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  • Robert Burr 10:29am on Friday, August 2, 2019 Permalink |
    Tags: BBQ Festival, Flea Market, , Marine   

    Marine Flea Market and BBQ Festival – Sep 14-15 

    Visit the 10th Annual Florida Marine Flea Market and BBQ Festival Sept 14-15 from 9am to 5pm at South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach.

    Enjoy the BBQ vendors while looking for deals. Visit marine booths featuring nautical and marine related merchandise and services during the two-day festival. The marine flea market area will have offshore rods, reels, tackle dock lines, halyards, sheet lines, anchor lines, ladders, seats, bimini tops, life vests, mooring whips and bases, gauges, wakeboards, skis, wake surfers, kneeboards, boat covers, scissors, fenders, antique collectibles and maps, marine artifacts, lures and lines, boating apparel, taxidermy, diving equipment, and all kinds of other marine items.

    https://flnauticalfleamarket.com/

     
  • Robert Burr 10:23am on Friday, August 2, 2019 Permalink |
    Tags: , Labor Day Festival, Labor Day weekend, Okeechobee   

    2019 Okeechobee Labor Day Weekend Festival 

    A community three-day event in the town of Okeechobee that includes local business owners, clubs and talent to say a fond farewell to summer on the weekend of August 31, September 1-2 from 10am, to 3pm each day. There will be a parade sponsored by the B.R.A.T club at 10am Saturday Morning.

    Lots of fun activities planned. There will be vendors with great food, arts & crafts, club information and so on. The admission is free so we just that you support the vendors.

    https://www.okeechobeemainstreet.org/p/26/labor-day-festival

     
  • Robert Burr 10:16am on Friday, August 2, 2019 Permalink |
    Tags: Battle at the Bridge, Drag Racing,   

    Sebring – Battle at the Bridge Drag Racing – August 24 

    Rev your engines and head to Sebring International Raceway for its late summer marquee drag racing event: Battle at the Bridge.

    This two-day event will host a car show, drift circuit, live DJ & lots of racing. Come watch some of central Florida’s fastest cars go head to head on 1/8 mile of our legendary track.

    Competitors in the Big Tire, Small Tire and Street Tire, Motorcycle and True Street class cars are all welcome to compete for cash and prizes.

    For this event, Seven – Sebring Raceway Hotel, will offer rates starting at just $69/night. Tickets and competition entry will be available for purchase at the gate.

    Do you have what it takes to bring home the cash purse?

    General Admission is $10 for adults & $5 for children 12 and under. All tickets will be available for purchase at the gate. Save $10 off your drag tech card by pre-registering. Call 863-655-7722 to register today.

    Sebring International Raceway is located at 113 Midway Dr. Sebring, FL 33870

    https://visitsebring.com/event/battle-at-the-bridge-drag-racing/

     
  • Robert Burr 10:09am on Friday, August 2, 2019 Permalink |
    Tags: , Key West, Lobster Fest, Weekend   

    Key West Lobster Fest Weekend – Aug 8-11 

    2019 Key West Lobsterfest – Thursday, August 8- 11

    The Lobsterfest will feature arts and crafts, live music, lobster boil, pub crawl, Duval crawl, live music, vendors, fresh lobsters, and much more.

    Thursday 5 to 9pm – Lobster Boil on the Roof at the Waterfront Brewery. Enjoy fresh lobster while overlooking the Historic Key West Seaport at Sunset!

    Friday noon to 4pm – Fiesta De Longosta – Pool Party at Havana Cabana Resort. Hot Sun, Cool Pool, Cold Drinks, Fresh Lobster, Great Music, DJ & More.

    Friday 8pm to midnight – Lobsterfest Duval Pub Crawl. Charity Fundraiser and celebration on World Famous Duval Street

    Saturday noon to 11pm – Street Fair & Concert. Check out all the Arts & Craft vendors as well as the local restaurants featuring amazing lobster creations. Everything from appetizers to full meals is available. Live Music from the Main Stage at Duval & Whitehead 1:00pm til 10:30pm

    Sunday 10am to 2pm – Lobster Brunch. Last chance of the weekend for some fresh Florida Lobster.

    https://keywestlobsterfest.com/

     
  • Robert Burr 9:30am on Friday, August 2, 2019 Permalink |
    Tags: , Space Coast   

    A few road trips by Space Coast Miata Group 

    https://spacecoastmiataclub.org/

    August 10th – Run around Lake Ride
    We will be meeting at the Chevron Station on US1 at 4750 Dixie Hwy NE in Palm Bay. We will leave around 8am and heading to Lake Okeechobee, this is going to be a long day of riding approximately 300 mile total. We will stop for lunch at Sonny’s in Clewiston, and work our way back toward Melbourne, using back roads as much as possible.

    September 14th – Haulover the Cruise Ride
    We will meet up at Sam’s Club in Cocoa off I95 and SR520 and leave around 10am. This ride is approximately 120 miles. We will stop at the Haulover Canal Lookout for a quick break and then process to Peggy’s Country Kitchen for lunch or a late breakfast if you prefer. I need to know if you will be coming so I can call ahead and give them a head count. I Have twisty roads mapped out for this ride. This will be all back roads — no Interstate.

    If you have Facebook access please mark the event going if you are, or send a message via the web site. https://spacecoastmiataclub.org/index.php/contact-scmc/

    Ronald Williams, activities chairman
    Space Coast Miata Club

    The Space Coast Miata Club is located in Brevard County on the east coast of Florida. Brevard County encompasses the cities of Titusville in the north, Cocoa/Rockledge in central county and Melbourne/Palm Bay in the south.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Private-Members-Club/Space-Coast-Miata-Club-208152432528121/

     
  • Mark Gilbert 8:08am on Monday, July 8, 2019 Permalink |
    Tags: Mount Dora,   

    Mount Dora Road Trip 

    For those of you considering joining us for our overnight trip to Mount Dora the end of the month, please RSVP on the event web page here: http://www.southfloridamiata.com/events/july-27-28-road-trip-overnight-visit-to-mt-dora/ by July 20th so Doug has time to plan for the barbecue at his house and make dinner reservations for Saturday night.

    Your cooperation is much appreciated. Should be a fun weekend.

     
  • John Morris 7:33pm on Sunday, June 16, 2019 Permalink |
    Tags: ,   

    2019 Road trip to Vizcaya 

    A big thanks to Mark for organizing our trip to Vizcaya and a equally big thanks to Gary for leading us to all of our destinations call him Leader Of The Pack. It was wet but cool. We still had a great time.

    Old friends, new friends having fun. It was very wet! We are planning to do this trip again January 2020 so we can get a good look at the gardens.

    A link to all the pictures I took.

    https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B14Ju4tqvJPamCs

     
  • Andrew 12:24pm on Monday, May 27, 2019 Permalink |
    Tags: Autocrosser, , Gulfcoast,   

    Gulfcoast Autocrosser and Performance Driving 

    UPDATE: here is a link for a training run I did with an instructor. It was a lot of fun. The tires were starting to squeal which is the sound you want to hear running running at its limits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUqDWvjsx9c&feature=youtu.be

    The hard part is learning where the imaginary rod lies in relations to the cones. As for the car, it handles very well with stock tires. My swaybars were upgraded to GWR RoadsterSport brand, a medium upgrade for swaybars. Its helps to reduce, but not eliminated the strong roll of the car.

    ************************

    For anyone interested, I will be out at the training ground this coming Saturday, June 1st for another round of novice training. Its a great learning experience, well worth the drive there and nominal cost for about 2-3 hours of driving practice through cones on a safe airfield. You can drive the car as hard or soft as you like. For me its about learning the feel of the car, its handling, braking and threshold of grip.

    Preregistration is going on now: http://rollbase.gulfcoastcloud.com/prod1/portal/portal.jsp?c=142720&p=144437&g=211172 You pay the $25 at the event, helmets are available for free use.

    This is the last session for the summer and the program resumes in September. Pretty much everything you need is on site for nominal cost: food, drinks/water, paper signage for your car. Do bring lots of sunscreen, hat, proper clothing for direct sunlight as there is no shade.

    The novice program starts at 9:30 AM sharp, I expect to be there around 8AM.

    Your car will need to be inspected (tires, brakes, engine for loose battery and anything loose) and cleared by the officials at the site. The facility is broken down into two parts for Saturday use: novice school and 1/2 mile test/tune track. Novice school is in the morning then they break for lunch around noon and give you 3 runs (tokens) for the test track. You can earn more tokens (more runs) by working the cones (people stationed to reset the knocked down cones). On Sunday the entire field becomes a 1 mile race track.

    Contact me for any other questions.

     
    • Robert Burr 2:52pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sounds great!

    • Anonymous 3:23pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Where is this held…Google map?

    • Andrew 5:15pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The address is: 3987 Sunset Road, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

      Also see this link: http://www.gulfcoastautocrossers.com/gcacmap.html

      Its about 140 miles (one way) from West Broward County, a straight run on I-75, exit 138 then a couple of miles east. You will/should refuel off the exit. There are a couple of gas stations there and nothing else near the facility. One tank of gas was more than enough to have made the trip and back and do the various runs. Between gas, registration, paper decals, food on site, you will probably spend around $70

    • Frank Falcone 11:09am on Thursday, May 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sounds like fun, Do you know how to register for the novice class? I tired registering at the site, but don’t know what to put in for the car number and class.

      Also, My tires are getting close to needing replacement, think that will be problem?

    • Anonymous 12:25pm on Thursday, May 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Andrew, i can’t make it this Saturday but would like to do the event in September. Please keep me informed.

      BTW, I’ve done two of the Equipe-Rapide autocross events at the St. Lucie Fairgrounds this year. They won’t start back up until October but I’ll post the date when it becomes available.

    • Andrew 5:24pm on Thursday, May 30, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hi Frank,

      Go onto the website and register. You will need to first create a car/person profile and class. Pick a car number from the list available; that is your number from now on. I picked CS as its a basic stock class. Then when you register click on the button for attending the novice class. Its only offered on Saturdays. I don’t compete so I only go for the training class. Need to do it by NOON Friday as you can’t register at the site (as far as I am aware).

      That is basically it. You pay when you get there. Bring cash, makes thing easier. There is a $1 entry fee, paper numbers costs $0.50 each or $3 for a set of 6 numbers, three on each side. $25 for the novice class, sodas are like $1 or $0.50 for water. There is a food vendor making hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and some other meat sandwiches for like $5-$7.

      As of 5:23PM, the site seems to be running slow and I could not get onto the registration page. You can always send an email to the contact person listed.

      As for the tires, not unless they are bald and showing wire or have obvious physical damage. Note, what ever you bring in the trunk will have to be emptied at the site (tools, spare tire, etc.). Not a problem as everyone does that and I have been told that nothing has been stolen.

      I inflate my tires the night before to 34 PSI for this purpose only, although they have compressors on site for use.

    • Frank Falcone 10:14am on Friday, May 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks, I was able to register for the class. I used the CS car class as well, but it might be wrong, since I have the supercharger installed.

    • Anonymous 4:49pm on Friday, May 31, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hi Frank,

      For purpose of novice training, I don’t think it matters as you are not competing. If you were to race on Sunday, then it would make a big difference.

  • Mark Gilbert 4:04pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019 Permalink |  

    Island Dolphin Care Road Trip 

    Thank you to all our members who joined us for the road trip down to Key Largo today. Hope you all enjoyed the day learning about the dolphins. Beautiful weather, fun top down drive and good friends. What more can you ask for on a wonderful South Florida day. Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there!

    John’s Pictures can be found here: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B145cq02a10SAk

     
  • Mark Gilbert 12:21pm on Thursday, May 2, 2019 Permalink |
    Tags: ,   

    Island Dolphin Care Additional Tour Info 

    For those of you who will be going on the Keys Trip on May 11th, our visit will include only the tour of the facility. If you want to do direct  interactions with the dolphins, you must contact Island Dolphin Care to reserve an additional spot for that specific individual interaction. Listed below are the additional offerings and the costs. Please call and ask for Joe Cianciolo and tell him you are with the South Florida Miata Club and he’ll take care of you.

    ISLAND DOLPHIN CARE TOURS

    Guided tours are available Monday-Friday at 11:30AM and 2:30PM. Tours cost $18 per person. Reservations are required. Please visit http://www.islanddolphincare.org or call to book. Tours are educational and informative. Guests learn about our history, the therapy programs that we offer, how we care for the dolphins, see the dolphins up close and visit the invertebrate touch tank and sensory garden.

    Educational dolphin experiences are daily at 10AM and 1:30PM. Reservations are required. The experiences are organized to teach guests how we care for the animals, and how they are incorporated into therapy programs with therapists. Participants learn about their anatomy and witness the various types of training that happen each day to maintain each animal’s health. The experience can include a kiss, feeding the dolphins, learning about behavior management and training as well as learning about each animal’s personality. Participants can ask the animal care staff questions while on the dock/platform and then will also have the opportunity to ask the tour guide questions after their session with the animal care staff.

    • Dolphin experience from the dock – $70 per person includes the tour and an educational interaction with a dolphin from the dock.
    • Dolphin experience from the lift – $120 per person includes the tour and an educational interaction with a dolphin from the lift where the guest will be lowered to knee deep water.
    • Both the dock and shallow water sessions will be the same length of time, however the lift may include different interactions.

    Yoga by candlelight – $75 per person

    Paint with a dolphin – $75 per person

    Dolphin Float – $110 per person (cost $350 for groups under 4 people).

    Dolphin Ambassador intensive program – spend a ½ day with animal care professionals. Help prepare meals for the dolphins, assist in daily animal care husbandry, and learn about IDC programs. Interact with our dolphins, help make a difference in their lives and all those that attend IDC programs $250 per person. Day begins at 7AM and ends at 12:30PM. Call for further details.

    All programs are based on availability and require reservations. Please visit http://www.islanddolphincare.org or call (305) 451-5884

     
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