The car club for New York Long Island and Metro New York Miata Enthusiasts!
The Big Apple Miata Club, located on Long Island, NY, is a group dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of the Mazda Miata through events, meetings and gatherings. Our goals are to have fun, drive safe and enjoy our cars.
The club members enjoy their Miatas during weekend and day tours throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions. A mainstay of every ride is enjoying the bounty of restaurants located along our routes with the good company of other members. Since the club is mainly involved in touring, we look forward to the ideas that new members can contribute.
We welcome all who share our passion for the Miata and enjoy interesting rides and the company of fellow members. We hope you enjoy your visit and consider joining The Big Apple Miata Club.
President's Late Summer Newsletter
Well, August weather has seen a long stretch of hot and humid 90's temps. Frank and Cathy led us on a ride out east to the 8 Hands Farm. 8 Hands signifying the 4 folks who run the farm. We were given a private tour by one of the owners on a particularly hot and humid day so the farm smells were quite strong. All the animals are grass fed and all the produce is 100% organically grown. The club had a nice lunch at a local Greek Restaurant near Orient Point after touring the farm. Thanks to Frank and Cathy for putting this together.
Next up, Lew and Barbara hosted a 2 night ride to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. They had pre-run this trip several weeks earlier and had made arrangements for us regarding private parking, local tour information, and most important, places we might like to eat.
On Friday we took a tour of a running 19th century farm. The Quiet Valley Historical Farm is run by folks in costurme who live as people would live in those days. From making clothes, smoking meat, and spinning yarn from wool.
On Saturday we went into Jim Thorpe, PA and took an open air ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. The trip ran next to the river rapids and a scenic bike trail. Following the ride we drove over to the Jim Thorpe monument and grave site and then up to Penn's Peak for a fabulous view from the mountain top. Thanks to Lew and Barbara for a well planned and interesting weekend. Everyone attending really enjoyed themselves.
We hope some new members might consider running a day ride to get their feet wet. Maybe something out east. We have plenty of members willing to help out. So think about it. See you at the next meeting.