Canberra Chapter News


03 January 2022


Canberra Chapter Events Program 2022

23 December 2021 / Rod Nicholas

Your Runs Committee has been hard at it preparing an events program for 2022. There's plenty there to keep us zoom zooming through out the year.

Canberra Chapter Christmas Lunch and Presentations

19 December 2021 / Words and pictures by Rod Nicholas

The Canberra Chapter wrapped up another interrupted year with a most enjoyable lunch at the Yowani Country Club, hosted by our Convenors Peter and Annemie Wilson.

Club Torque 2021-11 cover Winter 2021

Club Torque - Our first digital edition

30 November 2021 / Kerri Langworthy-Ward

Welcome to a new way to view Club Torque, the official magazine of the MX-5 Club of NSW. This is the first time we have produced a purely 'online magazine' instead of printing.

Chinese Tribute Garden, Young

23 November 2021 / Words and pictures by Peter & Annemie Wilson. Additional photos by Rod Nicholas.

Forecasts for rain and potential potholes did little to put us off. The chance for a decent run, a picnic with friends and cherry picking was too strong a lure.

Wednesday Pub Lunch Run

23 November 2021 / Words and pictures by Stephen Wakeling

The last Pub run in August just so happened to be on the day before lockdown hit the ACT. We were out again almost as son as the lockdown lifted - taking advantage of the quiet Wednesday traffic to zoom zoom the 'Tharwa-Cotter-Uriarra Track'.

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

COVID Procedures update

29 October 2021 / G Peter Battisson

These COVID-19 procedures supersede all earlier notices. COVID-19 procedures apply to Members & Guests with fully vaccinated or medical exemption certificates.

President’s View of the AGM

25 October 2021 / G Peter Battisson

The Club held it's 2021 AGM on Friday 22nd October at 7.30pm via ZOOM Conferencing. We have a new President, some new people on the Committee ... and even a new Life Member!

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

Notification of 2021 Annual General Meeting

17 September 2021 / Words by Phil Donnelley

Notice is hereby given that the 2021 Annual General Meeting of Members of the Mazda MX-5 Club of NSW Incorporated will be held on Friday 22nd October 2021 commencing at 7:30pm. The meeting will take the form of an online virtual meeting using Zoom.

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Cancellation of NatMeet 2022

14 September 2021 / Words by Wesley Hill

We were set to go in April 2020. Then covid arrived. We postponed to April 2021, but covid stopped that again. We hoped for April 2022, but sadly that is now impossible too. Read on for more explanation.

Canberra Chapter Christmas in July

28 August 2021 / Words by Rod Nicholas. Pictures by Rod Nicholas and Lili Chi

The latest Covid-19 restrictions and general uncertainty about travelling to regional centres had led to a rethink. A jiggle to the plans was needed.

The Wednesday Pub Run

23 August 2021 / Words by Steve Wakeling. Pictures by Rod & Maryanne Nicholas

Steve leads a bunch of cars on a pre-lunch trip, totally within the ACT, on some of Canberra’s best MX-5 roads. Just the right thing to get us in the mood for a nosh-up at the George Harcourt Inn (or as Steve puts it 'the only real Pub in the ACT').

Committee Confidential August 2021

09 August 2021

August Committee News

COVID-19 Update 23 June 21

23 June 2021

COVID-19 Update

Committee Confidential June 21

14 June 2021

Committee Confidential

The Rusty Bistro Run

28 May 2021 / Words by Peter and Annemie Wilson. Photos by Peter and Annemie Wilson, Rod Nicholas and Rob Wilko

The 'rural perfume' from the cattle truck we were forced to follow for the last fifteen kilometres into Harden didn't really dampen the enthusiasm of our group as we zoomed off to Cootamundra for a hearty lunch.

Brindabella Hills Winery Lunch

28 May 2021 / Words by Steve & Cecelia Wakeling. Photos by Lili Chi and Rod Nicholas

The weather was perfect for an untroubled run through the country-side to the beautiful Brindabella Hills winery for lunch.

A Run through the Falling Leaves – to Bright 2021

27 May 2021 / Words – Ken Keeling. Photos – Rod & Maryanne Nicholas

With everyone at the rendezvous and fuelled up, seven MX5s plus two “escort cars”, all loaded with 18 MX5ers aboard, departed at 8 am for our four-day excursion, through the falling leaves of Autumn, to N.E. Victoria.

Dubbo Zoofari

27 May 2021 / Words by Ian Bottcher. Photos by Robyn Bottcher and Stephen Yong

A long weekend, 900 kilometres, and sunny weather allowed for a thoroughly enjoyable top-down cruise.

Cowra Kulcha

30 March 2021 / Words and pictures by Rod Nicholas and Ken Keeling.

We had it all on this trip. Sunshine, near empty roads, sweeping corners, tight bends, beautiful views, quiet country pubs, great lunches, trains. And then there were grasshoppers, roadworks, dirt, water carts, mud, rain, torrential rain. Who woulda thunk it?