The Windy City Miata Club (WCMC) is a not-for-profit organization designed to promote the enjoyment of good will and fellowship derived from owning a Mazda Miata. Though most of our membership is located in the Chicagoland area, we have members in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and other states. As of the end of 2015, we have 310 great members, with 211 Miatas.

You're invited to join us at our next meeting or activity! Regular club meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at Fuddruckers in Downers Grove (Click here).

New and prospective members are always welcome at our events. Some events may require an RSVP to the organizer. If you want more information about an upcoming event, please email the event organizer at the address shown on the event page or you may contact us here.
 

A Word from our President - August 2016

AN EMBARASSMENT OF RICHES

I am amazed by the variety of activities on our Club calendar for the month of August.  There is truly “something for everyone” this month.

On August 5 we make a return trip to Boomer’s Stadium in Schaumburg for a baseball game and fireworks – all for $9.00 per person. (What does it cost these days to get a seat at “The Cell” or Wrigley Field?)  Contact Pat Marcus for details and tickets. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On August 6 Mary and Harris Barbier are inviting us to breakfast in Downers Grove followed by a drive which includes scenic Bluff Road and my old stomping grounds (Romeoville) and ends with an ice cream stop. They would appreciate a headcount, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On August 7 we are invited to one of the “funnest places” – at least according to my great-nephew, the “train nut.” We will be at the Illinois Railway Museum for an antique car and train show. Contact Scott Fricke to hold a spot, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On August 9, Sheila and Bill Luxon are inviting us to Batavia for a Burger Nite. I understand The Range Grill and Tap has great ribs as well as burgers. The Lucxons would appreciate a headcount, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On August 14 we are making a return trip to Botham Vineyards for its annual vintage car celebration. The winery is located in the Kettle Moraine of Wisconsin, so we know we will be traveling great roads to get there. At the winery there will be food, wine, and a variety of classic automobiles displayed in the midst of the vineyards. Sue and Bart Kendall would also appreciate a headcount, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On August 14 we have the first of three autocross events (also August 21 and 28) at Boomer’s Stadium. To participate in an autocross, get to the Club website, hit the Autocross tab, and sign up early. You know that each event fills quickly after it is posted (2 weeks prior to the event). Or just come out to watch.

Finally, on August 28 we will return for a second time to the Geneva Concours d’Elegance. We are given a place to display our Miatas and then we have the full day to explore the incredible display of automobiles which responds each year to this gathering. For more information and to register contact Sue and Bart Kendall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

And of course, there is more detailed information about each of these events on this website.

And the embarrassment of riches? Certainly, it is the variety of opportunities we have this month to drive our Miatas, to explore ventures perhaps familiar to “old-timers” and new for more recent members, and to eat and drink and socialize together.

But that embarrassment of riches is also the volunteers who want to share these places and experiences they know and enjoy with the rest of us. So, thank you –Mary and Harris, Scott, Bill and Sheila, Bart and Sue, Pat and all the autocross coordinators, for the riches you are to WCMC this month. 

John Schumacher

 

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