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  • Rosalyn and Brian Scherf 2:04pm on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Permalink |
    Tags: Outing   

    Lion Country Safari 

    It’s time for the Uof M organ donor picnic at Lion Country Safari on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Cost is $15.00 per person, children under 2 free, if you come as our guest. If interested, please contact Roz or Brian.

    • Mark Gilbert 9:13am on Saturday, January 19, 2019 Permalink |  

      2019 Most Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year 


      • John Morris 7:04am on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Permalink |
        Tags: Reedlands Riot   

        Redland Riot 

        If anyone would like to convoy down to Cauley Square let’s meet up at the 84 diner off of 595 at 9AM ready to go. Go early for breakfast 🙂

        • Robert Burr 8:53am on Monday, January 14, 2019 Permalink |
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          Saturday – Redland Riot Road Rally 

          26th Annual Rob’s Redland Riot Road Rally – Saturday, January 19, 2019

          The annual Redland Riot Road Rallye, scheduled for Saturday January 19, is a fruity tropical history hunt through South Dade’s countryside in search of clues and delicious goodies.

          26th Annual Rob’s Redland Riot Road Rally

          Each car team receives a map and driving directions, along with a set of questions to be be answered along the route, vying for a prize package worth less than one million dollars.

          Along the way, participants enjoy fabulous goodies and tropical delights in this whimsical adventure through the Redland region. They might even learn some local history and meet some descendants of pioneer families.

          It all starts at Cauley Square at 10am. Each car team pays a $10 registration fee at the start, then heads out in search of treasure. The big finish happens at Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery at 5pm where the answer sheets are turned in and the winner(s) announced.

          Additional stops along the way include Burr’s Berry Farm, Redland Ranch, Phil’s Berry Farm, Knaus Berry Farm, the Fruit & Spice Park, R.F. Orchids, the Hotel Redland, the Florida Pioneer Museum, and Robert Is Here fruit stand.

          For more information, and to register your car team in advance, visit the web site at http://www.RedlandRiot.com

          • Mark Gilbert 8:15am on Monday, January 14, 2019 Permalink |  

            Possible MX-5 Coupe In The Future? 

          • Robert Blanchard 10:52am on Friday, January 11, 2019 Permalink |
            Tags: hard dog roll bar, mechanic, question,   

            Two Questions: mechanic and hard dog roll bar 

            Hello guys, thanks for the add! Finally, deposit down on a 2003, paying in full today…

            Two questions

            1. Any reputable mechanics in the South Miami area that one can recommend to work/are familiar with the Miata? No need now but just to have in the books for when I can’t tackle an issue.

            2. Looking to install a hard dog roll bar… eventually I want a hard top but I was wondering if with the hard top hard dog will one still be able to close the soft top? Or is the hard top roll bar strictly for hard top and soft top strictly for soft top?


            Robert Blanchard

            • Anonymous 8:02am on Saturday, January 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              The Hardtop versions are a little lower and just a bit further back. No issues with soft top. Just a little smaller to fit Hardtop.

            • Craig Freger 1:31pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              For a good independent shop, Mazdapros in Hollywood seems to be well-regarded among Mazda owners. A family-owned business. I have not used them for service because I have used dealer service to date, but I have met the family at one of their cruise-in events and they are nice people and Mazda enthusiasts. The patriarch, Edgar Carranza, seems to know his stuff.

              For good dealer service at fair prices, Lou Bachrodt Mazda in Coconut Creek. I hate to recommend Lou Bachrodt because the new sales managers there are terrible to deal with, but that’s sales. On the service side, I have nothing but nice things to say about the manager, Mike Kubic.

            • Craig Freger 1:34pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              Forgot the link to Lou Bachrodt.

            • Anonymous 3:22pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              Thanks guys for info I called Mazda Pros and taking her there on Monday for a once over and some stainless steel braided lines. Then she is off to her new home in South Miami where I hope to do a couple of track days, some Autocross, a few meets and just enjoy the weather with the top down on the weekends…

            • Osvaldo Suarez 3:00pm on Friday, February 22, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              You can close the soft top and then install the hard top. That’s how I had mine until my son needed a soft top. I gave him my soft top, and now my 99 is a dedicated coupe. I don’t know any dedicated Miata mechanics I would personally recommend, but not much goes wrong with Miatas. I do all my own work on my two older models. The 16 is still under warranty and it runs perfectly.

          • Mark Gilbert 7:32am on Thursday, January 10, 2019 Permalink |
            Tags: 30 years, ,   

            30 Years of the Roadster 

            Message from Mazda USA: As you know, Mazda celebrates 30 years of the MX-5 Miata this year.

            To celebrate this iconic roadster, we asked you to share your stories. We were delighted by the response. We start the celebration by sharing our passionate owner stories with the world.

            We will be sharing 30 stories in 30 days. Our 30-day countdown starts today, January 9th, with one story posted each day. Follow MazdaUSA’s Facebook page, Twitter Feed and Instagram account to see the latest.

            We also announced yesterday that the Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition will premiere at the Chicago Auto Show. See Mazda’s official announcement on InsideMazda.

            • John Morris 2:27pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Permalink |
              Tags: , 2019 January Monthly Meeting, January,   

              2019 January Monthly Meeting 

              The great Top Down Weather brought out 45 Fellow Zoomers for our January monthly meeting. Lots of fun all the beautiful cars and great people.

              We had three new members attend we welcomed them all.

              The ride home for me to Boynton Beach was what we look forward to all year. The top down, radio on, and the wind blowing through what’s left of my hair:)

              See you all January 19th for the Redland Riot Road Rallye.

              Zoom Zoom,


              See attached pictures

              Anyone can view this shared album at: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B14GKBT6eG8cbrL

              • Mark Gilbert 7:29am on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Permalink |  

                30th Anniversary Model Debuts Next Month 


                Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that the Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition will have its world premiere at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, which opens to the public on 9th February 2019.

                The Mazda MX-5 made its debut at the Chicago Motor Show in 1989 and to celebrate its 30th anniversary a special edition has been created in appreciation of the customers all over the world who have supported the success of the model over the last three decades.

                • Rosalyn and Brian Scherf 2:55pm on Monday, January 7, 2019 Permalink |
                  Tags: Fun activity   

                  Walk for the animals 

                  Humane society walk, Saturday, March 2, 2019 32 East las olas Blvd. Get there at 9:00AM and get free pancakes; Walk starts at 10AM. You don’t have to have a dog to do the walk. Even cats are welcome.

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