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The Mazda MX-5 Club of Victoria & Tasmania kicked off with the Southern Hemisphere’s first-ever gathering of Mazda MX-5 owners at the Old Cheese Factory in Berwick, Victoria, on 6 May 1990 – the first MX-5 Club in Australia – and had its first formal meeting of members on 10 August 1990. With 167 members attending, the Club boasted the largest inaugural membership of any CAMS (now Motorsport Australia) -affiliated Club.
We have around 1000 members, male and female, of all backgrounds, interests, ages and levels of enthusiasm. Unlike a lot of car clubs, we don’t have regular member meetings … we prefer to actually get out on the road or on the track and drive the cars, rather than sit and talk about them.
The Club is a one-marque club catering only for Mazda MX-5s (and MX-5 variants including Mazda Miatas, Eunos Roadsters and Mazda Roadsters). Despite its origins, the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is not considered to be an MX-5 variant.
On the social side, we have several events each month, variously organised by our different Chapters. A quick look at our calendar will give you an idea of what’s on offer there. Typically our events are on Sundays, with some on Saturdays and some mid-week, finding the best MX-5 roads and ending up somewhere for a picnic or lunch at a restaurant; it’s here where we chat and compare notes about the cars (mostly just chat!).
On the Motorsport side, we have an annual championship (usually 8 to 10 rounds) of sprint events (cars against the clock rather than door handle to door handle racing), held at the major motor sport tracks around Victoria (Winton, Phillip Island, Sandown) as well as Broadford and Wodonga TAFE, and occasionally at The Bend in SA.
Some of our members also try their hand at Khanacross, taking part in the Club’s annual Khanacross Championship.
Whichever is your passion, you’ll find a welcoming bunch of people who all share your passion for the MX-5 and the joy it brings.Visit the Club's photo gallery
- to encourage the coming together of owners and drivers (and their respective families and friends) of Mazda MX-5 automobiles by actively promoting membership of the club to all who own and/or drive the car;
- to promote and further the practical, sporting and social aspects of motoring within the membership of the club and, where necessary or desirable, to join with other persons, clubs or associations in Australia and overseas for those purposes;
- to encourage participation by and social interaction between members, and generally to afford to them all the usual privileges and advantages of membership of the club; and
- to encourage courtesy, good driving and safety on the roads of Australia.