Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fall 2012 newsletter published at long last!

The long-awaited Fall 2012 newsletter was distributed via the club's Googlegroup (and direct e-mail to those two members not on it) on Friday, Dec 7. To the two members who don't have e-mail, a hard-copy will be mailed this coming week. The Winter 2013 issue, with renewal notices for those whose membership expire on Dec 31 will be published near to the end of the month or early January, so as to be in-hand prior to the January club meeting, where membership renewals will be gladly processed in-person. Have a great Christmas everybody.

Whoa...missed some posts

Apologies...there was no online reminders for the AutoObsessed event nor the October & November club meetings (e-mails were sent out via the Googlegroup). I shall do better in 2013. A reminder that there is no December meeting. Membership renewals for 2013 are greatly appreciated to be done in-person at the January club meeting.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Event Reminder -- Saturday, October 13 -- EZCC Autoslalom #5

This marks the last autoslalom of the year to be hosted by the Edmonton Z-Car Club, with WRMC members as invited guests. Registration is open now (deadline of Friday, October 6 for competitors). Hope to see you out on the runways at C.F.B. Edmonton.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Event Reminder -- Saturday, September 22 -- Fall Colours Run

The club's annual Fall Colours Run is Saturday, September 22. We meet at Gateway Park at 12-Noon and will stop mid-way in Seba Beach, to conclude at Lacombe Lake Park in St. Albert around 4:30pm. This will follow our tried 'n tested favourite route south / west / and north of the city. The weather's perfect...don't miss out on what is usually our best-attended event of the year!

Meeting Reminder -- Thursday, September 20

Thursday, September 20 is the club's monthly meeting. We'll be showing the "Racing the Rock" movie made by Adam & Tracy Costa profiling the two-car team from Flyin' Miata that competed in the 2011 Targa Newfoundland race. 7:00pm in the 2nd floor boardroom of Park Mazda -- don't be late!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Meeting Reminder -- Thursday, August 16

The Club's monthly meeting is Thursday, August 16, in the second floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park, 7:00m - 8:30pm.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Event Reminder -- Saturday, August 11 -- EZCC Autoslalom #3

Friday, August 3 is the registration deadline for this event if you wish to be a competitor. Do so via the EZCC's website. If you wish to merely attend to take pictures, cheer the WRMC members on, or volunteer to help, please contact Andrew Searle, our Competition Director, via his e-mail address listed on the back page of the Miata Musings newsletter. Dan Thorlacius from Calgary, the owner of the first of now two Miatas in Canada with a GM LS3 V8 engine under the hood from Calgary will be attending...just in case you want to see it or listen to it.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Meeting Reminder -- Thursday, July 19

Yup, it's that time again...the club's monthly meeting night is upon us -- from 7:00 to approximately 8:30pm in the 2nd floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Event Reminder -- Saturday, June 23 -- Jasper Jaunt

The Jasper Jaunt's finally going to happen. Postponed (and cancelled) from last year, the third time's about to be a charm. We meet at the Tim Hortons at the NW corner of 170 Street & 111 Avenue for 7:00am, and will hit the Yellowhead by 7:30. It'll be an all-day event, though some are planning to overnight in Jasper. As the weather forecast has greatly improved for Jasper, I do hope to see more of you out than have RSVP'd to date.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Meeting Reminder -- Thursday, June 21

The June meeting's coming up soon at 7pm on Thursday, June 21 in the second-floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park. Assuming that all works out well, the Summer issue of the Miata Musings newsletter will be available for pick up by meeting attendees.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Event Reminder -- Sunday, June 10 -- EZCC Autoslalom #2

The second of what is hoped five autoslalom events by the Edmonton Z-Car Club is this C.F.B. Edmonton. Registration closed last week, so this is nothing more than a reminder of what the rest of you are missing. Perhaps you'll join in to spectate, volunteer, or compete at the next events; dates yet to be determined, in July, August, and September.

Event Reminder -- Saturday, June 9 -- Club Show 'n Shine / History Road

Tomorrow is our annual trek to the History Road Exhibit at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, which is doubling as our annual Show 'n Shine event too. We'll be meeting at Gateway Park just after 8:30am and will be leaving promptly at 9:00am, which should have us arriving at the museum just prior to 10:00am, so as to ensure a good spot in the club display area. Pray for dry conditions.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Event Reminder -- Thursday, June 7 -- Ondrack Garagemahal Tour

A reminder of the forthcoming tour of Jack Ondrack's garage with its car and race-car collection on Thursday, June 7. Not published in the Spring newsletter (it developed after printing), this is a treat not to miss, facilitated by Brian S., fresh back from his successful run at the Knox Mountain Hill Climb on the May longweekend. It's developing into a meet at Gateway Park for just after 6pm, with a prompt departure at 6:30pm so that we can arrive at Jack's at 7pm. A route map will be e-mailed out soon once I confirm the address location in Parkland County vis-a-vis Google Maps' impression of where it is. This will leave you of course with a day to clean off the bugs from your car in preparation for the Show 'n Shine at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum on Saturday and the EZCC autoslalom on Sunday. A busy couple of Miata days next week ahead.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Event Reminder -- Saturday, May 26 -- Spring Drive

Saturday, May 26 is the Spring Drive, a lovely 3hr drive on our tried 'n tested route south, west, and north of Edmonton. We meet at Gateway Park on the Queen Elizabeth II highway (the oil Derrick) at 1pm. We should be in Seba Beach around 3pm, and into St. Albert before 5pm. The mid-point at Seba Beach is a 30min stop to stretch and use the facilities. Bring your hats, sun-screen, cameras, and have your car full of gas. See you then/there.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Good Luck!

Brian S. of our club will be participating in the 55th running of the Knox Mountain Hill Climb in Kelowna, BC, on the Victoria Day longweekend, in his turbo-charged Miata especially built for the job. Best of luck Brian!

Meeting Reminder -- Thursday, May 17

The club's monthly meeting is Thursday, May 17 at 7pm in the second floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park. Andrew S. -- our Competition Director -- will be showing a few videos from his recent Skip Barber Race School at Lime Rock Park from a few weeks ago. Sadly, Andrew will now be away for work that day, so can't make the no movies. :-(

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Event Reminder -- Saturday, April 21

The Spring "Burn Some Wood" Cookout is Saturday, April 21 at 12:00 noon in Government House Park (near to the Groat Road bridge on the north side of the river).

Bring your own food and enjoy the outdoors with your fellow club members.

Meeting Reminder -- Thursday, April 19

The club's monthly meeting is this Thursday, April 19 at 7pm in the second floor boardroom at Park Mazda in Sherwood Park.

New event information will be come on out (maybe it'll be spring).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Meeting Reminder -- Thursday, March 15

Yes, it's that time again...the club's monthly meeting is Thursday, March 15 at 7pm in the 2nd floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park.

Your Spring 2012 Miata Musings newsletter and 2012 membership cards will be available for pick up at the meeting...get 'em while they're hot!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Miata, Line Sketch to Love Affair

If you've never seen the video "Miata, Line Sketch to Love Affair", or your old VHS copy is worn out (what's VHS?), click on the headline to open Mark Booth's blog, where he's posted (with permission of the production company) the video (in two parts).

Well worth the half hour of your time.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Meeting Reminder -- February 16

The next club meeting is Thursday, February 16 at 7pm in the 2nd floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park.

See you there!

2012 Membership Renewals

For those of you whose 2011 memberships expired on Dec 31, it's time to delay no longer. Please endevour to renew either by mail this week or in-person at the February club meeting this coming Thursday, February 16.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Meeting reminder -- January 19

The club's first meeting of 2012 is Thursday, January 19 at 7pm in the 2nd floor boardroom of Park Mazda in Sherwood Park.

Great time/place to renew your membership...

It need not be said, but dress warmly!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bucket List worthy!!!

The 2012 Miatas @ Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca event has a date -- that being the weekend of March 31 & April 1.

Granted, that's a bit iffy in terms of weather between here and the coast, but when the WRMC sent three cars out in 2010 the date for the event was April 10-11, so it's still do-able enough.

Registration opens on January on the link via this post's title text.