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Playing it safe

20 September 2017 / Words by Mel Keller

Talk to anyone about driving an MX-5 and it won’t be long before you hear the words "wind in my hair". Yet, long, tussled tresses can be a distraction on the road. Here’s how a little bit of careful can give you a whole lot of carefree when driving your convertible.

Drone photo of President's Picnic 2017 - photo by Breno Mac

President's Picnic 2017 & Car Show Trophies

18 September 2017 / Words by Michael Soulos, Photos by Rob Wilkins and Breno Mac

The 2017 President's Picnic was a huge success judging from the 183 people attending, the 131 MX-5s on show, and the complimentary comments on the free catering provided by the Club. Read on for all the results.

Orange Gathering Run

11 September 2017 / Words and photos: Norm Barker

A group of 26 members in 13 cars from Canberra joined the Orange Gathering for a perfect weekend thanks to the weather and the way we were looked after at all the places we visited.

A Tale of Two Extremes

27 August 2017 / Story and Photos by Owen Sinden

A tale of two different events; from the point of view of a newbie.

Club hillclimb July 2017 - photo by Grant Webber

Hillclimb Round 2

22 August 2017 / Article: Keiran Taylor, Photos: Grant Webber

Keiran is a stay-at-home mum of two toddlers and treated herself to some "mummy me time" at the Ringwood Park hillclimb. Read on for her story. Entries for the final hillclimb round of 2017 are now open!

New rules for Concours d'Elegance

17 August 2017 / Michael Soulos

The rules for judging entrants in Concours d’Elegance have been changed for 2017 as a trial of the Open Concours Rules to allow those members with MX-5s that were previously judged down on originality able to compete on a more even playing field for Concours honours.

2015 CareFlight donation - presentation by Glenn Thomas (Vice President) to John Legge (CareFlight Air Crewman) on 11 December 2015

Charity Lunch for CareFlight

30 July 2017 / Story by Lindsay Green & Josh Fitzgerald & Photos by Peter Hilkmann & Rob Wilko

Each year the MX-5 Club of NSW organises a charity lunch event to help raise funds for the club’s chosen charity – CareFlight. This year the Hunter chapter was chosen to host this prestigious event.

Canberra Chapter Annual Chapter Meeting

27 July 2017

The Canberra Chapter Annual Chapter Meeting will be held on Wednesday 16 August at the Woden Southern Cross Club in the Rainbow Room at 7:30 PM following dinner in the Golden Grille Bistro at 6:00pm. Come along and enjoy dinner and a brief meeting.

Winter Warmer and Charity Lunch

24 July 2017 / Words: Bricet Klören, Pictures: Peter Le

The Canberra Chapter raised a total of $2,126.65 at our Winter Warmer and Charity Lunch on 23 July 2017!

Zooming 2017

05 July 2017 / Painted and donated by Kerry Shepherdson

Renowned Canberra-based artist, Kerry Shepherdson, has specially painted and generously donated an MX-5 themed painting for auction at Sunday, 23 July, Canberra Chapter Charity Lunch - why not make a bid on the painting pre-auction?

Hunter Valley Weekend

05 July 2017 / Text and Photos - Ken Keeling

The Canberra Chapter enjoyed a great weekend away in the Hunter Valley, including the wonderful all-club charity lunch at Mulla Villa.

Jugiong Jaunt

03 July 2017 / Words: Ian Bottcher, Photos: Peter Le

Fifty-two keen Canberra Chapter members enjoyed a very successful lunch outing to the Sir George at Jugiong.

Charity Lunch for CareFlight, 28 May 2017 at Mulla Villa, Wollombi

MX-5 Club Charity Run and Lunch

30 May 2017 / Words by Keith Monaghan, Photo by Peter Hilkmann

Our annual charity fundraiser event for CareFlight was a huge success on Sunday. How much did we raise? Read on to find out.

Help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of MX-5 Club motorsport

07 May 2017 / Ian Combes

Come and help celebrate 20 years of MX-5 Club motorsport on the 26th November at Wakefield Park!

Convenor's Mystery Run and BBQ

26 April 2017 / Words: Norm Barker, Photos: Norm Barker and Bricet Klören

On a wild, wet and woolly day, Canberra Chapter Convenor, Norm Barker, ably assisted by Roz, organised and led the Convenor’s Mystery Run and BBQ, on Sunday, 9 April. Did everyone get to the BBQ destination? Were the sausages washed away? And who received a surprise award?

Riverina Run

20 April 2017 / Words: Saturday AM & Monday - Tony McDonald, Saturday PM & Sunday - Annie Taylor. Photos: Annie Taylor & Tony McDonald

A very popular run to the Riverina was enjoyed by all participants, but did anyone see a ghost?

2015 CareFlight donation - presentation by Glenn Thomas (Vice President) to John Legge (CareFlight Air Crewman) on 11 December 2015

Annual Charity Lunch webpage has opened

04 April 2017

The webpage for the Annual Charity Lunch for CareFlight has opened! This year's event is being held in Wollombi and hosted by the Hunter Chapter. Come and join us for a fun filled day and raise funds for a worthy cause!

Wanted: PHP/SQL programmer to update Event Entry system

03 April 2017 / Ian Combes

The MX-5 Club is looking for a PHP/MySQL programmer to help with the club website.

Ultimate Sydney to Melbourne - photo by Philip Yee

Ultimate Sydney to Melbourne Road Trip

27 March 2017 / Words & Photos by Philip Yee

Can you imagine declining Mazda-paid return flights to Melbourne from Sydney to attend MX-5 Fan Fest? It was an easy decision for Philip when the alternative was the ultimate road trip from Sydney to Melbourne 1,600km and 23 hour drive time. This is a bucket list item ticked.