Editorial Update:

The event was won by David and Judy Jarrett for their combined Collingrove activity and gourmet BBQ hosted at their ‘ranch’ in the Adelaide Hills.   Congratualtins to David and Judy.  Pictures are pending.

Below you will find a list of all the runs which have been organized by our members since late November last year. These runs are eligible for the “Event of the Year” trophy sponsored by Gaetjens and Seniors’ Real Estate Specialists and a $250.00 prize.

The winner will be announced at the Christmas Lunch and Mr Gaetjens will make the presentation on the day. The winner will be chosen from current Club members’ votes so it is important that you complete and return this voting form on line as quickly as practicable.

As a memory jogger, this is a list of the Events that have been held to date and are eligible for nominations:

McLaren Vale Mid Week Run

Held on Wed 27 November, 2013 – Organised by Rick & Judy Bruckshaw – 11 Cars / 16 Attendees

Run travelled along the coast passing through Old Willunga to Wirra Wirra Winery for BYO morning tea and continue onto McLaren Flat, Clarendon, Happy Valley and lunch at Cafe Buongiorno at O’Halloran Hill.

President’s Christmas Morning Tea

Held on Fri 20 December, 2013 – Organised by Des & Susan Long – No Run –  22 Attendees

Everyone met at Kenton Valley Cherry Farm for Morning Tea and to purchase cherries for our Christmas tables.

Fish & Chip Run to Victor Harbor

Held on Fri 17 January, 2014 – Organised by Allen & Dianne Weber – 30 Cars / 56 Attendees

Met at Willunga Rose Gardens, a drive through the southern roads to Pa’s Cafe, Victor Harbor for a good feed of fish and chips.  Some stayed overnight.

Norwood Traffic Control Centre

Held on Wed 19 February, 2014 – Organised by Kari & Chris Soutter – No Run – 34 Attendees

We were shown both camera and management systems in place throughout the Metro and surrounding areas, the Heysen Tunnel, Freeways and Expressways.  Then 24 went for lunch at The Bath Hotel.

Collingrove to Jarrett’s

Held on Mon 10 March, 2014 – Organised by Judy & David Jarrett – 36 Cars / 62 Attendees

Met at Balhannah Oval and drove to Collingrove where we were all given the opportunity to view the Hillclimb and have morning tea, then drove to the Jarrett’s for a great BBQ and salads.

Kelsey Cottage to Monarto Zoo

Held on Wed 26 March, 2014 – Organised by Poppy & Dennis Hawkins – 11 Cars / 18 Attendees

Met at Kelsey Cottage for Morning Tea and then a quiet drive to Monarto Zoo where we took a bus ride through the Zoo and lunch.

Clarendon Oval to Bremerton Winery

Held on Wed 23 April, 2014 – Organised by John Firth – 19 Cars / 35 Attendees

Had morning tea at Clarendon Oval and then drove to Newman’s Horseradish farm for tastings and then onto Bremerton Winery for lunch and more wine tastings.

Run to Normanville

Held on Wed 7 May, 2014 – Organised by Helen & Wayne Gilbert  –  12 Cars / 23 Attendees

Met at O’Halloran Hill and drove though Clarendon, McLaren Vale, Normanville and over the Myponga Reservoir.  Morning Tea at McLaren Vale and then onto Normanville Hotel for lunch.

Burra Weekend Away

Held on  Sat 24 & Sun 25 May, 2014 – Organised by Robyn & Tony Colhoun – 16 Cars / 32 Attendees

Met at City Dismantler’s Gepps Cross and split into two groups. All met up at Skillogalee Winery for lunch and then onto Burra for an overnight stay and more eating.  Some visited a variety of wineries on the way to Burra, others just chose to go straight to Burra and get settled in to the Burra Cottages.

Robin’s Fuel Run

Held on Thu 19 June, 2014 – Organised by Robin Bostock – 15 Cars / 27 Attendees

Met at Cudlee Creek General Store and Cafe for morning tea, then a nice drive to Tanunda, Barossa Brewery & Brassiere for lunch and some beer tasting and a tour of how they brew beer.

Observation Run

Held on Sun 29 June, 2014 – Organised by Chris & Jane Gascoigne – 20 Cars / 37 Attendees

Observation sheets were handed to us as we set off.  The Observations took us to Greenoch via The Whispering Wall.  At the Aviation Museum, BBQ lunch and a talk from Lindsay Nitschke about his collection on display and a look through the Museum.  After lunch, wine tasting at the Murray Street winery and then The South Australian Company Store for afternoon tea.

Fleurieu Gourmet Run

Held on Sun 20 July 2014 – Organised by David & Dianne Low  –  22 Cars  / 42 Attendees

Visited Alexandrina Cheese Company, Mt Jagged for morning tea. Mount Compass Venison for smoked meats tastings.  Fox Creek Winery for wine tasting and McLaren Vale for sampling chocolates, olives and almonds and then lunch at Carmel’s Bar & Grill for Lunch.

Adelaide Oval Tour & Lunch

Held on Wed 30 July 2014 – Organised by Ian Sholl & Maxine Bails – No Run – 23 Attendees

Great Guided tour of the Adelaide Oval and then lunch at Next Generation Memorial Drive.

Hills to Sea – 3 events in one

Held on Thu 14 August 2014 – Organised by Rick & Judy Bruckshaw in collaboration with Di and Greg Charnley – 13 Cars / 23 Attendees

Event One – breakfast at Stirling Hotel. Event Two – guided tour of Wittunga Botanic Garden. Event Three – Lunch at Seacliff Hotel.

Port Elliot Run

Held on Sun 7 September 2014 – Organised by Richard Edwards & Tania Boon – 19 Cars / 39 Attendees

Morning tea at Myponga Markets via Uraidla, Mt Compass. Then through the Hindmarsh Valley through some great roads to Port Elliot for lunch.


Held on Wed 24 September 2014 – Organised by Brian & Janice Styles – 12 Cars / 22 Attendees

Met at Café Buongiorno for morning tea and then drove to Onkaparinga River for a walk and onto Old Noarlunga Hotel for lunch.

25th Anniversary of the MX5

Held on Mon 6 October 2014 – Organised by Des Long, Dennis & Poppy Hawkins and Kari Soutter and executed with the support of many club members – 123 Cars / 205 Attendees

Celebration of 25 years since the Manufacture of the MX5 in 1989, held at Birdwood Museum. Display of cars in NA, NB, NC’s and the first MX5 purchased in SA.

Ashbourne, Adelaide Hills

Held on Wed 22 October 2014 – Organised by Hans & Debbie Oldenhove – 25 Cars  / 45 Attendees

Drive from Mitcham to Macclesfield for morning tea and then ring route drive to Ashbourne for lunch.