Welcome to ACT MR2 Owners Club

ACT MR2 Owners Club is a car club for Toyota MR2 enthusiasts in the Canberra region.

Sunday Drive – Cotter Run #2


Sunday 6th September 2020

9am – Meet at Weston Creek Pond Carpark (Kirkpatrick Street, Weston Creek – Google Map Location)
9:30am – Depart
10am – Stop at the Cotter Dam
11am – Tidibinbilla Tracking Station (note: Deep Space Cafe and the Gallery are still closed due to Covid-19)

Obey all road rules. Watch out for cyclists and be courteous to other motorists. No dangerous overtaking.

COVID-19 Restrictions still apply. Please be mindful of the social distancing and hygiene rules.

Sunday Drive – Braidwood Bakery Run – 15 March 2020

mr2_act_braidwoodrun bannerTo help bring business back to bushfire affected areas, let’s visit one of the local town who didn’t receive as many customers in the last holiday season due to the bushfire. I propose visiting Braidwood.  (Relevant – Youtube Video: ABC News on Braidwood rebuilding after NSW fires)

Sunday 15th March 2020

*** Schedule ***

  • 9am – Meet at Mount Ainslie Lookout.
  • 9:30am – Depart Canberra. It is just over 1 hour drive to Braidwood via Pialligo Ave/Kings Hwy. Alternatively, we can drive via Macsreef Rd/Bungendore Rd.
  • 10:40am, Arrive at Braidwood – have brunch/morning tea @ Trappers Bakery in Braidwood. http://trappersbakery.com.au/
  • 11:30am – We can drop by Car Models of Braidwood. (Yes, they have MR2 model cars, but it’s expensive) https://www.carmodels.com.au/
  • 12pm – depart to Canberra & conclude the event.
  • ETA 1:30pm arrive back in Canberra.

Again, safety first, no speeding, no single-lane overtaking and follow all road rules.

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Sunday Drive – Cotter Run #1 – 12 Jan 2020

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Post Event Update – Club members from ACT MR2 and 86/BRZ clubs have raised over $587 for Red Cross Bushfire Relief. Thank you for your generous contributions. Photos & Pics.

Update 10/1/2020 – Here are more information about Red Cross Fundraising on where the money goes and what Red Cross does.

Red Cross Fundraising – 12th Jan 2020

Update 7/1/2020 – Given the fire crisis around Australia and our thoughts on those who lost homes and lives, This event will be a Red Cross disaster relief fundraising event.  There will be some “Cotter Run” decals and keyrings available on the day.  All sales / donation will go to Red Cross fund raising. Please help if you can either by cash on the day or through the Red Cross link below:


    Depending on the fire condition around ACT, we maybe cutting down on the drive.
    Anthony Oh
    As promised at the Nationals, we are due for a club run. Join us for a casual drive through Cotter Road, visit Mt Stromlo Observatory and drive on Paddys River Road, conclude with coffee at the Tidbinbilla Tracking Station – Moon Rock Cafe.
  • Date: Sunday 12th January 2020 – 8:30am ~ 11:30am
  • Where: Meet at the Weston Creek Pond Carpark (Access via Kirkpatrick Street, near RSPCA, near Coombs)

**** Safety First ****

  • Strictly no speeding,
  • Follow all road rules,
  • No overtaking (even slow cars, unless they pull over to the side),
  • Be courteous to other road users, including cyclists.

**** Schedule ****

  • 8:30am – Meet at the Lake in Coombs carpark (Lake with no name). Access via Kirkpatrick Street. Near RSPCA / New McDonald’s Molonglo.
  • 9am – Depart, via Cotter Road
  • 9:15am – Stop at Mount Stromlo for a photoshoot
  • 9:30am – Back on Cotter Road, Drive to Tidbinbilla Tracking Station
  • 10:00am – Coffee at the Tracking station
  • 11am – The Big Dish photoshoot & head home

**** Event Link ****

MR2 Nationals 2019 Canberra

IMGP6882MR2 Nationals is coming back to Canberra in 2019.

The dates are 4 ~ 7 October 2019, over the Labour Day long weekend.

More details coming soon as the committee organises the event.

Click Here for the Facebook Event

Festival of 86 in Canberra

festival86_16Festival of 86 will be held in Canberra and MR2 owners are invited (also Supra, Celica and AE86).

  • Date & Time: Saturday 7th May 2016, 10am ~ 3pm
  • Venue: Sutton Road Driver Training Centre

Follow this link for more information and registration. https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/2016-toyota-festival-of-86-tickets-24474431684


30th Anniversary of the MR2

ad_toyota_mr2_red_1987Calling all MR2 Owners – 22nd June 2014

It has been 30 years since the first MR2 AW11 series was sold in May 1984. To celebrate this, Victorian MR2 club is holding a major event on 22nd June 2014 and attempt to break the record attendance. All MR2 owners are invited from all over Australia.

Please follow the link below for the details of the event.


ACT Member wins the Best Toyota MR2 Award

mr2_award2_trophymr2_awardCongratulations to ACT member Dwaine who won the Best Toyota MR2 award at the Al Palmer Repairs Toyota Car Show 2014.


Cruise to the Bay – April 2014

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  • Meeting Location: Yass Road Queanbeyan, BP Service Station
  • Meeting Time: 9:45am
  • Departure Time: 10am Sharp. If you are late, meet us in Braidwood or Batemans Bay

Drive to Braidwood. Meet with NSW MR2 Club cars and continue drive down to the Batemans Bay. Have lunch at Batemans Bay Soldiers Club. Photoshoot at South Durras Jetty. Return to Canberra.

Although this is a club event, you are free to whatever tourist activities you like. You must follow the state road rules at all time.

Bring CB Radio if you have one.

Please read Conditions of Event Participation.

Event Photos are Located Here.

Cruise to Brindabella – 10th Anniversary Run – November 2013

dscn9074Saturday 30th November 2013, 9am

This is a small event to celebrate the 10 years of the ACT MR2 Owners Club.

  • Meet at the National Museum of Australia, Acton @ 9am Sharp
  • Drive to Brindabella Road via Lady Denman Drv & Cotter Road
  • U-Turn around through Brindabella Road, onto Paddys River Road
  • Coffee/tea/cake break at the Tidbinbilla Tracking Station.
  • Return home

Proposed Route: http://goo.gl/maps/RRHMh

Conditions: You must read and understand the Conditions of Event Participation

Photos from the Event

Cruise to Brindabella – October 2013

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MR2 ACT Owners Club would like to invite you to a weekend drive through the mountain roads of Brindabella.

  • Meet at the National Museum of Australia, Acton  @ 9am Sharp
  • Drive to Brindabella Road via Lady Denman Drv & Cotter Road
  • U-Turn around through Brindabella Road, onto Paddys River Road
  • Coffee/tea/cake break at the Tidbinbilla Tracking Station.
  • Return home

Proposed Routehttp://goo.gl/maps/RRHMh

Conditions: You must read and understand the Conditions of Event Participation