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Mar
23
Sat
8:00 am 2019 Optimist’s Club Pancake Bre... @ Sprint (formerly Greg's Gas +)
2019 Optimist’s Club Pancake Bre... @ Sprint (formerly Greg's Gas +)
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
2019 Optimist's Club Pancake Breakfast @ Sprint (formerly Greg's Gas +)
Meet up at 8:00 at Greg’s Gas Plus, 1295 W Martintown Road, North Augusta (Interstate 20, SC Exit 1 – map) then take a short drive to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 1002 Carolina[...]
9:00 am Aiken Spring Steeplechase @ Bruce's Field
Aiken Spring Steeplechase @ Bruce's Field
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aiken Spring Steeplechase @ Bruce's Field
Tom and Sue Varallo have offered the Miata Club the use of their inside rail spot (#471) for the 53rd running of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, as Tom will be, as usual, helping put on[...]
Apr
4
Thu
6:30 pm April Dinner Meeting @ Pot Smoker BBQ
April Dinner Meeting @ Pot Smoker BBQ
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Pot Smoker BBQ, 340 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, SC 29841 – map www.thepotsmokerbbq.com This the monthly dinner meeting of the premier Miata Club in the CSRA. Come out and have some eats with fellow[...]
Apr
20
Sat
11:00 am Club Spring Picnic @ Outing Club
Club Spring Picnic @ Outing Club
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: The Outing Club in Aiken, SC. The Outing Club is located, appropriately enough, on Outing Club Rd which is off the 118 By-pass about 2 miles from USC Aiken. The entrance gate (33.595227, -81.762587)[...]

Recent Posts

Elcroft Senior Drive

Where: Elmcroft Assisted Living, 515 The Pass in Martinez, GA – map

Two things the residents of Elmcroft love are BINGO and bus rides. For a change of pace, we will be offering short Miata rides around the area to interested individuals instead of the usual bus tour. John will have at least one if not two people available at that time to help host the Miata Club and have something to keep the Miata co-pilots entertained while the rides are in progress.

Event Coordinator: John Bowles 706-228-1562

Elmcroft Senior Drive

Where: Elmcroft Assisted Living, 515 The Pass in Martinez, GA – map

The real address is 515, but I had to put in 425 to trick Google Maps into pointing to the right place. Elmcroft is your first left after turning onto The pass from Fury’s Ferry Rd.

Two things the residents of Elmcroft love are BINGO and bus rides. For a change of pace, we will be offering short Miata rides around the area to interested individuals instead of the usual bus tour. John will have at least one if not two people available at that time to help host the Miata Club and have something to keep the Miata co-pilots entertained while the rides are in progress.

Event Coordinator: John Bowles 706-228-1562

March Meeting

Place: Papa Russ’s BBQ in Aiken – map

When coming into Aiken on the Aiken/Augusta Hwy go past the bypass, then past where you turn for the hospital, once you’ve gone through the double traffic light at the top of the hill, you go back down and Papa Russ’s is on the left, just through the next traffic light at the bottom of the hill. Come out and have dinner with some Miata enthusiasts. There will be a short meeting after entrée ordering to discuss old business and/or new business, if there is any.

Event Coordinator: Rudy Wilmoth 706-793-4536

BMW Ultimate Drive

BMW Ultimate DriveIt is time again for the BMW Ultimate Drive for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here is a link to the event site: Ultimate Drive. You can reserve up to two cars and a time to drive them, but even if there is nothing left to reserve, if you just show up and hang around you should be able to drive something whenever there is a free car.

The tour will be at Taylor BMW in Augusta (30909) on Thursday, March 15th, and at Hancock BMW in Columbia (29201) on Thursday, March 29th. Donna and I are planning on taking the afternoon off both days to go drive BMWs for a good cause. If you don’t want to take time off from work to drive, you will also have a chance for a Saturday on the 17th, if you wouldn’t mind driving to Century BMW in Greenville, SC (29601).

Here is a link to pictures and a link to my long winded blog post about our last year’s drive.

February Breakfast Trip Photos

Parking Lot Shot Parking Lot Shot 2 Egg Tower Parking Lot Shot 3
A crowd gathers in the very chilly predawn darkness in the Food Lion parking lot. The Krispy Kreme doughnuts helped.
Our little Miatas looked slightly out of place in the parking lot of our breakfast spot. Don’t let the sun fool you, it wasn’t any warmer than at the start.
The giant compartmentalized egg shaped tower across the street from Bill & Fran’s keeps the place supplied with egs for scrambling, coffee and orange juice.
After breakfast we all went over to the post office to see if anyone we knew were on the wanted posters.
Parolees Closed Antique Store Open Hardware Store Opera House
Turns out we were all wanted for overeating, so we went across the street to register with our parole officer.
There were plenty of antique stores to shop at, if only they were open.
One place that was open was an old timey hardware store with it’s very own Nobel Prize in Physics.
The opera house wasn’t open either, but if we wanted to hang around for another 10 hours or so we could see the “Philip Myers Project Pet Benefit.”