Important Dates


August Meeting:

August 12th


Meeting at 7:00PM

Marco Polo Restaurant
300 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301

Board Meeting:

Date: TBA

September Meeting:


TBA

Marco Polo Restaurant
300 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301

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Monthly Club Meeting
NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE!!

Join us at our Monthly Club Meeting, Tuesday, August 12th at our new location, Marco Polo Global Restaurant,300 Liberty Street SE, Salem. This month's meeting will ba a wrap up of Explore Oregon 2014 and to make plans for our trip to the Miata 25th Anniversary Celebration at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, CA, September 5-7, 2014. This event will also be an attempt at the Guiness Book of World Records for the most Miata's at a single event. The current record is 683 cars at an event in the Netherlands in 2013, if you are interested in being part of this historic event sign_up here Miatas at Mazda Raceway and then join us at this meeting to make plans for our journey down and back. Please RSVP for this meeting so we can make the approiate reservation, many of us eat dinner during the meeting!



Saturday Morning Coffee

Join us for coffee every Saturday morning at 9:00 for coffee and comrawderie at the Subway at 5765 Commercial St SE. We are trying to be more organized about taking a drive after coffee, so watch for details about planned Saturday morning drives here!

Join us and other car entusiaists on the LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH for Keizer Cars and Coffee, A community of car enthusiasts that gather the last Saturday of every month from May through September to comingle, drink coffee and check out the many beautiful rides within our area. We meet at the Keizer Station Starbucks 7:30-9:30am


25 Years of Miata: Miatas at Mazda Raceway

Don't miss the chance to be part of this historic event
Save the Date: September 5-7, 2014

Miata owners from all over North America and the rest of the world will descend on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the Monterey area in early September to celebrate a quarter century of their favorite sports car - already in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s favorite production sports car. Mazda is going all out for the event, and best of all, everything will be free of charge except for the hot laps! The current record is 683 cars at an event in the Netherlands in 2013, if you are interested in being part of this historic event sign_up here Miatas at Mazda Raceway



Explore Oregon 2015
"The Premier Summer Miata Tour Event"

July 16-19, 2015



"EXPLORE OREGON” is an annual premier multi-day event, organized by the Willamette Valley Miata club. Be prepared to enjoy some of Oregon’s most beautiful and historic scenery and explore the awesome back roads of the Southern Oregon Valley as we spend an incredible weekend in Grants Pass, OR.

Grants Pass-Our Destination

Grants Pass is where Pacific Northwest adventures begin! On the banks of Oregon’s legendary Rogue River, Grants Pass is among the greatest places in the American West for whitewater thrills, forest trails, fly fishing, friendly faces, and a dynamic local arts and entertainment scene. Come visit!

Grants Pass served as a stagecoach stop in the 1860's and became a rail head with the completion of the Oregon-California Railroad (now Southern Pacific) in 1884. The name was selected to honor General U.S. Grant's success at Vicksburg and the post office was established in 1865. Until after the turn of the century our name still retained the original spelling of Grant's Pass, using an apostrophe.



First hung on July 20th, 1920, the "It's The Climate" sign is a tribute to a great place to live, work, play and that we have great weather! The sign was an idea of local resident Mr. John Hampshire an engineer and road contractor. Arriving in Grants Pass in 1917, Mr. Hampshire started promoting the slogan he created, "It's The Climate", to all the local businesses. Mr. Hampshire received permission from the railroad (railroads owned most of the right of way in those early times), and he paid a sign company to create an "It's the Climate" sign. John Hampshire paid the entire cost of the sign, plus shipping, and donated it to Josephine County.

The "It's the Climate" sign just celebrated it's 90th birthday in 2010.

A city's heart and soul is its downtown and Grants Pass is no exception. In fact, with its National Historic District, outdoor Southern Oregon Growers Market, plenty of free off-street parking, and a new public restroom and visitor information office, downtown Grants Pass is very special. Long accustomed to low vacancy rates, the core business district of Grants Pass is alive with activity and opportunities for small businesses.

Grants Pass' Downtown is alive and thriving. Look around — from Antique Shops to Galleries to Restaurants, and Entertainment Venues, there’s always something to do and see in downtown Grants Pass.


Lodging

This year due to hotel size limitations to accommodate our group we had to book two hotels, the nice thing is that they are owned by the same company and the only thing that really separates them is a parking lot.

Hotel Option A: THERE ARE ONLY 25 ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THIS LOCATION!


The Lodge at Riverside The Lodge at Riverside is located along the scenic Rogue River just 2 miles from I5, convenient to Hellgate Jetboat Excursions, downtown shopping, Historic G Street and Applegate Valley wineries. We offer 33 oversized guestrooms and suites, most with private patios or balconies facing the Rogue River. All rooms feature pillow top beds with feather duvets, robes, iron and ironing boards, hairdryers, coffee makers, air conditioning and refrigerators. Complimentary parking, wireless Internet, cable TV with HBO and local phone calls. All accommodations include an evening wine reception, fresh baked cookies and deluxe continental breakfast.



ALL HOTEL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN “MAY 31, 2015” AFTER THIS DATE ROOM AVAILABILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED!


Room Type
Standard King 128.00 + tax
Standard Double Queen 128.00 + Tax
Deluxe King 175.00 + Tax
Deluxe Double Queen 175.00 + Tax

To reserve your guestroom call The Lodge at Riverside at 1-877-955-0600 or 541-955-0600 and identify themselves as participants of Explore Oregon to receive the special rates quoted. All reservation requests must be received on or before May 31, 2015. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing rates.

Hotel Option B: THERE ARE ONLY 47 ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THIS LOCATION!




Riverside Inn Located on the banks of the Rogue River in Grants Pass, Oregon, the Riverside Inn has 63 guest rooms, each with a private balcony overlooking the river. The largest full service hotel on the Rogue River, the Riverside Inn is just next door to Hellgate Jetboat Excursions, Taprock Northwest Grill and a few blocks away from the historic 'G' Street shopping and dining area in downtown Grants Pass.



ALL HOTEL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN “MAY 31, 2015” AFTER THIS DATE ROOM AVAILABILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED!


Room Type
Standard King 123.00 + tax
Standard Double Queen 123.00 + Tax
Deluxe King or Double Queen 133.00 + Tax
Deluxe Fireplace King 143.00 + Tax

To reserve your guestroom call Riverside Inn at 541-476-6873 and identify themselves as participants of Explore Oregon to receive the special rates quoted. All reservation requests must be received on or before May 31, 2015. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be provided on a space available basis at prevailing rates.

SATURDAY DINNER CRUISE

The OK Corral

This year in place of our usual Saturday Evening Dinner Banquet we have arranged a special treat, a dinner cruise to the beautiful OK Corral overlooking the Rogue River.

This 4-hour, 36-mile round trip through Hellgate Canyon stops down river at the guest exclusive OK Corral. Perched high above the Rogue River, the OK Corral is an old homestead w here we prepare an all-you-can-eat country dining experience. Great western home cookin’ combined with evening adventure makes this our most popular trip. The table will be set with a delicious relish tray to begin the meal, then tossed green salad with our famous honey-mustard dressing accompanied by our homemade piping hot corn bread and ranch-hand biscuits. Your server will bring out platters of country-style barbecued ribs and chicken, plus our signature ranch style potatoes and more. Topped off with dessert and accompanied by beer, wine, iced tea, lemonade, coffee and hot tea, soon you’ll be crying “enough!” And if that’s not enough, some uninvited guests – black tail deer, may very well join you. This trip is a feast for the eyes and the appetite.

Our transportation to dinner

How would you describe a Hellgate Jetboat Excursion ride? Our trips are best described as part scenic, part amusement. All fully-narrated trips feature the fun and exciting power thrill maneuvers such as our famous 360's and bow dunks. Also during the trip, your fun and knowledgeable boat pilot will slow things down to inform you on geological and historical points of interest, point out indigenous wildlife and provide e xtraordinary photo opportunities. But hold on to your hats because he'll be back on the throttle again! All trips include the legendary Hellgate Canyon. Our trips are informative and exhilarating making them suitable for the entire family. Be prepared to take in the majestic scenery, learn a little about the Wild and Scenic Rogue River and get wet!



Costs: $100.00 per person ($195/couple) - includes the Welcome reception; the Saturday evening dinner banquet; Explore Oregon T-Shirt, attendee pack with event stickers, maps, schedules and more!

DUE TO THE DEPOSIT FOR THE DINNER WE CANNOT DO ANY REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 3, 2015.

If you would like a polo shirt instead of a t-shirt, add $5.00 per shirt.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS: CHECK OR MONEY ORDER SENT TO:

WVMC
P.O. Box 20612
Keizer, OR 97307

OR YOU CAN PAY ONLINE USING THE PAYPAL LINK BELOW!
NOTE: CANADIAN RESIDENTS MUST USE PAYPAL

Explore Oregon 2015 Registration
Registration Options


Be sure to preregister on the WVMC website: http://www.oregonmx5.com/ (so we’ll know who is coming!). For more info, call 503-851-1549

REGISTRATION WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 150 PAID REGISTRATIONS AFTER THAT, A WAITING LIST WILL BE CREATED!


Event Schedule (TENTATIVE)
Thursday, July 16, 2015—Welcome Reception/ Registration 5:00-9:00
Friday, July 17, 2015—Scenic Guided Drives of various lengths. On your own for dinner.
Saturday, July 18, 2015—Scenic Guided Drives of various lengths.
DINNER CRUISE BOARDS AT 4:15
Sunday, July 19, 2015—Short morning drive.


More information will be posted on our website www.oregonmx5.com and emailed to all those registered as it becomes available!


Attendees:
* Chris and Karen McCarty - WVMC

"*" - Indicates Paid

Thank you for renewing your membership!

Fred and Sandi Holler
Ted and Ruth Ann Lewis



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