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Volume 21 Miata Journal by Larry Smith, President Issue 5 This is the first article I’ve written for the Indy Miata Club newsletter. I recently assumed the pres- May 2011 ident’s position and thought I’d just ramble about nothing in specific as a way to introduce myself to you. I grew up on a farm in west central Indiana. My wife, Sabrena, and I have been married for What’s Inside soon to be 33 years and were both from Montgomery County, Indiana. We have five children who are strung out across the Country from Michigan to Texas to Nevada. We have three grandchildren with Page 2 the fourth to be delivered by the time you read this, all boys. Upcoming Events. I tend to do most of my own maintenance on my cars. It’s more like a fleet of cars over the years as Looking For A Santa. it took several sets of brake pads, lots of oil changes, a few alternators, a couple of radiators, one head gasket and even one engine replacement to get five children through high school and college. It seems like for a while I was changing brakes or oil every weekend. I’ve learned most of my mechanic skills Page 3 hands on predicated upon necessitated repairs. While on the farm I would help Dad by fetching tools. PTBR Review. “Bring me the Crescent wrench“ or a 9/16" box end wrench. One could always tell how a repair was going by the tools needed. If dad said, “Bring me the Large Persuader”, the 16 pound sledge, you knew Page 4 things weren’t going too well. I now own my own version of this fantastic tool! I haven’t had to use it on the Miata, mostly Chevys and the occasional Ford. I think there is a degree of intelligence with car IMC Board Meeting. repairs and I’m not smart enough to know when the job is just too much for me to handle. I’ve never STL Invasion Date Set. tackled a complete rebuild of an engine or transmission, but I have replaced both from my little garage over the years. I’ve been known to do some of my best work along the road. Page 5 I am a civil engineer by trade and employed by a local county being in charge of the bridge replace- Memory Lane. ment program. So, if following my car, don’t be surprised if I slow down to look at a “special” bridge. I’ve even been known to drive from Indy to the Ohio River just to see a new bridge. There’s a cool one on US 231 at the Ohio River. Page 6 Having recently attained the glorious “empty nest syndrome” we purchased our first MX-5/Miata Speedy Gonzales Rally. in the spring of 2008. It is a Highland Green RHTP six speed. After three very short driving seasons, I Advertisers. say seasons as the Miata shivers when it gets cold so we wrap a warm blanket around it and put in the corner of the garage furthest from the door to wait out the long cold winter, the poor thing has accu- mulated 48,000 miles. If we could fit it through the doors, we would park it next to our bed as I think it Page 7 gets lonely on those long cold winter nights. It’s a good thing we have a few animals sharing the garage Advertisers. to keep it company. We know the cat loves it as he leaves lots of paw prints across the hood. Sometimes IMC Classifieds. when the cat is sleeping on the hood you can actually hear him making this purring sound as if going through the gears. I don’t know where he’s taking the car, but I’m sure he’s having fun! Anyway, the club is all about socializing around a common interest in our cars. We have several events each season, but can always use more. If anyone has a favorite route or spot to drive and un- wind, turn it into a rally and share it with your fellow enthusiasts. Club members have been spotted in many faraway places. Contact our Event Coordinator, Ken Rabbers, with any of your ideas. Since joining the club some of our favorite rallies have been the two night trips to the Leavenworth/ Corydon area, Myrtle Beach and St. Louis. Then again, the short trips zooming around the Martins- ville/Bloomington/Nashville areas are always a treat. I’ve always liked the rallies that end at a destina- tion such as the rally ending with a picnic in the Covered Bridge at Cataract Falls. As we love to adventure out, future articles will include some of Sabrena’s and my favorite trips; some close and some a little further away. As with my article, I know that Sara is always looking for other stories for the newsletter. I would like to invite any member who has a story to share, to forward it to Sara. The club is a volunteer orga- nization and appreciates the efforts of those involved. 2 Open Road May 2011 Indy Miata Upcoming Events for IMC Don't forget that on May 7th, the autocross school where you will have the Club Officers opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your Miata. It's held on a closed course defined by pylons instead of concrete walls (much easier on the paint and body panels). On May 8, there will be a regional SCCA points event to be run on 2011 the same course. The events are open to anyone 18 years or older with a valid driv- ers license. Snell certified helmets are required to be worn by all participants. You can bring your own or borrow one at the event. Larry Smith If the Indy Miata Club can field at least ten cars, we've been promised that we Jack Cruse will have our own class so we can go head to head with other club members. firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the event and helmets, go to the Columbus Sports Car Club site at www.cscc-scca.org (there's a map of where the event is going to be Vice-President held) or contact Jay Nogan at email@example.com. Don't let being a novice overwhelm you! Every driver, including the National firstname.lastname@example.org Champions, had a first day and a novice season. Autocrossing is a skill that re- quires instruction and practice to see improvements. If it was easy, it wouldn't be Treasurer so competitive, or so much fun. Steve Crouse May means Indy 500 time, and we'll be having our annual "Night Before the email@example.com Race" get together on the 28th. Ken Rabbers is stil fine tuning this event, so check the Events page and it's never to early to register! Membership Director Don't forget about Marieta Madnes in June! See the events page for more info. Tom Lewis We have many, many dates available for driving or other events if anyone is firstname.lastname@example.org interested. There are two mingles scheduled for July and August that are in need of an event organizer. All you need to do for these is to find a location for the event. Events Coordinator If no one steps up and volunteers, these events are subject to cancellation. Ken Rabbers For driving events, there are multiple routes already planned out and ready to email@example.com be used or re-used. Routes for past events are posted on the club web site. This would be a great way to get your feet wet and host your first event. All you need to Secretary do is to find a route that you like, do a pre-run to be sure all roads are open, and set Nancy Burrill a date. What could be easier? Not sure which routes are good? Drop Ken an email firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com) or post a question on the club discussion forum. For questions about organizing an event or suggestions for events, please email our Events Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Publications Sara J mcBridve email@example.com Calling All Indy Miata Club Santas The most popular event each year (and most expensive) is the Indy Miata Club’s annual Holiday Party. The past three years this event has been coordinated by the Club’s Secretary, Nancy Burrill. For several years the event was held at The Old Spaghetti Factory downtown, however; the past two years it was decided that we wanted a little more privacy and less parking cost (free is always better). So, the event was held at the Hummel Park Community Center in Plainfield. This year we would like to ask if a club member would like to coordinate the event along with Nancy’s guidance as the officer sponsor. We would also like to get some suggestions of where you would like to have the party this year. Nancy would like to request that you e-mail her your answers to the following The Open Road is published monthly for the mem- questions to firstname.lastname@example.org: bers of the Indy Miata Club. The Indy Miata Club 1. Do you want the party at Hummel Park this year ? assumes no liability for any information contained 2. If “NO”, where would you like the party to be held? herein, or injury or damage resulting from use of this information. The ideas, opinions, maintenance 3. Would you like the party on Saturday Dec. 3rd or Saturday Dec. 10th? or modification tips expressed are to be used at the 4. Do you have suggestions as to a new venue or do you like the current venue? reader’s discretion. Individual contributors and/or 5. Would you be interested in coordinating the party this year? the editors express no approval, authentication, or Remember, if you don't make a suggestion, you can't complain about the deci- endorsement. Thank you. sion that is made. Send Nancy an e-mail today! May 2011 January 2011 Open Road 3 Post Tax Blues Rally Rookie Rally Master Review by Jeff Evans When I wandered into Mike Raisor Ford/Mazda in early March to have new tires put on our Miata, I had no idea what was to unfold. While anxiously waiting for my new Continental Extreme Contact DW’s, the salesman who sold us our Mazda 6 (which we like almost as much as the Miata), encouraged me to stop by the dealership on Saturday April 16th, because two “Miata Clubs” would be descending on Mike Raisor Ford/Mazda. After some conversation it became apparent that the dealership was going to be involved with the Post Tax Blues Rally (PTBR). Since I live in Lafayette, it seemed appropriate to offer my help to then rally master Larry Smith. Within a few days it became clear that I would be taking over for Larry, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond anyone’s control. The good news was that our friends from the Lake Effect Miata Club (LEMC), John Panek and Don Naglich, and new IMC member Andy Cougill had started the hope was that with tops down, folks would conversations with Larry regarding a route. However, there were still many likely stop to get a couple of close up views of details that needed to be worked out. Having never been a rally master before, the sizable wind turbines. I relied heavily on the experience of our events coordinator, Ken Rabbers, for These things really are quite spectacular, guidance and help. each capable of producing up to 1.65 MW (that’s After what seemed like a gazillion miles of driving, (I think Darlene and I Million Watts). To put that in perspective, that’s found every dirt road in central Indiana), a great pre-run the week before with enough power to supply roughly 400 homes. Andy and Don (I’m convinced this was a curse, since the weather was beautiful Put another way, it’s about the power produced – 75 and sunny), a reasonable route came together. It seems that there are only by just over 13 (stock) Miatas. Collectively, the a few Miata friendly ways to get from downtown Peru to Lafayette, and they farm can produce about 500MW, enough to all involve the Wabash River. One of the early ideas (thanks Andy!) was to supply roughly 125,000 homes, (4,000 Miatas). incorporate a drive through the Meadow Lake Wind Farm in White County. So Once through the wind farm, the journey now all we needed was for the day to turn out to be 70 degrees and sunny, so headed back toward West Lafayette and (you drivers and navigators could enjoy an easy “sight seeing” tour – with no other guessed it) the Wabash River. A few curvy, hilly distractions. WRONG!!! serpentines later the group found itself cruising As one might expect, the weather came in with a high temperature of 48 through Lafayette to the final destination – 9 degrees, accompanied by wind and light rain – the kind of weather for a mid- Irish Brothers, across the street from Mike November football game. Nevertheless, 21 Miatas worth of brave souls, 6 from Raisor Ford/Mazda, where rally masters the Lake Effect Club, and 15 from the IMC braved the elements. Naglich and Evans, and their spouses were about a pint (or two) ahead of the group. This was actually plan B, as plan A called for tents and a gathering on the Mike Raisor lot for socializing in the warm weather. So much for plan A. Plan B turned out OK though, as drivers and navigators could enjoy some Guinness or Irish coffee to remove the chill, and some authentic Irish fare. Jacob Ramsey from Mike Raisor stopped by to select winning raffle tickets, where prizes where provided by The route began in Peru, following the Wabash until you can’t, picking up Mike Raisor and the Hoosier Heartland to get into Logansport, where again drivers followed Mazda, and all the Wabash into Delphi. Leaving Delphi, drivers got a dose of familiar roads proceeds were split heading into Battle Ground, where the trip headed back north and west into the between the LEMC wind farm. Unfortunately wind farms are typically built on very, very, flat land, and IMC. where the roads are, well, straight. Did I mention flat and straight? Normally, All things routing Miatas on roads like this might call for a mutiny of the rally master, but considered, this Open Road 4 May 2011 Indy Miata Club Board Meeting Minutes On April 20, 2011, the IMC Board of Directors met for their quarterly meeting. Present were Board members Larry Smith, Steve Crouse, Ken Rabbers, Nancy Burrill and Sara mcBride. Also in attendance were Sabrena Smith and Roger Burrill. It was announced that Jack Cruse had tendered his resignation as President of IMC. His resignation of was accepted by a quorum of the board. The Board thanked Jack for his service both as President and President Elect with the club. As indicated in the by-laws, the acting Vice President/2012 President Elect, Larry Smith, was nominated to become the IMC President for the remainder of the 2011 term. This nomination was passed by a quorum of the Board. There were several active members names discussed as possible candidates as a replacement Vice President/President Elect for 2012. Members of the board agreed to check with those individuals to see if there was any interest in serving IMC To Invade on the board. Tom Lewis (via e-mail) provided information to the IMC Board that indicated St. Louis Area that we are OK at present with club ID badges, pins, and magnets. However, if by Steve Crouse an order would be necessary, he will make a request to the board. There were so many compliments about the Sara mcBride will update the club web site to reflect the changes in Board drives we took at the 2010 MMG, I’ve decided Membership. She also indicated her desire to step down as editor. Sara will to we should do it again this year. Therefore, continue to publish “The Open Road” newsletter monthly through the we’re inviting club members to join us in St. summer. Louis on September 9th and 10th (Saturday The board will vote at the July quarterly meeting whether to continue monthly and Sunday), to rerun some of the routes, and issues of the newsletter through the rest of the year or limit the number of issues possibly some new ones. throughout the winter months. We will be operating out of the DoubleTree Larry Smith, IMC President, will complete paperwork to request a Zoom- Hotel & Conference Center (same location as Zoom box from Mazda North America. These items will be given away at the the 2010 MMG). A block of rooms (12) has annual Holiday Party. been reserved (King, non-smoking) at a rate Nancy Burrill, Secretary, is going to ask the membership to help identify a of $80.75 plus tax/night ($93.01). Contact the location for the Holiday Party in December. She will also request that a member hotel (636-532-5000), and tell the reservations help coordinate the party this year. desk that you are part of the Indy Miata club Steve Crouse, Treasurer, gave a financial report for the first Quarter. There group (or with Steve Crouse or reservation was discussion around the expenditure of the holiday party and its impact on #85288005). If you want to look for lower rates, the IMC budget. In order to keep from raising dues, we may need to charge a they might be available at other hotels close to minor fee to attend the party. It was voted that the cost will be determined closer the Doubletree, in the Chesterfield MO area or to the event. just west across the Missouri River in O'Fallon The issue of increasing the membership dues was raised, but after discussion, MO, along US-40. Choose hotels close to the the board voted not to do so at this time. The yearly membership cost of $20 per DoubleTree so you don’t have far to drive to car will stay in place. be there for the drive start times. There was discussion around possible ways to identify on the web site the area The Gateway Miata Club members will in which a member lives without infringing upon privacy of the members. Sara be joining us, and even leading the drives, will look at what can be done on the web site to accomplish this. so we won't miss any of the great routes. I’m Sara is also working on getting IMC clothing available through an ordering web thinking about separate drives on Saturday site. Clothing such as T-shirts will be offered plus another site for embroidered morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday polo shirts and other items. morning. Groups will be organized according The Board felt that having Quarterly meetings was helpful to assure we to your desire for speed. I am not planning continue to have open and clear communication between Board members. group meals for this weekend. Attendees will The next Indy Miuata Club Board Meeting is scheduled for July 20th, 7:00 be provided with a list of local restaurants (and p.m. at the Old Spaghetti Factory. All members are invited to attend. a map of their locations). You’ll be on your own to get with a few old and new friends for meals. Be sure to register your attendance under this event on the club web site. I want to be sure who is attending. May 2011 6 Open Road Open 2004 April Road 5 Dr.. Detail is here to help It's A Fine Day to Play With Clay by Rick Morris Using a clay bar on your car is one of those things that seems really ting two or three drops of car wash in the bottle mysterious until you actually do it for the first time. I hesitated doing a clay and then filling it up with water. The lubricant bar treatment for a long time for that very reason. After I had done it once, isnʼt a magic potion, it just provides lubrication. I wondered why I had waited so long. At any rate, this month Iʼll give you Itʼs a whole lot better to use too much than too step by step instructions on how to properly use a clay bar on your car. It isnʼt little. The bar should slide almost effortlessly complicated and it really isnʼt all that much work. It just takes a little time and across the surface. If it doesnʼt, either you arenʼt the results are more than worth it. When you do get around to doing the clay using enough lubricant or your finish is beyond bar treatment, you need to plan to wax your car the same day or the very next the clay barʼs help, probably the latter. day at the latest. The clay bar will remove most or all of whatever you have After youʼve done the whole car, give it an- on the car when you start. That having been said, letʼs get started. other quick wash and dry. You should notice that The first step is to get a clay bar kit. Iʼm not sure that thereʼs any real the carʼs finish is a whole lot smoother than it difference between clay bars. You can get a kit for anywhere between ten was before you used the clay bar. It should feel and eighty dollars. I always use the Clay Magic kit that you should be able slick to the touch even when dry. Wait until you to pick up anywhere for under twenty dollars. Whatever kit you buy, when get some wax on it, itʼs going to look great! you open it up, you will see a small, unimpressive bar of clay and a bottle of As I said at the start, using a clay bar is all lubricant. They are both equally important as the clay will not work without about touch. Remember than when you start on the lubricant. an area you will feel a little resistance and when The first step is to wash your car thoroughly. Use a good car wash and you donʼt feel any resistance, itʼs done. When scrub the car clean and dry it thoroughly. you are done with an area, it wonʼt have much Next cut a strip off the narrow end of the clay bar. I usually cut a piece a shine, but it should still feel really smooth. This little over half an inch in length. Hold the clay in your hand to let it warm up smooth surface is excellent for applying wax. and then knead it out until itʼs wider and pretty thin. When you do apply wax, you will notice that itʼs Pick an area of the car to start. If this is your first time using a clay bar, start real easy to put on and it doesnʼt take as much on the side instead of the hood or truck. Using a clay bar properly is all “touch” wax to get the job done. and you may want to start in an inconspicuous place. VERY IMPORTANT: Nothing to it! put a towel on the ground underneath when you will be working. If you ever drop the clay bar on the ground or your driveway, throw it away! If you drop Factory Turbo the bar it will pick up zillions of little abrasive particles that are lying there waiting for their chance to trash your finish. You canʼt get them out no matter From the Blast Is Available Miata how you try. Having a towel to catch the clay bar will save it from all those bad things on the ground. Wet the area that you are going to work on with the lubricant. Work on an Open Road Past Always wanted a Miata with more "giddy up and go", but didn't want to tackle an after- In the April issue of the Open Road, we market turbo or supercharger installation? The area about two square feet at a time. Wet it thoroughly with the lubricant and reprinted an article fromis2001. Several people immediately start using the clay bar on the wet place. Place the bar on the new MazdaSpeed MX-5 the answer. MazdaSpeed the article and one person commented on offers a 6-speed turbocharged underside of your fingers. It will curve to fit the curve of your hand. Using suggested we rerun and 166 lb-ft written by Rick gentle side-to-side strokes, you will clean the surface of the car. When you Miata with 178 hp some articles of torque. "Dr. Detail" Morris. You can get more information at Hubler start on an area, you will feel a little resistance even with the lubricant. As you stroke more and more, the resistance will disappear. That means that the area is Dr. (the only local dealer about car care, Mazda Detail wrote articlesfor MazdaSpeed) ranging from the basics to in depth talk about or at http://www.mazdausa.com. clean. Wipe it off thoroughly with a clean towel. If you look at the surface of waxes, wheel care, top maintenance and more. the clay bar, you will notice that it has picked all kinds of crud off your carʼs finish, regardless of how clean it looked before you started. It also means that Things In Common We'll dip into the archives for articles from Dr. Detail and other talented writers! you need to knead the clay bar again until the surface looks pretty clean. Move What do Jack Nicklaus, Eddie Van Halen on to another area and repeat the process. Keep doing this until youʼve done and IMC club member Jim Nutt have in com- the whole car. Doing a Miata shouldnʼt take much more than an hour. mon? We don't know if Jack and Eddie drive As you progress around the car, the piece of clay bar you are using will get Miatas, but we do know that they're all mem- to the point where kneading the bar doesnʼt produce a clean surface. Discard bers of the "Artificial Joint Club" and have had that piece and cut another piece the same size off the original bar. You should hip replacements. be able to do the whole car and not use the whole clay bar. Jim joined the "AJ Club" last month and is Lubricant is another story. I almost always use the whole bottle that comes recovering nicely. Look for Jim to be "zoom- in the kit. Not to worry. You can easily make up a satisfactory lubricant by put- zooming" with us soon. 6 Open Road May 2011 Speedy Gonzales Regatta had been unkind to a lot of them and some of our favorites (Carmel Ridge Road) will be crossed our list Torrential downpours, heavy mist, gravel and debris washed onto the until they are repaired. roads, deep pools of standing water. Yep, it was a perfect day for a rally. Parking spots were found in downtown What were the first words that Tom Lewis spoke at his driver's meeting Bloomington and we headed for an excellent lunch for the Speedy Gonzales Rally? was excellent Mexican food at El Norteño. "What is WRONG with you people? Who in their right minds goes The conversations at lunch were about the out driving when the Saturday morning weather radar on all the local conditions. "Rally? That was a regatta!" "Well, got the TV stations CLEARLY indicate STRONG THUNDERSTORMS will be underneath side of the car washed!" "Where were the arriving simultaneously with the start of the Rally? You people are simply channel markers?" nuts!" And when we left, then the sun was out. So, most That hardy band of IMC members left Indy and headed south to everyone headed home top down! Bloomington in the rain. They had a stop in Martinsville in the rain. They Thanks to Tom Lewis for getting us out and to drove through the hills of Brown county in the rain. everyone who showed up, proving that despite the The route covered what were some of our favorite roads, but the winter weather, an IMC rally is always a fun time. 298F Gasoline Alley Indianapolis, IN 317-381-0898 Indy Miata Club members receive a 10% discount! AIM Tuning has specialized in Mazda Miatas since 1999. From basic maintenance for your street car to all out prep for your race car, AIM has the factory-trained knowledge, tools and experience to accomplish any Miata project! Everett Hughes is an Independent Agency representing over 35 insurance companies. Our ultra-competitive rates assure that you receive the most value at the best price for all of your home, auto or business insurance needs. For a limited time, I’m giving away a $20 gas card with an insurance review and quote for your home, auto or business with no obligation! If I’m competitive, consider allowing Everett Hughes to write your business. If I can’t provide you with a better value, you’ll Tom Lewis have the peace of mind knowing you’re properly insured at a fair price. Call or e-mail Indy Miata Club member Tom Lewis today! 317-984-9228 Tom@EHughesIns.com Have a few dollars invested in upgrades? Ask about Agreed Value Coverage for your Miata! 4265 West 96th St. 317-514-2659 Indy Miata Club members receive a 10% discount! 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Indy Miata Club Members 15% Discount on Parts, Accessories and Service S-Plan Pricing for any vehicle and all customers receive 2 year's free maintenance as well as free traceable identification on any new Mazda Saturday Service hours: 7:30am to 3:30pm US 31 North @ 169th Street | Westfield, IN 46074 | 800-891-3056 5051 W. Pike Plaza Rd Indianapolis, IN 46254 Sales: 317-293-8060 Service: 317-293-8060 Parts: 317-293-8060 10% Parts and Service 2009 Mazda discount for IMC Members President's Club Member IMC Club Classifieds For Sale - Front Custom Car Bra - This will fit a 1999-2000 For Sale - Rear Deck Luggage Rack- Stainless steel rack for Miata. I don't think it will fit the newer ones since they changed 2006+ MX5's All attachment parts included. $100 or best offer. the headlights some. It is in good condition with the exception Greenwood or will bring to you in Indy area. Contact Jack of the edging on the lower part coming off. You could sew it Cruse @ email@example.com or leave it. I doubt it would hurt anything. See a picture in the For Sale - Wicked Loud! Horns - Used on our '99 Miata until classifieds section of the IMC web site and contact Greg Kloeppel we switched to Crazy Red air horns. Nearly as loud as air horns, from there. but with a different sound! A definite step up from the wimpy For Sale - Free oil and Filters! - I have received, as a gift, 6 quarts stock horns on Miatas. These horns fit only 2nd generation of this oil and a WIX filter that fits my 07 MX5 (others too??) I Miatas. Easy to install. I'll even help you with the installation. cannot physically perform oil changes any more. Free to you, pick All instructions and parts are included. My asking price is $25. up at my home or at an event this year. First come First served. Contact Steve Crouse through the e-mail link on the members' Contact Jack Cruse @ firstname.lastname@example.org page if you don't have my phone number. 2011 Indy Miata Club Events May 7 - SCCA AutoCross School - Learn to drive fast with precision.. May 28 - Night Before the 500 Mingle - Our traditional May Mingle. June 17 - Marietta Madness 2011 - Explore the twisties in SE Ohio! June 21 - 3rd Annual Midweek 'Cruse' - Our middle of the week event. July 30 - Night Before the Brickyard 400 Mingle - The "good old boys" are in town. August 27 - Night Before the Red Bull Grand Prix Mingle - Motorcycles and Miatas September 10 - Indy Miata Club Invades St Louis - Meet up in STL for some great roads Contact Ken Rabbers at email@example.com to schedule your event. Help make it a fun year! Looking for a reason to road trip? Here's a couple of events sponsored by other Miata Clubs... May 19 - Miatas In The Ozarks -See mountains in Arkansas! - sponsored by the Northwest Arkansas Miata Club June 11 - Flying Horse Rendezvous - A day of sports cars and supporting a good cause. 614.670-9041 or Jerryn@stpacc.org September 15-18 - Gathering of the Green - Own a '91 BRG? There's a Gathering! firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 828-627-8034 September 22 - Buggies & Bridges II - Tour covered bridges and Amish country - Sponsored by PACE Miata Club Rain on the windshield, puddles of water.... Hmmm... Must be the Speedy Gonzalez Rally Regatta!
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