Brass Monkey 2024

Sun 14 July 2024
MEET 1: Ampol Foodary ( formaly Caltex) at the M4 West Service Centre, Eastern Creek. **** MEET 2: Ampol Foodary ( formaly Caltex) on the M4 at Glenbrook
MEET 1: 5:30am for 6:00am Start. **** MEET 2: 5:50am for 6:00am Join
Michael Soulos, 0413 11 33 99
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Breakfast Venue:   Bathurst RSL, 114 Rankin Street, Bathurst starting from 8.30am until 9.30am.


WHAT IS THE BRASS MONKEY ALL ABOUT   The Brass Monkey is an annual open invitation event to a breakfast organised by the MX-5 Club of NSW from 2015 and the premier open roadster run out of Sydney.  The event attracts over 100 participants who possess a good sense of adventure and humour for a charity breakfast.  The Brass Monkey should be on all enthusiasts’ bucket list if you love a great drive on a cold crisp frosty morning in the middle of winter at your chosen pace through the countryside to start your day.  It is not a cannonball run on public roads.

WHY GET OUT OF BED FOR A DAWN BUSTER RUN   If you have never been part of the Brass Monkey Events then don’t be discouraged by a dawn buster run over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst because you think it is too early, dark and cold.  The Brass Monkey has attracted thousands of motoring enthusiasts over the past 30 years.  It is an experience that is worth getting out of bed at sparrows fart to enjoy in the middle of winter.  Appropriately dressed with the roof down (or windows down in a tin top) and heater on, you will participate and enjoy in a memorable fun run to raise some money for a worthy cause.


Meet 1: Ampol Foodary (formaly Caltex)  at the M4 West Service Centre Eastern Creek. – Time 5:30 for 6:00am Start

Meet 2: Ampol Foodary ( formaly Caltex) on the M4 at Glenbrook

Meet 3: Jump in anywhere along the Great Western Highway with run going through Katoomba at around 7.00am.


WHAT IS THE ROUTE   Get to Bathurst whichever way you chose for the Brass Monkey Breakfast between 8.30am and 9.30am.  The Brass Monkey starts running under the stars at 6.00am down the M4 and waits for nobody.  The MX-5 Club of NSW will chase the Brass Monkey along the M4 and Great Western Highway all the way to Bathurst, a distance of around 165km, with return runs on back roads starting from the top of Mt Panorama circuit at 10.00am to return back across the mountains to the city limits.  Your options to get to Bathurst for breakfast and return to the city for lunch are varied and numerous.


TICKETS   The Brass Monkey Charity Breakfast requires you to pay $28.00pp by direct deposit by following the instructions ensuring that you use the correct “Reference” if you wish to have your registration recorded.

It is important to use your reference when registering be that "BM+Member No" (e.g. BM1234) OR BM+Surname if not a member (e.g. BMSmithwhen paying.

Without entering your reference we cannot verify and list you as paid & registered.

Everyone will be checked off on entering the breakfast venue on the day

Note: The Club has changed banks recently so make sure you use the BSB and Account numbers below

BSB: 032020

Account Number: 381628

Account Name: Mazda MX-5 Club of NSW


BOOKING CLOSE ON Friday 12th July 2024 with breakfast tickets available at the door costing $30.00 per person with a little bit more going to CareFliight.


******************************BRASS MONKEY RETURN RUNS*****************************


The Brass Monkey return runs are waypoint run an offer everyone an option of an enjoyable run with likeminded enthusiast that could see you home for lunch or whatever you have planned that afternoon. 


After breakfast join one of the runs points organized for return runs back to Sydney for MOTY points.  All return runs start from the hard stand at the top of Mt Panorama opposite McPhillamy Park. 

The locations in the run descriptions in bold font should be used as waypoints on your GPS as no route maps will be issued.


Short Return Run will hopefully heads off at 10.00am for a drive across to The Lagoon then on to O’Connell for a run along Mutton Falls Road through Tarana to follow the Sodwalls Road and Sandy Hollow Road past Lake Lyle to finish off the short run of 66km at the Shell Service Station at the intersection of Magpie Hollow Road and GWH at South Bowenfels.  From Bowenfels you can cross the mountains on either the Bells Line of Road or Great Western Highway.


Long Return Run is for enthusiasts and is planned to head off at 10.15am and head down some fantastic MX-5 roads to Rockley then wind across country through Mt David and Black Springs before a run down to Porters Retreat to enjoy the joy of driving Shooters Hill Road then up to Oberon.  From Oberon the route heads up Lowes Mount Road to Tarana for the run along Sodwalls then Sandy Hollow Road over the dam wall at Lake Lyle to end at the Shell Service Station at the intersection of Magpie Hollow Road and GWH at South Bowenfels, a distance of 183km.  From Bowenfels you can cross the mountains on either the Bells Line of Road or Great Western Highway.




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