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Videos / Watkins Glen - 2
« Last post by SteveLapp on November 11, 2019, 04:01:17 PM »
Check out these track videos from Watkins Glen which were taken by Joe & Linda Zimliki.  They led this cruise to The Glen and the PA Grand Canyon.

https://youtu.be/QRR61bi-u-k

https://youtu.be/IEVHayavQ08

https://youtu.be/vjPLZMAlHQ0
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Videos / Lime Rock
« Last post by SteveLapp on November 04, 2019, 04:40:02 PM »
Some track video from racing school at Lime Rock - no need to ask what kind of car I was driving!

https://youtu.be/HKViydGad1Y
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Videos / Watkins Glen
« Last post by SteveLapp on November 04, 2019, 04:36:31 PM »
Check out these track videos by Dave and Luanne Kopco from their time on the Watkins Glen & PA Grand Canyon Cruise, led by Joe & Linda Zimliki:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_iuSsRoKYG1s4BGD60UjI87FOA0emlOs/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13bye6WTBj9YDKDpfpgGgbaFdc-dq12ux/
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Cruises / Laurel Highlands Miles of Smiles Cruise, Sept. 7
« Last post by DaveKopco on August 18, 2019, 05:18:54 PM »
Please join Luanne and I for our very first West Penn Miata Club cruise on Saturday, September 7th.  We have picked some of our most favorite Miata roads in Westmorland, Cambria, Somerset, and Bedford Counties for your driving enjoyment.  We are listing this as “sporty/zoomin” and there is no destination so put on your driving shoes and plan on a day of “driving”.  And, being in the Laurel Highlands also means some beautiful site seeing, for the passengers of course.  We like country roads that are not lined and hope that you will enjoy them too.  We will take one potty break before lunch and fit one more after lunch as well.  Speaking of lunch,we will be eating at The Boulevard  Grill, where the food is always great.  There will be a flight of steps at the restaurant, They have limited us to 24 people so I am limiting the cruise to 12 cars.  And of course, there will be ice cream at the end of the cruise.

Please join us as we get to highlight some of the fun roads in our back yard for a change.

We will meet at Mt Laurel Plaza, Rt. 30, Latrobe at 8:30am for a 9:00am start.

Please RSVP no later than Monday, Sept 2nd,  to dlkopco@gmail.com or by phone at (814)421-0857
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Classifieds / 1995 MIATA MX-5 FOR SALE
« Last post by ZoomZ on July 24, 2019, 10:02:47 PM »
1995 Miata MX5  $6,500
5 Speed
90,000 miles
New Convertible top and cover
New Wheels, tires, water pump, timing belt, radio with blue tooth
Contact John Ferriero
(412) 491-6149

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Cruises / 2019 ANNUAL WPMC PICNIC AUGUST 24TH
« Last post by Ron Hoffman on July 15, 2019, 10:33:04 PM »

Have you set aside Saturday, August 24, 2019 for our Club’s annual picnic? If not, then mark your calendars now. As in past years, the picnic is a good time just to relax and enjoy conversation with other club members, not to mention great food and fun games.

The picnic will be held at the same time and location as in previous years, from 11:00AM to 4:00PM at the Maple Grove in White Oak Park. Reservations are required and we’d appreciate everyone bringing a dish to share and fill our food table. As in the past, the Club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, condiments, soft drinks, water and paper products.

I need HELP!! I’m not that good at coming up with and organizing “fun” games so I can really use help coming up with games to play, organize and run at the picnic. I did find a website of suggested parking lot games for sports cars that might be of help. Go to: http://funkhana.com/

Lawn games such as but not limited to corn hole, bocce ball and horseshoes are also good. Please get back to me: rhoffman@westpennmiataclub.com or 724-392-7932 if you can help with a game. I would really appreciate any help you can provide.

We try to have a variety of food – appetizers, salads, covered dishes and of course desserts which always seem to be plentiful. Please sign up early if you really have a dish or dessert you must bring and “brag about” otherwise you may be asked to bring another dish if we start getting too much of one kind of food. Please RSVP to my wife Pat at pat.hof@hotmail.com or 724-392-7932 along with your food selection by August 17th.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and having “fun”!!

Directions to White Oak Park:
From Pittsburgh via the Parkway East (Approx. 11.2 mi. or 20 min.)
• Exit the Parkway at Forest Hills (Exit 8A) onto Ardmore Blvd. (Rte 30 East)
• Continue 8.8 mi. to Carpenter Lane (Sheetz on right) • Turn right on Carpenter Lane - go 1.4 mi. • Turn right into White Oak Park
• Continue through the park 1 mi. to Maple Grove (on right)

From Irwin PA Turnpike Exit 67 (Approx. 7.5 mi. or 14 min.)
• Take the Pittsburgh Rte 30 West ramp
• Proceed on Rte 30 west 5 mi. to Carpenter Lane (Sheetz on left)
• Turn left on Carpenter Lane - go 1.4 mi.
• Turn right into White Oak Park
• Continue through the park 1 mi. to Maple Grove (on right)

From Monroeville PA Turnpike Exit 57 (Approx. 10 mi. or 23 min.)
• Take the Monroeville Bus Rte 22 ramp
• Merge onto Bus Rte 22 West
• Immediately get into the left lane
• Turn left on Rte 48 south (Mosside Blvd.) at Parkvale Bldg.
• Continue 5.8 mi. on Rte 48 to Rte 30
• Turn left on Rte 30 East - go 1.7 mi. (Sheetz on right) • Turn right on Carpenter Lane - go 1.4 mi. • Turn right into White Oak Park
• Continue through the park 1 mi. to Maple Grove (on right)
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Cruises / FRI OCT 11 - SUN 0CT 13 -WATKINS GLENN & PA GRAND CANYON
« Last post by ZoomZ on July 14, 2019, 08:07:12 PM »
          ANNUAL FALL FOLIAGE
                                      WATKINS GLENN & PA GRAND CANYON
                                                                  BY
                                                    JOE & LINDA ZIMLIKI


This year we will be zoomin to Watkins Glenn.  We have found some great Miata roads
with some spectacular scenery.  When you say Watkins Glenn you immediately think of International Race Track and wineries.  You will drive your MX-5 on 3.4 mile Grand Prix storied road course for 2 laps behind a pace car.  After the 2 laps we will stop at Start/Finish Line where we will take your photo.  Not only will you drive the speedway track but we will drive the original street race course used 1948 - 1952.

You will be able to visit the many different wineries on Finger Lake region and visit the beautiful Watkins Glenn State Park.  Within two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past it’s breathtaking gorge with 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through the spray of Cavern Cascade.

On the way home Sunday, we will visit the Pa Grand Canyon.  In 1968 the National Park Service designated 12 miles as National Natural Landmark.  The gorge is 47 miles long with southern tip 1450 ft deep.  There is 2 parks with views of gorge.  They say best time to visit is autumn for foliage.  After visiting Pa Grand Canyon we will continue home by way  of more great Miata roads.

Have reserved a block of rooms in Dubois for Thursday Oct 10th.  If you wish to spend night before we leave for Watkins Glenn in Dubois instead of making trip early next morning, please let me know when you email me.  Cost for hotel is $79.90.

I have invited Trillium Club to join us.  There will be limit of 14 cars from our club.  Once you have made the list for cruise I will send you hotel information so you can make your reservation.  Reservations have to be made by September 11. 

DATE:  FRIDAY TRU SUNDAY OCT 11 - 13

TIME:  8:00 AM 

MEETING PLACE:  SHEETZ #148 - 2120 BLINKER PKWY, DUBOIS, PA 15801

CAR LIMIT:   14

COST:  $20 PER CAR FOR TRACK
           $79.90 PLUS TAXES - 2 DOUBLES - DUBOIS
             $104 PLUS TAXES - 2 QUEEN BEDS - WATKINS GLENN
             $114 PLUS TAXES - KING SUITE - WATKINS GLENN

RSVP:  lzimliki@westpennmiataclub.com

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Cruises / July 13th Cruisn Delight Cruise
« Last post by wjflasche on June 12, 2019, 02:40:31 PM »
Cruisn Delight Cruise
by Bill & Juliette Flasche

Not much to say about this cruise since we will not be going anywhere - we will just be doing what Miata's were built to do. We will be going up, down and around the back roads north of Pittsburgh with some of the best roads after lunch. So, plan a full day of "cruisn" in multi styles of driving.

Date & Time: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Meet at 9:30
AM and depart at 10:00 AM

Meeting Place: Sheetz at Rt 910 and I-79 in Wexford

RSVP: by July 5 to 724-935-0872, or jflasche@juno.com
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Cruises / July 27th Swallow Falls & Simon Pearce Outlet & Glassblowing Cruise
« Last post by abarte123 on June 01, 2019, 02:55:22 PM »
                                                               Swallow Falls & Simon Pearce Outlet & Glassblowing Cruise         
                                                                                     By Jack & Nancy Bartek
                                                                                     Saturday July 27, 2019
 

Please join us Saturday July 27, for a mid-summers cruise to scenic Garrett County, Maryland. We'll visit Swallow Falls State Park and Simon Pearce Glassblowing Factory & Outlet Store, where we'll get to tour the glass blowing operation. Lunch at a local restaurant followed by an ice cream stop to cap the day in true West Penn Miata Club fashion.   
 
Date and Time: Saturday  July 27 
Meeting time and Place:  to be announced 
Cruise Type:  Leisure to Sporty,  We have a space limit of 30 people, or approx 15 cars.
RSVP:  By Saturday  July 20  to Jack  Bartek  at abarte@aol.com   or text  724-244-4582. If you sign up and do not receive a reply,  please call.
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Cruises / Penn's Cave Criose
« Last post by cypher10 on June 01, 2019, 09:59:26 AM »
The trip will be on back roads through farm country in Blair and Center Counties.  Lunch at Duffs Tavern in Boalsburg.  We will meet at 10:00 am at the Sheetz at McKee just off route 99.  Call 814-635-3619 or email tomandkay111@comcast.net if you would like to join the fun.  Still have room for cars as of June 1 - but need to know soon.
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