September 20-23, 2018

Hot Lava 2018,

Mt Hood Miata Club
Hood River Oregon.

Registration IS NOW OPEN! The 2018 registration fee is $175 per PAIR of participants, and $90 per SINGLE participant. Registration includes social Welcome Gathering on Thursday evening, a goody bag, entry to all events/drives, lunch on Saturday, and the Saturday evening banquet.

Please note registration will close on August 15th, however the hotel is only holding the block of rooms until August 1st - see below for hotel contact information. There will be no late or day of registration.

A note about shirts: If you received your shirt from the 2017 Hot Lava that was cancelled due to the fires in the Columbia Gorge, please bring them with you - we will have a "+1" for you! The new registration does not include shirts. If you did not receive a shirt and would like one there is a place to indicate that on the registration page and Kimberly will be in touch with more info later on that.

Join us for a touring weekend with route options* to Mt St Helens, Mt Adams, Mt Hood and other Columbia Gorge attractions. You may remember that Mt St Helens became famous when it erupted violently in 1980. Hot Lava has attracted many cars from across the US and Canada, so you may meet many old and new zoom-zoom friends.

Lodging in Hood River is hard to come by as their busy season extends into October. We have arranged a block of rooms for your convenience at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. We have budget rooms to suites, some with a view of the mighty Columbia River, and the 4th floor is no children if you prefer a quieter setting. Some of the suites are large enough to accommodate 4-6 people, so bring your friends. There is a 9.8% room tax, and Thursday night is considered a weeknight so the fees For Friday and Saturday nights is slightly higher.

Reservations can be made by phone call ONLY at 1-800-828-7873, tell them you are with Mt Hood Miata Club to get the discounted rates. All rooms must be booked by the cutoff date of August 1st, or they go back to inventory to sell at their usual rates. Please book your room early!


  • Thursday evening will be our check-in and Welcome Event.
  • Drives on Friday and Saturday [and Saturday lunch].
  • Saturday evening banquet enjoyed with all participants.
  • An optional Sunday breakfast run for those who are interested.
We are excited to see you in September!

Final details will be sent by email to all participants before the event. For any questions that come up, you can email:

* routes subject to change.

Hot Lava 2018 : Register Here!

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