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Drive with us Saturday the 15th of June and enjoy what I think is the prettiest town in Kentucky and back roads driving too! We leave the Starbucks parking lot at 12605 Taylorsville Road near I-265 at 10:45 A.M. (If you are arriving on I-265, take the Taylorsville Road exit and head West a little about 2 blocks the Starbucks will be on the right just past the Kroger etc. There is an entrance road just past the Starbucks store.) Of course you can just proceed out Taylorsville Road from J-Town and the Starbucks will be on your left.
Hello miata club,
I thought your club members might be interested in our upcoming open
track event at the Atlanta Motorsports Park May 24 – 25. It is open
to all makes and models. We are offering a 10% discount for anyone who
registers before 2/15/13. The flyer and more information is available
on our website: www.musiccitymustangclub.org
Thanks for helping to spread the word about our event.
Music City Mustang Club
This article from Classic Motorsports Magazine was submitted by Michael Cowan.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Historic Sportscar Racing announce David Hobbs to Be the Grand Marshal at the 2013 Classic Motorsports Mitty
BRASELTON, Ga.—The Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty presented by Mazda, the oldest and largest historic car event on the East Coast, will return to Road Atlanta April 26-28, 2013. Sanctioned by the Historic Sportscar Racing Association, the 37th Mitty will bring together cars ranging from 1950s classics to current models.
Road racing legend David Hobbs will serve as the grand marshal for Speedfest at the 2013 Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Mazda. In addition, the event will feature the Can-Am cars that so many greats, including Hobbs, drove during the ’60s and ’70s.
Can-Am won’t be the only showcased group, as the event’s featured marque is MG. Event organizers have a challenge for MG and Miata owners: Who can put more cars on track during Saturday’s lunch break?
About David Hobbs:
David Hobbs has three decades of international racing experience at all levels, from sports car and touring car racing to Indy car, IMSA, Can-Am, NASCAR and Formula 1 competition. He has participated in the Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of Daytona and the Daytona 500.
In 1971 Hobbs won the U.S. Formula 5000 championship for Carl Hogan by winning five of eight rounds. Twelve years later, he claimed the Trans-Am series championship.
Thirty years ago, driving an outdated McLaren, Hobbs finished right behind the dominating Porsche 917/10s during the series’ Road Atlanta round. At the end of the year, he was seventh in the championship behind five Porsches and a lone Lola.
Hobbs’s Can-Am career included two other milestones: He drove Peter
Bryant’s titanium Ti 22 as well as the Lola T310, the machine billed as the lowest
and widest car to ever run the series.
Since retiring from competition, he has been the American voice for Formula 1.
Starting this year, he will anchor NBC’s coverage.
This article was sent by Michael Cowan.
Apr 26 – Apr 28 at Road Atlanta, GA Road Atlanta has been home to the Classic Motorsports Mitty since its inception, and there’s no better place or time to enjoy a motorsports daydream. Join us April 26-28, 2013, for a long weekend of action both on and off the track. HSR, handles the on-track action, while the Classic Motorsports staff organizes the infield festivities. David Hobbs, our grand marshal, has run nearly everything: Can-Am, Indy, Formula 1, Formula 5000, Trans-Am, NASCAR, IMSA GTP, (Read More)
Hi Everyone, and thanks so much for coming out last Saturday for the May Cars and Coffee event!! What a beautiful, fun filled day with so many things to talk about!
A huge thanks to everyone that came out and supported our cause, the coffee and great food along with your support helped us raise more money than we have at any Cars and Coffee event so far!
For those of you that did not make it out, We are proud to announce our NEW LOCATION for Cars and Coffee beginning in June. From now on, Cars and Coffee for Dystonia will be held in the Captains Quarters Parking lot off River Rd.
As you all know, Cars and Coffee is quickly becoming a very well know Car event in Louisville and amazing as it is, we have outgrown the Prospect Pointe parking lot. We have been searching for a new venue the past few months and while trying to keep this event convenient for all that attend, we were able to team up with Captains Quarters restaurant in the hopes of making the event bigger and better.
Beginning Saturday June 9th, join us at 5700 Captains Quarters Rd, on the river where we have access to the ENTIRE parking lot. Captains Quarters will be serving coffee and breakfast snacks all to benefit Jacob's Cars and Coffee for dystonia project. All proceeds from the event benefit the foundation we support, Bachmann-Strauss dystonia and parkinson foundation. (www.dystonia-parkinsons.org)
As we get settled in our new location, we have lots of fun ideas we plan to implement. We feel like this new venue will only grow with us as we continue to encourage Jacob to help fund a cure for Dystonia thru his passion of cars.
Please make sure to come out and help us celebrate our new location!
See you all June 9th 9-11am at Captains Quarters!
May 2012 Ride and Dine
Owensboro International BBQ Festival
The forecast for this trip was cloudy with a chance of heartburn.
Five cars met at the Thornton's on US31W south of the Gene Snyder Freeway junction for a trip to Owensboro, KY for the annual International Barbeque Festival.
First Ride and Dine of the Year
Today, March 24th, the club went for its first Ride and Dine of the year. It was an excellent trip that was a great start for another few months of enjoying the perfect weather for an outing.
We met at McDonald's in Middletown, and after invigorating ourselves with a sampling of their culinary delights, we assembled our 9 cars for the ride. The morning was perfect for the drive; clear skies and cool temperatures. But not so cool that it kept us from putting the top down to let the spring pollen have full access to our allergies.
We headed out Shelbyville Road (US-60) through Frankfort where it joins US-460. The redbuds were in full bloom and the fields were covered in the bright green of spring grass. There were also dogwoods in bloom and many trees were beginning to bud.
We followed US-460 through Georgetown and on toward Paris. That road goes past some of Kentucky's finest horse farms with their stone fences, neatly trimmed hedges and manicured fields.
We passed one farm for sale to anyone who wants a small weekend place for a retreat – 118 acres and 50 stalls as main features.
There were cars everywhere! The small parking lot was full, cars were parked on the side of the road and in a field across the road. Several tables outside the small converted house were fully occupied by diners and the line to order stretched out the front door.
As we followed the line inside to place our orders, we passed two cases of tasty-looking deserts. Of course, they put those up front! By the time you reach the register to order, you can't resist temptation and order way more than you should.
The lunch menu includes an assortment of salads, po-boys (the proper spelling, by the way), samiches (their spelling, not mine), BBQ, and vegetarian fare. You can see the full menu on their web site at http://www.windycornermarket.com/.
After everyone was sufficiently stuffed, we gathered outside for a little socializing before threatening weather led us to get on the superslab I64 for a quick trip back to Louisville.
Jeffersontown Kentucky has had an annual Gaslight Festival for 42 years. Last year they added a car show which my neighbor and I attended. Despite being held in a parking lot on Hurstbourne Lane, they had a pretty interesting batch of cars. This year they have moved into J-Town proper and it will be visible from Taylorsville Road. My neighbor and I both plan to show again this year and I think weather permitting, it'd be a fun show for the Miata Club as well.
GASLIGHT FESTIVAL CAR SHOW IN JEFFERSONTOWN ON SATURDAY 17 September @ 1:00 p.m. in the 10000 block of Taylorsville Road. Hope to see a good crowd of Miatas there.
Miata Passes 900,000 Built Mark!
From AutoWeek.com :
Mazda on Friday built its 900,000th MX-5 Miata, raising the bar on its Guinness World Record for best-selling two-seat sports car.
The MX-5 Miata originally set the record in May 2000, when production reached 531,890 units. But the record was updated when production reached 700,000 units and again when production reached 800,000 units.
Note: I have been informed by a Corvette owner that the record is for marques that have registered with Guinness and that there have been over 1.5 million Corvettes so far. I guess we all need to go trade for a new ride to help overtake them. And, since the Miata has only been in production for 22 years to the Corvette’s 58, we might well do it.