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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Brisbane Ranges run

Story: Lockie Story Well, here I am on the second run since I broke my back. I decided that Molly needed a run and so I tidied her up, gave her a bath and some pampering and rocked up to McDonald’s in Sebastapol for the start of the run. The car park was packed and the Maccas was flat
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Magical Mystery Tour 2.5 …

Story: Alana McDougall Once upon a sunny October day in northern Tasmania where all roads were built for the MX-5, a group of eager MX-5 drivers and navigators met for what has become our annual Mystery Run devised by Alana and Trevor. With all participants having been forewarned to e
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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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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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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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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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