Warm summer breezes give way to cool winds and changing colors as I pen this latest President’s Message. Summer fires and smoke are quenched by our first Fall rains, ushering in crystal clear air and a blazing change of color as the Fall season progresses. Cindy and I took in Rich Sawyer’s Haunted Halloween Drive this past Saturday. Rich’s first drive was a great success, filled with wonderful winding roads that took us through areas of rich changing colors, and the pizza joint at the end was marvelous. The ride proved to be a fitting end to a wonderful drive season for our club.
Our Fall rides, beginning in September featured some great new events including Bill Bell’s Breakfast in Carnation, which included a wonderful drive through the backroads of Snohomish and King Counties. Jim Alexander launched his first drive with our club, Kruze Kitsap, was also very successful and drew a sizable crowd. I understand that the Miata Mingle at Doug’s Miata experienced a good turnout, with both Miata Clubs in attendance Finally, Cindy and I led a small cadre of cars up and over Steven’s Pass on our way to Lake Chelan. We were blessed with absolutely beautiful weather as we took in the historic hydroplane races and a memorable winery lunch. Ross and Nancy Scott hosted another successful Leaves to Lunch Drive near the end of October.
Our PSMC Board Meeting in early October began our planning process for our club’s 2023 season. This meeting provides an opportunity to “rough-in” our Event Calendar for the new year. Yes, we will feature new rides as well as returning favorites. Bill Cooper is planning a new and improved Detail’n Day Event which will feature a swap meet, our ever-popular detailing crew who will, with your assistance, transform your winter-ravaged rides into a thing of beauty. We will also have our famous home-made chili and corn board. Finally, Bill is planning a Tour d’Elegance which will determine the best rides in attendance.
Our January PSMC Board Meeting will focus on finalizing our Event Calendar for 2023. Like Rich Sawyer and Jim Alexander did this year, I would invite others to create their own special rides as this is the way we keep our club going. We especially need help in creating new rides in the south end. Remember, there are members that will assist you in planning your own unique event!
On December 3rd we will be gathering for our PSMC Holiday Luncheon at the River Rock Grill in Renton. This is a new venue for us that I have had to opportunity to enjoy on my own and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. We will feature a short recognition presentation to recognize those who assisted in planning and executing this past year’s events and as well as those who contributed in other ways. We will also feature a raffle with valuable prizes to keep it interesting. Please make sure you sign up early to get a seat!
I look forward to our new season following our Winter hiatus. Cindy and I would like to extend to all of you best wishes to you and your family during this upcoming holiday season as well as all the best for the new year. In the meantime, keep on “zoom-zoom’in”!
The Puget Sound Miata Club was the first Miata club in the United States to join and be recognized as a member of the Miata Club of America. Our claim as the "First Miata Club in the Nation" is based on this fact. Our original club name was:
Our Membership is based in the Puget Sound region of Western Washington and hosts many events each year with several reaching into neighboring states and provinces. The club was organized to share the fun of owning a Miata and to maximize the enjoyment of driving a great roadster.
We do this in a variety of ways - we publish a newsletter 9 months of each year with information about the Miata and our activities; we organize and participate in sports car events such as driving tours, rallyes, autocrosses, driving schools, gymkhanas, and concours d'elegance; we arrange technical sessions to learn more about the Miata and its care; we have parties!; we go to sports car races; we caravan to other Miata or car club events; and we participate in parades.
Unlike many sports car organizations in the Northwest, we do not specialize in any one-type of activity. As a group, we have opted to sample everything. This leverages the opportunities for our Miata fun.
We are a Miata information resource to each other. We know where and what to purchase for the Miata and the best prices available. We get discounts from many dealers and repair shops in the area.
Basically, we have more fun in and with our Miatas. Our organization has been in existence since 1989 and has a current membership in excess of 145 Miatas. Join Us and enjoy your Miata to the fullest!