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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.
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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

“Miataville” car show 8/7/21


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

AWD Bellacino’s Tue 6/29

Hosts:  Donna Stratton and Len & Mary Beth Kozak 
Dinner 6:30 PM
Please join us for an AWD at Bellacino’s (click for their website). located at 3657 Fishcreek Rd., Stow (click for map).  Bellacino’s is a family-run Italian eatery known especially for their grinders on homemade bread, made-to-order pizza, pasta, and salads.
To sign up please email Mary Beth Kozak or call 440-668-3549. There is a limit of 26 people but there will be a waiting list.

Mary Beth Kozak

AWD: Santo’s Wed, Aug 11, 2021

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Hosts:  Tom & Cathy Walden

Drinks 6:30 PM with Dinner at 7:00 PM (real time).

Santo’s is a casual Italian restaurant that has been family-owned and operated for over 35 years.  It is located in the Briarcliff Plaza at 7565 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, OH, phone: 440.234.6480.  Click for website or directions

Due to COVID restrictions, we are limited to 24 guests but with the chance of additional guests if restrictions are again reduced.  There will be a waiting list in the event of cancelations or increased capacity.  To sign up please email Cathy Walden or call 440-838-5156.

Cathy Walden

AWD Mandarin House 7/13

Hosts:  Gary & Charlene Davis
Social @ 6pm
Dinner @ 630pm
Join us for an Around the World Dinner at the Mandarin House (click for menu) located at 10390 W. Pleasant Valley Rd.  Parma, Ohio (click for map).
There is a limit of 26 members for this dinner.  We are full at this time but can put you on the waitlist by email or phone 330.347.2000 .  If you have already signed up please let us know if you cannot make it so we may accommodate some on the waitlist.
Gary & Char Davis

Drive to Club Picnic Sunday 7/18

Tour Leaders:  Doug & Carol Levens
We will meet in North Royalton and depart for a 3-hour tour to the picnic. We will have a break in Newton Falls.
Final time to depart will be posted later.
No limit on cars. Please contact Doug Leavens via email to Doug or call 440.734.5632 if you would like to join us.
You still need to sign up for the picnic
Doug & Carol

Club Picnic, Sunday 7/18

After a long crazy 2020,
we are excited to announce the Northcoast Miata Club 2021 picnic!  This year’s event will be held at the Youngstown Shriners Club Pavilion located at 1735 W. South Range Road, North Lima, OH 44452 from 2 to 6 PM.   Click for map.
BE SURE TO REGISTER BY JUNE 17, 2021 (for accurate food order)

Arrive any time after 2 p.m., the main course will be provided by the club from What’s Grandpa Smokin. Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork for sandwiches and Smoked BBQ Chicken will be provided. The club will also provide Iced Tea, Lemonade, and water. You are welcome to bring your own non-acholic or adult beverage too. Buns, plates, utensils, napkins, and hand sanitizer will be provided, with the hand sanitizer setup along the buffet line.

Please let us know what you are bringing for a side dish, appetizer, or dessert when you register.

If bringing a salad, please bring dressing. Also please bring a serving spoon if your dish requires one.

This year, as we attempt to make up for a locked-down 2020; entertainment will be provided by Robin Roseberry from 3-5 p.m. Robin is a professional vocalist with a beautiful sultry voice. She plays a variety of music and engages the audience encouraging you to sing along with your favorite songs! We will also have Cornhole boards available for those of you who feel competitive.

We would like to get a group photo with the club and MAZDA banner before the picnic ends. After the picnic, please help clean up so the club can get our deposit returned and be able to use this facility in the future. If we all pitch in—it will not take long.

REGISTER BY JUNE 17th at a monthly club meeting or by emailing picnic@northcoast-miata.com
Dee & Todd Tannehill


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 REVISED schedule as of 5/27Updates / 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.

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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