And how did you spend Valentine’s Day?

Story: Alan Bennett Very romantic, this Valentine’s day thing. Red roses, chocolates, wine, candlelight, soft music … … or getting up early, checking the weather forecast and 5 1/2 hours sitting in a tin box on wheels, in three stages with spurs (and just 50 shades of grey
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It’s the journey, not the destination …

Story: Bronwyn Roche Who can be bothered driving down to Phillip Island beaches at the height of the summer holidays with all that traffic? Not us! The Central Chapter’s Long Way Round run via the Gippsland hills took us to Grantville on Westernport Bay, missing that entire beach-boun
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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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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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Supporting the CFA

Story: Alan Bennett In the deadly 2009 bushfires that devastated Victoria, Strath Creek CFA lost two firefighters in the onslaught from the ’perfect storm’ that swept the area. At that time their firefighting capability was restricted to a water tank on the back of a ute and their bas
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Strathmore to Trentham

Story: Alan Bennett Variety, they say, is the spice of life. Every so often there is a Saturday afternoon run and, as Will Campbell explained, they tend to be occasional, shorter than Sunday runs, afternoons and set to appeal to those that can’t make other events. Easily tempted, my w
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Learning my ABCs

Story: Bronwyn Roche Heading off on the Central Chapter run from Melbourne to the Club’s annual awards lunch at Macedon was an opportunity for my driver to give the navigator a lesson on the difference between the NA, NB and NC Mazda MX-5 models. Given my level of car identification s
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One “L” of a run

Story: Grant Butler This run was a chance to have a joint run with the Central Chapter. The Eastern Victoria group of five cars left Yarragon and wound their way over the Gippsland hills to Loch for the rendezvous with the Central group, which had left from Berwick. Our group, while s
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