Upcoming Events

8:15 am October B’fast @ Steak and Shake
October B’fast @ Steak and Shake
Oct 19 @ 8:15 am – 9:30 am
11:00 am 2019 Fall Steeplechase @ Bruce's Field
2019 Fall Steeplechase @ Bruce's Field
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
I am offering the Club the use of my rail side spot for this year’s Aiken Fall Steeplechase on Saturday, October 26th. My spot is #262 on the Outside Rail (see map) right at a[...]
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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Sno-Cap Drive-In Annversary

Sno-Cap Drive-In

We had a nice turn out, 7 cars and 10 people, for a last minute announcement, but then again who can resist a long dog with chili and slaw washed down with a root beer float in a frosty mug…apparently not Dave Winkler, Rudy Wilmoth, John & Jackie Nicholls, Dave & Autumn Schumacher, Brian Bogardus, Bill Baugh nor Stacey & Cindy Timmerman.

Pool Party Snaps

Save The Pigs

Seven of us decided to Save the Pigs. John & Jackie Nichols lead the way for Patti & Rudy Wilmoth, Gail & Miller Butler & Dave Winkler.

The weather was perfect for the 45 minute drive to Columbia. We had a quick tour thru downtown Columbia and ended up at the Columbia Fairgrounds for a sampling of food that ranged from Chili to Bread pudding made with Krispy Kreme Donuts. The music was by the Sensational Epics and we listened for awhile. The cool breeze started to get a little cooler so we head home about 9:30. A great event that we might want to add to our calendar for next year.
One quick photo before heading for home

Elmcroft Snaps

Elmcroft's New Sign

I’m thinking Elcroft has a new sign since last time. Am I right?

Obligatory photo of the lined up MX-5 Miatas.

Jackie Nicholls drove the new 4-seat MX-50 Sebring in case extra capacity was needed (and it was.)
Hurry and Wait 1

Partway through our drive we were halted by some road construction.
Hurry and Wait 2

It wasn’t too long before we were on our way again.
New MX-5?

Do I sense a new car in the lame duck First Lady’s future?

Canoeing the Black Waters of the Edisto

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2007
We were 7 at Aiken State Park after May Miatas for Breakfast to enjoy a leisurely and enchanting paddle along the recently improved canoe trail. We saw cypress trees and a dead water snake. We didn’t see much else because we were too busy watching for low-hanging tree branches, half-sunken logs and other crafty treachery designed to distract us from viewing nature.

The temperature was perfect, we were nearly always in shade along the swift and narrow river. It felt a lot like a Miata autocross course, only on water. First rule: look ahead! After a spell, we got into just drifting (as in Fast and Furious: Edisto Drift) by anticipating the hairpin turns and just letting the canoe drift sideways, then pouring on the “gas” to propel us out of the cross current.

In a few spots, the river widened for a truly contemplative experience. It was quiet, and the filtered sunlight reflected like diamonds on the glassy surface of the water.

We passed under the State Park Road bridge where some cyclists were taking a break. They were working much harder than we were, as they urged us to jump in to “cool off.” Before too long we arrived at the take-out dock. We had finished the entire trip in just under 80 minutes. No sweat, no swimming, just fun.

On the way back along US78 toward Aiken, we passed the same cyclists, still working too hard.


David Schumacher