PAST TOURS – 2018

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This page contains posts and pictures from Tours and events completed so far this year.  Additional details are available in the newsletters.

New Member Mini Miata Tour – June 26

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The inaugural “New Member Mini Miata Tour”, was hosted by Greg & Judy Selby.  This tour was for new members that had not been on a tour previously so they could experience a club tour and meet other new members.  There were 11 new members with 7 cars, Jim Beal & Cheryl, Tom Chew & Barb, Len Kozak & MaryBeth, Dan Splichal and Susan, Bill Albertson, Bill Joy and  Jeff Fields.  Our sweep was Tony Oriti and this was Tony’s  first experience as a sweep. (GREAT JOB TONY!)

The tour began in Aurora, Ohio and followed some winding secondary roads with limited traffic and great Northeast Ohio scenery and ended up in Concord, Ohio at the Red Hawk Grille for lunch.  Everyone was glad to be able to cool down from the hot sun and enjoy good food and socialize with other new members.

This event will be offered periodically to encourage new members to participate in other Northcoast Miata events.

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LEISURELY DRIVE & LUNCH – June 23

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Photos by Wayne Baker

Tour Leaders:  Ron and Linda Otte and Greg and Judy Selby.

The day started with the 90% chance of rain but the weather cleared and 12 Miatas and 24 members were off.

The  first stop was at TP Tools in Canfield, which sells car restoration equipment,  where we toured their classic car museum.  The second stop was the White House Fruit Farm,  with wonderful produce, kitchen utensils and pastries.   From this point it was “top down” traveling some great Miata roads to Beaver Creek State Park.  Then back into our Miatas, over a one lane bridge and up a hill  to get back to some more great Miata roads toward our final destination, the Shale Tavern and Grille for a late lunch.

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FAB 50’s TOUR – June 16

Hosts: Jared & Tiffany Fonner and Scott & Mary Miller

Pictures from the Fab 50’s Drive-in Tour:

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For this tour, we met at a drive-in restaurant for dinner.  After enjoying the curb-side menu, we cruised to a drive-in theater and enjoyed a movie under the night sky with the tops down.  To make the evening more authentic, all participants dressed in 1950’s period clothing.  Girls were in poodle skirts or pedal pushers and a favorite tight sweater. Guys were in jeans, white t-shirt, leather jacket, letter sweater or the “Ritchie Cunningham” nerd look.  Prizes were awarded for the best dressed couples.

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DEAL’S GAP 2018 – May 14 – 19

Here are some pictures from this year’s drive.  There were daily drives through picturesque curvy roads in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, some runs on the Tail of the Dragon, including some early morning runs for those wanting a less crowded road, and good food.  Also individuals took side trips to area attractions.  During the week there were 19 cars and 37 members and guests.  Click to watch the slide show

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FREEZE YOUR BUTT OFF TOUR – April 28

This was planned as a leisurely TOP DOWN drive on curvy back roads and a stop for lunch in Amish country.  However Mother Nature did not cooperate, but still 38 cars and 74 members braved the elements and enjoyed a wonderful drive through Amish country, despite a construction delay, and a great lunch at Der Dutchman Restaurant, in Walnut Creek..

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GIRLS DAY OUT –  April 21, 2018

It was a great day in Amish country as 7 ladies from the club enjoyed shopping and dining in Amish country.  There were stops at Miller’s Dry Goods in Charm, cheese shopping at Guggisberg Cheese, then on to Berlin for a light lunch at Ginger House then shopping in Berlin on Main Street.   Then the group was off to Zinck’s Fabric Outlet and more shopping then a quick stop at Grandma Fannies, Coblentz Chocolates and the final stop at Der Dutchman for a relaxing dinner.  In the pic below is Karen Baker, Carolyn Davies, Tiffany Fonner, Mary Miller, Amy (aka Jane Bakers’ mom) Jane Baker and Becca Gustavel.


Great day, great fun and great gals!!

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