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Cruises / Video Clips from the WV Cruisin' Event, September 17, 2022
« Last post by TedMerklin on September 19, 2022, 02:02:18 PM »
Hey all -

Ron and Pat Hoffman led a great cruise on Saturday to Blackwater Falls - I set up a GoPro in my windshield and caught some chase video behind the leaders, and thought I'd share here.

Please note - the clips are not necessarily in chronological order, more like highlights than documentation.

Also, apologies for the camera angle at times - the camera tries to use gyroscopes and AI to stabilize and the WV twisties and sweepers were too much for it at times.  I swear, it was mounted levelly!

Thanks again for leading!

Cruises / Re: Peace and Harmony Cruise info July 16,2022
« Last post by on July 19, 2022, 09:32:42 PM »
Karin and I want to thank everyone who participated in our cruise.  It sprinkled a bit however the warm camaraderie shown from the group made all the planning worthwhile.  For this we thank you.  See you on an upcoming event.

Karin & Dan Flanagan
Cruises / Flight 93 Memorial Cruise
« Last post by clawsonde on June 24, 2022, 03:17:55 PM »
Flight 93 National Memorial Cruise
Shanksville, PA August 13, 2022
By Dennis Clawson

I hadn’t been to the 911 crash site since within months of that fateful day in 2001. My visit to the Memorial Park was surprising because of the size, magnitude and solemnity of what is now a National Park dedicated to the victims of that day.

We will cruise to the site from the Laurel Mountain Plaza in Latrobe, PA,  stopping for lunch at the spacious Coal Miners Cafe in Jennerstown.  The menu can be found online at › our-coal-miners-cafe-jennerstown-online-menu

The total time at the memorial will be about one and a half to two hours.  We will attend a 30-minute presentation at 1:30 by the rangers at the flagpole in the memorial plaza.  A walking tour at the memorial plaza near the crash site can be downloaded to smart phones and tablets or dialed up on your cell phone.  The visitor center building is very spacious and displays many artifacts, exhibits and little-known facts about that fateful day.  And of course, it houses a gift shop. The park also includes the tower of voices, a tower that has 40 massive aluminum wind chimes.   One chime for each victim. A wealth of information about the park can be found online at   

Ice cream will be enjoyed at the Lincoln Cafe just a mile or two from the park on route 22.

Admission is free to all.

Meeting Place: Laurel Mountain Plaza Route 22 Latrobe, PA.    Meet at 9:00 and Depart at 9:30
 RSVP: by August  7 to:   Dennis Clawson at or text or call my cell phone 814-932-4938.

Cruises / Peace and Harmony Cruise info July 16,2022
« Last post by on June 05, 2022, 11:35:10 AM »
Please join us on July 16 for our leisure ride through roads near the Ohio/Pennsylvania border.  A stop at The Apple Castle is on the itinerary (Please leave room in your trunk for fresh produce, a variety of apples and Amish donuts).  We will end with a late lunch at Harmony Inn in Harmony Pa., then on to ice cream at ICE BOX Creamery in Zelienople.   

DATE & TIME: July 16, 2022. Meet at 9:00 am, Leave 9:30 AM


LOCATION:  MEET @ PORT AUTHORITY PARK & RIDE LOT (Port Authority Drive) off University Blvd. in Moon Twp. behind the Sheetz (9002 University Blvd. Moon Twp. PA 15108) 2000 feet or so just off business Route 376.

LUNCH:  Harmony Inn, Harmony PA

RSVP: By July 9, 2022 to karinf2@verizon .net

When you RSVP please go to The website:
Select Harmony Inn, 230 Mercer Street for the menu and select your lunch items (DRINKS CAN BE ORDERED AT RESTAURANT) and forward to by July 9, 2022.

Looking forward to seeing you on July 16!
Tech Talk / Member Recommendations on Battery Replacements for 89' to 98' Miatas
« Last post by GHK on June 06, 2021, 12:51:48 PM »
To all out there who have replaced their Miata car batteries.....especially those with NA models, 1989 to 1998 with the battery in the trunk. What have you used and what are your experiences?
Miscellaneous / Wheel,tires and a cure for the common vibration
« Last post by Bobbyt on July 11, 2020, 03:50:21 PM »
If your car is an NA model with inherent vibration at 65 miles an hour, or if you are just looking for vibration free driving at any speed with any of the four iterations of the Miata, I have a suggestion.

The Hunter Road Force Balance Machine.

Not available at most tire shops, these machines mimic the tire on an actual road as it completes the balance process.  This is the best balance I have experienced.

Discount tire on McKnight road has three of these machines and they will be glad to demonstrate this method while you watch.

This is a new foray by this National chain in to western Pennsylvania and they do nothing but tires, mounting and balancing and they do it better than anyone.

I would go out of my way to go there for my tire needs, and I do.  They want to have a tech session for our club when we are Covid Clear.  Tell them Bobby from the Miata club sent you.  You will not regret it!

Videos / The Twelve Days of Christmas
« Last post by SteveLapp on December 14, 2019, 11:05:57 AM »
Check out this video from the 2019 WPMC Christmas Party of our members performing The Twelve Days of Christmas!
Videos / Watkins Glen - 2
« Last post by SteveLapp on November 11, 2019, 03:01:17 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.
Videos / Lime Rock
« Last post by SteveLapp on November 04, 2019, 03:40:02 PM »
Some track video from racing school at Lime Rock - no need to ask what kind of car I was driving!
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