The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 rolled off the assembly line in Hiroshima on the 22nd April 2016 sporting the color, and that means there’s enough Miatas out there by now for generations to come.
Mazda just lifted the sheet on the all-new Miata RF “Retractable Fastback” convertible to open the New York International Auto Show. It’s cool, but it’s not the Miata Coupe we were all praying, begging, and hoping for.
Top always down! Here’s a fellow automotive journalist recording some very sideways footage in the passenger seat of a new ND Mazda MX-5 in the snow at Mazda’s Ice Academy. Whoever said that it wasn’t a fantastic winter car clearly didn’t dress for the weather, or is averse to opposite lock. This car was made for snow…
It might only have a 129 horsepower four-cylinder, two seats and a soft top, yet there’s no other car I want to have more as a daily driver than the smallest 2016 Mazda Miata with the baby engine. It’s that good.
There’s trials by fire, and there’s sticking your brand new race car baby in one of the most grueling races in the world: the National Auto Sport Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill. That’s exactly what Mazda did to debut its new MX-5 Cup car, and all four of the MX-5 Cups entered just crossed the finish line…
I’m a huge fan of the concept behind Factory Five’s Subaru-based 818 roadsters and coupés, but what if you want to get more out of your already awesome Mazda roadster? Enter: Flyin’ Miata.
All of the Mazda MX-5 teams that participated in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race this weekend were found yanking out their engines after the race on Friday night. Why? According to IMSA, it was time to do a routine audit to make sure everything was in spec. Yes, getting audited sucks for race cars, too.
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…
Yes, I'm aware that this is an Alfa Romeo concept built by Pininfarina three years ago and plans have changed since. But please bear with me.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe is a supposed movie star car, allegedly having appeared in the film Looper. With no paperwork to back up that provenance, its up to you to determine if it’s worth the price of admission.
CJ Wilson Racing driver Patrick Gallagher is a mechanical engineering student at The Ohio State University. Naturally, he's a devoted Buckeyes fan. Later this month, when he races in front of the hometown crowd at Mid-Ohio, he'll be wearing a very special helmet.
So there's nothing really stealthy about a Mazda MX-5 with some swords taped on, but it sure can slice the crap out of some fruit.
Elliott Skeer is an 18-year-old race driver competing in the Mazda MX5 Cup — that's the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup — for CJ Wilson Racing. This past weekend at Sebring, Skeer, aka the baby-faced assassin, took the race's second 18-lap round, thanks to a dramatic pass on the last lap.
Sure, bump drafting was a staple at Nascar's Daytona 500 (before the new Gen-Six cars), but for Daytona 24 qualifying? Won't those high-falutin' sporty-car drivers spill Beluga caviar all over their kid-skin driving gloves?
The original Mazda Miata started a "roadster revival." The 2006 car, renamed as the MX5, transforms that all into a sports car movement that will continue to thrive for years to come.
Earlier this month at this year's 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race, one of C.J. Wilson's Mazda MX-5 racecars was in P4 with three hours to go when the engine went. Another team might have just said screw it. Not these guys.
The Mazda MX-5 is a car that, in some circles — including this one — has reached sainted status. it's the mother-car, the "answer to every Question of the Day," as some say, the only pure sports car for the middle class built in the past two decades. Or so you might believe.
How can an independent Mazda survive to zoom-zoom another day? Alliances. Like, say, loaning its robust roadster tech to the Italian brand that once defined the genre as "fun but flimsy"? Yes, Mazda's inked a deal that could see the next MX-5 become an Alfa Romeo spider, and we couldn't be happier.