about Northcoast Miata Club

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The Northcoast Miata Club (NMC) is centered in Northeast Ohio, based in Cuyahoga Falls, southeast of Cleveland. The club was founded in 1990.  Today, our membership celebrates the Mazda Miata with day-tours to local destinations,  plus weekend-and even week-long treks to distant roads.  Our members share autocross, trips to landmark sites and cultural events, plus dinners, picnics, and ice-cream stops.  We welcome all who have that same passion for their Miata and enjoy meeting new people and going to new places.

Our members range from the shores of Lake Erie down through central Ohio, and even into other states as members spread out.  We network with other miata clubs when we get the chance, such as at events in Marietta, Deals’ Gap, Mohican area, and the annual RiverRun.

To describe Northcoast Miata Club in just a few words, use these: nice cars, fun roads, cool people, neat places, great food.

To elaborate about our group, consider this: we have become a ‘social’ club.  In the beginning it was just about That Little Car.  It still starts with the Miata.

New relationships always grow from good experiences repeated over time.  That’s why we gather year-round in Northern Ohio to celebrate those good times and to plan more good times for the seasons ahead.

Any time people gather for more than an hour, food and drink are needed.  Is food and drink the key?  Probably not, but they are necessary for our comfort and provide an excuse to re-unite.  Our Around the World Dinners go on each month of the year in different neighborhoods.  We experience the culinary delights that a member has in their local area that others haven’t heard of or haven’t made the time to find.  In nice weather That Little Car makes that hour long drive not-so-long, and after dinner the ride home in That Little Car makes it easier to take the long way home.  Just because we can.

Ice cream is still a dominate and magnetic attraction for us. The Miata is most fun when its warm, and sunny, and the top is down, and you’re cruisin’ along some twisty curvy roads.  What  is more enjoyable than some cold smooth ice cream to cool you down?  That’s what we’re talking about!  Repeat, Repeat, Repeat.  We call it Sundaes on Monday, because we do it every Monday during the driving season.  Is it about the ice cream or the Miata?  No one is quite sure but ice cream is a part of most of our gatherings.

Although our primary focus is that little sports car, finding places to go in the Miata becomes an addiction.  Could you do that without Northcoast Miata Club?  Absolutely.  Would you do it every week all summer long?  We do!  Our membership hovers around a hundred and fifty families, and a core of about half of that number are very active attending events.  Most times our tours have to be capped to keep them manageable.  That is a great problem to have.  So we schedule even more events so everyone can have somewhere to go!  Can we make room for more?  Ask a new member from the last year or two if they had a problem fitting in.  Sign up and show up!  That’s how we roll.

We have a small group of dedicated performance drivers who autocross as often  as possible.  We have plenty of street maniacs who need to know exactly where the limits of That Little Car really are.  And then we have the modifiers and the customizers, a fanatical group who are always looking for something to make better or different.   Help is just an inquiry away for our members if you want advice or help with your miata.

Our club doesn’t do the Tech Nights like some groups do.  Most of our members are happiest keeping That Little Car shiny and ready-to-roll, waiting for that next great sunny adventure, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see a few guys under the hood or down on the ground on Monday night looking and pointing and talking.  There are more than a hundred and sixty miatas in our Club and no two are exactly the same.

On January 12, 2014, the U.S. government declared us an official 501(c)(7)  organization.

Thanks for spending a little time finding out About Northcoast Miata Club.

Connecting Miata Enthusiasts in North & Central O-H-I-O since 1990