Diary of Past Events
05 August 2018 - Experience Oxford

13 cars made their way out to Oxford for the markets and annual garage sales (50 in total) before enjoying lunch at The Cruisy Dinner

22 July 2018 - Selwyn Runaround & AGM

Pre-AGM run before meeting up for the Annual General Meeting

07 / 08 July 2018 - Duvauchelles Over-nighter

11 cars enjoyed the overnight trip to Duvauchelles while exploring parts of Banks Peninsula

10 June 2018 - Roads Less Travelled

16 cars started off at Empire Road, down to Marshland and through the Prestons subdivision to Brooklands red zone and the rural sights around Rangiora

27 May 2018 - Waimakariri District Run

15 cars took to the road around Eyreton, Clarkville, Swannamoa, Springbank, Fernside, North Loburn and back to Rangiora for lunch at Winnie Bagoes resturant

27 April 2018 - Trip with the BOSITT group from Methven

Joined up with the BOSITT for a trip through the 3 gorges to Christchurch

16 April 2018 - Trip to Akaroa with the BOSITT group

Organised trip with the Bottom of the South Island Tiki Tour that commenced in Christchurch with a total of 28 cars

18 March 2018 - Sunday Run to Pigeon Bay

17 cars for a run to Pigeon Bay for lunch (with a coffee stop at Little River on the way)

13 February 2018 - Impromptu Twilight Run

15 cars and 26 members took a quick trip via Tai Tapou, Motukarara, Coes Ford, Leeston and onto Lincoln for a coffee stop at Coffee Culture

28 January 2018 - North Canterbury Run

16 cars enjoyed a trip via the Mudhouse Winery, Wakari, Weka Pass, Greta Valley, Domett, Gore Bay and lunch at Buston Park

24 January 2018 - Twilight Trip

5 cars met up at Tai Tapu for a trip to the Hilltop after a 32 degree day

3 December 2017 - Christmas Party at Thomas' in Lincoln

26 November 2017 - Selwyn Motor Fest - Rolleston

17 - 19 November 2017 - 3 day Weekender "Bender"

12 November 2017 - Iris / Devonshire teas & Classic Cars

15 October 2017 - Peony's & Tulips

18 cars tripped south of Christchurch for afternoon tea and a visit to a fine collection of classic cars and a visit to the peony nursery.

17 September 2017 - Fun & Games at Hanmer Springs

11 cars ventured to Hanmer Springs to enjoy mini golf, quad cycles, lunch at Dog Creek reserve and a scavenger hunt to fic=inish of the day before a cruise back to Christchurch

13 August 2017 - Run to Rakaia and Ashburton

25 cars enjoyed a run down to Rakaia and a visit to a private car collection in Ashburton

18 June 2017 - Showcase Selwyn District Run

15 cars enjoyed a run around the Selwyn District to view the new subdivisions, motorway, schools etc

28 May 2017 - Canterbury Adventure Activity Park Run

19 MX-5s enjoyed a short trip around the Yaldhurst / Pound Rd area and met up at the Retro Cafe at Yaldhurst Museum

07 May 2017 - Ashburton Rotary 25th Classic Cars Rally

The MX-5 was the feature car and 57 turned up from Christchurch, Timaru / Ashburton and Marlborough clubs

30 April 2017 - Yaldhurst Museum

12 MX-5 s met in unpleasant weather for run and coffee stop at Yaldhurst Museum

09 April 2017 - Classic Cars Sports Challenge

11 MX-5's with 4 Classic Cars had a quick run and met up for the 10 pin bowling challenge

02 April 2017 - Picnic Run to Diamond Harbour

17 cars travelled to Diamond Harbour for a picnic in the park. Beautiful weather for a harbour drive.

19 March 2017 - North Canterbury Classic Run

5 cars joined the other 220 other participants to support the Waiau primary school pool fundraiser

18 March 2017 - Le Granda Akaroa

5 cars enjoyed the day at Akaroa viewing 150 classic cars and the cruise ship (Queen Victoria) visiting for the day.

18 March 2017 - Caroline Bay Rock'n Hop

Friday night car cruise in Timaru followed by the Car Show and Rock & Roll dance on Saturday.

26 February 2017 - Princess Run (& Stag Run)

10 cars with 18 Princesses enjoyed afternoon tea at Curragh House at the Ferrymead Heritage Park while the non-princesses (stags) enjoyed a trip around the industrial areas and the Yaldhurst Museum.

15 January 2017 - Scenic Car Run

21 cars enjoyed a run through inland Canterbury (Darfield, Windwhistle, Rakaia Gorge, Methven) and a refreshment stop at Salmon Tales in Rakaia.

04 December 2016 - Christmas in the Park (Cedar Gardens)

Christmas at the park hosted by Anne and Ron Finch. BBQ lunch and Santa enjoyed by all. Thanks to our hosts and their beautiful gardens.

26 / 27 November 2017 - Timaru Rose Festival

13 cars travelled own to the Caroline Bay Rose Festival for the weekend which was kindly hosted by the Timaru MX-5 and Convertible club.

16 October 2016 - Selwyn District Run

17 cars rolled through the Selwyn District with a visit to K&L Nurseries, Lake Crichton and the final stop for coffee and cake at Dunsandel.

18 September 2016 - Inland North Canterbury (Waipara District)

27 cars enjoyed a sunny cruise around Mt Cass and Kate Valley area with a coffee stop at the Flat White Cafe in Pegasus.

21 August 2016 - North Canterbury & Oxford

25 cars turned up for a coffee run from Halswell to Willbank Wildlife Reserve on a stunning winter's day.

31 July 2016 - North Canterbury & Oxford

Another impromptu run around North Canterbury, along the rolling Ashley Downs then up North Loburn where we turned around and headed to Whiterock and then another turnaround and  then a drive to Glentui then through the Ashley Gorge to the Under the Oaks Cafe in Oxford 

24 July 2016 - Little River Cafe

11 cars joined for the impromptu run organised by Ray through Governers Bay, through some back roads of Bank Pennisula to Little River

19 June 2016 - Omarama Overnight Trip

Our June journey to Omarama was enjoyed by 15 cars and their occupants, 400km down to Omarama and 300kms home on the Sunday.

1 May 2016 - Dan Carter Country (Southbridge) Run

23 cars turned out on another beautiful day for a trip around the ports hills to Southbridge (home of Dan Carter) where the cars gathered on the Sothbridge Rugby Grounds for a picnic lunch. Rugby balls were produced for a few kick at goals and the judging of the fancy hat competition. A few stopped off at Lincoln for a coffee and chat on the way home. A great day out had by all.


17 Apr 2016 - The Brick Mill Cafe Run

In fine weather, 14 cars enjoyed a trip around the back roads of Sefton, Rangiora and Ashley to eventually meet up at the Brick Mill Cafe in Waikuku.


20 Mar 2016 - Twin Rivers Motoring Extravaganza

We had 18 cars on display and were one of only 3 car clubs to book an area, and we were handily placed on a corner that had plenty of vehicle and foot traffic so we were well displayed. Everyone that attended enjoyed themselves and there were plenty of other interesting cars to view. We will look at having another display next year although the weather played a big part in everyones enjoyment this year.

27 Feb 2016 - Rangiora Mazda

Hosted by Rangiora Mazda, members were shown the first generation MX-5 (NA) and the latest recently released 2015 (ND) model. Many interesting questions were asked which Hamish kindly shared his expertise and knowledge. Thanks to Hamish and Rangiora Mazda.


​​21 Feb 2016 - Chapman's Castle

Exploring the Lansdowne, Tai Tapu and Greenpark areas of the Selwyn District with a drive up the Port Hill for a wonderful view of the Caterbury Plains and then a visit to Chapman's Castle.

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