for the next club track day, in December at Sydney Motorsport Park. This will be our last track day this year, so get out there and have some fun to see out 2015.

Entries are now open for the December motorkhana

27 October 2015 / David Lawler

Entries now open for the last club motorkhana of 2015

Supersprint Round 7 at Sydney Motorsport Park

06 October 2015 / Words and photo by Phillip Donnelley

Round 7 of the CAMS NSW Supersprint Championship was held at Sydney Motorsport Park, South Circuit last Saturday 3rd October, and the MX-5 Club wins again!

Stewart Temesvary, Gus Elias and Mitchell Mathieson on the South Circuit, 5 May 2013. Photo by Scott Walker.

Entries still open for South Circuit Supersprint this Saturday

01 October 2015 / David Lawler

There are still spots available for the supersprint this Saturday, and NSWRRC indicate they will accept entries "up to & including Saturday morning".

Nulon Nationals 2015 Round 3, Photo by BC Photography

Nulon Nationals Round 3

17 September 2015 / Words & Photos by Keith Monaghan, Photos by BC Photography

Round 3 of the Nulon Nationals was run at Wakefield Park on Friday 24 July. The MX-5 Club of NSW was represented by our team of Verne Johnson, Glenn Thomas, Todd Herring, Tim Herring, Scotty Gibbs and Keith Monaghan.

MX-5 Cup Round 5

15 September 2015 / Words by Steve Green Pics from Jess Jackson

Round 5 of the MX-5 Cup has been run and won at Wakefield Park. 13 entrants lined up for qualifying, the recent blistering times continuing with half the field laying down laps in the 1:06s.

Marulan Driver Training Day entries open

08 September 2015 / David Lawler

Entries are open for the next Driver Training Day. Act now!

Club Track Day at SMP South Circuit

01 September 2015 / Words by David Lawler, photos by Andrew Edgar

The first club track day of the 2015/2016 competition year was run at Sydney Motor Sport Park South Circuit on Saturday 29th August 2015. This track day was also the annual Interstate Challenge event between teams representing the MX-5 Club of Victoria and Tasmania, and the MX-5 Club of NSW.

How many people does it take to organise and run a track day?

31 August 2015 / Words by David Lawler, photo by Mark Palmer

You might be surprised at the answer.

2015 Vic&Tas vs NSW Interstate Challenge

30 August 2015 / David Lawler

The MX-5 Club of Victoria and Tasmania, and the MX-5 Club of NSW competed in the annual Interstate Challenge on Sunday 29th August. Guess who won?

All the NSW cars, more next year

A First Timer's experience at the Island

24 August 2015 / Guy Coles, Photos by Guy Coles & SDPics

One man's experience at the Island

Entries now open for 14 September track day

13 August 2015 / David Lawler

We have two club track days in close succession, with SMP South Circuit on 29 August, followed by Wakefield Park on Monday 14 September. Entries for Wakefield Park are now open.

MX-5 Cup Round 4

13 July 2015 / Words by Luke Otten, Photos by Jess Jackson

Round 4 of the MX-5 Cup was held on Sunday 28 June at Wakefield Park raceway and was fiercely contested.

Club Motorkhana Day

02 July 2015 / Story by Josh Allen, photos by Grant Webber, Greg Unger & David Lawler

Josh Allen reports his experiences at the recent MX-5 Club Motorkhana Day in Sydney

Sydney Motorsport Park South Circuit at track day on 12 April 2015

Entries open for the club track day on 29th August

02 July 2015 / David Lawler

Entries are now open for the MX-5 Club of NSW Track Day on 29th August at Sydney Motorsport Park South Circuit.

MX-5 Cup Round 3

27 June 2015 / Words by Steve Green

The day dawned wet and cold, not the ideal conditions for prepping the car for our first MX-5 Cup meeting at the SMP South Circuit.

Ladies Track Day at Wakefield Park on 31st May

06 June 2015 / Words by Mike Hicks, Photos by Mel Keller and Gail Palmer

Another successful club track day at Wakefield Park, with the ladies starring on the track.

Marulan Driver Training Day - 17th May 2015

05 June 2015 / Story by Helen Green, photos by Josh Fitzgerald

The recent Driver Training Day at Marulan was a great success.

MX-5 Cup Round 2

01 May 2015 / Words and pics Craig Durrant

After wild and crazy Sydney weather over the week, the MX-5s take to the track at Goulburn in Round 2 of the MX-5 Cup.

Club Track Day - 12th April 2015

24 April 2015 / Words by Mike Hicks, photos by David Lawler

Another successful club track day at Sydney Motorsport Park

2015 CAMS NSW Supersprint Round 2 at Wakefiield Park

22 April 2015 / Words by David Lawler, photos by John Smith (johnsphotos0065@gmail.com)

The 2nd round of the NSW Supersprint Championship was run at Wakefield Park on Sunday 19th March. The MX-5 Club drivers won the round, and extended their championship lead.

Ladies Day at the track - Sunday 31st May

18 April 2015 / Written by Gaynor Lawler, photos by Mel Keller

Gaynor is organising some ladies-only groups at the next club track day. So ladies, here is your chance to debut on the race track.

Sydney Motorsport Park South Circuit at track day on 12 April 2015

Track Day Results - 12th April 2015

15 April 2015 / Words by Zan Menzel

Track Day results for Sunday 12th April at Sydney Motorsport Park South Circuit are now available.

2014 CAMS NSW Supersprint Trophy Presentation

11 March 2015 / David Lawler

2014 NSW Supersprint type and class winners were presented with their trophies at Sydney Motorsport Park on 8th March.

2015 CAMS NSW Supersprint Round 1 at Sydney Motorsport Park

09 March 2015 / Words by David Lawler, photos by Mark Palmer

The first supersprint of 2015 was run at the Sydney Motorsport Park GP circuit on Sunday 8th March.

2016 NSW Supersprint Championship - Expressions of Interest

04 March 2015 / Ed Cory

Did you miss out on a place in this year's NSW Supersprint series? We recommend you lodge an Expression of Interest for the 2016 Championship to ensure you receive an Invitation to Register towards the end of this year.

From agony to MX-5 Cup ecstasy (almost)

16 February 2015 / Words and photos by Tony King, and by Stuart McFadyen

A report by Tony King on his MX-5 Cup weekend in Deckspeed’s NC race car

Marulan track extension has MX-5 stamp of approval

15 February 2015 / Words & photos by Natalie Strain, More photos by Mel Keller & Josh Fitzgerald

The recent Driver Training Day at Marulan was a great success, with 45 drivers participating, and 10 club members acting as coaches.

NatMeet 2016

NatMeet 2016 - Registration is now open

15 February 2015 / Don Nicoll

It’s happening – a once-in-a-lifetime national MX-5 gathering in Tasmania! It’s what you have been waiting for! It’ll be a big trip, but worth every cent and every second invested!

Club Track Day - 8th February 2015

13 February 2015 / Words by Mike Hicks, photos by Gail Palmer

Our first Wakefield Park Track Day for 2015 attracted a strong field with drivers and officials alike suffering through a searingly hot summer day. To think that we do this stuff for fun!

Club Track Day - 7th December 2014

13 February 2015 / Words by Mike Hicks, photos by Greg Unger and Ann Alexander

Our last Club Track Day for 2014 was shaping up to be a fantastic event. An invitation for the Toyota 86 Club to join us had resulted in nine of their members entering. This added to our normal strong entry for our December round, and resulted in a record field of 93 cars being accepted.

Nulon Nationals 2015 - Round 1

13 February 2015 / Words by Keith Monaghan, pictures by Keith Monaghan and by BC Photography courtesy of Nulon

The first round of the 2015 Nulon Nationals was a motorkhana at the Sydney Motorsport Park skidpan

MX-5s and 86s battled it out for track supremacy at Wakefield Park on 7 Dec 2014

Track Day Results - 8th February 2015

11 February 2015 / Words by Zan Menzel, Photos by Greg Unger

Track Day results for Sunday 8th February at Wakefield Park are now available.

The NSW vs Victoria Interstate Challenge Perpetual Trophy

2015 NSW & Vic Interstate Challenge announced

05 January 2015 / David Lawler

The 2015 NSW & Vic Interstate Challenge will be held at the Sydney Motorsport Park South Circuit on Saturday 29th August 2015

2015 Competition Event Dates - Updated

11 December 2014 / David Lawler

A tentative calendar for 2015 track days, supersprints and other competition events that are popular with MX-5 club members

MX-5s and 86s battled it out for track supremacy at Wakefield Park on 7 Dec 2014

Track Day Results - 7th December 2014

10 December 2014 / Words by Zan Menzel, Photos by Greg Unger

Track Day results for Sunday 7th December at Wakefield Park are now available. A keen photographer has shared over 300 photos from the day.

2014 MX-5 Cup Wrap-Up

08 December 2014 / Words by Stu McFadyen, Photos by Scott Walker

It's been an amazing first year for the MX-5 Cup. It began as a twinkle in the eye of a few MX-5 racers that were sick of filling the back end of someone else grid and has grown to be a thriving category in its own right.

MX-5 Cup Round 5

04 December 2014 / Words by Stu McFadyen, Pics by Stu and Craig Durrant

MX-5s go at it in Goulburn for the final round of the 2014 MX-5 Cup, with Championship points and final positions up for grabs.

FOSC at the South Circuit

19 November 2014 / Craig Durrant

Five MX-5s get the hammer and tongs out on the racetrack in Sydney at Sydney Motorsport Park.

2015 NSW Supersprint Championship registrations open. Spots limited.

17 November 2014 / David Lawler

Registrations have just opened for the 2015 NSW Supersprint Championship, and with a limit of 200 registrants it is important to register early.

Classic Rally Club & MG Car Club - Driver Training Day

17 October 2014 / MG Car Club

A driver training day at Marulan Driver Training Centre is being organised jointly by the Classic Rally Club and the MG Car Club.

Phil Ashton at Lakeside

MX-5 Club of Qld Lakeside Track Day - 10 Nov 2014

02 October 2014 / MX-5 Club of Queensland

We have been invited by the MX-5 Club of Queensland to participate in their next club track day at Lakeside on Monday 10th November 2014.

HSV Club Drive Day on 2nd Nov

30 September 2014 / HSV Club of NSW

The HSV Club of NSW has invited MX-5 Club members to enter their track day at Wakefield Park on Sunday 2nd November. It could be a good opportunity to shake out the cobwebs and maybe show those HSV folks that 8 cylinders are 4 too many!

The starting grid at Wakefield Park club track day 19 Feb 2012 - photo by Tiit Saul

Track Day Results - 8th September 2014

16 September 2014 / Rod Menzel

Track Day Results for Sunday 2nd February at Wakefield Park are now available. Entries are also now open for the next Track Day at Wakefield Park on 7th December 2014.

Lesa in front of Matilda at the MX-5 Cup Race on 24 August 2014

Lesa takes the MX-5 Cup Challenge

30 August 2014 / Words: Greg Bunn, Photos: Greg Bunn & Bryan Shedden

Ladies, have you ever wondered what it's like to drive a proper race car in a proper race? Lesa Bunn has done just that in the MX-5 CUP behind the wheel of a DECKSPEED MX-5. Read on for the full story from her hubby Greg's angle.

MRA "All British" - 29th June 2014

22 August 2014 / Words by Luke Otten, Pics by Scott Walker

The latest round of MX-5 Cup races were run in very challenging conditions at Wakefield Park as part of the MRA "All British" meeting

Festival of Sporting Cars - 3rd August 2014

22 August 2014 / Words by Craig Durrant & David Lawler, Pics by Steve Green

A brief report on racing by MX-5 club members at the Festival of Sporting Cars meeting on 3rd August at Sydney Motorsport Park South Circuit.

Nulon Nationals - Round 2 - Wakefield Park

15 August 2014 / Words by Glenn Thomas, Photos by Dave Oliver Photography (dophoto.com.au)

The Nulon Nationals series has been designed to allow car clubs from across the eastern seaboard to get together and share their love of motorsport. Round 2 was held on 4th July at Wakefield Park, with five members of the MX-5 Club of NSW pitting themselves against teams from other clubs.

CAMS NSW Supersprint Round 5

14 August 2014 / Words by David Lawler, Photos by Mariano Loisso (flatshifting.com)

The MX-5 Club takes another win at NSW Supersprint round 5 and now leads the championship by 277 points.

Greg Bunn leads Peter Feutrill at the 2014 Victorian 6 Hour Relay
Photo by Narra Photography

2014 Victorian 6 Hour Relay

09 August 2014 / Words by Peter Feutrill, Photos by Narra Photography, Tony King & Bryan Shedden

The Victorian 6 Hour Relay at Phillip Island has been run and won for 2014 on the weekend of 2-3 August. The MX-5 Club of NSW was represented by three teams and a huge support crew, and enjoyed a brilliant weekend.

Club track day date change

30 July 2014 / David Lawler

Sunday 23rd Nov track day has been moved to Sunday 7th Dec

CAMS NSW Supersprint Round 4

25 July 2014 / Words by David Lawler, Photos by Mariano Loisso (flatshifting.com)

The MX-5 Club takes the win at NSW Supersprint round 4 and now leads the championship by 156 points.

2013/2014 Club Track Day Presentations

24 July 2014 / Words & photos by David Lawler. Award lists by Mike Hicks

Lists of award winners plus pictures from the 2013/2014 Club Track Day award presentations night

Driver Training Day - 13th July 2014

16 July 2014 / Words and photos by David Lawler

An MX-5 club organised Driver Training Day at the Marulan Driver Training Centre which saw 20 of the 52 drivers taking to the track for the first time.

Ralph in his office hard at work
Photo by Rob Annesley
http://www.shotbyrob.com.au/motorsport/

CAMS NSW Supersprint Round 3 at Sydney Motor Sport Park

23 June 2014 / Words by David Lawler, Photos by Rob Annesley and Brendan Clarke

We take the lead in the NSW Supersprint Championship. Yay!

Festival Of Sporting Cars races Amaroo

10 June 2014 / Words by Craig Durrant

The Festival of Sporting Cars saw a depleted field of MX-5s racing in the one day event on the South Circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Club Track Day - 1st June 2014

09 June 2014 / Words by David Lawler, Photos by Greg Unger

A report on the wet and very slippery club track day at Wakefield Park on 1st June 2014.

Actions talking loudly

05 June 2014 / Words by David Lawler

An extraordinary act of generosity by a club member has inspired our Competititon Secretary to put fingers to keyboard and highlight the good deed.

Lesa Bunn wins Deckspeed drive in MX-5 Cup

04 June 2014 / Words by David Lawler, Photo by Greg Perry

At the recent club track day, Lesa Bunn won the competition to drive the Deckspeed sponsored & prepared car at the next MX-5 Cup race

MX-5 Cup Round 3 - Wakefield Park

23 May 2014 / Words: Craig Durrant, Video: Scott Walker

A dozen MX-5s competed in Round 3 of the MX-5 Cup, held at Wakefield Park on the weekend of 17-18 May. Check out some great video action from Saturday's Race 3.

NSW Supersprint Round 2 at Sydney Motor Sport Park

12 May 2014 / Story by Ed Cory & David Lawler
Photos by Andrew Edgar & Bryan Shedden

Way to go MX-5 Club! We outscored the ARDC at their home track.

Most of our NatMeet XI attendees assembled for a group photo

We are the Champions ... of NatMeet!

06 May 2014 / Words & Photos: Bryan Shedden, Photos: Phil Mayo, Trackphotos

For those who came in late, NatMeet is the biannual national meeting of the MX-5 Clubs of Australia. The 2014 event was hosted by the MX-5 Club of Queensland at the Sunshine Coast. It was the 11th NatMeet and marked the 25th Anniversary of the Mazda MX-5. And we came home with the National Championship for our Club!

NatMeet XI Lakeside group photo

NatMeet Track Day at Lakeside Park

06 May 2014 / Words: Phil Ashton, Greg Bunn Photos: Trackphotos

The drivers for the NatMeet Track Day awoke early on Monday morning to be greeted with heavy skies, drizzly rain and a BOM radar image that didn't look good. Not the best conditions for racing around Lakeside Park that's developed a name as one of the most dangerous tracks in Australia.

CAMS NSW Supersprint Championship - Round 1

04 May 2014 / Words by David Lawler

A summary of the first round of the 2014 NSW Supersprint Championship

Bathurst Motor Festival - Easter 2014

04 May 2014 / Words by Glenn Thomas / Photos by Tony King

Glenn Thomas tells of his experience driving Mt Panorama during the Bathurst Motor Festival

Club Track Day - 27th April 2014

03 May 2014 / Words by David Lawler
Photos by Mark Palmer

Wow, what a great track day! Not too hot, not too cold, no rain, friendly competition, 8 runs, lots of PBs, and even the weather co-operated. Did I mention 8 runs, how good is that!

Nulon Nationals - Buladelah Hillclimb

28 April 2014 / Words by Tony King
Photos by Jasmynne & Ashley of Still Motion Media and by Tara Allen of Tazphotography

The Nulon Nationals series has been designed to allow car clubs from across the eastern seaboard to get together and share their love of motorsport. Round 1 was held on 6th April at the Buladelah hillclimb, with five members of the MX-5 Club of NSW pitting themselves against teams from other clubs.

Interstate Challenge at Winton - 23rd March 2014

28 March 2014 / Story - David Lawler, Photos - Neil Choi (AROCA)

A report on the Interstate Challenge track day at Winton

Stu's Racing Adventure

14 March 2014 / Stuart McFadyen

Stuart McFadyen tells the story of his first racing experience in the opening round of the MX-5 Cup.

CAMS announcement on frontal head restraints

13 March 2014 / David Lawler

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) is to make Frontal Head Restraints (FHR) mandatory from mid-2014 for some types of race and speed events.

Festival Of Sporting Cars - December 2013

08 March 2014 / Story by David Lawler, photos by Greg Unger

Another great FOSC two-day event at the Sydney Motor Sport Park South Circuit a few months ago. There was a strong presence of MX-5s for Regularity and Races.

Nulon Nationals

05 March 2014 / Keith Monaghan

Announcing a new form of club racing. Nulon Nationals are a three round club-based event designed to attract some of Australia's fastest road and track cars in a variety of disciplines.

The NSW vs Victoria Interstate Challenge Perpetual Trophy

Entries open for Interstate Challenge

27 February 2014 / David Lawler

Entries are now open for the Interstate Challenge track day between the NSW and Victorian MX-5 clubs, at Winton on 23rd March 2014. Places are limited, and the early bird price of $190 is only available until 9th March, so send your entry in now!

Club Track Day - 2nd February 2014

21 February 2014 / Words by David Lawler, Pictures by Bill Fordham

A report on the club track day at Wakefield Park on 2nd February 2014.

Kieren Heikkinen was one of several first timers at the club track day on 19 August 2013

Track Day Results - 2nd February 2014

06 February 2014 / Zan Menzel

Track Day Results for Sunday 2nd February at Wakefield Park are now available.

Overview of Wakefield

Aerial footage of February Wakefield Park Day

03 February 2014 / Adam Walker

Amazing aerial footage of the Wakefield Park track day

The NSW vs Victoria Interstate Challenge Perpetual Trophy

2014 Interstate Challenge announced

23 January 2014 / David Lawler

Our annual battle with the Victorians on the track will be at Winton in March.

CPD Steve Chris

Launch of 2014 MX-5 Race Series - MX-5 CUP

21 December 2013 / Craig Durrant

The MX-5 Club of NSW is excited to announce the launch of a series of MX-5 only races for 2014. This series is called the MX-5 CUP and consists of five races to be held at Wakefield Park Raceway over the year.

Oaks Oasis Resort, Caloundra, a 4 star hotel and apartment complex, spread across 10 acres of landscaped palm gardens.

NatMeet 2014 Update

06 December 2013 / John Tait

NatMeet 2014 track day entries are now open. Read on for further news about Concours d'Elegance and funkhana.

Oaks Oasis Resort, Caloundra, a 4 star hotel and apartment complex, spread across 10 acres of landscaped palm gardens.

NatMeet 2014 Update

08 November 2013 / John Tait

Registration for NatMeet 2014 has now closed as the catering limit has been reached. Read on for news about the track day, funkhana and sponsorship opportunities.

The new tenure badges for 5 year, 10 year, 15 year and 20 year members were unveiled at our 2013 AGM. Sponsored by ACDC.

More Tenure Badges Presented

06 November 2013 / Bryan Shedden

Our Club Track Day at Wakefield Park on Sunday gave us another opportunity to present some more tenure badges to our longstanding members. The group photos are here ...

Club Track Day - 3rd November 2013

04 November 2013 / Words by David Lawler, Pictures by Adam "Reggie" Walker & Bryan Shedden

A report on the MX-5 Club of NSW track day at Wakefield Park on Sunday 3rd November 2013

Kieren Heikkinen was one of several first timers at the club track day on 19 August 2013

Club Track Day - 19th August 2013

04 November 2013 / Words by David Lawler, Picture by Bryan Shedden

A report on the Monday 19th August track day at Wakefield Park

A crowd of MX-5 competitors at the final round of the 2013 Supersprint season, Sydney Motorsport Park Amaroo Circuit.

CAMS NSW Supersprints - 2013 Season Wrap-up

27 October 2013 / Story by David Lawler; Photos by Bryan Shedden, Gustavo Elias and the Mini Car Club of NSW

The 8th and final round of the CAMS NSW Supersprint Championship was run by the Mini Car Club at Sydney Motorsport Park Amaroo Circuit (aka South Circuit) on Saturday 26th October. Read on for a report on how the season finished up.

Map of proposed Ringwood Raceway

Ringwood Raceway approved at last

13 October 2013 / Bryan Shedden

A new 2.9km circuit at Ringwood (just north of Raymond Terrace) was approved by Port Stephens Council this week. Excellent news for motorsport participants!

MRA SEP 13 1   STEVE GREEN BEING CHASED BY THE HOUNDS OF HELL.

MX-5 Racing Roundup for August and September

11 October 2013 / Words by Craig Durrant. Pictures: FOSC by Cameron Hallam, MRA by Scott Walker

The MX-5 Racing Roundup from August and September.

Oaks Oasis Resort, Caloundra, a 4 star hotel and apartment complex, spread across 10 acres of landscaped palm gardens.

NatMeet 2014 Update

08 October 2013 / John Tait

There are just over 6 months to go now and we’ll soon be counting down in sleeps. The event has almost reached capacity, so book now or you will miss out.

In-car video from Craig Durrant at MRA Round 4 2013, Wakefield Park

MX-5 Racing at MRA Round 4 2013

19 September 2013 / Craig Durrant

In-car video of the first and last couple of laps of the MX-5 Trophy race last Sunday at Wakefield Park. Daniel and Luke ran off, but the rest of us still had our share of the fun.

Kieren Heikkinen was one of several first timers at the club track day on 19 August 2013

Track Day Results - 19th August 2013

26 August 2013 / Zan Menzel

Track Day Results for Monday 19th August at Wakefield Park are now available.

Bryan Shedden demonstrates his hands off technique

Look Ma, no hands!

10 July 2013 / Bryan Shedden

Club President Bryan Shedden demonstrates how to drive with no hands.

Track day results for 6 July 2013

09 July 2013 / Zan Menzel

The latest results from our track day on 6th July at Sydney Motorsport Park are now available.