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Hello and welcome to the South West Midlands Area of the MX-5 Owners' Club

Our monthly meetings are normally held from about 19:30 on the first Thursday of each month.  Most Members take the opportunity to dine at the venue.  Some even take to drink!

As well as monthly meetings we arrange regular drives and events.  As you will appreciate, the winter months do not lend themselves to open air driving, so January and December tend to get a miss.  There is usually a break for the main holiday month of August. Drives are normally held on the Sunday seventeen days following the monthly meeting.

Apart from the locally organised meetings and drives, Members can enjoy other events and national events.  The club's main site www.mx5oc.co.uk has more details of the national and other region events.

Other Events

Apart from the locally organised meetings and drives, Members can enjoy other local and national events.

Events 2020

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January   February   March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November   December  

The club's main site www.mx5oc.co.uk has more details of the national events.

There are also a number of track days.   www.trackdays.co.uk, shows more details of track days around the United Kingdom.  

Classic car shows are listed at www.classicshowsuk.co.uk

MX5s can be seen racing:  



NOTE: always check SWM Discussion Forum for latest info on events

Events 2020


New Years Day:     Cotswold Classic Car Club, The Frogmill Inn, Shipton Oliffe, GL54 4HT
The meet is from 12:00 - 15:00. Car parking is on hard gravel. All welcome.
Click Here to view the flyer





Sunday 3rd May 2020:     Wheelnuts 2020 Classic Car Show - St Rose's Stroud.

Venue: St Rose's School Stratford Lawn, Stroud, GL5 4AP
Time: 11:00 - 16:00 (Cars need to be on site by 10:00)
Meeting Point: Toby Carvery, Brockworth GL3 4PH
Depart: 09:30

We have received our invitation to this years event, we attended this venue for the 1st time last year and won the 'Best Club Stand' trophy. As this event is very popular they are limiting the number of cars and they are operating it on a 'first come first served' basis.

If you are interested in attending please leave a message on the SWM club forum ASAP with the following details:
Full Name, Vehicle Registration.

Thu 21st to Sun 24th:     MX5 International Meeting 2020, Duiven, The Netherlands.

Celebrating 20 years of MX-5 Owners Club NL

For further information click here: http://swm.mx5oc.co.uk/international.html



Sat 4th / Sun 5th:     MX-5 OC National Rally at Claydon Estate, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire.

We’re changing things up in 2020! Our biggest event of the year, the National Rally, comes forward to a new summertime slot in July, and it will be twinned with the club’s Blyton Park Track Weekend, offering members the chance to have fun on track on the Saturday and show the car on the Sunday!

The National Rally will be held at Claydon Estate in North Buckinghamshire. This ‘unexpected Georgian jewel’ hides some of England’s most extraordinary and surprising designs. The rural setting and walled gardens will create an exciting visual backdrop for our MX-5s, surrounded by a full weekend of activities and drives.

For further information about Claydon Estate click here: https://www.claydonestate.co.uk/

July 31st - Aug 2nd:     Silverstone Classic

Get the Club discount code by logging in to the MX5OC site here:

More information here:


Aug 1st - Aug 2nd:     Silverstone Classic

See above for details:

Sat 29th.   Gloucester Goes Retro 2020.

Vintage and Classic vehicles fill the Gate Streets of Gloucester as they celebrate history from 1900 to the present day. A music stage exhibitions and entertainment make this a day to remember.
The show is on from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Here is the link to the official website - (still refers to 2019, keep an eye on it for 2020 updates):   https://www.gloucestergoesretro.com/

Mon 31st:     Pershore Plum Festival, Church Walk, Pershore, WR10 1BB

Here is the link to the official website:   http://www.pershoreplumfestival.org.uk/
More information from SWM will be provided nearer the date.


Sun 20th:   MX-5 OC Autumn Social, Margam Country Park, Port Talbot.

Our traditional September date will now host a new event, the Autumn Social, in Wales’ expansive Margam Country Park. The focus of this event will be on getting owners together and chatting, meeting each other and enjoying the social aspect of MX-5 Owners Club membership. The local area team is already building an exciting destination event, focusing on visiting the area with a Club gathering featuring competitions and entertainment.

For further information about the park click here: http://www.margamcountrypark.co.uk/