How Not To Ice Race

On a crisp Sunday morning at the end of February I was fortunate enough to have finally amassed the right set of items/abilities to be able to participate in one of the Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club's fabled ice races. If you know me personally you would know that I have been trying to attend one of these ice races… » 3/08/15 1:35pm 3/08/15 1:35pm

The Mazda BT-50 is the best Ford Ranger

Badges are the weirdest things ever, you can go full old-GM with them and don't distinguish them at all apart from changing badges or you can do what VW does and make a single platform that can be changed enough to compete in many segments and price brackets. A third option, taken by these two is just not making any… » 2/22/15 3:01pm 2/22/15 3:01pm

Ask Mazda Diesel Prototype Racers Nunez and Bomarito Anything

Remember that wonderful Mazda6 diesel race car? Mazda carried over the development from that car into a wonderful diesel-powered prototype racer. We've got Jonathan Bomarito and Tristan Nunez who are racing that prototype at the Rolex 24 here to answer all your questions. What do you want to know? » 1/23/15 2:45pm 1/23/15 2:45pm

​These Are The Mazdas That Keep Our Beloved Miata Alive

We all desperately want Mazda to make the sports cars of our dreams. We've got one and we're constantly pining for another. But let's not forget that when Mazda was cranking out turbocharged RX-7s, it was also on the brink of yet another disaster, and among the things that saved them was making damn good cars for the… » 11/19/14 3:50pm 11/19/14 3:50pm

Jack Baruth to Miata haters: your argument is invalid because ND

It's the tiny elephant in the room: the legitimacy of the Maza Miata's man card. Is it forged, or authentic? Are roadsters still manly? Does anybody really care after driving one? Moot points, says Jack. The new Miata is fit for a man, and you're wrong if you disagree. » 10/08/14 10:53am 10/08/14 10:53am

I drove 2800 miles in a half-dead Miata to see the 2016 ND

The desert north of Las Vegas was sweltering, broiling, intolerable. In front of me, brake lights and stopped cars for miles—construction. Above, the night sky taunted me. It was after dark but the air was a parching 104F, and I was trapped in a cockroach-sized lozenge of a sportscar whose A/C had given up the ghost,… » 10/03/14 10:35am 10/03/14 10:35am

Among 800-hp Camaros at Daytona, our old Miata draws a crowd

There were cars at Daytona International Speedway—cars that Editor Zach Bowman and the 330k-mile Miata he drove over from Utah shared the banking with—that use more horsepower to turn their superchargers than our eyesore made new. Like an AMX that looked like it might run on boiled-down Miatas. » 8/22/14 9:02am 8/22/14 9:02am