Friday, September 18, 2009

Welcome to new members:

Jason L. of Edmonton -- 1990 Classic Red, and
Walter & Valerie S. of Edmonton -- 1999 Sapphire Blue Mica "10th Anniversary" LE

Additionally, welcome back to John S. of Edmonton (very late 2008 renewal) -- 1999 Brilliant Black

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sept 26 - Tech Event - Suspension Swap

Gary V. -- our Technical Director -- is hosting a suspension day on Saturday, September 26, at which time Stuart S.'s 1996 will be receiving new shocks & springs (Flyin' Miata stage 1.5 suspension kit).

If any members want to come out to help or just to see what we are doing you are welcome to show up starting at 9:30am. Stuart said he's bringing some beer so it should prove to be a "shocking" day.

Contact Gary via his e-mail address on the back page of your newsletters to get his address in St. Albert.

Sept 17 - Meeting Reminder

Thursday, September 17 is the next club meeting. The October issue of the Miata Musings newsletter -- a 10-page whopper -- will be available for pickup.

As usual, 7pm in the 2nd floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park, located at 983 Fir Street.

See you there!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Event Reminder -- Fall Colours Run & Cookout (15th Anniversary Photo)

We’ll be running the Fall Colours Run in the old (normal) direction, which is to say Gateway Park to St. Albert, but with a mid-point stop at Pembina Provincial Park for a cookout / lunch stop.

As such, we’ll be getting going a little earlier than normal, with a meeting time of 11:00am on Saturday, September 12 at Gateway Park. Please don’t be late, as we’ll stage a group photo with all the cars in the grass (similar to the banner currently used on the club’s website –- it’s time for a 15th Anniversary photo to replace the old 10th Anniversary one). Even if you can’t make the drive, please come for the photo!

From there, we’ll likely get underway on the drive by 11:30am or so, and in 90min we’ll pass through Seba Beach but continue on the extra 15-20min to get to the park, whereat we’ll stop and make a fire, to cook whatever you bring for lunch.

Perhaps 90min later -– approximately 3:00pm -– we’ll head back on the road for the second half of the drive to St. Albert, which will take another 90min or so. Those who wish (hot weather dependant of course) can stop for ice cream at the Dairy Queen on St. Albert Trail, but we’ll be done with time to spare with respect to getting home for dinner.

So shine the car up (for the photo), bring a lunch (either one to cook or ready-made), have a full tank of gas (you won’t need it, but there’s no opportunity for any on the road), and plan for a nice day out with your fellow club members.