2020 Events

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This page contains posts and pictures from Tours and events completed so far this year.  Additional details are available in the newsletters.  Click here to view the 2019 Tours and Events

5-To-Drive Columbiana County Curve Tour 7/26/2020

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Tour Leaders Todd Tannehill and daughter Emma

Five cars and 6 members left North Lima, OH for a casual tour south to Beaver Creek State Park. 

The tour took 165 South to Unity and then down a curvy back road to New Waterford.  After a great run down 170 South from Negly to Calcutta, OH; the group had a picnic lunch at the Beaver Creek State Park.  We climbed the Miata’s out of the park and down around Route 7 North, where we finished the drive at Firestone Park and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt.  The Cleveland Indians game was playing on two outdoor Megatron Screens – we parked on the first baseline!

New Member Mini Miata Tour 7/25/20
Tour Leaders:  Greg & Judy Selby

We hosted the latest New Member Mini Miata Tour with 5 cars and 8 new members: Lynn & Chuck Wade, Ron Edmondson & Cindy,
Randy & Lisa Gardner, Lu Ann Howard, and Linda Kovacs along with Tony Oriti as our sweep.  Partway thru the drive, a young Bambi stood by calmly as we drove past and gave a  nod of approval.  We always enjoy the roads chosen for this drive as the roads and scenery change about every 15 minutes,  We were surprised with the repaving of a 2 mile stretch that previously looked like downtown  Baghdad after a bombing. 
We ended our drive with lunch at Red Hawk Grille where several of our 
members enjoyed the Calamari while waiting on lunch to be served. The Red Hawk Grille did  great job with social distancing.  As we left the restaurant we took a tour of Red Hawk’s outdoor patio which is rated as one of the 10 best patios in the Cleveland area.
We are already looking forward to the next New Member Mini Miata Tour.
Greg & Judy Selby

Hartville Tour 6/14/2020

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Tour Leaders: Lo Kerklo & Char Davis
Lo put together the route and dinner and Char typed the route and made up all the packets.   20 members in 11 cars gathered at the Wadsworth Target and after a drivers’ meeting worked our way over to Hartville.  The route was south through Clinton and around Lake Nimisila and then east passed the muck farming area outside of Hartville.  Then on to the Hartville Kitchen Restaurant for a great lunch followed by browsing and shopping at the largest hardware store in the country.   After shopping, we headed out for some of Ohio’s best ice cream in New Baltimore at New Baltimore Homemade Ice Cream.  We put our chairs under a large shade tree and licking our cones, we ended a beautiful day’s drive.
Thanks to Gary & Char for being co-hosts and sweeps once again and thanks to all those who joined us.
Lo, Char, Gary, and Mike

Tour to Malabar Farms  6/25/20

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Tour Leaders Lo & Mike Kirklo
We left the McDonald’s at 224-I76 / I71 with 12  cars in tow. After driving scenic Ohio back country roads, we arrived at Malabar Farms for a walk-around tour of the house and grounds. Under a nice shade tree we unpacked our brown bags for lunch; snacks and drinks were provided. Following lunch , the Miatas departed  Malabar to visit Shawshank Redemption movie locations .  During the drive we passed many little white country churches and asked those on the drive to tally them. Lo and  I came up with 18 ,Jan & Bob had younger eyes and saw 21.We drove on a couple of Lo’s favorite roads, 206 & 6, to Killbuck for a break. Then after nature provided us with a quick car wash, we headed to the Barn in Smithville for dinner . Thanks to all who joined us,we had a great time doing this drive.  A special thanks to our trusty sweeps  Gary & Char.     

Lo & Mike


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