Canberra Chapter News

South Coast Chapter first gathering - photo by Anda Clayton

South Coast Chapter launch

04 February 2019 / Story by Bryan Shedden, Photo by Anda Clayton

It's finally happened folks! The inaugural meeting of the South Coast Chapter! Our great Club takes it's next important step in providing for our regional members.

Australia Day 2019 - photo by Rob Wilkins

Australia Day Picnic 2019

04 February 2019 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Rob Wilkins, Karina Santolin & Mel Keller

A stinking hot day, thong tossing competition, wacky races, BBQs, plenty to eat and drink, and a hoard of MX-5s in patriotic decoration. It's Australia Day 2019.

Five Hills Run

30 January 2019 / Report by Giulia Schiemer, Photos courtesy of Rob Wilkins and Rod Nicholas

It was a very warm Sunday afternoon for our first official run of 2019, but that didn't deter a keen group of 45 starters, including 4 visitors.

Club Torque Cover Competition

22 January 2019 / Words Mel Keller

Entries are now open for the Summer Club Torque cover competition.

National Parks Concession Card Holder Application

15 January 2019 / Brigid Gallop

Those members who have a Senior Card or Australian Pension card are eligible for free entry to our National Parks. As we at RPM do intend to visit some National Parks this year it would be a good idea to get a National Park card.

Canberra Chapter Christmas Lunch and Awards

15 January 2019 / Guilia Schiemer

Christmas is a special time, even more so if you were among the 61 members who turned out for the Christmas Lunch and Awards Presentation at the Yowani Country Club on 15 December 2018.

Wee Jasper Jaunt

19 December 2018 / Report by Patrick McBride, Photos courtesy of Rob Wilkins & Rod Nicholas

Twenty-five of us in sixteen cars assembled at Russell Square on a warm sunny morning for a memorable run through picturesque farmland and forest to Wee Jasper, and then on to Yass.

Marques in the Park

19 December 2018 / Story by Bob Judd, Photos by Rob Wilkins

The annual Marques in the Park day was a great day to signal the end of winter and the start of the warmer spring and summer. And we had a terrific site to show off our cars, sitting on the side of a slight hill in the shade, looking down on the poor people with their GT Falcons, Porsches and Ferraris.

Tour de Tassie - ND 1 vs ND2 - photo by Joe Kovacic

Tour de Tassie - ND1 vs ND2 Comparison

24 November 2018 / Words & Photos by Joe Kovacic

What an opportunity to compare the ND1 against the ND2 in no better place than the roads and tracks of Tasmania. Where else in the country can you drive around with your track numbers on?

Christmas is coming

28 October 2018

Have you booked to attend your Chapter's Christmas party? Read on for more details.

Club Torque Winter 2018

Latest edition of Club Torque is out now

11 October 2018 / Words by Bryan Shedden

The Winter 2018 edition of Club Torque is a bit late but is now appearing in your letterbox. If you did not receive the printed magazine and you want one, then there is a probably a good reason why you didn't receive it. Read on ...

President's Picnic 2018 - photo by Rob Wilkins

Presidents Picnic 2018

25 September 2018 / Words by Michael Soulos, Photos by Rob Wilkins, Peter Hilkmann, Greg Unger, Keith Monaghan, David Bourne

The results and some stats on the President's Picnic 2018 are now available. For all members and visitors attending, the Club wishes to express its appreciation for their participation and support for the biggest annual event on our Club's calendar.

Berrima Courthouse Run

06 September 2018 / Words: Barry Matson, Photos: Barry Matson, Rod Nicholas

Barry leads eleven MX-5s on a run to Berrima, on a winding road through townships often forgotten, and learns that even a 'bad day' can be lots of fun.

Christmas in July - Run to St Clements, Galong

12 August 2018 / Words: Norm Barker, Photos: Peter Le

On 21 July 2018, 20 cars enjoyed a run out to St Clements at Galong, for overnight Christmas in July celebrations.

Supersprint SMP GP 15 May 2016

Volunteers needed for September NSW Supersprint

01 August 2018 / David Lawler

Volunteers for NSW Supersprint in September receive a 50% discount on the following track day.

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Member Portal Update

17 July 2018 / Bryan Shedden

Due to recent changes by the provider of our membership system, passwords in our membership database are now encrypted and therefore not visible to administrators. Read on for the latest advice on how to reset your password.

Chasing the Brass Monkey

04 July 2018 / Michael Soulos

Join the 123 who have registered to chase the Brass Monkey for charity on Sunday. If you have nothing to do that is better than a run into the dawn in an open MX-5 surrounded by other roadsters for breakfast with likeminded enthusiasts on Sunday then register now.

Brass Monkey Run

Register now for the Brass Monkey

27 June 2018 / Words by Michael Soulos

It is two weeks out from the start of the Brass Monkey Run and we have 55 registrations and anticipate to more than doubling that number by the time the chase starts at 6.00am on Sunday 8th July.

Binalong Motor Musem

14 June 2018 / Words: Ian Bottcher, Photos: Peter Le

Saturday 9 June saw 17 MX5s loaded with 27 people leave the ACT heading for the Binalong Motor Museum. While the outside temperature was relatively mild, there had been overnight rain which persisted into the morning (albeit lightly), meaning roofs up unfortunately.

Canberra Chapter - Orange Gathering Run

14 June 2018 / Words and Pictures: Norm Barker

A cold but clear day met us for the start of the Canberra Chapter run to Orange. With only two cars it was an informal run and we decided on stops as a small group.