“Rosehaven” run

Words, photos & organiser: John Waldock The fickle weather god struck again, sending us lots of rain – so many many MX-5s stayed at home for the Run to Rosehaven. Only four brave cars turned up for the run, and we departed on time, heading south out of Hobart towards Longley, our
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Touring to Taranna

Words, photos & organiser: John Waldock After such a big break from Chapter events it was no surprise that the Southern Tassie Chapter turned out in force for the first run since February. We had 12 cars and 23 attendees, with others emailing to express their disappointment in bei
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Hamilton lunch run

Words & photos: John Waldock Organiser: Graeme Johnson It’s great to have a first time run organiser and well done to Graeme for putting together a beauty. With blue skies and lots of sunshine, we gathered at Granton. A few hot rods showed up for a run of their own, and we also h
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Mid-week run to Bruny Island

Story: Organiser: David Pitt ■ Photos: Rob Tanner, David Pitt Bruny Island is located about 40 kilometres south of Hobart and is a popular weekend and holiday destination. Generations of Tasmanians have spent their summers enjoying barbecues at their shacks, walks along the long sandy
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Fish & Chip run

Words, photos & organiser: John Waldock So another new year and it was time to head out for a little cruise into the countryside. The Chapter assembled as usual, all hale, hearty, sun tanned and rested after a hectic Christmas for most of us. A small group this time – many were a
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A spin & a BBQ in paradise

Words, photos & organiser: John Waldock The end of another year and a chance to relax and hang out with the Southern Tasmania group was something to cap off another great year of MX-5ing! We met at Rosny as usual, a good-sized group with new members Richard and Andrew along for t
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Cool runnings!

Story: Michelle & John Waldock A summer twilight run sounds so tempting -– tops down, a short but fun drive through the countryside and afternoon tea with friends … What’s not to like? Nothing, except the weather gods had taken the day off and had forgotten to turn on the su
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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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Circuitous Crossword Capers

Story: Michelle Waldock This was the first time that Brandt had organised a run, so the other members naturally expected great things – and we were not disappointed. Upon meeting at the usual place at the usual time, we were presented with a crossword, a panic envelope and the ‘rules
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Cascading into Christmas!

Story: John Waldock There seems to be something about end-of-year runs that gives them a life of their own. In the past we have had wine tastings, raffles, nice runs in the country and Christmas lunches to die for. The planning for this year’s Christmas run started modestly. We would
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