Badgerland Miata Club




BMC 2019 Events
(click on links, below, for event information & registration)

January 27 : Highwaymen tribute band - Post Event

March 5 : German Fat Tuesday - Post Event

May 4 : Mud Run XI - Post Event

May 18 : Road America Spring Festival - Post Event.

June 15 : Holiday Mazda Ride.

July 13 : Bergstrom Mazda Ride.

July 20 : La Crosse County Ride. (This ride has been postponed)

August 2-4 : IMS Sports car challenge at Road America.

August 10 & 11 : Autobahn Hyperdrive.

August 11-13 : Buffalo Stampede.

September 21 : Mississippi River Ride.

October : Chili Ride and Picnic.

October 19 : Sauk City Ride.

November 2 : Annual meeting.

Other Special Events
Updated May 6, 2019

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

Route 66 Trips

July 18-21, 2019 : Explore Oregon 2019

May 1-5 2020 : Miatas in Moab VI

September 24-27, 2020: Buggies and Bridges III, Miatas return to Amish country!

since 2-14-2006

S.V.R.A. Spring Vintage Festival
by Don Gervais

   The day started out cloudy and cool as we loaded up the coolers, grill, canopy, chairs, and everything else we would need for a day at the racetrack and a cookout. We then gathered at Alma's Cafe in Allenton for a nice breakfast before heading off to the track where we got our track tour passes and set our stuff up in the turn 6 area of the racetrack. After setting up and watching some qualifying rounds we headed off to the touring paddock. Once there, and before we went to the drivers meeting, we were subjected to an ill informed person who objected to following a bunch of Miata's. He said, "I really don't want to have to slow down through the corners because of you guys. Could I just get in front of you?" He had the most puzzled look on his face when we all burst out laughing. Apparently he was serious. Oh well, the last we saw of him was shortly after turn 5. You would think that after 30 years the word would be out there about the cornering ability of our cars. So after a fun lapping session we went back to our area where I put on an extra coat and started up the grill. Did I mention it was rather cool out? Once the food was cooked it was time to chow down on two kinds of brats, burgers, potato salad chips and all the other goodies you would expect at a cook out. There is just something special about the smell of cooking burgers and brats combined with the smell of race gas. The racing started with the American Iron group followed by the open wheel classes, prototypes, all kinds of sports cars from the 50's through the early 90's, the Heritage race (Only 90 through 93 spec Miata's), The International G.T. class where we got to see a Formula 1 car come screaming past us. There were a few 360 degree plus agricultural tours that took place in front of us but no cars or drivers were hurt during this maneuver. However it was rather entertaining. The last race of the day was a one-hour endurance race for all classes who wanted to enter with 1 pit stop only. The weather was cool and there was about a 30-minute delay due to fog mid afternoon but it never rained. A good day, good friends, good food, and good racing. We will be returning.

New Badgerland Miata Club Members Only Facebook Page

A new Members Only Facebook Page has been created for the Badgerland Miata Club. We are open to suggestions and recommendations, and will try to keep you up to date with rides and events. Feel free to post comments and photos. Please let other club members know about this page. We will be sending out invitations to club members in the near future. You must have a Facebook account to be able to join this site. If you have comments or questions, please contact Marcy Hotz at or 414-507-4110 (call or text).

Marcy Hotz

Losing a Long Time Member
  Elizabeth "Betty" Lucas, of Waukesha, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at her home at the age of 80. She was born on May 20, 1939, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Frank and Helen (nee Krueger) Kuchler, Sr. On February 20, 1968 she married Terrence "Terry" Lucas. She was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a 15 year member of the Badgerland Miata Club. Betty enjoyed traveling and will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

  Visitation will take place on Friday, May 31 from 10:30 a.m. until the 12:00 p.m. memorial service at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave. in Waukesha. Memorials in Betty's name are appreciated to Al-Anon, 6737 W. Washington St. Suite 2125, West Allis, WI 53214
La Crosse County Ride - Rescheduled

The La Crosse county ride has been rescheduled for July 20th. See the calendar of events for complete information

Web Site Contributors
Photos: Pat Kobus, Marcy Hotz
Articles: Mary Lynn Cinealis, Pat Kobus, Don Gervais, Marcy Hotz, Henry Netzinger, Linda McCann

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Officers for 2018:

Don Gervais
VPSE: Jim Loeffler
VPSW: Henry Netzinger
Secretary: Paul Frederichs
Treasurer: Jim Hotz
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