Still car shopping and looking for oppoinions.
That was one of the crazier things I’ve ever seen. Saw it happen from a ways away. Red hot parts blew like 50' in the air. By the time I got up close the car was a fireball.
A bit late on these, but here we go:
It’s been a long-standing meme in the automotive enthusiast community that Miata is always the answer - want a cheap fun sports car? Miata. Want a somewhat efficient commuter car? Miata. Want a family hauler? The trunk’s big enough to stick a kid in, Miata. However, for me, Miata’s no longer the answer.
In short, the new Miata was kind of fun but definitely nowhere near as good as an NA Miata.
My mom announced that after nearly 19 years of faithful service, she is selling her 1994 NA Miata. And buying a VW Rialta. She and my father will tour the country and visit grandchildren and all that jazz and live the all-American retirement dream. She’ incredibly excited for future her new toy, and thrilled to soon…
Yeah, I’m one of those assholes now. Haven’t gone to Sonic yet.
Guard your Miatas everyone
Put up no trespassing signs. Dig a 15 ft deep trench around the entrance. Hang barbed wire. Wrap razor wire. Remove the railroad beams. Do whatever you like, but as long as the frame remains, I will never stop going to Vance Creek Bridge. Let me tell you why.
That feeling when you’re two days deep in the mountains, and your coolant starts to boil because you’ve been hooning at redline for hours and hours at high elevations. The whole story and lots of pictures below. Also, offroad ferrari!
hopefully it’s obvious what they are haha. Feel free to use them for whatever
Rollbar pics below. I’ll try to keep it minimal... But I am absolutely in love with this bar.
But Not The Mazdas. This got traded in here yesterday, VERY VERY clean NA. Not sure what they have in it or what they’re asking, but I’m sure it’ll go quick.
I like these. You get the steelie look without the miserable performance of real 20+ pound steelies. 15x7 +25 at 10.5 pounds means they’re at the front of the pack, with 6ul’s, Advanti S1 Storm’s, Volk Te37's and Rpf1's. Cheaper than the Volks (slightly) and more than the cast wheels obviously. Thoughts?
I finally got a chance to put the new tires and differential to proper use last weekend at the KC Region SCCA’s first autocross event, and things went well. Very well.
Just ordered a matching fixed back bride seat for the Miata, but I accidentally checked the “in store pickup” option. The store is three states away. Ugh. Will have to give them a call tomorrow, don’t shop online when you’re exhausted! Some gorgeous S2k seats for your time
Stuff went down this weekend. A Miata and two Stealth R/Ts in one garage? That’s dangerous. Also, take a look at dat cart tho.