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Puget Sound Miata Club Event Calendar

This calendar includes events hosted by the PSMC & other clubs.  Some are events that our club has been invited to and some are open events we have participated in the past.

Upcoming events

    • 04/29/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kidd Valley Restaurant in Gene Coulon Park, Renton
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    Hosted by Allan Ohlsen

    11:00 a.m. at the Kidd Valley in Gene Coulon Park, Renton.

    Are you new to the Puget Sound Miata Club and yet to participate in a club event? Or perhaps you have been a member for the last two or three years, wondering what else your club has to offer? Maybe you’re a long time member looking to meet new members, have fun and go for a great drive. Come check it out; this event is for you.

    Some of the goals of the PSMC is to see you get the most enjoyment from your Miata through club events and activities with like-minded people.

    Please join us  for a social time, no-host lunch, at Kidd Valley in Gene Coulon Park in Renton, followed by a great drive on some scenic and fun twisty roads. Some of your PSMC Board Members will be on hand, looking forward to meeting you, explaining “How we do it” and answering questions. We will give you a "swag" bag just to give you a taste of the array of prizes you can receive when you participate in events at the PSMC.

    This event is designed for the new member, but all are encouraged to join in. Please plan to come to this fun event and meet some terrific people that enjoy the Miata experience as much as you do.

    The plan is to start at 11 a.m. with lunch, social time and presentations. At around 12:15 we will gather in the parking lot for a “drivers' meeting” before heading off for a one-hour adventure of fun roads. It should end by 3 p.m. Please RSVP so we (and the restaurant) can plan for you.




    • 05/01/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • McMenamins/1330 Bothell-Evertett Hwy. Mill Creek
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    Hosted by Ross Scott
    Ross58@me.com

    Let us meet at McMenamin's Mill Creek, located in the Gateway Shopping Center at:

    1330 Bothell-Everett Highway #304, Mill Creek, Just a few miles north of our old meet-up at Canyon's.  

    Eat-n-greet and socializing; no car show (other than a neat row of parked Miatas,) no competition, no business, no road run, etc. Open to all Mazda Miata/MX-5 enthusiasts.

    You don't have to be a PSMC member to attend.
    Please RSVP on this web site so we can give restaurant an approximate head count. Drop-ins are also OK.

     


    • 05/12/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Coop's Miata, Maple Valley
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    This is a perfect opportunity to get your cars buffed and shined up, ready for the summer driving weather that is (hopefully) just ahead. We’ll commence the activities at 10 a.m. (not a minute before).

    This year's Detailin' Day will be at Coop's Miata in Maple Valley. Bill Cooper, a lifetime member of the club, has offered his property to host the 2018 event.

    One of our most popular events, the day provides all club members the chance to vacuum and buff their cars in preparation for summer driving.

    You can show up at 10 a.m. with your Miata and start the process with vacuuming your car. After that, you can get in line for the buffing station, and follow that with a final coat of wax to bring your baby to it’s finest shine. All supplies will be provided by the club and Griot’s Garage in Tacoma, another of our sponsors for this event; all you need to bring is some polishing cloths for the final steps and your own elbow grease.

    We have one member of the club who has offered to buff cars. However, if no one else steps up to volunteer, then you may well have to buff your own car! We'll provide the supplies and buffing equipment and you can provide the elbow grease. Our longtime buffers, past and present, will be on hand to coach you through the process. Obviously, we do have a need for some additional volunteer buffers. You can contact Tom Millar at tmillar100451@gmail.com  and he’ll line you up and explain the process (and the perks) of being a volunteer buffer.

    As in the past, if a non-member wants to detail a car, cost will be $20 (or you can just join the club for $30).

    Lunch will be provided by the board in the form of homemade chili of varying kinds, cornbread, chips, and cold beverages. Please RSVP so we will know how much product to provide and how much lunch to bring. Also, please bring an outdoor chair to sit in so you will have a place to rest your legs after you finish all the work. 

    Directions to Coop's Miata:

    From I-405 take the Maple Valley Hwy. Exit (State Hwy. 169) at Exit 4. Turn right at SE 232nd St (you'll see the Park and Ride on the right and the fire station on the left). Go up the hill to Coop's Miata at 20929 SE 232nd St. Coop's is on the left.



    • 05/19/2018
    • 11:30 AM
    • Poulsbo
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    One of the great things about a Miata is that it is a perfect vehicle for showing off princesses and queens in the back of the car! To that end, we have a contingent of Miata owners who attend local parades and will "show off" royalty for the local events. If you'd like to give it a try here are the details:

    The Viking Fest Royalty count on our help every year for drivers, and the Miss Kingston Royalty also needs drivers for the parade. The number varies year to year, but rest assured, you will be appreciated by these organizations for your help! The parades provide an opportunity to "give back" to the community in a fun way.  If your car is so, equipped, you may be able to house two young ladies, which lowers the number of cars needed for each event.

    Please contact Bill Bell at 425-420-6125 or Bill Hughes at  360-265-2541 for more information or meeting points or 

    Hope to see you there!

    • 05/26/2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Meet at Monroe Chevron
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    Host: Ross Scott

    Meet at the Monroe Chevron, at 9:30 a.m.

    Please join me and my lovely assistant, Nancy, for the fourth and probably last year for this short and hopefully flower lined cruise.

    This is a straightforward 50 plus mile drive along scenic back roads, to lunch at the famous Rhodes River Ranch, located just outside of Oso, WA.  It is located on the second floor of a horse arena, with a glass wall for a view of the horses.  There is no special event scheduled for this day, but people can be observed working their horses from time to time.    

    The excellent lunch menu is in the $9-$14 range, including gluten-free items.  This is big-city food at country prices, folks. 

    From here, everyone can make their way home through Arlington to Highway 9, and from there, connect to I-5 if desired.  Of course one can always trace the route in reverse, or take the alternate parallel back roads per a supplied map.   

    We will meet up at 9:30 AM at the Monroe Chevron on Highway 2 at the east end of Monroe. Driver’s meeting will be at 9:45 for a 10 a.m. commencement of activities.

    Monroe Chevron
    514 E Main St
    Monroe, WA 98272

    And end up at:

    Rhodes River Ranch
    22016 Entsminger Rd
    Arlington, WA 98223
    (360) 474-8313

    This will be about a two-hour drive with a couple of rest stops along the way.  

    Directions from I-5:

    Take the highway 2 exit east in Everett.  About 40 miles from the exit.

    Highway 522:   

    Drive north on Highway 522 to the end in Monroe and take Highway 2 east.

    see you there!

    • 06/02/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Lee Johnson's Mazda, Kirkland
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    This is a regular meeting of the PSMC Board of Directions, where we'll just take care of general business of the club.

    Activities start at 11:00 for lunch, which will be provided. After lunch, we'll have the summer kickoff board meeting. If you'd like to get a little more engaged in club events, this is a great way to do it.

    We will be at Lee Johnson's Mazda, 11845 NE 85th St., Kirkland, WA 98033. The meeting is in the upper area of the main building, across from the service bays. Parking is a bit limited so street parking is always an option.

    Also, if you have a late addition to the summer drive schedule, come on down and we'll get it on the calendar for you.


     

    • 06/05/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • McMenamins/1330 Bothell-Evertett Hwy. Mill Creek
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    Hosted by Ross Scott
    Ross58@me.com

    Let us meet at McMenamin's Mill Creek, located in the Gateway Shopping Center at:

    1330 Bothell-Everett Highway #304, Mill Creek, Just a few miles north of our old meet-up at Canyon's.  

    Eat-n-greet and socializing; no car show (other than a neat row of parked Miatas,) no competition, no business, no road run, etc. Open to all Mazda Miata/MX-5 enthusiasts.

    You don't have to be a PSMC member to attend.
    Please RSVP on this web site so we can give restaurant an approximate head count. Drop-ins are also OK.



    • 06/23/2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Port Orchard
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    Parades are a great way to get the word out about our great club. We generally host royalty from local pageants who wish to ride in the parade. It's a win-win--they have a ride and we get to drive our cars and show them off! Please join us in this parade to help carry local scholarship and/or pageant winners who do not have a float to ride on.

    We will be carrying the Miss Viking Fest and Little Miss Viking Fest Court (from Poulsbo).

    Meeting Place & Time

    Our meeting place to gather together first, then all go to check-in at once, is the Sidney Glen Albertson's at the intersection of Sedgwick & Sidney Rd.

    Plan to be there between 3:45 & 4:00 so we can leave by approx. 4:15 for check-in.

    Follow Highway 16 to the Port Orchard Sedgwick Road exit. (McDonalds & Shari's are to the East and Lowe's or Gray Chevrolet is to the West).

    Turn west on Sedgwick towards Lowe's.  Continue through the light past Lowe's and the Pizza place. Turn left into Albertsons and park over behind the gas station or wherever there is room for several Miatas. (because the Fireworks stand will probably be up where we usually park).

    Once we get to our line up spot, we will have time to dust off/decorate the cars.

    The parade doesn't start until 6:00 PM so be sure to bring your camera and/or a chair, book, etc. to keep occupied until our section starts moving.  If we finish the parade early enough (in other words, if we are near the front of the parade), several of us like to eat dinner somewhere after the parade, so please feel free to to join us or not.

    Questions?  Call Bill Hughes at 360-265-2541.


    • 06/29/2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 07/01/2018
    • Pacific Raceways, Kent
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    Hosted by Greg Olson

    The Pacific Northwest Historics is a volunteer-driven event sanctioned by SOVREN (Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts) Race Club and the SOVREN Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital. The Historics is the premier vintage sports car race in the Northwest and the largest charity motorsports event in the United States. In 2014, the Pacific Northwest Historics raised $450,000 for Seattle Children’s. These fundraising efforts will improve the lives of many families with children in need.

    While the Guild’s effort is for charity, don’t be misled. The car owners, drivers and crews are in it for the racing. The Pacific Northwest Historics is one of the most popular vintage races on the West Coast, drawing competitors from most western states. In past years, drivers have traveled from as far as Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

    Check out the Historics website for new information as it becomes available at http://sovrenracing.org/pacific-northwest-historics/

    Although vintage racing is not “real” competition in the sense that the cars are not driven to their limits 100% of the time, scoring is based on laps completed rather than order of finish, and the safety of the cars and drivers is the foremost concern, the drivers are still interested in turning in the best possible lap times. Without the pressure to have the fastest possible car, the drivers and pit crews are willing (often eager) to display and talk to others about the cars. The pits are open to spectators all three days.

    There have been some rule changes so there will be some newer cars in the grids and possibly a bit more variety. The cars historically experience about 10% attrition per day so generally the first day of the event provides the best opportunity to see all of the cars in action. Since Monday is the actual holiday, this may not impact attendance that much. Races are scheduled for all three days and there should be some great vendor and featured car displays.

    The car corral at the PNW Historics is an excellent opportunity for members of local car clubs to meet and display their cars. Those displaying their cars in the corral on Saturday or Sunday may participate in parade laps on the Pacific Raceways track during the lunch break and an informal judging for the “best” cars in various age groups. The judges are generally children of event volunteers. There are no formal car corral activities on Friday but the area is open to those purchasing car corral passes for the weekend or Friday.

    Please check the website for the various deadlines to register.

    Please contact Greg Olson if you need additional information or want to coordinate registration.

    • 07/04/2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Kingston, WA
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    Contact: Bill Hughes

    Our club traditionally helps carry the Kingston Royalty,
    the Viking Fest Royalty, and the Miss American Rose Royalty in this Parade.

    Six cars are usually needed, depending on the young ladies who need rides for this short, super fun parade!

    There are several more new parades that we will need drivers for this year though, so please check the calendar for  the rest of July, August and September and lock in your registration early.

    Line-up is at 10:30 in Kingston in front of the Lumber Yard (I think).

    Parade starts around noon.

    Bill Hughes is the point person for this drive and will be emailing the drivers with interim caravan meeting places and times and/or posting them here sometime after the Port Orchard parade is done.


    • 07/14/2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • General Store in Port Gamble
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    Host: Bill Bell

    arbill@hotmail.com

    Back by popular demand! This is a beautiful drive that starts in Port Gamble. We'll meet at the General Store in Port Gamble for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by the drivers' meeting at 9:45 a.m. in front of the store. The drive begins at 10 a.m. and we'll travel some twisty roads to our ultimate destination, Hurricane Ridge.  Hurricane Ridge is located in the northern half of the Olympic National Park and is the heart of day use activity.

    The seventeen-mile long Hurricane Ridge Road starts at Port Angeles along the Puget Sound and snakes its way up the side of the Olympic Mountains to 5,240 feet. With the road sanded and paved by the National Park Service, Hurricane Ridge is a source of year round outdoor adventure. For the first five miles, the road climbs from 400 feet above sea level to just under 2,000 feet at the Heart O The Hills Ranger Station, the only overnight facility at Hurricane Ridge. Over the next twelve miles as you climb up the narrow road and through three different tunnels, the plant life around you goes through a gradual change. Western red cedar, big leaf maples, grand firs, Pacific yew and sword ferns give way to sub-alpine forest and wild flowers. 

    The road passes by a number of scenic overlooks with the Double Parking Overlook, located about two miles past the third tunnel, being the best. Arriving at the Visitor’s Center, we will be able to enjoy the sigjts.  During July, the sub-alpine meadows to the north of the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center are awash in a sea of color including snow on the ground and possibly mountain goats and deer in the area.

    After our fun time there, we will be on our way back to have lunch. Please bring your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, coat, binoculars, and boots if you are walking on the snow. There is a $25 fee per car to enter the Olympic National Park, and it is good for seven days. You have free access if you have a National Parks Access Pass Card. The Lifetime Senior Pass is $80 for 62 and older.  We will be stopping at the Olympic National Park Visitors Center for a bathroom break and purchasing passes.  Please check the links below for additional pass card information. 

    https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/fees.htm#CP_JUMP_754801


    https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/fees.htm#CP_JUMP_754682


    https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/national-parks-and-federal-recreational-lands-pass.htm


    • 07/20/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/22/2018
    • Pendleton, Oregon
    Registration is closed

    Please note this is a
    Willamette Valley Miata Club Event!

    Go to WVMC for details

    This is a huge meet, so we suggest very early registration with WVMC for the meet and also book your hotel room early. RSVPing on our PSMC web site is just for the convenience of our members so everyone knows who is attending; be sure to click the box so your name is visible.

    This is an annual event hosted by our friends at the Willamette Valley Miata Club and it's always well-organized with a lot of fun events to enjoy. Here is a little information about this year's event:

    Roseburg - Our destination

    Situated in the heart of the Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua in Southwestern Oregon just off I-5 and a mere 125 miles north of the California border, Roseberg will host this year's event. 

    Lodging

    The Windmill Inn of Roseburg  is a family-owned and operated hotel featuring service with affordability; rated #1 on Trip Advisor among hotels in Roseburg. Hotel amenities include free wi-fi, expanded cable, microwaves and mini-fridges and other touches.

    ALL HOTEL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN JUNE 11, 2018.  AFTER THIS DATE ROOM AVAILABILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED!

    Room costs and types include:

    Single or double-queen with breakfast, $145

    Studio suite with breakfast, $159

    Call the hotel directly at 541-673-0901 and request the "Explore Oregon Group Block." Cancellations can be made up to 24 hours prior to arrival. Within 24 hours, guests will be charged one night's stay plus 9.8 percent tax per room cancelled. 

    Registration for the weekend of activities go to the host club and are $100 per person or $195 per couple. This includes the Thursday evening reception, Saturday evening dinner banquet, an Explore Oregon T-shirt, and an attendee pack with event stickers, maps, schedules and other goodies. If you would like a polo shirt instead of a T-shirt, add $10 per shirt. No refunds after June 3, 2018.

    Send registration check or money order to:

    WVMC
    P.O. Box 20612
    Keizer, OR 97307.

    Be sure to preregister on the WVMC website: RSVP FOR EVENTS HERE
    (so we'll know who is coming!). For more info, call 503-851-1549

    REGISTRATION WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 150 PAID REGISTRATIONS AFTER THAT, A WAITING LIST WILL BE CREATED!

    OR YOU CAN PAY ONLINE USING THE PAYPAL LINK BELOW!
    NOTE: CANADIAN RESIDENTS MUST USE PAYPAL


    Explore Oregon 2018 Registration


    • 07/21/2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce
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    Host: Bill Bell

    Contact: arbill@hotmail.com

    Join Bill Bell for this drive that starts outside Enumclaw and, as is often the case, ends with food. The drive begins at the Mud Mountain Dam Parking Lot. Arrive by 9:30 and spend 30-45 minutes taking some short nature walks or checking out the overlook for the Dam. This is an interesting park with a lot to see and do, so we'll begin here and at 10:15 or so, we'll have a drivers' meeting and head out for the Mt. Rainier Overlook. 

    Don't expect to see much snow in the higher elevations, but bring a jacket because it may be a little cooler on top of the overlook than down below. You'll have some nice photo ops and some winding roads to enjoy on this drive. 

    Once we reach the summit, we'll make a U-Turn and head back to Enumclaw for lunch at a local eatery (TBD). 

    Directions to Mud Mountain Dam:

    From Hwy. 405, take the Hwy. 169 Exit (To Maple Valley/Enumclaw) and stay on it until you get to the Hwy. 410 Turnoff. Turn left and follow this road for about 7 miles and you'll see the turnoff to Mud Mountain Dam. We'll meet in the parking lot, so look for your Miata friends there.

     

    • 07/28/2018
    • 8:15 AM
    • Silverdate, WA
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    Please join us in helping to provide rides for the Miss Viking Fest & Little Miss Viking Fest Royalty in this great morning parade!

    We will meet at the Silverdale Target parking lot in the back by the shipping dock (on the side across the street from the Mall) at 8:15 to 8:30 just long enough to check in for our parade number & round up all the Miatas.  Then we will head to our line up spot around 8:45 if possible. The road is wide, plenty of room to maneuver...

    We will be able to add decorations and take off any road dirt once we are assigned our place in line.

    The parade starts at 10:00 and is a really fun parade. 

    Please register here so we can better coordinate.

    Many of the drivers like to eat lunch in town before heading home, either at Dave's BBQ or whatever sounds good.

    ZOOMX3


    • 08/04/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Des Moines Waterfront Park, Des Moines WA 98198
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    Host: Charlotte Fellers

    editorcharlotte@gmail.com

    Jump in your Miata and get ready to "Spot That Thing." In this all-new route, you'll enjoy a fun rallye-type drive.  You'll get a set of driving directions and a page of photos that correspond to sights you will see on the drive. You'll need to take note of the mileage when you "Spot That Thing." At the end of the drive, you'll have an opportunity to win a fun prize.

    The drive usually takes about two hours, and ends in time for lunch (place TBD), where we'll reconnect and award the spoils to the winner! No need for speed here; just enjoy the scenery and keep your eyes peeled for the "things" along the route.

    This will be mostly an urban drive, so make sure you are ready for a little traffic and most likely, some road construction.

    We'll start from the Des Moines Waterfront Park near Anthony's Restaurant. 

    The Driver's Meeting is at 10 sharp and we'll pull out around 10:15. 

    Directions to Des Moines Waterfront Park:

    From I-5 North or South, take Exit 149 (Kent-Des Moines Road) and go west toward the waterfront. Stay on Kent-Des Moines Road and get in the left lane. When you get to Marine View Drive, the road will curve to your right. You will see a Red Robin on the left. Get in the left turn lane (if you are in the left lane already, it turns into the left turn lane). Go all the way to the parking lot (you may see the Farmer's Market on your right). 

    There are restrooms at the park. If you arrive early you can check out the Farmer's Market before we leave.


    • 08/11/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Griot's Garage, Tacoma, WA
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    It’s time again to mark your calendars to attend the annual Gathering of Miatas. As in past years, we have scheduled the cabana at Griot’s Garage in Tacoma for our event this year.

    If you have never been to Griot’s in Tacoma, then you are missing out! It’s a great place to stock up on your car polishing supplies. As one of our partners, Griot’s Garage welcomes us every year to host our gathering in their parking lot. Additionally, they sponsor a one-hour tech program where the explain the use of the car maintenance supplies they sell and why they are such good products. Their address is: 3333 S. 38th St, Tacoma. You can check out their website at www.griotsgarage.com

    We’ll start off at 10 a.m. with the “Drive-In” to Griot’s and to give you an hour to spiff up your car. Then the Tech Program begins at 11 a.m. followed by lunch, which will be cooked and served by your PSMC Board of Directors. Please RSVP so we can have a head count for the food order.

    Following lunch, you can view the Miatas and vote for the People’s Choice winners. 

    Please bring something to sit on just like you would bring to a picnic! (i.e.: a folding chair or blanket). There is a large grassy area surrounding the bbq pits for this purpose.

    Directions to Griot’s Garage:

    Traveling I-5 South: Take Exit 132A (S 38th St West toward Tacoma Mall)
    At the stoplight, bear right onto S 38th St. Go 3/4 of a mile to Griot's Garage on the right (white building with red stripes.) Last intersection is S Lawrence St.

    Traveling I-5 North: Take Exit 132, take second 38th St exit after overpass (S 38th St West toward Tacoma Mall)
    Bear right onto S 38th St. Go 3/4 of a mile to Griot's Garage on the right (white building with red stripes.) Last intersection is S Lawrence St.

    From Gig Harbor: On HWY 16, take exit for Union Ave.
    Turn right onto S Union Ave. Turn left onto S 38th St., then another left onto S Lawrence St. Griot's Garage is on the left (white building with red stripes.
    ) Lot entrance is behind the building.

    • 08/18/2018
    • 10:37 AM
    • The Landing in Renton, WA
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    Hosted by Sean and Pam McGriff

    We'll meet behind the Top Pot doughnut shop at The Landing in Renton, at 10:37am sharp. ( give or take a few minutes ).

    Then we will head out and drive around the south end of Lake Washington. Hopefully our hosts will know the way, but if not, it will still be a fun drive!

    After a two hour drive, we'll end where we began. There is a Jimmy-John's, Mucho Burrito, 5-Guys Burgers, The Rock - Wood-fired Pizza, and other food venues.

    • 09/08/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • TBD
    Register

    Host: Tom Millar

    Tom Millar has scheduled a drive that is still under construction. It promises to be a fun day drive that will involve a little driving and a little socializing. Watch this space for more details as they become available!

    • 09/15/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 09/17/2018
    • 12:00 PM

    Here's an event being hosted by the Canadian Rockies Miata Club that was forwarded in the hope that you may want to attend. The registration details are below and this is a non-PSMC-hosted drive to the event. From the looks of things, you may want to make this a mini-vacation, since there are many things to do in the area as described in this promotional material. Registration should happen soon as well, since numbers need to be firmed up by the club.

    The Canadian Rockies Miata Club invites you to join us in beautiful Kananaskis Country for our first Rockies Rendezvous event on the weekend of September 1416, 2018.

    The Delta Hotels Kananaskis Lodge, our host venue for the event, is about an hour drive west of Calgary   The venue has been completely upgraded, and has just reopened following over $25 MM in renovations and upgrades.  The Club has secured a special room rate for this event.
    The newly opened Nordic Spa is just around the corner from the Hotel and offers "centuries-old Scandinavian inspired wellness practices, with a modern Canadian twist with campfires, heated hammocks and maple leaf tartan robes.” (Calgary Herald) http://knordicspa.com
    Your registration includes a show and shine and a Barbecue in the courtyard on Friday afternoon, Saturday morning breakfast at the Delta/Marriott, a group excursion over the Highwood Pass (about a 4 hour drive) and other activities as our committee plans develop, with a wrap-up Banquet at the Delta/Marriott Saturday evening.
    Alberta Highway 40 cuts through the Kananaskis Provincial Park over the Highwood Pass. It provides “one of the most varied and scenic one day drives in Canada and according to hikebiketravel.com “it’s one of the best drives in Canada.” 

    https://www.hikebiketravel.com/driving-the-highwood-pass-loop-one-of-the-best-drives-in-canada/
    Highway 40 is also known as the Bighorn Highway based on the local wildlife.  Don’t be surprised if you come across a few bighorn sheep as you drive through the area.
    In addition to our event, there are plenty of other things you will want to do while in the area.

    Banff and Lake Louise are about a 3 hour round trip west on Highway 1. As a club, we’d recommend you take the more leisurely drive to Lake Louise on the scenic Johnson Canyon Road (Highway 1A).  If you have more time, the Icefields Parkway up through Banff and Jasper is a must-drive.

    In the Banff area you can check out the Castle in the Rockies - the Banff Springs Hotel, take a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola, visit the Cave and Basin (the birthplace of Canada's national parks), or drive the twisty road up Mount Norquay overlooking the Banff town site.

    If you’re so inclined, you can enjoy two of Canada’s premier golf courses, the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed Kananaskis Country Golf Courses.  They are reopening in May after extensive reconstruction following the flood of 2013. https://www.kananaskisgolf.com/.
    We’re getting close to the time when we have to start finanlizing numbers with the venue, so we’d encourage you to register in the next few weeks. We are looking forward to sharing the weekend with you at our first Rockies Rendezvous. 

    https://www.rockiesrendezvous.ca/


    • 09/16/2018
    • 9:15 AM
    • Randy's Diner, So Seattle
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    Host: Allan Ohlsen

    railtrail@hotmail.com

    Long before Interstate 90, before U.S. Highway 10, even before the Lake Washington floating bridge, there was the Sunset Highway. It was the main east/west route from Seattle to Spokane and beyond from about 1914 to 1940, snaking through many small towns and communities along the way.

    Join us for our seventh tour, especially if you are new members, as we trace the historical route of the Sunset Highway (Primary State Highway 2, not to be confused with present day Hwy 2) from the south end of Seattle, through Renton, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, and North Bend all the way to Snoqualmie Pass.

    We’ll take the back roads with a just a tiny bit of freeway, going from urban to suburban, to rural, and all the way to the Cascade mountain wilderness. There will be a couple of fun “zoom-zoom sidetracks” thrown in for fun, culminating with a switchback road that will put a smile on everyone’s face.

    We’ll stop for a short break at Snoqualmie Falls, and after we reach the summit and finish we’ll have lunch at the Summit Pancake House.

    We will meet at 9:15am at Randy’s Diner at the south end of Boeing field on E. Marginal Way in South Seattle and leave around 9:30 am for the tour.

    CB radios are HIGHLY encouraged for the historical snippets and trivia you may hear along the way, and cameras for what you may see. The tour should last until about 2 pm giving you the rest of the day to enjoy.

    Driving directions to Randy’s: From north or southbound I-5, take exit 158, E. Marginal Way . Go west to E. Marginal Way , go north (right) about three blocks and Randy’s will be on the right.

    Please RSVP on the PSMC website or to Allan Ohlsen @ 206-245-7027 

    • 09/20/2018
    • 09/23/2018
    • Hood River, OR (Sponsored by the Mt. Hood Miata Club)

    Our friends at the Mt. Hood Miata Club have sent us information on a weekend of activities in conjunction with one of their biggest driving events. The PSMC will not have a hosted drive to this event, but once you arrive at Mt. Hood, there will be plenty of Miatas for you to join and their peeps to meet! 

    You can follow this link to their website, where you can register and learn more, but here is an overview of the Hot Lava 2017 +1 Event:

    Join us for a touring weekend with route options* to Mt St Helens, Mt Adams, Mt Hood and other Columbia Gorge attractions. You may remember that Mt St Helens became famous when it erupted violently in 1980.  Hot Lava has attracted many cars from across the US and Canada, so you may meet many old and new zoom-zoom friends.

    HOT LAVA 2018 is $90 for a single participant, and $175 for a pair.  The registration fee includes Thursday evening welcome social, entry to all activities/runs [including Saturday lunch], goodie bag, and the Saturday night closing banquet.  There will also be an optional Sunday morning breakfast run. 

    Payment is accepted through this registration process by credit card [our card processor is PayPal, you do not need an account].  Checks can be mailed to the club PO box and need to be received by August 20th.  If you received any items for the 2017 Hot Lava please bring them with you as we do not want to duplicate items.

    SHIRT NOTES: Registration does not include shirts due to the fact that prior registrants did receive theirs. If you are interested in a shirt please indicate size & style and Kimberly will be in touch with pricing & order details later.  [We will have a +1 iron on patch to put next to the original patch on shirts]

    OUR PAYMENT PROCESSOR IS PAYPAL.  YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD, SIMPLY PROCESS AS YOU WOULD ANY ONLINE CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION.  If you are mailing a check you should receive an email invoice with the club address, and the PO Box is also on the bottom of every page of our website.  The total will NOT include shirt cost or upcharges.

    PLEASE NOTE you may register two participants in a PAIR transaction, each participants information and optional shirt info will need to be completed.  Any questions with the registration process please email webmaster@mthoodmiata.org.

    Registration will close on August 15, 2018. There will be no late or day of registration.  Please note that the hotel will only hold our block of rooms until August 1st.  The hotel dates are subject to change and we will update as needed.


    Lodging is available at:

    Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, with budget rooms to suites available. Reservations can be made now by calling 1-800-828-7873.  To get the discounted rates tell them you are with the MT HOOD MIATA CLUB.  Our discounted rates are available only by phone.

    Lodging in Hood River is hard to come by as their busy season extends into October. We have arranged a block of rooms for your convenience at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. We have budget rooms to suites, some with a view of the mighty Columbia River, and the 4th floor is no children if you prefer a quieter setting.  Some of the suites are large enough to accommodate 4-6 people, so bring your friends. There is a 9.8% room tax, and Thursday night is considered a weeknight so the fees For Friday and Saturday nights is slightly higher.

    Reservations can be made by phone call ONLY at 1-800-828-7873tell them you are with MT HOOD MIATA CLUB to get the discounted rates. All rooms must be booked by the cutoff date of August 1st, or they go back to inventory to sell at their usual rates. Please book your room early! 

    Activities:  FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE ON THE HOT LAVA DETAILS PAGE.

    • Thursday evening will be our check-in and Welcome Event.
    • Drives on Friday and Saturday, with a lunch included on Saturday. 
    • Other activities are anticipated.
    • Saturday evening banquet enjoyed with all participants.  
    • There will be an optional breakfast run on Sunday for those who are interested.


    • 09/22/2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Leavenworth, WA
    Register

    Host: Bill Hughes

    This is the last parade of the year and also one of the most enjoyable, with sunshine almost guaranteed so please come out for a fun drive and to help carry a group of hard-working scholarship winners in a beautiful city during it's Autumn Leaf Festival!

    The Miss Viking Fest court need drivers for this parade. We usually need five cars to drive our young ladies down the streets of Leavenworth, where large crowds cheer us on. We could get by with less if any cars are able to carry 2 girls each. (2 of the Viking Fest court are "Little Miss" Viking Fest girls)

    The in-town meeting place will be the Safeway parking lot in Leavenworth between 10:00 and 10:15am, moving over to the check-in area by 10:45 at the latest. The parade starts at noon, so we need time to park, shine and decorate (if you choose to do so) the cars.

    Please contact Bill Hughes for South-end caravan meeting points by phone at 

    • 10/02/2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • McMenamin's Mill Creek
    Register

    Hosted by Ross Scott
    Ross58@me.com

    Let us meet at McMenamin's Mill Creek, located in the Gateway Shopping Center at:

    1330 Bothell-Everett Highway #304, Mill Creek, Just a few miles north of our old meet-up at Canyon's.  Eat-n-greet and socializing; no car show (other than a neat row of parked Miatas,) no competition, no business, no road run, etc. Open to all Mazda Miata/MX-5 enthusiasts.

    You don't have to be a PSMC member to attend.
    Please RSVP on this web site so we can give restaurant an approximate head count. Drop-ins are also OK.

    There is ample parking on the West side of the restaurant, viewable from our table.
    Ask for table #8

     

    • 10/13/2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Lee Johnson Mazda, Kirkland
    Register

    Hosted by:  Puget Sound Miata Club Board

    Have you been on drives this year that were a lot of fun? Think you'd like to give it a try? Then you should put some ideas together and come to this meeting and claim a date for your next drive in 2019!

    This club thrives because our members plan and execute creative and exciting drives through many of our region's most beautiful areas and on the curviest roads in the West. Why not be a part of the planning and organizing so we can keep this a great club!

    This meeting starts at 11 a.m. with a lunch provided by the PSMC Board at Lee Johnson Mazda in Kirkland Motors in their upstairs meeting room. The address is 11845 NE 85th St, Kirkland, WA 98033. Around 11:45 a.m. we'll have new officers' elections. If you are ready to get more involved, contact Charlotte Fellers, our president, and let her know you'd like to join the board. We always have an empty chair!

    Also, at this meeting, we will set the calendar for 2019. If you'd like to host an event, now is the time to start planning your trip and putting it on the calendar so we can be ready in 2019 for a fun road run.

    This is a good time, while the weather is not the best for top-down driving, to start planning the fun events that will fill our calendar in the coming months.

    If you are concerned about your lack of experience in planning and hosting a drive, don't be. The board members serving your club have planned drives in the past and would be glad to co-host or help you plan your own exciting adventure. Just ask! Mostly it involves reading a map and doing a few pre-runs to make sure there are no unexpected road closures or other festivals that might hamper your progress through the course.

    Following the calendar meeting, we'll move right into the business meeting. This is where the board presents our financial report for the quarter and discusses future plans for the club. Any other business that needs to come before the board happens at this meeting. Usually it's a discussion of past events and the planning for future events.

    Remember, the club is only as healthy as its active membership. You might be ready to step up and start being more active. This is a great place to start--all are welcome at this meeting!


    • 11/06/2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • McMenamin's Mill Creek
    Register

    Hosted by Ross Scott
    Ross58@me.com

    Let us meet at McMenamin's Mill Creek, located in the Gateway Shopping Center at:

    1330 Bothell-Everett Highway #304, Mill Creek, Just a few miles north of our old meet-up at Canyon's.  We will see how that goes and continue researching venues.

    Eat-n-greet and socializing; no car show (other than a neat row of parked Miatas,) no competition, no business, no road run, etc. Open to all Mazda Miata/MX-5 enthusiasts.

    You don't have to be a PSMC member to attend.
    Please RSVP on this web site so we can give restaurant an approximate head count. Drop-ins are also OK.

    There is ample parking on the West side of the restaurant, viewable from our table.
    Ask for table #8

     

    • 12/01/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    The "End of the Driving Season" is upon us, so why not have a party to celebrate!

    The details are still being developed so watch this space for more in the near future.

Past events

04/19/2018 Third Thursday Cruise-In
04/14/2018 MG Car Club 37th Annual Tulip Rallye
04/07/2018 PSMC board meeting
04/03/2018 1st Tuesday Cruise-In
03/28/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
03/21/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
03/15/2018 Third Thursday Cruise-In
03/14/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
03/07/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
03/06/2018 1st Tuesday Cruise-In
02/28/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
02/21/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
02/14/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
02/10/2018 The Valentine's Day Park and Sip Tour
02/07/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
02/06/2018 1st Tuesday Cruise-In
01/31/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
01/24/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
01/20/2018 PSMC Business Meeting and Calendar Discussion
01/17/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
01/10/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
01/03/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
01/02/2018 1st Tuesday Cruise-In
11/16/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In
11/07/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
11/04/2017 End-Of-The-Driving Season Luncheon
10/28/2017 Haunted Places Revisited
10/14/2017 Fourth Quarter Planning and Board Meeting
10/06/2017 Mahogany, Merlot & Miatas VI
10/03/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
09/23/2017 Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival Parade
09/16/2017 Hurricane Ridge Run
09/09/2017 Pacific Beach Frolic
08/19/2017 The Renton "Clueless" Drive
08/19/2017 Kustom Kulture Festival Car Show
08/17/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
08/12/2017 Spot That Thing!
08/05/2017 Great Northwest Gathering of Miatas
07/29/2017 Silverdale Whaling Days Parade
07/22/2017 IRDC Race Weekend at Pacific Raceway
07/13/2017 Expore Oregon (hosted by Willamette Valley Miata Club
07/08/2017 Whistlin' Jack's Run
07/04/2017 Kingston 4th Of July Parade
06/30/2017 29th ANNUAL PACIFIC NORTHWEST HISTORIC-Event Cancelled
06/24/2017 Fathoms O' Fun Parade
06/06/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
06/03/2017 PSMC Board Meeting
05/21/2017 New Member Welcome
05/20/2017 Viking Fest Parade
05/18/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
05/13/2017 Detailin' Day and Show N Shine
05/06/2017 Drive to Lunch
05/02/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
04/22/2017 MG Car Club 36th Annual Tulip Rallye
04/20/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
04/15/2017 Quarterly board meeting
04/08/2017 Paccar Vehicle Testing Lab
04/04/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
03/16/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
03/11/2017 Alfa Romeo Club Driver Skills School
03/07/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
02/16/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
02/11/2017 The Valentine's Day Park and Sip Tour
02/07/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
01/21/2017 Quarterly board meeting at Lee Johnson Mazda
01/19/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
01/03/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
12/10/2016 Holiday Open House
11/17/2016 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
11/05/2016 End-Of-The-Driving Season Party
11/01/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-In Social
10/20/2016 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
10/15/2016 Fourth Quarter Planning and Board Meeting
10/04/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-In Social
09/30/2016 Mahogany, Merlot & Miatas V
09/24/2016 Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival Parade
09/17/2016 Pacific Beach Frolic
09/10/2016 Summer Ender Fender Bender
09/10/2016 Halfway and Back Tour (hosted by the Willamette Valley Miata Club)
08/27/2016 Crystal Mountain Summit Drive
08/13/2016 Mt. Baker Run with Sea To Sky Miata Club
08/06/2016 Great Northwest Gathering of Miatas
08/02/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-In Social
07/30/2016 2016 Opel - Miata Gathering
07/30/2016 Silverdale Whaling Days Parade
07/23/2016 Miata Fly-In
07/16/2016 Drive to Admiralty Lighthouse - Canceled
07/14/2016 Expore Oregon (hosted by Willamette Valley Miata Club
07/09/2016 Whistlin' Jack's Run
07/05/2016 Inter-Club Cruise-In Social
07/02/2016 28th ANNUAL PACIFIC NORTHWEST HISTORICS CAR CORRAL
06/25/2016 Fathoms O' Fun Parade
06/16/2016 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
06/07/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-In Social
06/04/2016 PSMC Board Meeting
05/21/2016 Drive to Lunch
05/19/2016 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
05/14/2016 Viking Fest Parade
05/14/2016 Detailin' Day and Show N Shine
05/03/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-In Social
04/23/2016 MG Car Club 35th Annual Tulip Rallye
04/21/2016 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
04/09/2016 Quarterly board meeting
04/05/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-In Social
03/17/2016 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
03/01/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-in Social
02/18/2016 Third Thursday cruise-in social
02/13/2016 The Valentine's Day Park and Sip Tour
02/02/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-in Social
01/21/2016 Third Thursday cruise-in social
01/05/2016 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
11/19/2015 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
11/07/2015 End-Of-The-Driving Season Party
10/17/2015 PSMC Elections and Planning Meeting for 2016!
10/15/2015 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
10/06/2015 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
10/02/2015 Mahogany, Merlot & Miatas IV
09/26/2015 Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival Parade
09/19/2015 Pacific Beach Frolic
09/12/2015 Drive to Lunch
09/06/2015 South Bend Road Run
08/22/2015 Whistlin' Jack's Run
08/15/2015 The Renton "Clueless" Drive
08/08/2015 Spot That Thing!
08/01/2015 Great Northwest Gathering of Miatas
07/25/2015 2015 Opel - Miata Gathering
07/25/2015 Silverdale Whaling Days Parade
07/18/2015 Des Moines Waterland Festival Parade
07/16/2015 Expore Oregon (hosted by Willamette Valley Miata Club
07/11/2015 Whidbey Island Tour
07/04/2015 Kingston 4th Of July Parade
07/03/2015 27th ANNUAL PACIFIC NORTHWEST HISTORICS CAR CORRAL
06/27/2015 Fathoms O' Fun Parade
06/20/2015 Marysville Strawberry Festival Parade
06/18/2015 Final Third Thursday Cruise-In Social until Fall
06/06/2015 PSMC Board Meeting
06/02/2015 Final First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social until Fall
05/22/2015 Topless Fun Run (hosted by Okanagan Valley Miata Club)
05/16/2015 Viking Fest Parade
05/16/2015 Detailin' Day and Show N Shine
05/05/2015 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
05/02/2015 New Member Welcome
04/16/2015 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
04/11/2015 April Board Meeting
04/07/2015 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
03/19/2015 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
03/03/2015 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
02/19/2015 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
02/07/2015 February General Membership Meeting and Elections
02/03/2015 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
01/15/2015 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
11/20/2014 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
11/04/2014 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
10/18/2014 Corn Maze Run
10/16/2014 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
10/07/2014 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
10/03/2014 Mahogany, Merlot & Miatas III
09/27/2014 Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival Parade
09/18/2014 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
09/13/2014 Olympic Peninsula (Lite)-Reprise
09/06/2014 Sunset Auto Trail VI
09/02/2014 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
08/31/2014 South Bend Road Run
08/23/2014 Snap That Thing!
08/16/2014 Mt St Helens Miata Trip
08/09/2014 Garage Sale Rally
08/09/2014 Yakima Winery Tour
08/02/2014 Great Northwest Gathering of Miatas
08/02/2014 The Lakewood Tennis Club Rod & Custom Show
07/26/2014 Silverdale Whaling Days Parade
07/20/2014 Chinatown Seafair Parade
07/17/2014 Expore Oregon
07/16/2014 Two Lanes to Oregon
07/12/2014 Election and Board Meeting
07/04/2014 Kingston 4th Of July Parade
07/04/2014 Pacific Northwest Historics
07/02/2014 Miata's in Bryce, Utah
06/28/2014 Fathoms O' Fun Parade
06/14/2014 South Sound Saunter
06/08/2014 All Convertible Cruise In
05/27/2014 Last Tuesday North-End Cruise-in Social
05/17/2014 Viking Fest Parade
05/15/2014 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
05/03/2014 New Member Welcome
04/29/2014 Last Tuesday North-End Cruise-in Social
04/19/2014 MG Car Club 33rd Annual Tulip Rallye
04/17/2014 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
04/05/2014 2014 Nomination & Board Meeting
03/29/2014 Performance Driving @ Oregon Raceway Park
03/25/2014 Last Tuesday North-End Cruise-in Social
03/20/2014 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
03/01/2014 Test Event
02/25/2014 Last Tuesday North-End Cruise-in Social
02/20/2014 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
02/04/2014 What is the best sportscar in the world?
01/16/2014 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
12/07/2013 Holiday Open House
11/21/2013 November Cruise-In Social
11/09/2013 End of the Year Party
11/02/2013 November Planning and Board Meeting
10/26/2013 Halloween Run - 2013
10/17/2013 October Cruise-In Social
10/12/2013 2013 Apple Cider Run
10/06/2013 2013 Apple Squeeze
10/04/2013 2013 Mahogany, Merlot and Miatas II
09/28/2013 2013 Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival Parade
08/17/2013 Great Northwest Gathering of Miatas
07/05/2013 2013 Historics Races
06/20/2013 2013 June Cruise-In Social
06/08/2013 2013 Election and Board Meeting

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