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Cruises / AUG-21 The Vagabond Cruise
« Last post by abarte123 on July 05, 2021, 06:55:36 PM »
The Vagabond Cruise
Jack and Nancy Bartek

 In 1921, Captains of Industry, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone set out on a 5-day camping excursion to reconnect with nature, calling themselves The Vagabonds.  Their adventures took them thru Western Maryland and to the present-day site of Swallow Falls State Park.

Please Join us on Saturday Aug. 21st for our Miata Vagabond adventure!  We’ll embark from Mt Pleasant, Pa and travel south to hills of West Virginia and Maryland, (rest stop at the 1 hour mark) and ultimately arriving at Swallow Falls State Park.  We’ll reconnect with nature and walk the 1.5 mile Canyon Loop trail, taking us past the same natural falls area The Vagabonds enjoyed almost exactly 100 years ago. Please note there is a $5 per person entry charge into  Swallow Falls Park.
 
After the Falls, it’s a short drive over to Mountain State Brewing Co. which features hand-crafted ales, wood-fired flatbread-style pizza, sandwiches, and salads. The menu will be sent to you approx. 1 week before the cruise to pre-order our selections.

Our next stop is the Garrett Co Museum of Transportation, filled with fascinating displays, and only a short walk from our ice cream stop.

Date and Time:  Saturday Aug 21 – Meet  at 9:00AM, leave by 9:15AM.

Meeting Place:   Sheetz  6272 PA-819, Mt Pleasant, PA 15666

Cruise Type: Leisure to Sporty

RSVP: AUG 9th to abarte@aol.com or text/call  724-244-4582

Limit  15  Cars
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Cruises / JULY 24 & 25 WPMC and PVGP 2021-- Back ON Track!!
« Last post by abarte123 on July 05, 2021, 06:46:00 PM »
After 2 years wait, the 2021 PVGP is ready to “Get Back on Track! This year the festivities start on July 11th with the Kick Off Rally followed by the Historics at  Pitt  Race on July 16-18th culminating in the  Schenley  Park  Vintage Races and International  Car Show on July  24/25th. This year the feature event will be Indy in the Park where more than a dozen cars that raced in the Indianapolis 500 along with their drivers and crews will be on display and will run demonstration laps. The best part of this event is all the proceeds go toward the Autisim Society Of Pittsburgh and the Merakey Allegheny Valley School.

 West Penn Miata Club will get together on Saturday July 24 in the Asian Car Section to enjoy our Miatas and each other’s company and watch the only remaining Vintage race still run on city streets. Please go to the registration web page located at  https://www.pvgp.org/car-shows/schenley/asian-car-show/ scroll down to the “Showclix” tab. The rate will be $40 for the weekend until Jun 30th when it increases to $50.  There are no single day discounts this year. Also note that registration closes on July 22 after which the registration fee increases to $60 and you must pay at the gate. 

The entrance to the International Car Show is at the top of Schenley Drive where it intersects Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill, just below the Shenley Park Golf Course Clubhouse. We usually enter at Gate D 
but actual instructions will be given on race day. Please note that your receipt will contain a QR code that will be scanned upon entry to facilitate a quick and touchless process.  So please print your receipt or save it in your phone and bring it with you.  The car shows run from 11:00AM to 5:00PM, Please arrive no earlier than 9:30 AM.
 
 WPMC’s main day will be Saturday. We will have a tent and tables set up. Please bring your own lawn chairs and drinks. Food is pot-Luck offering from all of us attending. Keep in mind that non-perishable items are best as there is no refrigeration is available. While snacks are always welcome, we would also suggest that more covered dishes given that in the past we ended up with lots of chips and junk food with very little variety. The tent and tables will remain in place for both days for anyone who wishes to attend on Sunday also. We will also need folks to take a turn staffing the information and merchandise table during the day. Please take a bit of time to help promote our club and to meet with prospective members.  So, please make plans to ZOOM on over to Schenley park on July 24th 

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Cruises / SAT JULY 17- ATWOOD LAKE
« Last post by ZoomZ on July 05, 2021, 05:00:37 PM »
Atwood Lake Cruise by Bill and Juliette Flasche
Want something different? Well how about starting a cruise northwest of Pittsburgh. Yes, northwest – in Chippewa. There’s no mountains, but plenty of curvy, hilly, and just plain open country roads just waiting to be driven - Miata sporty / zommin cruising for those who like the open spaces. We will be having waterfront dining at the Atwood Lighthouse Bistro on the shores of Atwood Lake, and ice cream at Katie’s Korner back in Chippewa. Now that’s what life is all about.
Date and Time: July 17, 2021 at 9:30 AM, depart at 10:00 AM
Place: Get-Go gas station PA Rt 51 and PA Rt 588 Chippewa - From the East: PA Turnpike west to Rt 18 South to Rt 251 West (Right) to Rt 51 East (Left) two traffic lights to Get Go (set back) on the right From Pittsburgh: Rt 65 North onto Rt 51 North to Rt 588 (Left) into Get-Go
Cruise Type: Sporty / Zoomin
RSVP before Friday July 9th to 724-935-0872 or jflasche@juno.com
 
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Cruises / SAT & SUN -OCT 9 & 10 FALL FOLIAGE & TRAIN RIDE
« Last post by ZoomZ on July 05, 2021, 12:31:21 PM »
:)    FALL FOLIAGE & TRAIN RIDE
                                                    BY
                                      JOE & LINDA ZIMLIKI

October ,when hopefully fall foliage is in full force , we will zoom our Miata down south to state of Maryland on some really great windy roads.  This trip is an overnighter.  We will take some great curvy roads to town of Cumberland, Maryland, the  spot where three historic means of transportation was started along the Potomac River.  The three were the C & O Canal, National Road, “the road that built a nation”, and B&O Railroad.  We will visit the C&O Canal National Historic Park Museum.   Museum explains how the canal was built and struggles to built it.  There is a life size replica of a canal boat on the park’s property.  Also there is Western Maryland Railroad Station, you can visit their train shop.  There  is also Cumberland Train Museum.  At the Canal Place there are numerous speciality shoppes.

Sunday we zoom to Potomac Eagle in West Virginia.  Where we will take a 3 hour excursion on train along southern branch of Potomac to the 6 miles trough.  The trough is a narrow passage where only canoes, train and eagles can go.  There are 8 documented eagle nests in the trough.  You are bound to see at least one eagle.  It is a beautiful ride to trough where you can use open air car to view the trough. 

Rooms at the hotel will be given up by Sept 9 that is why I am advertising the trip early.  We are taking 28 people.  If interested please notify me.  Once I have your check for train trip I will send you hotel information..

Date: Sat & Sun Oct 9 & 10

Meeting Place : Get Go
                         1100 Mountain Laurel Plaza
                          Route 30 
                          Latrobe 
                         
Time:  8:00 AM

Type of Cruise: Zoomin  & Sporty

COST:  $50 per person train ride
            $94 plus taxes hotel
             Free - Museums

Limit:  28 People

RSVP:  By Sept 1 too Linda Zimliki@ lzimliki@westpennmiataclub.com
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Cruises / Re: Drake Well Museum Cruise Titusville
« Last post by ZoomZ on July 05, 2021, 12:25:18 PM »
Vickie, everyone had a nice day.  Temperature was hot but we dealt with it.  Very informative in Drake Well building with guide there.
ZoomZ
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Cruises / Re: JOINT CRUISE WITH THE PRESQUE ISLE MIATA CLUB FROM ERIE, PA
« Last post by ZoomZ on July 05, 2021, 12:16:49 PM »
Ron & Pat really great roads.  It was nice to get together with PIMC.  .
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Cruises / Re: Miata reunion October 22-24
« Last post by ZoomZ on July 05, 2021, 12:12:54 PM »
Mike, we have two cars going, Zimliki's and Barteks.  It is the first event like this on Eastern Coast.  Mazda has one on West Coast.
ZoomZ
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Cruises / Re: Town and Country Cruise
« Last post by ZoomZ on July 05, 2021, 12:09:10 PM »
Very nice cruise!  You maneuvered thru town of Sewickley very well, not losing anybody.  I didn't know Sewickley has so may twisty roads.  Restaurant, Speers Street Grill, was very good.
ZoomZ
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Cruises / Re: Drake Well Museum Cruise Titusville
« Last post by DaveKopco on June 27, 2021, 10:13:01 AM »
Thanks to Vickie for a fun cruise.  The roads were great and the museum was something to see. The restaurant was a good choice and had no trouble serving all of us at once.  It's always fun to cruise with other Miata owners.
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Cruises / Re: Drake Well Museum Cruise Titusville
« Last post by shacolaid on June 26, 2021, 08:51:02 PM »
Great time today. Thank you to Vickie and Linda for leading the pack and Joe for helping out Carl.
Thank you to Dave and Brian and the other members who made me feel welcome.
I loved blasting down the country roads. That’s what the Miata was made for. And the race track ;)
Looking forward to the vintage GP and other future events.
Best
Michael
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