Category Archives: Club News

Information of interest to Club members. Things about The Club as a group, but not about Events. News about miatas, or about Members, or about miata-people.

“Miataville” car show 8/7/21

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DATE:  Saturday, August 7, 2021         (rain date: August 14)

TIME:  1 PM – 4 PM

LOCATION:      Smithville Mennonite Church parking lot, 6097 Akron Rd., Smithville (Miataville), OH  44677 (click for map)

Local Pastor, Todd Martin, is crazy about Miatas – in fact, he owns two (1990 & 2001) and would like to fill his church parking lot with as many MX-5’s as possible.  He has invited all the members of our club to his historic village to meet and greet with other Miata enthusiasts for an afternoon roadster gathering.  No sermons will be preached that afternoon, he told us – he’s saving his homily for Sunday . . .

Free ice cream will be provided by church volunteers, along with water, and there are restrooms available.  All Northcoast Miata members are invited – come alone, with a friend, or in a group.  The price of admission is your shiny Miata parked in the church parking lot for all to admire.  We are grateful for this kind invitation.  See you in Miataville on 08/07/21 at 1:00 PM . . .

Pastor Martin needs to plan for the number of people to expect, so members are asked to register by entering their name on a sign-up sheet at the June or July meeting, or by emailing me or by calling and leaving a message to 701-330-5631.  Pastor Martin asks for a reply by 07/31/21. 

Take care & safe travels,

Daniel Splichal

Miata Reunion – Oct 23-24/2021

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The 2021 Miata Reunion (click for video announcement) will be held at the New Jersey Motorsports Park on Oct 23 -24, 2021 (click for event website).  New Jersey Motorsports Park  (click for track website) is located at 8000 Dividing Creek Rd., Millville, NJ 08332  (directions) which is about a 7 – 8 hour drive from the Cleveland area. 

The events will be on the Lightning Raceway which is a 1.9 mile 10 corner circuit within the Motorsports Park.  It is fast and challenging featuring some of the most interesting and dramatic corners and elevation changes in the park. The 20-acre paddock area has a 4-acre skidpad and autocross area.

The 2020 event at Road Atlanta was canceled so here is the next opportunity to gather with fellow Miata owners from all over.  The last event in 2019 had about 1,600 people – so Miata’s at the Gap times 2 plus a racetrack and more activities. 

Closer to the event there will be details posted about members going to the event. 
Rich Velardo

Autocross 2021

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Pit Lane (aka; competition team) 
Autocross season is getting started soon and we’re just about ready to go. If you’re interested, please remember that we have loaner helmets (with sanitary head socks for helmet users) for our club members’ use. To secure a helmet for an event, contact Rich Velardo to be sure there’s a helmet for you at the event…there’s not enough storage room in a Miata to bring all of the helmets along to every event if they’re not going to be used.
We autox with the Akron Sports Car Club, if you’re ready to go for the whole season don’t forget to join ASCC, go to: to join. The cost for new members is $65 and gets you lower entry fees, $25 gift certificates for Summit Racing (use that to help pay for a new helmet) and you’ll get an option to pay $10/event to escape cone chasing duty. Find ASCC here; 
A helpful link that’ll answer some of your questions is   There’s a lot of information in the competition section of our website as well, including videos, maps of the typical autox layout, directions, suggestions & much more
Hope to see you on the autox course this summer.
Rich Velardo
Chairman, Competition Team


What’s New or coming up?

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DATE CHANGE:  Sundaes on Monday from 6/14 to 6/15!!!!!
This page has Posts about upcoming Club Events including Around the World Dinners (AWD) and Lunches (AWL), Tours, Social Events, and other non-Club items of interest to members. Everyone is welcome at these events but please notify the designated Hosts by the stated RSVP Deadline.  Especially during these days of coronavirus restrictions, we must give the restaurants an accurate count.  Also very important that if you have signed up and cannot attend, let the hosts know so someone from the waitlist may attend. 
If you are planning a tour, please include starting and ending location and approximate miles/time so members may better determine if they might attend.  If you are a host or tour leader for an upcoming event please review your event on this page and the Club Calendar and email the webmaster with any corrections OR UPDATES ON CANCELATION OR DELAY STATUS OF YOUR EVENT.
Click the highlighted page name (in green) to go to that page and when finished you can select Upcoming Tours and Posts from the main menu to return here.  Note there is no link for the Members Only Page which requires a password – select it from the main menu above and enter your password.  The Possible Tours Page is accessed via the Members Only Page.
Members Only (updated 6/12/21)
Rosters as of 6/12  (posted 6/12)
June Newsletter (posted 6/1)
Possible Tours Page (link is on the Members Only Page)
Self guided Tour directions for Cleveland near west side (posted 5/7)
Club Calendar (updated  6/15/21)
DATE CHANGE:  Sundaes on Monday from 6/14 to 6/15!!!!!
ADDED:  Miata car show & ice cream 8/7/21
ADDED: AWD Bellacino’s 6/29
ADDED:  AWD Santo’s 8/11
ADDED:  AWD Mandarin House 7/13
ADDED: Club Picnic 7/18
Added: Drive to Club Picnic 7/18
ADDED:  Tour to Meet in the Middle Picnic 8/28
UPDATED: Tour to Club Picnic 7/18
UPDATED:  Meet in the Middle picnic details
Past Events (updated 6/12)
21st Annual Spring Miatas at the Gap 6/8 -14
Meet up with Toledo Club 6/5
Discover Youngstown 5/19
New Member Drive 5/14
Freeze Your Butt Off Tour 4/24

AWL 17 Public Square & Sarah’s Vineyard 4/10
Upcoming Events (updated 6/15/21)

ADDED:  Miata car show & ice cream 8/7/21
DATE CHANGE:  Sundaes on Monday from 6/14 to 6/15

ADDED AWD Bellacino’s 6/29
ADDED:  AWD Santo’s 8/11
ADDED:  Mandarin House 7/13
ADDED: Club picnic 7/18
ADDED: Drive to Club Picnic 7/18
Club Merchandise (updated 5/27)
Price reductions on prior-year merchandise