Entries by Gina Schiess

President’s Mesage – May 2018

Is it or isn? t it Spring? Mother Nature still seems to be undecided. Nevertheless, CFMC members gathered at the Brunswick Nature Park on Saturday April 21 for our quarterly meeting. After departing our rendezvous location and traveling to the park, we decided to kick off the beautiful spring day with a 1 ¾ mile […]

President’s Message – April 2018

Spring has finally arrived! After a warm and beautiful February, we were shocked back into reality by a wintry March. But as eagerly anticipated, top down weather lies just ahead. March was another busy month for the CFMC. In addition to our monthly gathering at Bitty and Beaus, on March 17 we had 14 members […]

Tech Column – Paul Reinmann

Saturday Feb 4 Tech Day at Stevenson Miata had the highest member attendance There were 18 Miatas piloted by 19 members, one was a co-pilot. Everyone was able to get their requested maintenance done while several had successful troubleshooting performed. I await feedback on these performance enhancements and will post in a later Ragtop Tales issue. We […]

British Motor Car Club of Fear – May 5, 2018

Dear CFMC Members The CFMC is sponsoring the subject car show on May 5, 2018. If you are interested in entering your Miata MX-5, the registration fee prior to March 31st is $25.00. The fee is $30.00 after the 31st. As host for this event, my goal is to have at least one representative from […]

Quarterly Business Meeting at the Brunswick Nature Park

Quarterly Business Meeting at the Brunswick Nature Park The CFMC will have its April quarterly business meeting at the Brunswick Nature Park located on NC 133 about 10 miles south of Leland, NC.   Preliminary plans include enjoying the dynamic mix of vegetation, wildlife, ecosystems, vistas, wetlands and waterways at the park, followed by our business […]

President’s Message – March 2018

After a frigid January start, we have enjoyed unusually mild weather lately. The warmth makes us yearn for those top-down days of spring and the CFMC activities which are right around the corner. I want to thank Elton and Tammy Ellison for hosting our February 10 event to the NC aquarium at Ft. Fisher and […]

President’s Message – February 2018

Hello Members, Happy 2018 to everyone! I would like to begin this year by thanking the CFMC members for their vote of confidence. As your new President it will be my privilege to work to guide and direct our Club. We started off the New Year with a great Holiday Dinner and Annual Meeting at […]

Tech Column by Paul Reinmann

My top replacement, 3X and counting… My rag top has now been replaced three times due to rips at the pull straps that help fold the top when putting it down. That means I now have the third new replacement top. I thought all was well when (Play the music from Jaws) I found this […]

Secretary’s Column – January 2018

CFMC membership dues ($25.00) for 2018 were officially due by January 1, 2018. However, for the procrastinators in our Club, we are extending the payment deadline to January 30th. Checks received by January 30th will be kept on the CFMC roster with all the benefits that go with it. Please mail your check payable to […]

Carolina Opry Christmas Show

Carolina Opry Christmas Show Hosts: Don and Mary Sue Wahl On December 8 a group of 10 couples set out for the Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach for The Christmas Show. After a browse through the gift shop, we gathered for a group photo in the well decorated lobby then hustled off to find our […]