Squadron-MX5
Photo Gallery
This is the "official" photo gallery for the Miata Squadron-MX5 group.
The Squadron is located in south-western Indiana and is composed of a group
of roadster & sportscar enthusiasts. It is an open-membership motoring enthusiast's
group, with no dues, officers, meetings or minutes.
All drivers are welcome to join in the fun.


(Click the picture to go to the gallery for that event.)

Note: I am way behind in adding event pictures.
Please hang in there and I'll try to get some new events uploaded soon.
Due to a hard drive crash some event pictures have been lost.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The group met for lunch and then drove 2-lane roads to the Winzerwald Winery in Perry County.  After sampling a little wine we drove to the Dairy Barn in Birdseye, IN and had some ice cream for desert, and followed more 2-lane country roads to Jasper for another stop at the Dairy Queen. More 2-lane roads followed with many sharp turns ending at Highway 68 just south of Holland, Indiana.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

This was the first mid-week drive and it all came together at the last minute. We met in Oakland City and explored some 2-lane roads that we had not driven before. Our target was lunch at the Amish Buffet just north of Loogootee, Indiana and we made it there shortly after noon. After lunch we made a visit to the "Flower Man" on the west side of Boggs Lake and then returned to Oakland City in the late afternoon.  Total trip was around 135 miles.

Saturday, July 31

Starting from Evansville we drove 2-lane highways to Loogootee, Indiana where we jumped on our favorite road - Highway 450. Navigating the curves and hills on 450 we stopped at the Williams Dam for a short rest and to checkout the water in theWhite River. After a short break we continued up Hwy 450 to Bedford and stopped at the KFC for Picnic supplies. With chicken in hnd we drove to Spring Mill State Park and had lunch in the picnic area near the nature center. After lunch we drove to the Pioneer Village and visited several of the exhibits.  Total trip was about 200 miles.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

We met for Lunch at the Mayflower Chineese Buffet on First Ave in Evansville and then took a very slow drive down into the bottoms area along the Ohio River. We passed many river camps and drove several miles before being forced to turn around where the road turned to gravel. Returning north along the river we made it to Dogtown where we turned west and drove to West Franklin for a short pit stop at a family river camp. Winding our way north-west past the power plant we joined Highway 62 and drove to Mt. Vernon where we stopped at the DQ for refreshments. The final leg of the drive took us north from Mt. Vernon, thru the country returning to the Evansville area and ending the drive at the park located at the entrance to the 4H grounds. We were never more than 20 air-miles from our starting point, but we traveled about 100 miles total for this drive.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

It was a perfect day for a Top-Down drive to kick off the 2010 season with a "Spring Warmup Drive". We met at noon and took-over the front porch of the Deerhead Restaurant in Evansville and had a meet & greet session and lunch. After eating lunch we headed for the Old Mill restaurant for coffee and desert.  The Old mill is only about 4-1/2 miles away from the deerhead, but we drove over 50 miles on several twisty curvy county roads to get there.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The final drive for 2009 consisted of Breakfast, Cheese, Slots & Bratwurst. We began the day by meeting for breakfast in Oakland City. After eating we traveled up Hwy 57 to Elnora where we browsed the gift shop of the Graham Cheese Factory.
  With cheese in hand we headed east on some curvy 2-lane roads to the French Lick Casino where some enjoyed a game of chance while others checked out the hotel and gardens. By late afternoon we were ready to eat again, so we traveled to Jasper and ended the day with a German style meal at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant - Sprechen Sie Deutsch ???

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Driving on 2-lane paved roads we traveled to McCormick's Creek State Park for Lunch at the Canyon Inn inside the park. The Inn provides a buffet lunch for around $8 or you can order from a full-service menu. After lunch we will took a casual drive around the park and hiked a trail down to the creek. We then drove a short distance to Cataract Falls State Park where we visited a fully restored covered bridge and a wonderful water fall.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

We had a tremendous trip to the Intertribal Indian PowWow at the
Cherokee Trail of Tears Memorial Park in Hopkinsville, KY.
Temperature in the Low 80's, Partly Cloudy, Lots of sun, 185 miles.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

We visited the "Flower Man" north east of Loogootee on the western edge of West Boggs Creek Reservoir, and drove some paved county roads south of the Crane Navel Depot.  Then made a fast drive up Hwy 450 from Shoals and stopped for a picnic lunch at the Williams Dam. After lunch we crossed the White River using the Williams Covered bridge and took several narrow curvy county roads to the Stumphole Bridge which took us back over the White River. We then drove the rest of Hwy 450 to Bedford where we stopped for refreshments.  A casual drive back down Hwy 50 to Hwy 57 and then back to the Oakland City / Evansville area. It was a very interesting day.  175 Miles.


Saturday, July 18, 2009
12 Cars, 12 Drivers, 12 Passengers, 249 Miles.

It was a cool mostly cloudy day, but we had a great time. Leaving from Evansville we crossed the Ohio River into Henderson, KY and traveled 2-lane roads to Grand Rivers, KY.  Lunch at Patti's Restaurant followed by walking in the gardens and shops at Patti's Settlement.  Later we drove to the Lighthouse Marina and watched boats, relaxed on the shoreline, and walked out to the gazeebo.  Next we drove the Trace down thru the Land Between The Lakes and stopped at the Woodlands Nature Station where we saw many types of animals from snakes to hummingbirds.  The drive home was  un-eventful, and although the skys were cloudy most of the day it didn't rain and we drove top-down most of the trip.


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Leaving from Evansville, Indiana, and picking up more cars in Oakland City we started the drive with a slow cruise thru a section of the Sugar Ridge Fish & Wildlife Area north of Oakland City. The next order of business was lunch at the Stolls Lakeview Amish Restaurant north of Loogootee, Indiana.  After lunch we accepted an invitation from the Davies-Martin Joint County Parks & Recreation Department and cruised thru various sections of the West Boggs Park. Although the sky looked like it could rain at any minute we made one more stop at the Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area.

180 miles & only 27 rain drops.!



Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fall tour of Southern Illinois & Western Kentucky. First stop was
a small home-town Barbecue restaurant for a wonderful lunch, then on to Garden of the Gods where we hiked trails and climbed around on the rocks for a couple of hours. Next a drive south to Cave-In-Rock on the Ohio River for a little spelunking before returning over the Ohio River bridge at Shawneetown and several secondary roads thru Kentucky to Evansville for Music and more great food. Driving on major 2-lane highways, some secondary 2-lane roads full of twists, curves & hills, and a couple of bridges.  185 miles.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Beautiful day for a drive. It was sunny, and a little cool, but we braved the weather and drove Top-Down on the trip from Evansville to Bloomington, Indiana and the Oliver Winery. There were several surprises on the trip including a wonderful state recreation area next to a beautiful water fall over the Williams Dam on the White River. Eagle-Eye Parker (our very own leader - Tom) spotted a restored Chevy truck and hailed him over for a mini-car show in the parking lot of the Dam. The roads picked for this trip provided a great driving experience with lots of twists, curves and hills, and even an old-fashioned covered bridge to drive over. Wine tasting and a tour of the winery followed when we arrived in Bloomington, and a stop for Mexican food on the trip back completed a perfect day.!


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Top-Down drive on scenic 2-lane roads east of Evansville and then up north thru the Hoosier National Forest to Spring Mill State Park. Touring the various attractions in the park including the Pioneer Village, water driven Grist Mill, Caves, etc.  Then returning on a western route thru Washington and back to Evansville. Perfect weather, clear skys, 80°F, 207 miles.


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sunny & hot, top-down drive to Amish counrty, Lunch at the Gasthof Amish Buffet, Hindostan Falls on the White River, French Lick Winery, and Patoka Lake. 180 Miles.


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Fall Colour Tour, along State and County roads through Chrisney, Troy, Cannelton, looping past the Civil War Cotton Mill, Rocky Point Marina, then into those hills & curves of Hoosier National Forest, stopping at Rome, on through Derby to Magnet for lunch at the famous Ohio Riverfront Betty Ray's Landing tavern, then on up the hills to Buzzards Roost Overlook, before heading back west to take the curves of SR62 for the run back home.


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Was perfect top-down tour of two-lanes to French Lick, Indiana, for gardens & hotel
tour of the historic $30-million restoration of the 1902-built West Baden Springs Hotel,
then lunch out, and a stop at the equally perfect French Lick Hotel/Casino.


Saturday, September 15, 2007

The SIR BRIT Car Show to Newburgh's Old Dam; 72 top-down sun-burned miles, stops at French Island Marina, Rockport Marina, & up on the Bluff overlooking the Natcher suspension bridge; on to lunch at Newburgh Roca Bar, then the tour of SIR BRIT's annual British sports-car show! Great people, roads, & motorcars!