MX-5 OWN­ERS CLUB

By MX-5 Own­ers Club Na­tional Events Man­ager, Iain Flem­ing. Pho­tos: cour­tesy Mazda UK

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What’s new with the MX-5 Own­ers Club, in­clud­ing de­tails of the Spring Rally at Good­wood

THE MX-5 OWN­ERS CLUB stages the big­gest gath­er­ings of MX-5S any­where in the world; nearly 5000 mem­bers and guests at­tended the 2017 Na­tional Rally in Oc­to­ber and with the Club reach­ing record mem­ber­ship num­bers, the cal­en­dar for 2018 is look­ing like an­other bumper year! There are thou­sands of op­por­tu­ni­ties for mem­bers to get out and about across the UK – and be­yond – with an in­cred­i­ble cal­en­dar of drives, shows and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Spring Rally at Good­wood

The sea­son kicks off with the Club’s Spring Rally held on Sun­day 29 April at the Good­wood Cir­cuit near Chich­ester, West Sus­sex. As one of the most im­por­tant his­tor­i­cal mo­tor­ing venues in the UK, Good­wood race cir­cuit – with its hugely suc­cess­ful Good­wood Re­vival and Mem­bers’ Meet­ing events – pro­vides a mag­nif­i­cent back­drop for host­ing the 2018 Spring Rally.

With around 1000 cars ex­pected on the day, the track and pad­docks will be crammed with MX-5S. Along­side the usual hus­tle and bus­tle of the Rally, the Club has or­gan­ised plenty of things to see and do; the pad­docks will host the MX-5 spe­cial­ists vil­lage and club dis­plays, and Mazda UK will be bring­ing along some­thing spe­cial to look at in the Jackie Ste­wart Pav­il­ion. Show ‘n’ shine car com­pe­ti­tions will be staged in the his­toric track­side pit garages, and even though the track will not be in op­er­a­tion on the day, you will be able to get your thrills on the slip and spin skid­pan!

MX-5S will be for­ma­tion parked on the fa­mous Good­wood grid prior to some pa­rade laps for se­lected mem­bers to ex­pe­ri­ence the track. There will also be some spe­cial sight­see­ing he­li­copter flights that will depart from the his­toric World War Two air­field at the heart of the cir­cuit.

This fan­tas­tic event is open to all MX-5 own­ers and your MX-5 is your ticket to get in! Please visit the Rally web­site, www.springrally.co.uk, for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, links and how to get there.

Good­wood is a great op­por­tu­nity to dust down the MX-5, shake off the win­ter blues, get to­gether with own­ers from all across the UK: it’s a great pre­lude to a fan­tas­tic year’s mo­tor­ing. To­wards the end of the sum­mer you can join us at the Na­tional Rally, the UK and world’s big­gest MX-5 event, where we look for­ward to see­ing thou­sands of MX-5S and their own­ers from all over the UK and Europe. This year the event heads to Ra­gley Hall in War­wick­shire, on Septem­ber 30.

Mem­bers’ ben­e­fits

Th­ese fan­tas­tic events are just one part of Club mem­ber­ship. Your an­nual mem­ber­ship fee of just £35* brings many sig­nif­i­cant dis­counts and ben­e­fits, from ex­cel­lent deals from our in­sur­ance part­ners, ac­cess to Club events, dis­counts on parts and ser­vic­ing, as well as var­i­ous ben­e­fits across a wide range of sup­pli­ers. A bi-monthly Club mag­a­zine, on­line knowl­edge base, Club Cal­en­dar, dis­counted tick­ets for the shows the Club at­tends, free tick­ets for MX-5 mo­tor­sport, dis­counts on hol­i­day pack­ages and travel, ex­clu­sive ticket op­por­tu­ni­ties, com­pe­ti­tions, lo­cal events and dis­counts on track­days – the list grows ev­ery year. If you drive an MX-5 then Club mem­ber­ship is an es­sen­tial ad­di­tion to own­er­ship.

To find out more about the Club, please visit the our web­site, mx5oc.co.uk, or come along to a Lo­cal Area Meet­ing or any of our na­tional events.

*First year is £39.50: a one-off join­ing ad­min­is­tra­tion fee of £4.50 is charged on ini­tial mem­ber­ship sign-up.

Glo­ri­ous Good­wood and rather splen­did mk4 road­ster pos­ing on the grid

Nor­mally shel­ter for clas­sic race cars, soon to house an army of MX-5S

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