With just a few days left before my epic Euro Trip, the frustration is setting in. I had high hopes of organizing an MX-5 Mini-Meet-Up in every country I plan to visit on this trip and so far it’s shaping up to be a complete failure. I’ve posted all the invites, I’ve joined the local club forums and so far nothing has been concretely organized. Why?
Mazda has a “Friends of MX-5” marketing campaign for Europe that can be nicely summed up in this promo video:
So the fans are there… plenty of enthusiasts throughout Europe eager to meet up in a group and talk about their favorite roadster. But why am I having such a hard time organizing a small get together especially when things went exceptionally well in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. I really don’t know what’s going on in Europe.
Second year attempt, and hopefully not a wasted opportunity.
So for anyone reading this and sensing the frustration in my tone, come out and join me on the trip if you can. My plans are as follows:
July 13 & 14: staying in Amsterdam
July 15 to 17: marshaling at Zandvoort for DTM
July 18 to 19:staying in Amsterdam
July 20 to 21: staying in Cologne
July 21 to 24: marshaling at Nurburgring for WEC
July 25 to 27: staying in Brussels
July 27 to 31: marshaling at Spa-Francorchamps for Spa 24h
August 1: staying in Brussels
August 2: staying in Paris, meet-up at Auto Passion Cafe
While in the Netherlands I’d like to visit an MX-5 tuner located very close to the Zandvoort circuit. And while in Cologne I wish to check out IL Motorsport another famous MX-5 tuner and aftermarket parts manufacturer. If anyone could help me out with these two quests I’d be forever grateful.
My other goal is to get a ride in a NC Miata with suspension work done to it. Suspension upgrades are next on my list of things to do for my personal MX-5 (2007 GT PRHT) and it would be very hepful to experience first hand what different options feel like on a similar car. So for anyone that can help me with a ride along I’d be more than willing to buy lunch or dinner.
Please reach out to me via facebook to organize a meet!
Motorsport Marshal, Miata Driver, Hot Wheels Collector