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Hosted by Ross Scott
Go Italian at Coure Dell Amante Pizza and Pasta, at 12902 Bothell Everett Highway, Suite D, Everett, WA, just a couple of blocks north of our old meet-up. Eat-n-greet and socializing; no car show (other than a neat row of parked Miatas,) no competition, no business, no road run, etc. Open to all Mazda Miata/MX-5 enthusiasts.
You don't have to be a PSMC member to attend.
Please RSVP on this web site so we can give restaurant an approximate head count. Drop-ins are also OK.
There is ample parking on the West side of the restaurant, viewable from our table.
Ask for table #8
On Saturday, February 8, get set for our excursion to the Woodinville Wineries! This popular event does not require any special driving skills. However, it does require a discerning nose, some cash and/or credit cards. Since the event coincides with Valentine’s Day, you husbands, wives or significant others can make up for lost ground by bringing your cherished one to the romantic world of wines, promising your valentine that you will be stocking up for the upcoming getaway you are planning! A good story anyway and who knows, it might just work and you’ll be in good graces once again!
We will begin our journey at 11:30 a.m., with lunch, at Panera Bread in Woodinville. The address for Panera Bread is: 13780 NE 175th St, Ste 102, Woodinville, WA 98072. One of the things that makes this a successful event is that we begin with a full stomach!
Once we are done with lunch, we will proceed to the Woodinville warehouse wine district.
The tour through the “warehouse” district of Woodinville Wineries is self-directed and may be enjoyed as part of a group or on your own. There is truly a wide selection of wineries for every taste and discriminating palate.
Most of these wineries have tasting fees and often times these fees are waived when a wine purchase is made. Some of us may also wish do some more exploring, heading over to such lovely wineries like Dusted Valley Vintners, or the always-popular Columbia Wineries and Chateau St. Michele on the other side of town. The choice is yours and we aim to please with providing you the freedom to explore these Woodinville treasures on your own terms! See you there!
Hosted by the PSMC Board
Join your board of directors for our second board meeting of 2020 and become a part of the action!
At this meeting, we'll have a light lunch (provided by the board) beginning at 11 a.m. and conduct a regular business meeting with a review of the club treasury to follow.
Planning for the upcoming Detailin' Day will commence and we'll look ahead to summer activities and any future events that need attention.
Hope you can attend and contribute your great ideas.
Place for the meeting will be announced soon.
Your host: Ingvar Carlson
The place: Mt. Vernon
The Run Up to Mt. Vernon is set for April 11 to the PaccarVehicle Testing Lab
This event is open only one Saturday per year for the public.
We are meeting at the Starbucks on Aurora / SR205 Edmonds next to the Home Depot at 7:45 am for an 8 am departure.
We will then drive to Monroe and arrive around 8:45 for a 9 am departure at the Chevron station on the east end of town on Highway 2 to meet up with those who live closer to there. We need to be in Mt Vernon at 11am when the facility opens to the public. We will park in the test track area, as a group. Breakfast & lunch is served by the Lions for us when the doors open.
There will be a winding back road route that will be a lot of fun for the ZOOMERS, Another group will go direct via I-5. For the people who want more, at 1:30pm we will depart towards Anacortes, and end up in La Conner.
Those needing an early departure in Mt Vernon may leave after the Test-Lab Tour, or join us for some more curvy Zoomer Roads. That’s what its all about.
Hosted by Ross Scott and Charlotte Fellers
11:00 a.m. at the Kidd Valley in Gene Coulon Park, Renton.
Are you new to the Puget Sound Miata Club and yet to participate in a club event? Or perhaps you have been a member for the last two or three years, wondering what else your club has to offer? Maybe you’re a long time member looking to meet new members, have fun and go for a great drive. Come check it out; this event is for you.
Some of the goals of the PSMC is to see you get the most enjoyment from your Miata through club events and activities with like-minded people.
Please join us for a social time, no-host lunch, at Kidd Valley in Gene Coulon Park in Renton, followed by a great drive on some scenic and fun twisty roads. Some of your PSMC Board Members will be on hand, looking forward to meeting you, explaining “How we do it” and answering questions. We will present "goody bags" to our new members too.
This event is designed for the new member, but all are encouraged to join in. Please plan to come to this fun event and meet some terrific people that enjoy the Miata experience as much as you do.
The plan is to start at 11 a.m. with lunch, social time and presentations. At around 12:15 we will gather in the parking lot for a “drivers' meeting” before heading off for a one-hour adventure of fun roads. It should end by 3 p.m. Please RSVP so we (and the restaurant) can plan for you.
Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant
150 Cascade Mall Dr.
Burlington, WA 98233
Meet outside the front doors. by 5:45 p.m.
Hosted by Dee Dahlke & Duncan Johnson
253-845-2424 home, 253-327-4368 navigator’s cell on day of event
Your event producers will be entered in the MG Car Club’s 39th annual Tulip Rallye on Saturday, April 25, and will be staying near the start in Burlington, Wash.
If any Miata enthusiasts would like to meet up for a no-host dinner the night before the rallye, we’ll be going to Johnny Carino’s, which is on the other side of Cascade Mall from where the rallye will start.
Meet us outside the restaurant’s front door at 5:45 PM. Look for our conspicuous orange jackets if you don’t know us.
If there are enough RSVPs on our PSMC club web site, we’ll book a group table. For information about the Tulip Rallye go to the host club’s web site:, then check their events calendar for April 25 and find your way to the rallye website.
Pre-registration for the rallye is strongly recommended.
Open to all makes, types of cars, and clubs!
Begin and end the rally at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, WA. Take exit 230 from Interstate 5 at SR 20. Proceed eastbound on SR 20, turn right onto S. Burlington Blvd at traffic light, turn right at another traffic light onto one of the three Cascade Mall Drives.The staging area is in the Southwest corner next to I-5.
Check-in and day-of-event registration opens at 8:30 am. Drivers' meeting begins at 9:30 with first cars out at ~9:45 am.
It is a laid back and casual "gimmick rallye" where the challenge is to spot and record the answers to questions based on signs and objects found along the way while following turn-by-turn route driving instructions, devilishly laid out by the Rallyemaster, whose job it is to make you laugh as you attempt to find the answers to the rather silly questions, riddles, and trivia. NOT a traditional time-speed-distance event. Route is entirely on public, paved roads, no off-roading. Suitable for all vehicles and driver skill levels. No special knowledge nor equipment is needed to enjoy your car, your companion, the company of fellow enthusiasts and incredible roads and scenery.
Typically the best scoring car from each participating club (which enters 5+ cars) wins a prize. Details for 2020 TBA. (If enough PSMC cars show up, we’ll have a team.)
Full info and pre-registration at http://www.tuliprallye.org
Check it out now.
PSMC contact points are our own past winners:
Dee Dahlke & Duncan Johnson, 253-845-2424
There is not an organized PSMC drive to this event; the zooming rally route itself takes care of the sports motoring. Suggest you pre register and be very early (even arrive the night before) because the event is huge, typically 300+ cars from 30 or more clubs all over the northwest USA and Canada.
The start and finish are a giant car show of everything you could imagine, old and new, from all over the world.
Do dress for the weather!
This year's Detailin' Day will be at Coop's Miata in Maple Valley. Bill Cooper, a lifetime member of the club, has offered his property again to host this year's event.
One of our most popular events, the day provides all club members the chance to vacuum and buff their cars in preparation for summer driving.
You can show up at 10 a.m. with your Miata and start the process with vacuuming your car. After that, you can get in line for the buffing station, and follow that with a final coat of wax to bring your baby to it’s finest shine. All supplies will be provided by the club and Griot’s Garage in Tacoma, another of our sponsors for this event; all you need to bring is some polishing cloths for the final steps and your own elbow grease.
If you'd like to volunteer to help our expert buffers by buffing and polishing cars, no one would mind. We'll provide the supplies and buffing equipment and you can provide the elbow grease. Our longtime buffers, past and present, will be on hand to coach you through the process. Obviously, we do have a need for some additional volunteer buffers. You can contact Tom Millar at email@example.com and he’ll line you up and explain the process (and the perks) of being a volunteer buffer.
As in the past, if a non-member wants to detail a car, cost will be $20 (or you can just join the club for $30).
Lunch will be provided by the board in the form of homemade chili of varying kinds, cornbread, chips, and cold beverages. Please RSVP so we will know how much product to provide and how much lunch to bring. Also, please bring an outdoor chair to sit in so you will have a place to rest your legs after you finish all the work.
Directions to Coop's Miata:
From I-405 take the Maple Valley Hwy. Exit (State Hwy. 169) at Exit 4. Turn right at SE 232nd St (you'll see the Park and Ride on the right and the fire station on the left). Go up the hill to Coop's Miata at 20929 SE 232nd St. Coop's is on the left.
One of the great things about a Miata is that it is a perfect vehicle for showing off princesses and queens in the back of the car! To that end, we have a contingent of Miata owners who attend local parades and will "show off" royalty for the local events. If you'd like to give it a try here are the details:
Please contact Bill Bell at 425-420-6125 or Bill Hughes at 360-265-2541 for more information or meeting points or
Hope to see you there!
Join me for one of the first drives of the year as we explore some interesting back roads in the north end of the Puget Sound.
The lunch menu is quite extensive and is moderately priced. There are gluten free items on request.
We will meet up at 9:30 AM at the Monroe Chevron on Highway 2 at the east end of Monroe. Driver’s meeting will be at 9:45 for a 10 a.m. commencement of activities.
514 E Main St
Monroe, WA 98272
And end up at:
Rhodes River Ranch
22016 Entsminger Rd
Arlington, WA 98223
This will be about a two-hour drive with two 15 minute rest stops spaced somewhat evenly.
Take the highway 2 exit east in Everett. About 40 miles from the exit.
Drive north on Highway 522 to the end in Monroe and take Highway 2 east.
Join your board of directors for our third board meeting of 2020 and become a part of the action!
Planning will include updates on activities for the annual Gathering at Griot's Garage in Tacoma, coming up on Aug. 8.
Host: Bill Cooper
Join Bill Cooper at Coop's Miata garage and bring your equipment, add-ons, or other Miata stuff you no longer want or need. Swap or sell to other Miata enthusiasts.
More details to come.
Parades are a great way to get the word out about our great club. We generally host royalty from local pageants who wish to ride in the parade. It's a win-win--they have a ride and we get to drive our cars and show them off! Please join us in this parade to help carry local scholarship and/or pageant winners who do not have a float to ride on.
We will be carrying the Miss Viking Fest and Little Miss Viking Fest Court (from Poulsbo).
Meeting Place & Time
Our meeting place to gather together first, then all go to check-in at once, is the Sidney Glen Albertson's at the intersection of Sedgwick & Sidney Rd.
Plan to be there between 3:45 & 4:00 so we can leave by approx. 4:15 for check-in.
Follow Highway 16 to the Port Orchard Sedgwick Road exit. (McDonalds & Shari's are to the East and Lowe's or Gray Chevrolet is to the West).
Turn west on Sedgwick towards Lowe's. Continue through the light past Lowe's and the Pizza place. Turn left into Albertsons and park over behind the gas station or wherever there is room for several Miatas. (because the Fireworks stand will probably be up where we usually park).
Once we get to our line up spot, we will have time to dust off/decorate the cars.
The parade doesn't start until 6:00 PM so be sure to bring your camera and/or a chair, book, etc. to keep occupied until our section starts moving. If we finish the parade early enough (in other words, if we are near the front of the parade), several of us like to eat dinner somewhere after the parade, so please feel free to to join us or not.
Questions? Call Bill Hughes at 360-265-2541.
Contact your host: President Ross Scott for details.
The Pacific Northwest Historics is a volunteer-driven event sanctioned by SOVREN (Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts) Race Club and the SOVREN Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital. The Historics is the premier vintage sports car race in the Northwest and the largest charity motorsports event in the United States. In 2014, the Pacific Northwest Historics raised $450,000 for Seattle Children’s. These fundraising efforts will improve the lives of many families with children in need.
Check out the Historics website for new information as it becomes available.
Here is a little more information about the event:
While the Guild’s effort is for charity, don’t be misled. The car owners, drivers and crews are in it for the racing. The Pacific Northwest Historics is one of the most popular vintage races on the West Coast, drawing competitors from most western states. In past years, drivers have traveled from as far as Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Although vintage racing is not “real” competition in the sense that the cars are not driven to their limits 100% of the time, scoring is based on laps completed rather than order of finish, and the safety of the cars and drivers is the foremost concern, the drivers are still interested in turning in the best possible lap times. Without the pressure to have the fastest possible car, the drivers and pit crews are willing (often eager) to display and talk to others about the cars. The pits are open to spectators all three days.
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, JULY 15-16, 2020
Your hosts are attending the Willamette Valley Miata Club “Explore Oregon 2020” meet at Welches, Oregon (Mount Hood) on July 16-19. We’ll be zooming the back roads from Puget Sound area with an overnight stop near Yakima. Any Miatas are welcome to join us. Our drive will take favorite back roads, three mountain passes, lunch at a classic diner, snacking at an elegant bakery, maybe a wine tasting stop, and arrive at Explore Oregon for the first night festivities.
THE RUN STARTS Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Starbucks, 19461 WA-410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391. This is just east of the crossroads at 192nd Ave. E and is in front of Wal-Mart. Meet at 9:30 AM and leave about 9:45 after getting re-charged.
FRS walkie-talkie radios (not old CBs) suggested for this run and the event. Rustic rest room supplies and in-car snacks are also suggested because some of this run is fairly remote.
Make your own hotel reservations for Yakima on July 15; no official hotel booked. Your hosts will be staying at: Home 2 Suites by Hilton Yakima Airport, 2420 West Nob Hill Blvd, Yakima, Washington, 98902,Phone 509-453-1806.
Please RSVP for this PSMC drive on our own club web site so your hosts know who’s coming along.
NOTE: You must pre-register with WVMC for Explore Oregon to attend that meet.
Go to WVMC for details and a complete schedule as it is posted.
This is a huge meet, so we suggest very early registration with WVMC for the meet and also book your hotel room early. RSVPing on our PSMC web site is just for the convenience of our members so everyone knows who is attending; be sure to click the box so your name is visible.
This is an annual event hosted by our friends at the Willamette Valley Miata Club and it's always well-organized with a lot of fun events to enjoy. Here is a little information about this year's event:
"EXPLORE OREGON" is the annual premier summer event, organized by the Willamette Valley Miata club. Be prepared to enjoy some of Oregon's most beautiful and historic scenery and explore the awesome back roads of the Cascade Mountains as we spend an incredible weekend in Welches, OR on beautiful Mt. Hood.
Mount Hood, called Wy'east by the Multnomah tribe, is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. It was formed by a subduction zone on the Pacific coast and rests in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located about 50 miles (80 km) east-southeast of Portland, on the border between Clackamas and Hood River counties. In addition to being Oregon's highest mountain, it is one of the loftiest mountains in the nation based on its prominence.The height assigned to Mount Hood's snow-covered peak has varied over its history. Modern sources point to three different heights: 11,249 feet (3,429 m), a 1991 adjustment of a 1986 measurement by the U.S. National Geodetic Survey (NGS), 11,240 feet (3,426 m) based on a 1993 scientific expedition, and 11,239 feet (3,425.6 m) of slightly older origin. The peak is home to 12 named glaciers and snowfields. It is the highest point in Oregon and the fourth highest in the Cascade Range. Mount Hood is considered the Oregon volcano most likely to erupt, though based on its history, an explosive eruption is unlikely. Still, the odds of an eruption in the next 30 years are estimated at between 3 and 7%, so the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) characterizes it as "potentially active", but the mountain is informally considered dormant. .Lodging
Welcome to Mt. Hood Oregon Resort The Majestic Gem of Welches, Oregon Come experience the grandeur of Oregon high country at The Mt. Hood Oregon Resort. Tucked among the lush evergreen forests, majestic mountains and exhilarating waterfalls and waterways of the Willamette Valley, "Mt. Hood's Premier Resort Destination" offers a seamless blend of modern luxury and casual comfort.Wonderfully secluded yet easily reachable, The Mt. Hood Oregon Resort has everything necessary for an unforgettable mountain getaway: 157 spacious guest rooms, suites and villas appointed with rich, warm woods and bright, welcoming colors. Fresh, seasonal cuisine at Mallards Cafe & Pub and Altitude Restaurant & Lounge. Boundless recreational options, including our year round heated outdoor pool and the best 27 holes of golf in the Mt. Hood Territory.
King or Queen Rooms $179 plus taxFireside Rooms $199 plus tax
Guests can make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 503-622-3101 or 800-733-0800 and requesting the Explore Oregon\Willamette Valley Miata Club group block.
Host: Bill Bell
Join Bill Bell for a drive to Port Angeles and the Olympic Peninsula. We'll meet at the General Store in Port Gamble, WA for breakfast (Optional) at 8:30 a.m., followed by the driver's meeting at 9:30 a.m. in front of the store. The drive begins at 9:45 and we'll travel some twisty roads to our ultimate destination of Lake Crescent Lodge for lunch. On the way to the Lodge, we will be stopping off at the Port Angeles Spit and the Salt Creek Recreation Area west of Port Angeles with three restroom stops along the way before the ultimate destination of the Lake Crescent Lodge.
Please bring warm clothing, sunglasses, etc. as we will be on the Spit and a camera to take pictures of the beautiful areas of the Olympic Peninsula and maybe Vancouver Island. We will be above the water, at sea level, and in the mountains during this drive.
Lake Crescent Lodge Dining Room is located on the beautiful Lake Crescent and offers lunch in a casual atmosphere where you’ll enjoy creative Pacific Northwest fare.
The drive with rest stops will take around 3.0 to 3.5 hours depending the amount of time at each stop. You might want to bring a light snack for the road. We will see you there!
Meet at: General Store, Port Gamble, WA
Ends at: Lake Crescent Lodge, Olympic National Park, Lake Crescent, WA
Please join us in helping to provide rides for the Miss Viking Fest & Little Miss Viking Fest Royalty in this great morning parade!
We will meet at the Silverdale Target parking lot in the back by the shipping dock (on the side across the street from the Mall) at 8:15 to 8:30 just long enough to check in for our parade number & round up all the Miatas. Then we will head to our line up spot around 8:45 if possible. The road is wide, plenty of room to maneuver...
We will be able to add decorations and take off any road dirt once we are assigned our place in line.
The parade starts at 10:00 and is a really fun parade.
Please register here so we can better coordinate.
Many of the drivers like to eat lunch in town before heading home, either at Dave's BBQ or whatever sounds good.
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