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Members Only (updated 5/21)
Notice of Passing of Ami Bolin (mother of Jane Baker)
May newsletter posted 5/1

Upcoming Events (updated 5/22)
UPDATED:  AWL Sully’s Irish Pub 8/16
UPDATED:  Wine Country Tour 6/1
UPDATED:  Meet in the Middle Picnic & Drive 7/9
UPDATED:  AWD Danny Boy’s 7/14
UPDATED:  Sundaes on Monday June – Oct
ADDED: Great Race comes to Medina 6/21
ADDED:  Chocolate, Cheese, & Wine Tour 6/25
ADDED: Tour at Malabar Farms Park 6/19
ADDED: Gervasi Vineyard Cruise-in 8/30
Added:  AWL Glenwillow Grill 5/25
UPDATED:  Details & RSVP date for AWD Matteo’s 5/17
ADDED:  Vintage Races at Mid-Ohio 6/26
ADDED:  AWL Moe’s Restaurant 5/3
ADDED:  Tour Old Port Washington Rd. 5/26
ADDED:  AWD D’Agnese’s 6/15
Club Merchandise (updated  4/21)
2022 Completed Events (updated 5/14)
ADDED:  Zooming at the Gap
Club Calendar (updated 5/22)
UPDATED: AWL Sully’s Irish Pub 8/16
UPDATED:  Wine Country Tour 6/1
UPDATED:  Meet in the Middle Picnic & Drive 7/9
UPDATED:  AWD Danny Boy’s 7/14
UPDATED:  Sundaes on Monday, June – Oct
ADDED: Great Race comes to Medina 6/21
ADDED:  Chocolate, Cheese, & Wine Tour 6/25
ADDED: Tour at Malabar Farms Park 6/19
ADDED: Gervasi Vineyard Cruise-in 8/30
Postponed:  Fall Drive at the Gap in Sep, details later
Added:  AWL Glenwillow Grill 5/25
UPDATED:  Details & RSVP date for AWD Matteo’s 5/17
Autocross Results – updated for Event 4/10


AWL Sully’s Irish Pub Tue 8/16

Hosts: Wayne & Marsha Baker
Lunch: 12:30 PM

Wayne and Marsha Baker will be hosting an Around the World Lunch on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at Sullys Irish Pub located at 117 W. Liberty St. Medina, Oh (click for map) at 12:30pm.  Sullys is located just off the historic Medina Square.  We can have up to 26 people.
Sign up sheet will be available at the Jue meeting or email Marsha and Wayne to get on the list.  Sullys has good, down-to-earth Irish and American food and great beer.  Hope to see you there.
Marsha Baker

Sundaes On Monday UPDATE 4/27

It is Ice Cream Time and the Sundaes on Monday Schedule for the year has now been set,  (Click to view schedule).  Note that a few dates are on Tuesday (highlighted in yellow) due to some parlors not being open on Mondays.   With some places still operating with limited staffing, changes to this schedule may still be required.  Please check here and the Club Calendar for updates or changes.   Also noted in the schedule is whether there is food service available and if there is inside seating.  For those without inside seating, please remember to bring your chairs.

Tour Old Port Washington Road Thur 5/26

Tour Leaders:  Mike & Lo Kerklo

Please join us as we explore the historic Old Port Washington Road (click for website).  Once an old buffalo trail, the roadway was used by farmers to transport their goods to the canal town of Port Washington for further destinations. The road was designated as ” Road # 20″ by the state of Ohio in 1832, thus making it the first official state road. As best we can, we will follow the Old Port road from its start in Millersburg with a stop in Charm and lunch later in the afternoon. As per tradition, we will have an ice cream stop on the way home. Hope to see you on the drive!

Starting time and location will be posted later.  Limited to 11 cars.  Note that sign-up will be available 60 days before the event. After that, please click to email Mike to sign up.

Mike and Lo

Wine Country Tour, Wed, 6/1

Tour Leaders: Dave & Karen Baker and John & Jeanne Embree.  

A morning ride, lunch at a winery, and a casual ride to a second winery is a tour that will happen on June 1st. The tour will begin in Orange, and end at the Madison winery in northeast Ohio.
There is a limited number of cars because of the limited seating at the lunch.

To signup email John Embree

Tour – Malabar Farms Park, Sunday 6/19

Tour Leaders: Mike & Lois Kerklo

Malabar Farm State Park
4050 Bromfield Rd, Lucas, OH 44843, USA

Please join our group of Miatas as we tour the beautiful rolling hills of Pleasant Valley, Ohio, home to Malabar Farms and the estate of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and conservationist, Louis Bromfield. Upon arrival, we will be taking two guided tours, one of the house and one of the expansive grounds. There is a $6.00 fee for the House tour and a $3.00 fee for the Wagon tour.  Other features include the gift shop, farm buildings, and resident parrot, Poncho.
Early dinner will be enjoyed at the nearby historic  Malabar Inn, with ice cream on our way home. Hope you can join us! Limited to 11 cars.

Starting time and location will be provided later to those that have signed up.  To sign-up contact Mike & Lo  Kerklo.

Mike & Lo  Kerklo

The Great Race Comes to Medina, Tue 6/21

The Great Race comes to Medina
Host:  Rich Velardo

On Tuesday, June 21, the Hemmings Motor News Great Race will be stopping in Medina for a lunch break, on its way from Warwick, RI to Fargo, ND. It would be fun to stop at the Uptown Park in Medina that afternoon to check out the cars. The plan is to meet for lunch at Thyme2 just off the square in Medina at 11:00. They use a city parking lot, so we can leave our Miatas parked there & enjoy the show that starts at approximately 12:30. We’ll limit this to 25 people & I’ll have a signup sheet at the May meeting for 10 of those slots. I’ll take 15 reservations via email.

“What’s the Great Race?”, you ask? This is a partial description taken from the race organizer’s announcement:
“The Great Race, which began 39 years ago, is not a speed race, but a time/speed/distance rally. The vehicles, each with a driver and navigator, are given precise instructions each day that detail every move down to the second. They are scored at secret checkpoints along the way and are penalized one second for each second either early or late. As in golf, the lowest score wins.

Cars start – and hopefully finish – one minute apart if all goes according to plan. The biggest part of the challenge other than staying on time and following the instructions is getting an old car to the finish line each day, organizers say. Each stop on the Great Race is free to the public and spectators will be able to visit with the participants and to look at the cars for several hours. It is common for kids to climb in the cars for a first-hand look.

Cars built in 1974 and earlier are eligible, with most entries having been manufactured before World War II. In the 2019 Great Race a 1916 Hudson won the event from Riverside, Calif., to Tacoma, Wash. The 2022 winners will again receive $50,000 of the $150,000 total purse. A 1916 Hudson Pikes Peak Hillclimber, a 1917 American LaFrance and a 1917 Peerless racer are the oldest cars scheduled to be in the 2021 Great Race from San Antonio, Texas, to Greenville, S.C.”

Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Tour, Sat 6/25

Tour leaders Tony & Lisa Terlesky

We are meeting at Fannie Mae Chocolates in Canton, visiting Walnut Creek Amish Store, and ending with a late lunch at Raven’s Glenn Winery (click for website).  Details will be sent at a later date to those that have signed up.  We are saving 2 spots for new members that joined in 2021 or 2022.  There is a limit of 20 people.  To signup email Lisa or there will be a signup sheet at the May meeting.

Tony & Lisa Terlesky

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Vintage Races, Sunday 6/26

Tour Leader:  Rich Velardo
Reviving an old & popular annual event, the Vintage Races at Mid-Ohio is an all day event we’ve enjoyed watching for many years (note that we do not race). We’ll be touring down I-71 on June 26th for this year’s races. More information will be forthcoming next month and more information can be found at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course website. Please order your tickets and sign up for the Concours D’Elegance on-line, but you can buy tickets & register for the Concours D’Elegance at the track that day as well. There is not really a limit on how many cars can attend, sign up sheet will be at the April, May & June meetings or email Rich.

Meet in the Middle, Sat 7/9

This is a picnic with the Buckeye Miata club from Columbus Columbus Miata Club.    We will be meeting them at the Mohican State Park at about noon for a great picnic and a chance to look at a large group of your favorite car.  This will be a “bring your own lunch and drink” event.

We will be leading a drive to the picnic leaving from the service plaza in Brunswick at 5333 Center Rd.  (corner of rt. 303 and Marks Rd)(click for map) at approximately 9:30 am.  This is a 2 hr drive along rt. 303 and rt 60.

Directions for anyone 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 gate turn left and follow the road for a short distance.

There is no limit on the number of cars, so sign up and enjoy the fun.  Please let Doug know by June 30, via email or 440.734.5632, if you are driving with the group or going direct to the picnic.

Doug and Carol Leavens

Gervasi Vineyard Cruise-In, Wed 8/31

Hosted by:  Mike & Cathy Gillahan and Todd & Dee Tannehill
Wednesday, August 31, 20225:00 – 8:00 pm

Gervasi Vineyard, (click for website) located at1700 55th St NE, Canton, OH 44721(click for map) will be hosting a weekly Car Cruise-In every Wednesday through the summer of 2022.
August 31st is Northcoast Miata Club Night!  These weekly Cruise-Ins are casual, family-friendly gatherings for car lovers of all ages, featuring a wide range of cars and trucks from the very old to the not-so-old. Admission is free. Enjoy a relaxing summer evening as you wander between fenders while admiring the surrounding beauty of the vineyard’s grounds and buildings.

We will have 8-Member Cars displayed on the brick walkway (2-NA’s, 2-NB’s, 2-NC’s, 2-ND’s).  In June we will have sign-up sheets for the drawing to have your car on the “walkway.”  The other club member cars will be close at hand.  Walkway cars will have some extra perks.

MORE DETAILS in JUNE, but mark your calendars!

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