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A Visit To The Packard Museum, May 16, 2015

Posted by Lou Marett on May 21, 2015 at 2:39pm 0 Comments

On Saturday, May 16, 2015 the club joined with the Gold Coast British Sports Car Club and spent a fascinating two hours on a guided tour of the Packard Museum in Ft. Lauderdale.  All 32 of the cars dating back to 1906 are gleaming and in working condition.  The guide / curator obviously loved his job and could not wait to tell us all that he knew about each vehicle and the history surrounding it. The museum also has a room that is a tribute to Pres. Franklin Roosevelt as well as areas…

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A Great Event, Brunch At The Seminole Inn

Posted by Lou Marett on April 20, 2015 at 10:56am 0 Comments

On Sunday, April 19, 2015, 25 members of the club met at the West Palm Service Area on Florida's Turnpike and convoyed to Indian Town for brunch at the rustic and charming Seminole Inn.  Both the food and fellowship were amazing. A good time was had by all.

The next event will be Saturday, May 16, when we join the Gold Coast British Sports Car Club for a visit to the Packard Museum in Ft. Lauderdale and lunch at Lester's Diner in Sunrise.  Watch for the blast that will contain the…

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April Monthly Meeting Report

Posted by Lou Marett on April 8, 2015 at 2:16pm 0 Comments

On Saturday, April 4, 2015, South Florida Miatas met for dinner and music at Two Georges At The Cove in Deerfield Beach.  The weather and the view of the Intracoastal Waterway were both terrific as was the music provided by the Earl Trio who's lead singer is Shaun Malaney, husband of our own Cindy.  The food was tasty and the company even better.  If you are looking for good music, good food and a good time you cannot beat Two Georges At The Cove with the Earl Trio between 4:00 - 7:00 on any…

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Hi, I'm somewhat new to the region and was seeking some advice.  I've been using my dad's Miata ('99) and the rain rail needs to be replaced.  I took it to the Mazda dealer and he said it would be at least $1,000 to replace the rail.  I thought that was kind of high considering the posts I've read said it is fairly simple.  Does anyone have any advice on replacing the rain rail?  Or do you have a go-to person?  I would like to get it fixed sooner because the poor trunk is taking a beating.

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Comment by Ali on December 13, 2013 at 5:58pm
Rain rails are very delicate. Even a slight bend will cause your soft top to leak. It's not impossible, you just need to know what you're doing. Also, try going to an upholstery place that specializes on soft tops for a quote on replacing the rain rails. Most likely the price will be much cheaper than the dealer. For 1000$ consider buying yourself a hardtop instead!

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