Member Spotlight


Sun Riders recent members Carl and Diana from Apollo Beach have been sports car enthusiasts for many years.  Carl’s automotive involvement began in High School with a custom 1950 Ford convertible. Involvement with hot rods ended in college with a sports car enthusiast roommate from Watkins Glen, NY and a friend who had a new 1961 MGA but did not like driving a 4 speed.  

A naval career followed, with little car involvement until 1964 when Navy Fed. Credit union had a foreign car program to purchase cars overseas.  The overseas order, a new MGB, was delivered in San Francisco.  

The more significant event that year was marriage to Diana Hansen, who also had auto experience growing up with Volkswagens, maintained and repaired by her father.

While stationed on  the  west coast we were involved in several cruise clubs and  rallies.  Years later we found ourselves living in central Ohio where the MGB was sold with over 300,000 miles on the ODO and a 1967 AH Sprite was found.   The Sprite became a 1st/2nd  place autocross finisher for a few years.  The Sprite went on as an F  production SCCA racing car with modest success. 

Career changes brought us through Virginia and then a transfer brought us to Florida where we bought the first (of 8) Miata's.  Initially we joined the Everglades Miata club and recently, 20+ years ago we moved to the west coast.  

Here we were involved with East Bay Miata's and the FAST autocross group. The Sun Riders club came to our attention as a cruising and social activity club which is more compatible with our current interests.  Our current Miata is a 2003 NB cruiser!

Welcome new members


Arthur - 2006 Red

David and Kerri - 2016 White

Rick and Loie - 2022 Quartz Metallic

Cynthia - 2008 Gray

Joseph - 2015

Laura - 1999 Silver

Gail - 2013 Liquid Silver Metallic

Colin and Sandra - 2019 Cherry Red

Amir - 1993 Classic Red

Wynn and Patty - 2022 Jet Black Mica

Jorge and Stacey - 2006 True Red

Henry - 2022 Blue Mica

Glenda - 2022 Snowflake White Pearl 

Earlee and Carolyn - 2009 Gray 

Don and Vicky - 2019 Soul Red Crystal

Wes and Marty - 2021 Gray  Metallic

Paul and Jeannie - 2021 Red

Richard - 2016 Soul Red

Deborah - 2001 British Racing Green

Luc and Michelle - 2006 Maroon

Michael and Suki - 2016 Red

Jim and Arcinee - 2016 White

Nick and Catherine - 2019 Racing Orange

James and Lindsay - 2014 Meteor Gray


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