Calendar archive – 2012

Following is the list of social and motor sport events conducted by the Mazda MX-5 Club of Victoria & Tasmania during 2012:

DateHostEvent
08/01/2012ClubTwilight in the Trees ... get your January “fix” with a twilight run from Tecoma through the Dandenong Ranges.
22/01/2012GippslandTarra-Bulga run ... more of Alan’s favourite roads.
29/01/2012MotorkhanaVictorian Motorkhana Championship - practice day: Werribee (on dirt). A very relaxed (and cheap) event for those who have a CAMS licence and want to give Motorkhana a try, for anyone interested to come and have a look, or wanting the opportunity to ride as passenger with one of the regular competitors (indemnity form required to be signed).
04/02/2012MotorkhanaVMC Rd 1: Pakenham (grass).
12/02/2012North-Eastern VictoriaWoomargama run ... a run from Wodonga around the Woomargama area of southern NSW.
19/02/2012ClubPast Presidents’ run ... join past presidents and life members David Henry and David James for an old-style Club navigation run, from South Yarra to the Bellarine Peninsula -- a real challenge and loads of fun!
25/02/2012Northern TasmaniaSymmons Plains ... a run to Symmons Plains track for a chance to drive your car on the track. Track cost approx. $25
25/02/2012HobartSaturday twilight run ... Fern Tree, Lower Longley and across to Margate and back to town for fish and chips in at the wharf
26/02/2012Western VictoriaRocks & Rolling Hills run ... a leisurely drive through the Heathcote area to Castlemaine.
03/03/2012Motor SportRacecraft/driver training, Winton (AROCA) ... intended only for those wanting to begin or improve motor sport
04/03/2012Motor Sport2011-2012 Motor Sport Championship – Rd 7: Sprints, Winton (AROCA)
11/03/2012HobartTarraleah run ...
17/03/2012ClubTodds’ TwilightTour - Cobaw and the Macedon Ranges ... Saturday afternoon run. Approx. 150km around Hanging Rock, finishing in Gisborne for BYO picnic or BBQ dinner.
22/03/2012ClubNew Members’ Night ... 'The Garage Café', Carlton
24-25/03/2012Western VictoriaHalls Gap run ... your choice of a one- or two-day run from Ballarat to Dadswells Bridge and Roses Gap, overnight in Mockinya (for those staying), then Halls Gap, Dunkeld and home.
01/04/2012CentralBerwick to Phillip Island ... a run through South Gippsland to Rhyll.
01/04/2012Eastern VictoriaYarragon to Phillip Island ... a run from Yarragon to Phillip Island, meeting up with the Melbourne brethren at Rhyll.
06-10/04/2012NSW ClubNatMeet 2012 – Canberra
15/04/2012North-Eastern Victoria5th anniversary run ... Yackandandah to Dederand, over Tawonga Gap to Bright, then run up Mt Buffalo for a BYO picnic lunch and finish in Porepunkah.
15/04/2012Southern TasmaniaSpit roast at Ross ...
15/04/2012MotorkhanaVMC Rd 2: Deniliquin, NSW, with Autocross event on the Saturday.
22/04/2012Northern TasmaniaFish, Chips & Chocolate run ... a run from Devonport to Wynyard for fish & chips on the wharf.
29/04/2012Motor Sport2011-2012 Motor Sport Championship – Rd 8: Sprints, Sandown (AROCA)
29/04/2012Western Victoria3rd anniversary run ... taking in Cressy, Colac, Beech Forest, Turtons Track, Skenes Creek, Lorne and Winchelsea.
06/05/2012CentralPetanque at Lovegrove’s Winery ... the return of a favourite run to Lovegrove winery for exceptional food and a game of petanque.
11/05/2012Motor SportAnnual Motor Sport Meeting ... City Mazda, South Melbourne.
13/05/2012MotorkhanaVMC Rd 3: Pakenham (grass/dirt).
15-17/05/2012ClubAnnual Campbell/Todd mid-week adventure ... A mid-week three-day/two-night getaway to the spectacular south-west coast of Victoria.
20/05/2012Western VictoriaBradshaws’ Halls Gap and Avoca run ...
20/05/2012Northern TasmaniaPicnic at Ross ... a very special Tasmanian motoring event ... Meet at Longford Lions Park at 8.30am for the run to Ross. Park and display your MX-5 along with the other 600 cars expected.
20/05/2012Southern TasmaniaPicnic at Ross ...
26/05/2012ClubDyno Day: open to all Club members ... RTR, Dandenong. $50/car – limited to 40 cars ...
27/05/2012ClubPresident’s run to ... Mazda! A “local” run ending up at Mazda Australia HQ for a BBQ lunch and a look through some of their “milestone” models. Mazda’s shout for lunch.
10/06/2012Southern TasmaniaCygnet run ... a casual run down the Tasman Peninsula.
17/06/2012North-Eastern VictoriaJingellic run ... from Wodonga through Granya then along the banks of the Murray River for a lunch at the Jingellic pub.
17/06/2012MotorkhanaVMC Rd 4: Pakenham (grass/dirt).
23/06/2012Western VictoriaWestern run to DECA ... a run for Western Victoria Chapter members to Shepparton for DECA (tomorrow). Run from Ballarat to Shepparton via Kyneton, Heathcote and Nagambie.
24/06/2012ClubDECA motorkhana / driver training & fun day ... non-Championship event.
30/06/2012Motor Sport2012-2013 Motor Sport Championship – Rd 1: Sprints, Phillip Island (AROCA)
08/07/2012Southern TasmaniaAusmas run ... lunch at the Richmond Arms in Richmond.
14/07/2012MotorkhanaVMC Rd 5: Huntly Saleyards [Bendigo] (bitumen).
22/07/2012Central2012 Awards lunch run ... a rewarding run to the awards venue.
22/07/2012Club2012 Awards lunch ... Macedon Views, Woodend.
28-29/07/2012Western VictoriaBeechworth weekend ... a run from Ballarat to Beechworth on Saturday; home via Whitfield and Mansfield on Sunday.
04/08/2012CentralRun to Trentham ... a Saturday afternoon run to Trentham, for afternoon tea!
04/08/2012Motor SportJunior driver training – Winton (AROCA).
05/08/2012Motor Sport2012-2013 Motor Sport Championship – Rd 2: Sprints, Winton (AROCA)
05/08/2012MotorkhanaVMC Rd 6: Mt Gambier Saleyards, SA (bitumen).
08/08/2012Club2011-2012 Annual General Meeting ... Albert Sailing Club, Aquatic Drive, Albert Park.
12/08/2012Southern TasmaniaTasman Peninsula run ...
19/08/2012Motor Sport2012-2013 Motor Sport Championship – Rd 3: Sprints, Sandown (AROCA)
26/08/2012Western VictoriaA Winter’s run in the West ... Ballarat, Steiglitz, Ballan, Trentham, Shepherds Flat, Creswick and surrounds.
26/08/2012Northern TasmaniaAny excuse to drive the Sideling ... meet at Launceston Motor Museum; lunch at the 'Pub in the Paddock'.
01/09/2012MotorkhanaVMC Rd 7: Leongatha Saleyards [near Koonawarra] (bitumen).
08-09/09/2012Northern TasmaniaColes Bay weekend ... meeting up with the Southerners at Coles Bay for a weekend of fun and fellowship.
09/09/2012Southern TasmaniaColes Bay run ...
22/09/2012CentralGarage Day at Dick’s ... three hours at Club sponsor, the MX5 Factory in Ringwood, to learn what makes the MX-5 tick.
22/09/2012MotorkhanaVMC Rd 8: Huntly Saleyards [Bendigo] (bitumen).
23/09/2012Western VictoriaGoldfields Run ... from Ballarat, passing through Clunes, Newstead, Maldon and ... ???
29/09/2012CentralBen & Alex’s High Country run ... a long day’s drive over what we believe are Australia’s best roads.
30/09/2012Motor SportRob Roy hillclimb: CAMS come and try day: Rob Roy, Christmas Hills (non-Club/non-championship event) ...
13-14/10/2012Western VictoriaWeekend getaway ... going to Yackandandah!
13-14/10/2012Motor Sport2012 Winton 6-Hour Regularity (non-championship event): Winton
13-14/10/2012MotorkhanaAustralian Motorkhana Championship ... Ipswich, Queensland
14/10/2012CentralGreat Ocean Road dawn run ... the return of an annual favourite - a dawn run down Australia’s most iconic road!
14/10/2012Southern TasmaniaMaydena run ... a drive to Maydena via New Norfolk and Westaway.
20/10/2012Southern TasmaniaSouthern Tassie curry night ... Mike and Liz host the chapter on this evening for dinner, notably a curry.
21/10/2012Eastern VictoriaGippsland run ... last year’s popular Yarragon-Trafalgar run in reverse!
21/10/2012Southern TasmaniaShannons Show & Shine ... Tasmania’s biggest car and bike show.
22-27/10/2012ClubNSW south coast run ... a six-day excursion around eastern Victoria and southern NSW, from the coast to the high country.
04/11/2012CentralAnnual CFA run ... our annual run to visit the Strath Creek CFA.
04/11/2012Western VictoriaBallarat Springfest ... Shannons Show & Glow Car Show. 9.30am to 3pm. East side of Lake Wendouree.
10/11/2012CentralDetailing 101 workshop ... the “good oil” on what the pro’s use and how they go about getting that better-than-showroom shine.
11/11/2012Southern TasmaniaWinery & picnic run ...
17/11/2012Motor Sport2012-2013 Motor Sport Championship – Rd 4: Sprints, Phillip Island (AROCA)
17-18/11/2012North-Eastern VictoriaSummit to Sea (and back) weekend run ... a weekend run from the Victorian high country to the Gippsland sea.
25/11/2012Western VictoriaCoastal run ... a day out on some of our favourite south-western coastal roads.
25/11/2012MotorkhanaVMC Rd 9
28/11/2012CentralNew members’ night ... The Garage Café, Carlton.
02/12/2012North-Eastern VictoriaChristmas run ... a run around Yackandandah, Myrtleford, Beechworth area.
02/12/2012Motor Sport2012-2013 Motor Sport Championship – Rd 5: Sprints, Winton (AROCA)
08/12/2012Eastern VictoriaChristmas breakup ... La Porchetta, Traralgon.
09/12/2012CentralChristmas run ... Breakfast by the Bay, with a Mornington Peninsula tour.
15/12/2012Southern TasmaniaChristmas run ... a drive followed by wine tasting.
16/12/2102Western VictoriaChristmas run ... through the Pyrenees.