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  • Mark Gilbert 11:56am on Friday, March 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Sebring Pace Car… Zoom Zoom 

    Look what led the pace lap today at the 12 Hours of Sebring ……. MX-5 RF of course.

  • Marc Weiss 9:10pm on Saturday, March 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

    Hello I was approached by Lou Marett today… 

    Hello, I was approached by Lou Marett today to join this club. I’m glad to be a part of your group. I bought my car June of 2016 as a 50th birthday gift to myself and I’ve been having a great time since. I live in Weston and hope to meet some of you that live nearby.

    I’d attach a photo of my car but I have no clue how to do it.

    Answer: Check out the web site help page. Notice the “add media” button when you’re creating a new post

    Blog post form

    • Mark Gilbert 7:21am on Sunday, March 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Welcome aboard. I too live in Weston. If you see a red RF cruising around town, it’s probably me.

      • Marc Weiss 9:47am on Sunday, March 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Hi, I also have a red Miata that is a 2010 PRHT GT 6 speed NC with 24k on it. I drive it mostly on the weekends. I absolutely love it!!

    • Robert Burr 8:41am on Sunday, March 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      There is a small button that looks like a camera. The “add media” button lets you choose an image from your computer to upload to the media library for use in your post.

    • Anonymous 8:58am on Sunday, March 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I have a 2016 red Grand Touring MX 5 with 7600 Miles. Regrettably I need to sell it as I have gone down to part time work and the car payments are becoming a burden. I have a loan through Suntrust at a very very good rate. Not sure how that would work if I were to sell the car to a private buyer. Anyway, my email is if anyone is interested.

    • Mark Gilbert 12:12pm on Sunday, March 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I see you figured out how to add your car to the cover image of your profile. Now you need to add your picture as the profile image so we know who we’re talking too. By the way, nice PRHT. I had a silver 2010 PRHT also that I traded in for my RF. Enjoy your car!

  • Mark Gilbert 4:01pm on Friday, March 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Mazda Color Palette 

    Wonder why Mazda refuses to add bright sports car colors for the MX-5 palette? In the early days of the Miata, there were many nice color offerings. Only alternative nowadays is to have your car wrapped like this guy did. This blue is absolutely beautiful.

  • Mark Gilbert 7:12pm on Saturday, March 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Summer Crush Road Trip 

    We had beautiful weather today for our road trip to the Summer Crush Winery. Seven cars made the trip up to Fort Pierce to spend the day sampling wine, listening to some great music and relaxing in the vineyard. Anyone looking to have a fun day should consider driving up for the day. You’ll be glad you did!
    John’s photos from today:

  • Mark Gilbert 6:25am on Friday, March 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Summer Crush Winery – This Saturday March 3rd 

    Summer Crush Winery is having two acoustic bands this Saturday, March 3rd. For those of you who have never been to the winery, it is a fun place. They offer wine tasting, food and live music all afternoon. We’ve been there a couple of times with the club and have had a great time on both occasions.
    Summer Crush Winery

    Check their web site for other weekend activities throughout the year. It’s a nice top down ride up to Fort Pierce for the day and the weather should be glorious this weekend with temps only in the low 70’s.

    If anyone is interested in going this weekend, a group of members will be meeting at the Dunkin Donuts on Gateway Blvd. just off of I-95 at 10:30 on Saturday morning. It certainly will be a fun day!

    You can sample some of the music from this weekends bands below.
    web site:

    A Swing and String Weekend, beginning Saturday 12-5pm with
    The String Assassins
    Professor Pennygoode’s Mighty Flea Circus

    Are you kidding me… both these bands in one day! Have we gone crazy?
    Don’t miss this no ticket required special event. Rain or shine.
    Charity: HALO Rescue

    Listen to sample of their music here:

  • Mark Gilbert 11:17am on Thursday, March 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Possible Horsepower Increase For 2019 Models 

    An article in Road & Track offers some clues as to possible 17% increase in horsepower for upcoming MX-5 ND models.

    The Mazda MX-5 has been widely hailed as a return to the original formula: a great-handling, lightweight car. It’s also been criticized by some for only having 155 horsepower. Mazda has repeatedly stated that it will focus on making the car faster by cutting more weight, but a new VIN filing shows that the MX-5 might also get a significant horsepower bump for the 2019 model year.

    A document filed with NHTSA on February 27th shows that the MX-5 will continue to offer the trim levels we’re familiar with and a 2.0-liter engine, but the power rating has changed from 155 horsepower to 181. This would constitute a power increase of 17 percent—the biggest jump for any version of the naturally-aspirated SkyActiv-G motor.

  • Roger Koll 4:33pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Classic, , , Sportscar, Vintage   

    SVRA Sebring Vintage Classic 

    I’m going to take my new ‘17 Miata RF to the 2018 Vintage Car Classic at Sebring, Florida this Saturday March 3rd, hosted by Sportscar Vintage Racing Association.

    This will be my first road trip and I don’t really know what to expect. I was inspired by the Documentary, “Steve McQeen: The Man & Le Mans.”

    Roger K

    Sportscar Vintage Racing AssociationAs one of the oldest organizations in vintage racing, and the only one with a national presence, SVRA is committed to presenting the best possible experience for our competitors and fans. From 200 MPH Indy and Formula 1 cars to classic Jaguars and Porsches, our events provide a rolling history of motorsport where the cars are the stars at legendary tracks across the country such as Watkins Glen, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway, The Circuit of the Americas, and Portland International Raceway.

    For competitors, SVRA provides a complete weekend of events and activities with lots of track time and a full slate of sprint and endurance races, as well as off-track activities.

    For spectators, the paddock area is all always “open” at no cost beyond admission, offering a level of access to cars and drivers not available in most other forms of motorsport.

  • Robert Burr 5:13pm on Friday, February 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bayside, happy hour, Key Largo, Snook's, sunset   

    Snook’s Bayside for Happy Hour in Key Largo 

    Here’s an idea for a little road trip to a cool little place on the water in Key Largo.

    good drinks and good seafood

    Snook’s Bayside Restaurant and Tiki Bar is a great little place I know in Key Largo that’s hidden in plain sight. Located on the water, it’s the perfect place for a tiki drink and some seafood bites as the sun goes down.

    Snook’s offers unique waterfront ledge seating facing the water, perfect for an unobstructed view of the sunset.

    The Happy Hour menu, from 4 to 6pm, is a great deal, with domestic beers for $2.75, with well drinks and house wine for $4.50.

    For $6 you get specialty drinks like the Snooks Sunset, Margarita, Huckleberry and Moscow Mule. Also only $6 during happy hour: a range of appetizers from pork dumplings and conch fritters to buffalo cauliflower, jalapeño bombers and fresh fish dip.

    it’s all about the sunsets

    unobstructed views of the sun going down

    Other cool stuff in the neighborhood:

    I never miss an opportunity to visit Key Largo and Islamorada. There’s so many cool things to do and places to go, like the Florida Keys Brewing Company on Morada Way. I like Outdoor World, the Islamorada Fish House and Morada Bay Beach Restaurant on the bay. The historic Green Turtle Inn or Chef Michael’s for the hogfish. The famous Marker 88 Restaurant. A cool pint at the Islamorada Beer Company. A visit to the History of Diving Museum, Theater Of The Sea, Islamorada Founder’s Park, Old Settler’s Park in Tavernier, Harry Harris Beach Park, Pennecamp Marine Park. The Caribbean Club, Gilbert’s Resort, Jules Undersea Lodge, shopping for gifts at The Shell Man… just to name a few.

    Whenever you’re ready for a pleasant drive to the keys, say the word and I’m in.

    • Mark Gilbert 5:20pm on Friday, February 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Great minds think alike Rob. I contacted Rio at the Florida Keys Brewery today to discuss a road trip for the club. They will offer us a tour of the brewery for $15 per person which includes 5 four ounce flights of different beers to try along the way. Live music on Sunday afternoons too.

    • Robert Burr 5:24pm on Friday, February 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      The brewery tour is a good idea, combined with a meal and a sunset.

  • Mark Gilbert 10:08am on Thursday, February 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Recommendations TSB Archive 

    As a point of reference, this link will take you to the archives concerning Technical Service Bulletins and recalls on Miatas. It will be now located in the Recommendations Portal.

  • Mark Gilbert 1:37pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Recommendations Portal 

    Please take note, we have added a link for recommendations to the header line above. This will allow members to offer insight on businesses or web sites they have used that can be helpful to our Miata community, whether it be a good mechanic, aftermarket parts, Mazda TSB’s, anything of interest to our members in relation to our cars. When posting your comment on the home page that you want to be saved in the recommendations portal, you need to look under the “tag it” line to the drop down box and click on recommendations. This way your post will be saved there.
    In this way we have a specific area where we can look for answers to questions or other helpful information about our cars.

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