Canberra Chapter News

Natmeet 2024 Report

25 April 2024 / Ian Combes

Summary of 2024 Toowoomba Natmeet

Not-quite-Easter Fish 'n' Chips

17 April 2024 / Words & Photos by Rhys Howse

A short jaunt down to Burrill Lake for some pre-Easter Fish ‘n’ Chips!

The Crookwell Lunch Tour

26 March 2024 / Words by Barry Matson & lousy poetry by Rod Nicholas. Photo courtesy

The small group had a great day out playing follow-the-leader with Barry. The roads were in good condition, the weather was kind, and the pub lunch was a good honest feed.

Steve’s Looong Weekend at Lakes Entrance

26 March 2024 / Words by Steve & Cecelia Wakeling, Photos by Rod Nicholas, Steve & Cecelia Wakeling, Mike Lawless, Jo Blackburn

Sometimes, a change is needed. Swapping Bermagui for Lakes Entrance for our looong weekend turned out to be a master stroke!

Honeysuckle Creek Picnic 2024

29 January 2024 / Words and photos by Mike Lawless and Joanne Blackburn

The Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station Picnic Run offered a blend of history, nature, and camaraderie. Participants were encouraged to enjoy the drive, take in the breathtaking views, and make the most of the picturesque picnic destination enjoying the epicurean delights of their own curated picnic lunches.

Five Hills 2024

29 January 2024 / Words and photos by Norm and Roz Barker

Norm leads a dozen cars on our annual trek across five of Canberra’s hills, and finds a bunch of new friends along the way.

Goulburn Pub Lunch

29 January 2024 / Words: Peter Wilson. Photos: Peter & Annemie Wilson and Mike Lawless

The weather forecast indicated some rain, and it was overcast with darker clouds to the north, the direction we were heading. With the roof down, were we going to get wet, or would we be lucky?

Australia Day at Cataract Dam 2024

27 January 2024 / Story: Maree Eccleston and Senia Gaunson. Photos: Maree, Senia, Ann Hicks and Andrew Edgar

The Sydney convoy headed south along the Old Princes Highway, while Canberra made the long trek along a boring highway and Illawarra climbed over the mountain and along Appin Road, all headed to Cataract Dam to celebrate mates and Australia Day.

Replacing ND front wheel hub/bearing

26 December 2023 / Story & photos by Bryan Shedden

How to quickly and easily replace the front wheel hub/bearing on an ND MX-5. No swearing involved, honest!

See ya later 2023!

23 December 2023 / Rod Nicholas

A quick thank you to everyone for your involvement and contributions to the Club over the year.

Canberra Chapter Christmas Lunch & Presentations

14 December 2023 / Words by Rod Nicholas. Photos by Maryanne Nicholas and Lili Chi

A great turnout of 52 members and guests were on hand to experience an extravagance of company, food, entertainment, and excitement.

Women Behind the Wheel High Tea Event

13 December 2023 / Story: Honie Boyd. Photos: Ian Fenn, Honie Boyd, Senia Gaunson, Brigid McCarthy

It started as a whisper at the President's Picnic........ Let's have a ladies event.

Canberra Chapter Events Program 2024

05 December 2023 / Rod Nicholas

An outline of the Canberra Chapter 2024 Events Program is now available. Have a look, print it off, stick it on your fridge and pencil in the dates in your diary!

Cherry Pie and a Picnic

05 December 2023 / Words by Mike Lawless. Photos by Peter Wilson, Rod Nicholas, Michele Blackburn

Eager to dive into the cherry-picking experience, we grabbed baskets and scattered among the rows of cherry trees. It took less than 30 minutes to fill our baskets – five kilos to the top, and we needed to pick from only a couple of trees each.

Norm’s November Magical Mystery Tour

29 November 2023 / Words and pictures by Norm Barker

The only one who knew where we were going was the run leader Norm. The rest were in his experienced hands.

The Snowy Loop

24 November 2023 / Words: Rod Nicholas Photos: Rod Nicholas, John Chapuis, Peter Wilson, Simon Trickett

Years in the planning, this ‘Ken Keeling Special’ was hands down my favourite run of the year.

Yet another year draws to a close come join your MX-5 friend to share a Christmas Lunch.

Book now for your Chapter Christmas Party

12 November 2023 / Words by Bryan Shedden

The silly season is almost upon us, which means it's time to get your booking in for your Chapter Christmas Party and Awards Presentation.

Boorowa Pub Lunch

08 November 2023 / Story and photos by Peter Wilson

Boorowa welcomed our fourteen cars with plenty of parking outside the Courthouse Hotel. It's a quintessential country pub where we were warmly received, and enjoyed a pleasant and leisurely lunch with the usual large servings of a country pub.

Annual General Meeting 2023

03 November 2023 / Word by Ian Combes, Photos by Bryan Shedden

The 2023 MX-5 Club AGM is done and dusted!

Photo by Rob Wilko

2023 President's Picnic

25 October 2023 / Words by Ian Combes, Photos by Rob Wilko

The Presidents report of the 2023 Presidents Picnic.