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  • Mark Gilbert 7:18am on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Permalink |
    Tags: , Participation,   

    Monthly Meetings/Road Trips 

    We encourage all club members and friends to participate in our monthly meetings and road trips. We work hard on choosing venues of interest to everyone and appreciate members input on locations of future trips. We have a specific tab on our web site where members can upload their ideas for future trips. All remaining road trips and meetings for the year are listed under the events tab for easy access. We hope to see everyone join in and participate.

    • Mark Gilbert 12:22pm on Monday, July 30, 2018 Permalink |
      Tags: Facebook, Information,   

      Club’s Facebook Page 

      For those of you who are not aware, our club has a Facebook page in addition to our web page. The same posts, events, pictures etc. found on our web page can be found on our Facebook page also. You can also sign up for events there too. Many of you frequent Facebook daily anyway and this is another avenue for you to keep up with information concerning our club daily.

      Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/southfloridamiatas/

      • Mark Gilbert 5:28am on Sunday, July 29, 2018 Permalink |

        Congrats To Gary 

        Congratulations go out to Gary Koester on the purchase of his new Mustang. His Miata now has a playmate in the stable. Good luck with her. She’s a beauty!

        • Anonymous 9:35am on Sunday, July 29, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Gary Good luck with your beautiful Mustang. May you have a ton of fun driving your new pony.

        • Anonymous Two 6:23pm on Thursday, August 2, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Same here Gary and may you have 3,532 lbs of fun as well …!!

        • Anonymous Too 6:39pm on Thursday, August 2, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I third that, Gary, and remember … there’s always an upside to down-shifting! By the way, you might want to get a shirt (to – two – too) match!! They’ll be Blue with envy!!!

      • Mark Gilbert 6:58pm on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Permalink |
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        Florida Miata Clubs Cruise In At Summer Crush Winery 

        We are working on putting together a road trip to the Summer Crush Winery in Fort Pierce in early November.

        We are inviting the Space Coast and Treasure Coast Miata Clubs of Florida to join us for a cruise in and special day at the winery.

        Further details will be forthcoming once finalized but it should be great fun getting the three Miata Clubs together for the event celebrating our roadsters at the winery.

      • Mark Gilbert 10:05am on Sunday, July 22, 2018 Permalink |
        Tags: , Jungle Cruise, , Special Event   

        Jungle Queen Cruise Road Trip 

        Although the weather was a little stifling at times, our road trip to the Jungle Queen was a fun time. Besides the tour of the Intracoastal Waterways, we were served an all-you-can-eat dinner of barbecued ribs, chicken and shrimp. After dinner we were entertained by some very funny comedians that had us all laughing. A fun time was had by all.

        Attached is a video courtesy of Jeff Cooper of our trip.

      • Mark Gilbert 3:26pm on Friday, July 20, 2018 Permalink |
        Tags: 2019 MX-5 model,   

        Initial Review Of The 2019 Models 

        \Mazda Canada celebrated their 50th anniversary yesterday allowing the first journalists and enthusiasts to drive the new 2019 models with increased horsepower. Here are the first written and video reviews:


        • Mark Gilbert 11:16am on Thursday, July 19, 2018 Permalink |
          Tags: , , Zoomin' The Mountains   

          Zoomin The Mountains Of East Tennessee 

          Another event that comes along later in the year is the Zoomin The Mountains Of East Tennessee rally.

          Zoomin’ The Mountains
          2018 Fall Miata Monster Bash
          October 25-28

          Details can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/ztmoet

          Zoomin’ The Mountains of East Tennessee (ZMOET) is a group of enthusiastic Miata owners in the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee-Virginia, along with supporters from surrounding states. Our Miata Enthusiast come from areas all over the east coast and beyond.

          Anyone with a Miata is welcome to join us at any of our drives, meetings, or other events.


          • Robert Burr 11:00am on Thursday, July 19, 2018 Permalink |
            Tags: dealerships, ,   

            Where did you buy your MX-5? 

            I purchased my last (of four) MX-5 Miatas at Ocean Mazda in Doral. Before that I had purchased or leased Mazda cars at Potemkin (deceased), then Grieco, then North Miami and Gunther.

            Over the past 13 years, I have been servicing my Mazdas at Potemkin (deceased), Mazda South (deceased), Ocean and Gunther. Each has done a good job with service.

            Let’s share info on the popular dealerships and service centers among our members. Please reply with a comment to share from which dealer you purchased you car and where you most often go for service. Or, if you bought from a non-dealer or prefer service at a favorite shop, or do it yourself.


            • Mark Gilbert 11:46am on Thursday, July 19, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              2008 & 2010 PRHT – Gunther Mazda
              2017 RF – Grieco Mazda
              All service done with Gunther Mazda

            • Karl Johnson 12:21pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              2016 Club, Lou Bachrodt, Coconut Creek, Gary is my service manager and Mark is the only one that works on it.

            • Steve and Tracy Dillon 1:52pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              2015 Mazda 3s GT – Greico of Delray, didn’t have a great experience

              2016 Club – Royal Palm Mazda (defunct), much better that Greico, but pretty far away

              Service: Palm Beach Mazda in North Palm Beach, cause it’s close to work. Honestly mostly only use them for warranty work. Usually don’t use a dealer for non-warranty work.

              I do most of routine service myself either because I want better quality parts (Track level brake pads, AmsOil, Mobil 1), or I just find it quicker to do an Oil Change and Filter myself instead of the whole drop off at dealer routine.

              Up until Frank retired a few years ago, all of my non-warranty work went to Goodman Auto in Delray, or German Car Depot (Audi) in Hollywood. Have had ok luck with Japanese Auto Care in Boca Raton, limited experience there.

            • Andrew 9:24pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              Brought it at Gunther Mazda. I have brought two cars and leased one from them. I usually do my own maintenance servicing while tires are generally ordered from Tire Rack and sent to a local tire shop for install. Warranty work, at the dealer and specialized modification like BBK and, pro spec alignment and front sways-bars at Mazda Pros in Hollywood.

            • Don Merchberger 9:11am on Friday, July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              I purchased a brand new 1993 Mazda Miata from Eddie Accardi in Pompano Beach back in 1993. One hundred fifty thousand miles later and the car is still going strong. No matter what I do, it just won’t wear out! At this rate, I’ll never get to buy another new car! Shoulda bought a Yugo!

            • Robert Burr 9:14am on Friday, July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              I love these comments. Lots of range here. Good advice and interesting perspectives. Keep them coming.

            • Russell Dennert 2:45pm on Friday, July 20, 2018 Permalink | Log in to Reply

              I purchased my RF online “pre-launch” and chose the nearest dealership to me to pick it up. In this case it was Ocean Mazda. I just showed up to buy the car, no negotiations. I am not satisfied with Ocean Mazda, I will not be returning there.

          • Robert Burr 10:35am on Thursday, July 19, 2018 Permalink |
            Tags: Fontana Village Resort, gathering, , ,   

            Miatas At The Gap – Aug 2-5 

            Miatas At The Gap 2018The annual gathering of hundreds of Miata enthusiasts at Fontana Village Resort, celebrating the Tail of The Dragon, takes place August 2 to 5 this summer.

            I attended the event during a week-long mountain road cruising adventure and was truly amazed at the experience.



            • Tony Ochagavia 4:58pm on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Permalink |
              Tags: P0304 code   

              P0304 code 

              New to the club, I was getting a P0304 code only during certain first starts of the day…car has been running fine..Installed new plugs, coils and wires and still having the same issues…any recommendations or a Miata guru will be appreciated…

              BTW…anyone going to Miatas at the Gap?



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