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Road Atlanta April 24-26, 2015 the first ever invasion of V8 Miatas at Mitty!

Old 11-24-2014, 06:17 PM
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Default Road Atlanta April 24-26, 2015 the first ever invasion of V8 Miatas at Mitty!

The V8s are rolling into Mitty for great racing, a great car show and all the V8 Miatas we can gather!

Mitty happens April 24-26 2015 at Road Atlanta with racing and great cars all 3 days.

1/28 schedule update this should be final
Friday morning: Flyin Miata V8 Corral opens.

Noon: Free fast parade laps on Road Atlanta for all V8 Miatas brought to you by

Afternoon: Hang out and watch the races.

Friday night: There's usually a Mazda party at the GRM tent.

Saturday: Show day! Line them up in the V8 Corral. Hang out and check out V8 Miatas (and their offshoots) as well as some other great cars and racing. It's tough to get in and out of the track on Saturday so plan to come early and stay late.

Saturday night: Meet up with the local MX5 Atlanta folks for a big party at a local restaurant.

Sunday: V8 Corral is open. Options to watch races, check out the skid pad or head north to cruise the hills of Georgia with the option to continue on to the Tail of the Dragon in Tennessee.

Link on site HERE with the same schedule and info.

Info on Mitty and ticket information is here here and here. You will need a pass and infield parking pass for Saturday to join us in the FM corral.

NEWS FLASH Free parking info!
To get a free corral parking pass when purchasing your tickets, add an infield pass to your shopping cart. Then use coupon code FlyinMiata15. That will make the pass free and you'll get added to the list for a corral pass instead of just the infield parking.

No car yet? NO PROBLEM!
If you are a member here and considering doing a build or have a build in process that won't be done in time please come anyway. This is an unprecedented opportunity for you to see dozens of V8 cars and talk to the guys that built them.

Post here or PM me if you can make it or even if you might come so FM can have plenty of space for us. We are also looking at shirts or other goodies and need a count for that.
ALL V8 Miata cars, owners and soon to be owners are welcome!



Planning to be there:
1 Tom (tbone), Atlanta area, NA Ford build.
2 Mike (V8MiataMike) Atlanta, NA Ford build
3 Jonathan (03z33) Atlanta area, NA Ford build
4 Steve (cruizin54) Beverly Hills, FL NA Ford build
5 Rich (norotors) Central NC, NA Ford build
6 Bill (omg) Northern VA, NA Ford build

7 Jim (charchri4) SW Minnesota, NA GM disaster
8 Shannon (SB5700) Atlanta area, NA GM build
9 Andy (AndyP) Moncks Corner SC, NA GM build
10 Pat, (ToySnakePMC) South Carolina, NA GM build
11 Dave, (Dave Tibbitts) Pensacola, FL NA GM build

12 Anthony (1999monster), Chicago area, NB GM build.
13 Brian (unk577), Brandon FL, NB GM build
14 Mike (MRD1000) Northern FL, NB GM build
15 Will (flipt86) Chattanooga, TN, NB GM build
16 Dave, (TVP) Toronto Ontario, NB GM build
17 Jake (nuckingfuts74) Huntsville AL NB GM build
18 Mike (GoKart) The Burnie, MD, NB GM build
19 Al (sbwrench) Daytona Beach FL, NB GM build
20 Johnny (be good) Woodstock GA, NB GM build
21 Chuck (Miatachuck49) CA?, NB GM build

22 Dave (Dave's Garage) Ontario Canada NC GM build
23 Brad (Hbwiggins) Tuscaloosa AL, NC GM turbo build

24 and 25 Flying Miata car(s) TBD
26 V8R car(s) TBD
27 Exocet car(s) TBD

Planning to be there without a build:
1 Nick (V8 drop top) Fargo ND, NB 427 build won't be ready yet
2 Garrett (Dufty) Jefferson, GA, NA GM build won't be ready yet

Want to but not sure just yet:
1 Skip (Skip_Cannon) Erie, CO, NB GM Build
2 Steve, (Sunshine Guy) Jacksonville, FL, NA Ford build
3 Chris (Meierznutz) CT, Exocet GM build "Natalie"
4 Gavan (gavan) Chapel Hill NC, NB GM build.
5 Steve (SupaDupaSteve) 9 hours away NA, GM build
6 Jack (Jack Sprat) Greenville NC, NA Ford build


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Old 11-24-2014, 07:45 PM
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It'd be a fun idea. But some of the yanks are gonna need to thaw out first.
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Where is everyone located? There are several LS miatas here in Florida and counting. Quite a few up the east coast and Texas.
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Sarasota Florida has at least four.
Mine runs but doesn't quite move or stop yet.
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I'm rollin' in Jacksonville. I believe there are a couple other finished cars here and I'm aware of two under construction.
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:28 AM
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I have a great idea, you guys could come and visit in North Dakota. We can have a contest to see who can take off from a standstill the fastest in an iced-over parking lot. So far my best time is 5 minutes!



Seriously, though, the mitty in Atlanta or another very large car gathering would be fun to hit up with other v8r's. I think that's the best way to do it, anyone have events they could suggest?


The Mitty at Road Atlanta - Road Atlanta
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:17 AM
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I've thought of this many times too what fun it would be to hang out together and see all the awesome hardware that is on this site. One of the highlights of my V8 Miata experience was meeting up with 2 other cars at an autocross in Minneapolis last year. Besides the owners being a blast to spend the day with seeing 1400 HP in 3 tiny cars was epic!


I'm looking at doing the hotrod power tour next year if they will ever post the dates and cities. Atlanta for Mitty would not be totally out of the question. Something like Flyin Miatas summer camp or any of the SCCA national solo events would be epic too.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:24 AM
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It sounds like there are at least a few here in Florida. I'm about 1 1/2 hours north of Tampa and 2 1/2 hours SW of Jacksonville.
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Yah, we'd need to just pick somewhere regionally. Seems more difficult than doable. Maybe start a poll to find where everyone could meet & then propose a meet in each section w/ the most cars in the region. Options being, NE, SE, NW, SW, N. Central, S. Central; Continental US of course.


Off topic, but...
Saw 2 butchered builds locally & was not impressed. Cars were completely gutted shells w/ wires hanging everywhere, overly cambered wheels & gawd awful rear diffusers. Seems kids are reading the net & their interpretation of what they read is not very good. These were supposed to be street cars, but looked bad even if they had been track specific cars.
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If we could get everyone to fill in their location box in their profile it would help a lot.

To update your location got to User CP, then Edit your details and in the 3rd box down under additional information put your location in the location box.

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Old 11-26-2014, 03:57 AM
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My first thought was Kansas City, MO. Not for the cars, but the BBQ. But on second thought, I'm going to the Mitty, and its an awesome deal. I'll be in the Mazda-3 or Challenger this time, though. Not likely to be past a roller by april.

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I like the idea.

Two that I know of in the Chicago, IL area
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Jim poked me about this. We always have a lot of V8s at our Summer Camp, but it would be fun to do something at the Mitty.

How about this? FM will sponsor a special corral for the V8 Miatas in the infield. We can combine this with a dinner one night.

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I voted NE, Atlanta & Power Tour stop. Although, if SE were in the Carolinas may be able to come. Best location for us would be NE or OH, MI or PA area. I know there's a few V8's in MI, OH & PA.

Coming down 77 or 75 for an Atlanta meet in April might be difficult due to the road conditions North of Kentucky & Virginia depending on rt taken. Would be worth the risk for a shot @ road Atlanta, though.
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Yes, consider it a challenge!

I think we had 8 parked at the shop last week, not including the ones that will have V8s but are patiently waiting for us to start We're down to 7 now that the lava car is with the new owner. I can't remember how many were at the Summer Camp last year.
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Since Road Atlanta is only 54 miles away, count me in.
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Will do what we can to ------ the word. W/ several months before April, may be able to peak some interest. Would be helpful if others could do the same through sites where they know other V8 swappers.
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I've got posts on Mnet, Clubroadster, MiataForumz.com, mazdaroadster.net and mx5atlanta.com. That's all I could think of but if there is someplace else by all means post it!

Flying Miata has a V8 owners registry /mailing list and figured after the holidays we could ask Jeremy to send out a blurb on it. Ditto with Martin at Monster and Shandelle at V8R. All of the above also have facebook pages it can go on once we know it's a go.

I'm not really sure how many cars it takes to make it an event. I would think Jack would come from Greenville, Pat from NC and surely Shannon from Atlanta would be there. I can't commit yet but will talk to the boss this weekend on it...
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I put the idea out to the wife, she's game. We'd likely make a week of it and head north to Deals Gap/Smokey mtns for a few days also.
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I'm wondering how many Speeds are V8 conversions that hang out on Mazda-speed.com. Should drop by and see who can make the Mitty. That's the best event for me, because I know I can get it off. I have to shuffle my flights around now to make sure I get the time off. Looks like a yes, though.

Do MSMs constitute the largest number of V8 swaps, I wonder? Sure do see a ton on FM's site.
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Last time we checked, about 25% of our turn-key conversions were based on MSMs. That's by the choice of the customer.

We have a pretty big mailing list of V8 builders. We can get the word out once we've set a few things.
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Keep us updated, Keith. 3-4 of us from MN would like to come. It would be amazing to meet everyone. Hopefully the In-law will come with his 1.8 BRG, and the challenger can come possibly. Would be fun.

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Originally Posted by charchri4 View Post
I've got posts on Mnet, Clubroadster, MiataForumz.com, mazdaroadster.net and mx5atlanta.com. That's all I could think of but if there is someplace else by all means post it!

LS1Tech is where I spend the most time. Posted the event in the conversions section. We may pick up get a few of the new swappers. Although, seems like 1/2 the people who had build threads over there kept the car for a year or so & then sold it. We will see.
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We have a pretty big mailing list of V8 builders. We can get the word out once we've set a few things.
Tickets to mitty would be a great stocking stuffer!

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