February 2007 Vol. 18, No. 2
SOCALM Annual Meeting
President - Bob Davis All were nominated w/o opposition
and were elected unanimously.
VP - Tom Wood March
Secretary - Diana Davis 3 Wondrous Orange
Volunteer Positions: County Run
Treasurer - Dean Rudenauer 10 Sunset Run
Activities Coordinator - Lisa Martin
16 Laughlin Getaway
Membership Coordinator - Marna 24 Vernal Equinox Run
Wood 31 SJVMC Poker Run
IE - Donna/Gary Nelson April
Club Librarian - Bill Bryant
SGV - Juli Davis 14 Non-Taxing Run
Vendor Coordinator - Bud Martin 21 Dave’s Tech Day
North OC - Mike / Martine Votaw
Webmaster - Lisa Martin 28 Around The World Run
South OC - Barry Rosenberg (& May
Merchandise - Bud Martin
Mike Landry) 18 Miatas In Moab
Newsletter - Brian Bousman 19 Driving School
South Bay - Mark Kozlevcar
26 Las Vegas Car Show
LA - Dave Woolery
Congratulations to the 2007 board June
Valley - Jim Hinton (both elected & volunteers) and I look 9-10 Miata Summer Camp
Ventura - Hal Jandorf forward to another great year!!! Now, July
when is the next drive?? 14 Braille Rally 2007
Inside this issue:
Club Information 2
Financial Snapshot 3
President’s Message 4
Board Meeting Minutes 5
Annual Meeting Pictures 6
Upcoming Events 8-9
Hangover Run 10
Upcoming Events 11-13
Club Resources 14-15
Classified Ad 15
Tom Wood Party - February 25
2007 SOCALM OFFICERS SOCALM Library
President Some of the members may not be aware that SOCALM has a li-
Bob Davis.................... firstname.lastname@example.org 909.597.1664 brary. There are several reference items available to members for
Vice President their use. We have factory repair manuals for model years 1990,
Tom Wood............................ email@example.com 909.864.6271
Secretary 91, and 92. An enthusiast manual for the early (1600cc) cars,
Diana Davis ................. firstname.lastname@example.org 714.278.3041 along with suggested repair times manuals for 1995 cars.
Dean Rudenauer .......... email@example.com 626.967.0825 If you are thinking of planning a run, but are a little reluctant be-
Regional Representatives cause you’ve never done it before, there is an excellent manual
Donna Nelson ......... firstname.lastname@example.org 909.987.3584 available to walk you through the process. Back issues of Miata
Los Angeles Magazine to Winter of 1992 are available.
Dave Woolery ............ email@example.com 562.947.5355
N. Orange County We have a full set of past issues of The Reward, thanks to
Mike and Martine Votaw .. firstname.lastname@example.org 562.947.6174 Bill Strohm who donated his collection.
San Gabriel Valley
Juli Davis ......................email@example.com 909.597.1664 There are also some items that may be helpful, such as 2 portable
Mark Kozlevcar ............ firstname.lastname@example.org 310.640.3196 CB radios for use on runs. A G-Tech meter for measuring accel-
S. Orange County eration, horsepower and cornering G’s. A trunk-mounted luggage
Barry Rosenberg ............ email@example.com 949.859.1995 rack is available to use on a long trip.
Jim Hinton........................firstname.lastname@example.org 000.000.0000 These items are here for the use of any SOCALM member in good
Hal Jandorf .................... email@example.com 805.495.3446
Appointed Officers & Committee Members standing. Just contact club librarian Bill Bryant at (909) 595-1974
Activities Coordinator or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Lisa Martin ........................ email@example.com
Marna Wood ................. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Bryant ..........................email@example.com SOCALM Merchandise
Bud Martin ......................... firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Horton ................. email@example.com
Public Relations Coordinator
Barry Rosenberg ......................... firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Martin ..................... email@example.com
Bud Martin ...................firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Extra! SOCALM Café Press Merchandise
Brian Bousman....................... email@example.com
Pat Ruecker ....unofficial spelling/grammar checker Support your club and decorate you,
your house and your car!
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SOCALM is a non-profit organization whose primary CafePress
purpose is to gather for enthusiastic fun and to share
information about the Mazda Miata MX-5.
Annual Dues: $25.00 per year. Check the mailing la- Buy SOCALM merchandise directly from the web.
bel on this newsletter. The date at the top is your Support your club from the comfort of your own home.
membership expiration date. If that date has passed,
then this is your LAST issue of The Reward.
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The standard deadline for submissions is the 15th of
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2694 E. Garvey Ave So. #36
West Covina, CA 91791
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The following Memberships are up for renewal in John Trott &
Noralisa Villarreal Venice 1997 Montego Blue
February. Send in your dues today. Mail them to
SOCALM, 2694 E. Garvey Ave So. #36, West Covina, Membership Renewals
CA 91791. If you have already sent in your dues – Mel & Toni Appell Encino 2006 Brilliant Black
Thank You! Bruce Braviroff Placentia 2003 Shinsen
Justin Braviroff Placentia 2004 Titanium Gray
Don & Anita Armstrong San Diego 1994 Classic Red Melissa & Marc Carlsen Moorpark 1997 White
Randolph Bean Redlands 1999 Highlight Silver Spence & Diane Carter Burbank 2003 Blue
Allan & Benjamin Behar Canoga Park 1990 Crystal White Diana Davis West Covina 2001 Emerald Mica
Keith Berlin & Juli Davis Chino Hills 2001 Crystal Blue
Marcy Kaplan Los Angeles 2002 Classic Red Chris Garrett Simi Valley 2001 BRG
John Berman La Crescenta 1990 Classic Red Tom & Merrilyn Holcomb Long Beach 1995 Brilliant Black
Doreen Bryant Diamond Bar 2000 Evolution Orange Mark Hyman Long Beach 1990 Classic Red
Oscar Cairoli West Covina 1996 Brilliant Black Tom Jensen Santa Barbara 2000 Mahogany
Bud Cowan Aliso Viejo 1995 Brilliant Black Don & Sydney Kennelly Huntington Beach 2001 BRG
Mark Curran Huntington Beach 1997 Mariner Green Mike & Julie Landry Laguna Woods 1991 Classic Red
Phil Daoust & Bud Martin Long Beach 1999 Twilight Blue
Gina Seashore Ramona 1996 Starlight Blue Jim & Linda Nowell Yorba Linda 1991 Classic Red
Frank & Marsha Gonzalez Paramount 2001 BRG Richard Ress Encino 1992 Classic Red
Bob & Judy Grossmann Thousand Oaks 1997 Montego Blue Dion Slade Monrovia 1990 Crystal White
Patrick & Barbara Kearins Mission Viejo 2000 Mahogany Dean & Sue Terhune Huntington Beach 1990 Classic Red
Grant & Lisa Keller North Hills 1990 Custom Tom & Dona Thompson San Clemente 2001 Classic Red
Ron & Carol Lay Newbury Park 2000 Mahogany Jerry & Rosemary Wallin Laguna Woods 1996 Starlight Mica
Danny Mehl Compton 1995 Brilliant Black Gary Whitfield Aliso Viejo 1990 Crystal White
Reginald & Pauline Oka Irvine 1999 Emerald Mica Jim & Mary Whitten Chino Hills 2001 BRG
Anthony Porta Westlake Village 2005 Mica Black Marna Wood Highland 2003 Splash Green
Jeff & Karen Ridenour Lancaster 1994 Laguna Blue
Sheldon Roth Northridge 1992 Crystal White
Tassy Rudenauer Covina 2004 Titanium
Daniel Schulz Valley Village 1996 Starlight Blue
Bruce Virnelson Stevenson Ranch 1990 Classic Red
Marla Vogeley Camarillo 2000 Brilliant Black Snapshot View As of December 31, 2006
James & Kimberly Ward Glendale 1993 Crystal White Balance as of 11/30/2006 $6,500.30
John Welker Edwards 2001 Crystal Blue
Revenue / Deposits:
Stan Widger Valencia 1992 Classic Red
Dues – Renewal $525.00
David Woolery Whittier 1990 Crystal White
Dues - New 125.00
The following memberships were up for renewal in Janu- Merchandise 34.87
ary. If you have already sent in you dues – Thank You! If Total Revenue / Deposits: 824.87
you haven’t, please renew as soon as possible. Expenses:
Ruben Balagtas Baldwin Park 1993 Classic Red Reward Printing $(158.61)
Zack Broadbent Fullerton 1994 Classic Red Reward Postage (73.32)
Paul & Duffy Lawson Hermosa Beach 1995 Montego Blue Total Expenses: (231.93)
Ross McIntosh San Bernardino 1991 Crystal White Ending Balance as of 12/31/2006 $7,093.24
Gene & Stacy Muoio Simi Valley 1991 Classic Red
Curtis & Kathy Nagel Mission Viejo 2004 Titanium
Bob & Karen Reily Fair Oaks Ranch 2006 Sunlight Sliver
Gary Scott &
Diane Fields Palmdale 1991 Mariner Blue Memberships 276 People 419
Mike & Martine Votaw Whittier 1999 Highlight Silver Single 133 Cars 302
The following Memberships were up for renewal in De-
cember. We are sorry to say good-bye to these mem- Birthdays
bers. We hope to see these memberships reactivated in 02/01 Karen Diffenbacher 02/14 Barbara Kearins
the near future. We will miss you. Tassy Rudenauer 02/15 Ian Purser
Mark & Susan Creatura Irvine 1995 Classic Red 02/03 Stephen Mines 02/18 Steve Kephart
Jan Rallings-Kelly Long Beach 1997 Montego Blue Lisa Martin Thomas Jensen
David Rasmussen Rialto 1999 Sapphire Blue 02/05 Kyle Barrineau 02/23 Richard Ress
Michael Sweeney & Daniel R. Ziliak 02/25 Pinkie Stanley
Kathryn Pierce Los Angeles 1996 Starlight Mica 02/07 Dean Rudenauer Steve Diffenbacher
Dorothy Bailey Susan Malinowski
New Members Fred Santillo Scott Flatland
Steven McAfee & Carole Strohm 02/26 Diana Carmel
Julie Stone Irvine 1997 Marina Green 02/13 Danny Mehl 02/27 Uri Keren
David & David Woolery
Joyce Tolentino Long Beach 2002 Titanium Gray Bud Martin
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6/8 – NOC Social – Steer Inn (Tustin)
Diary of a Mad 6/10 – SGV Social – Mt. Baldy Run
6/13 – SOC Social – The Hat (Lake Forest)
Miataphile 2006 6/15 – IE Social – Crabby Bob’s Restaurant (Ontario)
6/17-18 – Twisted Weekend III (Lompoc)
6/21 – S/B Social – The Loft (Cerritos)
by Bob Davis 6/27 – Valley Social – Pit Fire Pizza (North Hollywood)
7/6 – IE/SGV Joint Social – Espiau’s Restaurant (Claremont)
As I’ve mentioned a couple of times during 7/13 – NOC Social – Old Spaghetti Factory (Fullerton)
7/19 – S/B Social – Buster’s Beach House (Long Beach)
this year, for the first time, I’ve kept a
7/22 – Friendship Run (Long Beach)
record of what runs, socials, events, etc. 7/23 – Board Meeting (Lake Forest)
in which Juli and I have participated. I 8/5 – Hyde Tech Day (Fullerton)
surprised even myself……………………. 8/8 – SOC Social – Turf Lane Park (Mission Viejo)
8/10 – SGV Social – Frisella’s Roastery (Glendora)
1/1 – SDMC “Run for the Roses” (Julian) 8/11 – LA Area Social – Vineland Drive-In (City of Industry)
1/7 – Mt. Baldy Run – Impromptu 8/12 – Hot August Night Run
1/10 – San Gabriel Valley (SGV) Social – Villia Italia (Duarte) 8/13 – Chili Cookoff (Diamond Bar)
1/12 – North Orange County (NOC) Social – Old Spaghetti Factory 8/17 – IE Social – Buffet Dynasty (Rancho Cucamonga)
(Fullerton) 8/18 – S/B Social – Big Bang Friday – Fuddrucker’s (Buena Park)
1/14 – General Meeting (Irvine) & Fireworks (Anaheim Stadium)
1/17 – Valley/Ventura (VV) Social – Bear Pit BBQ (Mission Hills) 8/19 – Stargazing Run (Mt. Pinos)
1/18 – South Bay (S/B) Social – Jimmy’s Fish & Grill (LongBeach) 8/22 – Valley Social – Pit Fire Pizza (North Hollywood)
1/19 – Inland Empire (IE) Social – Macaroni Grill (Rancho Cuca- 8/24 – NOC Social – Mimi’s Café (Long Beach)
monga) 9/8-10 – Yosemite Run
1/20 – Impromptu Lobster Social (Newport Beach) 9/13 – NOC/SOC Joint Social – Steer Inn (Tustin)
1/21 – Board Meeting (Chino Hills) 9/16 – Mt. Wilson Run
1/22 – Pre-run – Steak ‘n Beans event (Temecula) 9/17 – Early California Run (Simi Valley)
1/27-29 – Zoom Zoom Getaway (Laughlin, NV) 9/20 – S/B Social – (Long Beach)
2/4 – Steak ‘n Beans Run/Event ((Escondido) 9/21 – IE Social - Honolulu Harry’s (Chino)
2/7 – SOC Social – Biagio’s Italian Restaurant (Lake Forest) 9/23 – Led P3 Run (Palm Springs)
2/9 – NOC Social – Alcatraz Brewing Co. (Orange) 9/27-10/10 – 13 day Miata vacation (CA, NV, AZ, UT, WY, MT, ID,
2/10-12 – SJVMC Coastal Cruise (San Simeon) OR, WA)
2/14 – SGV Social – Matt Denny’s Ale House (Arcadia) 10/14 – Big Bear Run
2/15 – S/B Social – Belmont Brewing Co. (Long Beach) 10/18 – SOC Social – Flamingo’s Mexican Grill (Laguna Hills)
2/16 – IE Social – Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant (Corona) 10/20 – Impromptu Lobster Social (Newport Beach)
2/17 – Impromptu Lobster Social (Newport Beach) 10/25 – S/B Social Red Robin (Cypress)
2/18-19 – Sahuaro’s Spring Fling (Yuma, AZ) 10/26 – NOC Social – Old Spaghetti Factory (Fullerton)
2/25 – Led pre-run for P3 (Idyllwild) 10/27 – Impromptu Lobster Social (Newport Beach)
‘3/4 – Led pre-run – Take Richard to Julian 10/28 – Board Meeting (Chino Hills)
3/9 – NOC Social – Fuddrucker’s (Buena Park) 11/4 – Led Take Richard to Julian Run
3/10 – Impromptu Lobster Social (Newport Beach) 11/8 – NOC & SOC Joint Social – Pat & Oscar’s (Tustin)
3/11 – 1st Annual Ice Cream Social (Mission Viejo) 11/10 – Impromptu Lobster Social (Newport Beach)
3/14 – SGV Social – Jake’s Roadhouse (Monrovia) 11/14 – SGV Social – Matteo’s Pizzeria (San Dimas)
3/15 – S/B Social – Gas Lamp Restaurant (Long Beach) 11/15 – S/B Social – Belmont Brewing Co. (Long Beach)
3/16 – IE Social – Logan’s Roadhouse (Fontana) 11/16 – IE Social – Red Brick Pizza (San Bernardino)
3/18 – Springtime Tech Day (Whittier) 11/24 – Wishbone Run
3/21 – SOC Social – Baker’s Square (Lake Forest) 11/30 – Impromptu S/B Social (Long Beach)
3/25 – Spring Equinox Run 12/12 – SGV Social – Jake’s Roadhouse (Monrovia)
3/31-4/2 – SJVMC Poker Run (Visalia) 12/15 – Impromptu Lobster Social (Newport Beach)
4/5 – Linda Day’s Impromptu Social (Long Beach) 12/16 – Celestial Lights Run (Malibu)
4/6 – NOC Social – Tiffy’s Family Restaurant (Anaheim) 12/21 – IE Social – Cannataro’s Restaurant (Chino)
4/8 – Board Meeting (Mission Viejo) & Impromptu Run (Santiago 12/22 – Impromptu Lobster Social (Newport Beach)
Canyon) 12/29 – Impromptu Lobster Social (Newport Beach)
4/11 – SOC Social – Fuddrucker’s (Lake Forest)
4/15 – Non-Taxing Run (Thousand Oaks) Note: Juli drove sepa- And to think, we even missed a couple of BIG events such
rately and her parents accompanied us on this event. as the Easter Sierra Run and the Holiday Party. As I’ve
4/19 – S/B Social – Hof’s Hut (Long Beach)
also mentioned many times throughout this past year,
4/20 – IE Social – Omaha Jack’s Grill House (Rancho Cucamonga)
4/23 – Web Site Work Day (Long Beach) there are numerous Socalm activities each and every
4/29 – Joshua Tree Run (Redlands) month and you can enjoy Socalm as much as your Miata
4/30 – Web Site Work Day (Long Beach) desires.
5/6-8 – SDMC Search for Madonna (San Luis Obispo)
5/13 – Moonlight Madness Run Thanks for a great 2006!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, when
5/16 – SGV Social – Red Lobster (Monrovia) and where is the next event??
5/18 – IE Social – Marie Callendar’s (Ontario) Oh, and since I’ve had a chance to edit this after the elec-
5/20 – Around the World Run
tion, THANK YOU FOR THINKING THAT I’VE REPRESENTED
5/24 – S/B Social – Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ (Long Beach)
5/27 – Brainstorm Open House & Impromptu Run (Malibu) YOU WELL ENOUGH TO DESERVE A SECOND TERM!
5/28 – Memorial Day W/E – Tapas Party (Granada Hills)
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Socalm Board Meeting Streeter having merchandise embroidered.
October 28, 2006
Merchandise –Marna; Bought 15 T-shirts and 15 calen-
dars to have on hand at events.
The meeting was called to order at 10:35 AM by Presi-
dent Bob Davis. The minutes of the July 23, 2006 meet- New Business – Bob Davis
ing were presented for review. Twenty five hundred new Socalm ‘tag’ cards were
Treasurer - Dean Rudenauer printed, slightly reformatted. The toll-
Beginning Balance $6,560.99 free number was eliminated.
Dues – Renewals 125.00 The General Meeting with election of officers for 2007
Dues – New 175.00 will take place Saturday January 13, 2007 beginning at
Name badges 30.00 10:00 A.M. at Mazda North American Operations in Ir-
Total Revenue/Deposits $ 330.00 vine, Ca.
We need to arrange setup and breakdown teams for the
Expenses General Meeting and elections process. Bob will sweep
Reward printing $ 120.68 up.
Reward postage 70.37
Tag Cards 161.63 Old Business - Bob Davis
Total Expenses $ 352.68 Excess cash; Donna suggested we buy raffle gifts for
the General Meeting in January.
Ending Balance $6,538.31 Marna made a motion that we budget $500 for the Ven-
dor Coordinator to purchase raffle
Area Rep Reports Prizes for the General Meeting, with members getting
San Gabriel Valley – Paulette & Ted Bruns no rept one free ticket, separate from the donated prizes raffled.
Inland Empire-Donna Nelson Having good food and The motion passed.
Valley-OPEN no rept There being no further business, Pat made a motion to
Ventura-Hal Jandorf no rept adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 12
N. Orange County-Brian Bousman Have good atten- PM.
S. Orange County-Pat & Lee Ruecker Averaging 15 – 20 Gwen Vilbrandt
per social with 1 new member per meeting. Recording Secretary
South Bay-Bud Martin Also good turnouts with 1 new
member per social. Attendance:
L.A.-Dave Woolery no rept Bob Davis
Committee Reports Marna Wood
Activities – Lisa Martin; Calendar links have been built Lee Ruecker
and procedures established for reps to enter email infor- Pat Ruecker
mation. General web: maintaining current accessing ca- Bud Martin
pabilities. Lisa Martin
Organizing a planning session with Marna, Dean, Bud, Tony Wilson
Lisa, Paul and Bob about the direction of the web. Brian Bousman
Membership – Marna; Membership is steady at around Gwen Vilbrandt
275 -280. Discussed with David
Dave Woolery’s Donna Sinkway’s
new ride! new mod!
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ANNUAL MEETING (CONT)
Bud Martin flaunts his Marna and Juli start the
stuff (raffle prizes) morning with a smile
Two unidentified Socalm members
Karen and Jeff sell raffle tickets
Karen and Jeff sell raffle tickets
Gwen calls James Hinton to confirm
Tom Wood his nomination as Valley rep.
Mark Kozlevcar wins the biggest
Tom Wood raffle prize donated by Raven Wing
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8950 Central Ave., Montclair Description: Good Louisanna style
Inland Empire Host: Juli Davis Bar B Que. Sandwiches, Salads, Ribs,
Date: Thursday, February 15 email@example.com Tri-Tip, Brisket and lots more. The
Time: 7:00pm peanut slaw is my favorite. Nice por-
Description: Please join us for a nice
Place: Don Jose Mexican Restaurant tions and moderate prices. Some of
evening and some great Mexican
8950 Central Ave., Montclair you may have been to other Lucille’s,
food. The atmosphere is south of the
Host: Donna Nelson it’s part of the same chain.
border and the menu has a large se-
lection at reasonable prices. We've Please join us. …and please RSVP to
had socials here before and everyone 949.859.1995 no later than Monday
enjoyed it so I thought it would be a the 12th pm. Thanks.
Description: Please join us for a nice good place to re-visit. Let’s start the new year right! We
evening and some great Mexican
Hope to see you there. hope to see a lot of you there.
food. The atmosphere is south of the
border and the menu has a large se- Directions: Located on Central Ave- Directions: From the 5/405 Frwys
lection at reasonable prices. We've nue - North of the 10 freeway on the heading south exit at El Toro Road,
had socials here before and everyone west side of the street. turn left on Ave de Carlotta and head
enjoyed it so I thought it would be a south to El Toro Road, about ¼ mile.
good place to re-visit. South Bay Go left onto El Toro Road, stay to the
Date: Wednesday, February 28 right, to Rockfield Blvd (traffic light).
Hope to see you there.
Time: 7:00pm Go through the intersection and turn
Directions: Located on Central Ave- right into the first driveway. Lucille’s
Place: Havana Mania Restaurant
nue - North of the 10 freeway on the is on your right.
3615 Inglewood Ave
west side of the street.
Redondo Beach 310.725.9075 From the 5 Frwy heading north exit El
Host: Mark Kozlevcar Toro Blvd. Turn right to Rockfield
Los Angeles 310.389.9277 Blvd (traffic light). Go through the
Host: Dave Woolery firstname.lastname@example.org intersection and turn right into the
email@example.com Description: Authentic Cuban food first driveway. Lucille’s is on your
including chicken, beef, pork, seafood, right.
Description: Check the web site at
www.socalm.org for the latest infor-
mation about this event.
soups, salads, omelettes, and sand-
wiches. Prices range from about $5
for a sandwich to about $25 for some Date: Tuesday, February 2
North Orange County of the seafood items, but the average Time: 6:30pm
Place: Los Agaves Mexican
meal is $13-$15. Full bar (including
Date: Thursday, February 22 2350 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Mojitos) is available. PLEASE RSVP,
Time: 7:00pm Thousand Oaks
AS I WILL NEED TO GIVE THE RES-
Place: El Cholo Restaurant Host: Hal and Terry
TAURANT A FINAL HEAD COUNT BY
840 East Whittier Blvd. 805.777.7532
2/26. Restaurant website http://
La Habra, 562.691.4618 805.657.8252 (C)
Hosts: Mike and Martine Votaw firstname.lastname@example.org
562.947.6174 Directions: From I-405 exit Ingle-
wood Avenue and head South (from Description: Los Agaves is a new
northbound I-405, turn left, from establishment but became Hal and
southbound I-405, turn right) one Terry's FAVORITE! The food is the
Description: Come on out to La
block to restaurant on the right, lo- BEST! Try the Asada Tacos or the
Habra, home of the famous El Cholo
cated in shopping center on corner of many types of burritos.
restaurant. The Zagot Restaurant
Guide says, "...this 'true institution' North West corner of Inglewood and The prices are really affordable, inex-
continues to produce 'green corn Manhattan Beach Blvd. The largest pensive (cheap). They serve the BEST
tamales straight from heaven' and store in the shopping center is Drug margaritas! I like the Julio Blanco
the 'best, strongest margaritas in Emporium and there is a Union 76 on Margarita. Whoa!
LA' after over 75 years 'these the corner. Directions: On the 101 freeway, use
guys have got it down!'....". They the Rancho Rd Exit. On Rancho north,
have ample parking and seating, and South Orange County turn right (east) on Thousand Oaks
the excellent food is sure to compli- Date: Tuesday, February 13 Blvd. Going east, pass "The Lakes"
ment the gathering of a Miata friendly Time: 6:30pm mall on your right. Los Agaves is in a
crowd. Please RSVP so I can get Place: Lucille’s Bar B Que tiny shopping center on the SE corner
seating set aside, but don’t be afraid The Orchard at Saddleback of Thousand Oaks Blvd and Old
to show up on the spur of the mo- 23760 El Toro Road Conejo School Road. Great Miata
ment. Lake Forest, 949.581.RIBS parking in the lot!
Host: Barry and Robbie Rosenberg PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!
San Gabriel Valley 949.859.1995 This is a small restaurant but VERY
Date: Thursday, February 15 949.768.3505 C popular. I need a "head count" of
Time: 7:00pm email@example.com members going!!! This time, RSVP's
Place: Don Jose Mexican Restaurant are INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT!!!!
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2007 Laughlin Getaway
DATE: March 16th & 17th, 2007
PLACE: Aquarius Casino Resort (Old Flamingo)
RSVP: Bari Russell
23294 El Greco
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
949/588-1531 or 949-309-7599 Cell
RESERVATIONS: 1-800-662-5825 our Group SOCALM or code C-SOC07 (zero 7). There is a 72 hour
prior to arrival cancellation policy. I’m holding 30 standard double rooms. If charging your room call the
above number. Our room rate is $57.00 standard and $77.00 river view a night plus 9% tax. If paying by
check make them payable to me and send ASAP to the above address! The amount is $124.26 Standard
and $167.86 River View for two nights. I promise not to get new tires for Ty.
DEADLINE: February 28th, 2007
DETAILS: This is a fun laid back weekend! Maybe this year the Big Screen camera crew will join us
again! Let’s get excited! Let’s get hyped! How about a weekend in Laughlin? Changa, Changa, Clang,
Clang, those hungry machines are waiting for us. I’m holding 30 Standard rooms; non smoking and king
rooms are based on availability upon request and arrival, also request river view at time of booking.
Please RSVP me so I can start a rooming list. Let me know what type of room you need, king, double,
smoking, non smoking or river view. PLEASE THIS IS IMPORTANT!
Let’s meet for Buffet Breakfast Saturday at 9:00AM it’s yummy and reasonable. Then assemble at 10:30
to leave at 11:00 on one of the upper levels of the parking structure (level to be determined at break-
fast). Join us if you want to go for a little spin. More details to follow when I get a volunteer…..!
You’re on your own for other meals, Friday night there is an awesome Seafood Buffet at the Hotel. Post
when you’re leaving for caravans. We will set up a caravan for Friday morning at Ontario Outlet Mall near
Dave & Busters, details to follow. All future info will be posted online so check the group list for emails.
Time to gather those wrappers and start rolling your quarters! We always have such a great time. You
don’t miss out on all the fun!
By Hal Jandorf
Ahhh, Laughlin. Brings many good During the day, we can explore the desert with
memories for many years. One of my fa- our Miatas. Oatman. Lake Havasu. Great roads,
vorite weekend trips. It's more beautiful, desert scenery and bluest blue sky! Of course,
restful and less frantic than Vegas. That's you can gamble, but I like the party environment
why I like it more! The Colorado River at night, dinner with our good Miata friends!
and the sweeping desert vistas are spectacular. One of the memories is February 2003, when I
The river taxis transporting us to hotel to hotel, woke up Sunday morning to get ready to leave, I
and margarita to margarita! And at night. And the switched on the TV for news. The Columbia Space
night scene can be serene and beautiful too. A few Shuttle tragedy! That certainly put a damper on
a miles from the hotel complex, you can see the the Laughlin festivities that day.
stars! Really! I think this year's trip will be happier...see you
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Academy Awards Party & Pot Luck
DATE: Sunday February 25th, 2007
TIME: 3 PM till 10 PM
PLACE: Stan & Donna Fry’s
6539 Blackwood Street, Riverside, CA
HOST: Stan & Donna Fry
DESCRIPTION: Lights, Camera, Action
We are rolling out the red carpet, the envelope is in hand and the winner is????
Join us for the 4th Academy Awards Ceremony. HDTV coverage will be live from the Kodak Theater. Get
together with your fellow Miata lovers for a night of fun in the Fry’s newly remodeled theater. Watch the
event from a 65” HDTV located in the main theatre area or view from a 42” HDTV Plasma screen in the
Official ballots will be available so you may cast your votes for the awards. Potluck snacks, salads, main
dishes & desserts will be needed. A courtesy RSVP is required no later than February 18th, allowing the
Academy to supply ample seating, gift bags and refreshments.
We guarantee you will feel like a star!
From Orange County/Los Angeles:
Take the 91 Fwy. East, Exit Central in Riverside. Turn right. Continue on
Central. You will eventually come to a stop light at Mission Grove
(There is a major shopping center to the right). Turn left at the light
On to Mission Grove. (See Final Directions below.)
From Moreno Valley or Palm Springs:
Take the 60 Fwy. To the 215 Fwy. South. Exit at Alessandro. Turn right.
Continue on Alessandro until you get to Mission Grove.
Turn right. (See Final Directions below.)
From San Diego:
Take the 215 Fwy north. Exit Alessandro. Turn Left. Continue on Alessandro
Until you get to Mission Grove. Turn right. (See Final Directions below.)
The newsletter staff
At the 3rd Stop sign, turn left on Blackwood. You will cross Mission Grove would like to thank Stan
Again but continue to go straight. Our home is on the left 6539 Blackwood and Donna Fry for creat-
ing this page.
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It was bright and early on New Year’s Day when a Our first stop was at the marina in Lake Elsinore.
ragged band of SOCALM and Mazda owners met for Everyone took a break to chat, admire cars, and buy
Zack’s Hangover Run. Of course, early is relative and some snacks.
on January 1st noon is awfully early. From there, Zack lead us down to Temecula and some
Nearly eighty vehicles, most of them Miatas, took off of the best Miata roads in existence. The farms and
over Ortega Highway. Normally this is an exciting orchards are crisscrossed with great curvy roads that
drive but there was so much traffic we had to keep at swoop up and down.
a very leisurely pace. Hours later we stopped to eat and tell stories before
making the long trek back home.
Pictures below by Bill Wilner
Pictures below by Brian Bousman
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From the 60 (in the Pomona Area), exit Phillips Ranch
Lobster Socials southbound...it becomes Chino Hills Pkwy. At approxi-
Date: Friday, February 2 and 23 mately 3.0-3.5 miles, turn right onto Windmill Creek and
Time: 7:00pm follow the instructions above.
Place: Malarkey's Irish Pub
3011 Newport Blvd. Academy Awards Party
Newport Beach, 949.675.2340
Date: Sunday, February 25
Host: Kathie McClelland
Time: 3:00pm until 10:00pm
Place: Stan & Donna Fry’s
RSVP: 949.644.1327 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6539 Blackwood St., Riverside
Description: Please join your fellow Miata Club members
See page 7 for more details.
and start the weekend off right! This was very popular last
year and many members have been eagerly awaiting the
return of the FUN Lobster Socials on Fridays from now Wondrous Orange County Run
through March (or when the season ends). We will meet Date: Saturday, March 3
on the 2nd Friday each month. There will also be a few Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
"Impromptu Lobster Socials" so check your email for an- Place: Near the World Savings Bank
nouncements. 191 S. Imperial Hwy, Anaheim
MENU: Malarkey's will be featuring Lobster Dinners Hosts: Tom and Marna Wood
served with fresh steamed veggies for $20 with rice or Description: Yes, there are still some great roads in Or-
$21 with baked potato. You can add a small dinner salad ange County. We are going to take a few hours to explore
or a cup of clam chowder for $3.50 more. They also fea- some of them, especially a couple of great canyon roads.
ture, a New York Steak dinner for $10.95, Chicken dinner The run will be in two parts. For the first part, through the
or Fish & Chips for $8.95, Irish Stew, a "Taco Potato" or canyons, we will split into two groups – one spirited, one
Beef Dip sandwich for $6.95 they also have super yummy touring. For the second part of the run, we will stay to-
Hot Wings (dry, not soaked in sauce) & nachos and a gether, as much as possible, and cruise through the hills
menu secret is "Cannery Style Chicken Strips" with a and beach communities. The run will end in Irvine, near
Honey/Mustard/Curry Sauce. Sadly, there is no desert but the I-5 and I-405, for lunch.
they do have some tasty adult beverages. Directions: The meeting spot is on the southwest corner
Directions: Take any freeway to the 55 south toward the of Imperial Hwy and Santa Ana Canyon Rd, just one block
beach. The 55 freeway ends at 19th Street & Newport south of the 91 Freeway. Also in the same parking lot are
Blvd. Continue straight on Newport Blvd. Cross over PCH a Vons and Bank of America, along with other business.
(you'll be above it). When you come to 32nd Street &
Newport Blvd., you'll pass the City Hall on your left and Sunset Run
then see a Carl's Jr./Albertson's Center on the right. Turn Date: Saturday, March 10
RIGHT into the first driveway immediately past the Carls Time: 12 noon
Jr. and park. If you cannot find a spot there, try the public Place: TBA
lot on the right just past Malarkey's on 31st Street & New-
port Blvd. Vernal Equinox Run
RSVP: Very important! Also need to know if you are or- Date: Saturday, March 24
dering lobster or not. Time: 12 noon
Date: Saturday, February 3 Non-Taxing Run
Time: 10:00am Date: Saturday, April 14
Place: Home of Bob & Juli Davis Time: 10:00am
1571 Rancho Hills Dr., Chino Hills Place: Stagecoach Inn Museum
Description: There will be an initial meeting of the 2007 Thousand Oaks
Socalm Board on Saturday, February 3rd. It shouldn't be Ventu Park Road & Lynn Road
excessively long....clarify a few things for the new people, Description: Just paid the tax man? Nerves frayed? Wal-
establish email links, determine dates of future meetings, let empty? Come join your Miata friends in a relaxing, cas-
take the photo that didn't happen at the end of the meet- ual (did I say non-taxing?) run through the northern end
ing yesterday, etc. of the Santa Monica Mountains. We'll meander through
Directions: From the 57, exit Grand Ave eastbound thru Hidden Valley to see ranches of the stars, cruise Decker
Diamond Bar to Chino Hills Pkwy and turn Right. Go ap- Canyon to the ocean with a stop on a breathtaking bluff to
proximately 0.5 miles to Windmill Creek and make an- watch waves break gently on the shore below. We'll polish
other right. Then 0.25 miles to a stop sign where you will off the run with a spin down the coast to Kanan Road and
turn right again onto Rancho Hills Dr. We're at 1571, a end with a casual lunch at either Chuy's or Islands.
looooong mile up the hill on your left.
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(Continued from page 11) you want - it's up to you. Just be prepared to learn a lot
Directions: From the South, L.A. County, etc.: Take what- and have a ton of fun!
ever road is convenient to the 101 Freeway North to Thou- Participants can secure their reservations, and pay
sand Oaks. Exit at Ventu Park Road and turn left over the by credit card, on-line at
freeway. Proceed about 1/4 mile to Lynn road, turn right. www.ravenwingperformance.net
Make an immediate right into the driveway (parking lot
entrance) of the Stagecoach Inn Museum.
From the North: Take the 101 Freeway South to Ventu
Park Road, turn right. Proceed about 1/4 mile to Lynn Non-SOCALM Events
road, turn right. Make an immediate right into the drive-
way (parking lot entrance) of the Stagecoach Inn Museum.
SJVMC Coastal Cruise
For those of you who want to get their early, I'll be having
Date: Saturday & Sunday, February 10 & 11
breakfast at Dupar's at 8:30 a.m. It is on the frontage
Time: To be announced
road by the freeway, two exists south of Ventu Park Road.
Place: Red Robin, Hwy 198, Coalinga
Exit Moorpark Road, turn right. Get over to the left imme-
Hosts: Tom & Marna Wood email@example.com
diately and make a left turn onto Thousand Oaks Blvd. It
Don & Lisa Asperger
makes a tight, left, bottom-to-top S Curve, keep turning
left. Dupar's is just around the curve on the right. From Description: Every year the SJVMC group takes a drive
the north, exist Moorpark Road and turn left onto Thou- from Fresno to San Simeon for the weekend. This year,
sand Oaks Blvd. Keep to the left and make that tight left S Lisa Asperger is arranging the meals and Marna Wood is
curve and go around the curve until you see Dupar's on planning the route. SJMVC will depart Fresno Saturday
the right. morning. We will all join up at the Red Robin near the in-
tersection of the I-5 and Hwy 198. We are planning to
"FAST LANE" Driving School then meander through the hills and valleys from Coalinga
to Carmel, then south to San Simeon. (For those who
Date: Saturday, May 19 want a shorter route to the hotel, there will be alternate
Time: All Day! directions.) Dinner Saturday night will be at the Brambles
Place: Willow Springs International Raceway in Cambria, the same place we dined at last year.
on the "Streets of Willow"
3500 75th Street, Rosamond, CA Sunday, we will explore the hills of San Luis Obispo
Host: Terry & Janet Wyrick County. We are planning on lunching at the historic Stage
Phone: 951.817.5644 (Mon-Fri – 9 AM to 5 PM) Stop in Pozo. We will continue as a joint group for a short
www.ravenwingperformance.net while longer before our Fresno friends have to head north
and we continue south.
Description: Terry & Janet, owners of Raven Wing Per-
formance, are proud to play host to another Danny RSVP for dinner Saturday night is required. Deadline is 2-
McKeever High Performance Driving School. 1-07.
This high performance driving event is open to drivers of Hotel Reservations: Motel 6, San Simeon. 800-544-4866
all skill levels, from the novice that just wants to be a between 6:00am and 3:00pm. Ask for a room under
safer driver to the weekend racer that wants to get faster. “Miata Club”. $39.99 for single, 45.99 for two. Deadline
For maximum fun and safety, everyone will be grouped is January 10, 2007 for group rate. AARP discount
according to his or her comfort level and track experience. available.
Professional Instructors help you to combine classroom Some of us will drive up to Coalinga on Friday after work.
discussion and large amounts of behind the wheel seat You will be on your own for hotel reservations.
time in your car. Elevate your street driving skills using
advanced techniques to help you understand how your SJVMC Spring Fling Poker Run
input affects the handling of your car as you negotiate the Date: March 31 – April 1
challenging and technical "Streets of Willow". Also, learn Place: Fresno, CA
Vehicle Dynamics and controlled spins on the skid pad, as Description: this event has always been so popular that
well as braking techniques, heel-and-toe downshifting and SJVMC doesn’t even bother to write up a description of the
other advanced methods of performance driving; in a safe event - all you get is a registration form.
Ramada University, Visalia
"Deep Discount" entry fee includes: a high performance
324 E. Shaw, Fresno, CA 93710
driving manual (yours to keep), a certificate of completion
(nice to show as proof of qualification at other track 800-272-6232 SJVMC Club rate $86 – Code “Club” until
events); classroom instruction (fun and informative!), indi- March 15, 2007. See their website at www.sjvmc.net for
vidual ride-along instruction with race-qualified instructors registration form and only slightly more details.
(an invaluable benefit!), hours of actual "behind the
wheel" track time (oh yeah!), liability/participant accident
insurance, and the use of the driving school's (sanitized!)
helmets. They even provide driving suits (for those that
wants to suit up) but you can wear your street clothes if
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charities! With your support, this will prove to be the big-
(Continued from page 12) gest, and best, Birthday Bash ever. We are truly changing
Gasoline Alley's Eighth Annual
Birthday Bash Miata Summer Camp
Date: June 9-10
Date: May 26, 27
Place: Harris Ranch
Place: North Las Vegas, NV
Hosts: Bob & Juli Davis, 909.374.3998
Host: Mike Kinney, 702.371.SHOW
Description: After a brief absence, (of 12 years or so)
Description: Event kickoff party will be held on Saturday,
Miata Summer Camp is back. Mark your calendars for the
May 26th, from 4:00pm to 11:00pm at The Cannery Ca-
weekend of June 9-10 where anyone and everyone who
sino and Hotel and includes live bands, dedicated parking,
owns a Miata is invited to converge on Harris Ranch
vendors, trophies and drawings.
(HarrisRanch.com) for a short weekend (one night) of re-
Sunday, May 27th, from 7:00am to 5:00pm, we're on the laxing by the pool, enjoying the (extra large) spa, partak-
grass at Eldorado Park. As always, this event is open to ing of some of the finest beef in California, etc. This event
all vehicles, motorcycles, trucks, low riders, racecars, etc. will be open to all surrounding Miata clubs.
Register by May 16th for only $25.00 and also qualify for a
It's difficult for anyone who hasn't been to Harris Ranch to
series of drawings at Eldorado Park!
imagine such a nice resort facility in the middle of no-
Registration is only $30.00 on site. Registration includes where (Coalinga - I-5 & Rt 198).....visit the web site listed
great goodie bag, event T-shirt, drink cooler, and dash above to get an idea of what is available.
plaque. HUGE amount of items for drawings throughout
I have blocked 40 (Yes, 40!) rooms, as follows: Standard
the day at Eldorado Park, including Mario Andretti Racing
includes 1 king size or 2 queen size beds $105, Pool Side:
School, dinners and shows on the Strip, NHRA memora-
$110, Suites: $120-$135 plus taxes, of course. The entire
bilia, and many, many, more.
facility is non-smoking. Call 1-800-942-BEEF(2333) to re-
All proceeds to benefit The Lili Claire Foundation, which serve your room. The blocked rooms are listed under
assists children with neurogenetic defects, including Au-
both "Miata Summer Camp" and "2S82BR".
tism, Down Syndrome, and Williams Syndrome. To learn
more about the incredible services offered by The Lili More info to follow. Please let me know when you have
Claire Foundation, please visit The Lili Claire Family Re- made your reservation and I'll maintain a running list of
source Center at UNSOM, located at 522 East Twain Ave- attendees.
nue, Las Vegas, NV, or call (702) 862-8141.
For more information regarding Gasoline Alley's Eighth Braille Rally 2007
Annual Birthday Bash, please contact Mike at (702) 371- Date: Saturday, July 14
7469, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our event website, Host: Pat West, email@example.com
www.birthdaybash.net. More information after April.
Since the inaugural event in 2000, Gasoline Alley's Birth-
day Bash has generated over $80,000 for local children's
ALL MAZDA VEHICLES FROM CAR-CARRYING O'Sullivan added that although some of the Mazdas
VESSEL COUGAR ACE TO BE SCRAPPED aboard the Cougar Ace showed little or no visible dam-
age from being tied-down at severe angles for an ex-
IRVINE, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2006) - Mazda Motor Corpo-
tended period, the potential for future problems led the
ration today announced that all of the U.S.- and Canada-
company to reconsider its initial decision to sell any of
bound Mazda vehicles from the car-carrying vessel, Cou-
the vehicles as used.
gar Ace, which nearly capsized off the Aleutian Islands in
late July, would be scrapped. "We always put the customer first," O'Sullivan contin-
ued. "This drove our decision to scrap every one of the
"After thorough testing by engineers from our North
Mazdas involved in this incident.
American and Japanese R&D centers, we decided the
most appropriate course of action – with our customers Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mazda North American
foremost in mind – was not to sell any of the 4,703 Maz- Operations oversees the sales, marketing, parts and cus-
das aboard the ship," said Jim O'Sullivan, President and tomer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United
CEO of Mazda North American Operations, based in Ir- States, Canada and Mexico through nearly 900 deal-
vine, Calif. ers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Can-
ada, Inc., located in Ontario, Canada, and in Mexico
The Cougar Ace sat listing at more than 60-degrees for
by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
nearly a month after an incident at sea, before it could
be towed to the Port of Portland, Ore., for repairs and to
have its cargo off-loaded. SOURCE Mazda North American Operations
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Clark Smith Phone: 949.640.4759
DEALERS Suspension Specialist - 10% off parts & labor on Ask for: "Mike the Mechanic"
front end alignment and brakes 10% off on parts & labor (up to $100 discount, on
Browning Mazda any car owned by a club member)
18827 Studebaker Road, Cerritos
BRAKES ** SOCALM MEMBER **
15% discount to members on parts & labor Porterfield Enterprises, LTD.
25651 Taladro Circle, Unit C, Mission Viejo
1767 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa
Huntington Beach - Beach Mazda Carl Martorana – 949.770.1255
16800 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach Mechanical Services
15% off on Porterfield and Hawk brake pads
Parts: Dick Hampton - 714.848.7739
10% off on rotors Integrated Performance
15% off on parts & labor
115 E. Gardena Blvd. #3, Gardena
Irvine - Irvine Mazda
11 Auto Center Drive, Irvine
CAR ASSESSORIES 310.532.4040, Fax 310.532.4405
Hector Colmenares - Office Manager
Service: Robert Croker - 949.583.1291 Duetto Motors LLC Alex Colmenares - Shop Foreman
Cost + 20% on parts 21601 Vanowen Street
Canoga Park California 91303
Norco - Phillips Mazda 24309 Creekside Road #118, Valencia
2000 Hamner Ave., Norco Ask for: Rob - 661.259.6026
Parts: Don Tomblin - 909.734.1555 10% off on parts & labor
We specialize in Glass window tops for early and
10% off on parts & labor MD Automotive
late model Miatas as well as convertible tops and
Redlands Mazda accessories for all cars. Include Socalm member 7281 Westminster Blvd., Westminster
500 W. Redlands Bl., Redlands number when ordering to get the discount. Ask for Mark – 714.891.1113
Parts: Chad Frankenberger - 909.793.2141 10% Discount to members
15% off on parts & labor Performance Asian Domestic European
On-line Car Covers
Mazda of San Bernardino http://stores.ebay.com/Drivepoint-OEM-Parts-NY- 20944 Vanowen St, Canoga Park
1388 South E St., San Bernardino and-Boston Craig Eaton – 818.313.8884
Parts: Dan or Ron Burg - 909.884.6431 Anton Mastrocco - 631.264.7849 firstname.lastname@example.org
15% off on parts Offering 2-wheel and 4-wheel chassis Dyno ser-
Stubblefield’s Polishing Inc.
Mazda of Thousand Oaks vices for hi-performance after market accessories.
7332 Quimby St., Paramount
3945 Auto Mall Drive, Thousand Oaks 562-634-7045 Pro Design Hot Rods
Parts: Gene Levy - 805.371.5555 Great job polishing anything on the Miata. 2020 S. Susan St. Unit B, Santa Ana
10% off on parts & labor Mike Filion (Owner?) – 714.436.1158
Vinyl and Leather Repair
I would definitely recommend this shop for any-
Heritage Mazda 10632 Chestnut Street, Cypress
one in need of an automotive metal shop.
5 Auto Center Dr., Tustin 714.318.6143
Phone: 714-832-6222 Highly recommended and does exceptional work. Roberto's Auto Trim Shop
20% off from parts and labor Need leather repair – Give Nicholas Howk a call. 2033 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2630
Galpin Mazda Super Autobacs
11151 Laurel Canyon Bl., Van Nuys 12645 Beach Blvd, Stanton
They do high quality work at reasonable
Phone: 818.756.3434 714-903-9900
prices and discount to Socalm
15% off on parts w/club I.D. Great store for the speed racer or just the ordinary
Sierra Mazda of Monrovia
1305 S. Mountain Avenue, Monrovia
guy wanting something special. You just have to
go there to see it. GLASS / WINDSHIELD
626.303.0077 Coast Car Covers, Inc. So. Cal Auto Glass
Melissa Barajas, Service Manager 1229 Morena Blvd., San Diego 562.449.7250
15% off parts and labor Phones: 800.231.5180, 619.275.7100 Strictly a Mobil service that will come to you.
** Must show Membership card Fax: 619.275.7107
Phillips Mazda in Laguna Hills E-mail: email@example.com LEATHER REPAIR
24888 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills Web: www.coastcarcovers.com
Nicholas Howk Leather Repair
Ask for Marty Souter (club member) Jackson Racing 10632 Chestnut St.
949.900.0134 440 Rutherford St., Goleta Cypress, CA 90630
Cost plus 15% on parts ** Socalm Member 888-888-4079 714-318-6143
Star Lincoln/Mercury/Mazda Pricing is based on severity of issue
901 S. Brand Ave., Glendale DETAILING
John Kepner - 818.247.1903
25% off on parts & labor on Miatas Coats Products MUFFLER
1945 W. Commonwealth Ave. Unit Q Specially Allied Muffler of Bellflower, Inc.
West Covina Super Lincoln Mercury Mazda Fullerton 17444 S. Lakewood Blvd., Bellflower, CA
2539 East Garvey Avenue Ask for: Rick - 714.870.8466 562.866.2812, 562.925.4672
West Covina, CA 91791 10% off Maguire’s detailing products
626-608-1131, 626-966-0681, 800-258-0393 DENTSONE PAINT
Fax: 626-966-1541 Newport Beach,
Gary's Auto Collision Center
Ask for Jeff - 949.645.3368
24247 Railroad Ave.
ALIGNMENTS Dent Removal – Excellent service
New Hall, CA 91321
Dave’s Frame & Alignment Ask for Jerry - 562.619.5999 (661) 255-9694
16182 Gothard, Unit V, Huntington Beach
Referred by a currently satisfied member
Ask for Dale - 714.841.2940
High end Alignment working with set ups for Mo-
GENERAL SERVICES Greg’s Collision Center
torsport and D-speed Magazine. Working with AUTOWISE - various Orange County loca- 8732 Park Street, Bellflower
Spec Miatas and offering members 15% tions 562.531.6600
Cypress 714.761.8330 Excellent body shop – If you want a good quality
Fountain Valley 714.839.4700 paint and collision work. Here is the place to go.
971 N. Batavia St., Orange
Ask for: Jon - 714.538.1916 Irvine 949.855.9991 Fabricante Auto Body
10% off on labor on front end alignment Yorba Linda 714.961.0202 26341 Dimension, Lake Forest
10% off on parts and labor Norman Delay* - 949.859.8636
Clark's House of Suspension
Harbor View Mobil Car Care Center Body Shop
26901 Vista Terrace
Lake Forest 2500 San Joaquin Hills Road Roberto's Auto Trim Shop
949.768.6261 Corona del Mar 2033 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa
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Raul - 949.642.8113 Ask for: John or Wade - 949.364.3225 584 Pinto Court
Sport Imports - N. Hollywood 10% off (already low prices) Incline Village, NV 89451-8118
7054 Laurel Canyon Bl., N. Hollywood Route 66 Tire Pros 866-369-1385
Ask for: George or Hasmik – 818.765.3333 445 E. Route 66 #A, Glendora http://www.paintscratch.com/
$1500 for a complete paint job with minimal body Harry Boyajian - 626.852.7778 Track Dog Racing
work 10% discount Gary Shuhart
TOPLINE PAINT & BODY FINISHLINE Tires & Automotive 11010 Switzer Avenue Suite 107
500 S. Raymond Ave. Suite I, Fullerton 23253 Madero #A-108, Mission Viejo Dallas, Texas 75238
Phone: Voice: 714.441.0505, Pager: John Guldalian - 949.380.8511 Phone: 214.340.9797, Fax: 214.349.9342
714.444.7207. Ask for: Louis http://www.finishlinetires.com/index.html Cell: 214.280.6172
10% off on body work and paint Complete auto repair & tire center gary@TrackDogRacing.com
Gary's Auto Collision
Santa Clarita WEB-SITE VENDORS Andrews Powder Coating, Inc.
Tel: 661.255.1340, Fax: 661.255.1343 http://www.powdercoater.com/autoprices.htm
Raven Wing Performance
Ask for Gary and tell him you want the 10% dis- Exclusive Powder Coating
19079 Grovewood Dr., Corona
count offered on our web-site 24932 Avenue Kearny #2
Valencia, California 91355. 661.294.9812
RADIATORS Members only – Call Terry for the club discount
Quality Images, Inc.
Track Dog Racing Thompson Automotive Products
Joe Portas, aka "The Knobmeister"
Gary Shuhart 38 Camino Katia, San Clemente
3595 Gray Circle
11010 Switzer Avenue Suite 107 949.366.0322
Elbert, Colorado 80106-9652. 303.730.6060
Dallas, Texas 75238 http://www.thompson-automotive.com
Phone: 214.340.9797, Fax: 214.349.9342 RSpeed
Cell: 214.280.6172 Bayz Sunwear
1011 S Marietta Pkwy * Ste 5
gary@TrackDogRacing.com 920 Revolution Street
Marietta GA 30060. 888.551.0025
www.trackdogracing.com/website/contact.htm Havre de Grace, MD 21078. 877.640.2299
RADIO Team Miata
1521 Ridgewood Dr., Martinez, CA 94553
2450 West Laurel Ave. http://www.teammiata.com/ On Line Mazda Parts
Eunice, La 70535 Moss Motors, LTD 704.563.1510 EXT.141 Ask for Jason
337.546.0090, .800.673.2244 440 Rutherford Street, Goleta, CA 93117 http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/
CB radio and external speaker 800.642.8295 index.cfm?action=AccessoryCatalog&ca
Destin, FL 32541
Team Voodoo NZ
P.O. Box 878
LOCAL MIATA CLUBS
firstname.lastname@example.org Wellington, New Zealand BAMA Bay Area
Antenna splitters for CB radios Phone: 64-2-150-4811 www.bayareamiataassociation.com
Converter Geek - Catalytic Converters
SALVAGE 990 Cedar Bridge Avenue
Delta Miata Club Central California
Sport Imports - N. Hollywood Building B7 - Suite 221
7054 Laurel Canyon Bl., N. Hollywood Brick, NJ 08723-4157 Sahuaro Miata Club Phoenix, AZ
Ask for: George - 818.765.3333 800-541-9352, 775-307-8764 (fax) www.sahuaromiataclub.com
Salvaged Miata parts - Used Miata Parts with up http://www.convertergeek.com SAMOA Sacramento
to 50% off OEM retail prices The Crazy Red Italian www.samoa.org
8161-B Belvedere Ave. SDMC San Diego
TIRES Sacramento, CA 95826. 888.412.7299 www.sandiegomiataclub.org
The Tire Shop SJVMC San Joaquin Valley
14358 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk GoodWin Racing, LLC
562.864.9799 8380 Vickers Street, Suite D.
Excellent pricing and offering a 10% discount San Diego, CA 92111. 858-775-2810 MOOV Las Vegas
28162 Camino Capistrano, Laguna Niguel Redwood Coast Miata Club
7525 Ethel Ave. Suite M
Ask for: Brandon - 949.364.1993 rcmiataclub.tripod.com
North Hollywood, CA 91605. 818.764.9422
10% off VROOM Vandenberg
THE TIRE STORE email@example.com
24901 Sunnymead Blvd., Moreno Valley
331 South 13th St Roadrunner Miata Club New Mexico
Grand Junction, CO 81501. 800-359-6957 www.geocities.com/Roadrunner_Miata/
Ask for: Israel
TUCKER TIRE COMPANY
27942 Forbes Road, Laguna Niguel
My car is a 1996 Miata - "M" Edition (Starlite Mica) with 94,213 miles.
The oil has been changed every 3,000 miles with Mobil 1
Extras include: Racing Beat's Air Intake System with K & N Filtercharger
(installed by Crazy Red), Racing Beat's Style Bar - Type II - Chrome
(installed by Crazy Red), Crazy Red's Air Horns, Toyo Proxes T1-S tires
205/15, Sheep Skin Seat Covers, Borla Muffler
Asking Price $6,100 OBO
Jerry Wallin - 949-933-3248
www.socalm.org February 2007 The Reward - official newsletter of the Southern California Miata Club 15
Sa 3 Board Meeting
M 5 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MIATA CLUB
2694 E. Garvey Ave So. #36
T 6 West Covina, CA 91791
Driving the twisties since 1990!
Sa 10 SJVMC Coastal Cruise
T 13 South Orange Cty Social
Inland Empire Social
San Gabriel Valley Social
Th 22 North Orange Cty Social
F 23 Lobster Social
Su 25 Academy Awards Party
W 28 South Bay Social Tom Wood