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