Canberra Chapter News

JD Power CSI Survey 2013

Mazda tops customer satisfaction survey

06 December 2013 / Terry Martin at goauto.com.au

Latest Aussie Customer Service Index study sees Mazda back on top as most major brands take a hit

Oaks Oasis Resort, Caloundra, a 4 star hotel and apartment complex, spread across 10 acres of landscaped palm gardens.

NatMeet 2014 Update

06 December 2013 / John Tait

NatMeet 2014 track day entries are now open. Read on for further news about Concours d'Elegance and funkhana.

South Coast Cruise and Whale Spotting

27 November 2013 / Norm and Roz Barker

Norm & Roz report on another successful weekend away with a spot of whale watching along the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley the coast. Some lovely MX-5 driving roads were sampled, and the company was great as usual, although the whales proved to be elusive!

mightcarmods.com Project MX-5, cover image of issue 6

Mighty Car Mods - Project MX-5

22 November 2013 / mightycarmods.com

Watch the boys from Mighty Car Mods buy a rusty old MX-5 and then modify it with turbo, alarm, rollbar, and bracing.

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NatMeet 2014 Update

08 November 2013 / John Tait

Registration for NatMeet 2014 has now closed as the catering limit has been reached. Read on for news about the track day, funkhana and sponsorship opportunities.

Canberra Zoofari Report

06 November 2013 / Ken Keeling

Ken Keeling has provided a report from the Canberra Chapter Zoofari Trip.

The new tenure badges for 5 year, 10 year, 15 year and 20 year members were unveiled at our 2013 AGM. Sponsored by ACDC.

More Tenure Badges Presented

06 November 2013 / Bryan Shedden

Our Club Track Day at Wakefield Park on Sunday gave us another opportunity to present some more tenure badges to our longstanding members. The group photos are here ...

The new tenure badges for 5 year, 10 year, 15 year and 20 year members were unveiled at our 2013 AGM. Sponsored by ACDC.

Annual General Meeting & Awards Presentation

31 October 2013 / Report by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Fiona Shedden

The AGM of the MX-5 Club of NSW was held on Wednesday 23 October 2013 at Garage Cafe, Sydney Motorsport Park. Read on for all the reports, new Committee members, and awards recipients.

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NatMeet 2014 Update

08 October 2013 / John Tait

There are just over 6 months to go now and we’ll soon be counting down in sleeps. The event has almost reached capacity, so book now or you will miss out.

Canberra Chapter run to Tulip Tops Garden

03 October 2013 / Words and Photos: Lia Battisson

Lia led the Canberra Chapter on a pleasant drive to Tulip Tops Gardens for a relaxed tip-toe through the tulips.

MX-5 ND test mule caught by autobild.nl in September 2013

Finally! Next gen MX-5 test mule is sighted

20 September 2013 / autoweek.nl

It's been an agonising wait since the NC3 was launched at the Australian International Motor Show in October 2012, but photos have emerged overnight of a test mule for the next generation MX-5 being road tested in the USA.

2013 Canberra Annual Meeting

17 September 2013

The 2013 Canberra Chapter Annual Meeting was held on 28 August 2013. Click through to download the Convenor's Report and Motorsport Report.

Keith looking carefully

Concours d'Elegance 2013 Results

17 September 2013 / Words by Guy Coles

The final results of the 2013 Concours d'Elegance are now available.

President's Picnic & Events

16 September 2013 / Words by Michael Soulos

A great day to view some awesome MX-5s, make new aquaintances, renew friendships and hang out with your mates with a free lunch thrown in to boot.

Cars on display for Concours & Bits 'n' Bling at the 2013 President's Picnic

President's Picnic - A Newbie Perspective

16 September 2013 / Words by Trevor To

Trevor To joined the MX-5 Club of NSW only a few months ago and has just enjoyed his first President's Picnic ... as an apprentice Concours judge! Read about his experiences here.

Magical Mystery Tour II

01 September 2013 / Words & photos by David Lawler

The Magical Mystery Tour II from Parklea to Leura, followed by dinner and a very interactive Fawlty Towers show.

Tech Night at Nulon Oils in Moorebank on 28 Aug 2013

Nulon Tech Night

29 August 2013 / Words and photos by Keith Monaghan

66 members of the MX-5 Club of NSW met at Nulon's impressive plant at Moorebank for a night of education on oils. The Sydney, RPM, Illawarra and Hunter Chapters were all represented - thanks to all those who travelled a long way to support this excellent event.

The Gundaroo Gourmet Gallop – a.k.a. The Tallagandra Hill Run

27 August 2013 / Word and Photos by Ken Keeling

Well, really more of a canter actually…. A winter day outing to sample some of the gastronomic delights hiding in the near-Canberra countryside.

New website launched

13 August 2013 / Various

The feedback on the new website is rolling in and it seems that you're loving it. Here is a sample of the comments received, and thank you to everyone who has taken the time to write.

Brush for cleaning drains

How to clean soft top drains on an NC

09 August 2013 / Guy Coles

Here's a link to an article I wrote some time ago on how to clean the soft top drains. It's not difficult after the first time you do it and is one of those general maintenance things that you should do on a regular basis.