We've always believed in the notion that there really is no better way to send of another year past than organising a big end of year cruise. As 2016 begins to wind up the crews from Rotors In The Gong and Sydney-Based Mazda Mayhem once again joined forces for an epic rotor relay down the south coast.
With almost 40 cars in total joining in and a great representation by the local enthusiasts it was an awesome turnout and the quality of cars was top-notch.
There was a nice variety of models out too, including some rotorized conversions and small handful of fours as well.
One of the coolest cars was definitely Steven Fairall's original Series 1 RX2 coupe.
Un-modified and un-molested right down the the matching number twin dizzy 12A engine, this coupe is very well know in the local area.
In fact for a period of time it would have to have been one of the most sought after local Mazdas with a good majority of of local Mazda enthusiasts hitting up the original owner at some point in time to buy the car with the answer always being a firm 'NO'. Well that was until the Steven caught him on the right time and the rest is history.
Cruising north from the Haywards Bay meet point, cruising to Shark Park in Austimere was awesome with the group managing to keep together for the majority of the trip
Needless to say we got plenty of attention from other road users and especially cruising through the small beach-side towns.
Arriving at Shark Park we were joined by the Mazda Mayhem group making the trip down from Sydney.
We even had these two tough 13B turbo machines come down from the Highlands to get in on the fun.
After catching up with everyone for a good hour it was time to head to the final destination for the cruise, Kiama
While a few of the Sydney guys had to hold off due to one of the cars having mechanical issues, the rest continued on, the echo of buzzing and brapping rotors rocking the usually quiet sea side suburb and giving the tourists something extra to check out.
One of our personal favorite cruise end spots up by the lighthouse once again served us well, and even though some of the area was taken up by sight seers there was still plenty of room for us.
It's a great thing to be able to see these smaller niche groups and model-specific cruises get great support from both the local and out of town enthusiasts and we were certainly glad we tagged along and can't wait for the next one!
If you didn't make the cruise you're in luck as we got a HEAP of snaps which you can check out in the Event Gallery HERE.