Canberra Chapter News

Central Coast Mazda

Central Coast Mazda becomes new Major Sponsor

04 October 2016 / Glenn Thomas

We are pleased to announce that Central Coast Mazda has joined us as a new Major Sponsor of the MX-5 Club of NSW. The sponsorship funds received from Central Coast Mazda will be put towards the production for our Club Torque magazine.

President's Picnic 2016 - photo by Rob Wilkins

President's Picnic 2016

28 September 2016 / Words by Michael Soulos, Photos by Mel Keller, Rob Wilkins, Grant Webber, Helen Green

Another successful President's Picnic was held at Ebenezer Church on Saturday 24th September 2016. About 120 MX-5s lined up on the grass and they all looked stunning on a warm spring day with clear blue skies overhead. We fed lunch to over 200 people and the opportunity was taken to present CareFlight with over $4000 in donations. What a day!

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!

WA NotMeet brochure

Go West - NotMeet

28 August 2016 / MX-5 Club of Western Australia

NatMeet in WA is not a viable option, but why not join a less formal "NotMeet"? The MX-5 Club of WA has developed a brochure that outlines five modules that take you through most of the south west of the WA. The West is waiting for you!

Taralga Pub Run

31 July 2016 / Kerry Evans

On awakening on the morning of our Taralga Run and hearing steady rain on our roof and hearing all the dire warnings from the weather bureau, I was wondering if our group should be travelling in amphibious army DUKWs rather than our trusty little MX-5s.

Forever Young Run

31 July 2016 / Norm Barker; Photos: Roz Barker

Sixteen MX-5s gathered at the Hall rest area on the northern border of the ACT. The day was sunny but cold, having snowed during the week. After the drivers’ briefing, the convoy set off on the Barton Highway towards Yass and then to Boorowa for coffee.

Canberra Chapter’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

31 July 2016 / Words: Iris & Tony McDonald; Photos: Peter Le & Iris McDonald

66 participants gathered at the lovely setting of the Stone Room at Grazing at Gundaroo to mark the Chapter’s milestone, including our official guests – among them Louis Serret, our Chapter’s founding convenor – as well as members of Illawarra, Sydney and RPM Chapters, and of course, Canberra Chapter.

Matchbox MX-5 ND - photo by Lamley Group

Good things come in (very) small packages

24 June 2016 / Bryan Shedden

Do you like your cars small? Like, really small? Then here's something for you. Matchbox and Hot Wheels have released stunning models of the MX-5 ND.

Repco VIP Club

Welcome to the Repco VIP Club

17 June 2016 / Glenn Thomas

We are pleased to announce that members of the MX-5 Club of NSW are now eligible to join the Repco VIP Club Card and benefit from discounts of up to 30% off full retail.

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Canberra movie evening

04 June 2016 / Chapter Social Committee

Sixteen people attended the Chapter Social Committee outing on Sunday, 29th May to see 'The Hunt for the Wilderpeople'.

A Meandering Loop through the Sapphire Coast Hinterland

04 June 2016 / Ken Keeling

Notwithstanding a forecast for a cold morning with and showers to follow, 12 Canberra cars plus one from Bathurst (RPM) departed Queanbeyan in cool but reasonable weather for Braidwood and a coffee fix.

MX-5s assembled at Southern Highland Wines for the annual charity lunch on 17 May 2016

Charity Lunch for CareFlight

24 May 2016 / Words: Jan Gibson Photos: Bryan Shedden

Our annual charity event was a huge success! Set in the beautiful Southern Highlands, our luncheon attracted a huge crowd of MX-5ers and successful fundraising for CareFlight.

Bryan Shedden and Helen Green demonstrating the Club 25th Anniversary regalia - photo by Mel Keller

Last chance to get some Club 25th Anniversary regalia

13 May 2016 / Alan & Claudine Townsley

We have a handful of regalia stock left from our Club 25th Anniversary Celebration - only 10 polos (various sizes) and 8 caps. Now is your chance to pick up some Club 25th Anniversary regalia with immediate delivery.

Convenors' Mystery Run and BBQ

23 April 2016 / Words: Tony & Iris McDonald; Photos: Rick Andrews & Peter Le

28 starters for the Mystery Run and BBQ met at 9.30 a.m. at Blamey Square, Russell, on a cloudy morning with rain a distinct possibility – and for the first time in a long while, the MX-5s had to share the parking with the Corvette Club which had also decided to use the site as their start point for a club run.

Stadium Seat

Check our hot new item: the Stadium Seat

15 April 2016 / Alan & Claudine Townsley

Our brand new regalia item is hot off the press! Meet the MX-5 Club of NSW Stadium Seat / Carry Bag. Get it quick while stocks last!

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.

Aerial photograph of Southern Highland Wines

Is there a woman in your life who deserves pampering?

08 April 2016 / Words by Julie Farquhar

Do you need to assure your "Better Half" that she is just that ... The Better Half? Then why not surprise her with a semi-romantic assignation at a bijou winery in the Southern Highlands. AND support a great cause at the same time - CareFlight. Not only will you be creating harmony and scoring bonus points but also making a feel-good-moment.

The Snowy Mountains Loop - Another Good Weekend Away

02 April 2016 / Ken Keeling

To foster inter-Chapter fraternization, our original plans were changed to coincide with Illawarra’s “Anti-Freeze Weekend” in Jindabyne. The weather co-operated and 10 cars departed from our Hall rendezvous on time for Jugiong.


Mazda MX-5 Retractable Fastback unveiled

23 March 2016 / Mazda

Mazda MX-5 RF is coming. This Retractable Fastback brings a stunning new level of design and excitement with an innovative hardtop.

Nature and Telescopes Run

14 March 2016 / Barry Matson

Canberra is famed for its many short-sighted politicians, but how many Australians know that it also has international recognition for its far-sighted scientists.