Welcome to ACT MR2 Owners Club

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

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Sunday Drive – December 2021 Cotter Run

Event Date – Sunday 19th December 2021, 9am

This is the last run for the year.

Meet at 9am at the Mount Stromlo Observatory car park (Opposite to the big white dome)

* Depart at 9:30am.
* Drive to Cotter Dam.
* Drive to Tidbinbilla Tracking Station. (Cafe is temporarily closed)
* Drive to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve for coffee. Event concludes.

Bring any car makes or bikes. Always drive safely, follow all road rules and Covid rules.

Facebook Event link – https://www.facebook.com/events/591368972091761

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May Cotter Run

  • Saturday 15th May 2021 – Meet at 9am. Depart at 9:30am.
  • Weston Creek Pond Carpark (MAP)
  • Drive on our regular Cotter Road / Brindabella Road / Paddys River Road
  • Stop at Cotter Dam and/or Tracking Station
  • Have coffee at the Moon-Rock cafe
  • Happy to take other route ideas.
  • Safe driving. Always follow the road rules and share the road with other road users. No dangerous overtaking.

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April Weekend Drive

Saturday 10th April 2021

(Moved to Saturday, due to Auto-Italia on Sunday)

Meet at 9am. Depart at 9:30am.

* Do our regular Cotter Road / Paddys River Road drive
* Stop at Cotter Dam and/or Tracking Station
* Coffee at the Moon-Rock cafe (if open), otherwise stop at the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve cafe

Happy to take other route ideas – eg, Drive to Tharwa, visit Lanyon Homestead for coffee & breakfast.

Safe driving. Always follow the road rules and share the road with other road users. No dangerous overtaking

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March Sunday Drive

Sunday 14th March 2021 – 9am

9am – Meet at the Weston Creek Pond Carpark. (Access via Kirkpatrick Street, past McDonald’s/Caltex) – See the map.

9:30am – Depart

  • Drive west of Canberra via Cotter Road & Paddys River Road
  • Stop at the Tidbinbilla Tracking Station for a quick photoshoot with the dish
  • Stop at the Tidibinbilla Nature Reserve Cafe and have coffee (Covid-19 rules apply at the venue)
  • Event concludes at around 12pm.

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

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February Sunday Drive

Sunday 14th February 2021, 9am

Meet at 9am at the Weston Creek Pond Carpark. (Access via Kirkpatrick Street, near new McDonald’s/Caltex). See map.

9:30am – Depart

  • Drive west via Cotter Road,
  • Turn right onto Brindabella Road, do U-turn at the dirt road,
  • Stop at the Cotter Dam for a quick break.
  • Back onto Cotter Road/Paddys River Road, south bound.
  • Stop at the Tidibinbilla Tracking Station, have coffee at Deep Space Cafe (Covid-19 rules apply at the venue).
  • Event concludes at around 12pm.
  • Please 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.

See the photos from the event.

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2021 – January Cotter Run

Sunday 10th January 2021 – 9am.

Happy new year! This is the first “Cotter Run” for the year. We’ll commit to a small meet, greet & drive for every 2nd Sunday of each month.

  • Meet at 9am at the Weston Creek Pond Carpark. (Access via Kirkpatrick Street, near new McDonald’s/Caltex). See map.
  • 9:30am – Depart*
  • Drive west via Cotter Road.
  • Turn right onto Brindabella Road, do U-turn at the dirt road.
  • Stop at the Cotter Dam for a quick break.
  • Back onto Cotter Road/Paddys River Road, south bound.
  • Stop at the Tidibinbilla Tracking Station, have coffee at Deep Space Cafe (Covid-19 rules apply at the venue).
  • Event concludes at around 12pm.

Please 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.

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Last Cotter Run for 2020

This is our last Cotter run for 2020.

Meet at 9am – Weston Creek Pond Carpark (Kirkpatrick Street, Weston Creek – Google Map Location)

9:30am – Depart

  • Drive via Cotter Road,
  • Onto Brindabella Road (Drive up to where it turns to dirt road and make a U-turn and enjoy the road again in the opposite direction)
  • Back onto Cotter Road/Paddys River Road, south bound.
  • Stop Tidibinbilla Tracking Station, Coffee at Deep Space Cafe (Yes, it will be open on the day. Covid-19 rules apply at the venue).
  • Event concludes.

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.

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Sunday Drive – Cotter Run #2

**Schedule**

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.

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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.

Please join facebook private group for facebook events notifications, updates and discussions.

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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:

https://fundraise.redcross.org.au/fundraisers/anthonyoh/fundraise-for-disaster-relief-and-recovery

    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 ****

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