Entries by Gina Schiess

CFMC Activities Report by Ron Carmichael

We are nearing the end of another great year of CFMC events. I would like to thank all of the members who have hosted events as well as those members who have participated in them. Now it is time to begin to plan for our 2018 activities. Please consider hosting an event in the coming […]

Mazda MX-5 Miata – A Story of its Origin

Mazda often reminds us that the MX-5 Miata is the world’s favorite two-seat roadster, with more than a million sales since 1989. While total Corvette production is higher—one million by 1992, over 1.6 million to date—coupes outnumber convertibles in ‘Vette’ land by a wide margin. What Mazda is less vociferous to share is exactly how […]

How to Wash Your Car like a Pro by Tom Pane

There is much more to washing and waxing when it comes to cleaning and protecting your vehicle’s paint. If you care about your car’s exterior, you will avoid those quickie car washes with the big brushes that can do more harm than good and do a DIY car wash that will achieve the best results. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Tech Column by Paul Reinmann

SOFT TOP REPLACEMENT So, this top replacement was actually done by a shop in Wilmington. If anyone wants to know how to do it yourself there are lots of videos on the Miata Forum. Most admit it takes over 20 hours with no prior experience. Mine took two hours; one hour to drop the car […]

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 […]