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  • Rosalyn and Brian Scherf 8:26pm on Saturday, June 30, 2018 Permalink |
    Tags: Anne Kolbe, nature center, , quilt reception, reception   

    Roz’s quilt reception at Anne Kolb Nature Center… 

    Make plans to attend Roz’s quilt reception at Anne Kolb Nature Center on November 10, 2018 from 5 to 7pm. This one is open to the public. They have lots to do including boat tours, hiking, etc.

    Please RSVP by middle of October if you plan on coming.

    More information to follow.

     
    • Mark Gilbert 8:00am on Saturday, June 30, 2018 Permalink |
      Tags: PPF, Repaint, Rock Chips   

      Got My Car Back 

      Thankfully after 3 long weeks, I got my car back yesterday after having the entire front end repainted because of numerous rock chips. Now the car has to sit for another 2 weeks while the paint dries completely so the PPF can be put on. Getting the entire hood, bumper and partial fenders done. Don’t want to see any more rock chips in the future! It’s expensive but well worth the money. Anyone buying a new Miata should have it done

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      • Robert Burr 7:47am on Saturday, June 30, 2018 Permalink |
        Tags: , , Other car   

        What Is Your Other Car? 

        MX5 sports car enthusiasts share the love of our sports cars, we enjoy road trips and gatherings, talking about our cars and gaining greater appreciation and knowledge of the subject.

        But, many of us also have another car or two in the family. A two seater convertible is a great ride, but it’s not practical for every purpose under the sun.

        So, what is your other car?

        In our case, we need a car than can carry more luggage, scuba gear, Home Depot supplies, a few extra passengers, etc. I just turned in our second Mazda CX-5 for a new Kia Niro hybrid that gets more than 50 miles to the gallon, with a good aerodynamic design, good cargo space, lots of techie features and — again, about 600 miles on a small tank full of gas. When you start it up, there’s no noise. It rolls down the road very efficiently, it has very large batteries and an electric motor that delivers 29hp in addition to the efficient 1.6 liter 110 hp gas engine (total 195 ft lb torque) that comes on when you need power, or to recharge the battery bank. Once the car is rolling, it takes very little power to maintain speed. And, there is no drive shaft. Looking forward to taking it on a road trip up to Weeki Wachee to see the mermaids for a gathering of friends in a few weeks time to really test the roadworthiness.

        https://www.caranddriver.com/kia/niro

         
        • Mark Gilbert 10:03am on Saturday, June 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          We have a Toyota Rav4 SUV. For a couple of years, 2010 -11, Toyota offered the Rav4 with 3 row seating on a limited basis and I was lucky enough to order one so we have seating for 7 in a small SUV. Works out great when the family is in town.

        • Blas Rolando 12:25pm on Saturday, June 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          As seen on TV!
          My other car is a 1995 Ford Bronco Eddy Bauer.

        • Doug Quara 6:57pm on Saturday, June 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          1991 Acura NSX
          2013 Toyota Tundra Platinum
          2014 Acura RLX

          Love ‘em all.

        • Andrew 10:55pm on Saturday, June 30, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Last November we we leased (for the first time), a 2018 CX-5. We had a Subaru Forester for 7 years prior to that. When the lease is up, who knows what will be the next car, but most likely another SUV.

        • John Morris 4:33am on Sunday, July 1, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Rob & Robin, Good luck with your New Do Everything Car. Wishing you many Happy Healthy & Fun miles.

        • Keith & Mary Parker 7:21pm on Thursday, July 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          The 2001 Miata is one of nine vehicles we have, and only two of them are projects! My everyday driver, other than the Miata, is a 2005 Subaru Baja pickup. Mary’s everyday driver is a 2012 Honda Odyssey. So we have the Japanese market covered. The others are a mix of vintage British, German and American classics.
          A word of caaution: one of my fellow driving instructors, who is also an EMT, cautioned me that in his line of work KIA stands for Killed In Automobile….

        • Robert Burr 9:15pm on Thursday, July 5, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I’ve heard the KIA abbreviation. To be fair, the model we’re driving scored the highest in its class in the latest crash tests.

        • Russell Kimkaran 7:40am on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          My other car is a BMW X3. Need it when family come from the island of Trinidad to visit and shop.

      • Mark Gilbert 6:54am on Friday, June 29, 2018 Permalink |
        Tags: , , MX5   

        First 2019 Miatas Arrive In U.S. 

        The first boat with 2019 models with the increased horsepower arrived in Tacoma yesterday. One of the Miata.net members went down to the port and took some pictures. Unfortunately, the rear view cameras mounted in the middle of the bumper is not a good look!

        Backup camera on 2019 MX5

         
        • Robert Burr 8:26am on Friday, June 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Interesting placement. Maybe near the tag area is too low to be effective.

        • Steve and Tracy Dillon 12:05pm on Friday, June 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Looks like the stubby antenna and the shark fin are gone now (maybe dealer installed?). For the camera, I’m sure there will be stickers and 3d printed artwork to hide the camera available right away.

      • Tom Hall 8:35pm on Thursday, June 28, 2018 Permalink |  

        Miatas at the Gap 

        There is a short video about Miatas at the Gap on you tube. Next gathering is August 2-5, 2018.

        http://gapmiatas.com

        Did it last week myself, lot of fun!

         
        • Robert Burr 12:13am on Friday, June 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I was there last August. Great nine day adventure in my RF, finding every great mountain road in four states. It’s a wonderful gathering. So many MX-5 enthusiasts of every age, from every part of the country, every variation of the car.

        • Steve and Tracy Dillon 12:13pm on Friday, June 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Tracy and I are planning on going, looks like we will go up for the whole week before it starts.

      • Tom Hall 8:10pm on Thursday, June 28, 2018 Permalink |  

        Southern Palms Mazda 

        Had my transmission fluid changed today at our current sponsor dealership. Being a club member I received nearly 35% off the total invoice.
        Thank you Southern Palms for the great service and discount.

         
      • Rosalyn and Brian Scherf 8:29pm on Monday, June 25, 2018 Permalink |  

        It’s that time of year for me to… 

        It’s that time of year for me to start wrapping Christmas gifts. We could use soap and razors for now. Thanks so much. Roz

         
        • Mark Gilbert 10:07am on Monday, June 25, 2018 Permalink |
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          Breakfast Every Wednesday Morning 

          Just a reminder that club members meet every Wednesday morning at 8:00 am at Bagels & Restaurant, 6613 W Boynton Beach Blvd, Fountains of Boynton Shopping Center, Boynton Beach 33437. It’s at the corner of Boynton Beach Blvd and Jog Road. It’s always a fun morning. Everyone is invited to attend.

           

           
          • Mark Gilbert 10:15pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018 Permalink |
            Tags: , ,   

            Elliott Museum Road Trip 

            Fun trip to the Elliott Museum in Stuart today. Had a wonderful tour of the classic cars and artifacts on display by the curator of the museum and learned many interesting facts about the Elliott family and the numerous patents they accumulated over the years. Finished the day with lunch at the Dolphin Shrimp House. Hope everyone enjoyed the day!

            John’s Pictures: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B145GNi8f8Izv5

             
            • Mark Gilbert 2:59pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Permalink |
              Tags: , Dent Repairs,   

              Dent Warrior – PDR Company 

              Today at breakfast John invited Greg, the owner of Dent Warrior to give us a demonstration of the PDR technique, paint-less dent repair. He worked on John’s and Jim’s cars removing dents from their Miatas.

              His phone number is 561-279-4652.

              Attached is the link to photos from his work today: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B14Ge5dJlGY5i5K

              Website: https://www.dentwarrior.com/

               

               
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