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June Road Trip at Endless Summer Winery Report

Posted by Doug Q on June 26, 2016 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Aside from a minor scare to Tammy and me on the road on the way home from the venue (see post elsewhere here on the website), the trip to the Endless Summer Winery on June 12 was memorable for a number of reasons.

 

We headed up from our meeting place at Dunkin’ Donuts on Gateway in Boynton on a typical South Florida summer day: warm.  There were a dozen cars in our caravan up I-95 transporting two dozen really smart people who appreciate the best sports car available.

 

While the winery isn’t exactly around the corner, it proved to be worth the drive!  The theme of the grounds, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, is surfing (no surprise there considering the “Endless Summer” name!), with kitschy wine labels, a very cute gift shop, and friendly and engaging staff.

 

While supposedly tours were not scheduled to be conducted on the day we were there, the gracious owner Gary Roberts provided one to our South Florida Miata constituency.  We got…

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Rear Bumper Skin from 1999 Miata very good condition. Make offer.

Posted by RON & FRAN NIEPORENT on June 25, 2016 at 4:51pm 0 Comments

REAR BUMPER SKIN 1999 MIATA. MAKE OFFER.

Greico Mazda 20% parts discount

Posted by John Morris on June 8, 2016 at 11:37am 0 Comments

Just a reminder to all members you wiil get a 20% dicount on all Mazda parts by mentioning you ar a member of The South Florida Miata Club.

Ask for Kevin Lopez 561-278-7800 Ext. 1293.

Lou Marett has Membership cards. 

1999 Miata Build Diary (Maggie)

Posted by DJ on May 18, 2016 at 12:12pm 0 Comments

Minor update 5/17/16:

Took the Miata (Maggie) to the dyno last night to see how many of the horses have escaped over the 175,000+ miles.  About 20hp!  The actual horsepower number was 105hp.  The last stock 1999 I had on a dyno put down ~125hp. 

I will be opening up the Megasquirt I have to change over the jumper harness wires to adapt the ECU from the '95 Miata it came out of to the '99 Miata it is going into as well as adding in the voltage regulating circuit. 

1999 Miata Build Diary (Maggie)

Posted by DJ on May 12, 2016 at 7:51pm 1 Comment

Last year I purchased a Silver 1999 Miata from another club Member.  This Miata had been previously enjoyed for 165,000 miles and had a blown head gasket.  I was able to repair the head gasket and get the car back on road.  I have been driving approx. 100 miles per day to and from work.  I had to make a tough choice... I would have to either sell the car (Does not make a lot of sense to rely on a 165,000 mile motor for 100 mile trip to and from work) or put some serious money into the car.  I debated on what I would do...  More on that in a minute. 

In the meantime I acquired parts from multiple sources and started updating small things on the car to make it just a bit better.  I updated from a rubber base steering wheel to a Leather Nardi wheel.  I also updated the suspension with some second hand '99 Sport suspension pieces and a mix of aftermarket parts from Koni and progress group. 

What to do?   What to do?  Brousing around on the good old internet I found an…

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Homestead Speedway Road Trip

Posted by Lou Marett on May 9, 2016 at 4:47pm 3 Comments

To reply to Bob's question: There are no other food outlets at the track.  It is not a racing day.  The track just has people like us seeking to chat with the cool car drivers and perhaps pay the $30 and take a 30 min. spin around the track at speed with a Performance Driving Group Certified Driver like our own Doug Quara and his son, Doug, Jr.  The one fee gets you a wrist band and the opportunity to ride with as many drivers in as many different vehicles as you can find who are available.

We do get to convoy around the track in our own cars for several laps behind a pace car. This is a load of fun.  Bob, We need your email address and your cell phone number so we can reach you Saturday morning in case of any last minute changes in plans. Lou Marett:loumarett@gmail.com  John Morris:johnmorris23@mac.com 

April Road Trip, April 9, 2016, Treasure Coast Miata Parts Super Store

Posted by Lou Marett on April 10, 2016 at 11:43am 0 Comments

On Saturday, April 9, South Florida Miatas joined with the Treasure Coast Miata Car Club and the Treasure Coast British Sports Car Club for a visit to the the Treasure Coast Miata Parts Super Store in Hobe Sound.  The owner gave us a tour of the facility which is a Miata lover's dream. They have every used part imaginable and can, repair, build and dismantle any and all Miatas.  They also sponsor a Miata racing team at both West Palm Raceway and Homestead Raceway.  

Lunch at Harry and the Natives in Hobe Sound followed.  The food and service were both excellent. If you are looking for an interesting and different "beachcomber" experience this is the place to go.

The trip home included a "top down" ride along A1A through Jupiter past many beautiful ocean front estates.

2016 MX-5 is Only Vehicle to Take Home Two Awards from 2016 Autobytel Car and Truck Awards

Posted by Robert Burr on March 25, 2016 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata was recently named the winner of not one, but two prestigious 2016 Autobytel Car and Truck Awards.  Mazda's lightweight roadster took home top honors as Autobytel Convertible of the Year and Autobytel Sports Car of the Year.

The MX-5, which has received numerous awards since it was redesigned for 2016, encompasses Mazda’s full suite of SKYACTIV Technology and KODO—Soul of Motion design.

According to Autobytel, winners are chosen based on their “excellent design, leading technology, top performance, safety, and value.”

Mazda MX-5 Named 2016 World Car Design of the Year

Posted by Robert Burr on March 24, 2016 at 11:13am 0 Comments

The Mazda MX-5 (known as Mazda Roadster in Japan) has won the 2016 World Car Design of the Year award. It is the first time a Japanese model has won the award.

World Car Design of the Year was established by World Car Awards in 2006 to recognize excellence and innovation in car design. This year's winner was chosen by a panel of design experts and 73 automotive journalists from 23 different countries. The MX-5 was announced victorious over other finalists Jaguar XE and Mazda CX-3 at the New York International Auto Show on March 24. In addition, the MX-5 was the finalist for the title of World Car of the Year 2016 and competed for the honor against the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.

http://www.mazdausamedia.com/2016-03-24-All-New-Mazda-MX-5-Named-2016-World-Car-Design-of-the-Year

Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop convertible

Posted by Robert Burr on March 22, 2016 at 7:58pm 0 Comments

Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop convertible revealed at NY Auto Show. Stunning. http://www.mazdausamedia.com/2016-03-22-Mazda-MX-5-RF-with-Retractable-Hardtop-Makes-Global-Debut

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July Monthly Meeting at The Field Irish Pub

July 10, 2016 from 12pm to 2pm
July Monthly Meeting: This will be a brunch / lunch meeting where we will share good food, good drink and good friends.  We will recount last month's road trip, discuss future events and answer Miata - related questions.  All members, old & new, and their friends are welcome.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.See More
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June Road Trip at Endless Summer Winery Report

Aside from a minor scare to Tammy and me on the road on the way home from the venue (see post elsewhere here on the website), the trip to the Endless Summer Winery on June 12 was memorable for a number of reasons. We headed up from our meeting place at Dunkin’ Donuts on Gateway in Boynton on a typical South Florida summer day: warm.  There were a dozen cars in our caravan up I-95 transporting two dozen really smart people who appreciate the best sports car available. While the winery isn’t exactly around the corner, it proved to be worth the drive!  The theme of the grounds, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, is surfing (no surprise there considering the “Endless Summer” name!), with kitschy wine labels, a very cute gift shop, and friendly and engaging staff. While supposedly tours were not scheduled to be conducted on the day we were there, the gracious owner Gary Roberts provided one to our South Florida Miata constituency.  We got a brief history of how Gary, during the downturn…See More
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July Road Trip at Funky Buddha Brewery

July 17, 2016 from 11:45am to 2:30pm
Funky Buddha is the pre - eminent craft brewery in So. Florida. They have a state of the art brewery and visitor center right here in Oakland Park.  Arrive at 11:45AM to have time for lunch before our 1:00PM private tour that includes 4 oz. samples of 4 different beers and a complimentary logo glass. The cost of the private tour is $10 per person.  Safety goggles will be distributed and closed toe footwear is recommended.  Reservations are required.  Please contact us with your email address and cell phone number for confirmation. Lou: loumarett@gmail.com   John: johnmorris23@mac.comSee More
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July Monthly Meeting at The Field Irish Pub

July 10, 2016 from 12pm to 2pm
July Monthly Meeting: This will be a brunch / lunch meeting where we will share good food, good drink and good friends.  We will recount last month's road trip, discuss future events and answer Miata - related questions.  All members, old & new, and their friends are welcome.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.See More
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Close call returning from Endless Summer Winery

Started by Doug Q in Road Trips. Last reply by Doug Q Jun 14. 5 Replies

Returning from Endless Summer Winery, which was a really nice place to visit today (thanks, Lou and John for setting it up!), within sight of I-95, there was construction.  Indrio Road jogged right.…Continue

Grieco Mazda 20% Parts Dicount

Started by John Morris in 2016 Miata Jun 8. 0 Replies

Greico Mazda 20% parts discountJust a reminder to all members you wiil get a 20% dicount on all Mazda…Continue

 
 
 

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