The “Not the Jingellic Run” run!

Story: Ron Gillick Until very recently our run was to be Bill and Elaine’s annual Jingellic Run along the banks of the Murray River, with lunch at the picturesque Jingellic pub. However, based on some recent personal experience and reports from others, it seems that the pub no longer
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Winton 6 Hour 2014: On the podium … again!

Story: Robert Downes A significant event on the Club’s motor sport calendar is the AROCA six-hour regularity event at Winton in October each year. We were blessed with warm weather all weekend with a full field of more than 40 teams featuring over 20 makes of cars and over 60 models.
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Southport Safari

Story: Rob Tanner. The day dawned reasonably fine, but with a forecast of showers and 19° for our Safari to Southport. Meeting at the Rosny Bowls Club car park at 9am, we had an excellent turn up of 12 cars – including Ian and Karen Bradshaw from the Western Victoria Chapter, who were
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High Country run

Story: Ben Sale It was early on a bright, crisp Saturday morning that we gathered at Croydon McDonald’s, freshly caffeinated and with animated faces. MX-5s of all colours gathered ready to explore the rugged high country of north-eastern Victoria, a region laced with the roads and swi
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The Dargo Birthday Bash

Story: Jenna Perks Happy birthday, MX-5s … … and so started the Dargo Birthday Bash in Stratford at 9am. The run was organised by our prized Eastern Victoria Chapter L-plater Nic Bodey with the assistance of his dad, John Bodey. What a fabulous turn out it was too, especia
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Photos from the ND launch, Monterey, CA

Ben Sale’s images from the launch Thanks to Mazda Australia, Ben Sale was at the US leg of the global reveal of the new Mazda MX-5 in California on 4 September, 2014. He was there representing the Australian Mazda MX-5 Clubs. Here’s a selection of his images … Offici
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No rain on this parade!

Story: Murray Finlay The weather gods smiled on us this year, keeping things fine and dry for our display and Mazda3 Celebrity Race parade lap at the 2014 Rolex Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. The owners of 22 of the Club’s finest MX-5s (well, the lucky 22 who were first to answer th
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Winton 6 Hour 2013 – first again!

Story: Noel Heritage While technically not a “race” (those who compete may differ slightly), one of the key highlights of our motor sport calendar every year is the AROCA 6 Hour at Winton Motor Raceway near Benalla in Central Victoria. This is a weekend-long motor sport overdose with
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Turtons Track run

Story: Noellene Gleeson It’s between 9.30 and 10am and the cars start arriving. To fill in the time waiting is quite easy … we all love to yak, and some make use of the time to check under bonnets etc. We were expecting eight cars to leave from Ballarat, so at 10am on the dot a call t
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The ups and downs of Club runs!

Story: Jenna Perks Well, no big surprises here – yet another fantastic ‘Eastern Victoria Chapter’ run! Meeting on a Saturday was a little bit of a throwback and I suspect it affected our attendance numbers too, but that was their loss! Twelve cars in all, meeting at McDonald’s Moe to
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