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Tech Day
Sat 19th Mar 2016
organised by Grampian Scotland

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Drumtochty Tech Day March 2016

The day will be based at Glenside, Drumtochty, Auchenblae, post code AB30 1TN. Detail directions will be posted a few days prior to the Tech Day on the MX5 Scotland Forum.

The garage will open from 9:00am, most people tend to arrive between 10:00 am and mid-day.

Eddie will be available to assist in the garage up until mid-afternoon, after that until say 18:00, visitors who have had a lift safety briefing can work on their cars until the evening if they chose. I will still be about. There are a good number of MX5ists who know their way about my garage.

The main aim of the day is for visitors to learn about their cars and get tips and advice from more experienced owners. Also to be able to lift their cars in the air for an underside corrosion inspection on the 2 Post Lift. We will allocate up to 30 mins to those cars, other owners who wish to do some work on their cars can have up to an hour on the lift in order to maximise the number of cars on the lift on the day. These times may be varied depending upon how many cars turn up on the day. We
will try to get the inspections or servicing work for those who have travelled longer distances done first.

To carry out a major service or some more complicated work, PM me on the forum ( drumtochty ) or phone me, 01561 320494 to agree a full day when we can work on the car.

There is plenty space in the garage for a second car to be worked on at the same time as the car on the lift and there are plenty axle stands, trolley jacks and loads of tools and consumables.

Those interested in an inspection of their cars do not need overalls, gloves will be provided but wear older clothes as you will be under a car. Those who want to work on their cars should bring overalls and safety footwear. Safety glasses and gloves will be available.

Neither Eddie Cairns nor the MX5 Owners Club accept any responsibility for any accidents on the day or for the results of any work on visitors cars, all actions are at the car owners risk. This is a private domestic garage and there are no professional car mechanics in attendance.


There will be bacon rolls, tea, coffee, etc., available up until 11:00 am and then a bit later there will be homemade soup and filled roll / sandwich lunch together with Joan’s scones which never last long.

For the avoidance of doubt or possible embarrassment on some people’s part no financial contribution is expected nor will be accepted from attendees of the day.

It is hoped that people will enjoy messing about with their cars, socialising with others and the more normal attendees just have a laugh and a natter if looking under the car is not your favourite pastime.

Please advise of your attendance by registering below and advise the mark of your car and whether you want an inspection, or detail the work you are hoping to do or if you just want to turn up on the day to meet others without the technical bit. Also advise how many people are coming in your car to allow a best guess on the catering. All will be made welcome.

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Your Comments
19th Mar 2016 17:56 :: IanH
Great day again, thanks for the facilities and hospitality.

Good to see so many there, fair bit of undercarriage inspection going on...

20th Mar 2016 00:31 :: Stuboy
Brilliant tech day again, thanks to Eddie for the facility & hospitality again .......

20th Mar 2016 21:36 :: IanH
Added some pictures.

20th Mar 2016 23:56 :: Lorraine
What was Elsie there for?

21st Mar 2016 07:43 :: IanH
General underneath inspection, like most there, it's going to need some cill work, like many of that age.

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