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MSCW Summer Event - Saturday, July 20

2019 Upcoming Events




We meet on the first Wednesday of each month in Tyson's Corner, except the months of January and July when we host our Winter Social and Summer Picnic instead.

MSCW 2019 Picnic

MSCW's 39th Annual Summer Event - Saturday, July 20

Who: MSCW Members and Friends

What: MSCW's 39th Annual Summer Picnic and Car Show -- Yes, Washingtonians that is 39 years for MSCW

When: Saturday, July 20, 11:00 - 2:00, Rain date Sunday, July 21

Where: Directions to Carderock Recreation Area, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Potomac, MD - (Just outside the Beltway I-495 - Exit 41 Clara Barton Parkway towards Carderock (first exit north of the American Legion Bridge). See map below.

Activities: Car Show, Food, Fun, Mazda's, Friends...

Action items:

  • Please bring your own drinks and a culinary dish to share with a dozen friends.
  • If your Last Name begins with A thru K, please bring a desert, L thru Z, please bring a side dish (Yes, we switched.)
  • MSCW will provide burgers, dogs, plates and condiments.

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MSCW 2019 Scenic Drive Season


2019 Scenic Drives

2019 Scenic Drives & Events

MSCW Scenic Drives & Events - 2019 Season

Please consider saving some or all of these dates for our 2019 season. Starting in April we will have a scenic drive (a few hours to half a day) each month as well as a set of longer (full day or weekend) special events. Detailed announcements will be sent in advance highlighting the destinations and the routes, along with instructions on how to register for the drives.

  • April 6th - Scenic Drive #1 - a drive with lunch (Maryland)
  • May 4th - Special Event #1 - Bald Knob Railroad trip. A full day trip (leaving Front Royal VA around 8 AM) to Cass, WV (more fun roads) and a ride on a steam train up Bald Knob. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, $61 per adult.
  • May 18th - Scenic Drive #2 - a drive with lunch (Virginia)
  • June 7-8th - Special Event #2 - Moss Motorfest in Petersburg VA. Caravan down on Friday afternoon for the pre-party, car show on Saturday, return Saturday afternoon.
  • June 15th - Scenic Drive #3 - a drive with lunch (Maryland)
  • July 6-7th - Special Event #3 - Lighthouse Tour (two days touring the Eastern Seaboard of VA and Maryland and visiting lighthouses.
  • July 27th - Scenic Drive #4 - a drive with lunch (Virginia)
  • August 17th - Scenic Drive #5 - a drive with lunch (West Virginia)
  • August TBD - Special Event #5 - Rafting and FallingWater, OhioPyle, PA (could be a weekend or a long day trip)
  • September 7th - Scenic Drive #6 - a drive with lunch (Maryland)
  • September 21-22nd - Special Event #6 - TBD
  • October 5th - Scenic Drive #7 - Go Fast on Fort Valley Road!
  • October 19th - End of Season Afternoon and Evening - A drive, a meal and campfire.
We'll also fit a nighttime drive on the Skyline in, and other ad-hoc events.

Don't be shy! If you'd like to lead a group on an event of your own, PLEASE do so - I'm happy to help get the event advertised on the Facebook Page and the Mailing List, and help you plan routes and use the signupgenius, even if I can't get free for the drive itself.

Looking forward to Spring, Tim Metzinger, Scenic Drive Coordinator


Meeting location, Silver Diner, Tyson's Corner, VA

MSCW Monthly/Social Business Meeting

MSCW meets in Tyson's Corner, Virginia at Silver Diner.

Silver Diner welcomes all MSCW club guests and their vehicles for the evening.

Our monthly meeting will be located at:

Silver Diner
8101 Fletcher St.
McLean, VA 22102
Off International Drive
Phone Number: 703-821-5666

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month, at Silver Diner in Tyson's Corner, Virginia. Parking lot socializing starts at 7:00 p.m., indoor meeting follows at 7:30 p.m.

Technical presentations, product reviews and guest speakers... good weather = parking lot socializing. See you on the first Wednesday of the month!

MSCW White Water Rafting Trip

MSCW White Water Rafting Trip

Join us for an all-day trip to Southwestern Pennsylvania to go rafting on the Youghiogheny River!

The Drive will begin in Winchester, Virginia at the WalMart SuperCenter west of Winchester, VA at 8:45 AM and follow a mix of US Highways and secondary roads with a few stretches of Interstate through West Virginia, Western Maryland, and into Pennsylvania. We'll arrive in the Ohiopyle area around 11:30 AM and have time for a lunch before checking in at Wilderness Voyageurs ( at 1:30. Please see the website for details on the rafting portion.

After the rafting (around 5:30 PM or so), there will be a planned route home including a dinner stop, getting back to Winchester around 9:00 PM. Drivers are free to make alternate plans to get home (hurry via I-68 if you wish).

Route details, including maps and such, will be provided in the month of July.

If you're interested in signing up for the drive only (Fallingwater and other attractions are nearby), you are welcome to do so.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: This event requires that you be in reasonably good health and fitness, and you should be a good swimmer. Please plan on wearing water clothing such as nylon or wool, NOT cotton which will get wet and keep you chilly. Some swimming sneakers or shoes are recommended. Bring a good hat and plenty of waterproof sunscreen. Raft Reservations are required. Robert Combs will coordinate these. Expect to pay approximately $80 per person. Robert will contact you to collect your money and will make the reservations in early April.

To RSVP - see NO LATER than March 29th, 2019. If TinyURL doesn't work, use

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The Mazda Sportscar Club of Washington (MSCW) is an association of Mazda automobile owners. Formed in 1980 as the RX-7 Sportscar Club of Washington (an independent Metro Washington Area Chapter of the former RX-7 Club of America). Since 1985 we have been a Mazda marque club reflective of ALL MAZDA models. In 1991, we also became the Capital Chapter of the former Miata Club of America, subsequently the former Miata Owners Club. The MSCW Association is open to all Mazda vehicle owners.

"Our mission is to increase the enjoyment of owning and operating Mazda vehicles through the sharing of information, knowledge and experience of our associates." Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month. Socializing starts at 7:00 pm - meeting at 7:30 pm. Click here for associate information.