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.

MX5 Time Travel to Zoar Ohio, Wed 6/2

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Hosted by: The Ottes & Selbys
(rain date June 3)
Come with us on a leisurely drive to beautiful and historic Zoar.
We will explore the founding of the village in 1817 by 200 German
separatists, Its’ beautiful architecture and picturesque gardens. The
restoration work done by Ohio History Connection and Zoar’s current
residents show how important and special this site is to all Ohioans.
Lunch will be at a restaurant in Zoar.
To sign up for this drive, please email Judy.
Drive is limited to 10 cars. If the drive is full you will be notified that
you are on a waiting list. Details will be sent 1 week prior to the drive.

Ottes & Selbys

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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May Meeting.   Will be at Cascade,  As before, all members must comply with COVID guidelines.

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.
Members Only (updated 4/7/21)
Financial Report Q1 (posted 4/5)
Club Calendar (updated  4/20/21)
ADDED:  Brunch – Pines Restaurant 6/13
ADDED:  Tour to Meet in the Middle Picnic 8/28
UPDATED: Tour to Club Picnic 7/18
ADDED:  Sundaes on Monday schedule
ADDED: Tour to Zoar 6/2
UPDATED Autocross dates
UPDATED:  Meet in the Middle picnic details
UPDATED:  Freeze Your Butt Off Tour 4/24
Added:  Discover Youngstown Tour 5/5
Added:  AWD Blue Sky Restaurant 5/11
Added:  Meetup with Toledo Club 6/5

Past Events (updated 3/28)
Autocross Test & Tune 3/28
Autocross Information (updated 4/14)
Updated Autocross Schedule
Upcoming Events (updated 4/20/211)

ADDED:  Brunch – Pines Restaurant 6/13
ADDED:  Sundaes on Monday
ADDED: Tour to Zoar 6/2
UPDATED:  Freeze Your Butt Off Tour 4/24
Added:  Discover Youngstown Tour 5/5
Added:  AWD Blue Sky Restaurant 5/11
Added:  Meetup with Toledo Club 6/5
Added:  Autocross information
Added March Meeting details
Added:  FYBO Tour – details 4/24/21
Added:  Details on AWD Guarino’s 7/28