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Parade Laps at Carolina Motorsports Park

Where: McDonald’s Exit 22 off I-20 in SC – map

Assemble EARLY at the McDonald’s parking lot because we will leave PROMPTLY at 8:30 AM, and plan to arrive between 10:00 and 10:30. We will not be taking a “scenic route” to CMP near Kershaw, SC, rather we will be driving straight on I-20 to US 601 to the track.

We will enjoy approx 8 laps on the 2.2 mile track with 14 turns thanks to Club member John Haff. Our parade laps will be during “lunchtime”, sometime between 1100 AM and noon. We will need to sign liability waivers before being allowed on the track. No special vehicle equipment, e.g., roll bars/cages, fire extinguishers, no fire suits or helmets will be required for drivers or passengers. We will be staging in the paddock area for the laps, and will be directed there by track staff. Don’t forget to display whatever Club regalia you have, car magnets, logoed shirts/caps, jackets, pins, etc.

There will be no charge for the laps or to stay for the day, but you may, if you wish, donate $10.00 per car to the fund for children’s Christmas Toys, that National Auto Sport Association (NASA), supports. You are welcome to stay the day (also no charge); there will be concessions (to purchase lunch etc), and an evening BBQ (also no charge). All in all, sounds like a wonderful day!

PLEASE let me know by noon on Thursday if you are planning to attend – my cell phone number is 803-640-2406 if you want to call or text, or email, or go oldskool and leave message on my home answering machine 803-648-7374.

April Breakfast

Where: Ridgecrest Coffee Bar – map

Didn’t get enough of the muffins and coffee two weeks ago, come on by and try a panini (or vice versa.) If the food and company aren’t enough to bring you out of the house on Saturday, April 15th, Bob promises he’ll do your taxes for free while you wait (as long as you let him keep the refund.)

Event Coordinator: Bob Tarrant 803-270-4774

Breakfast Etiquette:
Order Breakfast
Sit Where We Fit
Tip your Waitstaff
Defer to Regulars

April Dinner Meeting Minutes

When: April 13, 2017, 2017

Where: Old McDonald Fish Camp, North Augusta, SC

Who: David and Ellie Brock, Brian and Donna Bogardus, John and Teri Bozzarello, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, John Haff, Dennis and Karol Mason, Daryl Shipman and Sherry Moore, Bob and Pat Tarrant, Tom Varallo, Rudy and Patti Wilmoth, Ralf and Annie Wilms, and Dave and Sue Woomer.

Old McDonald Fish Camp was a rustic, family owned restaurant that serves all types of fish, shrimp, and some unusual options like Gator, and some excellent Grits and Hush Puppies. All very good!

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1540.74, with no additions, nor subtractions.

  • Brian found an old Invoice for static cling Master’s Miata stickers (the ones that keep their colors), so a vote was taken to approve spending money from the treasury to purchase 100 clings. 13 votes to approve.
  • John Haff mentioned that Ms. Anita Wylds, who is a Master’s Miata founding member, is still in serious condition in the burn unit at Doctors Hospital after a nitrogen leak at Xytex where she worked. All present at this meeting agreed that we should send flowers as soon as she can receive them. John agreed to purchase ($50-$60) and have them sent to her and bill the club.

Ongoing:

  • Tom has some business cards with the club website; to give to people who own Miata’s that may be interested in joining. See Tom if you would like some.
  • See Dennis for name-tags…..Dennis has or will be making tags for Dick Larson, Don & Cheri Bozzarello.
  • Coffee mugs and other items are available from CafePress
  • Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

Club Business:

  • Two things will be going on tomorrow, Saturday 15 April:
    • Bob Tarrant will host the club breakfast at Ridgecrest Coffee Bar in Aiken at 8:30 am.
    • Hooters (on Washington Rd in Augusta) will have a “Cruze-in”, hosted by Road Angels, from 1-4 pm. Cars displayed (like Coffee and Cars), display yours too! No charge to display or view.
  • Parade Laps at Carolina Motor Sports 6-7 May hosted by John Haff. On Saturday, 6 May, we will meet at McDonalds at Exit 22 off I-20 and depart from there at 8:30 am. We must be at Carolina Motor Sports at 11:00 to line up and sign releases, etc. in order to do the Parade Laps. We will enjoy approx 8 laps on the 2.2 mile track with 14 turns. There will be no charge for the laps or to stay for the day, but you may, if you wish, donate $10.00 per car to the fund for children’s Christmas Toys, that National Auto Sport Association (NASA), supports. You are welcome to stay the day (also no charge); there will be concessions (to purchase lunch etc), and an evening BBQ (also no charge). All in all, sounds like a wonderful day!
  • If you have not paid your membership dues please make them. Of 80 members on the rolls we have 20 paid up. Please check with Mike Dyer if you are unsure if you’ve paid. Thank you for your support!

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
15 April Club Bkst/Brunch – Ridgecrest Coffee Bar, Aiken  8:30 Bob Tarrant
27-30 April Miata’s at Myrtle Beach XI More Info  
4 May Cinco de Mayo Dinner Meeting – Mi Rancho (8th & Reynolds) downtown Augusta  6:30 pm Dennis Mason
6-7 May Carolina Motor Sports (Parade Laps) John Haff
20 May Breakfast – TBD Victor Yu
31 May – 4 June Zoomin’ in the Mountains of E. Tennessee
ZTMOET  or Facebook
Tri-Cities Miata
1 June Dinner meeting – TBD Karol Mason
17 June Breakfast at Airport Grill, N. Augusta and drive to participate in the Trenton Peach Parade Stacey Timmerman
6 July No Dinner Meeting!  
15 July Breakfast – TBD Larry & Rita Garner
3 August Dinner Meeting and ‘get together’ with the Corvette Club Daryl Shipman & Tom Varello
19 August Breakfast – Sunrise Grill, North Augusta Tom Varello
21 August Total Eclipse of the Sun at approx. 2:25 pm, anyone interested will meet for a drive to Columbia, SC 
More info to come….
Larry Garner
TBD some Saturday in September ‘Gimmic (style) Rally’ – TBD John Bozzarello
7 September Dinner Meeting – TBD Shirley Dyer
16 September Breakfast – TBD Annie Wilms
16-17 September Wanna Go Fast – N. GA Mountains More info  
5 October Dinner – Variety, Aiken  
21 October Lunch picnic – Private Club BobTarrant
2 November Dinner Meeting – TBD Dave & Sue Woomer
3-5 November Leaf Peeping  – Deals Gap Brian & Donna Bogardus
18 November Breakfast – TBD Daryl Shipman & Sherry Moore
TBD December Club Christmas party Karol Mason/Patti Wilmoth/Rita Garner
3 February 2018 Masters Miata Club 25th Anniversary – TBD Karol Mason/Rita Garner

May Cars & Coffee

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Where: In front of the Columbia County Exhibition Center at 212 Partnership Dr in Grovetown, GA. Take exit 190 off I-20 and turn left onto Horizons S Parkway. Turn left like you are going to Walmart and drive on by further down that road. – map

An informal gathering of gearheads and their machines. Its a car show with no entry fees, no categories, no judges, no hassles, just come out and show off your ride. Facebook Page

Quatro de Mayo Dinner Meeting – Mi Rancho’s Downtown Augusta

Where: Mi Rancho’s Downtown Augusta – map

Join us on Cinco de Mayo Eve for Mexican food on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta.

You know the drill, show up, chat and eat, then somebody says a few words about what we did & what we might do. This month the Treasurer will give his report wearing a sombrero.

Event Coordinator: Dennis Mason 706-651-9333