I see quite a few 3s on the road, but it seems most drivers never even notice me passing. Once in a while I'll get an odd look from my Axela badge, but other than that, it seems no one really cares in this town.
I am working with some others locally to do a cruise up to Rosie's Diner in Rockford when the weather is nice. Contact Dave, screen name Spooled Up Racing if your interested in a local car club. There is no Mazda specific club, though.
Welcome to GR! Your're right, there don't seem to be a lot of random car enthusiast encounters in these parts -- you have to know where to look for us
Not a Mazda-specific club, but I suggest you check out the Furrin Group (http://furrin.org) if you're looking for some fun motorsports competition. We hold several autocross and road rally events through the summer months, as well as regular club meetings and other social events. I'm usually out there in my MS3.
A forum community dedicated to Mazda 3 and all Mazda vehicle owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about MazdaSpeed performance, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!