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 2014, we have 328 members, with 221 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 2015

August is here.  For what is supposed to be the dog days of summer, I feel like this has been the summer that never was!  This is an exciting month for Miata enthusiasts.  The 2016s are on their way to the dealers and we will soon be able to see, sit in, and test-drive them.  One can easily tell that Mazda has done a great job with the car, by the excitement that this fourth-generation (or simply the ND) has created within our club alone.  Most of you have probably seen the Mazda commercial where a young kid buys a used first-generation Miata, goes off to college, gets married, and drives all the other models.  In the end, his kids have grown up and now he buys a 2016 Miata.  I have to say it’s an awesome commercial.  Hopefully, we will be able to get a 2016 brought out to one of our general membership meetings.  Just think of the fun after the meeting as we all mill around, checking out the 2016 Miata.

Our monthly breakfast happens to be on the first day of August.  We’ll meet at the Grove Kitchen in Palatine, then take a drive afterward, ending up at one of the Chicago area’s premier lunch places.  Gene and Jude’s was voted number one hot dog in the country by Rachael Ray’s show.  Bring your lawn chairs to sit outside and enjoy a great dog and a great time with your Miata friends.

We have two autocross events this month, one on August 2nd and another on the 15th & 16th.  It’s hard to believe, but the autocross season is winding down.  Even with a summer that hasn’t seemed much like summer, it will be over too soon. 

On Saturday the 8th we will be at a Schaumburg Boomers baseball game. Tickets can be purchased from Pat Marcus.  After the game we will be treated to a great fireworks display.  This is a night that will be well worth your while to attend.

On Sunday the 9th we will have a one-day tour to Botham Vineyards in southern Wisconsin. Please contact Bart and Sue Kendall if you’re interested.

Our Burger Nite will be on Tuesday, August 11th at the Crosstown Pub in Batavia.

On Thursday, August 20th, we have the opportunity to help one of our sponsoring dealers celebrate their anniversary.  Continental Mazda empties their showroom to transform it into a party room.  They have live music, great food and it’s always a very enjoyable time.  I am looking forward to that night.

On Friday the 21st, our club we’ll travel to Door County, Wisconsin, for a nice long weekend.  I have fond memories of times I spent in Door County with our club.  I can’t help but smile about driving the Ferry road, with all its twists and wiggles.  That has to be one of my favorite roads.

On Sunday the 23rd, for the first time ever we will be taking part in the Geneva Concours d’ Elegance.  It’s a premier car show that truly showcases some of the greatest cars ever built. We are able to have 20 cars participate in the show.  Besides the excitement of the event itself, all those other amazing cars will be in it.  Be sure to mark your calendar for this unique event. 

If you’ve just stopped by our site to see what WCMC has to offer, thank you.  Come out and join us on one of the events described above, or visit us on August 25th at Fuddruckers in Downers Grove for our next general membership meeting.

I hope to see you soon,

Jeff Sporleder

President - Windy City Miata Club

Upcoming Events

Tue, Jul 28th, 2015
Monthly Membership Meeting

Fri, Jul 31st, 2015
(non-WCMC) Badgerland 25th Anniversary

Sat, Aug 1st, 2015
Breakfast - Palatine

Sun, Aug 2nd, 2015
Autocross - Schaumburg

Fri, Aug 7th, 2015
(non-WCMC) Canadian Miata Meet

Sat, Aug 8th, 2015
(non-WCMC) Canadian Miata Meet

Sat, Aug 8th, 2015
Boomer's Ballgame - Schaumburg

Sun, Aug 9th, 2015
Botham Vineyards

Sun, Aug 9th, 2015
(non-WCMC) Canadian Miata Meet

Tue, Aug 11th, 2015
Burger Night - Batavia

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