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Tech Day & BBQ
Sun 12th Jul 2015
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 17
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Tech Day and BBQ

Sunday 12th July 2015

Following on from the success of last yearís Tech Day at this new venue, where we all enjoyed the day basking in glorious sunshine, our intrepid planners convinced me to repeat the event again this year.

Unfortunately the summer so far hasnít been as kind to us with what seems like rain and low temperatures every other day. Undaunted as they say ďThe Show Must Go OnĒ so with the garage cleared of clutter, the BBQ rolled out, the gazebo erected and the club flag flying we were ready to go again.

Bang on time the convoy of cars arrived at the venue from the meeting point at Tillicoultry. Itís always great to see new faces and this was no exception with Alan & Julie, Gary & Lorraine and Bill attending their first club event, we all hope you enjoyed the day and hopefully weíll see you all again at another event soon.

One of the best things about MX-5 ownership is that the cars are so reliable, this does make the tech day easy. One after the other the cars rolled into the garage to be lifted up into the air for some underbody probing and some technical advice for the less knowledgeable owners.

The only actual work that was carried out was to repair the faulty heated rear window connection on Billís hardtop. Bill has recently bought his very nice 10th Anniversary Mk2 and like many has been smitten with driving his new toy. After some slight modifications and soldering the roof was ready to put back onto the car. All went well until the time came to make the final connection only to find that the roof was from a Mk1 and the connecting plugs are different to the Mk2ís. This is the part you need Bill, don't like the price though.

Meanwhile the ladies settled themselves into the gazebo and made themselves comfortable protected from the cold wind by the heat from the log burning fire pit, this is supposed to be summer!

The gold star of the day has to go to Jim, with 30 hungry mouths to feed he did a sterling job perfectly cooking the burgers, sausages, chicken etc. on the BBQ.

All in all another successful event, we hope you all had an enjoyable day and hopefully a beneficial one.

Special thanks to Jim the chef, Marshall and Iain for their technical help and last but by no means least Alison and Jacqueline for looking after everyone so well.

Report by: Ian

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12th Jul 2015 19:15 :: Margaret & David
Thanks to Jacqueline and Ian for the venue and facilities; Chef Jim for barbecue duties and all who attended for making it an enjoyable day.  See you all soon

12th Jul 2015 19:54 :: Alan & Julie
Thank you all very much for a more than warm welcome to the club, special thanks to Jacqueline and Ian for being the hosts (I now have garage envy)! Thanks to Jim for the BBQ and not burning anything, Drew - David - Bill - Craig - Alan - Robert - Marshall and everyone else who's names escape me at the moment. Lovely to meet you all and thank you for not taking a hammer to my sills and making me cry! See you all again when the sun is out.  :)

12th Jul 2015 20:12 :: Robert craig
Thanks to everyone involved, great wee day.  Well chuffed with how clean the underside of my car is.  See you all soon.

12th Jul 2015 20:14 :: Marshall
well done Ian a great day with great people

12th Jul 2015 20:15 :: Bill
Thank you to Ian & Jacqueline for their hospitality today at the Tech day, venue and facilities could not be better. This was my first time at a MX5 Scotland club event, and I thoroughly the whole day, what a nice friendly group you are. I can't remember names yet but a thank you once again to the gents who fixed the wiring on my H/top.Hope to see you all again soon. 

12th Jul 2015 20:28 :: alan
Thanks to Ian and Jacqueline for their hospitality. and a big thanks to Jim for being BBQ chef. yet again a great club day. see you all soon.

12th Jul 2015 20:51 :: Gary & Lorraine
A grand day out!
Lorraine and I would like to thank everyone for the warm welcome we received for our first time at a club event.
A special thanks to Jacqueline and Ian for welcoming two complete  strangers into your lovely home.
Thank you Iain for giving me a handbrake and passing on some valuable information about my car. Hope to see you all soon.

12th Jul 2015 21:19 :: Wattie97
Big thanks to Jaqueline and Ian for their hospitality. Enjoyable day with usual bunch. Once again some more newbies. Nice to meet you all and hope will join us again soon.
Wattie & Janet.

12th Jul 2015 21:23 :: Maria and Jim
Thank you to Ian and Jacqueline  for their hospitality and the use of the garage, BBQ  and gazebo. A pleasure to meet old and new friends.

12th Jul 2015 21:53 :: Ali & Drew
Great tech day. My car passed the Wattie MOT test - good polish thickness and lack of dirt. Thanks everyone for coming and especially Ian and Jacqueline for hosting, Jim for expertise with the barbie tongs, Wattie for underbody inspections and me for the strawberry cheesecake.

12th Jul 2015 22:31 :: Karine & Hugh
Great tech day, big thanks to Jaqueline and Ian for being wonderful hosts, also Jim for manning the temp probe and BBQ tongs. Great to meet up with members, learning loads.

12th Jul 2015 22:32 :: Raymond & Marcia
Many thanks to Ian & Jackie for all their hard work in organising today & to Jim for his BBQ expertise. Another good mx get together.

13th Jul 2015 12:19 :: Dave
Great day enjoyed company.

13th Jul 2015 17:52 :: Iain
Thanks to Ian and Jacqueline for the warm hospitality and use of the excellent facilities. Jim for sterling work on the BBQ and Marcia for the very kind donation of sausage! Nice to do something as a member for once!

19th Jul 2015 15:20 :: Tom and Anne
Hi there.  We have often viewed your activities on your website as we have owned two Mx5\\\'s for the past eight years and had always intended getting in touch to enquire if we could join you on some of your outings.Could we possibly join you next weekend on the Cowal Run?? If it\\\'s of any interest we noticed someone looking for an electrical cable for their Mk 2 hood.  We have one spare and could bring it along with us. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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