Tops Down at Twilight run

Words: Steven Murphy ■ Photos: Margie Cusack, Keith & June Teeuw, Bronwyn & Geoff Roche ■ Organisers: Katrina & John Palmer Before presenting this report, I must confess, to my everlasting shame, that I totally misunderstood what ‘tops down at twilight’ meant! Moving on
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Nursery Lunch Run

Words: Craig Dixon Photos: Craig Dixon, Julie Neal, June Teeuw Organiser: Bryan Holman Apart from the rain, this was a great day out … except for the rain. Oh, did I mention the rain? Arriving at Beasley’s Nursery in Warrandyte, there was already one other MX-5 in the car park.
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The First Run of 2020 …

Words, photos and organisers: Margie Cusack & Bob de Bont The first run of 2020 – the run that nearly wasn’t! After weeks of incredible heat and devastating bushfires, this Monday dawned to a misty, hazy and overcast day with a tinge of smoke mixed in. We headed across to Yarra J
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Boxing Day twilight run

Words: David Wilson Photos: Margie Cusack, Phil Menezes, Bob de Bont and Martin Scerri Organiser: Peter Dannock ’Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. That’s because they were out in their MX-5s enjoying the beautiful we
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Christmas lunch run

Words: Luke Reid Photos: Luke Reid, Geoff & Bronwyn Roche, Jim Kennedy, Katrina Palmer We all braved the weather and met at Chirnside Park shopping centre hoping that the rain would hold off. One car had a very special K9 passenger. With a few of us dressed in our Christmas attir
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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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