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 on: October 16, 2017, 12:53:05 PM 
Started by wally - Last post by wally
 Cool We had a great train cruise this year to Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. Thanks to Linda and Joe for a great weekend.  Wally and Sherry

 on: August 22, 2017, 07:30:09 PM 
Started by GHK - Last post by miatatoo
 Use a perk coffee pot brush used to clean the perk tube.  Just add a piece of coat hanger wire to make the perk brush long enough. The diameter is just right for the drain tube in the well below the top.  Making sure you clean out both sides.  this will help prevent that musty smell you will get from the moisture in the tubes.
Mark Tuite

 on: August 20, 2017, 03:49:44 PM 
Started by KnM - Last post by KnM
     We would like to thank all of the participants in the cruise.  No matter how hard you plan, it takes everyone to make a cruise successful and you made our job easy.  Meadowcroft, even with the power outage, put on a great show for us.  The kitchen at the Bullpen was a bit slow but otherwise the food was good and the service was tops.  The Turtle Twist's custard was excellent and a fine end to the day.  Even the weather contributed.  The rain held off until the very end.

Again, thanks to all and we hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did,
Mike & Kathy

 on: July 16, 2017, 10:06:16 AM 
Started by GHK - Last post by GHK
While I was at our club appearance at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix yesterday, a Miata owner, but not a member came up and asked a question that had us all scatching our collective heads and coming up with different answers.....the question was: "How do you clean out the troughs/tubes/channels that carry the water away from the back edge of the convertible top?" , i.e., the bottom edge below the back window? Never encountered the problem myself, but others said that, depending on the Miata model/year, that their is a trough or channel on either side of the convertible top down deep and not viewable that carries water away and there is a flap at the bottom of the channel that keeps road dirt from entering the trough/tube. Not sure if all this is correct, but want to know if anyone knows of the proper peocedure to clean these areas, secondly, do these channels differ in design among the four different Miata generations? Would appreciate any info/help on this issue....
Thanks, George Kniss

 on: June 18, 2017, 12:50:40 PM 
Started by LarryP - Last post by KnM
Larry & Patty, you guys must have a special connection to have provided a beautiful day after such a stretch of bad weather. 

A super selection of roads.  SW PA is fortunate to have so many good twisty scenic drives so close to our urban areas and you put together a first rate combination! 

Larry, your insider's knowledge provided both a very interesting and educational behind the scenes tour.  Old Economy is fortunate to have you as a volunteer. 

Great weather, great roads, and great company made for a great day.

Mike & Kathy

 on: June 17, 2017, 05:17:43 PM 
Started by LarryP - Last post by RybZoomZoom
Nice cruise     ...  Grin BIG THANKS goes to Larry and Patty
Nice roads, nice weather (how'd you do that?) and a fun, as well as, educational cruise. Who knew that Larry was such a valuable piece of Pittsburgh history. Wait a minute that didn't sound good.  What I mean is, as a working volunteer at the Old Economy site, Larry's guided tour explained so much and probably more than a standard tour would get.

Great job you two. Leeanna and I give it two thumbs up!

 on: June 09, 2017, 12:40:03 PM 
Started by Old Toot - Last post by Old Toot

Thanks to Wally and Sherry for a wonderful cruise on June third. The sunny dry roads from Harmorville to Cranberry were perfect for Miata's to zoom.
The speeds were interesting and challenging at times, many new roads I did not know existed.
Our Lunch at Red Rock Falls near Slippery Rock was delicious.
Naturally the next stop in Cranberry for ice cream at Meadows Custer Stand made my (every ones) day!

Sherry and Wally deserve a "high five" for an outstanding cruise.

 on: June 06, 2017, 07:29:33 PM 
Started by ZoomZ - Last post by RevMiata
What a great day!
Clare & I entered the PA Turnpike just behind Joe & Linda and followed them, cruisin' style, all the way to Baglier Mazda. We certainly didn't waste any time with Joe in the lead!
The turnout for our Club was excellent, and the weather was fantastic.
Clare and I have attended many parades in the past, but this was the first parade in which we participated. It was great - lots of smiling and waving kids, parents and grand parents lining Main Street from the Butler County Court House at the top of the hill about a mile to where the city gave way to a tree lined rural route 8.
We then went on a cruise up route 8, back down route 528 (including a glimpse of Lake Arthur), and over some beautiful country roads back to Baglier Mazda.
Baglier treated us very well, including lunch in the spic and span alignment shop and lots of Mazda stuff!
Zoom - Zoom!!

 on: June 06, 2017, 05:06:09 PM 
Started by LarryP - Last post by LarryP
The WPMC "Retro Cruise" on June 19 will travel through North Hills from Wexford to Old Economy Village in Ambridge.
The village tour will be a 'behind the scenes" look at the manufacturing activities of the Harmony Society and include a basket lunch
(You pack it. No restaurant.) with ice cream wrap up at Graeters Icwe Cream Parlor.

 on: June 06, 2017, 09:14:18 AM 
Started by Ron Hoffman - Last post by Ron Hoffman
Presque Isle Miata Club Annual Picnic – Make-A-Wish
By Pat and Ron Hoffman

Please join Pat and I on Saturday, July 8th for a cruise up north near Erie to join the Presque Isle Miata Club (PIMC) for their annual picnic that benefits Make-A-Wish.  The invitation with details to our members is below.  The first leg of the cruise to Erie and the picnic will be on I79 to Meadville.  We will then take some country roads through Crawford and Erie Counties for the remaining part of the trip.

We will also be joined at the picnic by the Niagara Peninsula Miata Club from St. Catherine’s, Ontario and possibly by another club from western New York.  PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FOLDING CHAIRS.  

Date & Times: Sat July 8th, 10:15am

Meeting Place: Pilot Truck Stop, Exit 99 on I79, 2010 New Castle Rd (US RT 422), Slippery Rock, PA 16051

RSVP: By July 6th to rhoffman@westpennmiataclub.com or 724-392-7932.

This can be a one day cruise or an “optional” overnighter as Pat and I will be staying in Erie on Saturday night and plan to take in a concert early Sunday afternoon, July 9th at Chautauqua Institute in western New York not far from Erie.  The concert starts at 2:30pm.

The US Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus will be performing at the Institute on Sunday.  Note: Sunday performances are free and open to the public.  If you have never been to Chautauqua Institute then it is a trip you need to put on your “bucket list”!!  There is nothing quite like the Institute.  Check out their website: www.ciweb.org .  A member of the PIMC is planning a cruise for us starting around 11am through Chautauqua County, NY on Sunday before going to the concert.  Lunch will be at the Institute prior to the concert.  There are several restaurants on the grounds to choose from. Plans are to arrive 2 hours before the concert to give everyone enough time to have a leisurely lunch and tour the Institute grounds.

IMPORTANT: If you are interested in spending Saturday night in Erie, then contact me ASAP, (rhoffman@presqueislemiataclub.com or 724-392-7932) to discuss where to make overnight accommodations.  The sooner you make reservations the better.  Also, please note, you will send your reservation FOR THE PICNIC directly to Jan Stork at Make-A-Wish as detailed below in the invitation.
WPMC Invitation

The 10th Annual PIMC Summer picnic will be held Saturday, July 8th, starting at 1:00 p.m., at Camp Notre Dame, 400 Eaton Road, Fairview, PA.  Camp Notre Dame is an outstanding facility and we have it to ourselves.  There is a large area to park and a dining hall if the weather doesn't cooperate.
This event is a great opportunity to meet with Miata enthusiasts and help the club raise some money for our local Make-A-Wish.  There will be a Chinese auction, corn hole tournament and maybe another music video. http://eriemiata.wixsite.com/pimc/video .  Everyone will then have the chance to select an item from the Mazda Zoom-Zoom box of gifts. Hot dogs and pop/water will be provided.  Alcohol is OK.  Everyone is asked to bring a food item to share.
Cost for picnic is:
      ·  $10 per person if paid before June 30th. 

      ·  $15 per person if paid after June 30th. 

      ·  $15 per person if you can’t bring a food item to share.

This is a fundraising event, so any money left over will be donated to Make-A-Wish.

Please make your check for the picnic payable to: Jan Stork (it is important that you make your check payable to Jan Stork and not Make-A-Wish) and mail it to:

1001 State St. 
Suite 501
 Erie, PA 16501

We hope you can join us!


Herm Stork

Presque Isle Miata Club 

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