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  • William Simmons 7:30am on Thursday, September 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Club Everglades   

    Ready to become re-energized 

    Morning all,

    Older member from the first club Everglades, past president, original car. Ready to become re-energized with you younger folks with your new MX-5s.

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  • Mark Gilbert 5:02pm on Monday, September 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Keith and Mary enjoying a dance to Beach Boys music at the Summer Crush Winery

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  • Doug Quara 9:08am on Monday, September 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Summer Crush Winery Trip September 24, 2016 

    Miata Club roadtrip to Summer Crush Winery

    We had a great time at the winery. While Tammy and I were not able to make it to the meeting place to caravan to the winery, we did make it up there albeit about 1/2 hour late.

    I believe I counted 7 or 8 cars there; lower turnout than I expected, but still a decent showing nonetheless.

    Tammy and I arrived and started looking for the group. Hmm, the cars are here but where are the people? Sherlock Holmes here then figured out they must be in the Tasting Room, and sure enough, they were there.

    There was good surfer music. I don’t recall the name of the first band, but I did recognize the woman playing lead guitar. I had worked with her a few years ago. She had tried to put together a band back a few year back, and I even got together with her and prospective band mates and had a fun afternoon drumming for her, but she was not able to put it together then. She knocked around trying to do a classic rock band, but then this surfer-themed band opening came along, and you saw and heard the result

    After that band was done, a Beach Boys cover band took over. Both bands elicited a great response, especially from a spry elderly couple that danced seemingly at least half of the songs while we were there.

    There was also a vintage surfboard show, as well as a surfer-style car show, judged by popular vote. Tammy and I were pleased that our favorite car, a 1967 Ford Fairlane red/white two-tone station wagon, was the winner.

    The outside bar was doing a brisk and steady business. If any of you ever go, you HAVE TO try the wine slushies. Perfectly refreshing.

    The atmosphere was friendly, the weather could have been a few degrees cooler, but at least the large fans in the pavilion provided some relief.

    Many of the group left just a few minutes before Tammy and I did. On our way south on the turnpike, in the rain, up ahead I could see a red NB Miata traveling quite slowly, with flashers on. I thought “Uh-oh, is Lou having trouble?!?”

    As we got closer I could see it was a lowered Miata. Whew, not Lou. Then as I got closer still, I could see the reason for the driver going only around 50 MPH while traffic was whooshing by at 80. The youngster’s car was “Hella-Flushed” you know, the style of lowering a car so much that the negative camber makes the suspension look like it’s broken, and the tires are contacting the road on a very tiny area. Oh, well, a white-knuckled drive on the turnpike is NOT my idea of a well-handling car, but to each his own. But not for me.

    We had fun, and thanks to the club for organizing the event.

     
    • Mark Gilbert 9:50am on Monday, September 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Great write up Doug. It was a fun day. Sorry more of our Miata Club members didn’t join in on the trip. If we do this again next year, hopefully a lot more folks will join in since we’ve had a such great experience each time we’ve gone there.

  • Gary Koester 3:21pm on Sunday, September 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Summer Crush Winery   

    Summer Crush Winery Trip 

    Had a great time with everyone at the winery trip!

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  • Rosalyn and Brian Scherf 8:48pm on Saturday, September 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Had a great time at the Summer Crush Winery and Vineyards.

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    • Mark Gilbert 7:07am on Sunday, September 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Had a fun day at the Summer Crush Surf Day yesterday. Yummy wine slushies, good music, food, cars and great friends. Special thanks to everyone who joined us for this fun club event.

  • Robert Burr 4:51pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Miata Club Website Tips 

    Miata Friends,

    Take a few moments to check out the club’s new website with some nice features to help us communicate more easily and efficiently.

    South Florida Miata Club

    South Florida Miata Club welcomes all sports car enthusiasts to our monthly meetings and special events.

    If you have not done so already, register with your username, email and password. Also, tell us about your car and the city in which you live.

    Then, when you log in to the web site, type your username (not your email address) along with your password to get access to all these great features.

    First and foremost, pay attention to upcoming events. We’re making sure you have all the info you need, in addition to date, time and place, you’ll find a map and information about each event so you’ll be fully informed.

    There’s also information about our club, our leaders, our sponsor, cool club merchandise you can buy online, and a form you can use to ask questions or contact club leaders.

    Send message to other members. Post a note about your latest activity to share. Post a few photos of your car, your friends and recent activities.

    You can read and partake in the forums to enjoy interactive discussions. Suggest a great location for an upcoming road trip, talk about modifications, or about a good place to get reliable service.

    Look at all the recent photos, videos, Miata news and classified ads.

    Enjoy.

     
  • Robert Burr 11:15pm on Sunday, September 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Mazda MX-5 Hardtop open and close 

    A quick YouTube movie from the Miami Auto Show showing the Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop convertible opening and closing

     
  • Robert Burr 9:48pm on Sunday, September 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Mazda MX-5 RF and Fiat 124 Spider 

    A quick comparison of the Japanese Mazda MX-5 RF and the Italian cousin Fiat 124 Spider

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  • Gary Koester 4:48pm on Sunday, September 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Hey Don, Gotta love Prisma for photo editing my cover photo!

     
  • John Morris 4:34pm on Sunday, September 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: September Monthly Meeting 2016   

    A big thank you to Rob & Don for going over our new club web site. We are very lucky to have two experts in that field. This is a test to see if I learned what they taught me 🙂
    We discussed up coming events and thanks to Gary Koester we were able to see him and his friend driving The Tail of The Dragon. I want to go maybe next year. It was great to see Lou back from Scotland. Just to the rest of the members that were not there he did NOT have a plaid skirt on.:)
    A big thanks to Don Resnick for bringing all the audio visual equipment down. We appreciate it.
    2016 September Monthly Meeting

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