Upcoming Events

6:30 pm October Dinner Meeting @ TBA
October Dinner Meeting @ TBA
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This is the monthly dinner meeting of the premier Miata Club in the CSRA. Come out and have some eats with fellow Miata owners. Either before, during or after we will have a short business[...]
8:00 am Tail of the Dragon Weekend @ The Gap
Tail of the Dragon Weekend @ The Gap
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – Nov 3 @ 8:00 am
The “event” hotel is the Quality Inn & Suites in Robbinsville, NC. The rooms are small and it is kind of pricey for what you get, but it is luxurious compared some of the other[...]

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10 Years Ago This Month

Phollow The Photo Rally

Date: February 27, 1999
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: Andy Jones Mazda
Members Present: Barbara Blatter, Brian Bogardus, Donna Bogardus, Karen Breitinger, Jim Creer, Judy Creer, Wes Garin, Susan Harrison, Kris Kaufman, Ron Kaufman, Stephanie Kaufman, Sean Kelly, Russ Schwalbert, Cheryl Van Horn, Ernest Van Horn, Anita Wylds and Brian Wynne.

Each team leader was given a picture of a famous landmark. The object of the rally was for each team to decide where the landmark was located, go to that location, and from there find the next clue, which led to the next landmark, etc. The only photo that was the same for all three groups was the last photo, which was a picture of the restaurant at which we were to eat: The Boll Weevil.

The club members were separated into three teams, since there were three routes. Because the photo clues were from Augusta & North Augusta and not everyone was from around there, Brian B. picked a team leader based a person’s volunteered local knowledge. Brian W. was chosen for Loop A, Jim Creer was the leader for Loop B, and Susan Harrison was the Loop C coordinator.

After eating and storytelling we headed out behind the restaurant to a big concrete pad for a group photo. Jim directed us where to park and once we were all settled, he decided the sun was wrong. So we got back into our cars to do an unorderly about face. The photo below is a candid shot by Donna as we waited for our director to get his framing just perfect.

Photo Rally

10 Years Ago This Month

6th Anniversary Dinner

Date: January 30, 1999
Time: 4:45 PM
Place: B. C. Davenports’ in North Augusta
Members Present: Judy Arrowood, Nicholas Arrowood, Zachary Arrowood, Brian Bogardus, Donna Bogardus, Karen Breitinger, David Brock, Noel Brock, Jim Creer, Judy Creer, Hilda Delionbach, Leroy Delionbach, Jill Dobson, Wes Garin, John Haff, Carol Haff, Susan Harrison, Kris Kaufman, Ron Kaufman, Stephanie Kaufman, Jennifer Kelly, Sean Kelly, Kermit Laney, Mary Ann Laney, Jean Schwalbert, Russ Schwalbert, Cindy Timmerman, Stacey Timmerman, Cheryl Van Horn, Ernest Van Horn, Brian Wynne.

Brian W. had arranged for a representative from Andy Jones to bring a ‘99 Miata to the restaurant so we could ooh and ahh over it, ask questions and maybe drive it around the block. Around the appointed time we think we saw the car drive in a driveway next door to the restaurant. Then it was spotted again driving by slow, like they were looking for us. For whatever reason, they never did make it for dinner.

There were three tables for ten set up for us in the back room. With a little help from us it was turned into festive place to eat. Jill brought some fresh ivy from home for centerpieces. She also brought 5 different color candles for the tables to represent the various Miata colors. Jim C. brought a display board with pictures from past club events along with some scrapbooks. Ernest printed out, on a big sheet of paper, information from Miata.Net on the tenth anniversary Miata. We even had balloons tied to the Men‘s Room door.

Everyone ordered from the menu and we enjoyed each other’s company. Afterward, the club members were instructed to feel underneath their chairs for the drawing of door prizes. Those that had pictures of cars either received a free oil change or a car detail (from Andy Jones). Others had pictures of various parts of the car or pictures of restaurant logos. All door prizes were distributed to the lucky winners and then the fabulous cake was served as dessert.

The most exciting part of the whole evening was the splitting of the check. Davenports has a hard and fast rule, all parties over eight are on one ticket with a 20% gratuity added. At least they were kind enough to break it into a check for each of the 3 tables and not just give us one big one for 31. On the top of each check was the total, tip included, then next to each item ordered was the price, without the tip. So not only did you have to figure out what you ordered and add it up, you also had to figure in the 20% tip. Then you had to make change of your twenty from your neighbors who then had to make change from somebody else, sheesh.

We had two new members join the club, Wes Garin (black/tan) and Susan Harrison (yellow). Hope to see them both out for other events.