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Detail Day Review

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A review of our first detail day by Tom B. as posted to the web.

Detailing small cars (without tops) is like eating cashews; once you start, you have to finish them all! 

11 cars in 12 hours. It was really 10 cars in 9 hours, but Dave showed up late and we did his car after dinner. The rain held off most of the day; Curt donated his house & 3 stall garage, so it was wash & clay outside, move 'em in and polish/glaze/wax, move 'em out and do the interiors.

I stuck to tried and true products that the folks could get anywhere; Clay Magic, Meg's #9, 3M SMR, IHG, Mother's Cal Gold Carnuba paste, stuff like that. I brought DACP for heavy work, and the Menzerna twins and PPCL for special situations, but mostly the standard stuff. I DID finish my old bottle of Eagle One Sealant Glaze; that is one nice product. Is it still available? It's like IHG, but suitable for the PC. (I just checked the website, nothing there. Oh, well.) It is easier to work with than #7, by far.

The fun was in revealing to everyone, even those who already used "3-step", the power of the PC7424. Veils were lifted from eyes; I'm sure I sold several for this coming week. 

I'll write some product reviews tomorrow or Tuesday, after my 49-year-old joints stop hurting. The product that I enjoyed using the most was the Mother's California Gold Carnuba Paste; this is coming from a dedicated Souveran user, mind you. A really great combination that you can get at Pep Boys, one that will really pull your eyes out, is IHG followed by MCGP. (Mothers California Gold Paste; did I coin a new acronym?) IHG and 3M SMR are both great. Meg's #9 and SMR yield essentially the same results, IMO, but get worked a little bit differently. E1SG is no longer available, but if it was, I'd be raving about it as a machine glaze. A product that I don't use that impressed me is the Zaino; it's super reflective, I can see the candy-coat look that everyone mentions but it's not that there is NO depth, just that it's overwhelmed by the reflectiveness. I think it's a certain look for certain cars; great on some, not as good on others. 

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You say it's your birthday?

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Well not the exact day, but if you filled out your info correctly

it looks like this month you did or will celebrate a birthday. 


Bill Anderson
David Boyer
Joanne DaCunha
Virginia Falcone
Ralph Fenner
John Jago
George Mack III
Phil Rosenberg
Susan Schreck
Janice Sell
Alfons (Al) Setzer
Arnold Wang
Marie Davis

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What Is an LVMOC Member?

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So what exactly is a member of LVMOC and how is that different from a registered user of our web site?

First, a paid club member is a person! It is not a Miata, it is not a registered web site user, it is not a couple and it is not a family. Rather it is a real live person who paid dues to join LVMOC, one who enjoys all the rights and benefits of that membership.


Some families have multiple paid members in LVMOC. Each paid member enjoys the ability to vote for club officers, hold office, have their own LVMOC email address, upload and store photo's in a personal gallery, enjoy discounts or free entry to club events, and generally add to the enjoyment that we all get from making the club work.


A registered web site user may post to the forums and has additional access over and above that of a non-registered or a guest user.


To join the LVMOC club as a paid member, please fill out the registration form and send your check or money order to Lehigh Valley Miata Owners Club, P.O. Box 90602, Allentown, PA.


You may send your membership fee using Paypal. When doing so we ask that you send your membership fee as a "gift" to eliminate Paypal charges. When using PayPal we still require your contact information as described on the application form. Please email that information to


We hope to see you at an event soon - until then, Happy Motoring!

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Miatas in May

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It was a BLAST.


Ok, let me explain:  first year events are often composed of a small group of individuals.  The small-ness of an event is often a result of several factors - you never know if a new event will be a dud, the event organizers try to keep things small so they can keep a handle on activities, and word doesn't spread quickly.  Now that we've had our first Miatas in May, I'm hoping the word gets out that this is the Miata event to beat next May.

Over the course of the weekend we had 20-30 cars show up.  The main attendance was from the Miatas in Boone crowd (another regional event in the Carolina's, see my post about that here) and the Foothills Miata Club, many of whom were local to the area.  Immediately there was a divide, with the MiB crowd preferring a much more spirited pace than the Foothills attendees.  Thankfully our event organizers had planned for this, and two group leaders split us up according to pace preference.  So began the first full day of driving.


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Memorial day 2015

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A small piece from the Gettysburg Address, and a tribute to those who served.


“We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.


“But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate – we cannot consecrate – we cannot hallow – this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that theses dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”


Ladies and gentlemen, it is also fitting and proper that we gather here today to remember and honor those brave men and women who have given their lives that we might live in a free and prosperous United States of America. But in the same sense, it is impossible for us to do anything, or say anything, that can add to the honor that they so nobly earned. Rather, it is our solemn responsibility to remember them, and to give grateful thanks that when their nation called, they answered with their lives.

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LVMOC Club Car Door Magnets

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LVMOC will once again be offering Car door magnets to our members.  At 0.043" think, these are heavy duty magnetsm that will hold on at high speeds or laterial forces.

One size only at  approximatey 10" wide x 5-1/4" high OVAL. They are black and white and waterproof.   


Contact any officer or PM Louis.


Price TBD based on label costs 

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Club Door Magnets

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LVMOC will once again be offering car door magnets of the club logo to our members.

At 0.043" thick, these are heavy-duty magnets, and twice as thick as a typical car magnet.

They will hold on at high speeds and lateral forces that far exceed the capabilities of your Miata. 


OK, that last part may not be true, but they are super strong! 


The magnets are oval, and approximately 10" x 5 1/4". 

Price to be determined as soon as the graphics are complete.


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Miata Plates

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 1,020 vanity plates from around the country sorted alphabetically by state.


If you happen across something that we don't have, send it to webmaster@lvmoc.nel and we will include it. 



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LVMOC Window Decals!!!

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That's right now you can display an official LVMOC window decal.  The decals are clear with a metallic silver print and adhere to the inside of the window. Decals may be ordered when you join or renew your membership by checking off the box on the form, or may be ordered at any event where an officer will be happy to help you.   Price is $3.00 per decal or two for $5.00.   You need not be a paid member to purchase one.  Click HERE to see more info 


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Larry Goldsmith

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            We’re sorry to announce the passing of one of our members, Lawrence D. Goldsmith Jr., 65, of Holmdel, NJ, who passed away at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City on  January 27, 2012.   Larry posted on our website under the name “wooddreams” and had been a member of LVMOC since 2005.


            A memorial service was held on February 2 in Holmdel. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either the Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America, 705 Ginesi Dr. Morganville, NJ 07751, or Morganville United Methodist Church, 215 Conover Road, Morganville, NJ 07751, or you can donate blood & platelets to Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center to help others in their battle against cancer.


Rest in peace Larry - may your roads be clear and skies sunny and warm.   


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