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 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 - May 2016


I want to invite you to “my party,” the morning of Sunday, May 1.  It’s called the President’s Tour.

Somewhere back in the mists of time, the Club began the tradition of organizing the first official driving tour of the season to honor the President. It is my pleasure to receive that honor this year and I want to invite you to join me on the drive which our vice-president, Sue Jensky (with the help of Pat Marcus), has planned. For many the Miata has been sitting all winter. It is time to get it out and let it run.

The President’s Tour begins at 9:00 am at the Windmill on Route 25 in Batavia, a favorite starting point (I’m told because it has bathrooms). Sue and Pat will run us through the far western ex-urbs, ending the tour at 1:00 with lunch at Nick’s Pizza and Pub in Elgin. It will be a great morning.

And that’s just the start of the month.

On Saturday, May 7, Bart and Sue Kendall are hosting a Miatas for Breakfast in Elgin, followed by a short tour and ice cream stop.

On Tuesday, May 10, Jane and Ed Ferris are hosting a Burger Nite in Arlington Heights.

On Sunday, May 15, we have again been invited to drive in the Lombard “Lilac Parade.” Thanks to past president Jeff Sporleder for organizing our participation.  Judy and I are planning to bring both Miatas for this one. Or, if you like to drive a little faster, the second Auto Cross of the season is scheduled in Schaumburg. Be sure to preregister ASAP since registration for the first Auto Cross filled in 48 hours. Thanks, Pat Marcus and team!

On Saturday, May 21, the Rogers are again opening their garage and their home to us for a Tech Day. You can’t beat their hospitality or Dan’s cooking. A photo in the archives of my bleeding knuckles from a Tech Day three or four years ago proves that even someone as klutzy as I can successfully complete an auto repair/upgrade project with the support of friends.

On Tuesday, May 24, the General Membership meeting happens again at Fuddruckers, Downers Grove. We are hoping some kids from the Hadley R C Club will be able to join us to demonstrate the Miatas we are sponsoring.

Please check this website for details about all these events – and come, join the party!

John Schumacher


Upcoming Events

Sat, Apr 30th, 2016
Autocross - Schaumburg

Sun, May 1st, 2016
President's Tour

Sat, May 7th, 2016
Breakfast - Elgin

Tue, May 10th, 2016
Burger Night - Arlington Heights

Tue, May 10th, 2016
Newsletter articles are due today

Sun, May 15th, 2016
Autocross - Schaumburg

Sun, May 15th, 2016
Lilac Parade - Lombard

Sat, May 21st, 2016
Tech Day

Tue, May 24th, 2016
Monthly Membership Meeting

Sat, Jun 4th, 2016
Breakfast - Marengo

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