MR2 Nationals 2024, Wodonga, Victoria

Registration is NOW OPEN. Download and submit Entry Forms: (PDF, WORD) also available on the VIC club page.

Update (16 June 2024): Book your accomodation ASAP at the Blazing Stump Motel (Nationals HQ) as the room reservation will only be held for the MR2 Club until July. MR2 Nationals event registration is separate to your accomodation booking.

Open to all MR2 Owners!

MR2 Nationals 2024 will be held at Wodonga Victoria, hosted by the VIC club. These are the locked in details. Thanks to City of Wodonga, Wondoga TAFE, Blazing Stump Motel for their assistance.

  • Dates: Friday 4th ~Monday 7th October 2024
  • Headquarters: Blazing Stump Motel (Map, Website)
    • Book now to assist planning and secure your booking.
    • Ph: 02 6056 3433 and mention MR2 Club Nationals October 2024.
  • Arrive at the HQ on Friday 4th October 2024.
  • Saturday MR2 Only Show and Shine at the Junction Square
  • Saturday MR2 Nationals Dinner at the Blazing Stump Motel
  • Sunday Motorsports Event (Optional): MR2 Track Day @ Wodonga TAFE Motorsport Complex (Map, Website)
  • Monday Cruise: 150km (estimated 2 hours of cruise) – Details TBC. Cruise around Wodonga to take in some spectacular scenic roads.

The MR2 Nationals are held every two years in a different State. The first Inter-State meeting was held in 2003 in Goulburn, NSW. for the 10th Anniversary of the NSW Branch.  At that meeting it was decided to hold an MR2 Nationals meeting every two years:

2007 in Canberra ACT.
2009 in Bathurst, NSW.
2011 in Bright, VIC.
2013 in Hobart, TAS.
2015 in Brisbane, QLD.
2017 in Adelaide, SA.
2019 in Canberra, ACT.
2022 in Hunter Valley, NSW.
2024 in Wodonga, VIC!!

MR2 Owners Club of Australia

Please select your state to visit your local MR2 club website.

MR2 Drivers’ Club (UK) National Day – 2nd June 2024

The MR2 Drivers’ Club (UK) celebtrated 40th anniversary of the MR2s with over 600 cars in attendance. Australian club committee members Kevin Clarence and Craig Atkins attended the event as part of their trip to UK and helped with judging the best MR2s. Read the Toyota UK Press Release.

The 40th Anniversary of Toyota MR2 – Concluded

The event was successfully conducted and we’ve achieved our new record of 153 MR2s gathered in one place. Congratulations to all winners of the Show & Shine. Thanks to the VIC club, organisers, volunteers, caterers and sposnors (Shannons Insurance & Chadstone Toyota).
Photos are now online at the AO Graphics Facebook Page. See you at the next event – MR2 Nationals 2024 (Wondonga, Vic, October 2024).
  • Date: Sunday 29th October 2023. Rain, Hail or Shine. Free entry for all MR2s on display.
  • Time: Gates open 9am. Trophy presentation 2:30pm. Depart after 3pm.
  • Location: Sandown International Raceway (Enter via Princes Highway)
  • See Event Map Google Map Location of the MR2 entrance.
  • Entry Form (PDF)

Download the Event Map (PDF). Please use the designated parking areas for the MR2s, Trailers and Spectators. (Google Map)

Registration / Entry Form is now available. Download PDF Here. Fill in digitally (or printed). Submit to events@mr2club.com.au. For the planning purpose, please register ASAP.

The VIC MR2 Club is looking to formally invite any MR2s and Drivers that have raced MR2s in Australia to the 40th Anniversary Event at Sandown International Raceway on Sunday 29 October 2023.We’re also looking for drawcard MR2s, like the SW20 Spyder, “WOTAMI”, the Ferrari kit MR2 and the weird and wonderful ones original and modified as well.

Background: The first protype Toyota MR2 was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1983. It is this date and event that we wish to celebrate with an “MR2 40th Anniversary Motor Show”, at Sandown, Melbourne.

Ten years ago, we conducted a similar event for the 30th Anniversary in the carpark at the Alma Doepel ship and workshop car park and exceeded our 50 expected cars with 93 MR2 that attended the event. This is a record for the most MR2s in one place in Australia. Photos of this event adorn many social media groups and websites.

Our target for the 40th Anniversary Event is over 100 MR2s.

What we are seeking is a commitment from all MR2 Owners to bring their much loved MR2 along (both or more if you are lucky enough to own more than one) to celebrate this special occasion AND tell all your friends.

Please put in your diary, your calendar and stick the date on the fridge for Sunday 29th October 2023 and ask what you can do to assist in making this event happen.

The Adrenaline V8 Supercar Rides will be operating on the same weekend at Sandown. Rides begin with 2 Passenger Laps for $220, or $1,400 for 20 Laps with a celebrity driver. Click here to book.

Coffee & food vans will be in attendance.

Hosted and organised by the MR2 Owners Club (VIC Branch).

MR2 at Eurovision 2023, by Voyager

Photo by Sarah Louise Bennet / EBU

A Toyota MR2 Mk1 ‘AW11’ was on the spotlight on stage, at the First Rehearsal of the Semi-Final at Eurovision Song Contest 2023 at Liverpool UK. It was performed by the Perth-based synth-metal band Voyager who is representing Australia at the contest. The AW11 perfectly fits the 80’s themed music. We wish Voyager all the best at the Eurovision 2023.

Update: They are now through to the Grand Final.

Watch and follow them here:

MR2 Nationals 2022 Concluded Successfully

MR2 Nationals 2022 – Hunter Valley, NSW

MR2 Nationals 2022 was successfully completed after an exciting long weekend away for MR2 enthusiasts and club members at Hunter Valley NSW. Thanks to the NSW event organisers (Sharon, Matt, Tom, Todd, Gordon, Eddie) for hosting the amazing event.

Congratulations to the winners of the Show n Shine – Tony, Felix, Damien, Ric, Dean

We look forward to the next event in Victoria in 2024, event dates and venue to be confirmed.

Thanks to our sponsors and supporters:

MR2 on Shannons Club TV

In this episode of Shannons Club TV, it features a great review of the 3 Toyota MR2 generations and our own club founder Kevin Clarence sharing his passion for the cars. Shannons Insurance have kindly shared a clip of this video last year at the MR2 Nationals 2019 Canberra, to celebrate Kevin’s birthday which coincided with the MR2 Nationals dinner function. The members have enjoyed watching the video and thrilled to see our own club founder.

MR2 Nationals – Newcastle/Hunter Valley NSW – June 2022

Follow MR2 Club Instagram for latest photos from the event. If you post, use #mr2nationals

Click this link to register for the 2022 National Event!!


Calling all MR2 Owners of Australia! Save the dates and book your annual leaves.

MR2 Nationals is a biennial event that brings together MR2s and their owners from all over Australia for one huge weekend of motoring pleasure.

The NSW Committee is in the process of planning, organising and booking the events details and activities, more information will follow as we lock in details over the coming months. Now that we have a date and location locked in we can all start to set aside some time and book leave from work where needed to ensure a smooth running event.

History of MR2 Nationals : A gathering of MR2 owners from more than one State met in Goulburn, New South Wales in 2003 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the NSW Branch of the MR2 Owners Club of Australia. Many believe that this was the first MR2 Nationals Meeting. It was from that meeting a suggestion to hold an MR2 Nationals meeting in other States of Australia on a regular basis was made.

However it was not until four years later in 2007 that a true MR2 Nationals Meeting was held in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. This was followed by the MR2 Nationals 2009 in Bathurst, NSW, the MR2 Nationals 2011 in Bright, Victoria, the MR2 Nationals 2013 in Hobart, Tasmania, the MR2 Nationals 2015 in Brisbane, QLD, the MR2 Nationals 2017 in Adelaide, SA and the MR2 Nationals 2019 back in Canberra, ACT.

Next year we are heading back to NSW. We’ll be heading to the picturesque Hunter Valley/Newcastle region for a great weekend. It will be a great sight to see plenty of MR2’s cruising through the vineyards and open plains.

Latest Photos from MR2 Nationals and Trackday Events

mr2nat_2019_3I have uploaded photos from the 2 recent events; MR2 Nationals 2019 Canberra and Wakefield Park Trackday Challenge 2019, on my AO Graphics Facebook Page. Here are direct links to the photos.

Anthony Oh

MR2 Nationals 2019 Canberra

mr2_wptc1Wakefield Park Trackday Challenge 2019

MR2 Nationals 2019 Concludes

sponsors and supportersThank you for all entrants for attending the MR2 Nationals 2019. We hope you had great weekend away with your favourite cars, our common interest – Toyota MR2. We hope you made new friends and be part of Australia wide MR2 club family. We hope you enjoyed the some of our scenic roads and had chance to tour of the nations capital. We would like to thank Neal Bates for opening up his workshop for us for the weekend, which demonstrate the theme of this weekend, that is about passion for the car. We hope to see you again in our next MR2 Nationals event in 2021 in NSW.

Thanks to our partners and sponsors:

Thanks to the team:

  • Our Event Organisers Committee – Sharon Caldwell, Pablo Colmenares, Remi Oh, Susan Colmenares, Kevin Clarence, our treasurer Ian MacDonald
  • Thanks to supporting club members – Danny Rajamae, Martin Leaver, Tony Millwood, Ian Morrison
  • Thanks to all our entrants from the states NSW, VIC, ACT, QLD and SA.

Anthony Oh

MR2 Wakefield Park Challenge 2019

MR2 trackday challengeThis is a separately organised MR2 Track Day event, that coincides with MR2 Nationals 2019 dates.

This is a unique track day event, that is open to all drivers, at all skill levels and all ranges of cars. CAMS L2S or AASA license required.

  • 8th ~ 9th October 2019
  • at the Wakefield Park Raceway
  • Drive at various circuit configurations – full circuit, short circuit and hill-climb.
  • On-track accommodation provided
  • Professional photography

Check out the website: https://wakefieldparkchallenge.com.au/

See Facebook event for more details & entry forms:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2486094951421259/