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Event Calendar

Puget Sound Miata Club Event Calendar

This calendar includes events hosted by the PSMC & other clubs.  Some are events that our club has been invited to and some are open events we have participated in the past.

NOTE TO PSMC EVENT PARTICIPANTS

By submitting a registration to attend a Puget Sound Miata Club event, participants acknowledge and agree to the following:

1.      That an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.

2.      To assume all risks that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 while attending or participating in activities conducted by PSMC.

3.      On behalf of PSMC, their event coordinators and others I may interact, not to hold PSMC and their event coordinators liable for any risks, injuries, infections, death or damages arising because of my attendance and/or participation in the PSMC event.

 

Upcoming events

    • 01/26/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 02/01/2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza, Bothell
    Register

    Hosted by Tom Millar 

    Let's get together over pizza and sandwiches at The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza,  1918  201st Place SE, Bothell, WA. (on the Bothell-Everett Highway). This is a change from our prior venue.  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.

     

     

    • 02/02/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 02/09/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 02/16/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 02/23/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 03/01/2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza, Bothell
    Register

    Hosted by Tom Millar 

    Let's get together over pizza and sandwiches at The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza,  1918  201st Place SE, Bothell, WA. (on the Bothell-Everett Highway). This is a change from our prior venue.  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.

     

     

    • 03/02/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 03/09/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 03/16/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 03/23/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 03/30/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 04/02/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    Hosted by the PSMC Board

    This meeting will be on Zoom for anyone who wishes to join us.

    This is a regular quarterly meeting of the board where general business will be discussed. Planning for upcoming club-sponsored events will take place, along with updates to the calendar. If you'd like to volunteer at Detailin' Day, please jump in--we can always use more volunteers!

    We hope you can join us!


    • 04/05/2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza, Bothell
    Register

    Hosted by Tom Millar 

    Let's get together over pizza and sandwiches at The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza,  1918  201st Place SE, Bothell, WA. (on the Bothell-Everett Highway). This is a change from our prior venue.  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.

     

     

    • 04/06/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 04/09/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Coop's Miata, 20929 SE 232nd St, Maple Valley, WA
    Register

    Host: Bill Cooper

    Join Bill and the rest of the PSMC at Coop's Miata garage and bring your for some advice and other checkups. More details will appear here so keep watch on this page!

    • 04/13/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 04/20/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 04/23/2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • Former Cascade Mall in Burlington, WA (tentative)

    Open to all makes, types of cars, and clubs!

    NOTE: This rallye was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and the Cascade Mall closing its doors in 2021. Details for 2022 have not bee posted on the website as yet, so for now we'll publicize what we hope will be the details for this year. Watch this space as the MC Car Club announces new plans for 2022.

    Begin and end the rally at the former 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 2019 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
    ToadHallWA@yahoo.com

    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!

    • 04/27/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup

    South Puget Sound Special!

    MIATA COFFEE CRUISE-IN


    More Miata friends would like to know you!  Let’s meet for coffee any Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at Starbucks, 732 Shaw Rd., Puyallup WA 98372.

    This is an unofficial gathering, nobody hosts it, there is no agenda, and whoever shows up are the right people to attend.  We’re there every Wednesday.

    You don’t have to belong to this club or anything else. Just walk in and grab a drink.  The enthusiasts chat-up one another and may check out whatever cool cars come to the lot.

    If you can’t figure out the above, text 253-327-4368.

    • 04/30/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kidd Valley Restaurant in Gene Coulon Park, Renton
    Register

    Hosted by Ross Scott and Tom Millar

    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.

    Meet at Gene Coulon Park in Renton near Kidd Valley and buy a takeout lunch there or at Ivar's or bring your own lunch. While in the past we have simply eaten lunch in the restaurant, we have adjusted to meet guidelines for social distancing. We will grab tables outside the restaurant where we'll socialize for a time and then have a driver's meeting before our 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. 

    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 introductions. At around 11:30 or 11:45, 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.




    • 05/03/2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza, Bothell
    Register

    Hosted by Tom Millar 

    Let's get together over pizza and sandwiches at The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza,  1918  201st Place SE, Bothell, WA. (on the Bothell-Everett Highway). This is a change from our prior venue.  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.

     

     

    • 05/21/2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • Coop's Miata, Maple Valley
    Register

    Hosted by PSMC Board

    This is a perfect opportunity to get your cars buffed and shined up, ready for the summer driving weather that is (hopefully) just ahead. We’ll commence the activities at 10 a.m. (not a minute before).

    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 and have lunch. In addition, you can bring any Miata aftermarket items and "add-ons" you may have and swap them with other owners who may need what you don't need. Finally, we'll vote on the "Best of the Day" after all cars have been detailed.

    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.

    After all is over, Coop will host an "after-party" in the front yard for anyone who wants to relax in the beautiful spring weather, featuring fresh-baked lasagna.

    The PSMC Board will provide a delicious lunch TBA, included as part of your membership. If you haven't joined this club yet, this is a great opportunity to do so for just $30. If you want to join in the fun and get your car detailed, that's fine, too; cost is $20 per car.

    If you'd like to volunteer to help set up and/or clean up, we do need help with both.  Pitching in throughout the day may be needed as well, depending on the number of cars that are lined up to be buffed and cleaned. You can contact Tom Millar to offer your services. This will e an event that will need extra hands to help out.

    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.



    • 05/28/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Meet at Monroe Plaza across 2 from the Chevron station
    Register

    Host: Ross Scott

    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. 

    This is a straightforward 50-plus mile drive along scenic back roads, to lunch at the famous Rhodes River Ranch, located just outside of Oso, WA.  It is on the second floor of a horse arena, with a glass wall for a view of the horses.  There is no special event scheduled for this day, but people can be observed working their horses from time to time.    

    The lunch menu is quite extensive and is moderately priced.There are gluten-free items on request.


    From here, everyone can make their way home through Arlington to Highway 9, and from there, connect to I-5 if desired.  Of course one can always trace the route in reverse, or get lost on the maze of parallel roads on return.   

    We will meet up at 9:30 AM across from the Monroe Chevron on Highway 2 at the east end of Monroe in the Monroe Plaza shopping center.   Driver’s meeting will be at 9:45 for a 10 a.m. commencement of activities.

    Monroe Plaza shopping center across from Monroe Chevron
    On US2 East of town

    And end up at:

    Rhodes River Ranch
    22016 Entsminger Rd
    Arlington, WA 98223
    (360) 474-8313

    This will be about a two-hour drive with one 20 minute rest stop spaced somewhere in the middle of the drive.    

    Directions from I-5:

    Take the highway 2 exit east in Everett.  About 40 miles from the exit.

    Highway 522:   

    Drive north on Highway 522 to the end in Monroe and take Highway 2 east.

    Hope to see you there!

    • 06/04/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom.com
    Register

    Hosted by the PSMC Board

    Join the PSMC Board for our second meeting of the year.

    We will meet as usual at 11 a.m. on Zoom. Once you RSVP, we can send you the Zoom link to join in the meeting. Bring your ideas and desires to the board.  Should you desire to help out the club and be a leader, then show up!

    The Planning meeting part of the day will include updates on activities for the annual Gathering at Griot's Garage in Tacoma, coming up on Aug. 6.

    Hope you can attend and contribute your great ideas. You can find updated details on the Gathering on August 7, so check there for that big club event.

    Topic: Board meeting
    Time: Jun 5, 2021 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


    • 06/18/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Safeway Parking lot on 134th Place SE, Everett
    Register


    Host: Tom Millar


     Summer Splendor - Back Roads of Snohomish County


    Join us for a wondergful drive on the beautiful roads through the back country of Snohomish county!  Having just completed the pre-run, you are in for a treat.  Our journey will begin in the Safeway parking lot at 5802 134th Place SE, Everett, WA.   Our meet up time will be 10:00 a.m. gathering with a projected 10:30 a.m. departure.  This will afford everyone the opportunity to gas up, use the restrooms and pick up some coffee our other treats prior to our departure.  From here we make our way over Seattle Hill Road and proceed through Snohomish Valley towards the town of Snohomish.  Just before Snohomish we execute a right turn where the road narrows and we begin our twisties, truly experiencing the beauty and splendor of this county.  We’ll pass through working farmlands as our path takes us along the Snohomish River, passing through tree-canopied roads that provide both shade and beauty.  When we arrive in Sultan we’ll take a left onto Highway 2 and proceed towards Monroe.  Our ride concludes at Tuscano’s Italian Kitchen in Monroe, a wonderful family-owned restaurant which serves other car enthusiast clubs and provides a comfortably priced menu that is certain to please.


    • 07/02/2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • 07/03/2022
    • Pacific Raceways, Kent
    Register

    NON-HOSTED EVENT

    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.

    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.

    Check out the Historics website for new information as it becomes available at http://sovrenracing.org/pacific-northwest-historics/

    Modifications to the event have been posted on the website.  While this has been a hosted event in prior years, this year will not have a formal host.  However, this should dissuade participants from attending this event.  This is a very fun event to attend with rave reviews on the car corral and the races. Be advised the deadline to sign up is now June 15th and can be easily accomplished on line using the link above.


    • 07/05/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/07/2022
    • Puget Sound to Astoria to Eugene to Grants Pass
    Register


    TWO LANES TO OREGON - 2022

    Open event;  all Miatas and all clubs welcome.

    TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, JULY 5-6-7, 2022

    Hosted by Dee Dahlke & Duncan Johnson

    ToadHallWA@yahoo.com

    253-845-2424 home landline 

    [253-327-4368 navigators cell on the drives]



    Your hosts are attending the Willamette Valley Miata Club Explore Oregon 2021” meet at Grants Pass, Oregon July 7-8-9.  Well be zooming there over three days on some favorite back roads from Puget Sound area with overnight stops in northern and middle Oregon.   This drive is all on fun surface roads;  no freeways.

    There will be lunch stops all 3 days and maybe some attractions along the way (as Covid and schedules allow.)  Detailed driving directions will be provided.

    FRS walkie-talkie radios (not old CBs) suggested for this drive and the event.  Rustic rest room supplies and in-car snacks are also suggested because some of this run is fairly remote.


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    DAY 1 (Tues. July 5):  YOUR HOME TO ASTORIA, OREGON.

    For those wanting to add an extra day of fun driving to get to Astoria,  e-mail hosts at above e-mail for a South Puget Sound meeting place and time and well run together.

    -OR-

    Drive any route from your house to Astoria and meet us there if that is most efficient.  

    We all will gather in Astoria outside the Hampton Inn (201 39th Street)  about 4:30 PM and decide where to go for dinner and socializing.  

    Make your own Astoria hotel reservations.  (It is high season and high prices.) Your hosts will be staying at the Hampton Inn, 201 39th Street, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Phone 503-325-8888.

    DAY 2 (Weds. July 6):  ASTORIA TO EUGENE, OREGON.

    Our traditional trip is a two-day run to the beginning of the Explore Oregon meet. This option will begin in Astoria after you have found your own way there on your own time schedule.  Meet at 9:30 AM, leave at 9:45 AM Weds. July 6, from Starbucks in Youngs Bay Plaza, 171 South US-101, Warrenton, OR 97146   This is the standalone Starbucks, not the store inside Fred Meyer.  To get there from Astoria, go south on US 101, around the roundabout and over drawbridge, staying on US 101, right at  2nd traffic light after bridge and just before Fred Meyer (Neptune Dr.) then right into strip mall with Starbucks.  Should take about 15 minutes.

    The Wednesday night stop will be in Eugene, Oregon. 

    Make your own Eugene hotel reservations; several choices are available.  

    Your hosts will be staying at Hampton Inn,  3780 W. 11th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97402.  Phone 541-431-122


    DAY 3 (Thurs. July 7):  EUGENE TO GRANTS PASS, OREGON.  

    Meet at 08:30 AM, leave at 09:00 AM Thurs. July 7, from the Hampton Inn. 3780 W. 11th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97402.  Phone 541-431-1225

    This will be an ambitious drive as we have selected unique and complex back roads to miss the direct I-5  route.  We plan to arrive at Grants Pass in time to check in with the hotel of your choice (options described on Willamette Valley website), pick up your registration packet and find your room.

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    Please RSVP for this drive on our own PSMC web site calendar. IMPORTANT:  Show your name, don’t be “anonymous,” so your hosts know whos coming along and where and when.

    [NOTE:  You must pre-register separately with WVMC for the Explore Oregon meet and make your own reservations at the official hotels (there are 2 choices)  in order to attend the actual meet.  See that host club’s web site at http://www.oregonmx5.com ]   

    • 07/07/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/10/2022
    • Grants Pass, OR
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    Go to Willamette Valley Miata Club for details and a complete schedule of events as they are posted and updated.

    This is a huge meet, so we suggest very early pre-registration with WVMC for the meet and also book your hotel room early.   

    Please note this is an event hosted by the Willamette Valley Miata Club. Check their website for periodic updates.

    Grants Pass is where Pacific Northwest adventures begin! On the banks of Oregon’s legendary Rogue River, Grants Pass is among the greatest places in the American West for whitewater thrills, forest trails, fly fishing, friendly faces and a dynamic local arts and entertainment scene. Come visit!

    Grants Pass served as a stagecoach stop in the 1860’s and became a rail head with the completion of the Oregon-California Railroad, (now Southern Pacific) in 1884. The name was selected to honor General U.S. Grant’s success at Vicksburg and the Post Office was established in 1865. Until after the turn of the century our name still retained the original spelling of Grant’s Pass, using an apostrophe.

    This year due to hotel size limitations to accommodate our group we had to book two hotels. The nice thing is that they are owned by the same company and the only thing that really separates them is a parking lot.

    Hotel option A, Riverside Inn 63 rooms available at this location.

    To reserve your guest room call Riverside Inn at 541-476-6873 and identify yourself as a participant of Explore Oregon to receive the special rate. All reservation requests must be received on or before May 22, 2022. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing rates.

    Hotel option B, The Lodge At Riverside. 31 rooms available at this location.

    To reserve your guest room call The Lodge At Riverside at 541-955-0600 and identify yourself as a participant of Explore Oregon to receive the special rate. All reservation requests must be received on or before May 22, 2022. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing rates.

    The Willamette Valley Miata Club charge is $140.00 per person, ($260.00 per couple) for: Explore Oregon T-shirt, Saturday dinner banquet, attendee pack with event stickers, make, schedules and more! If you would like a polo shirt instead of a T-shirt, add $10.00 per shirt.

    Sign up now:

    Payment options: check or money order sent to:

    WVM

    P.O. Box 20612

    Keizer, Or 97307


     

    • 07/09/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Safeway, Smokey Pt, 3532 172nd St NE, Arlington, WA.
    Register

    Host:  Bill Bell

    If  you want to enjoy a drive to La Conner, Chuckanut Drive, and Anacortes with many views, this is your event.  Meetup will be at the Safeway Parking Lot in Smokey Point, Arlington, WA at 9:00am and driver's meeting at 9:30am and leave at 9:45am on August 14, 2021.   This will be mostly a sightseeing drive to La Conner, a view point and twistys on Chuckanut Drive, and a view park in Anacortes   The cities we are visiting are La Conner, Edison Station, and Anacortes.  There will be three bathroom stops with a Gas Stop.  We will have the opportunity to purchase at three locations baked goods and drinks while in transit to our final destination at the Island Cafe in Anacortes.  

    While driving, you will see  Mt Baker, beautiful landscapes, Cascade and Olympic Mountains, and Puget Sound.  Please bring a light jacket, sunglasses, camera, water, sunscreen, etc. as we will be near the water, in the sunshine and hills.  The drive with rest stops will take around 3.5 hours depending on the amount of time at each stop.  Traffic may be a factor as this area is a beautiful place to visit.  Besides,  you may meet tourist as we did on the Pre-Run.  We will see you there! 

    Ends at:  Island Cafe serves Breakfast and Lunch with air conditioning in Anacortes.  

    • 07/16/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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    Miata Island Hopping Drive   July 16, 2022 at 8:30am

    Host:  Bill Bell

    The drive will cover Six Islands:   Camano, Fir, Samish, Fidalgo, Pass, and Whidbey Island.  Meetup will be at QFC in Stanwood, WA at the Northeast side of the QFC parking lot at 8:30am.  The driver's meeting will be at 9:00am and leave at 9:20am.  This will be mostly a sightseeing drive around portions of the islands.   The cities we are visiting are Stanwood, La Conner, and Anacortes.  There will be four bathroom stops with a Gas Stop.  We will have the opportunity to purchase at two locations baked goods and drinks (Stanwood and La Conner) while in transit to our final destination at the Island Cafe in Anacortes.  


    Please bring a light jacket, sunglasses, camera, water, sunscreen, etc. as we will be near the water, in the sunshine and hills.  The drive with rest stops will take around 4 hours depending on the amount of time at each stop.  I expect traffic will be a factor, and we may have to adjust our drive.  If you have a State Discovery Pass, bring it too.  It is not needed but we may stop at a State Park for a restroom break.  We will see you there! 

    Meet at:  QFC, Stanwood, WA

    Ends at:  Island Cafe serves Breakfast and Lunch with bar and air conditioning in Anacortes.  

    • 08/06/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Griot's Garage, Tacoma, WA
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    It’s time again to mark your calendars to attend the annual Gathering of Miatas. As in past years, we have scheduled the cabana at Griot’s Garage in Tacoma for our event this year.

    If you have never been to Griot’s in Tacoma, then you are missing out! It’s a great place to stock up on your car polishing supplies. As one of our partners, Griot’s Garage welcomes us every year to host our gathering in their parking lot. Additionally, they sponsor a one-hour tech program where they explain the use of the car maintenance supplies they sell and why they are such good products. Their address is: 3333 S. 38th St, Tacoma. You can check out their website at www.griotsgarage.com

    We’ll start off at 10 a.m. with the “Drive-In” to Griot’s and to give you an hour to spiff up your car. Then the Tech Program begins at 11 a.m. followed by lunch, which will be provided by your PSMC Board of Directors. Please RSVP so we can have a head count for the food order.

    Following lunch, you can view the Miatas and vote for the People’s Choice winners. 

    Please bring something to sit on just like you would bring to a picnic! (i.e.: a folding chair or blanket). There is a large grassy area surrounding the bbq pits for this purpose.

    Directions to Griot’s Garage:

    Traveling I-5 South: Take Exit 132A (S 38th St West toward Tacoma Mall)
    At the stoplight, bear right onto S 38th St. Go 3/4 of a mile to Griot's Garage on the right (white building with red stripes.) Last intersection is S Lawrence St.

    Traveling I-5 North: Take Exit 132, take second 38th St exit after overpass (S 38th St West toward Tacoma Mall)
    Bear right onto S 38th St. Go 3/4 of a mile to Griot's Garage on the right (white building with red stripes.) Last intersection is S Lawrence St.

    From Gig Harbor: On HWY 16, take exit for Union Ave.
    Turn right onto S Union Ave. Turn left onto S 38th St., then another left onto S Lawrence St. Griot's Garage is on the left (white building with red stripes.
    ) Lot entrance is behind the building.


    • 08/13/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Monroe and/or Lynwood, WA
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    Hosted by Ingvar Carlson

    Starting Point: MONROE OR LYNNWOOD

    July  `13   is  the   Back Road   trip up to  Concrete  .  The   Antique  Fly  In  .. This  is  a  fun  Backroads  Adventure to  see  the  old  airplanes.  Food  Vendors, Band  and  More.  We   park our  cars  on the  grass area  near  the  Hangars.The  Hangars  are open, for  us   to  Visit  and  talk  to  the   owners  about  their  planes  and  flying  toys.  

    8 am   Lynwood    TAKE  hwy  5 ,  TO   EXIT 179  / 220 st.  THAT  JUST  1 MILE  NORTH  OF THE  EDMONDS FERRY exit.  Now  go   1/2  mile  west  on  220    Starbucks  on the  corner. of  SR 99 . go past  and  enter  into  the  WINCO  FOOD  lot.  Now  park near  the   back of  Starbucks.  Get  a  coffee  , restroom.  We   depart  at  9  am . 
    If  u  have  a  hand held   radio  tune to  Channel  5 


    9 am  MONROE .  Meet at  the  Wells  Fargo  Bank Lot  near  Mc Donald's  and  Safeway,   Again  Coffee   and   Restrooms.  We depart  at 9  am  for  a  fun filled   ride  up  to  Concrete .  Several  areas  posted   25mph,  Town of  Clear  Lake and  another   farm  area ,  So   please  obey  these Speed limit  signs.   Set  hand  held  Radios  to   Ch 5  

    After  a   couple  hrs  with  the   air planes ,  a   few of  us  will take a  ride up to  BAKER  LAKE,  Great  photo op of  Mt BAKER. We'll go  to  the  Marina Restrooms , and  take  a   ride  over  the   Dam . 
    Those  not   wanting  to  go  up  to the  Lake. go down the  hill  under  the   highschool  make at   left at  the  Stop  Sign..  L on Hwy 20 and  motor  on down to Sedro Wooly and Hwy 5 home, or make take a ride to Laconner? 

    If  U  have   questions  Call  Ingvar   Carlson    206-434-9482  

    • 08/20/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mt Vernon
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    Mt. Baker Run 

    Hosted by Tom Millar

    The Puget Sound Miata Club will be having a Mt. Baker Run on August 20, 2022.  

    We will be meeting in Mount Vernon, WA 8am to the east of Jack in the Box, 304 East College Way, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273.  We will be in the parking lot between Jack in the Box and Bigfoot Java.  

    After the driver’s meeting, we will depart for Chuckanut Drive to Bellingham for our first stop and then on to Hwy 542 to Glacier, WA.

    There is a $5 charge to drive in the Mt. Baker National Forest if you do not have a annual pass.  

    We will head to Artist Point at Mount Baker to explore Mount Baker and the beautiful sites in the area.  If you would like some history about Mount Baker, check the USGS link:  http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/baker/baker_geo_hist_115.html  

    Estimated departure from Mt. Vernon is 8:20 am and stopping off in Bellingham and the National Forest Rangers Office in Glacier, WA.  We will have lunch at Milano’s on the way down.  Bring a jacket in case it is cold and windy at Mt. Baker.                     

    From I-5: take Exit 227, Hwy 538 and head east about .2 of a mile and it will be on your right, the south side of Hwy 538.  Zoom Zoom!

    • 09/06/2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza, Bothell
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    Hosted by Tom Millar 

    Let's get together over pizza and sandwiches at The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza,  1918  201st Place SE, Bothell, WA. (on the Bothell-Everett Highway). This is a change from our prior venue.  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.

     

     

    • 09/17/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Kingston, Safeway, 8196 WA HWY 104
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    Kruze Kitsap – 9/17/22

    Hosted by Jim Alexander

    jimloveskath@gmail.com

    206 619-4244

    This will be a fun trip on some backroads in Kitsap County that I’ll bet you’ve never driven before.

    Plan on taking the Edmonds – Kingston ferry departing about 9:00 AM.  (Summer schedules aren’t published as of this writing so look for an edit once we get closer.)  Arrive Kingston about 9:30 and follow the ferry traffic off the boat and up the hill.  We’ll meet at the Safeway parking lot at 8196 WA HWY 104.  We’ll depart about 10:00 and make our way on some great back roads towards Seabeck and the sound end of Hood Canal.  We’ll stop for lunch in Belfair, and then head towards Bremerton, Bainbridge Island, and finish in Kingston.  

    South Sound folks may want to take the Bainbridge Island ferry back to Seattle rather than completing the trip to Kingston.  

    • 09/30/2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10/02/2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chevron station Highway 2 Monroe
    Register

    Host: Tom Millar

    Watch this space for more information about the events at this great venue on Lake Chelan September 30th thru October 2.

    • 10/04/2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza, Bothell
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    Hosted by Tom Millar 

    Let's get together over pizza and sandwiches at The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza,  1918  201st Place SE, Bothell, WA. (on the Bothell-Everett Highway). This is a change from our prior venue.  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.

     

     

    • 10/08/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom on-line
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    Hosted by the PSMC Board

    This is our final board meeting for the year where we will hold elections to the board and make other executive committee appointments. We hope you will consider joining us and taking an active role in club events as we try to keep the club moving in exciting new directions!

    The meeting will start at 10 a.m. on Zoom. Everyone will be sent a Zoom link prior.

    • 10/22/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Monroe Plaza across from Monroe Chevron, Highway 2
    Registration is closed

    Hosted by Ross Scott

    Join me for a great, colorful drive as we explore some interesting back roads in the north end of the Puget Sound and, hopefully see some beautiful autumn leaves. 

    A somewhat different route than the "Drive To Lunch" with the same destination, this is a meandering 50-mile drive along scenic back roads to lunch at the famous Rhodes River Ranch, located just outside of Oso, WA. It is on the second floor of a horse arena, with a glass wall for a view of the horse venue.There is no special event scheduled for this day, but people can be observed working their horses from time to time.    

    The lunch menu is quite extensive and is moderately priced.There are gluten-free items on request.

    From here, everyone can make their way home through Arlington to Highway 9, and from there, connect to I-5 if desired. Of course one can always trace the route in reverse, or get lost on the maze of parallel roads on return.   

    We will meet up at 9:30 AM in the Monroe Plaza parking lot across from 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.

    Monroe Plaza

    19829 US 2

    Monroe, WA 98272

    And end up at:

    Rhodes River Ranch

    22016 Entsminger Rd

    Arlington, WA 98223

    (360) 474-8313

    This will be about a two-hour drive with one rest stop for the weary.

    DIRECTIONS FROM I-5:

    Take Highway 2 exit east in Everett.  About 40 miles from the exit.

    HIGHWAY 522:   

    Drive north on Highway 522 to the end in Monroe and take Highway 2 east.

    HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

    • 11/01/2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza, Bothell
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    Hosted by Tom Millar 

    Let's get together over pizza and sandwiches at The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza,  1918  201st Place SE, Bothell, WA. (on the Bothell-Everett Highway). This is a change from our prior venue.  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.

     

     

    • 12/03/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Azteca Mexican Restaurant, Southcenter
    Registration is closed

    ***REVISED DATE AND DETAILS!***

    Hosted by PSMC Board


    This year the Holiday luncheon will be at the Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Tukwila. We'll start off with a lunch featuring a varied menu of Southwestern favorites.  You will be ordering from the full menu and receive separate checks for lunch. You can view the Azteca Menu to get an idea of the choices available. Keep in mind that due to having a large group, a tip will be added in automatically to your bill. Azteca warns that supplies may limit some menu items so prepare for a second and possibly third choice from the menu.

    Following lunch, we'll take a few minutes to recognize those club members who have contributed to the club by hosting drives, drive-in dinners, and other events throughout the year, including service to the club as board members.

    Please sign up by Monday, Jan. 10, if you plan to attend, so we can have an accurate count for the restaurant.

    The address for Azteca in Tukwila is:

    17555 Southcenter Parkway

    Tukwila, WA 98188


    • 12/06/2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza, Bothell
    Register

    Hosted by Tom Millar 

    Let's get together over pizza and sandwiches at The Rock - Wood Fired Pizza,  1918  201st Place SE, Bothell, WA. (on the Bothell-Everett Highway). This is a change from our prior venue.  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.