Targa Miata
September 11, 2011 - After Flatrock, we stopped for lunch at a local school for our first meet-and-greet.
And we got to meet lots of Targa fans. This is Stephen Strickland and family, who are part of the reason we're here. We've been lucky enough to meet a number of our supporters, the people who made this whole race possible.
entry 948 - tags: 2011 race, prologue, supporters
September 24, 2011 - On the way home from Newfoundland, the two Targa cars stopped off in Ottawa.
One of the reasons (the primary one was because that's where my family lives!) was to visit the Underground Miata Network (UMN), the Ottawa-based club that supported us both in 2008 and in 2011. It was a good evening with lots of questions about the cars and the race as well as some excellent hamburgers. Performance Mazda vacated enough room in their showroom to let us park the cars inside, and the general manager there proved himself to be a proper gearhead.
The UMN was actually the club that gave us the most support this year. Their target was a thousand dollars, and after they passed the helmet around for a final time on Friday night they surpassed that fairly comfortably. I was involved with this club before I moved to Colorado, and I was really pleased to see that they're still so active and passionate about our little cars. If it wasn't for groups like this, we wouldn't have been able to run the race!
entry 996 - tags: support