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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.

Check out the Old-timers Pacific Northwest Region Schedule for 2019

Upcoming events

    • 03/27/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Starbucks, 132nd & Meridian E., Puyallup, WA
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    Something to do in the off-season!

    Fire up your Miata and have a cup of mid-morning coffee and some old-fashioned “bench racing” chatting-up fellow Miata drivers every Wednesday at 10:00 AM from January 2, 2019 through March 27, 2019 at Starbucks, 132nd & Meridian E., Puyallup, WA, USA.

    OPEN EVENT. All Mazda MX-5 Miata sports cars welcome. Our club members, other-club members, non-club members, and just plain enthusiasts attend. Look for people wearing Miata hats. If you have a Miata or simply love them, this is a way to meet some fun roadsters and their people — when we actually stop driving for a bit — and find out what we all do. (If you don’t like Starbucks there is a Black Bear Yogurt next door).

    No agenda; whoever zooms in are the right people to attend and whatever happens is the only thing that could happen. There are also some fun back roads nearby for sports motoring.

    (In the event of snow, ice, or other heavy weather, don’t be an idiot; stay home.)

    From Freeway 512 in Puyallup take the South Hill & Eatonville exit onto SR 161 (Meridian) southbound, go south to traffic light at 132nd St. and turn left. (Set your GPS to find 10219 132nd St E, Puyallup WA 98374)

    Hosts: Dee Dahlke (with her ’99 and ’16 “Road Dancer” Miatas) & Duncan Johnson (navigator and lot boy.)

    For info: e-mail ToadHallWA@yahoo.com or
    home phone 253-845-2424
    (during event call Duncan’s cell 253-327-4368)


    • 04/02/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • McMenamin's Mill Creek 13300 Bothell-Everett Highway
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    Hosted by Ross Scott
    Ross58@me.com

    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.

    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

     

    • 04/18/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Cheers - 201 Williams Ave. S, Renton
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    THIRD THURSDAY CRUISE-IN

    Hosted by PSMC Board Member

    Cheers Bar & Grill - Renton
    201  Williams Avenue South, Renton
    (425) 572-0248

    Join some of your South End friends for the Third Thursday Cruise In and socialize over dinner. 

    This event occurs randomly throughout the year on the 3rd Thursday of the month. 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.


    • 04/27/2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Cascade Mall in Burlington, WA

    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 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!

    • 04/28/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kidd Valley Restaurant in Gene Coulon Park, Renton
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    Hosted by Ross Scott and Allan Ohlsen

    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. 

    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.




    • 05/04/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Coop's Miata, Maple Valley
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    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 to host the 2018 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.

    We have one member of the club who has offered to buff cars. However, if no one else steps up to volunteer, then you may well have to buff your own car! 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 tmillar100451@gmail.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.



    • 05/07/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • McMenamin's Mill Creek 13300 Bothell-Everett Highway
    Register

    Hosted by Ross Scott
    Ross58@me.com

    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.

    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

     

    • 05/16/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Cheers - 201 Williams Ave. S, Renton
    Register

    THIRD THURSDAY CRUISE-IN

    Hosted by PSMC Board Member

    Cheers Bar & Grill - Renton
    201  Williams Avenue South, Renton
    (425) 572-0248

    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 just about every month. 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.


    • 05/18/2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Poulsbo
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    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:

    The Viking Fest Royalty count on our help every year for drivers, and the Miss Kingston Royalty also needs drivers for the parade. The number varies year to year, but rest assured, you will be appreciated by these organizations for your help! The parades provide an opportunity to "give back" to the community in a fun way.  If your car is so, equipped, you may be able to house two young ladies, which lowers the number of cars needed for each event.

    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!

    • 05/23/2019
    • 9:16 AM
    • Omak, WA
    Register

    Hosted by Dee Dahlke & Duncan Johnson

    ToadHallWA@yahoo.com
    253-845-2424 home
    253-327-4368 navigator’s cell

    Your hosts plan to attend the Okanagan Valley Miata Club “Topless Sun Run” (TSR) at Kelowna, BC, on Memorial Day (US) weekend. The final 100 miles going to the meet will be over some of our favorite zooming roads and any Miatas are welcome to join us.

    Meet us outside the Best Western Pepper Tree Inn at 820 Koala Ave., Omak, Washington 98841. (Meeting time 9:16 AM, leave at 9:31 AM, on Thurs. May 23, 2019.) How and when you get to Omak is up to you; your hosts will be at that hotel the night before. We’ll drive some back roads, maybe visit a ghost town or two, have lunch at a local venue, and cross into Canada for more country and mountain driving. We’ll get to the TSR mid-afternoonish in time to check in and do the opening activities.

    Bring your valid passport! Do your own checking for border crossing requirements. We suggest you bring your rustic restroom supplies as we’ll be out in the tooleydinks.

    NOTE: You must pre-register with OVMC for the Topless Sun Run to attend that meet. Registration usually opens in February and is limited to 100 cars. Follow the host club website at https://www.okmiataclub.com. Please also RSVP separately for this PSMC drive on our club web site so your hosts know who’s coming along.

    • 06/01/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Lee Johnson's Mazda, Kirkland
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    This is a regular meeting of the PSMC Board of Directions, where we'll just take care of general business of the club.

    Activities start at 11:00 for lunch, which will be provided. After lunch, we'll have the summer kickoff board meeting. If you'd like to get a little more engaged in club events, this is a great way to do it.

    We will be at Lee Johnson's Mazda, 11845 NE 85th St., Kirkland, WA 98033. The meeting is in the upper area of the main building, across from the service bays. Parking is a bit limited so street parking is always an option.

    Also, if you have a late addition to the summer drive schedule, come on down and we'll get it on the calendar for you.


     

    • 06/04/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • McMenamin's Mill Creek 13300 Bothell-Everett Highway
    Register

    Hosted by Ross Scott
    Ross58@me.com

    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.

    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

     

    • 06/08/2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Meet at Monroe Chevron
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    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 located 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.    

    There is a Senior Menu, $6.95 for a good-sized sandwich and fries.  The excellent standard lunch menu is in the $9-$12 range, including gluten-free items.  This is big-city food at country prices, folks. 

    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 take the alternate parallel back roads per a supplied map.   

    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.

    Monroe Chevron
    514 E Main St
    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 a 15 minute rest stop about halfway through.    

    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!

    • 06/22/2019
    • 9:15 AM
    • 06/23/2019
    • Olympia
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    Hosted by Dee Dahlke & Duncan Johnson
    ToadHallWA@yahoo.com
    253-845-2424 home
    253-327-4368 navigator’s cell at the event

    Join us for a 2-day weekend event, about 300 miles total. Saturday we’ll start from the Olympia area and zoom many favorite back roads on the Washington side of the Columbia, making a lunch stop in Raymond, and finishing in Astoria. This is a semi-independent getaway.

    Please make YOUR OWN HOTEL RESERVATIONS IN ASTORIA for the night of June 22, to your liking and your price point. (There is no designated “event hotel” for this run.) Suggest you book early because Astoria is a vacation “destination” and rooms go fast.

    In Astoria there will be a debriefing happy hour and then you may choose dinner on your own or a group dinner at a charming Italian place. (Hosts can offer recommendations.)

    Sunday morning after breakfast we’ll meet up at a convenient location and head east through the coastal hills on the Oregon side of the river. Drive will include a couple of scenic attractions, and a technical section driving the "Oregon Dragon,” a hillclimb road with 112 curves in 11 miles and a 1300 foot elevation gain and then back down again. We will cross the river back to Longview and disband so everyone can find their way home separately.

    MEET at 9:15 AM and leave at 9:30 AM on Saturday June 22 outside Starbucks, 5312 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater, WA 98512. Take exit 102 (Trosper Rd.) off I-5 and Starbucks is in the shopping center at the SW corner of the interchange.
    *Note: this is the standalone Starbucks near Littlerock Rd., not the Starbucks inside a grocery store in the same center.

    Hosts suggest you bring your personal rustic restroom supplies on this run as some of the pit stops along the routes are rather rural.

    Do RSVP in advance on our PSMC club web site so hosts can contact you to make the dinner reservations.


    • 06/29/2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Port Orchard
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    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.


    • 07/05/2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 07/07/2019
    • Pacific Raceways, Kent

    This event has been cancelled. Greg Olson offered to be our host but had to back out, so if there is not host for the event, it will be cancelled. Please contact President Charlotte Fellers if you wish to become the new host and this event can then take place.

    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.

    Please check the website for the various deadlines to register.


    • 07/07/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Mud Mountain Dam
    Register

    Host: Charlotte Fellers


    Join President Charlotte Fellers for this drive that starts outside Enumclaw and, as is often the case, ends with food. The drive begins at the Mud Mountain Dam Parking Lot. Arrive by 10:00 and spend 30-45 minutes taking some short nature walks or checking out the overlook for the Dam. They have excellent restroom facilities here as well. This is an interesting park with a lot to see and do, so we'll begin here and at 10:30 or so, we'll have a drivers' meeting and head out for the Mt. Rainier Overlook. 

    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 make a U-Turn and head back to Enumclaw for lunch at  Kelly's Restaurant in downtown Enumclaw. 

    Directions to Mud Mountain Dam:

    From Hwy. 405, take the Hwy. 169 Exit (To Maple Valley/Enumclaw) and stay on it until you get to the Hwy. 410 Turnoff. Turn left and follow this road for about 7 miles and you'll see the turnoff to Mud Mountain Dam. We'll meet in the parking lot, so look for your Miata friends there.

     

    • 07/13/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • TBD

    Details on this drive are coming soon! 

    • 07/18/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Eugene, OR
    Register

    Hosted by: Dee Dahlke and Duncan Johnson
    243-845-2424/During the drive, call the Navigator @ 253-327-4368
    ToadHallWA@yahoo.com

    Your hosts are attending the Willamette Valley Miata Club “Explore Oregon 2019” meet at Gold Beach, Oregon on July 18-21. We’ll be zooming the back roads from Eugene to Gold Beach to arrive for opening day of the meet and any Miatas are welcome to join us.

    Our drive out of Eugene will take favorite back roads, see a covered bridge, have lunch somewhere, and arrive at Explore Oregon for the first night festivities.

    Meet us outside the Hampton Inn at 3780 W. 11th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, 97402, USA (Phone 1-541-431-1225). Meeting time 9:00 AM, leave at 9:15 AM, on Thurs. July 18, 2019.)   How and when you get to Eugene is up to you;  your hosts will be at that hotel the night before.  [If you want to tag along with the hosts from Puget Sound Area *TO* Eugene the day before (July 17) please e-mail to their address above to arrange a meetup.]

    NOTE:  You must pre-register with WVMC for Explore Oregon to attend that meet. Please also RSVP separately for this PSMC drive on our own club web site so your hosts know who’s coming along.


    • 07/18/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/21/2019
    • Gold Beach, Oregon
    Registration is closed

    Please note this is a
    Willamette Valley Miata Club Event!

    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:

    Explore Oregon 2019
    "The Premier Summer Miata Tour Event"
    July 18-21, 2019


    Gold Beach is the county seat for Curry County and is located on the Southern Oregon coast at the mouth of the Rogue River, just 37 miles north of the Oregon/California border. Gold Beach is on the South side of the Rogue River while Wedderburn is on the North side, with both towns commonly referred to as Gold Beach. Jot's Resort is located on the North bank of the Rogue River bay in Wedderburn.

    Weather

    Gold Beach is within Oregon's "banana belt", a narrow stretch of latitude that experiences unusually mild weather all year long. The summer and winter mean temperatures differ by only about 10 degrees F. June through August temperatures average 58.3 degrees F while December through February temperatures average 47.7 degrees F. Average rainfall is about 80", most of which occurs in the winter. Summer months are mostly dry.

    History

    Gold Beach gets it's name from the fact that gold was discovered along the black sands of the beaches near the mouth of the Rogue River in the early 1850's. The settlement of miners shortly became known as Ellensburg. The name was changed to Gold Beach in Pot of Gold 171890, but the stretch of highway 101 that runs through Gold Beach is still named Ellensburg Avenue. Commercial fishing became a major industry in the 1850's. In the 1890's, sail and pole powered boats began taking mail to the small towns upriver. Eventually, these boats were motorized and began taking passengers. Now, these boats carry close to 60,000 tourists annually, and they still deliver the mail. 

    Lodging

    Jot's Resort is located in Gold Beach and on the Southern Oregon Coast. Easy to find, Jot's Resort is located on the bay of the Rogue River at the north end of Gold Beach's Rogue River Bridge — immediately off Highway 101. Take advantage of the extensive facilities, including:

    Riverfront Lodging
    Indoor Pool & Jacuzzi
    Fitness Center 
    Sauna
    Restaurant and Bar
    Pet Friendly


    ALL HOTEL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN "May 19th, 2019" AFTER THIS DATE ROOM AVAILABILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED!

    Room Type
    Singe Queen $109 plus tax
    Double Queen $139 plus tax
    Single King or Single Jacuzzi King $149 plus tax.

    Guests can make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 541-247-6676 and requesting the Explore Oregon\Willamette Valley Miata Club group block.

    Refund of an advanced deposit requires a written notice of cancellation to be received no less than 30 days prior to arrival. 

    Costs paid to WVMC: $100.00 per person ($195/couple) - includes Thursday evening reception; the Saturday evening dinner banquet; Explore Oregon T-Shirt, attendee pack with event stickers, maps, schedules and more! If you would like a polo shirt instead of a t-shirt, add $10.00 per shirt.

    Sign Up Now: Send registration check or money order to:
    WVMC
    P.O. Box 20612
    Keizer, OR 97307.

    Be sure to preregister on the WVMC website: RSVP FOR EVENTS HERE
    (so we'll know who is coming!). For more info, call 503-851-1549

    REGISTRATION WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 150 PAID REGISTRATIONS!

    DUE TO THE DEPOSIT FOR THE DINNER WE CANNOT DO ANY REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 3, 2019.

    Sign Up Now:
    PAYMENT OPTIONS: CHECK OR MONEY ORDER SENT TO:


    WVMC
    P.O. Box 20612
    Keizer, OR 97307

    OR YOU CAN PAY ONLINE USING THE PAYPAL LINK BELOW!
    NOTE: CANADIAN RESIDENTS MUST USE PAYPAL

    Explore Oregon 2019 Registration

    Event Schedule To Be Announced.

    More information will be posted on our website

    www.oregonmx5.com

    and emailed to all those registered. 




    • 07/20/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Monroe and/or Lynwood, WA
    Register

    Hosted by Ingvar Carlson

    Starting Point: MONROE OR LYNNWOOD

    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. 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 

    • 08/10/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Griot's Garage, Tacoma, WA
    Register
    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 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.

    • 08/17/2019
    • 10:37 AM
    • The Landing in Renton, WA
    Register

    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.

    • 09/14/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Starbucks at the Intersection of Hwy 512 and S. Tacoma Way, Lakewood
    Register

    Host: Bill Bell

    This is a run we have not seen on the calendar for a few years but the last time it occurred, it was very popular.

    Plan to be at the Starbucks in Lakewood at the intersection of 512 and S. Tacoma Way at 9 a.m. for a driver's meeting. Then we'll depart on our scenic adventure to the top of Mt. Ranier.

    This drive will take us back onto Hwy 512 to Hwy 410 (the Mt. Rainier Highway) through Enumclaw and Buckley before the turn up to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort.

    Once there, those who wish to ride the gondola to the top of the mountain will be rewarded with beautiful scenic views (assuming it's a clear day) and a chance to have lunch at the Summit Restaurant at the end of the gondola ride. Upon arrival at the ski area, those who are not interested in the gondola ride may bring a sack lunch and eat at the bottom of the mountain, or those who are not interested in eating at the Summit Restaurant may take their lunches to the summit and picnic there (there are tables there for picnickers).

    For information on Crystal Mountain Resort and summer pricing, visit Crystal Mountain Resort 

    Please RSVP so we can plan ahead.



    • 10/01/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • McMenamin's Mill Creek 13300 Bothell-Everett Highway
    Register

    Hosted by Ross Scott
    Ross58@me.com

    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.

    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

     

    • 10/18/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Cheers - 201 Williams Ave. S, Renton
    Register

    THIRD THURSDAY CRUISE-IN

    Hosted by PSMC Board Member

    Cheers Bar & Grill - Renton
    201  Williams Avenue South, Renton
    (425) 572-0248

    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.


    • 10/20/2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Puyallup/Graham area
    Register

    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.

    • 10/26/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • TBD

    Hosted by Ross Scott

    This drive will be a great opportunity to check out some fall colors around the Snohomish area.

    This drive is still under construction, so check back for details soon!

    • 11/05/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • McMenamin's Mill Creek 13300 Bothell-Everett Highway
    Register

    Hosted by Ross Scott
    Ross58@me.com

    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.

    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

     

    • 11/21/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Cheers - 201 Williams Ave. S, Renton
    Register

    THIRD THURSDAY CRUISE-IN

    Hosted by PSMC Board Member

    Cheers Bar & Grill - Renton
    201  Williams Avenue South, Renton
    (425) 572-0248

    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.


    • 11/24/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Renton

    Hosted by Sean and Pam McGriff

    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.

    • 12/03/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • McMenamin's Mill Creek 13300 Bothell-Everett Highway
    Register

    Hosted by Ross Scott
    Ross58@me.com

    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.

    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

     

    • 12/07/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Cedarbrook Lodge, SeaTac, WA
    • 60


    Event hosted by the PSMC and Coop’s Miata

    Mazda’s Superstar Miata is 30 years old and it’s time to celebrate!

    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.

    Check-in and tickets will be picked up at the door. We won't be selling tickets at the door the night of the event.

    Please register and pre-pay on the Event Calendar page of our website by October 7 or sooner, since seating is limited. 

    Looking forward to seeing you there!






     

     

     

    • 12/19/2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Cheers - 201 Williams Ave. S, Renton
    Register

    THIRD THURSDAY CRUISE-IN

    Hosted by PSMC Board Member

    Cheers Bar & Grill - Renton
    201  Williams Avenue South, Renton
    (425) 572-0248

    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.


Past events

03/20/2019 MIATAS AND MORNING COFFEE WEEKLY ZOOM-IN
03/13/2019 MIATAS AND MORNING COFFEE WEEKLY ZOOM-IN
03/06/2019 MIATAS AND MORNING COFFEE WEEKLY ZOOM-IN
03/05/2019 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
02/27/2019 MIATAS AND MORNING COFFEE WEEKLY ZOOM-IN
02/21/2019 Third Thursday Cruise-In
02/20/2019 MIATAS AND MORNING COFFEE WEEKLY ZOOM-IN
02/13/2019 MIATAS AND MORNING COFFEE WEEKLY ZOOM-IN
02/06/2019 MIATAS AND MORNING COFFEE WEEKLY ZOOM-IN
02/05/2019 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
01/30/2019 MIATAS AND MORNING COFFEE WEEKLY ZOOM-IN
01/26/2019 PSMC Business Meeting and Calendar Discussion
01/23/2019 MIATAS AND MORNING COFFEE WEEKLY ZOOM-IN
01/16/2019 MIATAS AND MORNING COFFEE WEEKLY ZOOM-IN
01/09/2019 MIATAS AND MORNING COFFEE WEEKLY ZOOM-IN
01/08/2019 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
01/02/2019 MIATAS AND MORNING COFFEE WEEKLY ZOOM-IN
12/01/2018 Membership Appreciation Luncheon
11/15/2018 Third Thursday Cruise-In
10/13/2018 PSMC Planning and Board Meeting
10/02/2018 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
09/29/2018 Leavenworth Parade Cancelled
09/20/2018 Hot Lava 2017+1
09/16/2018 Sunset Auto Trail VII
09/15/2018 2018 Canadian Rockies Rendezvous
09/08/2018 Whatcom and Skagit Counties Select Tour
09/05/2018 First Wednesday
08/18/2018 The Renton "Clueless" Drive
08/11/2018 Great Northwest Gathering of Miatas
08/10/2018 MX-5 Miata Fan Event
07/28/2018 Silverdale Whaling Days Parade
07/21/2018 Mt. Rainier Overlook Drive
07/19/2018 Expore Oregon (hosted by Willamette Valley Miata Club)
07/14/2018 Hurricane Ridge Run
07/04/2018 Kingston 4th Of July Parade
06/30/2018 Fathoms O' Fun Parade
06/21/2018 Third Thursday Cruise-In
06/05/2018 1st Tuesday Cruise-In
06/02/2018 PSMC Board Meeting
05/26/2018 Drive 4 Lunch
05/19/2018 Viking Fest Parade
05/12/2018 Detailin' Day
05/01/2018 1st Tuesday Cruise-In
04/29/2018 New Members' Welcome Drive
04/19/2018 Third Thursday Cruise-In
04/14/2018 MG Car Club 37th Annual Tulip Rallye
04/07/2018 PSMC board meeting
04/03/2018 1st Tuesday Cruise-In
03/28/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
03/21/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
03/15/2018 Third Thursday Cruise-In
03/14/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
03/07/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
03/06/2018 1st Tuesday Cruise-In
02/28/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
02/21/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
02/14/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
02/10/2018 The Valentine's Day Park and Sip Tour
02/07/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
02/06/2018 1st Tuesday Cruise-In
01/31/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
01/24/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
01/20/2018 PSMC Business Meeting and Calendar Discussion
01/17/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
01/10/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
01/03/2018 Miatas and Morning Coffee
01/02/2018 1st Tuesday Cruise-In
11/16/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In
11/07/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
11/04/2017 End-Of-The-Driving Season Luncheon
10/28/2017 Haunted Places Revisited
10/14/2017 Fourth Quarter Planning and Board Meeting
10/06/2017 Mahogany, Merlot & Miatas VI
10/03/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
09/23/2017 Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival Parade
09/16/2017 Hurricane Ridge Run
09/09/2017 Pacific Beach Frolic
08/19/2017 The Renton "Clueless" Drive
08/19/2017 Kustom Kulture Festival Car Show
08/17/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
08/12/2017 Spot That Thing!
08/05/2017 Great Northwest Gathering of Miatas
07/29/2017 Silverdale Whaling Days Parade
07/22/2017 IRDC Race Weekend at Pacific Raceway
07/13/2017 Expore Oregon (hosted by Willamette Valley Miata Club
07/08/2017 Whistlin' Jack's Run
07/04/2017 Kingston 4th Of July Parade
06/30/2017 29th ANNUAL PACIFIC NORTHWEST HISTORIC-Event Cancelled
06/24/2017 Fathoms O' Fun Parade
06/06/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
06/03/2017 PSMC Board Meeting
05/21/2017 New Member Welcome
05/20/2017 Viking Fest Parade
05/18/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
05/13/2017 Detailin' Day and Show N Shine
05/06/2017 Drive to Lunch
05/02/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
04/22/2017 MG Car Club 36th Annual Tulip Rallye
04/20/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
04/15/2017 Quarterly board meeting
04/08/2017 Paccar Vehicle Testing Lab
04/04/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
03/16/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
03/11/2017 Alfa Romeo Club Driver Skills School
03/07/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
02/16/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
02/11/2017 The Valentine's Day Park and Sip Tour
02/07/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
01/21/2017 Quarterly board meeting at Lee Johnson Mazda
01/19/2017 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
01/03/2017 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
12/10/2016 Holiday Open House
11/17/2016 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
11/05/2016 End-Of-The-Driving Season Party
11/01/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-In Social
10/20/2016 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
10/15/2016 Fourth Quarter Planning and Board Meeting
10/04/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-In Social
09/30/2016 Mahogany, Merlot & Miatas V
09/24/2016 Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival Parade
09/17/2016 Pacific Beach Frolic
09/10/2016 Summer Ender Fender Bender
09/10/2016 Halfway and Back Tour (hosted by the Willamette Valley Miata Club)
08/27/2016 Crystal Mountain Summit Drive
08/13/2016 Mt. Baker Run with Sea To Sky Miata Club
08/06/2016 Great Northwest Gathering of Miatas
08/02/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-In Social
07/30/2016 2016 Opel - Miata Gathering
07/30/2016 Silverdale Whaling Days Parade
07/23/2016 Miata Fly-In
07/16/2016 Drive to Admiralty Lighthouse - Canceled
07/14/2016 Expore Oregon (hosted by Willamette Valley Miata Club
07/09/2016 Whistlin' Jack's Run
07/05/2016 Inter-Club Cruise-In Social
07/02/2016 28th ANNUAL PACIFIC NORTHWEST HISTORICS CAR CORRAL
06/25/2016 Fathoms O' Fun Parade
06/16/2016 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
06/07/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-In Social
06/04/2016 PSMC Board Meeting
05/21/2016 Drive to Lunch
05/19/2016 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
05/14/2016 Viking Fest Parade
05/14/2016 Detailin' Day and Show N Shine
05/03/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-In Social
04/23/2016 MG Car Club 35th Annual Tulip Rallye
04/21/2016 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
04/09/2016 Quarterly board meeting
04/05/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-In Social
03/17/2016 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
03/01/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-in Social
02/18/2016 Third Thursday cruise-in social
02/13/2016 The Valentine's Day Park and Sip Tour
02/02/2016 First Tuesday Cruise-in Social
01/21/2016 Third Thursday cruise-in social
01/05/2016 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
11/19/2015 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
11/07/2015 End-Of-The-Driving Season Party
10/17/2015 PSMC Elections and Planning Meeting for 2016!
10/15/2015 Third Thursday Cruise-In Social
10/06/2015 First Tuesday North-End Cruise-In Social
10/02/2015 Mahogany, Merlot & Miatas IV
09/26/2015 Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival Parade
09/19/2015 Pacific Beach Frolic
09/12/2015 Drive to Lunch
09/06/2015 South Bend Road Run
08/22/2015 Whistlin' Jack's Run
08/15/2015 The Renton "Clueless" Drive
08/08/2015 Spot That Thing!