Secretary’s Column

2018 will be the 25th Anniversary of the Cape Fear Miata Club. We need to start thinking of what we can do to recognize our Club’s grand accomplishment. Your ideas/comments are welcomed. Paul Reinmann has already offered some suggestions via an e-mail he sent me which I will put forward at the next Quarterly General…

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Impromptu Lu Mil Vineyard trip – Saturday, September 9

Due to uncertainty over the path of hurricane Irma, Silver Coast Winery postponed their planned September 9th Purple Feet festival.  Bill Bertrand and Jo-Ann Craig had worked extremely hard in planning a CFMC outing to the winery to participate in the festival.  The new date for the festival will be Sunday, November 5th and we…

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A Tech Day Follow-up by Ken Schiess

Those CFMC members who participated in Tech Day at Stevenson Mazda may remember that Ken had complained that he was experiencing a vibration while driving his Miata. He learned that day that it was rooted in two of his aluminum wheels (see the March issue of Ragtop Tales). Below is his follow-up to that event.…

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A CFMC “Out of this World” Event

CFMC Eclipse Event took place on August 21, 2017 at Hopsewee Plantation, South Carolina. This was a first time occasion for most of us. We’ve seen lunar eclipses but few had experienced a solar eclipse. We had a great turnout with 15 members participating in eight cars (six were Miata’s). We arrived at Hopsewee Plantation…

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Beaufort Wooden Boat Building Contest – May 2017

On Saturday, May 6, 20 CFMC members met at the Battleship North Carolina parking lot and caravanned to Beaufort, NC to attend the 10th Annual National Boat Building Challenge. That made an impressive line of 10 Miatas driving in a row. When we arrived in Beaufort, the group was given a briefing by one of…

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Tech Day – February 2017

Tech Day was held at Stevenson Mazda on February 11. The event broke attendance records with 13 members present. Many members were able to accomplish maintenance on their cars, and a few drooled over the new “Targa” style retractable hardtop coupe (model NDRF).

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Miatas at Brookgreen Gardens Recap

On May 31st, 6 couples from the club headed for a day out at Brookgreen Gardens. Participants were the Wahl’s, Clems, Panes, Wests, Lawrences, and the Williamsons. Our first stop along the way was none other than Dunkin’ Donuts to tank us up for the trip. Once there, we headed for the Visitor Center to…

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CFMC Quarterly Meeting Recap

We held our quarterly meeting at Rucker Johns at Monkey Junction, Wilmington on Saturday, 4/6/13. Following a great meal we left on a mini road course through Myrtle Grove to Rebecca and Paul Reinmann’s home at Peden Point for dessert. We then enjoyed another hour or two socializing on their deck while soaking up the back yard view.

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Wilmington Cars & Coffee and CFMC Quarterly Meeting Recap

We enjoyed a beautiful day outside surrounded by a large assortment of beautiful cars. Many sports cars including some Lotus’s, older muscle cars, and the usual Corvettes, Camaros and Mustangs were there. Not to forget the $260k Lamborghini. We had 16 members in attendance with 10 club members’ Miatas and there may have been a few more there too. After chatting it up in the parking lot we…

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