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…
An amusingly modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution cools off with its hood up as the Spec Miata field grids up in the background.
I’m not under any illusions about how this story will be used. It’s going to be presented as evidence by hopeful gearhead parents who desperately want to convince the other parent that, somehow, in the face of all logic, a two-seater roadster like the new 2016 Mazda Miata makes sense with kids. I’m not promising any…
If you want Instagram to be full of you and your Miata, this is one way of doing it. Not the correct one though.
This very sideways hot lap with Mad Mike Whiddett and his four-rotor twin-turbo Miata isn’t just a display of unbelievably good driving, it’s a cinematic masterpiece.
This is the range-topping Mazda MX-5 “Sport Recaro,” based on the 2.0 liter Sport Nav spec MX-5. It comes in Soul Red or Ceramic Metallic and gets black accents on the exterior and heated Recaro seats and red stitching on the interior. Mazda is making 600 and, for now, none are destined for the U.S. (via AutoGuide)
Who says Porsche has a monopoly on turning cars into Speedsters and Spyders? Mazda just turned out versions of both for the 2016 Miata for the SEMA show, and I kind of want one. Or both! Make it both.
It’s amazing where a bit of luck can land you. Over the last few days, I’ve found myself adrift without GPS on a sinuous bit of remote Japanese rural road, blitzing along in a Murcielago R-GT without ear protection, and the lone Westerner in a Mazda fan event numbering 1200 cars - and then Yojiro Terada broke out the…
A photoshopped expression of frustration made for me by a member of a Facebook Miata Club, upon having seen my car post-wreck.
Few cars better capture the spirit of Jalopnik better than the Mazda MX-5 Miata. What do you need to know before you buy a Mazda Miata? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
The Miata’s always been such an easy sell to car enthusiasts. Even if you’re not wild about the styling it’s hard to argue with the rest of the car’s pros: inexpensive, reliable, fun. Now that the 2016 Mazda Miata configurator has gone live, we can build our own! We’ll show you ours if you show us yours.
The first thing you notice when you get on site is the boneyard. To get to the paddock area, you drive around the perimeter of the course, cordoned off from the rest of the world by an army of skinny orange pylons and lengths upon lengths of yellow safety tape, and through the aircraft graveyard itself. Once past the…
Lime Rock Park kicked off their official season this Memorial Day weekend with a ear splitting bang. The Trans Am series is a fitting high five to American horsepower, and I was there to capture the action at the historic 1.5 mile track. Lime Rock is no stranger to Trans Am racing, having witnessed Sam Posey, Mark…
Nürburgring lap records and 0-60 times are cool, but they don’t make or break a car. Here are ten cars that have more to them than just some numbers.
Looking forward to purchasing a 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5? Well, if you happen to live in Japan, have the yen, and police proof of a parking space, you totally can. Called the Roadster here in the land of the rising sun, the newest version of everyone’s favorite answer goes on sale tomorrow, Thursday May 21st.
My wife and I were married for a little more than a year before I fucked up. When it came time to pick up the pieces and put us back together, counseling didn't work, but a 2006 Mazda Miata did. Life is hard and immeasurably cruel. Good cars make it better. You can read the whole story over at Road & Track.
The Miata is the answer to all the good questions. Due to its small sporty platform and inexpensive price it has become the car of choice for many custom models and kit cars of late. Some of these are built for track duty while others are built for the cars shows. What happens when the wrong question is…
Good news, everyone! Today is FRIDAY! Actually, it's now Tuesday, and I'm writing this like 11 days in the past. That's because I am currently on vacation in a country where Internet is reserved for a lucky few, such as cafes where they make you order a baba ghanoush to get the WiFi password.