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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. 


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


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.

The Redlands

Posted by Herb Chermak on October 11, 2015 at 4:16pm 0 Comments

Many thanks to Lou and John for setting up the Redlands Miata outing on Sunday Oct 11. Good drive- Good food- Good friends. Thanks Guys.

Tech Days - Timing Belt / Water Pump

Posted by Kevin on October 4, 2015 at 12:27pm 1 Comment

Hi, does anyone know of any scheduled tech days?  I need to replace my WP and TB along with all the other goodies (cam seals, crank seal, cas o-ring, etc).  I'd like to learn to do this job but am not confident going at it alone.  I was hoping there would be a tech day or something similar where a novice can learn about working on Miatas.  If not, maybe someone can recommend a good mechanic that knows Miatas near Pembroke Pines.



Herb and Fran will be attending Lou's event Oct 11 and dinner for 2

Posted by Herb Chermak on September 25, 2015 at 3:11pm 0 Comments

Herb and Fran will be attending Lou's event Oct 11 and dinner for 2


A day at the track

Posted by Herb Chermak on September 20, 2015 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Lou and John thanks for a great day at the track. Good food, good people, and super fun doing laps on the track in our own Miata's.

Beautiful faces, new and old

Posted by Shellie Leoni on September 7, 2015 at 8:39am 0 Comments

Beautiful faces, new and old.

Michelle, thank you for your efforts.  You're right; the (sun) light and -- the distance --

This was taken at a Miata Club picnic last November.

Rob, thank you for your upbeat company.  Can this pix be added to "Members"?

Miata For Sale...

Posted by Daniel Lowe on September 6, 2015 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

Hello all,

Up for grabs is my 2006 Grand Touring with everything but seat heaters.  I have it posted on craigslist, feel free to check it out.  She's a real beauty...


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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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