Reb with his Del-Val tattoo
Saturday night at the drive-in, the Del Val Miata club gathers
to show off its spirit! Del-Val is the largest local chapter of
the Miata Club of America. For information on joining,
Reb participated in the "Hot laps" at the Nelson Ledges race course on
Friday and Saturday. Reb turned in respectable times of 1:56 and 1:51 on
the two mile course, even though he had never driven on a race course before!
Mazda was showing off their M-Speedster, and they even
took it onto the racetrack. It served as the pace car for many of the
parade laps and hot laps. Here's a picture of it coming into the pits
at Nelson Ledges.
Stef showed off her poodle skirt before heading off to the drive in
on Friday night. At the theater, there were about 250 miatae. The
Miata gathering managed to
fill the entire theater!
Andy Goldt, president of the Del-Val club, coming into the
pits at the end of her Saturday hot laps session.
Saturday evening at the Crawford Auto museum, Reb & Stef found the only
two seats to be had during the cocktail hour. Where else, but in Mazda's
M-Speedster concept car!
There were tours through the area near the race track. One of the highlights
was a tire test and mini-autocross sponsored by Dunlop. Here, Reb & Stef are
getting ready to take a spin on Dunlop Dave's tires.
We've always thought that Miata club people were kind
and considerate. Fortunately, we only ran into one
crab at the Cleveland event.
At the end of the rally we all got to tour the unopened Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. We were the first group tour through the facility. It was about one week prior to opening and there was still a lot of work being done. We took a group photo outside prior to entering.
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