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.

Central West Tour Day 2

28 October 2013 / Phil Donnelley

I've been a member for only six months and this was my first weekend away with the Club to experience what I can enjoy and learn about my MX-5. As usual, the trip was so well organised!

Central West Tour Overview

28 October 2013 / Michael Soulos

The CWT was reduced to two days and held over the weekend of 26-27 October 2013 to chase a ribbon of tar and blue stone down the Central Western Tablelands.

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

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.

MX-5 ND test mule caught by in September 2013

Finally! Next gen MX-5 test mule is sighted

20 September 2013 /

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.

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.

Another Detailing Day Done & Dusted

09 September 2013 / Word by Adam Walker, Photos by Neil H-R

Sunday morning 8am, Mr Forsyth opens up his doors, turns on the coffee machine and gets the pressure washer out for another great detailing day. Roughly 15 cars turned up to the most productive Detailing Day to date.

Sydney Chapter First Meeting

05 September 2013 / Words and photos by Guy Coles

The Sydney Chapter was officially launched on Wednesday 4th September at the Waverton Bowling Club with nearly 40 members attending. Founding members were presented with a Sydney Chapter cap courtesy of the Chapter sponsor, Hume Smash Repairs.

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.

Mid Week Run to Mt Victoria

22 August 2013 / Bob Quinlan

A good day was had by all on Noel La Rose's Mid Week Run over the Blue Moountins for a pub lunch in Mt Victoria.

Southern Sydney Social Dinner

22 August 2013 / Adam Walker

18 members descended on Tradies at Gymea for the inaugural southern Sydney monthly social dinner. Some members even had another stamp added to their passports as they crossed over the river.

Sydney Chapter Dinner and Trivia Night

21 August 2013

Seven central Sydneysiders descended on the Commodore Hotel for dinner, chat and trivia. One of 13 teams on the night, we ate our meals whilst engaging in a fiercely competitive battle of trivia and general knowledge.

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.

Snow Foam

Doppio espresso and car wash

07 August 2013 / Adam Walker

Every month member Robert Forsyth opens up his factory in Artamon for a morning coffee and wash day.

Fitting coilovers to an NB MX-5

How to fit coilovers on your MX-5

17 May 2013 / DriftworksLtd

MX-5 Coilovers are straight forward and easy to fit. Here's a step-by-step DIY video guide from DriftworksLtd, about how to remove, prepare and fit coilovers to an NB MX-5.

Richard Hammond test drives an MX-5

Richard Hammond testing an MX-5

14 May 2013 / Top Gear

Richard Hammond test drives the Mazda MX-5 in Ireland, and puts the car to the test with an unusual race against a greyhound at Shelbourne Park. Who will win? Man or dog?