South Florida Miatas

a place for MX-5 Miata sports car enthusiasts to gather and share

Welcome to the virtual home of the South Florida Miata Car Club - the place for people who love their sports cars and fun with friends.

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ANOTHER CORRECTION

Posted by Lou Marett on January 25, 2016 at 3:06pm 0 Comments

Sorry.  I was right the first time. On Sunday, February 21, we are meeting at 9:00AM at  the WEST PALM BEACH SERVICE AREA mile marker 94, Florida's Turnpike.

Mazda Prototypes to Race With New MZ-2.0T Engine

Posted by Robert Burr on January 8, 2016 at 8:19pm 0 Comments

Engine will make its race debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona





The two-car Mazda Prototype race team will be powered by the new gasoline-fueled MZ-2.0T engine this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The engine has been in development for much of the past year and has completed nearly 4,000 test miles prior to this weekend’s “ROAR before the 24” test session at the Daytona International Speedway.



A gasoline, direct-injected engine -- like many of the Mazda passenger cars -- helps with the horsepower and throttle response and yet still produces great fuel economy. When the driver puts the pedal down, it goes. It’s creating roughly 285 horsepower per liter, which is much higher than the estimated 110 horsepower per liter of the 5.5-liter V8 Daytona Prototype…

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Preparing My Miata for Florida Winter

Posted by Nate Vickery on December 23, 2015 at 7:26am 0 Comments

A couple of months back, I decided to move to Florida. The most helpful out of them all however, was one friend in particular, who warned me not to take Florida winter for granted, even though it has a tendency to be mild. Having decided to look into the matter, I learned a lot about preparing one’s car for the winter.

My Wagon

I bought my pre-owned, grey Mazda Miata, back during college days, in quite a nasty condition. It turned out, however, that the woman that I bought it from either knew nothing or didn’t care about adding up to your car’s resale value, prior to putting it on market. The tires were age old, the engine didn’t…

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We're up to 190 Miata Members

Posted by Robert Burr on December 19, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

This Miata web site has 190 active members!

We all enjoy having the calendar online to know about upcoming events and it's a great place to post photos and make friends.

Happy Holidays and best wishes to all our Miata enthusiast friends!

DEC 13 HOLIDAY PARTY

Posted by Herb Chermak on December 14, 2015 at 1:10pm 0 Comments

THANKS TO LOU & JOHN FOR ORGANIZING THE HOLIDAY PARTY. ALL MEMBERS HAD A GOOD TIME. THE GRAB BAG WAS GREAT. I GOT A SHOP VACUUM, AND AS LOU SAID " HERB YOU REALLY CLEANED UP!"

Posted by Herb Chermak on December 14, 2015 at 1:06pm 0 Comments

Thanksgiving Miata Club

Posted by Lee and Darlene Tout on November 16, 2015 at 5:39pm 0 Comments

We give thanks for Lou, John and all who contributed food, entertainment and camaraderie that made for a enjoyable, delicious gathering. 

QUITEWATERS

Posted by Dino Lauricella on November 15, 2015 at 5:02pm 0 Comments

I wanted to say it was a pleasure meeting all of you had a great time

THANKSGIVING AT THE PARK

Posted by Herb Chermak on November 15, 2015 at 3:44pm 0 Comments

Lou and John I'm sure we all agree that you guys did a fantastic job for this memorable event. Good food, good fun, good friends.

ZOOM-ZOOM   Herb and Fran

Lee & Darlene Tout

Posted by Lee and Darlene Tout on October 13, 2015 at 2:49pm 0 Comments

Darlene & Lee Tout.  Sunday was a "Feast for the Eyes" !!!  All the garden Buddhas agreed that Lou and John were generous, enlightened souls for arranging such a joyful, beautiful day for all the Miata lovers.  Thank you.

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Life Alliance, Lion Country Safari picnic at Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach

February 20, 2016 from 10am to 5:30pm
Picnic with buffet lunch, $15.00 includes lunch, admission to park, and parking.  Need to get there by 11:30 if you want lunch.   But there are restaurants in the park if you miss it.Must contact Roz or Brian if you want tickets.  Must know by Feb. 11th if you plan to come.  Payment is made at the park.See More
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Robert Burr left a comment for larry janca
"Welcome aboard Larry."
Feb 1
Robert Burr posted a status
"The date is 2/01 and we now have 201 members."
Feb 1
larry janca is now a member of South Florida Miatas
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Robert Burr posted a status
"A new patent filing from Mazda suggests that the company is working to replace the spark plugs in its engines with lasers."
Jan 29
Blas R Barrero is attending Edgardo Carranza at MAzdaPros's event

Monthly Meet at 11025 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

January 29, 2016 from 7pm to 11pm
Hello everyone!  We are hosting this Friday, Jan. 29th a monthly meet at B&B Joint Pines.  The restaurant allows us to corner off and close up part of the parking lot for our meet. B&B is on the corner of Pines and Haitus, next to Home Depot.This is an all makes and models meet, but usually the attendees is about 50% or more of Mazda models.We hope some of you can make it!Regards,Edgar and IsaSee More
Jan 25
Edgardo Carranza at MAzdaPros posted a status
"I wanted 2 share with SOFL Miata lovers the pics we took at SEMA last November of some nice Miatas diplayed by Mazda and Honeywell"
Jan 25
Edgardo Carranza at MAzdaPros posted photos
Jan 25
Edgardo Carranza at MAzdaPros posted an event

Monthly Meet at 11025 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

January 29, 2016 from 7pm to 11pm
Hello everyone!  We are hosting this Friday, Jan. 29th a monthly meet at B&B Joint Pines.  The restaurant allows us to corner off and close up part of the parking lot for our meet. B&B is on the corner of Pines and Haitus, next to Home Depot.This is an all makes and models meet, but usually the attendees is about 50% or more of Mazda models.We hope some of you can make it!Regards,Edgar and IsaSee More
Jan 25
Lou Marett posted a blog post

ANOTHER CORRECTION

Sorry.  I was right the first time. On Sunday, February 21, we are meeting at 9:00AM at  the WEST PALM BEACH SERVICE AREA mile marker 94, Florida's Turnpike.See More
Jan 25
Lou Marett commented on Lou Marett's event February Road Trip
"CORRECTION:  The meeting location for the Seminole Inn Road Trip on Sunday, February 21, at 9:00AM is the LAKE WORTH SERVICE PLAZA, Mile Marker 94, Florida's Turnpike."
Jan 23
Craig J. Freger left a comment for Craig J. Freger
"Thank you, Lou. "
Jan 21
Lou Marett posted events
Jan 21
Lou Marett left a comment for Craig J. Freger
"Craig, Welcome to our merry band of Miata lovers.  We are always looking for good people who want to share good times with other good people. Check our website and "like" us on Facebook to keep abreast of club news & events.…"
Jan 18
Craig J. Freger left a comment for Robert Burr
"Thank you!"
Jan 18
Robert Burr left a comment for Craig J. Freger
"Welcome aboard the Miata sports car web site Craig. We hope to see you at an upcoming monthly meeting or special event soon."
Jan 17
John Morris posted a status
"Craig, Welcome to the club. We have some great adventures planed coming up. We hope you can join us for the fun. Best regards, John"
Jan 17
Craig J. Freger is now a member of South Florida Miatas
Jan 17
Mark S. Gilbert is attending Robert Burr's event
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Redland Riot Road Rallye at Cauley Square - US1 at SW 224 Street in Culter Bay

January 16, 2016 from 10am to 5pm
Get ready to riot through the Redland farming region for a day-long road rallye adventure visiting some wonderful places in Miami's bountiful countryside. Everyone can join in the fun. On the third Saturday of January, get your car team together to participate in the annual Redland Riot Road Rallye, a full day adventure through the delightful Redland farming region. Car teams begin the road rallye at Cauley Square, (US1 at SW 224 Street) between 10 and 11am. The cost is $10 per car team. Everyone is invited. You'll get a map and driving directions, plus a set of whimsical, cryptic questions to answer as you visit these historic and delightful places. Along the way, you'll find antiques and gifts, strawberries and tropical fruit milkshakes, sticky cinnamon buns, exotic orchids, historic properties, incredible fruit stands and the southernmost winery and brewery in the United States. The finale of the big adventure occurs at Schnebly Redland's Winery and Brewery in the new Tap Room…See More
Jan 13
Robert Burr posted a status
"We now have 199 members registered on the South Florida Miata Club web site. Our population is zoom-zooming along."
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