President's Picnic 2017 & Car Show Trophies

18 September 2017 / Words by Michael Soulos, Photos by Rob Wilkins and Breno Mac

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This year’s Presidents Picnic was a success judging from the 183 people attending, the 131 MX-5s on show, and the complimentary comments on the free catering provided by the Club.

The Car Events were held with Show 'n' Shine being the most popular with 39 cars in 4 classes displaying a yellow tag on the windscreen, Concours having 15 entrants over 4 classes with a drop-off in Modified & Performance MX-5s entries to 10 cars on the day over 3 classes.

This year we modified our Concours Judging Rules to create a more even playing field for the cars in completion. The rules for Concours are a work in progress with the goal of having them settled for NatMeet 2020 that our club is hosting in the Hunter region. If you have any comment or thoughts on Concours judging criteria then please call Keith Monaghan (0418 976 279) or email

A special thank you to all who volunteered their time on the day for registration, parking and judging events or entered a completion or had their cars prepared for display only. The trophy winners this year were:

Best in Show Cameron Macarthur Silver NA
Peoples Choice Stephen Lee BRG NA
Best Ladies Car Jeanette Bramley Red NC
Concours NA Class Cameron Macarthur Silver NA
Concours NB Class Peter Alexander Grey NB
Concours NC Class James Burke Silver NC
Concours ND Class Gary Nobrega Red ND
Show & Shine NA Class Jason Gatt Red NA 
Show & Shine NB Class Christine Yee Burgandy NB
Show & Shine NC Class Mark Underwood Silver NC 
Show & Shine ND Class Owen Sinden Red ND
Modified & Performance NA Class David Bolton Yellow NA 
Modified & Performance NB Class Russell Maxwell Yellow NB Coupe 
Modified & Performance NC Class Guy Coles Black NC