While winter has held on in parts of the U.S., spring seems to be settling in nicely here in the beautiful Northwest. Our recent board meeting on April 3rd took on special importance given the encouraging news that counties were moved into Phase 3 on March 22nd (every county to be reevaluated every three weeks, the first of which will take place on April 12th).
Among other things, the meeting discussed the upcoming planned April New Member Drive, and the May Detailin’ Day and Drive to Lunch. For the New Member Drive on April 17th and the Drive to Lunch on May 29th, be prepared to bring your own food, snacks, and beverages. For Detailin’ Day on May 8th, as of now, the board will provide beverages but members should pack a picnic lunch.
Covid restrictions call for masks and social distancing in all public and shared spaces, indoors and outdoors (when not seated and eating). Also, given the fluidness of the pandemic and the possibility of updates or changes to planned drives/events, please periodically check out the drive/events on the PSMC website and pre-register in advance for them.
Let’s Stay Safe!
Though the vaccine roll-out for Covid-19 will make a big difference, it will not eliminate the risk completely. The virus is still out there with some variants that are more infectious.
Per CDC and Washington state guidelines, to keep everyone safe continue (even if you have been vaccinated) to utilize safe germ procedures; wear a mask over your nose and mouth, wash hands often, do not hug, keep a safe 6 feet distance from others, and sneeze and cough into your sleeve. If you have a fever, fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, headaches or sudden loss of smell and taste, get tested for Covid-19.
More information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and https://coronavirus.wa.gov.
Our next board meeting is June 5th. If you wish to have input on club drives and events, you are encouraged to attend the meeting.
Stay safe and well!
Mazda Quits Prototype-Class Racing
Mazda is quitting international prototype-class racing at the end of this year and concentrating on supporting club-level racing, specifically Miatas. That makes business sense. Prototype racing is expensive for nothing but glory; grassroots racing is where the car-buying customers are (us average enthusiasts.) Read more...
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of one of our past club presidents, Michael Springer. Michael was very involved with the club as a graphic artist, 2 time president, host and participant of many tours and as a board member the entirety of his membership. He was the 10,th and 18th president during the years 2002 - 2003 and 2010 - 2011.
The last few years have been a struggle for him health wise with the diagnosis of Parkinson’s and suffering a stroke. Michael passed away peacefully Saturday, December 12th, at his home with his wife of over 50 years, Lily, by his side.
A memorial service for Michael will be held after the current pandemic has passed. We, of course, will inform the club membership when a date has been set.
To Our PSMC Members and Friends
Our PSMC Board met 04/03/2021 as a part of our regularly scheduled Board Meeting. The Board discussed at length our events for this year. As you are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic that gripped the world last March had a profound effect on our lives, including our cherished Puget Sound Miata Club events. However, we are taking an optimistic approach to this years events.
The new 2021 calendar of events is posted on our website and you will notice our calendar is once again populated with new events as well as returning events like Detailing Day and The Gathering. Please check the calendar periodically in case we need to make changes to or tweak the event dates.
We as members of your PSMC board look forward to the day when we can have events that are fun and interesting while complying with both law and safety.
Thanks to all who support our club and be advised that happy days will once again be with us!
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!