Check out the Old-timers Pacific Northwest Region Schedule for 2019
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: Bill Hughes
Our club traditionally helps carry the Kingston Royalty,
the Viking Fest Royalty, and the Miss American Rose Royalty in this Parade.
Six cars are usually needed, depending on the young ladies who need rides for this short, super fun parade!
There are several more new parades that we will need drivers for this year though, so please check the calendar for the rest of July, August and September and lock in your registration early.
Line-up is at 10:30 in Kingston in front of the Lumber Yard (I think).
Parade starts around noon.
Bill Hughes is the point person for this drive and will be emailing the drivers with interim caravan meeting places and times and/or posting them here sometime after the Port Orchard parade is done.
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/
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.
There have been some rule changes so there will be some newer cars in the grids and possibly a bit more variety. The cars historically experience about 10% attrition per day so generally the first day of the event provides the best opportunity to see all of the cars in action. Since Monday is the actual holiday, this may not impact attendance that much. Races are scheduled for all three days and there should be some great vendor and featured car displays.
The car corral at the PNW Historics is an excellent opportunity for members of local car clubs to meet and display their cars. Those displaying their cars in the corral on Saturday or Sunday may participate in parade laps on the Pacific Raceways track during the lunch break and an informal judging for the “best” cars in various age groups. The judges are generally children of event volunteers. There are no formal car corral activities on Friday but the area is open to those purchasing car corral passes for the weekend or Friday.
Host: Charlotte Fellers
Join President Charlotte Fellers for this drive that starts in Auburn, and, as is often the case, ends with food. The drive begins at the Starbucks on the corner of Auburn Way South and 15th St NW in Auburn. Arrive by 9 a.m. and take a minute to get a cup of coffee and use facilities before the drive meeting at 9:15. We'll head out through some back roads to Enumclaw and a quick rest stop at Mud Mountain Dam before heading up to the Pacific Crest Trail Head.
You'll see some great views of Mt. Rainier and the valley below the trail. Winding roads will be your reward on the first part of the drive. Don't expect to see much snow in the higher elevations, but bring a jacket because it may be a little cooler on top of the overlook than down below. You'll have some nice photo ops and some winding roads to enjoy on this drive.
Once we reach the summit, we'll have the chance to stretch our legs, walk up to the trail if you like, and use the facilities before we make a U-Turn and head back toward Black Diamond and a lunch stop at the iconic Black Diamond Bakery. You can head home on your own afterward.
Directions to Starbucks in Auburn:
From 167 North or South, take the 15th St North Exit into Auburn. Look for the Starbucks straight ahead as you drive on 15th St. It's at the intersection of 15th St NW and Auburn Way South. You will drive straight through 4-5 lights before Auburn Way South.
Join us for a fun Miata drive starting at either Monroe or Lynnwood, and ending in Concrete, WA, where our cars will be guests on display at the Antique Airplane Fly-In.
Additional details of where the meeting place is are forthcoming. We will be leaving at 8:00 AM from Lynnwood and 9:00 AM from Monroe.
Check this space for details soon!
We will take fun roads up to Concrete and park as a group on the tarmac or grass area. At the Concrete airport, a space has been prepared for our Miatas around 1 pm. At the Fly-In will be food vendors and many antique planes on display as well as our cars.
Please RSVP for this event, and if you have CB or handhelds bring them.
Any questions, contact Ingvar Carlson (206) 434-9482
Go to WVMC for details
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:
Host: Bill Bell @ email@example.com
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.
Hosted by Bill Bell
Let us enjoy the Summer Season with an outdoor nosh at an iconic car venue. Plenty of space for hanging out and looking at cars. 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.
Burgermaster Mill Creek, 18626 Bothell-Everett Highway, just a couple of miles south of our previous meet-ups.
See you there!
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 cooked and served 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.
Hosted by Sean and Pam McGriff
We'll meet behind the Top Pot doughnut shop at The Landing in Renton, at 10:37am sharp. ( give or take a few minutes ).
Then we will head out and drive around the south end of Lake Washington. Hopefully our hosts will know the way, but if not, it will still be a fun drive!
After a two hour drive, we'll end where we began. There is a Jimmy-John's, Mucho Burrito, 5-Guys Burgers, The Rock - Wood-fired Pizza, and other food venues.
Host: Tom Millar
This ride will cover select scenic routes in both Whatcom and Skagit counties. This ride will take us down Highway 20, towards Anacortes, for a short distance. From this point forward, our fun begins. After visiting the iconic locations of Bow and Edison, we will begin the spectacular Chuckanut Drive, with all its splendid views and twisty-turns. This route is well noted in the travel magazines and is considered a “must see” in Washington State.
From this point we will navigate around Bellingham, passing Lake Padden, while proceeding to the Whatcom Lake Shore Drive. Lake Whatcom is truly a beautiful lake and this route affords the opportunity to enjoy qualities of this lake view drive.
After a short break at Sudden Valley, we will continue our journey, passing several small lakes before coming to the thriving metropolis of Algers. From here we will make our way to Bow where we will stop and enjoy lunch.
We will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7th, at the Holiday Gas Station & Market. Located on Highway 20, right off I-5 at exit 230 on the left a short distance up the road.
Following a quick driver’s meeting, we will begin our tour. Point of contact for the tour is Tom Millar at 425-623-8181.
Hosted by Ross Scott
Let us meet at McMenamin's Mill Creek, located in the Gateway Shopping Center at:
13300 Bothell-Everett Highway #304, Mill Creek, Just a few miles north of our old meet-up at Canyon's. 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.
There is ample parking on the West side of the restaurant, viewable from our table.
Ask for table #8
THIRD THURSDAY CRUISE-IN
Hosted by PSMC Board Member
Cheers Bar & Grill - Renton
201 Williams Avenue South, Renton
Join some of your South End friends for the Third Thursday Cruise In and socialize over dinner.
This event occurs throughout the year on the 3rd Thursday of some months. So dust off your Miata and line it up with others and have a sit. If you would like to be a host and have this event at a different location, let a board member know when you attend this month.
An eat-n-greet/socializing event; no car show (other than a neat row of parked Miatas & OTMs,) no competition (other than old-time “bench racing,”) no business, no road run, just a chance to eat and mingle with other car enthusiasts.
Open to all Mazda Miata/MX-5 enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys sharing "car" stories. You do not need to be a PSMC member to attend.
Hosted by Dee Dalhke and Duncan Johnson
This will be a Sunday drive, rain or shine, of about 75 miles. We'll kick off with a morning start from somewhere in the Puyallup/Graham area (TBA) and drive a loop of little-used back roads, finishing for lunch at a mystery location most members have not visited as yet. This will be a pizza-sandwich type lunch. The finish will be close to civilization so everyone has an easy run home.
Hosted by Ross Scott
Join me for one of the last drives of the year as we explore some interesting back roads in the north end of the Puget Sound and, hopefully see some beautiful autumn leaves.
This is a meandering 50 or so 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 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.
DIRECTIONS FROM I-5:
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.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
This is a drive the club has hosted before, but it was a long time ago. So why not get your taste buds read for Thanksgiving by joining us for the Turkey Teaser.
Details on this drive will be forthcoming so watch this space.
Event hosted by the PSMC and Coop’s Miata
You are invited to the 30th Anniversary Holiday Party, hosted by the Puget Sound Miata Club and Coop's Miata.
This dressy casual event will be held at the Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Ave South, Sea Tac, WA., 98188, on Saturday, December 7, 6-11 p.m.
If you want to make it a weekend, you may reserve one of the Lodge’s well-appointed guest rooms or at several hotels within a short distance that can meet your needs.
You must be a past or present member of PSMC or a member of one of our sister Miata Clubs to attend.
Your Party Package will include a buffet dinner ticket @ $60.00, one drink ticket and one raffle ticket per person. Valet parking is available in addition to self-parking for overnight guests. Fees apply.
Packages will be picked up at the door, there will not be tickets available the night of the event.
Please register and pre-pay as soon as possible, but no later than October 7, 2019. Seating is limited, formal invitation to follow.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
PUGET SOUND MIATA CLUB1989 - 2019