Upcoming Events

all-day No July Meeting @ Nowhere
No July Meeting @ Nowhere
Jul 4 all-day
It is the 4th of July, so NO meeting.
8:00 am Edgefield Cruise-In on the Square @ Sprint (formerly Greg's Gas +)
Edgefield Cruise-In on the Square @ Sprint (formerly Greg's Gas +)
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Sprint/Greg’s Gas Plus at 1295 W Martintown Rd, North Augusta, SC (just north of I-20 off Exit 1) – map We could plan to leave from exit 1 in North Augusta around 8:30 and[...]

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2019 Peach Parade Report

Members Attending: Stacey & Cindy Timmerman, Sarah Acord, Larry & Rita Garner, Margie & Bill Vandermaas, Dennis & Karol Mason, Brian & Donna Bogardus and Glenn Link.

We had 7 cars parked out front of the Airport Grill for breakfast. The 12 of us did as usual and made ourselves at home by rearranging the furniture to line up about 4 tables in a row to eat at. Our orders were taken in the semi-random order of our arrival and the food was delivered in a different semi-random order which was in no relation to when the orders were placed. But, as always, this is not a problem for the Club because the conversation and flowing coffee kept us entertained. The inexpensive and delicious food, plus the capability of the folks there to put up with us, places the Airport Grill at the top of the Masters Miata Club’s Mom & Pop Breakfast spots. Glen and the Garners had other commitments, so they did not join us after breakfast for the drive or the parade.

Stacey had plotted out a different loop for this year’s pre-parade drive and at first it seemed like we were just heading straight to the parade start, only to pass right through the cute little town of Trenton and head east and who knows what other direction to zip around among the local peach orchards. Even though I’m familiar to a lot of roads in the area there were at least a few times I though we turned the wrong way. The Vandermaases probably knew where there were the whole time because at one point we drove right by their house. He ended our drive at the usual Ebenezer Church so we could find out our place in the parade line up. At this point, Sarah parted ways with us to head back home.

Even though Stacey was in communication with the organizers, when he asked our line up number we weren’t on the list. It was determined that they would just add us to the end of the parade. They did have mercy on us though as they vowed to put us at least in front of the horses… Even though we caught a break with the weather, it was only in the 80’s as opposed to the typical 90’s, Donna and I ran our A/C along the 9/10 of a mile route. For all you statistic junkies out there it took us just less than an hour to drive the parade, so our average speed was pretty close 1.0 MPH. During the trip we never left 1st gear, I depressed the clutch pedal roughly 3.8 millions times and we tossed 8 pounds of candy to an adoring crowd.

Afterwards we all found a place to park and headed into the fray of people, port-a-potties, speakers, bands, food vendors and craft booths.

Miata 4 Sale

Stacey Timmerman let me know at breakfast this morning that his neighbor is still trying to sell* his 2015 Miata.

It’s a soft top, automatic transmission, with cloth interior, AM/FM/CD, and comes with a cover. It’s basically like new, 7,200 miles asking $17k. Contact Mike Baggett, cell 803-634-1313.

*might be able to talk him down a bit now…

Every Day is a Winding Road

This is almost too cute for words.

June 6th Dinner Meeting

When: June 6th, 2019

Where: Apizza di Napoli then Pot Smoker BBQ, Aiken

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, Don and Kay Boltz, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Brenda Hays, Glen and Deb Link, Dennis and Karol Mason, Bill and Margie Vandermass (new members), Rolf and Annie Wilms, and Dave and Sue Woomer.

Thanks to Dennis for planning this dinner meeting but with Apizza di Napoli closed (due to a death in the family) Mr. President decided to meet in the parking lot and decide where to go from there. We held a quick meeting there in the parking lot then headed across the street to Pot Smoker BBQ, which was busy and tasty as usual.

Treasurer’s Report: The balance started at $1056.91, and added $20 in dues (Darr & Acord), and deducted $50 for flowers for Rita’s Mom, ending balance is $1026.91.

Club Business:
• The Trenton Peach Parade will occur on June 15th, and we plan to meet at the Airport Grill
(address below) and see what kind of turnout we get and decide if we will go from there. Bring candy to throw to the kids in case we have enough show and decide to participate. Hope to see you there!
• There will be no dinner meeting for July since the first Thursday falls on the 4th.
• We have nothing planned for the July breakfast/drive – anyone want to volunteer to do
• Please remember to RSVP to our events – it makes it difficult for the planner if we don’t
know how many will show – especially for smaller venues. Your RSVP is greatly appreciated, so please don’t forget.

• See Dennis Mason for name tags, if you so desire.
• Club merchandise is available: Pins are $3 each; “Support Vehicle” car magnets are $25
per pair, canvas tote/shopping bag $20 each. The 3” window stickers have come in and are available now.
• Coffee mugs and other items are available from http://www.cafepress.com/masters_miata
Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

15 June Trenton Peach Parade with breakfast at Airport Grill (where we will meet) –

1301 Bettis Academy Rd. Trenton, SC

Stacey Timmerman
20 July Breakfast/Drive – TBD Any takers?
1 Aug Dinner meeting – Shirley suggested Ferrando’s in Aiken
TBD August Bug Splat Brian & Donna Bogardus
1-3 Nov Deals Gap trip Brian & Donna Bogardus

June Meeting

Deb & I enjoyed the meeting and BBQ. Welcome Bill, Margie and Brenda. One thing I enjoy is the club members interest not only in Miatas but cars in general. I’ve been fortunate to own many in various levels of repair and so have lots of our members. See you at the next breakfast, Glenn