The Miata was nearly a front-wheel-drive disaster

Seriously. When Mazda was developing what would become the best-selling sports car in history, the proposals included the rear-wheel drive roadster we all know and love (above and below right), a mid-engine MR2 knock off (below middle), and a front-wheel drive disaster (below left). Mazda made the right call, and the… » 2/11/14 4:46pm 2/11/14 4:46pm

Triple C Racing: One Season Down

Team Triple C Racing is Classic Car Club Manhattan's first racing division. The effort has been spearheaded by Adam and JJ, but it's a true team sport. These guys have now completed their first season of SCCA SM racing, and it's been a real journey. Throughout the season they replaced countless tires, brakes, and fluid … » 10/20/13 8:42pm 10/20/13 8:42pm

Interviews from the Subculture: Ryan Automatic

Stanced and lowered cars are pretty common on the roads these days. But even just a few years ago, seeing an e30 dragging its ass would have been a rare sight. The proliferation of car parts and modifications to get cars lower than should be possible is only making it easier for enthusiasts to get low. Some people… » 9/13/13 10:29am 9/13/13 10:29am

Formula Drifter Joins Club Of People Tweeting Pics Of Their Junk

There's something in the air these days, and whatever that something is, it's causing men to tweet pics of their naughty parts. Formula Drift competitor and Miata drive Danny George joins this illustrious group today. » 7/30/13 5:38pm 7/30/13 5:38pm

For $4,500, This MX5 Is Ready For Its Closeup

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. » 7/26/13 8:00am 7/26/13 8:00am

'Idiot Kid' Explains Why He Caught On Fire Working On His Miata

Last night we saw a V8 Miata start itself, a home, and a man on fire. I got in touch with the "idiot kid" who did nearly everything wrong in the face of danger. This is why he tried to blow out an engine fire with his mouth, why he sprayed his engine with water, and just how badly he was burned. » 4/30/13 4:49pm 4/30/13 4:49pm

Bravissimo! The Alfa Romeo 4C Is Reportedly Coming To America By The…

Famed modern day philosopher Jeremy Clarkson once noted that "You can't be a true petrolhead until you've owned an Alfa Romeo." That's probably true, but it's a bit of a tall order for us Americans, since Alfa Romeos haven't been sold here since the mid 1990s (save for a few 8Cs here and there.) » 1/19/13 11:45am 1/19/13 11:45am

These Are The Insane "Bubble Cars" From When Mazda Went Nuts 20 Years Ago

Automakers are at their best when they are at their boldest. Building unconventional cars, entering into markets that are new to them, trying their hands at a different form of auto racing, creating some ridiculous niche vehicle — that's when they make the cars that people remember decades down the road, even if they… » 12/29/12 12:00pm 12/29/12 12:00pm