Sunday, December 28, 2008

Welcome to new members:

Kevin H. of St. Albert, and;
Garry & Frances E of Wainwright

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Candy Cane Lane / Legislature Grounds / Bright Nights Tour

Saturday, December 20th is the Candy Cane Lane / Alberta Legislature grounds / Bright Nights Tour.

We'll meet at the Second Cup, located at 8902 - 149 Street NW, at 6:30pm. After allowing you some time to obtain hot beverages to sustain you on this 16.5km drive, we'll leave at 7:00pm.

First stop is Candy Cane Lane (148 Street between 92 & 100 Avenues), then Alberta's Legislature grounds, ending up at Hawrelak Park. The first two attractions are free, Bright Nights is $20/car (new basic price for 2008). If you wish to leave the tour here, that's okay, but if you do the Bright Nights loop, please remember to bring a donation for the Edmonton Food Bank.

Miata attendance is not mandatory, however, they will be given preference at the head of the line.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Welcome to new member:

Eric B of Edmonton

Friday, November 21, 2008

Welcome to new members:

Darryl & Donna R of Sherwood Park, and;
Emile & Diana St. G of Edmonton.

The joined at the November club meeting -- the last of 2008 -- remember, there's no meeting in December!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Welcome to new members:

Peter & Eirene B of Sherwood Park

They bring a former club member's car back into the club.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Meeting / Event Reminder

The October club meeting is Thursday, October 16 at 7:00pm in the 2nd floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park. The Volume 14, Issue 11 Miata Musings newsletter will be available for pickup at the meeting.

The next (and last) event of 2008 is the Fall "Burn Some Wood" Cookout on Sunday, October 19 at James & Susan P.'s house located at 145 Jidaro Valley, SE of Sherwood Park.

To find it, from Edmonton, take Whitemud Drive east to the city limits, cross Highway 216 (Anthony Henday Drive) and continue east on what becomes Highway 628 for four miles (the north-south Range Roads are spaced on the mile) until you get to Highway 21. Continue east on what becomes Township Road 522 for another two miles until you come to a right-hand curve, which transitions you heading south on Range Road 224. Continue south for approximately one mile until you come to the first entrance to Jidaro Valley on your left (there are two, it really doesn’t matter which you take). Turn into the subdivision and continue on the loop until you find 145 (on your left if you’ve turned in at the first entrance).

The event is a simple one…enjoy the outdoors, eat, drink (don’t drink and drive), and be merry with fellow club members. Pets are welcome. The fire will start at 1:30pm. BYOB, food, etc…and James will supply the all the wood we could want – a side-effect of owning a very treed acreage lot.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Welcome to new members:

Richard & Cynthia C. of Edmonton, and;
Orest & Lesia P. of Sherwood Park.

Two new Miatas, bringing the club up to 125 Memberships comprising 226 people.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Meeting Reminder

This month's club meeting is Thursday, September 18 at 7:00PM in the 2nd floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park.

The October newsletters have been mailed a little early so that EVERYBODY has up-to-date event information for the Fall Colours Run, our last two remaining autoslaloms and season-ending lapping day, and the Fall "Burn Some Wood" Cookout in October.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Autoslaloms & Lapping Day

Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, October 5 are Events #4 & #5, both at C.F.B. Edmonton, capping off our five-event season.

If you didn't register for gate entry for the August date via either Richard or Andrew, or are making a change (car, guests, etc...), you'll need to contact Andrew (via his e-mail address on the back page of the newsletter) no later than September 18 (for the September 27 event) or September 25 (for the October 5 event).
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As an added bonus, we're combining again with the Edmonton Z-Car Club, Northern Alberta BMW Club, and Polar Region - Porsche Club of America for a second lapping day at Stratotech Park, across the river from Fort Saskatchewan, on Saturday, October 11. Stay tuned to the forum post for breaking information and keep in touch with Andrew.

Hope to see you at all three events...even if you just come out to spectate.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

August 24 Autoslalom Photos

Some photos from today's Autoslalom. Click the image below to view the album.

Friday, August 22, 2008

August 24 Autoslalom - Course Setup

A reminder for those wishing to help with course setup and/or registration and tech inspection, we can get gate access at C.F.B. Edmonton at 7:30am on Sunday. Doug and I will be heading off to Ron's house to pickup the trailer with pylons, tent, etc...and will be back as soon as possible, but in the interim, those arriving at the base can already empty their cars, help Andrew with the waivers / entry forms, and be ready for cone-slinging when we return.

Bring sun-screen and plenty to drink -- the humidex is forecast to be +33 Celsius. Doug K. of the EZCC will be there with the BBQ for lunch again.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Welcome to new members:

Nick & Shelley B of St. Albert;
Jahnes B & Dia B of Medicine Hat;
Andy L of Edmonton;
Geoff R & Marie C of Edmonton, and;
Art & Margaret W of Sherwood Park.

Five new Miatas, bringing the club up to 121 Memberships comprising 221 people.

The club now spans from Victoria, Qualicum Beach, Kelowna, and Rossland in British Columbia;

Saskatoon and Tisdale in Saskatchewan, and;

Alberta Beach, Antler Lake, Ardrossan, Beaumont, Bonnyville, Camrose, Carvel, Devon, Edmonton, Edson, Fort McMurray, Fort Saskatchewan, Grande Prairie, Leduc, Medicine Hat, Peace River, Red Deer, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Vegreville, and Wetaskiwin in Alberta.

Phew...we're getting big.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

August Meeting Reminder

Remember that Thursday, August 21 is our meeting night.

7:00pm in the 2nd floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park (983 Fir Street -- just off Wye Road / Sherwood Park Freeway). The September issue of the Miata Musings newsletter will be available for pickup (as well as at Sunday's autoslalom) afterwards they'll be in the mail.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Autocross August 24 - Namao

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event is now CLOSED. Due to security restrictions at the site, we can no longer accept new registrations for this event.


Our first Namao Autocross of the year is coming up. Registration is now open. Please send the registration information to Richard Dekker, as per the contact information below.

PLEASE NOTE - although the websites state to send registration information to Andrew Searle, he is on vacation and won't be able to process the information, so send to Richard.

Registration/Payment Details:
This event has a cap of 30 drivers per day.
Cost for the event is outlined a bit further below.
Pre-registration is required. As in past years, Namao is a military facility and as such strict security requirements are in place. You will need to send in your registration information for all participants and spectators. Details are below.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION REQUIRED

All participants must supply the following information:
- Participant Name
- Participant Driver's License Number
- Car Make, Model, Year, and Color
- Car Licence Plate and Province of Registration
- Car VIN #
Participants are defined as all competing drivers, whether you run in your car or not. If you are driving someone else's car, please provide the above information as well for each driver.

All spectators must supply the following information:
- Participant Name
- Car Make, Model, Year, and Color
- Car Licence Plate and Province of Registration

IMPORTANT - Registration information has to be sent to Richard by midnight of Thursday August 14th. Regardless of whether you are pre-paying, paying the day of, or are just a spectator, I need the registration information.

COSTS

Club Members:
$30/day

Non-Members:
$40/day

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. We run rain or shine!
There are no costs to spectators.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Registration: e-mail Richard Dekker (contact information below)

For information on how to get to the base please go here:

Namao Directions

Other event information can be found here:

http://canadiannationalmiataclub.yuku.com/topic/2003/t/Griesbach-Namao-Slalom-Map-Slalom-Info.html

or

http://www.nk.ca/~zcar/pages/autox08.html

Please send registration information to:

Richard Dekker
rtdekker at shaw dot ca (replace at and dot with the correct symbols to get the e-mail address)
780-435-1196

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Who Are We?

We are the members of the Wild Rose Miata Club, living in the Edmonton area, who have organized to enjoy the modern day classic Mazda MX-5 Miata!

Benefits of Membership

Unlike other sports car clubs, we do not focus on any one type of activity. The mission of the club is... the fun and enjoyment of owning and driving the Miata ... as well as other social functions. We have technical sessions to learn more about the Miata and its care, as the club is the best resource for information about your car.

Our newsletter is published monthly from Jan through November to keep our members informed of all the latest news, information, and upcoming events in the club.

Membership

Membership is just CDN$20 per year and entitles you to four issues of Miata Musings, member discounts at local dealers, service shops, aftermarket retailers, and much, much more. Follow the instructions on the application form... that's all there is to it.

Club Executive

Our club executive is listed on the Contact Us page.

Mazda Service Centres (with Mazda Master Technicians)

Business: Gary Moe Mazda
Address: 37569 Hwy 2 South Road, Red Deer, AB
Phone: 403-348-8882
Contact: Barb Speelman
Discount Details: 15% off Parts & 10% off Labour

Business: Park Mazda
Address: 983 Fir Street, Sherwood Park, AB
Phone: 780-464-0668
Contact: Ross Wiesner
Discount Details: 15% off Parts & Labour

Business: Weber Mazda
Address: 5455 Calgary Trail South NW
Edmonton, AB
Phone: 780-436-9970
Contact: Litrice Hofflin
Discount Details: 10% off Parts & Labour

Genuine Mazda Parts & Accessories

Business: Gary Moe Mazda
Address: 37569 Hwy 2 South Road, Red Deer, AB
Phone: 403-348-8882
Contact: Barb Speelman
Discount Details: 15% off Parts & Accessories

Business: Park Mazda
Address: 983 Fir Street, Sherwood Park, AB
Phone: 464-0668
Contact: Peter Braams
Discount Details: 15% off Parts & Accessories

Business: Weber Motors
Address: 5455 Calgary Trail South NW, Edmonton, AB
Phone: 780-436-9970
Contact: Graham Clarke
Discount Details: 10% off Parts & Accessories

Tires & Wheels

Business: Fastech Tire
Address: 4726 - 97 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
Phone: 780-435-4449
Email:
Contact: Cal Heitt / Sheldon Heitt / Devin Neufeldt
Discount Details: 10% off Tires

Business: Tirecraft
Address: 110 - 12 Inglewood Drive, St Albert, AB
Phone: 780-458-5884
Email:
Contact: Don Meier
Discount Details: 10% off Tires

General Automotive Services

Business: Tirecraft
Address: 110 - 12 Inglewood Drive, St Albert AB
Phone: 780-458-5884
Email:
Contact: Don Meier
Discount Details: 10% off Alignments

Windshield Replacement / Chip or Crack Repair

Business: Apple Auto Glass
Address: 10640 - 169 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
Phone: 780-455-3232
Email:
Contact: Betty-Anne Dugan
Discount Details: 10% off Parts & Labour

Everything Else - Edmonton

Business: Aero Car Parts
Address: 7304 - 50 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
Phone: 780-440-6017, Toll Free 888-440-6017
Email: rick@aerocarparts.net
Contact: Rick Schumacker
Discount Details: 20% off regular items, 5-10% off sale items

Business: Art Wear
Address: #1 - 14220 Yellowhead Trail NW, Edmonton, AB
Phone: 780-451-1717
Email:
Contact: Brad Foster
Discount Details: No Art Fees on All Club Logo Embroidery

Business: Dash Distributors
Address: 4606 - 99th Street NW, Edmonton, AB
Phone: 780-409-9222
Email:
Contact:
Discount Details: 20% to 40% Off Parts (Item Dependent)

Business: Dash Distributors
Address: 16027 - 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
Phone: 780-451-9013
Email:
Contact:
Discount Details: 20% to 40% Off Parts (Item Dependent)

Business: Pit Lane Scale Models
Address: PO Box 38044, Country Hills PO, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-274-5578
Email: harriet@pitlanemodels.com
Contact: Harriet Young
Discount Details: 10% Off (All orders MUST list "Miata Club" in the comments for the 10% discount to apply)

Business: Mi Casa Market
Address: 2910 Ellwood Drive SW, Edmonton, AB
Phone: 780-466-3323
Contact: Patty Salazar
Discount Details: 5% Off All Regularly Priced Items

Business: Young's Optical
Address: 11650A - 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
Phone: 780-451-4988
Email:
Contact: Barbara Versteeg
Discount Details: 10% off Glasses & Sunglasses

Business: Sublime Wines
Address: #104, 160 Broadway Boulevard, Sherwood Park, AB
Phone: 780-467-WINE
Email:
Contact: Ian Searle
Discount Details: 10% off Wine, Beer, and Select Spirits

Contact

Club Questions

Club questions should be directed to Richard, Club President via email.

Website Questions

Questions about the website, or website problems, should be directed to
Jim, Club Webmaster.

Executive of Club

Please feel free to contact the Club Executive, made up of the following members:
Richard - President, Membership Director, Newsletter Editor, Slave
Andrew - Motorsports Director
Martin - Events Director
Gary - Technical Director
Jim - Webmaster

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Next Club Meeting
Thursday, Jan 17th, 2008 at 7:00pm at Park Mazda, 983 Fir Street, Sherwood Park, AB

Regular Meetings

17Jan
21Feb
20Mar
17Apr
15May

Limitation of Liability: The Club accepts no liability for any information contained on this website or in the pages that make up this website, or injury or damages resulting from the use of this information. The ideas, opinions, maintenance, or modification tips expressed on this website are to be used at the reader's discretion. Individual contributors and/or the editors express no approval, authentication, or endorsement.

Canadian Miata Specifications - Mark 2 (1999-2000+)

Mark 2 (1999-2000+)

Engine: 1.8 litre Inline-4 DOHC engine with OBD-III

* 1839cc Displacement
* 9.4:1 Compression ratio
* 140 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
* 119 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm

Manual Tranmissions:
5 speed manual transmission

* 1st 3.136
* 2nd 1.888
* 3rd 1.330
* 4th 1.000
* 5th 0.814
* Reverse 3.758
* Final drive 4.300
* Torsen (type II) Limited Slip Differential available with Leather Package

6 speed manual transmission (only with 1999 LE and 2000 SE)

* 1st 3.760
* 2nd 2.269
* 3rd 1.645
* 4th 1.257
* 5th 1.000
* 6th 0.843
* Reverse 3.564
* Final drive 3.909
* Torsen (type II) Limited Slip Differential standard

Automatic Tranmissions: 4 speed automatic transmission

* 1st 2.450
* 2nd 1.450
* 3rd 1.000
* 4th 0.730
* Reverse 2.220
* Final drive 4.100

Brakes:

* 10.0" diameter ventilated front discs
* 9.88" diameter rear discs
* ABS available with Leather Package, 1999 LE and 2000 SE

Steering:

* Ratio 15.0:1 power-assisted
* 2.7 turns lock to lock power-assisted

Fuel:

* Regular unleaded (89 octane)
* 48.0 litres capacity
* 9.7L / 100 km (manual) or 10.5L / 100 km (automatic) City
* 7.4L / 100 km (manual) or 7.5L / 100 km (automatic) Highway

Wheels:

* 14 x 6 Alloy
* 15 x 6 Alloy with Leather Package
* 15 x 6 Polished Alloy on 1999 LE and 2000 SE

Tires:

* 185-60-R14
* 195-50-R15 with Leather Package, 1999 LE and 2000 SE

Curb Weight:

* 1999: 1032 kg / 2273 lbs (manual)
* 2000: ?

Canadian Miata Specifications - Mark 1B (1996-1997)

Mark 1B (1996-1997)

Engine: 1.8 litre Inline-4 DOHC engine with OBD-II

* 1839cc Displacement
* 9.0:1 Compression ratio
* 133 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
* 114 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm

Manual Tranmissions: 5 speed manual transmission

* 1st 3.136
* 2nd 1.888
* 3rd 1.330
* 4th 1.000
* 5th 0.814
* Reverse 3.758
* Final drive 4.100
* Torsen (type II) Limited Slip Differential available with Leather Package and 1997 LE

Automatic Tranmissions: 4 speed automatic transmission

* 1st 2.458
* 2nd 1.458
* 3rd 1.000
* 4th 0.720
* Reverse 2.400
* Final drive 4.100

Brakes:

* 10.0" diameter ventilated front discs
* 9.88" diameter rear discs
* ABS available with Leather Package

Steering:

* Ratio 15.0:1 power-assisted
* 2.8 turns lock to lock power-assisted

Fuel:

* Regular unleaded (89 octane)
* 48.0 litres capacity
* 10.2L / 100 km (manual) or 10.6L / 100 km (automatic) City
* 7.4L / 100 km (manual) or 7.7L / 100 km (automatic) Highway

Wheels:

* 14 x 6 Alloy
* 15 x 6 Alloy on 1997 LE

Tires:

* 185-60-R14
* 195-50-R15 on 1997 LE

Curb Weight:

* 1996: 1014 kg / 2236 lbs (manual) or 1044 kg / 2302 lbs (automatic)
* 1997: 1014 kg / 2236 lbs (manual) or 1044 kg / 2302 lbs (automatic)

Canadian Miata Specifications - Mark 1A (1994-1995)

Mark 1A (1994-1995)

Engine: 1.8 litre Inline-4 DOHC engine

* 1839cc Displacement
* 9.0:1 Compression ratio
* 128 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
* 110 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm

Manual Tranmissions: 5 speed manual transmission

* 1st 3.136
* 2nd 1.888
* 3rd 1.330
* 4th 1.000
* 5th 0.814
* Reverse 3.758
* Final drive 4.100
* Torsen (type I) Limited Slip Differential available with Leather Package

Automatic Tranmissions: 4 speed automatic transmission

* 1st 2.458
* 2nd 1.458
* 3rd 1.000
* 4th 0.720
* Reverse 2.400
* Final drive 4.100

Brakes:

* 10.0" diameter ventilated front discs
* 9.88" diameter rear discs
* ABS available with Leather Package

Steering:

* Ratio 15.0:1 power-assisted, 18.0:1 non-assisted
* 2.8 turns lock to lock power-assisted, 3.3 non-assisted

Fuel:

* Regular unleaded (89 octane)
* 48.0 litres capacity
* 10.8L / 100 km City
* 8.2L / 100 km Highway

Wheels:

* 14 x 5½ Steel
* 14 x 6 Alloy

Tires:

* 185-60-R14

Curb Weight:

* 1994: ? kg / ? lbs (manual) or ? kg / ? lbs (automatic)
* 1995: 1040 kg / 2293 lbs (manual) or 1070 kg / 2359 lbs (automatic)

Canadian Miata Specifications - Mark 1

Mark 1 (1990-1993)

Engine: 1.6 litre Inline-4 DOHC engine

* 1597cc Displacement
* 9.4:1 Compression ratio
* 116 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
* 100 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm

Manual Tranmissions: 5 speed manual transmission

* 1st 3.136
* 2nd 1.888
* 3rd 1.330
* 4th 1.000
* 5th 0.814
* Reverse 3.758
* Final drive 4.300
* Viscous Limited Slip Differential available with 1991 LE, 1992 SE & LE and 1993 SE & LE

Automatic Tranmissions: 4 speed automatic transmission (available commencing mid-1991)

* 1st 2.814
* 2nd 1.541
* 3rd 1.000
* 4th 0.720
* Reverse ?
* Final drive 4.300

Brakes:

* 9.3" diameter ventilated front discs
* 9.1" diameter rear discs
* ABS available on 1993 LE

Steering:

* Ratio 15.0:1 power-assisted, 18.0:1 non-assisted
* 2.8 turns lock to lock power-assisted, 3.3 non-assisted

Fuel:

* Regular unleaded (89 octane)
* 45.0 litres capacity
* 9.7L / 100 km (manual) or 10.2L / 100 km (automatic) City
* 7.1L / 100 km (manual or 7.8L / 100 km (automatic) Highway

Wheels:

* 14 x 5½ Steel
* 14 x 5½ Alloy
* 14 x 6 BBS Alloy on 1993 LE

Tires:

* 185-60-R14

Curb Weight:

* 1990: 955 kg / 2105 lbs (manual)
* 1991: 955 kg / 2105 lbs (manual) or ? kg / ? lbs (automatic)
* 1992: 964 kg / 2125 lbs (manual) or 1002 kg / 2209 lbs (automatic)
* 1993: 964 kg / 2125 lbs (manual) or 1002 kg / 2209 lbs (automatic)

Canadian Miata Specifications - 2000

2000

? Miatas sold in 2000.

Colours:

* Classic Red (SU)
* Twilight Blue Mica (12K)
* White (PT)
* Grace Green Mica (18J)
* Brilliant Black (PZ)
* Highlight Silver Metallic (18G)
* Evolution Orange Mica (18K)
* Mahogany Mica (23E) Special Edition - 250 models produced (non-number series) - January production

Packages:
All colours: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, PW, PL, AM/FM/CD stereo with 2 speakers, dual air-bags, black cloth seats, black soft-top. Available with or without hard-top.

Leather Package available with Twilight Blue Mica, Grace Green Mica and Brilliant Black only: 15" Alloy wheels, PS, PM, PW, PL, Bose AM/FM/Cassette deck + CD player and 4 speakers, tan leather seats, tan interior trim, cruise control, Nardi 3-spoke steering wheel, scuff plates, wind blocker, ABS, Torsen LSD, dual air-bags, tan soft-top. Available with or without hard-top.

Mahogany Mica SE only: 15" polished alloy wheels, 6-speed transmission, PS, PM, PW, PL, Bose AM/FM/Cassette deck + CD player and 4 speakers, beige leather seats, beige interior trim, cruise control, wooden Nardi 3-spoke steering wheel, wood Nardi shift knob, wood hand brake handle, woodgrain centre console, white gauge faces, scuff plates, wind blocker, ABS, Torsen LSD, dual air-bags, beige soft-top, aero-sport package (front air dam, side skirts, and rear spoiler). Available with or without hard-top. Two distinctive coloured keys.

Particulars:
Power locks and windows become standard equipment on all Miatas.

Spotting tips:
The only clue will be whether or not a base model has power locks and windows (unless it's Orange). Leather package cars will be indistinguishable.

Canadian Miata Specifications - 1999

1999

922 Miatas sold from March to December 1998, ? Miatas sold in 1999.

Colours:

* Classic Red (SU)
* Twilight Blue Mica (12K)
* White (PT)
* Grace Green Mica (18J)
* Brilliant Black (PZ)
* Highlight Silver Metallic (18G)
* Sapphire Blue Mica (20P) "10th Anniversary" Limited Edition - 150 models produced (worldwide numbered series) - 1999 production

Packages:
All colours: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, AM/FM/CD stereo with 2 speakers, dual air-bags, black cloth seats, black soft-top. Available with or without hard-top.

Leather Package available with Twilight Blue Mica, Grace Green Mica and Brilliant Black only: 15" Alloy wheels, PS, PM, PW, PL, Bose AM/FM/Cassette deck + CD player and 4 speakers, tan leather seats, tan interior trim, cruise control, Nardi 3-spoke steering wheel, scuff plates, wind blocker, ABS, Torsen LSD, dual air-bags, tan soft-top. Available with or without hard-top.

Sapphire Blue LE only: 15" polished alloy wheels, Bilstein shocks, front shock tower brace, 6-speed transmission, PS, PM, PW, PL, Bose AM/FM/Cassette deck + CD player and 4 speakers, blue suede & black leather seats, blue interior trim, cruise control, two-tone Nardi 3-spoke steering wheel, two-tone Nardi shift knob, scuff plates, wind blocker, ABS, Torsen LSD, dual air-bags, blue soft-top, "10th Anniversary" badging with serial number on front fenders, aero-sport package (front air dam, side skirts, and rear spoiler). Available with or without hard-top. Special commemorative 10th Anniversary owner's gift set including men's & ladies' wristwatches, key chain, diecast 1:43 scale car model, and certificate with vehicle identification.

Particulars:
First use of 'Flying M' badge, centre of nose and trunk lid. Scripted Miata logo on driver's side rear returns to black script.

Spotting tips:
Well, with the 2nd body style, this should be easy!

Canadian Miata Specifications - 1998

1998

No Miata designated as a 1998 model was manufactured.

Canadian Miata Specifications - 1997

1997

594 Miatas sold in 1997.

Colours:

* Classic Red (SU)
* Montego Blue Mica (M8)
* Chaste White (PT)
* British Racing Green (HU)
* Brilliant Black (PZ)
* Marina Green Mica (13C) "Speedster Edition" Limited Edition - 150 models produced (non-numbered series)

Packages:
All colours: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, AM/FM/Cassette deck, driver's side air-bag, black cloth seats, black soft-top. Available with or without hard-top.

Leather Package available with Montego Blue Mica, British Racing Green and Brilliant Black only: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, PM, PW, AM/FM/Cassette/CD MPSS stereo, tan leather seats, tan interior trim, cruise control, scuff plates, door map pockets, ABS, Torsen LSD, dual air-bags, tan soft-top. Available with or without hard-top.

Marina Green Mica LE only: 15" Enkei alloy wheels, PS, AM/FM/Cassette deck, black cloth seats, black soft-top, Torsen, driver's side air-bag, "Speedster" badging on front fenders and passenger's side rear panel, rear lip spoiler. Available with or without hard-top.

Particulars:
Deletion of passenger side dash-mounted light. Interior light relocated to that previously used for the rear view mirror, centre of the windshield header.

Spotting tips:
Not Defined.

Canadian Miata Specifications - 1996

1996

558 Miatas sold in 1996.

Colours:

* Classic Red (SU)
* Montego Blue Mica (M8)
* Chaste White (PT)
* British Racing Green (HU)
* Brilliant Black (PZ)

Packages:
All colours: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, AM/FM/Cassette deck, driver's side air-bag, black cloth seats, black soft-top. Available with or without hard-top.

Leather Package available with Montego Blue Mica, British Racing Green and Brilliant Black only: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, PM, PW, AM/FM/Cassette/CD MPSS stereo, tan leather seats, tan interior trim, cruise control, scuff plates, ABS, Torsen LSD, dual air-bags, tan soft-top. Available with or without hard-top.

Particulars:
Rear view mirror now attached to windshield. Deletion of driver's side dash-mounted light.

Spotting tips:
Look for the rear view mirror.

Canadian Miata Specifications - 1995

1995

934 Miatas sold in 1995.

Colours:

* Classic Red (SU)
* Laguna Blue Mica (6W)
* Chaste White (PT)
* British Racing Green (HU)
* Brilliant Black (PZ)

Packages:
All colours: 14" Steel wheels, AM/FM/Cassette deck, driver's side air-bag, black cloth seats, black soft-top.

All colours: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, AM/FM/Cassette deck, driver's side air-bag, black cloth seats, black soft-top. Available with or without hard-top.

Leather Package available with British Racing Green and Brilliant Black only: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, PM, PW, AM/FM/Cassette/CD MSSS stereo, tan leather seats, tan interior trim, cruise control, scuff plates, tan soft-top, ABS, Torsen LSD, dual air-bags. Available with or without hard-top.

Particulars:
Oil pressure gauge reverts from a real pressure gauge (0 - 6 kg/cm2) to a gauge that merely registers the presence of pressure (L - H). 1990-94 style gauge and sender can be retrofitted. Sun visors changed from a two-piece folding design to that of a one-piece.

Spotting tips:
First year for one-piece sun visors. Rear view mirror still attached to windshield header.

Canadian Miata Specifications - 1994

1994

1173 Miatas sold in 1994.

Colours:

* Classic Red (SU)
* Laguna Blue Mica (6W)
* Chaste White (PT)
* British Racing Green (HU)
* Brilliant Black (PZ)

Packages:
All colours: 14" Steel wheels, AM/FM/Cassette deck, driver's side air-bag, black cloth seats, black soft-top.

All colours: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, AM/FM/Cassette deck, driver's side air-bag, black cloth seats, black soft-top. Available with or without hard-top.

Leather Package available with British Racing Green and Brilliant Black only: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, PM, PW, AM/FM/Cassette/CD MSSS stereo, tan leather seats, tan interior trim, cruise control, scuff plates, tan soft-top, ABS, Torsen LSD, dual air-bags. Available with or without hard-top.

Particulars:
New-style 14x6 alloy wheels introduced, with exposed lug nuts. Scripted Miata emblem on driver's side rear changed to red script. Parcel shelf bar added due to increase in side-impact requirements.

Spotting tips:
New wheels make any non-base model easy to spot. Parcel shelf bar other easy item to spot.

Canadian Miata Specifications - 1993

1993

1501 Miatas sold in 1993.

Colours:

* Classic Red (SU)
* Mariner Blue (DU)
* Crystal White (UC)
* Brilliant Black (PZ) Special Edition - 741 models produced
* Brilliant Black (PZ) "25th Anniversary" Limited Edition - 300 models produced (non-numbered series)

Packages:
All colours: 14" Steel wheels, AM/FM/Cassette deck, black cloth seats, black soft-top.

All colours: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, AM/FM/Cassette deck, black cloth seats, black soft-top. Available with or without hard-top.

Brilliant Black SE only: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, PM, PW, AM/FM/Cassette/CD MSSS stereo, tan leather seats, tan interior trim, tan soft-top, cruise control, Viscous LSD, driver's side air-bag. Available with or without hard-top.

Brilliant Black LE only: 14" BBS alloy wheels, Bilstein shocks, larger anti-sway bars, PS, PM, PW, AM/FM/Cassette/CD MSSS stereo, red leather seats, red interior trim, Nardi leather shift knob, cruise control, Viscous LSD, ABS, driver's side air-bag, "25th Anniversary - Mazda Canada - 1968 - 1993" commemorative decal on front fenders, floating wing spoiler (specific to Canada only). 150 models with & 150 without hard-top.

Particulars:
Mazda's 'Flame within a Circle' badge located in the centre of the nose and centre caps of wheels, Mazda emblem on passenger side rear. Black Miata script badge on driver's side rear.

Spotting tips:
Same as 1992, however, the change of emblems on nose and wheels quickly identifies a 1993 from a 1992.

Canadian Miata Specifications - 1992

1992

2277 Miatas sold in 1992.

Colours:

* Classic Red (SU)
* Mariner Blue (DU)
* Crystal White (UC)
* Silver Stone Metallic (3L) - discontinued in summer of 1992
* Brilliant Black (PZ) Special Edition - 403 models produced
* Sunburst Yellow (HZ) Limited Edition - 503 models produced (non-numbered series)

Packages:
All colours: 14" Steel wheels, AM/FM/Cassette deck, black cloth seats, black soft-top.

All colours: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, AM/FM/Cassette deck, black cloth seats, black soft-top. Available with or without hard-top.

Brilliant Black SE only: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, PW, AM/FM/Cassette deck + CD player and headrest speakers, tan leather seats, tan interior trim, scuff plates, tan soft-top, Viscous LSD. Available with or without hard-top.

Sunburst Yellow LE only: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, PW, AM/FM/Cassette deck + CD player and headrest speakers, black cloth seats interior, scuff plates, black soft-top, Viscous LSD. Available with or without hard-top.

Particulars:
Mazda emblem on driver's side of nose, centre caps of wheels and passenger side rear. Black Miata script badge on driver's side rear. Hard-tops came with rear window defrost.

Spotting tips:
Power antenna added, as well as rear suspension brace, located horizontally between the sub-frame as seen from underneath and behind.

Canadian Miata Specifications - 1991

1991

2956 Miatas sold in 1991.

Colours:

* Classic Red (SU)
* Mariner Blue (DU)
* Crystal White (UC)
* Silver Stone Metallic (3L)
* British Racing Green (HU) Limited Edition - 1051 models produced (non-numbered series)

Packages:
All colours: 14" Steel wheels, AM/FM/Cassette deck, black cloth seats, black soft-top.

All colours: 14" Steel wheels, PS, AM/FM/Cassette deck, black cloth seats, black soft-top.

All colours: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, AM/FM/Cassette deck, black cloth seats, black soft-top. Available with or without hard-top.

British Racing Green LE only: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, PW, AM/FM/Cassette deck + CD player and headrest speakers, tan leather seats, tan interior trim, Nardi wood shift knob & handbrake handle, scuff plates, black soft-top, Viscous LSD. Available with or without hard-top.

Particulars:
Mazda emblem on driver's side of nose, centre caps of wheels and passenger side rear. Black Miata script badge on driver's side rear.

Spotting tips:
1991's are very hard to tell apart from late 1990's, as the latches changed colour in mid-1990.

Canadian Miata Specifications - 1990

1990 (commencing in May 1989)

2827 Miatas sold from May to December 1989, 3906 Miatas sold in 1990.

Colours:

* Classic Red (SU)
* Mariner Blue (DU)
* Crystal White (UC)
* Silver Stone Metallic (3L) - introduced in spring of 1990

Packages:
All colours: 14" Steel wheels, AM/FM/Cassette deck, black cloth seats, black soft-top.

All colours: 14" Steel wheels, PS, AM/FM/Cassette deck, black cloth seats, black soft-top.

All colours: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, AM/FM/Cassette deck, black cloth seats, black soft-top.

Classic Red only: 14" Alloy wheels, PS, AM/FM/Cassette deck, black cloth seats, black soft-top, hard-top.

Particulars:
Mazda emblem on driver's side of nose, centre caps of wheels and passenger side rear. Black Miata script badge on driver's side rear.

Spotting tips:
Early 1990 (May 1989 to mid-1990) Miatas had a gloss black finish on the soft-top (and hard-top) latches. Post mid-1990, latches came in flat black finish.

Application for Membership

If you or your spouse have (or are thinking of purchasing) a Miata, any year, then you qualify for membership. Joining is simple:

Instructions

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2. Click on the "Application Form" link below, and print the two pages.

3. Follow the instructions on the second page (includes mailing address).

4. Allow two weeks or so for processing and return mailing of your membership card.

5. That's all there is to it!

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Namao Directions

Namao AutoCross Events

There will be several Z Club / Miata Club Fun Slaloms at the Namao base this season. Cost for each event is $30 per driver. Details of the events are given below.

Volunteers

If you are able volunteer for setup, please send Andrew (our MotorSports Director) a separate e-mail or give him a call at 780-479-2492.

General Information

Show up by 7:00 am to help set up if you want. Volunteers are greatly appreciated and will make things go much smoother.

  • Organizers, instructors, and volunteers must show up for 7:00 am.
  • Everyone else can enter the base starting at 8:00 am.
  • Registration / Teching starts at 8:00 am and ends by 9:00 am.
  • Drivers meeting to start by about 9:15 am.
  • First runs to begin by 10 am at the latest.
  • Last run to be around 4 pm. We have to be off base by 5 pm.
  • NOTE: Drivers must bring their car insurance & registration certificates to each event.
  • NOTE: Minimum driving age is 18 years or older.

Teching of cars

Competitors are responsible for teching of the cars. The organizers will do a quick check of each car, but competitors are still responsible for this. Basic requirements are:
  • No loose items in cabin and trunk(s).
  • Throttle cable shall function properly.
  • Brakes shall function properly.
  • Tires shall be street legal (i.e. tread showing)
  • Wheel bearings must not be loose (shake the wheel, must not wobble).
  • Battery must be properly secured and not loose.
  • Car must have seat belts for all occupants.
  • Car must be in good running condition.
  • Cars must be street legal, registered, and insured unless trailered there. Proof of this must be brought with and shown to the registration officials.

Helmets

Bring your own helmets. They must be SNELL approved, minimum M2000. If you don't have a helmet, don't worry as you should be able to borrow from other people.

Marshalling, timing help, etc.

All competitors will be required to assist with the marshalling and timing duties. While not driving, track workers are needed to marshal the course and time/record the times of the cars. Instructions on how to do this will be given at the event.

Sunscreen, rain gear, umbrellas, drinks, chairs, etc.

Bring suitable supplies with you for a full day outside without any shelter. There are no food or drink stores anywhere, so BYO drinks and food. Portable washrooms are provided.

Directions to the Event

DO NOT SPEED ON THE BASE. FOLLOW ALL SPEED LIMITS TO THE LETTER. NO STUNTING. Military Police patrol the base and have a zero tolerance policy and will issue you tickets.

  • From 137 Avenue, proceed north on 97 Street (Hwy 28).
  • Take the "Edmonton Garrison" exit (~ 5.7 km north of 137 Avenue).
  • Turn right (east) at Churchill Avenue, which is the main gate.
  • At the main gate, inform the guard that you are part of the group participating in the race that day.
  • You may need to produce your drivers license.
  • After checking in go straight.
  • Take the first left on Ortona Road, and then turn right on Vimy Avenue.
  • Continue east until you reach the checkpoint gate, where you must check in with the guards.
  • Photo ID is required and you must sign in.
  • The guard will then open the gate for you.
  • Drive through the gate and you will see the cars setting up ahead.

DO NOT SPEED ON THE BASE. FOLLOW ALL SPEED LIMITS TO THE LETTER. NO STUNTING. Military Police patrol the base and have a zero tolerance policy and will issue you tickets.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

WRMC Calendar