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  • Mark Gilbert 11:36am on Monday, September 30, 2019 Permalink |
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    Monthly Meeting This Sunday – Oct. 6th 

    This Sunday will be our last regularly scheduled monthly meeting on the first Sunday of the year. There will not be any regular monthly meetings in November and December.

    Lester's DinerI hope everyone can attend as we will discuss plans for next years road trips and events. I hope to see everyone there.

    John will raffle off a Mazda backpack at the meeting.

    Mark

     

     
    • Mark Gilbert 3:09pm on Friday, September 27, 2019 Permalink |
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      Miata Is Always The Answer…. 

      From humble beginnings in the form of British roadsters, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has grown through four generations to establish itself as the widely accepted king of cheap, easy, fun to drive cars.

      Ease of maintenance and modification built the MX-5 Miata into the garage tinkerer’s dream, and its lightweight chassis, 50/50 weight distribution, and and terrific handling have cemented it as the unofficial SCCA track car king.

      Remember, no matter the question, Miata is the answer.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA3ZxRRkdd4

       
      • Mark Gilbert 5:26pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Permalink |  

        30AE Available 

        Posted by Craig Freger:

        30th Anniversary Edition MX-5 Available NOW — No, mine is not for sale, but the salesperson that sold me mine contacted me to say that he is selling one that just became available at his dealership. The car can be had (likely for MSRP) from Jonathan (“Ned”) Nederostek at Naples Mazda — Cell: (610) 554-5542; Office: (239) 579-9607. I am posting this here, first, but I will also post this information on Miata.net in a day or two, so any member who wants a 30th AE should act now.

         
        • Mark Gilbert 6:44am on Monday, September 23, 2019 Permalink |  

          Silverball Museum 

          Fun day at the Silverball Museum yesterday for our September road trip. Special thanks to Gary Koester for planning this terrific event. Great time was had by all.

           
          • Mark Gilbert 6:20am on Thursday, September 19, 2019 Permalink |  

            Summer Crush Cruise In Video 

            Nice little video done by Jeff Cooper of last years Cruise In event to Summer Crush Winery. I hope everyone makes plans to join us again this year for the fun and comradery with our fellow Miata owners. We had 32 cars from our club drive up last year. A lot of fun seeing a caravan of Miata’s driving up I-95. Hope to see you all on November 9th.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTZ_4Y4ab40&feature=youtu.be

             
            • Mark Gilbert 9:33am on Saturday, September 14, 2019 Permalink |
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              Upcoming Road Trips…. 

              We have some great road trips coming up in the next few months culminating with our Cruise In to Summer Crush Winery. Please be sure to sign up on the event page for each trip to let us know you will be joining us.

              • September 22 – Silverball Museum & Arcade
              • October 19 – Morikami Gardens Lantern Light Show
              • November 9 – Miata Cruise In To Summer Crush

               
              • Mark Gilbert 7:02am on Sunday, September 8, 2019 Permalink |
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                Miata Is Still Always The Answer! 

                https://www.tflcar.com/2019/09/sports-car-showdown-review-2019-mazda-mx-5-miata-vs-toyota-86-trd-special-edition/

                Two seats, rear-wheel drive, a manual transmission, some sticky tires, and enough power to light em up when the urge strikes. The basic ingredients of a sports car haven’t changed much over the years, and if you’re lucky enough to have a large pile of cash, there are quite a few brilliant examples available today. Unfortunately, for most of us, these pinnacles of automotive performance are all but out of reach.

                Sure, we have plenty of sports sedans, hot hatches, muscle cars, and even SUVs that claim to be sporty—all of which are also available for less than a fortune. But a true sports car for the masses is sadly becoming rarer.

                Luckily, Mazda continues to build the torchbearer for affordable performance. Now in its fourth and arguably best generation, the MX-5 Miata is pretty much the go-to answer for driving enjoyment on a budget.

                Not to be outdone by their Japanese neighbor, Toyota and Subaru entered into a partnership over a decade ago to develop their own small, affordable sports car. Sold as the Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, and now Toyota 86, the Toybaru has gained a loyal following of enthusiasts, many of whom take advantage of a thriving aftermarket to mod their cars.

                The recent introduction of a TRD Special Edition model to the 86, as well as an updated engine for the MX-5 Miata, provided an excellent rationale to test these two cars and see which is best.

                 
                • Mark Gilbert 3:42pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Permalink |  

                  Summer Crush Winery Dorian Relief Effort 

                  Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery

                  WINE DOWN FOR IMMEDIATE DORIAN RELIEF. THIS SATURDAY (9/7/19) 1-5pm. REGGAE music by Freeport native Cecil Smith and his Stormy & the Treblemakers Band. 50% of the days beverage sales and 100% of all server tips will be donated to the recovery efforts. Summer Crush will also be taking any voluntary donations as well as needed supplies such as: Baby supplies (like Diapers, Wipes, Formula, non-refrigerated Baby Food, Baby Clothes etc…), OTC Medicines and First Aid Kits, Protein Bars and Breakfast Bars, Canned Food & Hand Can Openers, Powdered Crystal lite and Lemonade etc.. (no water), Clothing, and other such essentials, as well as the all-important generators, drills and chain saws and hand tools. We are working with non-profits like Angels Of Hope Outreach Ministries Inc., businesses like White’s Tackle and Stuart Jet Center (who is working with the Coast Guard and has access to Blackhawk helicopters to get supplies to Walkers, Freeport and West End immediately), as well as friends with businesses and roots in the Bahamas who know the local needs and have the ability to navigate the treacherous conditions when they become safe to get supplies to those who need it. All cash collections will go towards purchasing supplies. If you can’t make it this Saturday we will remain a drop off station for supplies and donations for as long as our connections have the need. #Bahamastrong

                   
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