The lat­est news and up­dates from one of the largest and most pop­u­lar MX-5 clubs in the world

By MX-5 Own­ers Club Na­tional Events Man­ager, Iain Flem­ing

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THE CLUB’S 2018 SEA­SON got un­der­way with the Spring Rally on Sun­day 29 April. It was held at the Good­wood Mo­tor Cir­cuit with 930 MX-5S mak­ing the trip to the his­toric cir­cuit. De­spite the bit­ter cold, the cir­cuit was crammed with cars, spe­cial­ists, traders and com­pe­ti­tion cars, as well as Mazda giv­ing us a sneak peek on the new Eter­nal Blue MX-5 RF Sport Black.

Other at­trac­tions in­cluded the Slip and Spin Skid­pan, he­li­copter tours, and Good­wood House had a stream of visi­tors. To fin­ish off the day we took on a few parade laps of the cir­cuit and over 630 MX-5S par­tic­i­pated on track.

In other track news, our Mo­tor­sport team held the first of our Cur­bor­ough Sprint Fun Days, fol­lowed closely by the Club’s an­nual track week­ender at the end of May. This year the event was held at the huge Rock­ing­ham Cir­cuit in Northamp­ton­shire with well over 200 MX-5S tak­ing to the cir­cuit over the week­end. Mem­bers of all abil­i­ties were on track, from novice driver ses­sions for those learn­ing the ca­pa­bil­ity of the MX-5, to sea­soned rac­ers tak­ing will­ing vic­tims out for scream­ing pas­sen­ger laps!

LOOK­ING AHEAD to the rest of the year, through our Area net­work the Club will be at­tend­ing and rep­re­sented at hun­dreds of events across the coun­try, plus we will have 150 cars on stand at the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic in July. We re­turn to Cur­bor­ough for an­other Sprint day on 1 Septem­ber, and then all at­ten­tion turns to the Na­tional Rally on 30 Septem­ber.

This year the event heads to the mag­nif­i­cent Ra­gley Hall in War­wick­shire. Last year’s Rally at­tracted a record 5000 visi­tors and 2500 MX-5S, so this year we are pulling out the stops to stage an­other big day! The event is truly the world’s largest MX-5 meet and you can ex­pect a day and pro­gramme ded­i­cated to all things MX-5. De­tails on the day will up­date on www.na­tion­al­rally.co.uk and via the Club web­site. The event is open to all fans and en­thu­si­asts of the MX-5 from around the world. Ticket charges for non­mem­bers do ap­ply on the day, but Club mem­bers get in free.

You can en­joy these fan­tas­tic events as part of a Club Mem­ber­ship, with an an­nual mem­ber­ship fee of just £35*. It brings loads of great MX-5 dis­counts and ben­e­fits, in­clud­ing in­sur­ance of­fers, ac­cess to Club events, and parts and ser­vic­ing deals from a wide range of sup­pli­ers.

You’ll also get a bi-monthly Club mag­a­zine, ac­cess to an on­line knowl­edge base, Club Cal­en­dar, dis­counted tick­ets for Club-at­tended shows, free tick­ets for MX-5 rac­ing, dis­counts on hol­i­day pack­ages and travel, com­pe­ti­tions, lo­cal events and dis­counts on track­days: this list con­tin­ues to grow ev­ery year.

If you drive an MX-5, Club mem­ber­ship is an out­stand­ing en­hance­ment to own­er­ship.

To find out more about the Club and how to get in­volved and to join, please visit the Club’s web­site www.mx5oc.co.uk or come along to a lo­cal area meet­ing or any of our na­tional events.

*First year mem­ber­ship is £39.50, as it in­cludes a one-off join­ing ad­min fee of £4.50.

Over 630 MX-5S took part in parade laps of Good­wood Mo­tor Cir­cuit at the 2018 Spring Rally

Sneak peek: RF Sport Black

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