11 December 2011

Another Driver Takes the Wheel

MX-5 Owners Club, Eastern Region member grabs the opportunity to get behind the wheel of Merlot Black at Snetterton and tells his story...

It was my first time in Merlot and I have been wanting to do this for a while now. Robbie and Jon were brillant thoughout the day. After doing the sighting lap and taking Robbie round as a passenger, I was let loose.
The day started pretty damp and track conditions were slippy after a down pour on the way to the track, even Robbie got it sideways comming out of the hairpin turn. But soon a dry line appeared and with the aid of the semi slick tyres I soon started to get a good bit braver.
I really enjoyed the whole day Merlot not once needing attention or repairs, every time I came off the track at the end of my session I had a whopping big smile on my face, but that is what its all about.
Thanks to all Robbie, John and a big thank you goes to Brian Chandler who took me for a spin round as a passenger in his race MX5, great car control and he showed me just what an MX5 can really do.

Jon helps prepare the car for the track.

1 December 2011

Merlot makes the press again, again..!!!

After her epic experience at the MX-5 Owners Club National Rally track day at Silverstone MX-5 Owners Club member Carole Perry couldn't resist sharing her experiences in the Club magazine, Soft Top Hardtop, December edition, centre page spread..... !