Banrock Station Wine & Wetland Centre – Sunday 14th Aug 16

Here is a great writeup by Peter Knights about the run to Banrock Station. It was a really fabulous run, even though there were some kms to cover before we got to Banrock Station.  As one attendee said, “it was a great opportunity to blow the cobwebs out of the MX5″

Run to Riverscape Restaurant, Murray Bridge – Sunday 24th Jul 16

A drive through the wet, wild and beautiful countryside. Lunch over looking houseboats. Run and review by Fay Esau.

Mid-Year Lunch – Hortas Restaurant, Port Noarlunga – Sunday 10th July 16

A really successful lunch with scenic views of both the reef and the jetty.  Read the review by Dennis Hawkins.

Glen Ewen Estate to Weintal Resort Tanunda – Wed 6th July 16

Barossa run during the depths of winter.  Writeup & photos by Gary & Helen Francou.

Tenefeat Winery – Sun 19th June 16

As Caroline says in her writeup, it was a great run through some really great MX5 driving roads with long and winding stretches, the venue was fantastic and a great lunch for $30.00.

Thank you to Caroline and Mark for a fantastic day.  Looking forward to your next year’s run.  Writeup & photos courtesy Caroline Thornton

Peter Hall Memorial Regularity Race – 1st May 16

Peter Hall was an icon in the Marque Sports Car Association of S.A.   His passing was a tragic loss for the MSCA members, particularly as a key member of the committee.  Hence the memorial race is highly regarded across the car clubs that the MSCA represents and for which they organise the motor sport program.

Read Wes’ Peter Hall Memorial report from the event which also gives the reader a great insight into the cameraderie and individual passion that exists with our small band of MX-5 racing enthusiasts and supporters.  (Wes being the ‘gold star’ supporter!)

Glacier Cafe Run – 24th April 2016

Read Tony Colhoun’s report with pictures.

Wallaroo Fish & Chips Overnighter – 5-6th Feb 16

This was our first overnight excursion to Wallaroo and a change of direction for the traditional first-event-of-the-year Fish and Chips run.  What a great spot and a tremendously convivial social occasion.  Read Dianne and Allen Weber’s report.

Take Your Tops Off for Cancer – Sat 31 Oct 15

A National Motor Museum event for all convertible cars, sponsored by Shannons, supporting Breast Cancer Australia.  Read the review

Test Drive of the new ND – Sat 8th Aug 15

A great turnout at Jarrett Motors at Totness (Mt Barker) to test drive the new ND model.  The buzz over the new model has encouraged a few club members to write of their experiences.  For your reading pleasure there is:

Marque Le Maistre has very kindly provided photos – under the bonnet, through the door, of the dashboard and the car in profile

Peter Hall Memorial 6hr Regularity Relay – May 2015

We came 8th and 10th in the annual 6hr Regularity Relay held at Mallala.  Read Marque Le Maistre’s report of the day.

Robe Biennial Weekend – March 2015

The regular biennial weekend with the Victorian MX-5 Club was in Robe S.A. over the long weekend 7-9 March 2015.  Read Des Long’s report

Hills, Food & Chocolate Run – Wed 25th Feb 15

Wes & Paula Burfitt organised their first run taking us through the hills to a great lunch at Aldgate.  Along the way we stocked up on chocolates!!  How great is that !!  Read more.

MSCA Trophy Presentation Day – Sun 15th Feb 15

The trophies were presented to successful supersprint drivers from the 2014 race calendar.  This year the presentations were held Mt. Barker Showgrounds.  Read Marque Le Maistre’s account of the day that was forwarded to the Argus Newspaper.

W.A. President’s Run to Normanville

The run on 7 Jan was a warm affair in more than the social sense.  It was a hot and hunid day but the group did not flag.   Read Poppy Hawkins’ account of the day.

Christmas Cocktail Party at Glen Ewin Estate Winery – Sun 8th Dec 14christmas santa4

Poppy Hawkins organised an awesome Cocktail Party at Glen Ewin Estate Winery.  The winery is a unique heritage listed property with beautiful gardens overlooking a lake.  Read the review and see who won this year’s club awards.

Cudlee Creek to Pindarie Winery – Wed 18th Nov 14

Dianne and Mark Robertson’s run today was to the Pindarie Winery at Gomersal.  Small boutique family winery with an outstanding view.  Read more.

Greenman Inn, Ashbourne – Wed 22nd Oct 14

Hans & Debbie Oldenhove organised a truly great run from Mitcham to Macclesfield then onto Ashbourne via the Kuitpo Forest.  Read more.

25th Anniversary Gathering at the National Motor Museum – Mon 6th Oct 14

Des Long, Dennis Hawkins, Poppy Hawkins and Kari Soutter took up the challenge to arrange the largest gathering of MX5’s ever in the state in recognition of the car having a milestone birthday.  Here are some of their achievements:

  • The stunning glossy flyer
  • The article in the Hills Courier Newspaper
  • The write-up in Riverland Real Estate (Murray Pioneer Newspaper)
  • The write-up in The Advertisers Sports Car Section
  • The follow up article in the Hills Courier Newspaper

They used Facebook, invitation cards, Zoom TV and featured on websites of the National Museum and Shannons.  They even appeared in the Messengers What’s On section. Mazda Australia assisted with an email mail-out and promotional items whilst some Mazda dealers further assisted by not only displaying the flyer and but offering prizes. Did their marketing work?  Here’s Des Long’s report on the event !

Lunch-a-Lot to Old Noarlunga – Wed 24th Sept 14

Starting at Cafe Buongiorno, Main South Road, for morning tea and then driving through some lovely hills roads to Old Noarlunga Hotel, Old Noarlunga.  Read Poppy Hawkins write-up for the day

Port Elliot – Sun 7th Sept 14

A drive through our hills and valleys to Port Elliot for lunch.  We took some of our favourite roads and some new ones.  The descent down Crow’s Nest Road into Port Elliot was awesome.  Read Poppy Hawkins report on the event.

Wittunga Gardens – Thurs 14th Aug 14

Started at the Stirling Hotel for breakfast, finished at the Seacliff Pub for lunch and squeezed in a tour of Wittunga Gardens.  Read Dianne Weber’s write-up.

Adelaide Oval Visit and Lunch – Wed 29th Jul 14

The weather may have been dodgy but thevisit went well.  Read Poppy Hawkins account.

Fleurieu Gourmet Run – Sun 20th July 14

And then, in the middle of winter, a most delightful day spent on the produce trail of the McLaren Vale.  Report by Kari Soutter.

Mid Year Lunch at the Royal Coach – Sun 6th July 14

The mid year lunch had record attendance by members.  For a theme, we asked members with artistic skills to display some of their works.  Report by Poppy Hawkins.

Greenock Aviation Museum & Observation Run – Sun 29th Jun 14

It may have been a cold, wintery day but the fun and warm company dominated.  Read all about it.

Burra Weekend Away: 24-25th May 2014

A relaxed weekend of fun an laughter thanks to the organisation of Tony and Robyn Colhoun. Read Poppy Hawkins summary...

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NATMEET 2014 Caloundra, Queensland

A small band of loyal NATMEET supporters from our SA Club made the most of the time in Queensland, some staying on for an extended break.  However, it was a long way and a bit of an adventure in the MX-5!  Read David and Judy Jarrett and Allen and Dianne Weber’s Report on the event.

Bremerton Winery Mid-week Run – 23rd April 2014

Another great mid-week run via Newman’s Horseradish Farm.  Read Poppy Hawkin’s report

Vintage and Classic Event – Sun 6th April 2014

Great weather, great weather and a great social day.  Read Poppy Hawkins’ report .

Monarto Zoo Visit

Been here?  If not you missed a surprising interesting place. Read Poppy Hawkins’ report on the great visit to Monarto Zoo on Wednesday, 26th March.

Collingrove and Jarrett’s Lunch

A big day on the Adelaide Cup holiday, 10 March 2014.   Personal experience on the Hillclimb track and a great lunch at the Jarrett ‘Ranch’. Read Poppy Hawkins’ report.

MSCA Trophy Day – Bethany

This year the Marque Sports car Assocaition Trophy day was staged in the Barossa Valley at a cosy ltlle park at Bethany. Read Des Long’s Report on the day

Fish and Chip Run Report

The Fish and Chip Run is traditionally the first Run in a new year.   It is always well attended and is rapidly becoming an overnight occasion with breakfast next morning. Read Poppy Hawkins’ account of 17th January 2014 run

Report and Images from Cherry Farm Morning Tea

The Kenton Valley Cherry Farm is a great spot for a morning or afternoon tea, particularly when cherries are in season.  The cakes and goodies are all home-made; the cherries are the right price; and you always enjoy country hospitality in a modern-rustic setting. Read Poppy Hawkins’ account and view the images from the President’s Morning on Friday 13th of December 2013.

Report from Club Christmas Lunch – Belair Country Club

Our most popular event on the social calendar and the culmination of a busy 2013.  Great setting, lively entertainment and a great group of Club members. Read Poppy Hawkins’ account of the afternoon.

The  Grampians Weekend

The biennial get-together of the Victorian and South Australian Mazda MX-5 Clubs: Friday 8 – Monday 11 March, 2013 – Halls Gap, in Victoria’s Grampians

Read Dianne Weber’s account with images…..

The Four Day Weekend on the Apple Isle

A dedicated group of Club members headed off for four days in Tassie in February and had a great time. Read Tony Colhoun’s report with images…