“April Comes She Will”, an old 60’s song brought to life by Simon and Garfunkel, comes to mind as I pen this message. I’ve always loved Spring and consider it the best season of the year, a time of new growth, bursting with color while days get brighter, longer and warmer. It’s also a time to make ready our Miatas and get ready for our season! For myself, this means bringing my 2001 SE out of storage, going to Coop’s Miata and getting an oil change & checkup prior to any serious driving.
Bill Bell kicked off the season with his first Calago Run this past weekend. Coming up in the Month of April, Coop will be sponsoring the first-ever Engine Health event which affords all members the opportunity to make certain their rides are running at tip top performance.
Also in April is our New Members Drive, put on by Ross Scott and myself. This particular drive traditionally brings out large participation and I believe this year will be no exception.
We will be conducting our quarterly PSMC Board Meeting on April 2nd where we be focusing, among other things, on our Detailing Day which provides us the experience of making our rides shine, thanks to the skillful assistance of our volunteer buffers. This year at Detailing Day we will be sponsoring a homemade chili and cornbread lunch for all participants, something we were not able to do last year due to Covid. Incorporated in this event, we will have a show & shine feature as well as having a swap meet, so bring items you wish to part with which surely will be treasures for others.
Also check out the MG Club Tulip Rallye up in Burlington, another returning favorite after a two-year hiatus. There’s even a change that we’ll see our beloved parades come back on the scene.
As part of this week’s Board Meeting we will also be discussing our upcoming rides, many of which are still in the planning stage. One of these is the Mahogany and Merlot event which occurs later in the year. This is a returning event and we will be basing our operations out of the Campbell’s Resort in Chelan, a lovely venue with beautiful views of the lake. A very nice experience, incorporating vintage hydroplane boats, beautifully restored wooden boats, a car show and wineries. My God, is there anything else more tantalizing than these?
Indeed, we have a strong lineup of activity in our summer and some of these are still in the planning stage. Keep a sharp lookout on our events calendar as ride information becomes more available. I told you in my January President’s Message that the best is yet to come,
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The Puget Sound Miata Club was the first Miata club in the United States to join and be recognized as a member of the Miata Club of America. Our claim as the "First Miata Club in the Nation" is based on this fact. Our original club name was:
Our Membership is based in the Puget Sound region of Western Washington and hosts many events each year with several reaching into neighboring states and provinces. The club was organized to share the fun of owning a Miata and to maximize the enjoyment of driving a great roadster.
We do this in a variety of ways - we publish a newsletter 9 months of each year with information about the Miata and our activities; we organize and participate in sports car events such as driving tours, rallyes, autocrosses, driving schools, gymkhanas, and concours d'elegance; we arrange technical sessions to learn more about the Miata and its care; we have parties!; we go to sports car races; we caravan to other Miata or car club events; and we participate in parades.
Unlike many sports car organizations in the Northwest, we do not specialize in any one-type of activity. As a group, we have opted to sample everything. This leverages the opportunities for our Miata fun.
We are a Miata information resource to each other. We know where and what to purchase for the Miata and the best prices available. We get discounts from many dealers and repair shops in the area.
Basically, we have more fun in and with our Miatas. Our organization has been in existence since 1989 and has a current membership in excess of 145 Miatas. Join Us and enjoy your Miata to the fullest!