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Mar
23
Sat
8:00 am 2019 Optimist’s Club Pancake Bre... @ Sprint (formerly Greg's Gas +)
2019 Optimist’s Club Pancake Bre... @ Sprint (formerly Greg's Gas +)
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
2019 Optimist's Club Pancake Breakfast @ Sprint (formerly Greg's Gas +)
Meet up at 8:00 at Greg’s Gas Plus, 1295 W Martintown Road, North Augusta (Interstate 20, SC Exit 1 – map) then take a short drive to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 1002 Carolina[...]
9:00 am Aiken Spring Steeplechase @ Bruce's Field
Aiken Spring Steeplechase @ Bruce's Field
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aiken Spring Steeplechase @ Bruce's Field
Tom and Sue Varallo have offered the Miata Club the use of their inside rail spot (#471) for the 53rd running of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase, as Tom will be, as usual, helping put on[...]
Apr
4
Thu
6:30 pm April Dinner Meeting @ Pot Smoker BBQ
April Dinner Meeting @ Pot Smoker BBQ
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Pot Smoker BBQ, 340 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, SC 29841 – map www.thepotsmokerbbq.com This the monthly dinner meeting of the premier Miata Club in the CSRA. Come out and have some eats with fellow[...]
Apr
20
Sat
11:00 am Club Spring Picnic @ Outing Club
Club Spring Picnic @ Outing Club
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: The Outing Club in Aiken, SC. The Outing Club is located, appropriately enough, on Outing Club Rd which is off the 118 By-pass about 2 miles from USC Aiken. The entrance gate (33.595227, -81.762587)[...]

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Tyler loves his Porsche 914 and doesn't care what you think

Of all the possible Porsches to inspire Tyler Hauptman’s passion, why on earth is he so enthusiastic about the 914? He’d be happy to tell you, but he’d rather show you. Check out Hauptman’s loud, obnoxious, and charming 1974 Porsche 914 in the latest “Why I Drive” video from Hagerty.

There is a 1973 Porsche 914 for sale right now on Bring a Trailer. Presently it is sitting at $5,000 with 4 days left, but it’ll probably go for 3 or 4 times that in the end. What ever you spend for it, Tyler would approve.


Rotary Spirit

The influence of modified Japanese sports cars found a new high watermark in the car enthusiast community in the 1990s and early 2000s, especially with the younger subset looking for something other than their parents’ favorite European and American fare. A lot of kids were affected by the so-called Gran Turismo era, but very few of them can say they grew up to own one of the halo cars of the era, Mazda’s ultimate send-off to the iconic RX-7: the Spirit R.

See the photoshoot and read more here: https://petro.li/RX7SpiritRGallery
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Strange Cars In A Strange Land In A Strange Time

The cars, American Land Yachts. The land, Jolly Ol’ England. And the time, 1973. Six minutes of a very stylish English gentleman expressing disdain for the use of Detroit Iron to navigate their tiny roads.


1963 TVR Grantua: Eye Candy

Gregorie Desmons has always had a sensitivity to the aesthetic elements of life, and so for him the first impulses to own classic sports cars came from the question of form rather than horsepower. Though many will argue that art following its purest definition shouldn’t be concerned with anything practical like transportation, we all know the truth to be otherwise…

Don’t forget to hit the CC button to get the English subtitles.
(The next one will be in English. I promise.)

See the photoshoot and read more here: https://petro.li/TVRGranturaGallery


One Man Club

Squeeze into Sergiu Topala’s Rover Mini Cooper for a ride around Moldova. Though produced in 1994, his little British box roundly recalls the styling and engineering that made the name so famous in the 1960s, and in keeping with the more modern model year, this Mini is subjected to long road trips and anything else that one might do in a normal car, albeit one with no air-conditioning or power steering.

Don’t forget to hit the CC button to get the English subtitles.


Whiz Kids

Driving fun cars with your friends is, by no stretch of definition, time well spent. Being able to do so while you’re in high school and can say that your first car wasn’t a typical five-speed automatic Corolla only makes it better, but owning half-century-old baby Brits like Daniel Harrison’s 1958 MGA and Daniel Hornstrand’s 1962 Austin Mini Cooper isn’t simple.


NC Miata on the Nürburgring

Sit back, relax, and watch a Koenigsegg test driver run a 7:37 lap of the Nordschleife in his Miata NC. It is 2007 2.0 NC that has been modified for racing and you can read the list of modifications on the YouTube page. Watch the the vertical bar gauges on the right and see how often he is on full gas and rarely touches the brakes.


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