Membership fees can now be paid using PayPal (the cost reflects the fees charged by PayPal). See the link on the membership page!
Annual Membership fees are due now. You can either pay via PayPal using the link on the Membership page or by sending a check to:
968 Eisenhower Drive NW
Salem, OR 97304
Whichever way you decide to make your payment please complete the Membership form and return it to us either electronically or via mail
Monthly Club Meeting
Join us at our Monthly Club Meeting, TBA at 7:00PM at the Paddington's Pizza, 5255 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR.
This meeting will be to discuss Explore Oregon 2020 and plan some future events for the remainder of this year. Please RSVP
for this meeting so we can make the appropriate reservation.
Saturday Morning Coffee
Join us for coffee every Saturday morning at 9:00 for coffee and camaraderie at the Subway at
5765 Commercial St SE. We are trying to be more organized about taking a drive after coffee, so watch for
details about planned Saturday morning drives here!
Explore Oregon 2024
"The Premier Summer Miata Tour Event"
July 11-14, 2024
"EXPLORE OREGON” is an annual premier summer event, organized by the Willamette Valley Miata club. Be prepared to enjoy some of Oregon’s most beautiful and historic scenery and explore the awesome back roads of the Northwest corner of Oregon as we spend an incredible weekend exploring the Tillamook area.
Tillamook -- Our destination
The city of Tillamook is the county seat of Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. The city is located on the southeast end of Tillamook Bay on the Pacific Ocean. The population was 5,231 at the 2020 census.
The city is named for the Tillamook people, a Native American tribe speaking a Salishan language who lived in this area until the early 19th century. Anthropologist Franz Boas identifies the Tillamook Native Americans as the southernmost branch of the Coast Salish peoples of the Pacific Northwest. This group was separated geographically from the northern branch by tribes of Chinookan peoples who occupied territory between them. The name Tillamook, he says, is of Chinook origin, and refers to the people of a locality known as Elim or Kelim. They spoke Tillamook, a combination of two dialects. Tillamook culture differed from that of the northern Coast Salish, Boas says, and might have been influenced by tribal cultures to the south, in what is now northern California.
Captain Robert Gray first anchored in Tillamook Bay in 1788, marking the first recorded European landing on the Oregon coast. Settlers began arriving in the early 1850s, and Tillamook County was created by the Territorial legislature in 1853. In 1862, the town itself was laid out, and the first post office was opened in 1866. The town was voted to be the county seat in 1873, and Tillamook was officially incorporated as a city in 1891.
During World War II, the United States Navy operated a blimp patrol station near the town at Naval Air Station Tillamook. The station was decommissioned in 1948, and the remaining facility now houses the Tillamook Air Museum.
Shilo Inn _ Tillamook
We will be using the Shilo Inn, in Tillamook, as our base for the weekend. All rooms are $139.00. Please call 503-842-7971 and tell them you are with Willamette Valley Miata club to make tour reservations.
ALL HOTEL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN "JUNE 1st, 2024" AFTER THIS DATE ROOM AVAILABILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED!
"THERE ARE ONLY 70 ROOMS AVAILABLE"
All rooms are $139.00
You can make your reservation directly with the hotel at 1.503-842-7971 Please request the Willamette Valley Miata Club rate. This will ensure that you are charged properly.
Costs: $140.00 per person ($260/couple) - Explore Oregon T-Shirt, Saturday Dinner Banquet, attendee pack with event stickers, maps, schedules and more!
If you would like a polo shirt instead of a t-shirt, add $10.00 per shirt.
Sign Up Now:
PAYMENT OPTIONS: CHECK OR MONEY ORDER SENT TO:
968 Eisenhower Drive NW
Salem, OR 97304
OR YOU CAN PAY ONLINE USING THE PAYPAL LINK BELOW!
NOTE: CANADIAN RESIDENTS MUST USE PAYPAL
Completed Registration forms can be emailed to email@example.com
WE CANNOT DO ANY REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 1st, 2024.
Thursday, July 11, 2024
Welcome Reception and Registration 5-8PM
This is where you will pick up your event swag, sign-up for drives and get a more in depth overview of the weekend. Plus, it will give you a great time to socialize and meet other people from other areas that all have the same interest – DRIVING OUR MIATAS ON THE TWISTIES!!
Friday, July 12, 2024
Just a fun day of driving the backroads that we have scouted out and have determined to be the most fun.
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Another great day of driving is planned for today also. In addition there will a dinner banquet this evening, beginning with a social hour at 6 and dinner at 7.
More information will be posted on our website www.oregonmx5.com and emailed to all those registered.