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About
Money
Vendors Alley
The Miata
Track Events
Hotel
Meals

About

  1. What is Mazda MX-5 Miata World II all about?
    Miata World II is the 20th anniversary celebration of our beloved Miata, the event of the decade, where you can meet with other Miata enthusiasts.
  2. Why do I want to come?
    Why wouldnt you? Why would you miss the premier Miata event of the decade?
  3. Why should I register?
    • It is easy! Registration is online only. Should you have any difficulty in doing so, please contact us at [email protected]
    • Registration is $300.00 per person. This registration covers all planned meals, banquets, and the vendors alley and also includes access to all events at Texas Motor Speedway, all rallies, all drives, and all tours.
    • There?s something else?. all registered attendees are eligible to WIN THE CAR!
  4. What should I bring?
    • Your Miata and your Miata attitude? this party is all about having a great time
    • Summer clothes. Have you seen the weather forecast around here?
    • Sunscreen is a must, the Texas sun can be extreme.
    • Sunglasses
    • Closed-toed shoes for track events
    • Cash
    • Miata attitude
    • Pins, hats, T-shirts, etc. to trade
    • Photos from your club outings and from Miata World 
    • Car cleaning materials
    • GPS, (not necessary but will make your life easier)
    • GMRS radios (used for all event communications, get em Canellas, Wal-mart, pep-Boys, etc) can be very handy for tours and drives, but are not required. We will be monitoring specific GMRS channels to provide information and aid. GMRS radios are the extended range radios that grew from the FRS bands. If your FRS radio has 22 base channels (plus side bands), it is a GMRS radio. Ones with maximum theoretical ranges of 20 + miles are very nice and work well. The FM bands of the GMRS has little or no static; they are compact and require no external antenna; and, the NC?s with their aluminum hoods and trucks lids do not provide an adequate ground plane for CB antennas.
  5. Who may attend?
    • Anyone may attend Miata World II. All attendees must register, and pay the appropriate registration fees.
    • Children are welcome, however, there are no activities at Miata World II for children. Although we have no events that are particularly children friendly, children are permitted. They must be registered, and children under the age of 14 are not permitted in cars participating in events at the Texas Motor Speedway.
    • The hotel is child-friendly. Please note, that children attending ANY Miata World II function, must be a paid and registered attendee.
  6. What else is there to do in the area?
    Take a look at our Local Information page for more information.
  7. What to wear?
    • What to wear..... get this question daily. It is Texas, so casual is a must. It will be warm and humid. Expect temps in the low 80s to low 90s, with humidity. Dress accordingly.
    • Dressy attire for the banquets? Not me. Formal for me, and this event, would be pants that zip, and a shirt that buttons up, instead of pulls over, but dress any way you want.
    • One evening will be a luau theme, so throw in a Hawaiian shirt and some sandals. Grass skirts and coconut bras are optional.
    • If you are participating in any of the track events, you will need to wear closed-toed shoes, such as sneakers - no sandals. No other special requirements. You may wear short sleeved shirts and short pants. 
    • Your Miata World II t-shirt will always be appropriate, extras will be available for purchase.

Money

  1. What does the event cost?
    Register online at $300 per person.

  2. What does the hotel cost?
    $139 plus tax and resort fee per room per night

  3. What is included in the $300?
    • non-stop opportunities for fun
    • a chance to win an unique-to-the-event version of the face-lifted 2010 MX-5 Miata
    • big reception on Friday with food, dinner on Saturday and Sunday night banquet (the costs of these exceed $300 per person)
    • access to all driving events including track events, fun runs, and parades
    • access to at least three social hours, probably four, but are still in the planning stages
    • a chance to win an unique-to-the-event version of the face-lifted 2010 MX-5 Miata
    • fabulous door prizes
    • goody bags
    • collector-t-shirt
    • access to a minimum of 30,000 sq feet of air conditioned exhibit space for vendors (you must have event registration badge to get to the vendor alley)
    • a chance to win an unique-to-the-event version of the face-lifted 2010 MX-5 Miata
    • full access to experience track events in a non-intimidating venue
    • full access to experience track events without having to deal with novices
    • unlimited (time permitting) access to track events
    • rallies with prizes awarded
    • multiple photo opportunities
    • the priceless opportunity for the camaraderie of your fellow Miata lovers
    • a chance to win an unique-to-the-event version of the face-lifted 2010 MX-5 Miata
    Everyone must be registered to attend any event, or enter any venue, including the exhibit hall or Texas Motor Speedway. This is required by the venues and insurance. There are no exceptions.

  4. What is included in the $15 per room, per night resort fee?
    • In-room high-speed Internet access
    • Fitness center access
    • Two bottles of water/day in room
    • Local calls (20 minutes/call)
    • Toll-free calls (20 minutes/call)
    • Weekday newspapers
    • Scheduled shuttle to Silver Lake Marina, Grapevine Mills mall, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, and downtown Grapevine

Vendors Alley

  1. Where will the vendors be located?
    Vendors will be located at the Gaylord Texan in 30,000 square feet of air conditioned space.
  2. Will my favorite vendor be there?
    It is possible. Just to make sure send an email to [email protected] and let us know who your favorite vendor is!

The Miata

  1. What can you tell me about the car I can win?
    A unique, one-of-a-kind, Miata MX-5 will be awarded as a door prize to the drawn winner.
    We dont know what the car looks like, and Mazda isnt talking. We may not know before the event. Weve been told that the car given away at Miata World II will be a unique 2010 Miata. The car will be built and then shipped to a dealer local to the winner.
  2. Who can win the car?
    ALL paid, registered attendees are eligible to win the car, except for members of the Miata Events of Texas, Inc., and their immediate family. Direct employees of Mazda are not eligible, nor is anyone attending the event as a condition of employment to Mazda, or any contracted firm or agency.
  3. Will I have to pay anything?
    You will be responsible for any applicable federal or state taxes, including tax, title and license. Delivery will be to a dealer near your home
  4. What are the rules for winning the car?
    You will be given a ticket at registration.
    You are responsible for placing that ticket in the raffle drum, located in the exhibit hall, Longhorn B, keeping the stub.
    You must have the stub to win. Lost or stolen stubs cannot be replaced.
    The drawing will be at the Saturday Luau. You MUST be present to win. That means in the banquet hall, when the winning number is called. An announcement of the pending drawing will give everyone plenty of notice.
    The winner will be responsible for any and all state, federal, or local taxes applicable, as well as title and license fees for your locale.

Track Events

  1. What can you tell me about the track events?
    • All track events will be held at Texas Motor Speedway, (www.texasmotorspeedway.com).
    • All events will be operated and managed by the Texas Region SCCA.
    • There will be a portion of the Grand Stands available for viewing events.
    • Food and drink will be available for purchase at TMS.
    • Each track venue will have loaner helmets with disposable liners.
  2. What about the planned track events?
    • Track events are for FUN. All may run as much as you want, with no set time, and in consideration of others wanting to run as well.
    • You will get in line, run the track, and go to the next event, or run the track again (after getting back in line), for as long as the event is open.
    • The currently planned events include:
      • Autocross - Autocross will be timed and awards will be given to the best times in a number of classes. Opportunities for all skills levels, including newbies, will be provided.
      • Parade and Hot laps on the Infield Road Course- the infield road course will be set up much like a giant autocross. You will not be driving wheel-to-wheel, but at your own pace. Novices will not be intimidated by experienced drivers.
      • Parade and Hot laps on the High Bank Oval - You will have a chance to drive the TMS quad-oval. The format of that specific event is still being planned, but you will have the opportunity to use the speed with which you are comfortable.
  3. Is there any required equipment?
    • Helmets ARE required for all events (loaners are available on site)You may use your own as long as the helmet meets SCCA requirements which will be published prior to the event.
    • You will need close toed shoes (no open shoes)
    • Roll Bars are NOT required for any event
    • Anyone, of any skill level, may run any/all of the events. You will be grouped according to your comfort level.
  4. I was told I have to have forms. What forms do I need?
    Youll need a printed and signed copy of each of these forms for any track event at TMS:
    General event waiver (you will sign this one at the registration desk)
    Tech inspection form
    Insurance waiver form
    Track waiver form - must complete and turn in as you enter the track on Sunday *REQUIRED to enter the track*
  5. What is a funcana?
    A funcana is an event where you play games, safely, in your car. The Central Florida Miata Club has a great explanation at http://www.invisiblesun.org/Funcana/.
  6. What must my car have?
    Prior to being allowed to participate in driving events your car must pass a technical inspection. Tech Inspection is there to make sure your car meets basic safety qualifications. Tech will check for :
    • A secured battery
    • Loose wheel bearings
    • Loose wheels
    • Wheel covers and center caps removed
    • Tire condition
    • Positive response on your accelerator (throttle spring)
    • Good pressure in your brake system
    • General viewing of obvious structural elements
    • In addition, one of the requirements to run is that your vehicle is emptied of all loose objects, from floor mats to loose change, and tech makes sure youve done that. Any items that are not part of the interior (Cameras, GPS devices, fire extinguishers, etc) must be securely mounted.

If tech determines that your car is not safe you wont be allowed to participate in driving events. Tech inspectors will communicate the specific reasons for not passing, and will work with participants as much as possible to help them pass. Tech exists to help keep our operation safe.

Hotel

  1. Do I have to stay at the Gaylord Texan?
    Where else are you going to have all the Miata fun you can possibly have in Grapevine, Texas? This rate at the Gaylord Texan is the best rate you can get within 15 miles of the resort. As of June 2008, the cheapest rate at a local hotel is $169.00. Youll get a deal by staying at the Gaylord.
  2. What do I do when I get there?
    Check in, and if it is after 3:00 on Thursday  head to register on the Mezzanine/Exhibit level at the convention center. This is also where you will park for the duration of the event.
  3. What can you tell me about the Gaylord?
    The Gaylord Texan is a world class resort with a multitude of activities and amenities.
  4. What is the hotel rate?
    Our rate is $139 per night plus resort fees and taxes. The public rate on these rooms for this weekend is $279. To get the Miata World II rate, you must register for the event. Once registration is completed on line, you will be directed to a special Gaylord reservation page. This rate INCLUDES covered parking, with in/out privileges.
  5. Where can I get more information about the Gaylord?
    See http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-texan/ for details on the hotel, (NOTE: do NOT book your room through this site, you won?t get the Miata World II rate).
    • Where will I park at the hotel?
      Covered parking for those staying at the hotel is free. Valet parking is available.
    • For those not staying at the Gaylord Texan, self parking is $7.00 per day, with in & out privileges.

Meals

  1. What meals are included in registration?
    • Friday evening banquet and welcoming reception
    • Saturday evening banquet and party
    • Sunday evening Grand Ball and Car raffle
    • Additional meal arrangements are in the works and will be posted as they develop
  2. Alcohol will NOT be provided by Miata World II, or any of its sponsors, due to insurance liability issues. However, cash bars will be available at all social functions. The resort also has multiple locations for adult libations.

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