Thursday, July 30, 2009

Presidential Prattle

The deadline for entry to the August 8 autoslalom (if you weren't already on the list from the first three autoslaloms of this year) is TODAY (Thursday)...the list will be submitted to the base tomorrow. The weather looks great (long-range forecasts can change) for the event. The BBQ lunch is confirmed for this bring change or small bills. (BTW, Andrew appreciates payment for the entry fee by way of a cheque or exact change if you can...)

Hopefully you've all received (or will by the end of the week at the latest) the August newsletter. Sorry for the minor delay in mailing them between the meeting and Monday of this week...the Kicking Horse Rag Top Run took me out of contention for the weekend that followed the meeting and I didn't get around to it during last week.

Work on the September issue is nearing completion, so if you have a classified ad to update or something to go in, speak now, or hold your peace for a month.

The lastest rush of new members (four cars and seven people) is nice to's typically the end of summer / early fall where we see the largest influx, but I think that this year it's started early.

Bob D., per last night's e-mail from Martin S. -- our Events Director -- is getting into the details for the organization of the club's first Show 'n Shine. He's looking for 25 cars (roughly 20% of the club) please plan on attending. The hope is that based on our support of this event this year, we can combine it with Air Fest next year, for even more exposure.

Have a great and safe August long-weekend.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Welcome to new members:

Carl & Wendy S. of Edmonton (1991 British Racing Green L.E.);
Chris & Marie D. of Edmonton (2000 Grace Green Mica);
Edward P. of Forestburg (2007 Stormy Blue Mica PRHT), and;
Mark & Alison S. of Edmonton (1990 Crystal White).

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Club Show 'n Shine

Bod D. & Randy S. are following up on their idea at the July club meeting to put together a show 'n shine event on Saturday, August 22 at the Aviation Museum just off the City Centre Airport. We'll likely be able to have a group picture with the Miatas surrounding the "Pacific Western" liveried Boeing 737 as well. More information to follow as it develops.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Kicking Horse Rag Top Run

For those heading out this weekend, the KHRTR meets up at Gateway Park at 7:30am (departure at 8am).

For anybody in Red Deer who's planning on making the drive (perhaps out to Takakkaw Falls and back along the David Thompson Highway), we should be in Rocky Mountain House at 10am for gas / rest-room break.

August issue of 'Miata Musings' newsletter out now

Those in attendance at last night's meeting received their copies and the massive eight-pager will be in the mail soon to the rest of the membership.

There is already an error in it, as the date for Autoslalom #5 has been changed due to scheduling conflict at C.F.B. Edmonton -- we don't know what. It is now October 4 as opposed to September 13.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

No BBQ lunch available at Autoslalom #3

Doug will not be able to come out to the slalom on Sunday, July 5 to provide the BBQ competitors and spectators will need to make other arrangements...either bring your own or zip out to the base's Tim Hortons for drive-thru.