Welcome to the MX-5 Owners Club

Established in 1994 and now with over 7,000 subscribed members, the MX-5 Owners Club is the World’s largest MX-5 Club.

Members gain a wide range of ownership benefits, discounts and great rates from the Club’s insurance partners, a UK wide network of Areas and club coordinators as well as Local, National and International events, Club magazine ‘Soft Top Hardtop’ and a forum with unrivalled ownership knowledge. The Club helps you to get the most out of MX-5 ownership.

If the Mazda MX-5 is your passion the MX-5 Owners Club is here for you.

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As we celebrate the 35th Year of the MX-5, we take a look at the original car and assembly on the production line. The MX-5 (Eunos Roadster or Miata) is an N-platform vehicle produced in mixed production* since the first generation in 1989, meaning it has been assembled together with other Mazda vehicles such as the Autozam, Demo to the current range of Sports CX SUV. In the early days there was a surprising amount of manual processes involved which meant that and the finished car is truly a work of craftsmanship. It seems that about 260 staff members spent 3.3 hours assembling one car. *Mazda’s mixed production For more than 35 years, Mazda vehicles have been using a system called mixed production. Multiple vehicle models are assembled on a single production line and means that Mazda can manufacture products with flexibility, like having CX-5 or CX-80 lined up behind a MX-5. To achieve this increased production efficiency, Mazda adopt a system in which the production order is determined in advance for each unit, suppliers and parts manufacturers deliver products in that order. 1. MX-5 Bodywork press line The NA MX-5 mainly uses 0.7mm to 0.8mm steel plates, the presses created parts for 500 cars at once. The press machines at Mazda’s Ujina Plant (at the time) were made by Komatsu and IHI, and the parts that came out of the press were stored in racks and sent to the next line. 2. The welding line On the welding line, parts brought from the press line are assembled and welded. The welding time for one Roadster was approximately 8 minutes (during peak production, it reportedly took 4 minutes). First, it is assembled by machine and temporary welding was performed. 3. Assembly of B type engine Approximately 30 staff assembled 500 4-cylinder B-type engines a day. Of these, 27% were used in the MX-5. reportedly it took about 2 hours to assemble one engine. Assembling the connecting rod and piston and inserting them into the cylinder block is done by hand. After that auxiliary equipment such as the oil pan, flywheel, and water pump are installed. Adjustments were implemented on the test line. Finally, the full powertrain, including the engine, transmission, and suspension, is assembled and sent to the assembly line. 4. The Assembly line The completed body is painted on the welding line over a period of approximately 8 hours and sent to assembly where approximately 260 staff members spent 3.3 hours assembling an MX-5 on a line covering a length of 5,008 m. The pre assembled power train is married to body, and the exterior panels such as the front and rear bumpers and wings are also added.. The wheels are added and the convertible hood is attached. Doors remain off at this stage to improve working space and access. Next, interior items such as the dashboard and seats are added along with the windscreen. The doors are then fitted and adjusted along with roof. Various electrical systems are then tested and the finally the car is tested for leaks. The last thing to be added is the steering wheel. then off for final checks, adjustments to the suspension, wheel alignment and steering angles. These final adjustments were unique to each car. 5. Dispatch and Delivery The assembled car then makes it way to it’s new owner! It is reported that around 20 NA MX-5 could be assembled each working day. [...] Read more...
Anniversary Parade Saturday 24th August Delighted to be able to announce the Club has been selected for a parade lap on the GP circuit at Silverstone during the Silverstone Festival, to mark the Club’s 30th Anniversary. Great news if you are already one of 100+ with Club ticket holders for the Festival coming on Saturday, you are automatically included to take part, but if you’d like join in now is the time to get involved as early bird ticket prices increase on 3rd April . The Parade is scheduled for lunchtime on the Saturday, Members will assemble at the Club display, prior to that – instructions will be available on the day. Details of how to book are here – Club Member Discount Code for 2024 Silverstone Festival  (Member Login required) Not a member – Click this link for details of the Ticket offer & discounts for Members The fantastic infield display package (two adult admission tickets and one infield car display pass) your Club membership brings huge saving on all weekend tickets. The club display package pricing will end on 30th June 2024 after which time you will not be able to book an infield spot. We really urge you to book as soon as you can especially to join the parade , please do not leave it late – there are only a set number of infield tickets for all Clubs for the entire event – Saturday tickets will always be in demand, it is worth considering one of the multi day packages. If you are not a member yet and would like take advantage of this great member discount, you can find out more and join the club here: https://mx5oc.co.uk/join/ [...] Read more...
Blyton Park is reserved for an exclusive MX-5 track day on Saturday, 1st June organised by the Club and our motorsport partner Mazda on Track. It is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the freedom of driving your own MX-5 in a controlled and safe environment at this renowned MX-5 track, free from public road restrictions! Our trackdays prioritise a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, allowing you to have fun at your own pace without any pressure to push your limits, no matter your previous experience on track. With limited entrants for this ‘open pit lane’ day, you’ll have more time on track, minimal waiting times and less on circuit traffic without worrying about larger and more powerful cars like mixed track days. Members benefit from sharing the track with like-minded MX-5 enthusiasts, fostering higher driving standards and mutual respect. If you haven’t attended a trackday before, it’s a great opportunity to discover your car’s performance capabilities. Due to the popularity of our trackdays, early booking is recommended to secure your spot, don’t miss the chance to join fellow MX-5 owners for an unforgettable day on the track. Book your place here 30th Anniversary Bonus Exclusive Limited Edition Motorsport T-Shirt! As a bonus to celebrate the Club’s 30th Anniversary we are giving member participants at Blyton an exclusive, limited edition long-sleeve Motorsport T-shirt made just for you! To secure your shirt simply follow these steps: after reserving your spot, send an email to motorsport@mx5oc.co.uk with your name, booking reference number, and desired T-shirt size. Act fast and reserve your spot by May 15th to ensure you receive this unique collector’s item. Please note that these commemorative shirts are specifically crafted for the primary drivers attending the event. For other participants interested in acquiring a special edition shirt, arrangements can be made separately. These distinctive T-shirts are a one-of-a-kind piece, exclusively created for this track day at Blyton Park. They will not be available anywhere else, making this the sole occasion to obtain this custom-made anniversary keepsake. Don’t miss out on this memorable track addition to our 30th-anniversary celebration! [...] Read more...
Silverstone Festival 2024 – August Bank Holiday 23-25th August We are pleased to announce the MX-5 Owners Club has been selected to exhibit at the 2024 Silverstone Festival and that members will be able to display their cars on an infield pitch with our Club display package. The Festival goes ahead on the August Bank Holiday (23-25th August 2024) with thousands of classic cars on display, golden era motor racing and epic on-track showdowns across three jam packed days, rounded off with live music every night, the Festival is probably the best and most accessible Classic car event on Calendar. The fantastic infield display package (two adult admission tickets and one infield car display pass) your Club membership brings huge saving on all weekend tickets. **Club package prices Our Club dedicated discount code is accessed here – If you are not a member yet and would like take advantage of this great member discount, you can find out more and join the club here: https://mx5oc.co.uk/join/ [...] Read more...

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