South Central



Paul Milbourn & Alan West
Email – southcentral@

The South Central area of the MX-5 Owners club holds regular meetings and events throughout the year. All old, new and prospective members are always welcome. If you are in our SC Area for business, or just are just passing, we would welcome you at any of our events & pub meets. We also have regular drives and events, including week-ends away, visits to places of interest, treasure hunts, drives & pub lunches, plus other motoring events.

For all our regular meets please see our area diary or facebook.


SOLENT & Neighbouring Areas – Thruxton Historic 2024 @ Thruxton Circuit
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

Hi Everyone,

Since arranging the Solent & Neighbouring Areas 30th Anniversary event in 2019, we have since been invited back each year and this year we are returning again to the  “Thruxton Historic Event 2024”  in June, to enjoy a fabulous day out and celebrate 35 years of the brilliant MX-5. Hopefully, in stunning sunshine, as per 2023, where we sat on the bank, under the Solent Area Gazebo, overlooking the race circuit

This year, we were only going to attend on the Sunday, as past experience had shown that this to be the most popular day for our members. The only downside was, that Thruxton said we may not get the same parking area on the bank that we had last year with close proximnity to facilities, such as toilets, tunnel to inner track area and food caterers etc.

However, Iain Fleming has kindly working on this for us with the Thruxton Team and we will hopefully be in the same spot, as in 2023

Also, the latest update I had from  Elaine atThruxton, as of 11th June stated that;

The number of vehicles booked to park for the MX5OC (up to the end 11th June):

Saturday 22nd June,  9

Sunday 23rd June, 20   

Of these 3 are attending both days. 

This is great news and there is still time to book youtr tickets for this event, so dont miss out and book your tickets before the discount offer ends, as detailed below!

To register with the MX-5 Owners Club discount for the Thruxton Historic race meeting on Sunday 23rd of June, proceed as follows;

To purchase discounted car club tickets and supply vehicle details for a free club display vehicle pass visit the dedicated car club ticket booking page (see link below).

Please Note: Each order allows you to book one free vehicle display pass with the driver and any passenger tickets need to be added at checkout!

Adult Car Club Tickets: One day £15 Weekend £28

Children 15 years and under admitted free with an adult ticket holder.

To purchase discounted car club tickets and supply vehicle details for a free club display vehicle pass visit the dedicated car club ticket booking page (see link below). Each order allows you to book one free vehicle display pass when purchasing the driver and any passenger tickets.

Adult Car Club Tickets: One day £15 Weekend £28

Children 15 years and under admitted free with an adult ticket holder.

Scroll down to the numbered section, select a ticket type/day, and click ‘ADD TO BASKET’

Click ‘CHECKOUT NOW’ to go to your basket where you can amend ticket quantities.

Enter code MX5OC245TH in the DISCOUNT CODE field (bottom left of the basket) click APPLY to activate the discount, repeat for each ticket type on the order.

Please check the total before clicking PROCEED TO CHECKOUT

Car Club tickets must be booked by 2pm Monday 17th June. Tickets and display vehicle passes will be sent to club members by first class post on or before this date.

Tickets and display vehicle passes will be sent to club members by first class post on or before this date.

Once you have booked your tickets, please email us at: to confirm your attendance so we can track numbers attending!

Club displays will be on the banking and grass areas in the outfield and marshalls will driect us to our allocated club area, which  will be signposted.

Circuit information and faqs can be found here

Updates and event information on the event website here

Best Regards

The Solent Team

South Central Visit to Whitchurch Silk Mill @ Whitchurch Silk Mill
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Places are restricted for this visit, please let us know if you wish to come by emailing to the above contact.

Meet at Pathfinder Cafe, Blackbushe Airport GU17 9LQ ready for departure at 9.30 am to arrive at the mill by 10.15 am approx

There are only 12 parking spaces available at the site – places will go to the 1st 12 confirmed attendees.

There is an exhibition space on the 1st floor of the mill, with a display that changes.

The ground floor houses the waterwheel and weaving shed, with the winding and warping machinery on the 2nd floor.

South Central Ramster Gardens Coffee Morning @ Ramster Gardens Cafe
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Some months we may not be able to attend, please check the diary before attending.

There is no charge to attend the meet but we ask that you use the Café facilities and not bring picnics.

Ramster Gardens are a woodland garden of 25 acres famous for the display of Azaleas and Rhododendrons in Spring and Autumn colours later in the year.

We meet in the car park or adjoining grassed area in dry weather.

There is a charge to enter the gardens and we highly recommend a stroll especially during the flowering period.

South Central Area Monthly Evening Meet @ The Royal Oak, Pirbright
Jul 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us each month for an evening of MX5 banter and social get together.

The venue has food available and plenty of parking.

South Central – Browns Classics Breakfast Meet @ Browns Classics
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


This is not a Club event. However is a good little car meet, where all cars are allowed no matter age or Make.

All money raised at event including the purchase of food goes to The Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

We do a drive to the meet which takes about 45mins, meeting at Milestones Museum, Basingstoke Leisure Park, Churchil Way West, RG22 6PG.

Meeting time 9am for a 9:15am Leave

If you wish to join us for a drive and bacon butty at end of it, Please meet at above venue.


Greenwoods Classic Car Meet @ Greenwoods Classic Car Show
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greenwoods Classic .

This is a non club event that is open to all. It is a general car meet of pre 1980 cars plus an impressive private collection of Fire Engines.

We park in the visitors car park to enjoy the show. A Cafe is available for the purchase of food and drinks.

The show will not take place during the winter months of it is wet or snowing.

Thruxton Skid Pan Experience @ Thruxton Race Track
Jul 12 all-day

This event for 32 drivers has been opened up to include members from South Central, Solent, Wessex and West London.

The plan is to use your own car for the best learning experience.

If interested please email and CC a copy to

The cost is £56.25 and must be sent to Mark to secure your place. PayPal for mark is his email address.



Black Swan Car Meet @ Black Swan Classic Car Meet
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

A meet for all cars of interest, classic and modern

Many of our members attend on a regular basis.

It is held in the car park and adjoining field of the Public House with room for 200 cars or more.

There are refreshments available on site including breakfast rolls and tea & coffee.

We often drive to Ockham Bites Café at about 10.00am for a full breakfast or rolls.

SOLENT & Neighbouring Areas – Simply Jap@Beaulieu 2024 @ Beaulieu Motor Museum
Jul 21 all-day

Hi Everyone,

Following on from previous years, when we have attended Simply Jap at Beaulieu, which has always been a great day out, with lots of Japanese Marques present, we are returning again on Sunday 21st July 2024.

This year however, the MX5OC is using this unique venue to celebrate 30 years of the MX5 Owners Club & 35 years for the MX5.

For full details on this event and instructions on buying your “early bird” tickets, please click on the following link; Simply Japanese Beaulieu, Sunday 21st July 2024 – MX-5 Owners Club Anniversary Display – Events / Club Events – MX-5 Owners Club Forum (

Please note that; The MX5OC stand has already been registered for this event and Iain Fleming has asked that once members have purchased their tickets, they are also requested to register their attendance by completing the form form online and submitting it!

Best Regards

The Solent Team

South Central Breakfast Meet @ Henry Street Garden Centre
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This Is a great garden centre with alot of parking for all members to be together and chat.

Then join in a great breakfast within the garden centre cafe.


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