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President’s Message

As I entered my four mile walk this morning I took notice of new daffodils making an appearance in my front yard. This is one of many signs that Spring is once again making its debut following a long cold Winter. I have always loved Spring and consider it my favorite season of the year.

It is indeed a time of renewal as flowers burst from the earth with a dazzling array of colors and grass awakens from dormancy providing a wonderful mowing experience, or maybe not. This also marks the time that our driving season is about to begin as we bring our Miata beauties out of storage and prep them for their 2023 road experience!

On an April Fool’s Day Saturday your PSMC Board once again gathered via Zoom to conduct our PSMC’s business. As a side note I’m pleased to report that our PSMC Board membership is the highest it has been in years! Once again we covered our typical business agenda including past meeting minutes review, club finances, membership status and other meat and potato issues.

Bill Bell brought up news regarding our beloved Miata. Bill reported that Mazda will likely develop a new Miata which will be a hybrid and will serve as a “bridge” to a full electric NE model. While none of this is set in stone it does provide a vision as to where the company may be heading.

As is our custom in these quarterly meetings we discussed past quarter rides/events which proved to be a short discussion given it was Winter.

During the month of April our biggest event coming at the end of the month is our New Member’s Welcome Drive which requires advanced planning. Another larger event on the horizon is our Detailing Day at the end of May. Bill bell has posted some of his returning favorites including Lake Erie Pass Drive and the Calago Drive.

Don Hutchins announced he will be creating an overnight drive to the western town of Winthrop, taking the beautiful national scenic byway, North Cascade highway 20. This is one event you’ll want to set up your overnight accommodations first thing as summertime in Winthrop is a happening event!

We continue to evolve in our ride/event process and our calendar deserves constant checkbacks.

Our 2001 SE in BRG will make its way out of Winter storage by the time the New Member’s Welcome Drive in a couple of weeks and Cindy and I look forward to seeing everyone kick off this new Miata season! Until then, keep on “zoom-zoom’in”!


The first-hand story of the first miata

In the early 1980s, Mazda was flush with capital from record sales and already deep in the design process for the next generation of the RX-7. Having proven to the world that it could solve engineering problems that had flummoxed other automotive companies (Wankel’s problematic rotary-engine design, for example), Mazda was confident in its ability to make its flagship sports car a true “world-class” competitor.

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About Us

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:
The Puget Sound Chapter of the Miata Club of America.

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!

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