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rhetlaw
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25/10/2020 5:07 pm  

In addition, all but one of my drives were on Saturdays this Season. Two members of the lunch group also mentioned the only reason they could attend today was because it was offered on their day off from work. 

Something to consider for future Drives?


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25/10/2020 7:13 pm  

@rhetlaw

I, as President hopeful, have already considered this, and is why I offered a drive on Saturday, and the following day. I was curious to see the response. As in today, there were as many here as yesterday. There will be more Sunday drives next year.

Louie


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25/10/2020 10:18 pm  

Thanks again Walter for putting this together!  It was great to finally get a chance to enjoy seeing the Dam and the Weatherly Hill Climb had Haley giggling in the passenger seat!  🙂  She also loved seeing the F-14 and as a former sailor, so did I.  It was also nice to see some new faces even though I didn't really introduce myself.  Hopefully this run can become an annual tradition for the Club?

On a side note, when Haley's mom showed up to pick her up, they got into her Pathfinder.  Haley then asked her mom to lower the roof! 🤣   Her mom told me that every time she sees a convertible she asks if it is a Miata.  She is only 10 but I have a good feeling that in six years, she will be looking for a used Miata as her first car.  😊 

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26/10/2020 7:44 am  

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As a father, Miata is the answer. No back seat. Too small to make out in. Fuel efficient so she can afford it. And super reliable, so she wont get stranded anywhere.


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Triviawayne
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26/10/2020 9:01 am  
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@ctt3mx5

As a father, Miata is the answer. No back seat. Too small to make out in. Fuel efficient so she can afford it. And super reliable, so she wont get stranded anywhere.

another great argument for a Miata as a first car to go along with the no back seat is can only take one friend at a time anywhere--no car full of teenagers to distract a new driver.

More good points for a first time driver is how easy the car is to drive because of its handling, and with RWD, a good excuse not to take it out in snow (just don't tell your kid how good the car is in snow).

 


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livetodrive
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26/10/2020 9:41 am  

Plus, the two of you can bond over the Moss Miata Catalog when it comes! And you can bond over modding her car! It is hard to bond over a Town and Country...


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rhetlaw
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26/10/2020 10:06 am  

@ctt3mx5

Thanks, Jeff, and YES, I am planning on having this as an annual ride at a minimum. So glad you and Haley enjoyed stopping at the F-14. You can appreciate it as a Navy man and I as an Air Force man. I know Steve appreciated it as an Army man.

Haley is a sweetie. Fun to chat with her and hear the stories of her giggling on the rides. 


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26/10/2020 12:05 pm  

You may not have heard Joe's story about purchasing his 1990 Mariner Blue Miata. Joe and his wife, Tina, reside in New Jersey and joined us yesterday on the Pocono Fall Foliage Drive. Joe purchased his Mariner Blue eleven years ago - somewhat by accident.

The previous owner grew tired of the car and took it to a salvage yard and sold it. Joe's boss mentioned it to Joe and he went and bought the Mariner Blue for $1,000. Absolutely nothing wrong with it. He jumped in and drove it home. What a find, right?

I told Joe he could double his investment dollars, however, he turned down my offer of $2,000.


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27/10/2020 2:14 pm  

Sort off topic but did anyone have their top down today? I did! 60 and sunny w/ heated seat on

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rhetlaw
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27/10/2020 3:32 pm  

Haven't had my Miata out today. Firewood delivery and yard work took precedence.

However, Sunday, a very chilly Sunday, I might add, I and several others had our tops down for the Pocono Fall Foliage drive all the way to the lunch point. While at Blue Mountain Resort, rain drops frightened most of us to put our tops up.


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27/10/2020 7:16 pm  

@livetodrive @triviawayne

Those are very good reasons for a new driver to have a Miata.  All the same reasons I used to try and convince my wife to let our son get one.  She preferred something a little bigger though so he got a Mazda3 hatchback.  Not only a backseat but a backseat that folds flat with access to the cargo area! 🤣 

@rthelaw

That is some great news!  Haley will be very happy to hear this too.

@stormnd2club

Oh he77 yeah!  Dropped the top when I left the house at 6am.  A scarf under my jacket, gloves, seat heater on and heat blowing out of the vents + windows down = a perfect morning drive.  😊 

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28/10/2020 10:56 am  

@stormnd2club

Literally every day it isn't raining.  I will drive in the snow, top down if it isn't a blizzard.

I hate roofs.


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