Everything went well thanks to the efforts of Tony in suggesting then planning the run around his backyard.
Over two fantastic days Tony took us to roads, localities and hamlets that were new to most of us with some fascinating 19th Century architecture in various stages of restoration or decapitation each interesting in their own way.
We were introduced to some fantastic MX-5 roads through farmland, bush and pine plantations. Some of these back roads will form the core of the MX5 Return Run from the Brass Monkey breakfast in Bathurst on 3 June.
Once again a very big thanks to Tony.
The Prologue Run was awesome thanks to the great job up front by Robert leading us up the Putty Road to breakfast in Singleton then on to Bathurst.
A special thanks to the four members who joined us for a day run with Jean and Patrick staying with the group as far as Rylstone before heading home as we proceeded up to Mudgee.
Robert’s route from Mudgee down to Hill End was sealed and not dissimilar to the experience of driving on the Lue Road. The road from historic Hill End to Bathurst, checked out by Robert and Barry last year, was a surprise packet so much so that we will do a BreakFast Club to the Hill End in 2013 instead of Sofala or Mudgee.
A great driving experience to a heritage icon village.
To the drivers of the other 15 MX-5s on the CTW a special thanks as without your enthusiasm and camaraderie it would not be same. For Bad Bong I am the only person, other than Yvon, happy that you were driving a Cooper S
without which I would have been driving a Corolla rent-a-car home with the compliments of the NRMA. The upside of the coil and/or crankcase sensor malfunctioning is that I have found two more things to replace after 200k when I thought I had done it all.