Entries by Gina Schiess

Why Mazda did so well and Volvo so poorly in Consumer Reports survey – by AutoBlog

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, […]

Highland Games

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 […]

President’s Message – November 2018

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 […]

President’s Message – August 2018

We’ve reached the peak of summer and we’re beginning to think about the rapidly approaching dog days of August. On Saturday July 21, we had a we ll-attended quarterly meeting. Over two dozen CFMC members were present including two of our newest. Our thanks go to Patty and Ken Badoian who were our hosts and […]

How Revolutionary was the Mazda Miata in 1989?

(This article is from Popular Mechanics.) It’s hard to think about the original Mazda Miata without considering what it is today, nearly 30 years after its introduction. After all, it’s the default choice today for a cheap, light, simple sports car, perfect for just about everything from daily driving to club racing. But obviously, the […]

President’s Message – July 2018

We’ re half way! Through 2018 that is, as hard as it is to believe. While this year is flying by, the CFMC continues to plan for interesting and fun events for the remaining six months of the year. Our thanks go to Gina and Ken Schiess for hosting our “Sippin Saturday” event on June […]

Great Day at the Car Show

The Battleship North Carolina as a back drop and the British Motor Car Club of Cape Fear as hosts combined to make it a great day for our club and for all who attended and participated. Under the spreading tree the our might Cape Fear Miata Club sat comfortable and cool. We were shaded from […]

Tech Column – Mazda Says Its Next-Generation Gasoline Engine Will Run Cleaner Than an Electric Car

Mazda hopes to achieve 56 percent thermal efficiency with the Skyactiv-3 gasoline engine. That would make it the most efficient internal-combustion car engine in history. Mazda is staking much of its future on the continued existence of the internal-combustion engine, with clever tech like spark-controlled compression ignition set to debut in Mazda’s next-generation production-car engine, […]

President’s Message – June 2018

Are you ready for summer? It’s June and it will soon be here. It is the time of the year we enjoy visiting family and friends who like us, enjoy our coastal lifestyle. We are truly fortunate! We had a wonderful time at the Brits at the Battleship event on May 5 where nine Miatas […]