Miata National Event, Dallas 1999 (Part 1)

Stopping for disks for the digital camera in Kosciusko (pronounced Koz-ee-oo-sko), Mississippi.

Glenn and Stepahnie on the Natchez Trace in their 2-month-old '99. The Natchez Trace has no stop signs or traffic lights it's entire length!

Stopped for lunch at Cock of the Walk on Barnett Reservoir. Excellent catfish!

Walking along part of the old Natchez Trace. The Trace used to be a foot path from the Mississippi Delta up to the Ohio Valley area. People would take boats with livestock and other stuff for sale down the Mississippi, but because the current was too strong to go back up the river, they would sell their boats and walk home. This portion of the Trace is heavily eroded by the number of travellers who came through.

This part of the country was also home to many Indian tribes. They built great burial mounds. Emerald Mound, shown here, is 8 acres across. Picture taken from the top of the mound looking out across the soccer field (on a lower level of the mound), Julie and Marge walking up the stairs.

This part of the country was also home to many Indian tribes. They built great burial mounds. Emerald Mound, shown here, is 8 acres across. Picture taken from the top of the mound looking out across the soccer field (on a lower level of the mound), Julie and Marge walking up the stairs.

We toured the McIlhenney Company, makers of the world famous Tabasco Sauce. Mary and Greg in the foreground inspecting the bottling facility.

Glenn wants to take a souvenir home from the factory!

The ladies posing at the McIlhenney company.

We had the honor of taking not one, but two car ferries while driving along the coast to Galveston, Texas. This one is from Port Bolivar to Galveston Island.

We stayed at the Queen Ann B&B, a wonderfully restored house in the historic district on Galveston Island.

The weather got a bit gloomy the next morning while we drove along the coast of Texas. Here we are leaving the coast near Freeport, Texas to head inland to San Antonio.

In San Antonio, the weather was much better and we visited the Alamo the next morning.

We also met up with Trillium at the Alamo for a brief photo shoot.

We lost Glenn and Stephanie before arriving in San Antonio, but pick up Joe's parents, Sue and Leo with their '97 M edition for the drive up US-281 to Dallas.

At the track in Dallas, we immediately came upon this Extreme painted '99 Miata. The paint was much more wild that this picture does justice to.

Yokohama had an awesome tire testing course set up. Picutred here are Diane from MCA and Norm Garrett.

Claude taking one of the Yokohama reps out for a teeth clenching ride!

Mazda and Lone Star also arranged to have 200 or so of the Miatas line up so as to spell out "I (heart) Mom". Mazda had a helicopter fly by and take pictures for the world's largest mother's day card.