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Tracking History at Honeysuckle Creek

22 February 2022 / Words by Mike Lawless & Rod Nicholas. Photos by Mike Lawless, Rod Nicholas & Barry Matson

We set off on a perfect Canberra summer day to track down a bit of history. We were on a picnic run out to the site of Canberra’s Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station, a vital link in the Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969.

Steve’s February Pub Lunch

22 February 2022 / Words by Steve Wakeling. Photos by Jo

The sign read “Winding road for 35 Kms”. I thought, 'you beaut'!

Canberra Chapter Pizza Evening

22 February 2022 / Bob Judd & Bricet Kloren

If there is one thing Canberra Chapter members enjoy, it is spending time with each other in gorgeous surroundings, while consuming beautifully prepared and presented food and drink.

Butter Factory Run

21 February 2022 / Words: John Zaremba. Photos: Senia Gaunson

What's more slippery than a bald tyre on a wet road? Find out by reading John's recount!

Phil's Restorations and Mazdas in the Mist

19 February 2022 / Words and Photos: Senia Gaunson.

How many parts are there in an MX-5? Phil will tell you as soon as he has finished his 'from the ground up' restoration!

Pelicans Love Fish

19 February 2022 / Words: Bill Short. Photos Bill Short and Wesley Hill

Find out why Wally had to clean his car - big time!

Mazdas to Merimbula

18 February 2022 / Story: Barry Pope; Photos: Bill Short, Robyn Blood, Anda Clayton

The Bega Valley, fine food and wine, MX5 roads, wonderful scenery and great company. Three days of great motoring. What else would you do during the week?

Araluen Pub Run

05 February 2022 / Words by Rod Nicholas. Photos by Rod & Maryanne Nicholas and Bill Short.

Ten cars. Two start points. Harley Davisons. Good pub food. Potholes. Sunshine. Rain. What more could you want?

Cordeaux Dam Oz Day Picnic

04 February 2022 / Words and Photos by Rod Nicholas

A small contingent of four cars moved out from Bungendore on a warming Wednesday morning. Lids down, caps on, we headed out for a roundabout trip through the scenic countryside ...

Australia Day 2022!

31 January 2022 / Words: Senia Gaunson Photos: Senia Gaunson, Bryan Shedden, Rob Wilco, Brendan Barr

A big event with interclub cricket, thong throwing and Jenga challenges to add to the celebration, the only thing missing was vegemite. Great organisation by Senia and Lena!

Five Hills 2022

27 January 2022 / Words by Norm Barker. Photos by Norm & Ros Barker, Rod & Maryanne Nicholas

Five Hills is an annual event as a heart-starter for the year's activities. This one was a beauty.

Motorkhana 2019 Round 2 - 14 July 2019 - photo by Rob Wilko

MX-5 Club motorkhana on 6th March is cancelled

26 January 2022

The V8 Supercars have over over SMSP on the 6th March, so no Club motorkhana.

Seal Rocks Run

20 January 2022 / Words by Rosy Black & Photos by Dayna Fisher

The meeting point for our Seal Rocks Run was the Port Macquarie Service Centre known locally at the Donut and attracted 10 members in 7 cars. The cars represented a range of MX-5’s from the NA’s to the latest luxury model in a range of beautiful colours...

Track Day Wakefield Park 2 Jun 2019 - Photo by Rob Wilko

Round 1 MX-5 Club track day

13 January 2022 / Ian Combes

Round 1 of the 2022 MX-5 Motorsport Championship is open for entries!

Club Torque Spring 2021

09 January 2022 / Words by G Peter Battisson and Kerri Langworthy-Ward

Well folks, it’s finally here, your latest “Club Torque Spring 2021”. It has taken Kerri -your Vice President and all round Super Woman with her astonishing Superpowers- and I -you’re getting fatter, little, over worked President- an incredible amount of time and hair pulling -hers, not mine, as I have very little- frustration to get this edition f

MNC Xmas Lunch & Mystery Run

09 January 2022 / Words by John Hansen, Photos by Gayle Adamson

Club members were looking forward to meeting each other and sharing a Christmas lunch to cap off a very disjointed COVID filled year. This year’s lunch would also see the retirement of the current Convenors, Allen and Peter after steering the club successfully for the past years...

COVID - TIMES

03 January 2022

COVID - TIMES

Dinner at the Friendly Inn, Kangaroo Valley on 2 Jan 2022 - photo by Rob Wilko

Kangaroo Valley Twilight Run

03 January 2022 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Rob Wilko

The annual twilight run to Kangaroo Valley by Illawarra Chapter has become something of an institution. It's a great way to kick off the new year and share tales of festive season celebrations. The 2022 version was possibly the best yet with glorious blue skies and warm sunshine.

Jervis Bay jingles

24 December 2021 / Story: Brian Clayton; Photos: Anda Clayton, Bill Short

Today took us to our final MX5 car club event for 2021-adorned in "something Christmassy", 8 of us enjoyed morning tea and a walk at Jervis Bay's beautiful but otherwise deserted Greenfield Beach, then on to Husky for lunch at Club Jervis Bay.

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.