10-08-2012, 08:29 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Total Cats: 0
The Houston Miata Club aka "Miata Mania" Team.
There is a God and he absolutely loves Miatas and their owners! The weather was perfect (considering that this is Texas). The activities were plentiful (some cheap, some not-so-cheap, and some free). The sponsors were generous and numerous. The scenery was breath-taking (other than the ocean and the beaches). I can truthfully say that there was something for everyone at this 2012 Texas Miata Roundup.
My compliments to Paul Flores. He plotted the route to MSR Houston for the Karting event. It's add extension to the Bluewater Run made the touches that put the topping on a nice run. The participants to the Bluewater Run were so fired up from the fun run that when they arrived at MSRH, they also had to go karting. The Ferry Runs were fun and the ferry run in the daylight hours had the added thrill of the porpoises (20) that followed and played along side.
The scenery…There was the beauty of the morning sun over the horizon, just kissing the Gulf waters as it rose and framed with our Galveston beach. There was the general view, from the balcony of the Hotel that enhanced the whole experience. Then...there was the view of the Texas Teen Pageant contestants (Friday) AND...the Miss Texas Pageant contestants (Saturday) ALL STAYIN' AT THE HOTEL!!!! Beautiful women, the beautiful wives, the beautiful girlfriends and our beautiful friends surrounded.
I wish that we had taken the names of the raffle prize winners but leave it said the Blue Bonnet Club has got to be the luckiest, as one of their members was the winner of the Grand Prize Fat Cat Motorsport suspension. There were several Clubs that also went home with some nice winnings from Moss Motors, Flyin Miata, BEGI, Fast Forward Superchargers, Bob Thiery, Rspeed, Auto Xpressions, Louis Lester and Jackie Lambert. Some new members of the Houston Miata Club parlayed their membership immediately into the Fast forward fuel rail (raffle) and the Moss short shifter kit (Karting event FTD). How lucky is that? To become a new member and walk away having at least tripling your money.
Everyone may have thought it sadistic having to wait until all the raffle prizes were gone before picking the ticket for the Grand Prize. The winners of the previous prizes did not know whether the applause was for the raffle prize they had just won or for the remaining “non-winners” that still were in the running for the Grand Prize. The tension was “classic”. You could see the disappointment on the remaing raffle ticket holders that had been deprived of any trinket of a reminder of this 2012 Texas Miata Roundup, as our younger group would say "epic".
When the announcement was made that all remaining ticket holder come up and have their ticket redeemed for one of the new LED flashlights, you should have seen the stampede! You had to have been there. It was great. Everybody won something!
I want to notify everyone! Next years Roundup will be hosted by the Blue Bonnet Club of San Antonio. If...and this is just conjecture on my part, if they host, the likelyhood is that it will incorporate the "Three Twisted Sisters". I've said it many times before these are listed in the Motorcycle Roads of Texas as the best roads in Texas for riding. GO!
Houston Miata Club