Canberra Chapter News

Mazda MX-5 RF Launch day

28 February 2017 / Article: Josh & Lindsay Green - Photos: Josh Fitzgerald, Peter Hilkmann & Rob Wilkins

There is always an air of excitement when a new model or variant of an MX-5 is launched. The MX-5 ND RF was one of the most exciting to date.

Stadium Seat sale - Feb 2017

MX-5 Club picnic seats - run out sale!

13 February 2017 / Alan Townsley

Get your MX-5 Club folding picnic seat. New year sale ... reduced to only $45!

Australia Day 2017

12 February 2017 / Story by Brendan Barr, Photos by Brendan Barr & Bryan Shedden

Who not only dressed up themselves, but also their car for our Australia Day get together?

A gaggle of MX-5 supersprinters at Sydney Motorsport Park - photo by Scott Walker

20th Anniversary of Club Motorsport

09 February 2017

On 20 January 1997, the MX-5 Club of NSW held it's first track day at Wakefield Park. We will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our Club Motorsport on the weekend of the 19-20 August in Goulburn and at the Wakefield Park race track. Save the date!

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A Wander in the West and a Taste of the Margaret River

30 January 2017 / Words and photos: Ken Keeling

Ever wondered what a holiday in Western Australia has to offer to East Coast MX-5ers? Read this story by Ken and start packing ...

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Canberra Chapter 2017 Events Calendar - Updated

30 January 2017

The Canberra Chapter Run Calendar has been updated - get your new fridge version here! Don't forget to check the website or Norm's Monthly Missive for latest details, though!

NotMeet 2015 - group photo by Peter Hilkmann

NotMeet X is Open

28 January 2017

NotMeet 2017 is OPEN!!!! Join us for the biennial meet-up of NSW and QLD club members.

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Canberra Chapter 2017 Events Calendar

02 January 2017

The Canberra Chapter 2017 Events Calendar is available for download and posting on your fridge. Please remember, it is current at 2 January 2017, so don't rely on it unless you have checked Norm's Monthly Missive and/or the website!

Canberra Chapter Presentation & Christmas Lunch 2016

31 December 2016 / Story: Norm Barker, Pictures: Peter Le

Would you like to know who won the trophies for Member of the Year and New Member of the Year, and the Russell Battisson Memorial Trophy for the Canberra Chapter Motorsport Member of Year, at the 2016 Annual Canberra Chapter Presentation and Christmas Lunch? Or who won the equally coveted lucky door prizes? Read on for a full report ...

Rate the Plate

Rate the Plate

13 December 2016 / Story by Mel Keller; Photos by Rob Wilkins, Helen Green, Grant Webber, Paige Wilson, Alexandra Breitsameter

When our young drivers appear in the media, it is too often the result of tragedy. The headlines are full of hooning, drink driving, texting P-platers who are a danger to themselves and others. With no good news stories to provide some balance, it is a far too easy to form a negative impression of all young drivers. Club Torque caught up with two of our young MX-5 drivers to discuss the issues and challenges they face. In doing so, we found the good news story. They are capable, thoughtful and dedicated to developing their skills. Like the majority of young drivers, they are just trying to get from A to B. They are successfully undertaking a complex task in an ever changing environment. They are exactly like you and me. Only younger.

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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.

A Sublime Lunch Run

30 November 2016 / Story and Photos: Roz Barker

The Canberra Chapter enjoyed a sublime weekend down the coast, driving through some lovely countryside and quaint villages. But what is the reason Canberra Chapter will revisit this area?

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Membership Portal Issue Resolved

23 November 2016 / Bryan Shedden

Have you been having trouble renewing your membership this month? You're not alone! All links have now been fixed and the security certificate issue is resolved.

Marques in the Park 2016 - photo by Norm Barker

Canberra Marques in the Park

22 November 2016 / Story and photos by Norm Barker

Twelve MX-5s attract potential new members at Canberra's Marques in the Park. Whose car stood out?

Life Members - Pam and Ray Estreich. Awarded at the 2016 AGM on 21 October 2016.

New Life Members - Pam & Ray Estreich

28 October 2016 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photo by Mel Keller

Congratulations to our newest Life Members - Pam and Ray Estreich.

Life Members - Pam and Ray Estreich. Awarded at the 2016 AGM on 21 October 2016.

Annual General Meeting & Awards Presentation

28 October 2016 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Mel Keller

The AGM of the MX-5 Club of NSW was held on Friday 21 October 2016 at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club. Read on for all the reports, new Committee members, and awards recipients. There was a BIG SURPRISE in store with the awarding a two Life Memberships!

Run to the Roses

24 October 2016 / Words and pictures by Malcolm Bernhardt

Malcolm books a pub for lunch. What happens next will surprise you ...

Majestic Mountain Meander

24 October 2016 / Words: Bricet Klören and Bob Judd; Photos: Bricet Klören, Bob Judd, Norm Barker, Kerry Evans

The wild and woolly weather up and down the East Coast threatened to put a damper on the marvellous three day meander planned in the majestic Blue Mountains. Read on for how wet did it get ...

Signing the One Millionth MX-5 in Philadelphia USA

MX-5 Fan Fest

04 October 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! Register your Expression of Interest now!

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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.