A BIG DAY OUT…

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Yes, we know, it was a while ago now, but the 2018 edi­tion of the MX-5 Own­ers Club Na­tional Rally at Ra­gley Hall in War­wick­shire was such a crack­ing day out that we’ve de­cided to run a few pho­to­graphs in its hon­our.

On­line feed­back from those who at­tended praised the or­gan­i­sa­tion of the day, and in par­tic­u­lar the ef­fi­ciency of the park­ing man­age­ment, which when you’ve got nearly 2000 MX-5S to get on to the site was no mean achieve­ment. The set­ting was spe­cial, too, with Ra­gley Hall pro­vid­ing an im­pos­ing back­drop for the MX5OC’S ac­tiv­i­ties, and the es­tate’s rolling park­land ef­fort­lessly ac­com­mo­dat­ing that im­pres­sive num­ber of cars – that said, from the top of the hall’s steps there were MX-5S stretched out al­most as far as the eye could see, a vivid re­minder of what a huge club the MX5OC has be­come.

And the Na­tional Rally once again showed how di­verse it is, too. In the con­cours arena were the per­fectly pre­served and ohso-shiny ex­am­ples of orig­i­nal spec cars, while fur­ther down the hill away from the hall was a mag­nif­i­cent col­lec­tion of the wildly mod­i­fied. The lat­ter in­cluded a mk2 homage to Bat­man, with an epic mu­ral of the masked cru­sader on the bon­net and a Bat-a-rang steer­ing wheel.

While it takes spe­cial ded­i­ca­tion to go quite that far with your car, most of the MX-5S on dis­play and in the car park had been per­son­alised in some way – we even caught one chap paint­ing white let­ter­ing onto the side­walls of his tyres. So it was no won­der that the trade stalls were kept busy all day by own­ers on the hunt for new trin­kets with which to adorn their pride and joy, or per­for­mance good­ies to make it go faster.

As oth­ers have al­ready posted on the fo­rums, a hearty thanks to all those at the MX5OC who made it such an en­joy­able day.

D-ner d-ner d-ner d-ner, d-ner d-ner d-ner d-ner, Bat­man!!!

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