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Tech Day & BBQ
Sun 20th Jul 2014
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 16
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Tech Day and BBQ

Sunday 20th July 2014

Meet at 10:45 for a 11:00 departure
Sterling Mills Retail Park
(Note: This is opposite Sterling Warehouse)
Moss Road,
FK13 6HQ

Google Maps Link to Sterling Mills, Tillicoultry



Come to the tech day at which simple jobs can be completed on your MX5 in the company of other enthusiasts. Those with little technical knowledge and those who have more technical knowledge will be able to work together to complete the jobs.

Can attendees advise nearer the time if they want to have their car on the scissor lift to examine the underside of their car? Can attendees also advise nearer the time what other jobs they would like to do on their cars so we can get some idea of timescale and what will be possible on each car?

A BBQ will be provided, so please bring along your own drink and food to cook.

Job List:

  • 1 Susan - Chassis rails check, rocker cover gasket and drop links.
  • 2 Robert - Fit Smart TOP module
  • 3 Alan - Fit K&N air filter, check/replace spark plugs.
  • 4 Sandi & David - Fit Smart TOP module
  • 5 Tricia & Bill - Underside inspection.
  • 6 Carol & Evan - Underside inspection.
  • 7 Maria & Jim - Underside inspection.

    Event Organisers: Ian

    Members Attending:

    02 - Jacqueline & Ian
    04 - Ali & Drew
    05 - Susan
    07 - Heather & Marshall
    09 - Rosie & Alan
    11 - Maria & jim
    12 - Robert
    13 - Raymond
    15 - Sandi & David
    16 - Chris
    18 - Tricia & Bill
    20 - Deborah & Chris
    22 - Carol & Evan
    23 - Bill
    25 - Sarah & Liam
    26 - Lindsay

    Please post in the comment box below if you wish to attend.

    Work on Car at Your Own Risk

    It must be stated that all work on your car is at your risk and neither the MX5 Owners Club or its representatives and other club members have all risks insurance against any damage to your car. Nor are they technically competent to carry that risk. Therefore any damage to your person or property and any work done on your car and the use of the facilities on the day are your responsibility.

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    Your Comments
    20th Jul 2014 17:12 :: alan & rosie
    Thanks to Ian and jacqueline for organising an excellent tech day
    and a big thanks to Marshall for fitting new bits to my car, its running brilliantly.

    20th Jul 2014 17:19 :: Bill Fisken
    Many thanks Ian and Jacqueline for your hospitality, I enjoyed my first tech. day. Bill

    20th Jul 2014 18:32 :: Chris
    What a lovely bunch of people. You all made me feel very welcome, and it was great meeting you all and seeing the work getting done on the cars. Chris.

    20th Jul 2014 18:50 :: Susan
    Huge thanks to Ian & Jacqueline for hosting today. Great venue! Massive thanks to Mr RAC himself for all the work done - planned and unplanned ;-) - and to Robert for providing the magic part :-)

    20th Jul 2014 19:21 :: Robert craig
    Thanks Jacqueline and Ian for a great day, what a difference a smart top makes, grinning all the way home.  Thanks to all that helped, good to hear part was ok for you Susan.
    Cheers, robert

    20th Jul 2014 19:46 :: Jim and Maria
    Thanks to Ian and Jaqueline firstly for their hospitality and secondly to Ian for providing a fantastic venue for a tech day. Dollar MX5 Speciliasts could be going places. A big thanks to Marshall for all his hard work and time.

    20th Jul 2014 20:05 :: Marshall
    What a great day well done Ian fantastic weather and venue, I'm sure somebody kept feeling my bottom as I was hanging over bonnets (Maria) no names mentioned. Hope yer cars running better Alan now you've spent a few pennies. Susan with the lovely chassis glad we avoided disaster and robert your a top bloke coming up trumps for oor foxy Susan. Chris must admit got a little exhaust envy. Jim seen you'd stopped at the furniture shop on the way home hope it didn't cost you to much. Sandi and David hope you like yer wee badge made us laugh. Deborah as always cupcakes were amazing, must go beer time

    20th Jul 2014 20:13 :: Jacqueline & Ian
    Many thanks to everyone for making it a great event, well worth all the work involved in setting it up.
    Special thanks to Marshall our RAC hero, who went above and beyond to make the event a success.
    Hope nobody’s poisoned or sunburnt:-) Owners of one hat and one knife being sought.

    20th Jul 2014 20:14 :: Liam & Sarah
    Thanks for having is again guys! We had a brilliant day and enjoyed everyone's company! I look like a lobster with the Dollar sun(burn)! Ha.

    Thanks again!

    20th Jul 2014 20:37 :: Drew & Ali
    What a great day - super BBQ and company and what can you say about the guys who carried out the techy bits - especially Marshall - he left his cape and superman outfit at home as his boss didn't think it would look right when driving the van. Thanks Ian and Jacqueline for a superb venue.

    20th Jul 2014 21:30 :: Raymond
    Many thanks to Ian & Jacqueline for all their hard work in organising a great day out & BarbQ. We all wish we had a garage like that.
    Thanks to the cake baker...they were nice.
    And a well done to the star of the show, Marshall.

    20th Jul 2014 22:23 :: Drew & Ali
    Someone has left a fawn M&S sunhat at the tech day & BBQ. I have it. If you have mislaid one please get in touch.

    21st Jul 2014 11:17 :: Eddie ( Grampian)
    Big mistake there!

    They will want to come back again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    21st Jul 2014 18:37 :: Evan & Carol
    Many thanks to Ian & Jacqueline
    for an excellent BBQ & tech day.Also to Marshall for his work and advice on his day off!
    Carol has left the Knife!
    and the M&S sun hat!

    23rd Jul 2014 19:43 :: Sandi & David
    What a wonderful day. Great weather and great company. Huge thanks to Ian, Jacqueline, Marshall and everyone involved.Smart top working a treat.
    A special mention to Ian for the use of his fantastic garage and forecourt facility.Makes my garage look like a tip.
    Well done everyone.

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