Sunday, June 26, 2011

Show 'n Shine -- the aftermath

It's a shame that the club's show 'n shine was so poorly attended...especially after the hard work that Bob & Sue D. put into it.

The weather was not a factor (no moisture, even some sun), and only 15 cars showed up to enter the show.

Your winners were:
Steven S. won the People's Choice trophy with his 1993 Limited Edition Miata;
Bob E. won the Best NA with his 1991 Limited Edition Miata;
Don S. won the Best NB with his 2004 Mazdaspeed MX-5, and;
Richard D. won the Best NC with his 2007 PRHT MX-5.

We raised $75 for charity.

Thank you to the sponsors -- Weber Mazda for partial support on the four trophies, and Mazda Canada for supplying leather Roots Canada duffel bags for the overall and class winners.

Until next year's event... Plan to show up!

Friday, June 24, 2011

24 hrs of Le Mans winning Mazda 787B returns 20yrs after its historic win

Click the link in the text for videos of the event.

Oh the sound!

No excuse -- the weather's looking good

Two Miata club events this weekend...autoslalom #2 with the Edmonton Z-Car Club at C.F.B. Edmonton on Saturday and the club's 3rd annual Show 'n Shine at the Sherwood Park Mall on Sunday.

There will be no rain during either days per the there's no excuse not to be at the club's Show 'n Shine, nor (assuming that you are on the gate entry list) for the slalom.

Be there or be ridiculed.

Okay, we're never that harse...but come out anyway.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Miata Musings newsletter -- Summer 2011 issue -- Update on Canada Post

I finished the Summer issue of the newsletter this past weekend, and I'll have it available for pickup to those club members who come out to the Show 'n Shine event this Sunday (June 26).

Assuming that Canada Post is back to work come the end of this week, it'll be in the mail next week for those not in attendance.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Googlegroup teething pains

An important change was made to the club's Googlegroup this morning, such that a REPLY will only go to the original sender as opposed to defaulting to the club. If you wish to reply to the club at-large, you must use REPLY-ALL.

Hopefully this will address the complaints of mis-addressed e-mails and cut down on what some of you have noted as an excess of e-mails.

Hang in there people...this will be an improvement. If you did unsubscribe to the group during its first two months of operation, and you want back in, please contact Martin S. or myself directly. Without being on the Googlegroup, you will miss out on important event annoucements and the quarterly newsletter and even the website just can't compete on the timeliness of updates that an e-mail affords.


Richard D. -- President

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rain-date reschedule of Show 'n Shine -- Sunday, June 26

Today's rain will see the Show 'n Shine event run on Sunday, June 26.

Same location (Sherwood Park Mall, NE corner), time (8:30-10 for registration, 10-approx 3 for the show) as before.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Canada Post strike

As Canada Post has announced a halt to mail delivery, processing, etc...the Summer 2011 issue of the newsletter will be delayed until they resume work.

I find it amazing that two companies are in strike positions, Canada Post and Air Canada, yet both are remaining operational, and the Federal government states that it'll consider back to work legislation for Air Canada as it'll affect tourism, freight, and businesses, with no consideration to what losing the mail service is doing the country!!!

(How can you tell that I have car parts in the mail? Grrrr...)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Event Reminder -- Show 'n Shine -- June 18

Saturday, June 18 is the club's annual Show 'n Shine, with proceeds going to charity.

Bob D. will be calling you this week to remind you about the show and to bend your rubber arms to come out and compete with your fellow club members for prizes and trophies.

The event is being held at the Sherwood Park Mall, so there are food (restaurant and Safeway) options nearby, along with other you won't have to spend the entire day outside if you don't want to.

Gather on-site between 8:30 and 10am, the show going from 10am to 3pm. Further details will be forthcoming at the club's June meeting, and via one last club e-mail via our Bob's phone call sometime this week.

See you there. Finger's crossed for no rain.

Meeting Reminder -- June 16

The June club meeting is June 16. As always, it's at 7pm in the 2nd floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park.

Come out and hear about event updates, pose your Miata-related questions, offer sage advice, and enjoy the company of like-minded Miata owners.

Final details on the club's June 18 Show 'n Shine event will also be discussed.