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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Entries by Gina Schiess
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) – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Taken from 12/18 Jalopnick News: The 2019 Mazda Miata was, of course, one of the best cars we drove this year. To celebrate this illustrious win, Mazda showed off a new carbon fiber removable hardtop at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon. Just kidding, Mazda doesn’t care about us. But they do care about choices, and […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
As I write this, fall is finally making its appearance. Although summer is nice, it seemed as though it didn’t want to leave! The crisp, cool mornings are a welcome respite from the lingering humidity we experienced in September and most of October. We started October off with a fun trip to the Highland Games in Laurinburg and […]
The MX-5 Miata is a symbol of Mazda’s car-making philosophy, “Jinba Ittai,” which means horse and rider as one and expresses the type of fun-to-drive roadster engineers have intended to build since day one of the vehicle’s inception. Since its debut in 1989, the model has consistently offered driving fun that can only be experienced in a lightweight sports car and because of this, it has won the admiration of people from various countries, cultures and age groups. Learn more...