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  • Mark Gilbert 11:28am on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Permalink |
    Tags: Miata Cruise-in, November,   

    Summer Crush Miata Cruise In 

    I am happy to announce that after the great success of the initial Florida Miata Club’s Cruise In to Summer Crush last year, it has been decided to make this an annual event.

    This years event will take place on Saturday, November 9th, 2019.

    Further details as to meet up time and place for the drive north to the winery will be forthcoming as the time gets closer. Please be sure to mark the date on your calendar and RSVP on the calendar event page so you can join in the fun again this year. It should be a great day of camaraderie with our fellow Miata lovers from throughout the state.

    Miata Cruise-In at Summer Crush Winery


    • Mark Gilbert 8:25am on Sunday, March 24, 2019 Permalink |  

      Best Of Luck 

      I want to take the opportunity to wish Karl & Carol and Doug & Tammy the very best of luck on their impending moves out of the area in the coming weeks. They have been steadfast, loyal members of our club for many years and have always gone the extra mile to help out when called upon. Beyond that, their friendships have become very special to many of us and I know we will all be saddened to see them leave. Hopefully this isn’t farewell but till we meet again somewhere down the road. Best of luck on your new endeavors as you travel down the pathway of life. Take care and God bless.

    • Mark Gilbert 7:44am on Thursday, March 21, 2019 Permalink |  

      Possible Roadster Competition For The Miata 

      Not in the offing just yet, but Hyundai has the idea on the drawing board it appears.


      • Doug Quara 7:52am on Thursday, March 21, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Not bad looking. The article seems to be pure speculation. It also does not indicate whether it is expected to be FWD or RWD. If Front, it will not be accepted in the sports car community. If Rear, it might have a shot.

      • Blas Rolando 8:43am on Thursday, March 21, 2019 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The time to change our club name to “South Florida Roadster Club” may have come. 🙂

    • Mark Gilbert 4:58pm on Monday, March 18, 2019 Permalink |
      Tags: Art Show, Car Show, , ummer Crush,   

      Saturday: Summer Crush Car Show 

      This Saturday: Spring Cruise In Car & Art Show. Come out to the Cruise In and Art Show this Saturday from noon to 4pm at Summer Crush Winery in Fort Pierce at 4200 Johnston Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34951.

      Enjoy music by the Doo Wop Guys Band with two food trucks: Georgia Boy & Ethel’s Famous Wings, and Taco Trap.

      Free to spectating public. Open to all classic and collectible cars and trucks (no off premise food or beverages allowed). Fan favorite popular voting with awards and prizes for top five car winners.

      Car entry $10. $2 goes to charity of the day: Family Meals, Inc.


      • John Morris 11:17am on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Permalink |
        Tags: historic, marker, Yeehaw Junction Historic Sign, Yehaw Junction   

        Yeehaw Junction Historic Sign 

        Ever wonder what was on the Desert Inn historic sign at Yeehaw Junction?

        Well your dream is about to come true 🙂

        The property is at the intersection of State Road 60, US 441 and the turnpike.

        Yeehaw Junction Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeehaw_Junction,_Florida

        According to town historians and several original newspaper articles that are displayed at the Desert Inn and Restaurant, the town was originally named “Jackass Junction” or “Jackass Crossing”. This name was given to the four-corner site back in the early 1930s, when local ranchers rode on burros to visit the Desert Inn (then the local brothel). As the 1950s approached, the Florida legislature felt that a name change was due in light of the construction of Florida’s Turnpike through the center of the community in 1957, resulting in renaming the town to its present-day name.

      • John Morris 7:56pm on Sunday, March 10, 2019 Permalink |
        Tags: Bok Tower Gardens,   

        Bok Tower Gardens 

        On the way back from the Strawberry Festival. (Yum) Sallie and I stopped at Bok Tower Gardens. I have been past it many times and said I will stop there one day.

        Wow!!! all the azaleas were in full bloom.

        There is a lot of history there as well as rare and endangered plants.


        See the link below to view the pictures I took. There also is a great place to eat right there for lunch. There is also a Honey stop on the way in orange country. (The best ever)

        If someone would like to lead a road trip there it is only two and one half hours from the West Palm Beach rest stop on the turnpike.

        Contact me at jmo3449456@aol.com.

        Anyone can view this shared album at:


      • John Morris 7:41pm on Sunday, March 10, 2019 Permalink |
        Tags: 2019 Barrett Jackson Auction Palm Beach   

        Barrett Jackson Auction – Two for one Tickets 

        Miata Member Ron Nieporent has two-for-one tickets to the 2019 Barrett Jackson Auction held in Palm Beach on the weekend of April 12-13-14.

        If you would like to be put on the list for two-for-one tickets, please send your name and email to Ron Nieporent. His email is ronnieporent@gmail.com

        Thank you Ron!

        • John Morris 7:28pm on Sunday, March 10, 2019 Permalink |
          Tags: March's Monthly Meeting At Lester's Diner   

          March’s Monthly Meeting At Lesters Diner 

          Today’s monthly meeting was great. We had the perfect top-down weather coming and going.

          We were pleased to welcome Tom Stadthagen a new member with a beautiful 1996 Cobalt Blue M Edition with beautiful leather saddle color interior. (35,000) original miles.

          The good news is Shellie had her car repaired (she was rear ended coming to the last meeting). We are all happy she and her car are O.K.

          We said goodbye to Karl Johnson with a heavy heart as he is moving to Tennessee for a wonderful job opportunity. We wish he much success and we will miss him. I told him we will come up on a road trip for a nice barbecue. 🙂

          Andrew showed me his wonderful handy work installing car play and a rear view camera in his beautiful red RF. The factory could not have done a finer job. He also put in sound deadening material in his doors for a quieter ride.

          Just a reminder next months meeting will be at the 84 Diner. Please visit the event web page and make your RSVP online. http://www.southfloridamiatas.com/events/april-monthly-meeting/

          • Mark Gilbert 11:39am on Sunday, March 10, 2019 Permalink |  

            Thank You All 

            I want to thank my Miata Club family for all your thoughts and prayers for my mom the past few months during her battle with leukemia. Unfortunately she lost her fight this week but I find solace in the fact she no longer is suffering and is in a better place now with the Lord. Thank you all again. Marisol and I appreciate all your friendships.

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