I hope this finds everyone safe and healthy. This week we celebrated Memorial Day, when we honor and show our thanks and appreciation to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us so we can have the freedoms and opportunities that we enjoy as Americans. Let’s do our best to extend Memorial Day’s thanks […]
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Entries by Gina Schiess
I’m not absolutely sure, but I think it is May. Time, along with almost everything else in our lives and the lives of everyone around the world, seems to be standing still. The current state of events has brought the hallmark of the CFMC to a halt; our trips, activities and members’ socialization. Our near-term […]
I spent a few minutes chatting with Mike at National Speed today. I was wondering if they do Miatas and what one might do to improve performance without forsaking drivability (quiet, fuel mileage etc). He was amazingly patient explaining to me that tuning, while not cheap, was one answer to my question. For models NC […]
Wow! As recently as a month ago, we never expected spring 2020 to start this way. The Covid-19 virus has impacted everyone’s lives and daily routines in very significant ways. The intensity and magnitude of this virus, its worldwide impacts, its speed and potential for spread and severity have created understandable concerns about our health, […]
As we approach Tech Day it seemed appropriate to write about some of the challenges one could encounter with the NC model. First is the top. As the NC’s age, (the newest now 5 years old and the oldest 15) tops begin to reach end of life, especially if they have been exposed to the […]
Welcome to March! After enjoying an extra day in February due to leap year, March is going to be a busy month. It begins with Election day on March 3, after which there will undoubtedly be eight more months of non-stop political ads. We anticipate the beginning of daylight savings time on March 8, the […]
In March of 2017, I was complaining about a vibration between 45 and 55 mph. I had put the wheels on the balancing machine during tech day and discovered that two of the wheels appeared to be out of round or slightly bent. I proceeded to have them straightened by Stevenson Mazda (thanks Howard) – […]
Well the New Year and decade certainly are off to a quick start! I hope all your New Year’s resolutions are as well. The CFMC started 2020 with our annual holiday party and meeting on January 5th at the Circa 1922 restaurant. Almost 50 club members enjoyed great food, fun and fellowship, all culminating in […]
Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed a joyous holiday. Believe it or not, we’re ushering in a new year and a new decade! This gives us time to reflect on times past but also focus on the opportunities that lie ahead. We will be celebrating our CFMC Holiday party and annual meeting on January […]
I hope that everyone enjoyed a safe and happy Thanksgiving. It is hard to believe, but 2019 is rapidly coming to a close! While this year has certainly flown by, we’ve enjoyed another successful year at the Cape Fear Miata Club. We have shared fun and friendship with our fellow members on a number of […]
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...