Canberra Chapter News

COVID-19 Update 10 Jan 2021

10 January 2021

The latest COVID-19 Procedure

P plate on an MX-5

Vehicle restrictions for provisional drivers

30 December 2020 / Bryan Shedden

All Mazda MX-5s are allowed for provisional licence holders in NSW, right? Excluding the turbo SP of course. Well think again!

NatMeet XIV Update

23 December 2020 / Peter & Jill Feutrill, George & Jenny Boyko, Elaine & David Gazzard

Everyone would be aware that Covid-19 meant it was not possible to run NatMeet as scheduled in April this year. It has been a challenging time for many this year and the impact in the NatMeet Committee has also been a challenge.

Canberra Chapter Christmas Lunch & Presentations

15 December 2020 / Words by Rod Nicholas. Photos by Keith Monaghan and Rod Nicholas

The Canberra Chapter wrapped up the 2020 Events Program with more than just a touch of class and a very enjoyable lunch at the Yowani Country Club, hosted by our Convenors Peter and Annemie Wilson.

The logo of the Mazda MX-5 Club of NSW, approved by members on 27th August 2003

Design competition for 30th Anniversary Badge

13 December 2020 / Peter Barnwell

Here’s a challenge for your creative juices ... come up with a suitable badge design to celebrate our Club’s 30th Anniversary.

COVID-19 Procedure Update 8 Dec 20

11 December 2020

The latest COVID-19 Procedure

Canberra Chapter Events Calendar 2021

11 December 2020 / Rod Nicholas

Your Committee has been hard at it preparing an events program for 2021. Please note that the program is subject to change (for a whole lot of reasons). While this will give you a good idea of what’s coming up (so you can start planning now), please refer to the individual event notice on the website for details and up-to-date information.

AGM 2020 via Zoom

2020 Annual General Meeting

19 November 2020 / Story by Wesley Hill

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the MX-5 Club of NSW was held on 23 October

It's a Long Way for Fish & Chips

16 November 2020 / Words by Steve & Cecelia Wakeling. Photos by Steve Hinton

It was a long way to go for a feed of fish 'n' chips, but with the sun shining, and the tops down, no-one seemed to notice.

Crookwell Sox

12 November 2020 / Words: Norm & Ros Barker. Photos: Rod & Maryanne Nicholas, Norm & Ros Barker

So, socks. Who would have thought a run to a sock factory would be a bucket of fun? But it was! Sock it too me baby, ah ha, ah ha!

Forever Young

29 October 2020 / Words by Peter & Annemie Wilson. Photos by Rod Nicholas

Not all events will be in good weather, but we made the best of the conditions for a drive in the countryside in good company.

MXV Award badge

The MXV Award

24 October 2020 / Bryan Shedden

At the AGM on 23 October 2020, the first recipients were announced for a brand new award that is eligible to all members of the MX-5 Club of NSW. The MXV Award is designed to supplement our annual Member of the Year and membership tenure awards.

COVID-19 Update Oct 20

22 October 2020

Latest COVID-19 Update

Bungonia Double Loop

19 October 2020 / Words and Photos by Rod Nicholas

The weather forecast was not looking promising. Almost certain rain, maybe heavy at times, possible thunderstorm. ‘Oh, goody’ I mumbled as I made my first coffee for the day, ‘just what we want for a run’. But by the time we were on our way the sky was not so bleak and I was humming Here Comes the Sun.

Not the Running of the Sheep

14 October 2020 / Words and pictures by Julie and Peter Austin

It wasn't quite the Running of the Sheep, but our leisurely drive through the countryside, which was at its very best, was a treat for all.

Three Gees

14 October 2020 / Words by Patrick McBride. Pictures by Patrick McBride and Rod Nicholas

Three Gees was almost a pure red run, until a lone white ND RF rocked up. Even the swooping magpie thought it was a bit too much.

COIVD-19 Update Sept 20

30 September 2020

The latest COVID-19 Update

Nature and Telescopes - Run #2

26 September 2020 / Run leader & Story: Ian Bottcher. Photos: Robyn Bottcher

Two new members, Frances and Lili, (both with new red NDs) join in for their first MX-5 club run as we took in the nature at Tidbinbilla and the telescopes at the nearby deep space tracking station .

Nature And Telescopes Run#1

14 September 2020 / Words by Norm Barker. Photos by Norm Barker, Rod & Maryanne Nicholas

We set off in bright sunshine to find our share of nature and telescopes on a relaxed Sunday drive.

Steve's Loopy Lunch Run (Version 2)

03 September 2020 / Words and photos: Peter & Annemie Wilson

It was a clear sunny day in Canberra for a run on the first day of Spring. Three cars assembled at the Hall lay-by for the second Steve's Loopy picnic run to Uriarra Crossing. Ideal weather for a top down run under a blue sky and a slight breeze.