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BlipShift Track Team

Do you match revs when downshifting into the grocery store parking lot? Does your carpool mate always ask what you just said when you blurt out model names as notable cars go by? When your boss is lecturing you about “Getting on track” do you start thinking about hitting apexes? Yeah? Then you’re already on team blipshift. Now here’s your shirt.

Breakfast, Bowling, Lunch

Date: Saturday, July 20th
Attendees: John and Jackie Nicholls, Kurt and Karen Breitinger, Rudy and Patti Wilmoth,Larry and Rita Garner and Rita’s Mom Fay

Upon arriving at Golden Coral we spotted a Red Miata that didn’t look familiar so decided to check it out. As soon as we saw the dog seated in the passenger seat watching the world go by, we knew the car didn’t belong to a member.

Breitingers and Wilmoths arrived for breakfast which had all the customary breakfast fare and various varieties of French Toast. Banana Nut French with fruit topping was voted best.

Wilmoths departed for parts unknown and the rest headed for the bowling alley where we met up with the Garners and mom Fay who turned out to be quite the bowler.

After 2 hours and 2 games where the ladies taught the gents how it was done, we decided we were ready for more food and headed to Reinhardts for an outside lunch of various seafood. And a good time was had by all.

WRX wrecks Rex


Last time your crew played a game of tag, things didn’t go so well for Rex. Yeah, he’s big, strong and has got power in the back (his breath kinda stinks too), but he all he does is go straight. When you’re playing in the woods, you gotta have grip like you in your WRX.

Tubing Thursday

Racing The Rock: 6 Days at Targa Newfoundland

The folks at Flyin’ Miata took a couple Miatas, prepped them, and then entered them in the Targa Newfoundland in 2011. The first minute or so of this preview made me want to find a way to go out and just enter this event. It was cheaper and easier, but no less exciting, to buy the DVD, so that’s what I did. If you would like to borrow it, let me know and I’ll bring it the next event.


10 Years Ago – July 2003

July Meeting Minutes

Date: Thursday, July 3, 2003
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Sno-Cap Drive In
Members Attending: Bill & Bonnie Baugh, Brian & Donna Bogardus, Leroy Delionbach & Ferris, soon-to-be, Delionbach, Karl Johnson, Jackie & John Nicholls, Gail & Tom Smith, Rudy Wilmoth and Dave Winkler.
Treasurer‘s Report: $592.68

The meeting was called to order at 7:20 PM by the new old President.

Old Business:

  • nada, naught, nil, none, nothing, zilch, zip, zippo

New Business:

  • Upcoming Events.
    • The Pool Party may or may not happen as planned. The water was an unsightly color green and with the Creer‘s vacation plans, it may not get cleaned in time. An email will go out informing everyone if it is a go or no-go. If it doesn‘t happen on the 19TH an alternate date may be selected.
    • Seventh annual Miatas at the Gap is, as always, the last weekend in July.
    • MMM…Time in August will be at the Baskin-Robbins in Evans.
    • Sno-Cap Anniversary is on Saturday the 23RD of August. Our scheduled time is 2-4 PM.
    • The Bug Splat is one week later on the 30TH. Zaxby‘s in Evans will be the starting location again.
  • Impending Nuptials. Congratulations go out to Leroy & Ferris who will be getting married on the Saturday of the Gap weekend. Nice trick Leroy, now you will have a harder time forgetting the important date.
  • September Gap Trip. The middle of September is closer than you think. Make your reservations at the Microtel in Robbinsville for the 12TH and 13TH.
  • Joint Peachtree Rally. Dave & Bobbie Winkler went on another of the Peachtree Overnight trips and had a great time, again. He was approached to arrange a joint venture between our Clubs. They would come over here and spend the night and do some interesting local things on Saturday and Sunday. He doesn’t have a specific weekend that this might occur yet, the Peachtree Club will decide this at their January planning meeting. We need ideas to fill up their stay here, because what they really want to do ain’t gonna happen, visit Augusta National. Your assignment is to think of something that you would take relatives to around the local area if you wanted to impress them. Also, if you could influence the Peachtree Club’s plans and ask them to come a certain weekend because of a special event you would like to show off, what would that be. Get your ideas to Dave at: dwynk@aol.com
  • R-Speed Open House. The 4th Annual Open House at R-speed is Sunday, August 17TH from 10:00 AM until the food or the staff gives out.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM, but nobody left as Rachel from the Sno-Cap wanted to give away some door prizes. The Mopar Club was on the other side of the awning holding their monthly meet and I think we won 3 prizes to their two.

We then spent a few minutes ogling the Smith’s 2003 white Ford Thunderbird. It was so new to them that they hadn’t even removed the hardtop yet. While the shiny new car is good news for them, it is bad news for us. They traded the Miata in on the T-bird, so this was their last Club meeting. Gail said she might try and sneak into an MMM…Time, with the top down, so we wouldn’t notice. I think we would notice, but you guys are welcome to come back and visit anytime, no sneaking is required.