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BMC 2018 Events
(click on links, below, for event information & registration)

Jan 13 : Palace Theater-Post Event

Feb 13 : Fat Tuesday Dinner-Post Event

March 24 : Houdini Museum- Post Event

April 21 : Mud Run X - Post Event

May 19 : Meandering in May-Post Event

May 19 : SVRA Spring Vintage Festival Road America-Post Event

June 16 : Holiday Motors

June 21-24 : Door County-Post Event

July 14 : Bergstrom Sponsored Ride-Post Event

July 21 : Lavender farm - Post Event

August 4: Mazda Fest at Road America - Post Event

August 11-12 : Chicago Audobahn - Post Event

August 18 : Club Picnic

September 8 : Fred Mueller Mazda Drive - Post Event

September 14-16 : Mississippi River Drive - Post Event

September 22: Cliff Wall Drive - Post Event

September 29-30: Chicago Audobaun

October 20 : Fall Color Ride

Nov 3 : Annual Planning Meeting

January 27, 2019 : Highwaymen tribute band

Other Special Events
Updated October 6, 2018

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November 4: Kettle Moraine Colors Rally
December: The Blacke

since 2-14-2006

Message from the President

2018 -- What a great year!

And we are not done yet.

There is the fall color ride on Saturday October 20,2018 and the All important annual planning meeting on Saturday November 3rd at Hall Mazda in Brookfield.

Please see Tom's write up for the time and location. This is your club and we want and need your input. We will also be electing officers for 2019 so come and get involved.

I would like to welcome to our family of Mazda dealerships:

Fred Mueller Mazda located in Wausau

Cliff Wall Mazda located in Green Bay

Thank you for participating in our club activities and thank you to the rest of the dealerships who have helped us with our club activities.

Bergstrom Mazda of Appleton Wisconsin

Don Miller Mazda of Madison Wisconsin

Hall Mazda of Brookfield Wisconsin

Holiday Mazda of Fond du Lac Wisconsin

We look forward to working with all of you in the future.

Last but not least I would like to thank all the hard working club members who planned, put on, and wrote articles about all of our events in 2018. None of this would have happen with out you. See you at the planning meeting.

Zoom Zoom

Don Gervais


by Ginger Carney

Jim and Joanne Tuckwood treated 40+ BMC members to a delightful weekend event beginning in Platteville, driving through beautiful and curvy roads of southwestern Wisconsin, a bit of Iowa, and a bit of Illinois. Jim and Marcy Hotz, the consummate Sweeps kept the group together despite a couple of missed signals. Hank Netzinger and Terry Rieck helped in the planning of a really great Miata event, too.

We arrived on Friday evening, most of us staying at a very nice, new Holiday Inn Express while others stayed elsewhere. Since "Steve's Pizza" is just across the street from the HIE, we gathered there for some food and lots of conversation and laughter. Of course we had a "guys table" and a "gals table" so that each group could focus on its favorite topics, including the inevitable stories of various updated body parts and wellness/illness issues. As I said, we laughed a lot! We ended the night early and looked forward to the good free breakfast at HIE followed by the 8:30am drivers' meeting.

Once out of Platteville, we traveled at a leisurely pace which enabled the drivers to see the surrounding scenery while still keeping eyes on the roads. Spectacular vistas of rolling hills, valleys of lush vegetation, cows (mostly Angus) grazing contently, and fields of cornstalks and soybeans. Along with the blue skies and occasional clouds, it was a panorama of color.

Unfortunately, our visit to Bellevue State Park wasn't as restful as it could have been due to the ravenous mosquitoes!! Still, we enjoyed the view of the Mississippi River town of Bellevue, Iowa.

We had lunch at the "world-famous" Poopy's near Savanah, Illinois. It had become hot and more humid as the day moved on, so the large and numerous fans in the outdoor restaurant were welcomed (kept the flies and mosquitoes away, too!). Thanks to Tuckwoods for an exceptional Miata event!

See "Post Event Article" for the complete write up.

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Cliff Wall Drive

Eleven Miatas lined up at Cliff Wall Mazda, Green Bay, for the first annual drive originating from the eastside dealership. Owner Cliff Wall and other salespeople welcomed the guests with fresh fruit, Danish, coffee, and juice for the pre-event meet and greet.

There was much discussion about the variety of cars that attended, showcasing models from every generation including a couple 1990 models , a BRG, and a beautiful red Mazdaspeed example. Red stole the show with 5 of the 11 painted in various shades of the color. My 2016 Blue Reflex stuck out like a sore thumb!

On this crisp but clear mid-50s morning, the group exited the dealership for points north to the Door County Peninsula following the bay of Green Bay as much as possible, capturing great views of the calm blue waters from Green Bay to Little Sturgeon Bay.

Our lunch stop was Mary's Waterfront restaurant, located on the south side of Sturgeon Bay. The Mary's staff had an extended table set up for us on their outdoor patio. Virtually no wind and sunny skies made for a perfect view from our table looking across the water to the downtown area.

Dan Dahl

See "Post Event Article" for the complete write up.

Web Site Contributors
Photos: Laura Netzinger, Pat Kobus, Toni Thomas, Ginger Carney, Dan Dahl
Articles: Don Gervais, Henry & Laura Netzinger, Ginger Carney, Tom Cinealis, Mary Lynn Cinealis, Pat Kobus, Ron Staub, Cheri Staub, Terry Lucas, Peg Wurzbach, Dan Dahl

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Latest NE & NW Newsletter August, 2018

Officers for 2018:

Don Gervais
VPSE: Jim Loeffler
VPSW: Henry Netzinger
VPN: Craig Hodne
Secretary: Paul Frederichs
Treasurer: Jim Hotz
Newsletter Editor: Jane Schwartz
Webmaster: Ron Staub

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Thank you for your help. Jim

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