|The Quarterly Newsletter of the Sacramento Area Miata Owners Association - Volume 30 - Number 3
|Board of Officers
|July 1, 2020
|SAMOA is a 501(c)7 non-profit
corporation organized in the State
of California for the benefit of it's
membership. Annual dues are $24
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|New SAMOA Members In The Second Quarter...
I hope you are out there having fun, traveling the back roads and exploring new places on the Road Trip Challenge. I took
a lovely Saturday morning drive up to Kirkwood Ski Resort Via Highway 88 and enjoyed some sunshine therapy while
reading a novel in the middle of the resort’s large, empty parking lot. On the way back, I stopped by Silver Lake, savored a
late lunch at Cooks Station, left some rubber on Highway 26’s twisty curves through West Point, Mokulmne Hill, Paloma, and
finally lovely Valley Springs. After a short break and a refreshing Starbuck’s iced coffee, I returned home via Pardee Dam
Road where there is a nice vista overlook of the dam, lake, and Sacramento Valley. Taking one last length of curvy roads
through rolling hills lined with pastures, I was finally home…late enough to put off yardwork for another day.
Side note... On solo trips, I’ve also found it challenging to get all the required elements in my photos. I keep my logo copy in
a clear report sheet that can be propped up against the Miata or I use a few magnets to hold down the copy if it is a
blustery day. If you’re upcountry, let me know. I’d be happy to tag along and snap your RTC picture for you. See you on the
Hey Get Out & Travel
The competition is heating up along with the weather. There are 4 people in contention for the two nights at a selected
Hilton property. Check it out at http://www.jsp47.net/rtc/roadtripchallenge.html. The rules are simple. Drive
someplace on the list of locations, take a picture and text it to 9167181545 or email to email@example.com. The contest lasts
all year and the winner will be announced at the last meeting of the year (if there is one). So GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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|From: John Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:23 PM
To: Ron Petrich
Subject: Call For Newsletter Articles
The cutoff for submissions to the quarterly MiataTudes is Thursday, June 25th. That is more than 3 weeks out, so those who want to contribute
should have plenty of time to put something on paper. And don’t tell me you have nothing to write about. Here are some suggestions…
Your toilet paper inventory
SUFFICIENT BUT GOING DOWN DAILY
Creative solo drives you have been on in your Miata
NINE MILE LOOP WHEN I GO TO THE ATM (only .9 mile distant)
How you have used the last few months for upgrades/repairs/ etc. to your Miata
ANNUAL FULL REVIEW, FLUIDS, BRAKE PADS TO QUIET BP-10s
Your latest creative cooking skills
AFTER FIFTY YEARS, FINALLY GETTING SCRAMBLED EGGS RIGHT
Your volunteer activities in the last 90 days
ASSIST CHURCH TREASURER WITH PPP
What your psychiatrist says about your current state of mind
DON’T HAVE ONE, BUT “HOPELESS” COMES TO MIND
Call For Newsletter Articles
Inventory is adequate. We started with a fair supply of our favorite. Nothing was in the stores for a while, then we could find off brands, and
now we are finding our favorite again.
Drives in Miata
The NC has been involved in some runs for Jack Parkers contest. June 10 was our 53rd anniversary and we drove it to the Murphy’s Hotel for
lunch. It has been from Lodi to our daughters and family in Roseville a few times. It has had numerous trips to the grocery store and
Starbucks. With the NB I bled the brakes, put on track tires, and packed for a June 1 track day at Thunderhill. It was a great day. It was the 4.8-
mile track with good weather. I had great chases with two Miata’s the entire fourth session and one Miata the fifth. He said I made him faster. I
said he made me faster. The best lap times were in the last session, which is not normally the case. Usually late in the day gets slower. The
next track day is to be July 5 at Laguna, unless it is cancelled.
I got great compliments on a breakfast I took care of on our anniversary. I got up while Virginia was still asleep, went to Starbucks, and got our
favorites. I woke her up saying breakfast is served. She said it was quite tasty.
We have three acres with hundreds of trees. They have been neglected for decades. Most but not all are alive and vertical. There was/is a lot
of dead wood. A significant amount of my time had gone to these, with focus on the non-vertical and dead wood. We had one exciting trip to
the dump and another load is in the pickup. Next winter we will have lots of firewood. There is still more to do. Does anyone want to cut some
firewood for their next winter?
I’m holding up just fine. Sometimes my hair style is quite similar to this guy.
|We are finally allowed to play golf again in this pandemic... with some new rules...
|New Member Introduction
My name is Cindy Gaines, I was born and raised in British Hong Kong, but I left shortly after the "Hand-over". Then I resided
in Florida for 10 years, later spent 4 years in Washington State, now I'm here in California for the obvious reason: weather!
A while ago when I was looking to buy my first car, my brother suggested the Mazda M3 or Miata, he said Mazda makes
reliable cars. Eventually I went with something else but in the back of my mind I always knew my brother could not be
mistaken, he also owned a Miata. There were times when my husband needed help to move his cars in and out of storage,
but I had no experience with ICE cars, so we spent weekends at dealerships test-driving, and I found Mustangs and
Corvettes are too noisy, 370Z is too cute. Miata is the only sensible choice for me, my very first ICE car! My brother couldn't
be happier, he FedEx'd me an OME Miata-cover right away. I haven't made any major modification to my Miata besides I
had the exterior colour changed with added decoration, stock wheels and antenna swapped out, front license plate
removed, windows tinted, LEDs added to inside and under the car, backup alarm installed. I look forward to attending future
SAMOA gatherings to meet like-minded fellow members!
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|Viet Nam Era Veterans Honored in 2020...
|I turned 73 yesterday. Where is dyslexia when you need it?
|Just call me Norm