About the Club
Founded by less than a dozen enthusiasts in mid '89, the chapter (headquartered in St. Louis, MO and serving east-central MO and west-central IL) has grown to encompass hundreds of Miata enthusiasts.Our membership is as generational as the cars themselves, with founding members still active and involved alongside our newest members. Whether you just bought your very first Miata, or you're a seasoned Miata owner, all MX-5s and their drivers are welcome.
As with most chapters, the activities of the Gateway Club revolve around cars, driving, and food, usually in that order. Ranging from caravans to competition, activities are planned to provide something of interest for everyone.
The countryside around St. Louis has some fantastic Miata roads. Touring the Missouri Valley wineries is always popular, and the winding roads leading to them are especially delightful in the fall when the foliage is ablaze with color.
Our newsletter, "The Miata-File", is published monthly and contains reviews and stories about recent activities and announcements about up-coming events as well as some continuing columns.
We use windshield flyers to promote the club, and there are stories about people leaping from their cars at stoplights to present non-member Miata drivers with information. That's Enthusiasm!
Online, we operate this website as well as a social media presence on Facebook, found at facebook.com/groups/GatewayMiataClub. Members and not-yet-members alike are encouraged to join our Facebook community for the most efficient planning and communication!
With our central location, we're sure many people from other chapters pass through the Gateway City. We'd like to hear from you when you're in the area. If you have time we can point you (or accompany you) to some of the "funnest" Miata by-ways you could wish for!