Past Events

This year

7th-9th February 2014 – Bathurst 12 Hours

  • Date:  7th-9th February 2014
  • A number of members planning on attending and camping within the track for the weekend.
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Sunday 23rd February 2014 – Sorrento Cruise

  • Date:  Sunday 23rd February
  • Meet Location: Frankston Mcdonalds
  • Time: 9:30 AM Depart 10:00AM
  • Details: Drive down the bay with a nice lunch at a local fish and chips in Portsea.

12th-16th March 2014 – MR2 Club – Automotive Avenue Car Display @ 2014 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

  • Date: 12th-16th March 2014
  • Meet Location: Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit
  • Time: All day
  • Details: Come and see the club display at the Formula 1
  • Cost:  Free entry on Thursday see for other ticket details.

Sunday 23rd March 2014 – Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery

  • Date:  Sunday 23rd March
  • Meet Location: Doncaster Mcdonalds
  • Time: 8:30 AM Depart 9:00AM
  • Details:  Cruising through the Dandenongs to the Yarra Valley. Destination: Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery
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Sunday 6th April 2014 – Ekiden day @ TMCA Altona Plant (Run with TCCAV)

  • Date:  Sunday 6th April
  • Meet Location: Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Altona Plant  494 Grieve Parade Altona North VIC 3025
  • Time:  9:00AM for bump in.
  • Details:  TCCAV – “We are hosting a show and shine with about 100 cars attending, from older classic vehicles, right up to the newest and best Toyota has to offer. I would like to extend an invitation to this event to your members to be a part of, and get your vehicles on display. It is a great way to build a relationship with our manufacturer, something i have been working on for a number of years.”
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Sunday 27th April 2014 – MR2 Club Run 

  • Date:  Sunday 27th April
  • Meet Location: Mcdonalds Mickleham Rd, Gladstone Park.
  • Time: Meet @ 8:45AM Depart @ 9:00AM
  • Details:  Cruise to the Morris Minor Garage in Harcourt, $10 per head includes morning tea.
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Sunday 25th May 2014 – MR2 Club Run
to Queenscliff, VIC. 

  • Date:  Sunday 25th May
  • Meet Location: Todd Road Service Station outbound. Or feel free to meet at Queenscliff around 11.30am
  • Time: 9.45am for a 10.15am departure
  • Details:  Cruise to Queenscliffe. Distance from Melbourne 100kms, about 1 hour 20 minutes Pub Lunch: 12.30pm at The historic Esplanade Hotel, 2 Gellibrand St, Queenscliff. (booked for 20 – flexible)
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  • Things to do in Queenscliff:
    Retail Therapy – stroll the olde worlde shops
    Visit the Fort Queenscliff museum or the Historical Museum
    Walk the Heritage Walk or the pier or the marina.Return home at your leisure either via Princes Freeway, or an alternative could be to take the ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento. A 3.00pm one way crossing costs $59.00 vehicle + driver and $10 Adult passenger.
    Depending on where you live relative to Sorrento, a relaxing ferry trip home may be worth the cost, especially if it means less driving stress facing Sunday afternoon traffic, along with the saving in tolls and fuel.
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Sunday 22nd June 2014 –

30th Anniversary of the MR2!!!!

  • Date: Sunday 22 June 2014
  • Starting location: Alma Doepel carpark, North Wharf Road, Melbourne
    (enter via Collins Street)
  • Time: 9.00am for egg n bacon Breakfast. Cost $10 per person
    (includes entry to the Alma Doepel Restoration Workshop)
  • Details: The MR2 Owners Club of Australia (VIC Branch) Inc. is planning to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the MR2 car show with a breakfast meet in Melbourne on Sunday morning 22 June 2014.   All MR2 owners are invited.
    Lock the date in your Diary now!!!!May 1984 the first MR2 that was for sale to the public rolled off the assembly line in Japan. That was 30 years ago and we are planning a BIG 30th anniversary event to celebrate the occasion. In 2004 the Victorian Branch of the MR2 Owners Club of Australia held a special event to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the MR2 with a breakfast at Windows on the Bay in Mordialloc and a cruise to Sorrento. On that occasion we got 65 MR2s together in one place, an Australian record that has not been broken in ten years. It would be fantastic if we could get a similar number, or even more to a 30th Anniversary celebration of the MR2.
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28-29 June 2014 – Moama Weekend Away

  • Date:  28-29 June
  • Meet Location: TBA
  • Time: TBA
  • Details:  As some of you may know in June this year we celebrate the 30thanniversary of the public sale of the 1st MR2.The weekend away in Moama is booked for June 27th / 28th / 29th. It will be Friday to Sunday night. Drive up on Friday and back home on Monday.
  • The 30th anniversary weekend to Moama is approx. $120 pp includes three nights accommodation bedding etc and full use of a kitchen.
  • Itinerary includes:
  1.  a show n shine on the esplanade in Echuca.
  2. Lunch / cruise on the paddle steamer Emylou. Approx. $50 pp. “optional”
  3. A BBQ dinner for Saturday night.
  4. Maybe a trivia night ?
  5. A cruise around the area including a coffee stop and a lunch stop.
  6. If you have any other suggestions for activities, please mention them

So if you are interested please contact

Sunday 27th July 2014 – Maintenance Day

  • Date:  Sunday 27th July 2014
  • Meet Location: Todd Rd United Servo Outbound.
  • Time: Given via email.
  • Details:  This event was a great success last year, so we’ve decided to hold it once again this year.
    Many club members would like to service their own cars, but don’t have the tools or facilities. So we have organized a day where owners can do basic maintenance jobs, where advice and supervision by experienced club members is on hand if needed.
    We have available a good 4 poster hoist making many of the jobs that need underneath access very easy to do, including jobs that need the wheels free.
    I would like to emphasize that to attend this you don’t need to have anything done to your car, and you can simply come along and watch. Apart from maintenance work this is also a ‘learn about your MR2 day’ for Club Members.
    Along with the theme of the day I will have a partially disassembled 3SGE motor on display on an engine stand, (other twin cam 4 cyl Toyota motors are similar) and will hold a discussion on design features and servicing. For owners that have never seen these motors out of the car, this could be a rare opportunity to learn more about the internal workings of your MR2.
    A barbeque, sausage/hamburger sizzle lunch will also be provided by the Club.
    I will be hosting this event at my home in Geelong, where there is plenty of parking room for several cars.
    We anticipate a morning meeting place at the Todd Rd Service Center Westgate Freeway outbound (time to be advised later) and then cruising down the freeway to get as early a start as possible.
    I believe the jobs that should be possible would be:
    1. Oil/filter change
    2. Brake pad change, fluid change, bleed.
    3. Clutch fluid change, bleed.
    4. Handbrake adjustment.
    5. Thermostat change.
    6 Fit new ball joints or tie rod ends.
    7. Basic wheel camber/ toe adjustment check.
    8. Check underneath to find anything loose.
    Tools would not be needed as I have everything needed for the jobs listed above, but car owners would need to bring oil, coolant, brake fluid, and any new parts needed etc as well as overalls or work clothes.
    I am putting together a list of cars, along with the jobs requested to be done, and the order of work will have to be carefully scheduled to make efficient use of the time available with easy jobs first, but hopefully we should be able to satisfy everyone.
    At this stage there are some places remaining, so there is still time to book your car in.
    You can reserve your spot by emailing me ASAP at:
    Of course as already mentioned it’s OK to simply want to come along and watch – I. Morrison.
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Thursday 31st July 2014 – Annual General Meeting

  • Date:  Thursday 31st July 2014
  • Meet Location: Mulgrave Country Club Cnr. Wellington & Jells Roads, Mulgrave
  • Time: Dinner – 7:00PM AGM -8:00PM
  • Details:  We will be electing your Committee for the coming 12 months, and we will also be presenting the ‘Club Member of the year’ perpetual trophy. If anyone has any special items for the agenda for the AGM, could you please email details ASAP to:’
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Sunday 17th August 2014 – All Toyota Winterfest

  • Meet Location: Carabean Gardens, 1280 Ferntreegully Rd Scoresby
  • Time: be parked by 9.00am, stay till 1.00pm
  • Details: Third Annual All Toyota Winterfest, for a great collection of Toyota cars parked together on the lawns for enthusiasts to enjoy.  Bring your parts to buy swap and sell.  There is a small entry fee to the Gargens plus a gold coin donation to the TCCAV’s Charity for hosting the display.

Sunday 31st August 2014 – Federation Square Showcase

  • Meet Location: Russell Court, East side of Federation Square, Melbourne
  • Time: TBA
  • Details: A fantastic opportunity to display our MR2s to the public.  A parking area is provided in Federation Square, stay with your car a short time or a long time, enjoy a coffee or lunch or bring a picnic lunch.  Where else can you get free secure parking in the City and have the public admire your MR2 while assisting to pormote the VIC MR2 Club.
  • RSVP:   to assist our parking plan email

Sunday 28th September 2014 – The Presidents Run

  • Date:  Sunday 28th September 2014
  • Meet Location: Maccas, Cnr Marroondah hwy and Springvale road
  • Time: 9:30AM for 10AM start
  • Details:  BYO all you need for a picnic.  There are some shops near the finish if you need to buy anything.
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Sunday 26th October 2014 – Octoberfest Cruise “The Best Cruise Ever” – Tri 2014

  • Date:  Sunday 26th October 2014
  • Meet Location: Bundoora Park, 1069 Plenty Rd, Bundoora (Wildlife Reserve)
  • Time: 10:00 AM for 10.30 AM departure.
  • Details:  Lunch 12:30-1:00 Bring money.
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Sunday 23rd November 2014 –  MR2 Club Haunted Hills Practice

  • Date: Sunday 23rd November
  • Meet Location: Haunted Hills Racing Circuit
  • Time: Scrutineering from 8:20am. First group on the track at 9:00am
  • Details: This is an VIC MR2 Club sponsored day for non timed practice and tuning at Haunted Hills hill climb circuit.
  • Cost:  VIC MR2 Club members free.  $125.00 for non Club members (CAMS Licence fee $25 included in $125)
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Sunday 7th December 2014 – MR2 Club Xmas Party

  • Date: Sunday 7th December
  • Meet Location: Lilydale for a one hour cruise to a members home.
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Details: The MR2 Club annual Christmas party. Traditionally a short cruise to a members home to celebrate the past years events and wish members a Merry Christmas.  Kris Kringle will be held for those who bring a gift, max value $20.00.  A short members meeting will also be conducted on the day for members to offer suggestion on the direction of the Club for the coming 12 months.
  • Cost:  free.  For Club members only.
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