M2 Incorporated and the Miata “CobraSter”

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been subjected to a wide range of engine swaps from motorcycle engines all the way up to V12s. One of the early V6 swaps was sanctioned by Mazda and almost reached niche production. The division responsible for this project was M2 Incorporated. In the early 1990s, Mazda established the… » 5/27/15 3:17pm Yesterday 3:17pm

Dead planes and pork barbecue: Running my Miata at the Blytheville Pro

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… » 5/15/15 12:39pm 5/15/15 12:39pm

The Life And Death Of My Miata

My aim here is to tell a story of a bond between human and machine, a brief fleeting moment of happiness that was almost too good to be true. I’m writing these words with sadness in my heart, a stark contrast to the happiness this car brought to me and others. Read on, as I’m sure I’m not the only one left heart… » 5/15/15 12:05pm 5/15/15 12:05pm