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  • Mark Gilbert 6:27pm on Monday, January 20, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Bucket List Item For All Miata Owners 

    Since we have many new members who have joined the club recently, I wanted to share a bucket list item for all Miata owners who love to drive their cars. The roads in the Georgia, Carolina and Tennessee mountains are made for our cars. There are unlimited roads to travel and each one is spectacular. Of course, the Tail of the Dragon gets the most notoriety.

    Here is a video clip of a typical run up the Dragon. Notice the folks in the video are about our age. You are never too old to have fun and feel alive!

    Run up the Dragon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j31rGA0raE

    Run down the Dragon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-DjeYrxLpI

    Zoom-zoom-zoom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0ikW7pVa_I

     

     
  • Mark Gilbert 8:15pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Redlands Road Trip 

    What an absolutely beautiful day for our road trip down south. Hope everyone had a great time cruising the back roads of South Dade County and seeing all the sights the Redlands have to offer. A day like today with such great weather is what these little cars are made for! Thanks to all of our members who shared in the journey.

     
    • Robert Burr 9:35am on Sunday, January 19, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks to all who joined us for this fruity tropical history hunt.

  • Mark Gilbert 10:10am on Friday, January 17, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Reminder, Redland Riot Road Rallye Is Tomorrow 

    Click the link to learn more about some of the historic stops along the route through the Redlands tomorrow:

    http://www.redlandriot.com/Stops.html

     

     
  • Mark Gilbert 11:25am on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Congratulations Don Merchberger 

    Congrats to Don on the purchase of his new 2019 ND soft top Club Edition with BBS / Brembo Brake / Recaro Seat package. It is a beauty. Wishing you many miles of smiles. Zoom-zoom!!!!

     

     

     

     
  • Mark Gilbert 9:40am on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    St. Augustine Trip Postponed 

    Wanted to update everyone on our planned weekend trip to St. Augustine. Unfortunately, the weekend of March 14-15th will have to be changed. It is bike week in the Daytona Beach area at that time and there are no hotel rooms available anywhere in the vicinity.

    We are working on changing the dates and will update the event calendar once a new date is set. Sorry for the inconvenience this change may have caused.

    We will update the calendar very soon.

     
  • Mark Gilbert 11:42am on Sunday, January 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    1992 Miata For Sale 

    For Sale – 1992 Miata. 33,000 original miles, convertible and hardtop, Automatic Transmission, Power Windows, no Air Conditioning. Asking $6,500. Located in Stuart.

    Call or text Steve Romig at 772-285-5276.

     
  • Mark Gilbert 10:48am on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Track Night In America – Feb 11th at PBIR 

    Track Night In America – Feb.11th at Palm Beach International Raceway.

    Info here: https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/

     
    • David M Brandt 10:54am on Sunday, January 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I’m registered for track with a buddy of mine.

      • Robert Burr 11:18am on Sunday, January 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply

        Enjoy, and drop a note later to let us know if you liked Track Night.

  • Mark Gilbert 3:37pm on Monday, January 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Miata Tour of Italy 

    The Southwest Florida Miata Club is taking a driving tour of Italy this summer. They reached out to our club to see if there is anyone interested in joining them. Info as follows:

    Join Blue Strada Tours in 2020 for a driving journey into the heart of Italy. Six days driving the rolling backroads of Tuscany and Umbria, with time still to explore the quaint towns of Siena, Orvieto, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Chianti Region, Pienza, Civita di Bagnoregio, and more.
    The Miata Amore Tours include an overnight in the Eternal City of Rome, several nights in the ‘World Heritage” city of Siena, and 3 nights just a short distance from Orvieto in Collazzone. The scenic roads and rolling hills of Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria are what connect these amazing cities for 8 days. Rest assured, it is an exhilarating driving experience. Enjoying lunches and Italian coffees in small villages along the way will endear you to the rural life and culture that Italy is so famous for.
    Andrea Mancini, an extraordinary Miata enthusiast and collector, welcomes us to Miataland—a classic Italian villa style inn that is home a personal collection of Miatas. Staying at Miataland is enjoyable in itself, but adding guests from around the world where the Miata has other enthusiastic owners makes it even more so.
    A 16th century Inn overlooking Siena will be home for additional nights while we explore more of Tuscany, including beautiful historic villages and some of the most famous regions for Italian wine.

    Blue Strada’s experienced Tour Leaders have spent many hours organizing the driving routes and hospitality to deliver a motoring excursion you will always remember with a smile. The Miata Amore Tour ends in Rome. Adding more days in Rome at the end of your tour is encouraged and our assistance will be available as needed.
    Blue Strada Tours ٠1277 Hamburg Ct. ٠ Waxhaw, NC 28173 ٠ 1 704 292 8801
    Amore! The 2020 Miata Tuscany Driving Tour s
    Presented by: Blue Strada Tours LLC

    What: 9-Day Miata Tour of Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

    Dates: April 18-26 ٠ June 6-14 ٠ October 10-18

    Tour Starts: Rome, Italy

    Hospitality: 4-Star Inns with all Breakfasts and Dinners included

    • Day 1: Arrival at Rome, usually in the A.M. from North America, with plenty of time to rendezvous with the Miataland van that will take you directly to Piedecolle in beautiful Umbria where Miataland is located. • Day 2: After breakfast and a tour of the museum, we will depart in mid-morning through lovely roads to a special destination for lunch, returning on alternate route. • Day 3: Our route for the day takes us to interesting sights and roads in Perugia to Castelluccia di Norcia for lunch, followed by more lovely roads back to Miataland. • Day 4: More winding roads, towards the wine country’s vistas and beautiful Sienna. • Day 5: Meet the spirals of San Gimignano and a visit to Siena’s Piazza del Campo—a medieval square in the center of Siena, famous for the Palio Horse Races held there twice each year. • Day 6: The views of Volterra, the renowned Super Tuscan red wines of Bolgheri and the Larderello geo-thermals are on our winding route as we return to Siena. • Day 7: More roads to love and a view of the volcano Amiata, while in Pienza. Pressing on to Orvieto, another beautiful hilltop Tuscan city. • Day 8: Our Miataland shuttle returns the group to Rome by mid-day, allowing guests time to see why Rome is so special. And, finally, our Tour Celebration dinner. • Day 9: Transport to Rome International airport will begin per guests’ flight schedule. ****At the end of your Tour, consider adding more days visiting Rome; our assistance will be available as needed.
    Blue Strada Tours ٠1277 Hamburg Ct. ٠ Waxhaw, NC 28173 ٠ 1 704 292 8801

    Amore! Miata 2020 Tuscany Tours
    April 18-26 ٠ June 6-14 ٠ October10-18

    Miata Tuscany Tour Includes:
    • A variety of Miata MX-5s with manual transmission • 8-night accommodations in 4 Star Inns or Hotels • Tour Support Vehicle • All Breakfasts • All Dinners • English-Speaking Tour Guides • Airport Transfers • All Taxes • Primary Insurance on Vehicles The Tour Does NOT Include: • Flights to Rome ٠ Lunches & ‘Adult’ Beverages • Fuel & Tolls ٠ Travel Insurance • Personal Expenses

    • There are 10 Miata’s and each day they are divided into 5 “Spirited Group” and 5 “Scenic Group”.
    • You get to switch between different generation Miata’s every half day. All four generations of Miata’s are represented.
    • Typical days are divided into four stints of 1.5 hours each with coffee breaks and a 1 hour lunch. About 6 hours of seat time. Should end the day by 4pm.
    • Will be staying in two Inn’s: Miataland and one in Siena.

     

    ____________________________________________________________________ TOUR PRICING
    2 Drivers/2 Cars/ 1 Room 2 people/ 1 car/1 Room 1 Driver/1 car/1 Room
    $3,875 per person                      $6,235                            $4,360
    For Reservations Contact: billk@bluestradatours.com , 1 704 292 8801

     
    • David M Brandt 8:18pm on Monday, January 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      This looks very interesting to Alice and I, either June or October. Anyone else thinking about it?

  • Mark Gilbert 12:48pm on Monday, January 6, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Hangover Run 

    Started off the New Year with the Hangover Run. Beautiful day and great  ride to Lake Okeechobee and Martin Grade. John’s pics can be found here:

    https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B145rTpqCSdL1f

     
  • Mark Gilbert 10:48am on Saturday, January 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    Road Atlanta To Host Miata Reunion 2020 

    Here’s the Miata Reunion website where the dates were announced, and where future information will be posted. http://miatareunion.com/ There is also a Miata Reunion Facebook page where this is posted.

    “We’re finally ready to make the official announcement of the date and location for Miata Reunion 2020. We apologize for the repeated delays but had to work out some details with the track first, so we didn’t want to tell anyone until things were 100% confirmed.

    Please save the date for the weekend of October 31st – November 1st at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

    Once we have all the activities worked out we’ll be publishing all the details via the Miata Reunion website. Please make sure to get on the event email list via the Miata Reunion website so you don’t miss any important announcements.

    Event Registration will open at 9am Pacific time on Saturday, June 20th.”

    https://www.roadatlanta.com/

     
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