MX-5 OWNERS CLUB
By Club National Events and Exhibitions Organiser, Iain Fleming
Once you’ve read about all the great reasons for joining the MX5OC, you sign up for membership today.
DRIVING AND OWNING a Mazda MX-5 is a special experience and it makes sense to want to join a club that supports both you and your car. We frequently are asked ‘what do I get?’ and the answer is becoming longer and longer.
Regardless of which of the four generations of MX-5 that you own, the MX-5 Owners
Club is tailored to support all aspects of ownership, from track and motorsport experiences to local area meets, car shows, late night drive-outs, as well as UK and international breaks and tours. We aim to give our members the opportunities to experience their MX-5S to the fullest.
Members of the club can also tap into a huge range of benefits and entitlements helping to style and enhance as well as keeping their MX-5 on the road. Many members obtain fantastic savings with the Club’s insurance partners, and we offer discounted rates on servicing, parts and accessories from selected MX-5 specialists, dealerships and parts suppliers.
Members can find all the details in the club magazine which is distributed every two months. Each packed edition contains features, how-to guides, member articles, competitions, letters and all the information regarding upcoming Club events.
Our website, mx5oc.co.uk, is the hub of the Club’s online network. The discussion forums offer a valuable resource and access to unparalleled technical knowledge and information on the MX-5. Members can access and maintain their membership, keep up-to-date on all the latest Club news, activities and events from all across the country. There are also classified advertising sections for members to buy and sell a wide range of new and used cars, parts and accessories.
We are a national organisation so all members are free to attend meetings and events in any of our 35 areas across the UK. Local Area Coordinators help organise and bring together all the meetings and events in these areas. Many publish a regular newsletter for local members and there are area websites and social media feeds providing up-to-date information on forthcoming events and features on past gettogethers. If you can’t see something being offered that you fancy, do get in touch with the Area Co-ordinator and suggest it or even ask if you might organise it; they are also there to help support you to undertake new and exciting opportunities.
Members also gain entry to our biggest events of the year – our Spring Rally in April and our National Rally in September. With over 2000 MX-5S attending the event in 2016 these are the place to come to meet the UK’S MX-5 community. Nearly every supplier is on hand with offers and discounts.
The MX-5 is also an incredibly capable car on track and our Motorsport team offers many opportunities to take your 5 on circuit in a safe environment. We also offer coaching and passenger laps at our motorsport days around the country. If you want to see what the MX-5 is capable of, then this is your opportunity.
And all this is just scratching the surface! Members enjoy a huge range of benefits to enhance the MX-5 ownership experience and all for just £35 a year plus an initial joining fee: there are not many car clubs in the UK for any marque offering membership that returns this much to its members.
If you’re interested in joining but would like to know more about what the club can offer, we have a free e-newsletter that is sent out regularly with updates on the diverse range of events that the Club has planned over the coming months: you can subscribe to it through the ‘Why Join’ section of mx5oc.co.uk.
Club events take place at some impressive venues
Useful advice is always available
Club members enjoy discounts with the trade