Don’t look now but we’re on the downward side of 2019!  Assuming that you’re reading this on August 1, you have 146 shopping days until Christmas!  Now that I’ve gotten your attention, we have lots of fun CFMC activities to keep you busy until the jolly ole man comes around.  We wrapped up July with…

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I hope everyone survived our record breaking May weather and enjoyed our June respite from the heat! May was a not-so-subtle reminder that summer is in full swing. And, it is peak Miata-time. Since our last Ragtop Tales newsletter, we enjoyed the well-attended Sit, Sip and Socialize event at Soif de Vin winery in late…

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In March of 2017 I was complaining about a vibration between 45 and 55 mph. I had put the wheels on the balancing machine during tech day and discovered that two of the wheels appeared to be out of round or slightly bent. I proceeded to have them straightened, by Stevenson Mazda (thanks Howard) –…

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Spring and April are here!  That means better weather for all types of outdoor activities including top-down motoring for the CFMC!  We have a number of great events planned for the coming months.  On March 30, Judy and I hosted an informal/impromptu visit to the Blue, Brew and Que Festival at the Duplin County Events…

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As we say goodbye to February, suddenly it is March – in like a lion and out like a lamb. We have the return of daylight savings time (March 10), March madness, and St. Patrick’s Day to look forward to and we begin to envision the newness that the first day of spring promises. We…

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With the holidays behind us, we begin a new year full of opportunity and excitement. The CFMC started our year with an outstanding Holiday party and annual meeting on January 6 at the Circa 1922 Restaurant. Over 30 members attended the event which included lots of socialization, great food and our always-fun Yankee swap gift…

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Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and joyous holiday. It’s time to start making those New Year’s resolutions and thinking about some of the things we hope to accomplish during 2019. The CFMC wrapped up 2018 with an enjoyable December walk around Greenfield Lake hosted by Paul and Rebecca Reinmann, followed by…

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The poor performances of Tesla and all three domestic automakers got the headlines in Consumer Reports magazine’s latest reliability survey, but there were other results that caught our interest. Tiny Mazda notched the biggest gain among the 29 brands included in this year’s list, leap-frogging nine spots to No. 3. Buick, which was in the top 10 last year,…

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Saturday, October 6th began with a good layer of fog and mist but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the occupants of 8 Miatas making our way to Laurinburg to attend the 10th annual Highland Games. After parking we boarded a shuttle to the grounds of the John Blue House where the games were in full swing. The opening…

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