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 […]
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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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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).
Seven couples from the club set off to New Bern on December 10 on a beautiful but cold day. We caravanned from the Battleship in Wilmington and spent the afternoon and evening enjoying New Bern and its environs. In the evening, we went to the Palace (it was getting downright chilly) and watched the parading […]
Hi All, Well, another summer is pretty much gone, and schools are starting to reopen which means that school buses will be out in the mornings and afternoons. School activity buses will be out in the late afternoon as well. Please be extra careful. In July we conducted the quarterly general membership meeting combined with […]
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...