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 - November 2015

Welcome to November.  Our 2015 driving season is over, and it was quite a year.  We began with our President’s Tour.  We haven’t started that tour downtown since 2011 and it was a gas.  What an amazing backdrop for the kickoff of our driving season, to have the Chicago skyline for a backdrop.  We had a perfect weather day, a wonderful group of people, and over 40 Miatas participating.  We had a beautiful drive followed by a great lunch.  We’ve had some great after-breakfast drives, and our annual trip to Door County was resurrected by new club members.  We had a fun weekend at Pheasant Run for our 25th Anniversary celebration.  Our club had a new tour called “Rollin’ on the River.”  We took part in the Evanston 4th of July Parade, and we ended our driving season with a trip to Galena to take part in the Halloween parade.  And you never thought of a Miata as scary?

When I first joined our club, someone told me the best way to get to know people in the club is to go on one of their weekend trips, and I have to agree.  My first weekend trip with WCMC was The Steamer Tour back in 2004.  We left early on Saturday morning and drove up to Ludington Michigan.  We took the SS Badger across Lake Michigan to Wisconsin, spent the night and had a fun drive back home on Sunday.  I got to know some people whom I am still friends with today, and had a great time.  Most importantly, I was hooked on Windy City Club tours.  Memories from that trip still make me smile.

As I write this, I am getting ready for our Galena trip.  I have many great memories of this trip over the years.  Once in a while, I will ask members about their favorite memory from the year.  Many times people will say, “There are so many it’s hard to pick just one.” 

This year, we all lived through the excitement of Mazda announcing the 2016 Miata.  Our club was there when it was introduced at the Chicago Auto Show.  Then we were the first club in the country to have a private showing of the car when it joined us at our 25th Anniversary event in June.  Of course, we were there to share the enjoyment of our club members as they began to purchase them.

And now, even though most folks have tucked their Miatas away for the winter, we have fun events for you in November, and guests are always welcome.  Besides a burger night, a breakfast, and our annual Toys for Tots night, we are doing something really special.  We will be decorating a Christmas tree at Brookfield Zoo.  This year we are going to decorate a 10-foot tree in conjunction with Continental Mazda of Naperville.  I’m sure it’s going to be an extra special day.  On November 24th, in lieu of our regular monthly meeting, we will gather at the Rockwood Tap House in Downers Grove for dinner and our Toys for Tots event, with a special guest from the United States Marine Corps.

Don’t miss out on the fun,

Jeff Sporleder



Upcoming Events

Sat, Dec 5th, 2015
Breakfast - North Aurora

Tue, Dec 8th, 2015
Burger Night - Elgin

Sat, Jan 2nd, 2016
Breakfast - TBD

Tue, Jan 12th, 2016
Burger Night - TBD

Sat, Jan 16th, 2016
WCMC Annual Banquet

Sat, Feb 6th, 2016
Breakfast - TBD

Tue, Feb 9th, 2016
Burger Night - TBD

Tue, Feb 9th, 2016
Newsletter articles are due today

Tue, Feb 23rd, 2016
Monthly Membership Meeting

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