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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.
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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


AW Brunch – Pines Restaurant 6/13

Hosted by Gary & Charlene Davis 

Please join us for Brunch at the Pines Golf Course and Restaurant on Sunday, June 13th at 11 am.  The Pines is located at 1319 Millborne Rd.  Orrville,  OH (click for map).   We will have a private banquet room.   Brunch is served buffet style,  however, all chafing dishes are turned so the staff can fill your plate.  All Covid protocols are being followed to ensure your safety.

Seniors $15.99.  Adults $17.99.  There is no limit on how many can attend. The staff is looking forward to serving our club once again.  To reserve your place, please  email Gary or or call 330.347.2000
Gary & Char

sundaes on monday – 2021

We have a full schedule of Sundaes on Monday for 2021!!! However, note that the locations are tentative and subject to change as the businesses reopen and comply with social distancing and other COVID restrictions.   Click for the printable ScheduleUpdates / changes will be posted on the Club Calendar so please double check the Calendar before each event.  Also, note that the availability and capacity of inside dining at each location will depend upon COVID restrictions at the time and in most cases you will need to bring folding chairs.  If you have questions please contact Doug Leavens via email.

MX5 Time Travel to Zoar Ohio, Wed 6/2


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

Lakeside Meet Up – NMC/Toledo Club Sat. 6/5

Hosted by:
Len & Mary Beth Kozak and Todd & Dee Tannehill (NMC)
Greg & Terri Wilkins (Toledo)

  • Meet up location will be announced
  • Signup sheet will be started at the APRIL Meeting
    • Each club is taking 15 total cars
    • If either club does not fill their 15 spots, then those  spots will be released the week before to the other club
      • We will keep a standby list
  • Members will bring a picnic lunch and chairs
  • We will include games to promote intermingling of clubs.

Todd Tannehill


FYBO Tour – Sat 4/24 UPDATE

Tour Leaders: John and Donna Garsteck
   440-238-9363 440-666-6993. Cell

Meet:     Buehler’s Fresh Foods
                   3626 Medina Rd,
                  Medina, Ohio 44256  (click for map)

Time: 9 AM

ATTENTION! this is a new location to gather for the tour.

We will be meeting in the Buehler’s  parking lot, on RT.18, Medina Rd., west of I71.  We will be at the far end.

Please arrive at 9 AM, drivers meeting at 9:15, first group leaving promptly at 9:30. 

When you arrive please check in with Donna and John. Get your information, and select a group that is not full.  A group will have ten cars including leader and sweep. 

Those that need insurance release forms, please print one from the website, fill out and bring with you to save time when checking in.

Bring walkie-talkies. Be prepared for cold weather, this a top-down tour unless it is raining. “FREEZE YOUR BUTT OFF TOUR “ gloves, hats, blankets, etc.

Please have a full tank of gas and an empty bladder!!!! No pit stops are planned.  There are none where we are cruising. This a leisurely drive on curvy backcountry roads and a stop for lunch around 11:30. Because of covid, we will not be providing water or snacks. Plan for these on your own.

The DerDutchman Restaurant requires MASKS and social distancing when not seated at tables.  10 people to a table spaced 9 ft. apart.

Those of you who are bringing lunch, you can eat in the parking lot or there is a State roadside park not far from the restaurant with clean restrooms and tables.

We can provide the directions. We hope you enjoy the tour.

FYI. THERE IS CONSTRUCTION ON RT. 18 W. BETWEEN MEDINA AND I71 . Please allow extra time to arrive on time.

We have a few spots left for the tour if anyone else wants to join the tour.  Please include your name, contact information, and whether you will be eating at the restaurant or bringing a bag lunch.
John & Donna

Discover youngstown Drive, Wed., 5/5

Hosted By:  The Ottes & The Selbys

Note Rain Date:  May 12

Maximum:    10 Cars/20 people

     1st stop:     We plan to tour the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry. (near YSU Campus).  This is the history of steel in Youngstown.  Well done dioramas of the factories, home life, and photos (click for website).  The cost is $6.00 for seniors.  (Free for members of the Ohio Historical Connection).

2nd Stop:        Travel to Mill Creek Park Fellows Gardens (click for website).  This is a 10 mile tour thru the park, tour Lanterman’s Grist Mill (click for website).  Cost is $0.75/seniors.

3rd  Stop:       Lunch at Kensington Golf Course.

4th  Stop:       White House Fruit Farms (click for website), a favorite from previous drives

To Sign up for this drive, please email us.  If the drive is full, we will have a waiting list.  Details will be sent prior to April 26 to those that have signed up.  Any questions please email us or call 216-780-4533

Ottes & Selbys


AWD Guarino’s – Wed, 7/28/21

Hosts Dennis Beckman & Maryann Tower

Social 6:30 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Dennis Beckman and Maryann Tower will host an Around the World Dinner at Guarino’s in Little Italy (click for website).  The address is 12309 Mayfield Road, Cleveland (click for directions).     Guarino’s is Cleveland’s oldest restaurant and was founded as a speakeasy during Prohibition.  Join us to experience authentic Italian cuisine in their beautiful patio/garden. 

Reserve your place now for dinner on the patio Wednesday, July 28.  To sign up please email Dennis and provide your name, telephone number, e-mail address and the number of guests.   Hope you’ll join us!

Dennis & Maryann

Miata Reunion – Oct 23-24/2021

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

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 ncm.competition@northcoast-miata.com 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:  https://www.motorsportreg.com 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;  https://www.facebook.com/AkronSportsCarClub 
A helpful link that’ll answer some of your questions is  https://www.scca.com/pages/i-want-to-autocross   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 https://northcoast-miata.com/autocross.
Hope to see you on the autox course this summer.
Rich Velardo
Chairman, Competition Team


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