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Gas Up The Miata

Quiz:

  1. Who is that actress?
  2. What is this from?
  3. What year Miata is this?

I have a special prize package for the first person to answer all three questions correctly in the comments.

30 Cars in an Afternoon

Friend of the Club and car owner extraordinaire, Hartmut Von Seleen, has invited us,along with the Greenwood Corvette Club, to come check out his 30 car collection of everything from classic 70’s muscle to vintage race cars to modern super cars.

We will meet at 11:30 at Greg’s Gas Plus on Martintown Road just north of Exit 1 of I-20 (map). From there we will drive 50 miles to Greenwood for lunch at Mig’s Pizza Castle (map). At 1:45 we will drive from Mig’s to Hartmut’s house (map) at 110 Amherst Drive, just a few miles away, timing our arrival for 2:00 PM.

Route Map

Join us for some or all the fun, but if you plan on visiting Hartmut’s please RSVP by email to me or Larry or leave a comment below by the 16th of January.

Attending So Far:
Victor Yu
Hal & Trudy Scott
Brian & Donna Bogardus
Larry Garner
Karol & Dennis Mason
Daryl Shipman
Don & Kay Boltz
Kurt Breitinger
Ralf Wilms
Mike & Shirley Dyer
Thomas, Caleb, Jennie Hodges and a plus one
Glenn Link & Deb Tonini

January Meeting Minutes

When: January 3rd, 2019

Where: Tin Lizzy’s, Wahington Rd., Augusta

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry Garner, Thomas and Jennie Hodges, and Dennis and Karol Mason.

Thanks to Dennis for making reservations for tonight’s meeting! – It was hard to make a decision from the menu but once done the food was good!  The Chicken Tortilla Soup was yummy. The members enjoyed chatting and eating before the meeting started. 

Treasurer’s Report: The balance started at $939.95, with income of $510.00, and expenses of $558.04, the ending balance is $891.91.

Club Business:

  • Our new president opened the meeting after dinner. He wanted everyone to know that the third Saturday meeting can be anything you would like, not necessarily breakfast.  Also, if you have anything in mind you would like to plan/do, be it a short drive, a breakfast, a lunch, dinner, something new in town you’d like to see, whatever –  please mention it, we would love to hear your ideas.
  • Dues for the upcoming year are now due!, So please prepare to contribute at the next meeting, and see Mike Dyer to pay them. Thank you for your support!
  • Mike Dyer will send an updated roster of all paid up members to Brian and Dennis.
  • 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.
  • On Jan 19th we plan a drive to Hartmut and Gudrun Von Seelen’s house to see his car collection.  We will leave from Greg’s Gas Plus at Exit 1 in SC at 11am.  Drive to Greenwood and stop for lunch before going to Hartmut’s, to arrive at 2pm.  We need a firm headcount so please RSVP to Larry ASAP.

Ongoing:

  • See Dennis Mason for name tags, if you so desire.
  • Tom and Larry have business cards with the club website to handout to prospective Miata owners that may be interested in joining our club.
  • New 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:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
19 Jan Drive to Greenwood to see Hartmut’s car collection

Meet at Greg’s Gas Plus at exit 1 at 11am

Brian & Donna Bogardus

Larry Garner

7 Feb Dinner meeting – TBD (somewhere in Aiken) Shirley Dyer
16 Feb Third Sat meet-up – TDB Donna Bogardus
7 Mar Dinner meeting – TBD Karol Mason

For Sale

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Free Coffee or Brian & Donna Buy Some Friends

Members Attending: (from left to right) John Haff, Dennis Mason, Larry Garner, Rita Garner, Trudy Scott, Victor Yu, Brian Bogardus, Tom Varallo, Hal Scott, Kurt Breitinger, Karen Breitinger, Karol Mason, and Donna Bogardus

For the past 5 years Donna and I have participated in something called the Moss Motoring Challenge, where we cavort around taking pictures of our Miata with one of us holding a catalog cover while stopped near some sign or some “destination.”

Three years ago one of the challenges was “Coffee Shop with a Friend” which we had procrastinated on all year. So on the last Saturday of 2015, we set up a Club event and advertised free coffee to anyone who would come out and have their picture taken with us. David Adcock and Larry & Rita came out to Ridgecrest Coffee Bar in Aiken.

This year, 2018, when we saw “Coffee with a Friend” on the list of challenges we knew we were going to intentionally procrastinate until the last Saturday of the year and make it another Club event. Our previous spot, Ridgecrest Coffee Bar, had shutdown earlier in the year, so we needed a new meeting spot. Then we remembered the Inner Bean Cafe in Augusta, from a Hal & Trudy breakfast event a couple years ago.

Thanks to all who came out.