Entries by Gina Schiess

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 […]

CFMC President’s Message – September 2017

Hi All, Wow, the summer blew by and the CFMC executive committee just had a meeting to work on the direction of the club in 2018. Planning is crucial to success so the team got started on the work of planning for the future. We are a long way from finished but I think we […]

Beaufort Wooden Boat Building Contest – May 2017

On Saturday, May 6, 20 CFMC members met at the Battleship North Carolina parking lot and caravanned to Beaufort, NC to attend the 10th Annual National Boat Building Challenge. That made an impressive line of 10 Miatas driving in a row. When we arrived in Beaufort, the group was given a briefing by one of […]

Tech Day – February 2017

Tech Day was held at Stevenson Mazda on February 11. The event broke attendance records with 13 members present. Many members were able to accomplish maintenance on their cars, and a few drooled over the new “Targa” style retractable hardtop coupe (model NDRF).