22 September 2010

Project Merlot on TV!

Ma5da Racing from Rockingham on 30 August, as reported earlier, featured a parade lap of the circuit of 60 MX-5 Owners Club cars, including Project Merlot, and now the coverage has made it to the small screen on the Motors TV channel. If you missed it then watch out for repeats or try the online version available via the Ma5da Racing website, click the "ma5da racing web tv" link.

19 September 2010

MX-5 Owners Club National Rally Chatsworth

It was rather damp Sunday at Chatsworth house in Derbyshire for the MX-5 Owners Club 16th National Rally. But spirits were not dampened and its estimated that over 1000 MX-5s were in attendance.

Project Merlot was once again the subject of Owners Club Technical Consultant Robbie Marsh's presentation when he demonstrated diagnostic fault code procedures to many interested Club members.
This was Project Merlot's 5th MX-5 Owners Club National Rally, having first been unveiled to the world at the 2006 National Rally in Lincolnshire.

12 September 2010

Pro Mer at JAE with the ER.

Project Merlot spent the weekend of 10 - 12 September at Wicksteed Park, Kettering, for the Japanese Auto Extravaganza 2010.
JAE a festival of all things Japanese and car related.
MX-5 Owners Club Eastern Region members, following an absence of 2 years, were back at JAE for one of the best car club gatherings in the UK.

1 September 2010

The most famous MX-5 in the UK?

Project Merlot is a 1995 Mk1 owned by three MX-5 Owners Club members Jon Elsey, Martin Curtis and Robbie Marsh. The limited edition was saved from the scrapheap back in 2006.

The dead engine and blocked radiator were replaced in Robbie’s garage and the surplus parts were stripped and sold off at an Owners Club national rally and via the internet. Before long the car was 10% lighter and still road legal.

When it was raring to go, an open invitation was offered to all Eastern Region members to sign up as drivers for track days. Thanks to generous donations from sponsors Project Merlot has been able to introduce many beginners to the excitement of MX-5 motorsport. Project Merlot enables people to take a Mk1 MX-5 for a spin without risking their own pride and joy whether as a driver or passenger.

Thanks to extensive media coverage Project Merlot is possibly the most famous MX-5 in the UK and you can catch up with the racy roadster's latest news here on this very blog.

In August 2011 Project Merlot "merlot" was replaced with Project Merlot "black" a Eunos Roadster. The story continues.......

Project Merlot, now on Facebook!