A BIG DAY OUT…
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!!!