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British Car Show at Berry College

May 12, 2012 Leave a comment


Today started with a nice breakfast at CB. John  and Bob  joined Sharon and I. We had a couple of sprinkles on the way to the restaurant but the rest of the day was rain free. John was nice enough to volunteer to lead and we drove down to Ringgold and took the 151 route that we’ve taken before. It’s a much prettier route than straight down 27 even if it was overcast. Thanks John!


The turnout for the show was the smallest I’ve seen at the event. The threat of rain must have been a big factor. I took some pics and they’re posted at the link below. Maybe next year will be better and we also have the Southern British Car Clubs’ (Chattanooga club) event in November (11/3/12) if you missed todays’ show. It’s not as big but is usually a very good show.

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Miatas at the Gap XVI

April 20, 2012 Leave a comment

The time is approaching for Miatas at the Gap.  Mark your calendars and watch the group postings for more information on a group run to The Gap for this event.

To find out more about this event check out the Miatas at the Gap website.

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Impromptu Dragon 2-9-2012

February 9, 2012 1 comment

I led Brooks Northern, Terry Johnson and Bill “Sureshot” Branning on a quick Dragon Impromptu run today. We made two quick runs and were home by 1:00pm! Our first run was clear all the way to the Motorcycle resort. Our second run was slowed by a Camery about half way. Fun was had by all. Here’s a picture I made of our cars at the overlook. Left to right is my Copper Red 2007, Brooks’ Sunlight Silver 2001, Terry’s True Red 2010 and Sureshot’s White 1991. You can click on the image to see a full size version.

Deals Gap Tail of the Dragon Overlook Scenic City Miatas 2-8-2012

Deals Gap   Tail of the Dragon   Overlook   Scenic City Miatas   2-9-2012

-Phil Thach

Christmas Lights Run

December 12, 2011 1 comment

We had a great time on the Christmas Lights Run Sunday night!  After some good food and good conversation at Panera, Bob did a great job taking us around to some Chattanooga neighborhoods with some pretty good lights.  He saved the best for last with a true “grand finale!”  Thanks Bob for keeping the tradition alive, and thanks to all that came out and supported the event.  We can’t wait for next year!  Yes, I did decide to decorate my Miata with Christmas lights.  Maybe that wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had. lol  I’ll be peeling off that double-sided tape until spring!

Please excuse my poor photography skills.  It’s a new camera so I can still blame them on that for now.

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Miatas At The Gap XV

July 29, 2011 Leave a comment

Hopefully everyone has seen the banter on the email forum by now, but just in case you missed it, here’s the scoop:

The club is heading out on Saturday, 7/30/11 from the Cracker Barrel at Exit 11 (Ooltewah) to Deal’s Gap for the annual Miatas at the Gap gathering. We will be leaving at 9 AM sharp. See you there!

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Saturday Drive on June 25

June 20, 2011 Leave a comment

We’re going to meet at the Panera Bread at Northgate Mall at 6 PM and will be making our way up to Steve’s Landing in Soddy-Daisy for some good food. We’ll have some fun on the way up, and I’m hoping to do a little bit of running up and down the mountain after dinner.

Good food and fun roads…What more do you need?
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British Car Day in Rome

May 14, 2011 Leave a comment

We had a good time in Rome, GA for the British Car Day at Berry College. We also had some great homemade pie afterwards, which is a plus to any Miata run! Thanks to Brooks for leading us down.

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Impromptu “Dogwood” Run 4-7-2011

April 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Henson Gap Dogwood Shot

I led Ron, Jerry, Tom2 and Tom & Sharon on the regular loop but in the reverse direction of the way we usually go. We took the new Henson Gap detour. Then Tom led us around the brow of Signal Mountain and down the W road. It was a nice day for a drive and I was pleased with the turn out with less than 24 hours notice on a work day!


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Impromptu Drive 3-3-11

March 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Northgate Mall Line Up 3-3-11

We had a great turn out for a Thursday. Five cars! Not bad at all. I led Brooks, Tom & Sharon, Newcomer James and John from our regular Northgate Mall starting spot to Roberts Mill Road and down the back side of the mountain. We detoured from our regular route and ran Henson Gap Road up and then back down. Now that’s a fun road! Then we continued on our regular path to Powell’s Crossroads and then over Suck Creek Mountain. I can’t speak for everyone but I had a blast!


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Happy 10th Anniversary!

November 17, 2010 3 comments

So it happened yesterday, while many of us were eating dinner. The milestone of 10 years since the first Scenic City Miatas meeting passed by. We’re now 10 years old! In celebration of this we will be having our 10th Anniversary dinner on Thursday, November 18th at the Blue Ribbon Cafe in Soddy-Daisy.

We’ll be leaving at 6:00 P.M. from the parking lot of Northgate Mall just behind the Outback Steakhouse on Highway 153. If you miss the caravan, just meet us there! Here is the address of the restaurant:  9705 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN.

Please RSVP on the forum so we can get a head count. If you can’t RSVP please still feel free to come, but we all benefit from an accurate head count.

See you there!


This photo was taken November 16, 2000 at the first meeting.

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