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Members Only (updated 5/27/20)
Member Rosters as of 5/26 (posted 5/27)
Video of May Virtual Meeting (posted 5/23)
Added new section for Possible Tours
Member Photo Directory (posted 5/15)
Upcoming Events (updated 5/17/20)
CANCELED:  Club Picnic 6/13
CANCELED:  Tour to Club Picnic 6/13
CANCELED:  AWL Red Hawk Grill 6/30

CANCELED:  AWD Creekside 9/9
ON HOLD:  Sundaes on Monday all dates until further notice
CANCELED: Tour Fairport Harbor 6/4
CANCELED:  Tour Freemont 7/15
RESCHEDULED: Spring Miatas at the Gap 9/27 – 10/3
CANCELED: AWD at 111 Bistro 5/27

CANCELED:  Christmas in July Tour 7/18
CANCELED:  Marblehead Tour 6/28
CANCELED: AWD Stancato’s Restaurant 6/17
Canceled: Leisurely Tour & Lunch 5/16
Canceled:  AWD  Blue Sky Restaurant  5/6
Added: Meet in the Middle Tour & Picnic 8/30
Canceled: FYBO Tour 4/25
Club Calendar (updated  5/17
Added details for above Events

Competition Calendar (updated 5/18)
Autocross Event 1 – 5/24will run
Autocross Information (updated 4/30)
Posted link to Autocross rulebook and Tech inspection sheet


Tour SCHNORMEIER GARDEN, sUNday 6/14/2020

The SCHNORMEIER GARDEN TOUR is still a go!!!
Tour Leader:  Phil Daly
We will start at 9:30.  Additional details to be published later including whether we will be stopping at a restaurant or picnic area.  After this we will drive to the Gardens (check out their website). There is no cost for the garden, however there may be a per car parking charge. There are no dedicated walkways, you’ll be on grass mostly, wear comfortable shoes, explore at your leisure. The gardens close at 4 pm.  Please bring handheld radios for communicating.

There are 10 Spots still available so to sign up, contact Phil Daly by Email  or message / text 216-631-4056.
Phil Daly

revised dates: “Spring” Miata’s at the Gap – Sun 9/27- Sat 10/3, 2020

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NOTE REVISED DATES due to coronavirus restrictions
Tour Leader: Bill Titley.
This is the slightly delayed 20th Annual Spring Miata’s at the Gap (picutes are from the previous tours).  There will be a different drive every day on the fantastic Smoky Mountain roads including the Tail of the Dragon!  We drive a lot, eat too much, and have great fellowship with other Miata enthusiasts!  This year’s trip will be Sep 27 thru Oct 3 – but you may come and go for whatever days that work for your schedule.  Bill will be arriving around noon on Sunday, Sep 27, to begin the fun.
We will be staying at the same motel as before, the Highland Manor Inn at 7766 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN (click for directions) (click for their website).   PLEASE REVISE OR CANCEL YOUR PRIOR RESERVATIONS IF YOU BOOKED FOR THE SPRING TOUR 5/10 – 16.  You may revise, cancel or make your reservations directly with the hotel – (800) 213-9462.  This year’s rates are $79.50 for 5 or more nights, $89.50 for 3 or 4 nights, and $99.50 for 1 or 2 nights.  Be sure to tell them you are with the Miata group to get the reduced room rates.
Call Bill at (740) 269-1723 or (386) 478-1233 for any questions you might have.
Don’t miss out on all the fun!  Zoom!  Zoom!
Bill Titley

AWD Guarino’s – Wed, 7/29/20

Hosts Dennis Beckman & Maryann Tower

Social 7:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 p.m.

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.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the March meeting, or you can contact Dennis at 440.238-0176 or by e-mail.
Dennis & Maryann

Tour Utica, OH – Thur, 8/6/20

Tour Leaders: Bob and Chris Snode and Gary and Char Davis

This will be a leisurely tour through the countryside, starting at the Bob Evans Restaurant located at 550 Robinson Rd, Wooster, OH 44691 (click for map) at 8:00 AM and driving to Granville, OH for lunch and then continuing to Utica, OH to tour the Velvet Ice Cream Co.    (click for website).  There is a limit of 12 cars for the tour; to sign-up contact Bob Snode via email  or phone: 330-265-4349 or sign up at the meeting.

Bob Snode


Sweat’n & bet’n – Sat, 8/29/20

Tour Leaders: Todd & Dee Tannehill and Tony & Lisa Terlesky

Named as a play on words for the “Freeze your butt off tour,” this tour departs from Canfield, OH.   We will travel a short distance to White House Farms – a club favorite on other drives.
After some curves down 1-70, we will make a short stop in Beaver State Park for a “Bio-Break” and then continue on some great Northeast Ohio roads (including 164 out of Lisbon, OH).  We will enjoy some curves at a safe pace, cross the Newell Bridge in East Liverpool, OH and eventually arrive at the Mountaineer Casino in WV. The tour ends here with a buffet meal and plenty to do on your own for the rest of the day.  For those wanting to make an evening of it – the Casino has given us a special rate.  This tour is currently full; email Todd  if you would like to be placed on the standby list.

Todd Tannehill

Meet in the Middle Tour & Picnic – Sunday, 8/30/20

Tour Leaders: Doug and Carol Leavens
Depart 9:30 AM from Rt 303 & Marks Rd., Brunswick

Mark your calendar for the fifth Meet in the Middle Tour with the Buckeye Miata Club from Columbus on Sunday, August 30th  We will be meeting them at the Mohican State Park about noon for a great picnic.  We expect about 50 cars total.  There will be hot dogs and hamburgers.  Everyone is asked to bring a small dish to share along with beverage of your choice (no alcohol).  There could be a small charge to be determined. But under $5.00 each. 

We will be meeting at the corner of Marks Rd and Rt 303 in Brunswick at the service plaza (click for map).  This is west of I-71 be a few miles.  This site gets us out of all the traffic lights.  We will depart at 9:30 am in two or three groups as there is no limit on cars.  It will be a nice relaxing two-hour drive to the state park.

 Directions if you driving direct:  Take Route 3 south out of Loudonville for 2.7 miles.  Turn right into the Mohican State Park entrance (click for map).  Before the park gate turn left and follow the road a short distance and you will see the pavilion. Even if you are not touring with us let us know you are coming.  Please respond by August 20 so we have time to buy the supplies.

Any questions please contact me at 440.734.5632 or email.

Doug Leavens

Dearborn Tour – Tue / Wed 9/15 – 16/2020

Tour Leaders:  Dave and Pamela Handley 

This is a 2 day tour of Dearborn, MI.  The actual timing for each day will be provided later as well as accommendation details and starting time and location for the drive to Dearborn. 
1st Day
AM     Drive to Dearborn
PM:    Ford Rouge Assembly Plant Walking Tour
One of the top attractions is the walking tour of the Dearborn Truck Plant, (click for website) where the new military-grade aluminum-alloy-body Ford F-150 truck is made. The elevated walkway, a 1/3 mile journey, provides you with a unique bird’s-eyeview of the plant’s final assembly line. You’ll see first-hand the complex web of equipment, robotics, parts delivery and skilled workers that come together to build one truck per minute at full line speeds–yes, you read that right: onetrucks one a minute.  Note that Admission is $19.00 ($17.50 seniors) and Parking is $6.00.

 2nd Day
AM – early PM:     Ford Museum of American Innovation
A world where past innovations fuel the imagination of generations to come. A vibrant exploration of genius in all its forms, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation (click for web site) allows you to experience the strides of America’s greatest minds while fully immersing yourself in their stories. Step inside the bus where Rosa Parks took a stand by taking a seat. Play pilot as you explore flight innovations, starting with the Wright brothers’ achievements, or make yourself at home inside Buckminster Fuller’s circular Dymaxion House.  Note that Admission is $25.00 ($22.50 seniors) and Parking is $6.00.

Mid afternoon / early evening:    Drive home

Dave and Pamela Handley 

UP North MIchigan Tour – Tue – Fri, 9/29 – 10/2 /2020

Tour Leaders: John/Jeanne Embree  

Join us for 3 nights and 4 days in Northern Michigan from Tuesday, Sept 29th to Friday, October 2nd.  We will be driving on M-22, a 116 mile road that winds thru several Michigan counties along Lake Michigan. M-22 is considered one of the top scenic drives in the US.  We will spend the first night in Cadillac, Michigan and 2 nights in Glen Arbor, Michigan.

Highlights will include Pierce Stocking Drive, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Glen Lake, Glen Arbor, Leland and Northport. Additional details will be provided to tour participants at a later date.

The trip is limited to 8 cars  To sign up please contact John & Jeanne via email or phone 216-644-6710.

John & Jeanne Embree

Connecting Miata Enthusiasts in North & Central Ohio