9 April 2019

The dreaded MOT...

It's always a bit of a worry taking any car for an MOT and more so when the motor has been, how shall we put it, modified a bit, (and not all on purpose either!).

It does help though if you pick a garage out in the wilds of the Suffolk countryside and have a 40 minute drive on a lovely sunny morning on some twisty roads there and back. It has to be said that the drive back with the MOT pass safely stashed in the glovebox (yes, we do still have one) is much better than the rather nervous run over.

Cleverley Repaired Cars are our MOT testing station of choice these days as apart from the drive you are pretty much guaranteed a cuppa and a nice chat about MX-5s.

So that was that sorted for another 12 months, although it looks like we will have to be getting the welder out before the next test!

30 September 2018

National Rally time again.

Its National Rally time again! Here we are sitting alongside our MX-5 Owners Club motorsport buddies.

5 May 2018

Woops, we crashed again!

Curborough Sprint Course near Lichfield  has always been a favourite with Team Merlot and on 5 May we were back with the MX-5 Owners Club for their annual sprint training day.

We brought along a novice this time who got off to a cracking start in their first couple of sessions until the talent (luck) ran out and the poor car got stuffed into a tyre wall!  However with our usual spirit and the application of a couple of cable ties we were back up and running in no time.

It's always a pleasure to take on Curborough and we will be back again in 2019. We better bring the cable ties again!