|Sacramento Area Miata Owners Association
Silver Jubilee Celebration
October 2-4, 2015
|SAMOA was founded in October 1990 by Paul Kile and Audrey Hall. Their vision was to establish a local Miata Club Chapter in the Sacramento area, and in that
first year, there were 13 charter members. SAMOA was affiliated with the now-defunct Miata Club of America (MCA). MCA was established in 1987 and until it
was disbanded in 2002 had over 65,000 members. Although MCA no longer exists, SAMOA is now under the aegis of the National Association of Mazda Clubs,
with ongoing support from Mazda North American Operations.
Since its inception, SAMOA has grown from its original 13 members to a peak of over 250 members. Presently the club boasts more than 130 memberships,
more than 150 Miatas and over 225 members. Most are from the greater Sacramento area, however, some come from as far away as Fairfield, Modesto,
Oroville, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Colorado and beyond. SAMOA provides an environment where people who drive (or hope to drive) the finest sports car ever
made can get together and share common and unique experiences.
The Miata was created as part of a long-running tradition of lightweight, open-air, two-seat sports cars. It was introduced in the United States when the market
for this type of vehicle had already declined. In spite of this, the Miata has thrived; and, more recently, has been the incentive behind the production of similar
vehicles from other manufacturers. Tom Matano and his design team at Mazda were the driving force behind the original design of this wonderful car, both the
original model, the redesigned 1999-2005 NB Miata, the 2006-2015 NC Miata, and the recently introduced, wonderfully creative 2016 ND Miata.