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This page has Posts about upcoming Club Events including Around the World Dinners (AWD), Tours, Social Events and other items of interest to members. Everyone is welcome at these events but please notify the designated Hosts by the stated RSVP Deadline.  Especially important, please let the Hosts know as soon as possible if you must cancel. Since our dinners often have 40 people, the restaurants often bring in additional staff – so we must give an accurate count.

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Members Only (updated 7/18)
Member Rosters as of 7/16 (regular and large size) Revised Large size format
Photo Directory as of 7/13
Quarterly Financial Report as of 6/30
July Newsletter (posted 7/3)
Past Events and Tours (updated 7/7)
Port Washington Road Tour 6/27
German Heritage Tour – 6/11/19
Upcoming events (updated 7/17/19)
Details on the Tour to Edison Museum 8/10
Broadway Musical “White Christmas” 11/30/19, Group Ticket information updated – deadline for tickets 7/25/19
AWD Blue Heron Brewery 8/13/19
AWD Redo at Creekside Restuarant 11/6/19
Johnny’s Diner Cruz – meeting time changed (updated 5/20)
Tour Mansfield Reformatory & Ohio Caverns 8/24 -25


Sundaes on Mondays 2019

Yes it is 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 the following link for a Printable pdf.

Wed nite Cruz at Johnny’s Dinner

This is a cruise – in at Johnny’s Diner at180 West Streetsboro St., Hudson, OH (it is located in the ACME Plaza  in Hudson).  See lots of interesting cars and eat some good diner food – 10% cruiser discount!.  Held every Wednesday evening weather permitting until late fall.  Please check the club’s Facebook page for current details.

If you would like to join a group drive to Johnny’s, please meet at 3807 Brecksville Rd. Richfield Oh. 44286 (Rt 303 & Brecksville Rd.) at 4:15
leaving 4:30 Sharp. Or meet up at Johnny’s Diner for good food and cars.


Tour Leaders:  Wayne Baker, Marsha Showalter & Tony Oriti
This will be a  leisure drive with maybe 2 stops along the way to a late afternoon Lunch/Dinner at an Amish Restaurant to be determined.
Note there is a Limit of 20 cars.  Details will be emailed to all participants after confirmation of  participation.
If you are interested in participating in the drive, sign up sheets will be available at the meetings or click here to email Marsha.

Tour Five Oaks Mansion, Sat 7/20/19

Tour Leader: John James
This is a tour of the Five Oaks Mansion located in Massillon, Ohio. This mansion was built in 1892 by renowned architect Charles F.
Schweinfurth and is noted for its historical, gothic architecture.  The mansion is maintained by the Massillon Woman’s Club and is an interesting place to walk around.
The Five Oaks Mansion is also the site of paranormal activity that include the appearance of ghostly apparitions, strange voices, the scent of cigar smoke and a statue that appears to move on its own. The mansion has also been the site of several paranormal investigations.
We will be meeting at 12 noon at the Wolf Creek Center located on Route 94 near Sharon Center (click for directions).   We will be leaving for Massillon at 12:45 PM and drive some backroads to the Mansion and the Mansion Tour begins at 2:00 PM.
After the tour is completed, we will have dinner at a local restaurant.
This tour will be limited to 12 cars, to signup for the tour email John or call   (216) 491-0659.

Tour to Edison Museum Sat 8/10/19

Tour Leaders:  Rod & Bev Barkley

This will be a tour to the Edison Museum in Milan, Ohio (click for website) with a stop for dinner on the return trip.  Tour is limited to 12 cars and participants will be meeting at Wendy’s, 3309 Center Road (Rt 303) in Brunswick (click for directions) at 1:15 pm and leaving by  1:30.  We will be making a stop at a historic site in Kipton on the way to Milan and arriving at the Museum by 3:00 pm for the guided tour.  The cost for the tour is $4 per person.  Please note that the Museum is not handicapped accessible with steps going upstairs to the bedrooms and down to the basement kitchen.  Leaving the Museum we will be running some nice backroads including sections of the Buckeye Trail on our return trip.  We have scheduled dinner at 6:00 pm at the Corkscrew Saloon in Medina (click for website).

Please arrive with a full tank of gas and bring a 2-way radio if you have one.  The tour is presently full, but, we can add you to the waiting list in the event there are any cancellations.  Please contact Rod or Bev Barkley at 330-334-6702  click to email Rod & Bev  if there are any questions, or to get on the waitlist, or if you have to cancel.  Rod’s cell phone number for the day of the tour will be 330-571-7862

AWD Blue Heron Brewery Tuesday, 8/13/19

Hosts:  Dave & Karen Baker
6:30 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner

The Blue Heron Brewery, located at 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina, 44256, phone 330-520-8511, is a new restaurant with wonderful food and beer selections.  click for website  or click for directions    It is located on lovely setting at the edge of one of Medina County’s newest parks.   You may want to come early and take a walk on the park paths before dinner.   We will be eating in a private room in the space of the actual brewery and must limit the number of participants to 30.

To sign-up for this dinner contact: Dave Baker  at 330.760.6196   or by email

Tour Mansfield Reformatory / Ohio Caverns Sat – Sun 8/24-25/2019

 Tour Leaders: Mike & Lois Kirklo and Gary & Char Davis
This is a weekend tour of the Mansfield Reformatory and the Ohio Caverns with an overnight stay in Marysville, OH.

The Reformatory (click for website)  was built in 1834 and housed prisoners until 1990. It is noted for its German architecture, its infamous haunted history and filming location of the movie, ” Shawshank Redemption”. The Ohio Caverns, discovered by locals in 1887, is known as “America’s most colorful caverns” and one of Ohio’s outstanding natural attractions (click for website).  There will be special group rates for the Reformatory and Caverns as well as the motel.  Specific details will be given to those confirmed tour participants.  This tour is limited to 14 cars and please signup by 7/20.  To sign up please email either Mike & Lois or Gary & Char or sign up at the meeting.

Fall for the Alleghenies – Tue, Sep 17-18, 2019

Hosted by the Ottes and Selbys

This is a tour highlighted by several places of interest as we traverse the Allegheny National Forest with an overnight stay in Bradford, PA.  The next day we will visit another museum before heading back to Ohio along the Allegheny River.  Come join us for a leisurely drive and scenic vistas along the way.  This tour is limited to 10 cars.
To sign up contact us via email or call 216-780-4533.

AWD Creekside Restaurant, Wed 11/6/19

Hosted by Wayne Baker & Marsha Showalter
Cocktails at 6:00 pm and Dinner at 6:30 pm

This is an additional AWD on Wed November 6 at Creekside as the restaurant could not accommodate all that wanted to attend the AWD on 9/11/19.  The restuarant is located at 8803 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH 44141 (440) 546-0555 Click here for menu and directions.

There is a limit of 24 people and priority will be given to those that were on the wait list for the 9/11/19 dinner.   Please RSVP by emailing  Marsha.

Broadway musical “White Christmas”, Sat Nov 30, 2019

Hostess:  Margaret Watterson

Christmas might be a long way away but Margaret Watterson has arranged for a Holiday Group Outing to attend a performance of Irving Berlin’s  musical “White Christmas” (click for show information) at the KeyBank State Theatre located at 519 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 (click for directions).

Please let Margaret know (click to email)  if you would like to attend this Group Outing.  Tickets are available via the following link:  https://groupmatics.events/event/NCMCWhiteChristmas.  Tickets are only $60 each (a savings of $10 per ticket) and the last day to purchase tickets is Friday, July 26th.   For more information or details please don’t hesitate to contact our representative at Playhouse Square:
Andy Selesnik | Playhouse Square
Group Services Account Executive
1501 Euclid Ave. Suite 200 | Cleveland, OH 44115
P: 216-640-8603
andy.selesnik@playhousesquare.org | playhousesquare.org


Newbie Autocross Coach…..  Rich Velardo

If you think that you just might want to give autocross a try, but you’ve held back because of all the uncertainties that face a newbie, all that you need to do is ask Rich Velardo (Click to email).    Since Rich is “grounded” for the next few months with a repeat shoulder surgery and cannot drive on an autocross course, he is volunteering to help others get started in autocross.

Rich can help with your arrival, tech inspection, sign in, walking the track, generally help you through the whole process of getting started.  He also has a loaner helmet that you can borrow and will be your own personal coach to walk you through everything and even ride along with you on the course. In short, you’ll get everything that you need to do your first autocross – including even printing your car numbers & class letters for you if need be.  All you need is your car and the desire to have fun learning what you and your car can do.
Just let Rich know which event you’d like to try.

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