Badgerland Miata Club




BMC 2021 Events
(click on links, below, for event information & registration)

January 23 : Sugar River Pizza - Post Event

April 17 : Tech Day and Ladies Day - Post Event

May 1 : Mud Run XII - Post Event

May 15 : SVRA Vintage Racing Festival/Breakfast - Road America

June 12 : Holiday Mazda Drive

June 26 : P-ing across Wisconsin Drive Post Event

July 10 : Winding Tour IV - Post Event

August 7 :IMSA Mazda Fest/Breakfast/Cookout - Road America

August 14 :Rustics Revisited Drive

August 28 : B.A.C.K. Drive

September 18 : Driving for Apples

September 28 : Wisconsin Waterfall tour

October 9 : Fall Color Tour

October ? - Poker Run

October 23 : Holy Hill Drive

November 6 : Annual meeting

Other Special Events
Updated May 6, 2019

August 21 : SCCA Monte Carlo Style Rallye

Here's where you will find information on Autocross, The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Road Rallies, High Speed Performance Events, etc.!

since 2-14-2006

FM versus CB Radios

Several members have switched to FM radios instead of CB radios. Many of the national Miata clubs also seem be switching to FM. The BMC board is considering purchasing three FM radios to be used on official BMC rides. This will be discussed and voted on at the next annual membership meeting. The advantages of FM radio are supposed to be better sound quality and greateer distance. The advantage of CB radios is that most of the club that have radios have CB radios. CB and FM radios cannot comunicate with each other. The Badgerland Miata Club can not tell you which type of radio you should buy, but it would be nice if the members would agree, going forward, that we as a club would recommend one or the other to new members wishing to purchase a radio.

The differences between CB and FM radios https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaHuC3bvCdw

Two Way Radio PRS (Personal Radio Service)
Service Type Type Band Power FCC Lic. Reqd. # of Channels Fcc Reg. Band Width
GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) FM UHF 50 W Yes (fee) 22 95A 25KHz
FRS (Family Radio Service) FM UHF .5 W No 14 95B 12.5 KHz
MURS ( Multi Use Radio Service ) FM VHF 2w No 5 95J 11.5/20 KHz
CB ( Citizens Band Radio ) AM/SSB HF 4 or 12w No 40 95D 63 KHz

If you like techinical information on different radios there are two web sights you can visit.

Winding Tour IV

by Laura Netzinger

     We assembled at the Kwik trip on corner of Cty road Q and Water Wheel Street in Waunakee (note the address as there are 3 Kwik Trips in Waunakee) where Greg and Cindy Garnett, hosts, met us early on Saturday for a meet and greet and a short driver's meeting. The sky was overcast, the air breezy, the temperature, a balmy 68 degrees. With tops down, we headed for our day on windy, twisty roads where all 16 cars and 22 participants had the most enjoyable time under lush green canopies and open sky views. It was an official Miata drive - yep, we had a U-turn. Our first leg of the ride found us ending up at Windy Hills Winery (former known as Weggy's) located outside of Richland Center around 11:15 AM. Collen Halverson, owner, had the "shed" reserved for us with picnic tables (we brought our own lunches as there are no eating places out there) and they set up our own tasting bar, where we could just taste to buy, or have a glass of their new varieties, or some of the old Weggy's wine recipes. A vino party for us all and a leisurely lunch time with perfect weather!
    The second leg was a short drive, about 40 minutes away to Spurgeon's Winery outside of Muscoda. We sped our way there observing the wild flowers of summer along the roads - White Queen Annes Lace, yellow and violet flowers and lots of orange Day Lilies. We even saw the perfect 'redneck' crushing his aluminum can with his truck in the driveway! Many comments were made about how tall and green the corn fields were (we've had a lot of rain these last few weeks). We spent about an hour or so browsing the store and tasting their great wines.
    We then set out for the last leg of the ride wandering as the roads led us through beautiful scenery, great Miata roads and sunny skies. The last winery visited was Wollersheim Winery and Distillery outside of Sauk City. The members spent about an hour or so enjoying the World-Famous Wines on the gorgeous bi-level gardens that adorn the hillside outside of the winery front doors. Phillipe, owner, came and talked to several of the members while they enjoyed their glasses of wine, telling them he was happy to see them at his winery.
    Last stop, Green Acres Super Club, just 3 miles from the Wollersheim winery where we all relished either, huge prime rib, 2 large pork chops, jumbo shrimp, or chicken breast dinners. Everyone went home full from that feast! A big thank you, Greg and Cindy Garnett for a fantastic driving event and tour! It was their first time hosting an event for BMC. Thanks also to Jim L our sweep, Henry N our middle car; Cindy G and our newest member, Jill J, for taking pictures.

IMSA Mazda Fest Sign Up Now Available

Come join us as the IMSA Sports Car Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge takes over Road America's four-mile circuit for what will be one of the most incredible weekends of sports car racing in the world. Fans will get to see the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race on Saturday, with the WeatherTech® Sports Car Championship race on Sunday. Plus races from the IMSA Porsche Carrera Cup North America and the Mazda MX-5 Cup.
See BMC 2021 Events for information on how to sign up.

Rustics Revisited Drive

We will start to wander the wiggly roads of Waukesha County, winding up in Whitewater for lunch and Delafield for dinner.
See BMC 2021 Events for information on how to sign up.

B.A.C.K. Drive

We will drive north along scenic Lake Michigan through Sheboygan and Manitowoc. Continuing north to Two Rivers we'll stop for ice cream, and to visit the West of the Lake private estate gardens. From Two Rivers we will travel southeast through a repetitive series of twisty roads. Our adventure ends at the Woodland Creek Super Club for food, good cheer, and a review of the word BACK.
See BMC 2021 Events for information on how to sign up.

Badgerland Miata Club Tech Advisors

Dave W. has asked to be removed from the club as a Tech Advisor. Terry L. and Craig H. have agreed to be added as club Tech Advisors. The Tech Advisors have been under utilized in recent years, in fact many members don't even know of their existance along with the large library of Miata information. In order to try and improve this we have increased the visibility of the Tech Advisor link located on the right hand column of our web page. Take a look when you get a chance, you may find some very interesting information. The club would also like to thank Terry and Craig for taking on this responsibilty.

Badgerland Miata Club Board Meetings

We are holding BMC board meetings on Zoom. If any member would like to attend a board meeting contact Marcy Hotz at infotech@badgerlandmiataclub.com Non board members can not vote but everyone is invited to participate in the discussion.

Web Site Contributors
Photos: Dennis Davis, Lin Carlson, Jill Joeckel
Articles: Ron Staub, Henry Netzinger, Craig Hodne, Laura Netzinger, Don Gervais, Lin Carlson, Tom Cinealis, Marcy Hotz

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Go to the members only section for instructions on how to use "Ride with GPS" and how to download routes into a Garmin.

Officers for 2020:

Don Gervais
VPSE: Jim Loeffler
VPSW: Henry Netzinger
Secretary: Laura Netzinger
Treasurer: Jim Hotz
Webmaster: Ron Staub
Facebook Admin: Marcy Hotz

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Keeping the members list up-to-date is part of the treasurer's job. If any of your information changes, such as your email address, phone number, etc., please notify me at: treasurer@badgerlandmiataclub.com or 414-507-4111
Thank you for your help. Jim

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