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information about Tours, Drives, Meetings.

Book Club Meeting May 25, 2018

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Hosts: Charlie and Marlene Rodgers

Join us for a lively discussion about the book,  A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles.

The meeting will be held at Charlie and Marlene Rodgers’ home at 11812 Edgerton Rd, North Royalton on Friday, May 25th at 6:30 PM.   Jim and Joyce Simmelink are assisting in this Book Club function.  Refreshments will be shared to set the mood of the story…the tumultuous decades in Russian history after World War I.
To reserve a spot in this informal book discussion Please contact Charlie and Marlene by email  or phone: 440-539-0998.

Copies of the book, CD book or e-book may be obtained through the Cuyahoga County Public Library.  Here is a glimpse of Towles’ portraiture of a society on the cusp of radical change.  “A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov.  When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.  Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors.”

River Run: Sat. May 26, 2018

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While this is not a club sponsored event, several members have participated in the past and say it is a great drive.

Eric’s Riverrun is a ~240 mile, all-day driving tour using some of Ohio’s most interesting and challenging roads. This year we’ll go southwest on SR 41 through West Union, crossing the river at Maysville, then to Augusta on the river, lunch options in Maysville at Chandlers, Caproni’s, or in Augusta.  After the ferry crossing at Augusta, we’ll head up to Georgetown, boyhood home of US. Grant. Then we will head north, returning to Mt. Sterling.

Cars leave Bob Evans at I-71 and Stringtown Rd. in Grove City between 8 and 9 am.  We should be at the Ohio River around Noon and finish by 6 pm., depending on the time spent sightseeing. There is no fixed schedule nor any assigned speeds, other than posted speed limits. This is a tour rather than a rally. The route includes a mix of open and flowing paved roads that connect tight and twisty sections.

The North American MGB Register, the Buckeye Miata Club, and the Central Ohio British Car Club Council invite all driving enthusiasts, regardless of vehicle make, model, or type, to join us on Eric’s Riverrun 2018. Check out the roads at:

For more details and to reserve your spot email Michael Cooper . There is a $20 entry fee to cover organizational expenses. Eric’s Riverrun 2018 Magnets are included in the entry fee while they last. The ferry from Augusta to Higgensport charges $5/car.

All profit will be donated in Eric Jones’ memory to The James Cancer Hospital for Mesothelioma Research Fund.

Sundaes on Mondays

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Yes it is almost time for Ice Cream.   Doug and Carol Leavens have put together another season’s worth of ice cream events in interesting places.   No reservation are required — show up and enjoy being with fellow lovers of Miatas and ice cream.   Each of these events is included in the Club Calendar and you can get the complete list by clicking on one of the following links for:  Excel file or printable pdf.

Autocross Schedule

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The Competition Calendar has been updated (4/5/2018) with the revised schedule for autocross events sponsored by Akron Sports Car Club (ASCC) and held at Dragway 42 in West Salem, OH.   Please check the ASCC facebook group for current updates on schedule and times

Generally Tech inspection and registration open at 8AM.   Note that this year you cannot use tape for your car number and class.   On-line Registration is available at (you will need to set up an account with MotorSports Reg).

ASCC Autocross Schedule:

Event 1 – Sunday, April 15
Event 2 – Sunday, April 22
Event 3 – Sunday, May 13
Event 4 – Sunday, May 27
Event 5 – Sunday, July 22
Event 6 – Sunday, August 12
Event 7 – Sunday, September 23
Event 8 – Sunday, October 14
Event 9 – Sunday, October 21
Event 10 – Sunday, October 28

AWD Guarino’s Restaurant May 23, 2018

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On May 23, Dennis Beckman and Maryann Tower will host an Around the World Dinner at Guarino’s in Little Italy located at 12309 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106  phone: (216) 231-3100.

Join us at 6 p.m. for cocktails, 7 pm dinner at Cleveland’s oldest restaurant, originally opened as a speakeasy. Guarino’s features authentic Little Italy cuisine (click for menu) that will take us back to Cleveland’s roots. Sign up at the  monthly meeting or call Dennis at 440.238.076 or click here to email Dennis .

Annual Club Picnic, Sat. July 14, 2018

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Hosts  Bob & Betty Belding

Betty and Bob Belding are again hosting the Annual Northcoast Miata Club Picnic at the former Firestone Homestead, birthplace of Harvey S. Firestone in northern Columbiana County.

Join us at the Belding Homestead at 45459 State Route 14, Columbiana, Ohio 44408 for the Picnic.   Their home is located one half mile east of the State Route 7 and State Route 14 intersection on the south side of SR 14 (right side), directly across from the entrance to the Links at Firestone Farms GC.  The house is the first house on the right after you pass the traffic light going eastbound. Look for the sign. Everyone is welcome! There are some neat Miata Roads to travel if you wish a leisurely drive and more direct routes also. Doug and Carol Leavens are planning a group to convoy to the picnic. Click here for details if you are interested.



Arrive any time after 4:00, we will eat around 5:30 PM.  Bring your favorite side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share along with copies of your recipes (unless they are secret), your favorite beverage and enjoy the afternoon. The club is again generously furnishing hamburgers, hot dogs, kielbasa, soft drinks, table service, plates and cups.

You can bring your goodies to the house and then park along the road to show other folks what they are missing by not owning a Miata.

Please let Bob and Betty know by July 7th, by email or phone 330.482.3752, that you are coming so we can order enough food.   Also, Bob’s cell # is 330.853.8112 if you should get lost. The latchstring is out. ALL ARE WELCOME!!