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  • Robert Burr 10:54am on Friday, February 21, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Fan, , , Ramp   

    For Sale – Miata Ramp and Fan 

    Unique opportunity for the right Miata fanatic: Our web site sponsor — Grieco Mazda of Delray — is selling their Miata Ramp and Fan used in the showroom for $2500.

    Mazda Ramp and Fan

    Contact Ron Belazeros via email: rbelazeros@griecocars.com


  • Robert Burr 11:26am on Friday, July 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: SOuthern Palms Mazda, ,   

    Our Club Sponsor Dealership: Southern Palms Mazda 

    The South Florida Miata Club is privileged to have one of the best Mazda dealers in South Florida as the underwriter of our web site and email communications: Southern Palms Mazda.

    Southern Palms Mazda logoPlease join me in showing our appreciation to John Lovelett, general manager of Southern Palms Mazda of West Palm Beach for their generous support — allowing us to post our events, share our ideas and enjoy the benefits of a well-functioning web site at the heart of our organization.

    August is the month when the annual sponsorship comes due, so we’re only weeks away from the time when we hope our sponsor will renew their commitment to our club.

    It’s only right and proper that we express our thanks and show our appreciation for their generosity, and tell them we hope they will continue being our sponsor for another year.

    Please join me in sending a short message to Southern Palms Mazda general manager John Lovelett to let him know we appreciate their generous support as our web site sponsor.

    His email address is: jlovelett@wpbmazda.com

  • Mark Gilbert 3:29pm on Saturday, February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Thank You Grieco Mazda of Delray Beach 

    A very special thank you goes out to Cedrick Dinkins and all the folks at Grieco Mazda of Delray Beach. Not only were they able to get me the MX-5 RF I wanted, but gave me an incredible deal too. This car is in very high demand but they still were able to find the car I wanted and brought it in from across the state and make the deal happen for me. I really appreciate all the time and effort Cedrick put in to make this happen. If any of you are in the market for a new or used car, make sure you contact Cedrick Dinkins at Grieco Mazda of Delray Beach. He will certainly take great care of you and get you the very best deal possible on your next vehicle. Again, thanks Cedrick for all your help. I love my new RF!!!! Zoom Zoom.

    Sincerely, Mark

    • Mark Gilbert 4:21pm on Saturday, February 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Special thanks goes out to John, Gary and Betsy for coming along for the ride at Grieco today. Even though you guys ” busted my chops” a little, it was all in good fun and I’m glad you were able to join in this special day. Looking forward to many more Zoom Zoom fun times with the Miata Club.

  • Mark Gilbert 1:12pm on Thursday, February 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , obituary   

    R.I.P. John Petrulis – Grieco Mazda 

    Statement from our sponsor Grieco Mazda:

    It is with great sadness that we let our employees, friends, family and valued customers know that John Petrulis has passed. Grieco Mazda would like to recognize his long term dedication to Mazda and the Grieco Automotive Group. John started working with our company in 2003 when we acquired City Place Mazda, he was one of the employees the Grieco Automotive Group wanted to keep and he basically was part of the business. John Petrulis was an Honest, Hard Working man who devoted a lot of time into his work at the dealership, he had been a salesman for us for 20 plus years and was loved by his loyal customer base, employees that have worked with us, and just about everybody he touched in his life. He was also a generous man who donated a lot of his money to assorted charities, churches and good causes. His life was his work, and nobody had more passion for the Mazda brand than John Petrulis, his love and passion for the product was worn on his sleeve and he would not let you get away from the dealership without giving you a world class demonstration of the product, the dealership, and his charming personality. His first five years as a sales rep for us he was salesman of the month 56 times out of 60 months. He never did the job for the money and would never put his reputation on the line for anything. His work ethic was umnmatched, and we have never seen anyone work the way that John did. He would get in in the morning at 8:30 a.m. and be the last one in the dealership, not leaving till 11:00 p.m. He would write emails at night to prior and potential customer and before he left he would walk the front line of cars to make sure nothing was out of line, in addition to that job he would also make sure there were no obstructing palm frans from the landscaping in the front of the dealer group. He would check customer cars left in service, to make sure there was no vandalizing, and yell at the service department in the am because if one was left open because he felt every customer was his responsibility and he was proud to do so. We can honestly say that John touched a lot of lives in his times, helped thousands of people, and touched our lives here at the dealership. John had knowledge beyond just cars, he was a worldly man that knew a lot about everything. Grieco Mazda will miss John Petrulis immensely, we will miss his wisdom, his work ethic and his love for the business. John is survived by his wife and family.

  • Mark Gilbert 3:20pm on Sunday, January 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , test drive   

    RF Club Model Review at Grieco Mazda 

    Let me start off by saying the people at Grieco were very kind as to let Marisol and I take a new RF out for an extended test drive today. Special thank you to Cedrick for making this happen.

    Upon entering the cabin, I noticed the very upscale look of the interior of the car but also felt a slight bit cramped as compared to my car but nothing I couldn’t live with. The seats were a little snug too for me width wise but seemed to hold you in place very well in the turns. Hopefully the side bolsters will relax and soften up somewhat over time to be more comfortable for me.

    In driving the car, I noticed how silky smooth the shifting was and the get up and go the car had as compared to my NC. The exhaust note was very nice and again sounded better to me than my stock NC.

    The question for me in wanting to test drive the car was the open air feeling and if it felt like it was a real convertible or not. The resounding answer to that was yes.

    You don’t really notice the targa bar overhead or the side fastbacks unless you are looking to the rear sides of the car. Vision to the sides is definitely lacking but you have to rely on your mirrors for that.

    Looking directly out the rear view mirror was not an issue at all vision wise. Felt no difference than my hardtop.

    Overall the same exhilarating feeling of driving a true convertible is found in the new RF. Mazda did a fine job in designing the car and I’m certain it will be a huge success.

    • Doug Quara 7:29pm on Sunday, January 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      So how did it look in person?

      • Mark Gilbert 8:50pm on Sunday, January 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        The car is very striking in person. Definitely will draw a lot of attention . Love the sleek styling. Looks like a mini version of Jag I think. One thing I noticed though was how small it looked and felt as compared to my NC. Many people complained how bloated the NC looked when it was released. This is not the case with RF.

  • Mark Gilbert 12:08pm on Friday, January 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    First RF arrives at Grieco Mazda 

    Message from Cedrick at our club sponsor Grieco Mazda:

    They received their first RF in today. Grand Touring – manual transmission

    There are deposits on RF Miatas as they arrive but they will sell on first come first serve bases until an actual deal has been contracted.

    Note: Mazda is currently offering only Loyalty in regards to discounts on pricing – MSRP + fees, taxes, tag…

    Please ask for Cedrick Dinkins

    • Robert Burr 4:44pm on Friday, January 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Gunther says they have one Metallic Gray Grand Touring model in stock.

  • Robert Burr 11:48am on Monday, December 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Grieco Mazda photo album from the parade 

    The Miata Club enjoyed being a part of the 2016 Orange Bowl Parade! It was a blast and we are looking forward to next years already!!!

    Posted by Grieco Mazda of Delray Beach on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

  • Robert Burr 5:31pm on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Magnetic sign,   

    Grieco sponsors SF Miata Club magnetic signs 

    Check it out… here’s our new magnetic signs that we’ll display in the Junior Orange Bowl Parade, created by our sponsor — Grieco Mazda of Delray Beach. The initial price quote was $1200, but we managed to get it down to $240, plus shipping. What do you think?

    Grieco Mazda, Delray Beach, sponsor

    Grieco Mazda of Delray Beach sponsors magnetic signs for South Florida Miata Club cars

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