2022 Miata Cruise

2022 Miata Cruise

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Trip Update 01-Mar-2022

We want to keep everyone updated as the planning progresses. The response quite honestly has been greater than we anticipated. We are thrilled at this response but also want to ensure everyone has a good time and things go as smoothly as possible. So a couple of notes and updates:

  • Hotels – Everyone is responsible for booking their own rooms! We don’t want anyone to arrive at the first stop and not have a place to stay. So if everyone would let us know you did get your rooms booked, that would be great!
  • Food – We are doing our best to make arrangements at the restaurants we will stop at to reserve enough space for everyone. If, however, something goes sideways, we don’t want anyone to be caught off guard. Every restaurant we’ve selected is in a built-up area with lots of other choices nearby. If it becomes necessary, we’ll call an audible and everyone can scatter and find their own food.
  • Travel – Everyone will have a detailed map and GPS points (addresses). While you should be able to follow us without issue, if you get separated be sure you can navigate to the next checkpoint. Since we will have too many cars to physically be in one train the whole way, we’ll probably end up in smaller groups of cars. So at least one car in each group will need to know where they are going. :)
  • Communication – We will be setting up a text message service to announce info as we travel (delays, route updates, etc.) We will likely be doing a test of this system in a month or so. You will also have our shop number, which you can call if you have any issues or need help.
  • Have fun! – We’re doing our best to make this trip seamless and relaxing! But if/when something doesn’t go as planned, please enjoy the adventure with us! We hope this will become an annual event and that it will get better and better each year!

Thanks! And stay tuned!

Link to registration page: 2022 Miata Cruise Registration Form

Tour Schedule and Route:

  • Day 1, June 12:
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Leroy Engineering Car Show @ Leroy Engineering 
    • Cannonball down to Dayton (this will be the only boring freeway stint)
    • ~6:00 PM Dinner in Columbus, OH
    • First hotel stop in Dayton, OH
      • Hotel Details: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dayton South I-675
        (7701 Washington Village Drive, Dayton, OH 45459)
  • Day 2, June 13:
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Air Force Museum  We will eat lunch at the museum.
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Car meet and dinner at EP "Tom" Sawyer State Park, KY.  We'll be grabbing local fast food, and eating/meeting in the park's main parking lot. 
    • Hotel stop in Bowling Green, KY
      • Hotel Details: MainStay Suites
        (554 Corvette Drive, Building A, Bowling Green, KY, 42101)
  • Day 3, June 14:
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Mammoth Cave Guided Tour
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Corvette Museum Lunch at museum cafe.
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Car meet and dinner in Nashville, TN
    • Hotel stop in Chattanooga, TN
      • Hotel Details: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chattanooga-Hixson
        (4820 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343)
  • Day 4, June 15:
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  Tennesse Aquarium
    • Tail of the Dragon (both directions)
    • 6:00 PM Dinner at the Dixie Stampede
    • Hotel Details: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pigeon Forge/Near Dollywood
      (308 Henderson Chapel Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863)
  • Day 5, June 16:
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Choose your own adventure in Pigeon Forge! 
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dragon Slayer Hwy 160 cruise
    • Dinner and hotel at Benham Schoolhouse Inn
      • Hotel Details: www.benhaminn.com. Call Linda @ 606-335-9690 to reserve your room. Mention that you are with the Jonathan Staggs party.
      • If there are no rooms left at Benham Inn, the overflow hotel is Quality Inn & Suites
        (4609 Aerial Way, Big Stone Gap, VA)
  • Day 6, June 17: 
    • 8:00 AM Breakfast at The General Store At Pine Mountain Crossing
    • 9:00 AM Sherpherd Trail rally stage drive
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Portal 31 Mine Guided Tour
    • Cruise to Ashland, KY
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Boyd County Car Show 
    • Hotel Details: Hampton Inn Ashland
      (1321 Cannonsburg Rd, Ashland, KY 41102)
  • Day 7, June 18:
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Fun Runs Autocross event
    • Scenic Kentucky backroads up to Columbus
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM OMO Miata meet and dinner at (TBD)
    • Leave meet and drive back to Chardon, OH


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Sounds like fun! Please send/post more info when available!

Gary Waldron

Sounds like fun! Even though we have been to these places before, it is always fun, especially with other Miatas!

Doug Robinson

What is the plan for those who need to fly in? could we rent miatas?


Sounds like a grand tour. Outline on the map could be the Big Dipper!

William B Joyce

We belong to the Cape Fear Miata Club in NC. Sounds like a great trip. Please keep us informed of the details when finalized.
October 29, 2021

Nancy & Tom Pane

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