On Sunday 20 May Project Merlot took on all comers and came away with first place in its first competitive event!!
In its new livery the car was a last minute entry in the MX-5 Owners Club Spring Rally Hot 5 competition. The car drew loads of attention from club members and the general public at the event held at Beamish Museum in County Durham. Several people were heard to say on first sight such things as “hey, that’s the car form the club magazine we have been reading about”, proving that the cars fame is spreading.
Following the voting by club members the Merlot was declared the winner and co-owner Robbie Marsh was presented with a trophy. It was a proud day for Team Merlot and all those involved.