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Old 04-17-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Only in Michigan will you see a girl washing and waxing her miata when there is snow still on the ground!

My driveway and the roads are finally clear in Traverse City, MI (aside from massive potholes)! Took her out yesterday to wash the dust off and went for a ride. I'm dorkishly excited for the nice weather ahead... and the mods this summer.



Still too cold for top-down driving. My soft top doesn't like to flex in 40 degree weather.

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Old 04-17-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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That's a nice looking Miata. You plan on racing it in some capacity or just enjoying it on the street?
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Nice looking NB.
I washed my car a couple weeks when it was like 38F. That was a mistake.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:03 PM   #4
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That's a nice looking Miata. You plan on racing it in some capacity or just enjoying it on the street?
A little bit of both worlds Unfortunately there isn't a whole lot of tracks in the area.
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I'm surprised people in Michigan have enough money to even buy a car...
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beautiful car!
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:27 PM   #7
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I'm surprised people in Michigan have enough money to even buy a car...
I'm one of the lucky ones who landed a good job. Took me 10 years of struggling. Damn right I'm going to blow all my hard earned money on my cars!
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:44 PM   #8
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I'm surprised people in Michigan have enough money to even buy a car...
It isn't rosy yet but it is slowly coming around (emphasis on slowly). There are jobs but many are part time or temp to perm. Benefits are unheard of!

Nice looking car ReallyRottenTurbo. Glad you took yours out. I have seen precious few "summer toys" out yet. Last snow we had they salted the roads to death and yesterday you could still see crystals at the intersections. With the current rain the roads will be clean.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:02 PM   #9
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Only in Michigan will you see a girl washing and waxing her miata when there is snow still on the ground!
What is this "snow" of which you speak? Is it a naturally occurring phenomenon?

I'm familiar with smog, which we still have a bit of from time to time here in southern California, although it doesn't usually settle on the ground.
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Chicago here... Weather sucks... lol
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:36 PM   #11
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What is this "snow" of which you speak? Is it a naturally occurring phenomenon?

I'm familiar with smog, which we still have a bit of from time to time here in southern California, although it doesn't usually settle on the ground.
Haha I guess you could call snow the frozen and wet ground version of smog.
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Chicago here... Weather sucks... lol
I've been there! Not this time of year though. It's always so windy
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It looks like you're ready for Baja with your current 4x4 status :P

For serious though, sweet car, jealousness of the Titanium gray MSM.
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A little bit of both worlds Unfortunately there isn't a whole lot of tracks in the area.
Grattan and Gingerman are both within 3 hours of you.
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Grattan and Gingerman are both within 3 hours of you.
Don't forget waterford which is about as close as well.
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......there is snow still on the ground........ nice weather ahead........Still too cold for top-down driving..........My soft top doesn't like to flex in 40 degree weather.........

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Nice MSM wish my paint still looked that good.
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there isn't a whole lot of tracks in the area.
Depends on what you mean by area, and what you mean by track.

I do autocross every other week in the summer. It's not high speed stuff but it's fun and I learn a lot. If you haven't done that I recommend it. You definately have the right car.

Also, Gingerman is in Michigan correct? I live in Illinois and I will be there a couple times this year. (not racing mind you, I am not ready to risk my daily driver).
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It has been over 80 degrees consistently for a month and pushing 90 once this week. I went up to Georgia for a trackday last weekend and had to wear my firesuit in the morning to keep warm. It was 80 by midday.

I'm already worrying about increasing my cooling efficiency for when it actually gets hot.

Oh, and welcome!
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snow in michigan does not mean wash the car

it means get a sixer of bell's winter white and get souped.
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