Canberra Chapter News

2015 President's Award - Keith Monaghan (photo by Mel Keller)

Annual General Meeting & Awards Presentation

30 October 2015 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Mel Keller

The AGM of the MX-5 Club of NSW was held on Wednesday 21 October 2015 at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club. Read on for all the reports, new Committee members, and awards recipients.

Club Presidents, past and present, cut the cake for our Club's 25th Anniversary

MX-5 Club 25th Anniversary Celebration

21 October 2015 / Words & Photos by Mel Keller, Photos by Grant Webber & Jay Flak

In these days of disposable everything, it is rare that something can last for 25 years. Not only has the MX-5 Club of NSW survived for quarter of a century, it has thrived. So how best to mark this unique achievement?

EuroNCAP crash test of the ND MX-5

ND gets crash tested

08 October 2015 / EuroNCAP

The new ND MX-5 has achieved a four star rating in the latest round of EuroNCAP testing published on 7 October. Watch the crash test video if you have a strong stomach!

Gary Nobrega's NA6 at 2015 MX-5 Show - photo by Jacob Flak

25th Anniversary MX-5 Show Results

28 September 2015 / Words by Michael Soulos, Photos by Jacob Flak

A mammoth total of 147 MX-5s parked in the grounds of Ottimo House on Sunday 27 September 2015 for our 25th Anniversary Celebration. Not all of them entered the competition for the MX-5 Show but many did. Twelve trophies and eighteen Certificates of Merit were awarded to our members. A list of the results is now available.

Jinba Ittai Go Kart Challenge

25 September 2015 / Words by Kerri Langworthy-Ward, Photos by Mel Keller & Bryan Shedden

Another epic day for the inter-chapter go kart challenge. Five chapters were represented on the day. Which chapter would challenge Sydney for the title?

Nulon Tech Night 2015

Nulon Tech Night

17 September 2015 / Words & Photos by Keith Monaghan

50 of our members attended another great Nulon Tech Night on 16 July 2015. This being our second tech night with Nulon, this time they took us through gearbox and diff oils and their effect on the various MX-5 models.

A Riverina Ramble

13 September 2015 / Ken Keeling

Some considerable time ago I made a passing comment that the wines of the Riverina, particularly the irrigated vines of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA), had quite a bit of history behind them. This gave rise to a weekend run being scheduled for August 2015.

Christmas in July Lunch 2015

03 August 2015 / Dennis Wicklander

It was the making of a white Christmas. Plenty of freezing temperatures, blizzard winds and teaming rain was the order of the day.

Red, White & Blue Run 2015

Red, White & Blue Run

06 July 2015 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Keith Monaghan and Bryan Shedden

The Red, White & Blue Run recreated the first ever club run from Waterfall to Kiama and back, on the 25th anniversary of that event.

Club Regalia Logo - 25th Anniversary

Announcing our new Business Directory

12 June 2015 / Glenn Thomas

Our Business Directory gives club members the opportunity to promote their business, and you will benefit from the deals & discounts they offer. Ads will also be accepted from non-members on the condition that a discount or other benefit is offered to club members. Some offers on Automotive Products are already available to club members.

Charity Run to Joadja

05 June 2015 / Brian and Anda Clayton - Illawarra; Norm and Roz Barker - Canberra; Photos Brian Clayton

CareFlight is the charity supported by the MX-5 Club of NSW in 2015. How much was raised by the 90 plus souls who braved the chilly climates of the Southern Highlands to visit Joadja Winery?

Motorkhana Practice Day - Entries Now Open

23 May 2015 / Words by Scotty Gibbs, photos by Bryan Shedden

Entries are now open for the first Motorkhana Practice Day of 2015 on 28th June 2015 at the Sydney Motorsport Park skidpan.

Mazda MX-5 ND media photo

Tell 'em the price, son

19 May 2015 / Mazda Australia

Mazda Australia have today released the pricing for the entry level ND MX-5 Roadster with 1.5L manual. Are you sitting down?

Ladies Day at the track - Sunday 31st May

18 April 2015 / Written by Gaynor Lawler, photos by Mel Keller

Gaynor is organising some ladies-only groups at the next club track day. So ladies, here is your chance to debut on the race track.

Shannons Wheels Expo 2015

06 April 2015 / Tony & Iris McDonald

The Wheels Exhibition has been running in Canberra for 33 years, and has become one of the most prestigious automotive display events on the city’s events calendar.

Top Gear Festival Sydney 2015

Top Gear Festival Cancelled

02 April 2015 / Bryan Shedden

As a consequence of Jeremy Clarkson being sacked by the BBC, this event has been cancelled and replaced with an alternate indoor event. As a result, the car club display has been cancelled.

Wanted - People to brainstorm ideas for our motorkhana events this year

10 March 2015 / David Lawler

I am after a few people to help brainstorm some ideas to make our 2 motorkhanas this year even better than last year

Mazda MX-5 ND media photo

Meet the new generation Mazda MX-5

06 March 2015 / Mazda

At last, it's here! The fourth generation Mazda MX-5 has been revealed for all to see. Updated 6 March 2015 with specification details from the Geneva Motor Show. Australian sales commence in late 2015.

Marulan Driver Training Day 17th May 2015 - Entry form available

25 February 2015 / David Lawler

Entries have opened for the next Driver Training Day at the Marulan Driver Training Centre on Sunday 17th May 2015.

Peter Battisson - our new Technical Coordinator - at the 2013 President's Picnic

Announcing our Technical Coordinator

20 February 2015 / Words by Bryan Shedden

I'm very pleased to announce that our Club now has a Technical Coordinator who will be responsible for a regular series of technical articles to feature in the Club Zone of our website and in Club Torque magazine.