BMC 2020 Events
(click on links, below, for event information & registration)
January 25 : Sugar River Pizza - SW Region - Verona.
February 25 : Fat Tuesday Dinner - Post Event. - SE Region
April 4 :
CB radio tuning, GPS programming and dent repair and detailing - Cancelled
April 4 :
Ladies Day - Cancelled
April 25 :
Mud Run - Cancelled
May 16 :
Spring Vintage Racing - Road America. - Cancelled
June 13 : La Crosse Drive - post event.
June 13 :
Holiday Mazda Drive. - Cancelled
June 30 : Movie Night at Mutli-Fab - Post Event Article
July 11 : Winding Tour III. - Post Event
July 25 : BMC Non-Picinic
July 26 :
Door County Ride. - Cancelled
August 1 :
IMSA - Road America-Cancelled
August 15 :
Holy Hill Ride - Cancelled
September 10-11 : Door County Event.
September 25-27 :
Mississippi Drive. Cancelled
October 17 : Chili Run.
November 7 : Annual meeting.
November 21 : Holiday Party and Holiday Dinner/Show at Fireside Theater.
Other Special Events
Updated May 6, 2019
Here's where you will find information on Autocross, The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Road Rallies, High Speed Performance Events, etc.!
Route 66 Trips
August 8,2020 : Badger Borrow Rallye
August 13-16, 2020 : Canada's Capital Miata Meet-2020
September 24-27, 2020: Buggies and Bridges III, Miatas return to Amish country!
September 24-27, 2020: Miatas in Margaritaville. Event will be in Ozarks sponsored by the Gateway & Mid-MO Miata Clubs
October 8-11, 2020: Surf 'N' Safari Regional Event in San Diego,
BMC Ride Updates
There have been several changes to the original event schedule. The Door County ride on July 26 (Not the Door County ride on September 10-12), The Holy Hill ride on
August 15 and the Mississippi Ride on September 25 have been cancelled. The Chili Run is still scheduled but it will not be a Chili Run, just a Miata drive. Tom is also looking at the
possibility of more movie nights, the information will be posted as it becomes available.
Winding Tour III
by Pat Kobus
Oh, What a Beautiful Day!
Thanks to Laura and Henry Netzinger, a whole bunch of us Miata lovers had a wonderful day in the countryside from the Sauk City area to Spring Green. Beginning with sun soaked
highways to shadow dappled byways, we zoomed and skittered from one lovely winery to another with perfect temperatures, the wind blowing on our upturned faces, car tops down, of course.
After a delicious breakfast in Prairie de Sauk, we lined up for a trip along roads with so many wild flowers skirting our way and birdsong loud enough to make up for the occasional cow
scents that are so very "country." Passing along bluffs for mile stretches, enjoying the valleys below, everyone had (as Winnie the Pooh would say,) "a most bluffery day!"
Wild Hills Winery, our first stop, proved to be fruitful, indeed, with so many delicious varieties that it was difficult to stop filling the cart. The overview from the top of their land was breathtaking with
the Wisconsin River in the distance and lush greenery on all the hills. The owners were most welcoming making this stop worth doing again.
After more twists and turns, and no rattlesnakes, thank you, we arrived at Spurgeon Winery for an excellent box lunch supplied by Laura Netzinger, along with cooler bags to keep everything fresh and tasty. The winery provided ample tables
and seating for us all, so we could enjoy a restful stop.
Finally, at the last winery, we encountered quite a few people enjoying the Botham Vineyards. The property, quite beautiful, had a large welcoming patio. Although, each
winery had tasting, I didn't partake at this one because there were so many people there, and I was contented enough to idle under their beautiful shade trees.
To end the day, we ate at Arthur's in Spring Green. The service, drinks and food, especially the prime rib, were top notch. So much friendliness and attention to detail,
they couldn't have done more to keep us happy. Likewise for Laura and Henry who worked tirelessly to plan and provide a safe, fun and entertaining day amidst a "virus" atmosphere.
Their efforts were so very appreciated by all of us who had been cooped up for so long. All that made this special day, truly beautiful! Thank you, Netzingers, for everything!
The BMC Board is very concerned about trying to have a large group of people in a small room for our annual meeting in November. We are proposing replacing the
annual meeting with a board meeting only, to be done on Zoom.
Sometime in early to mid-October we will send a mass email out asking for proposed rides, requests for any volunteers for the board, and any new items members want to
add to the agenda. Any requested club changes along with election of officers will be sent to all members for a vote. When the board receives event ideas, we will organize them,
contacting members if there is a conflict with the date then publish the final list.
Several of our Miata club members eager to get out and safely mingle got together to enjoy an outdoor movie night on June 30. Tom's employer allowed us access to the
building in order to show the main event "Thunder Road" starring Robert Mitchum. We tried to imitate the Drive-In experience as much as we could by supplying hot dogs and popcorn.
We enjoyed old timey cartoons as well as enticing intermission messages teasing us with delicious treats. Some viewed the movie from the comfort of their car (when if you did so you
could hear the dialog from your radio) while others set up lawn chairs. Unfortunately, the main character dies in car wreck at the end of the movie. Oops sorry if I spoiled the ending
for some. It was a lot of fun to get together, so we're hoping to plan another Movie Night soon.
Mary Lynn Cinealis
BMC Membership dues
At the membership meeting in November the annual dues were reduced from $30 to $25. Please keep that in mind when renewing your membership so the treasure does not have to
return the excess payment.
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Articles: Ron Staub, Mary Lynn Cinealis, Laura Netzinger, Pat Kobus
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Officers for 2020:
President: Don Gervais
VPSE: Jim Loeffler
VPSW: Henry Netzinger
Secretary: Paul Frederichs
Treasurer: Jim Hotz
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