My MX-5, henceforth known as White IV, has been relieved of daily duties, which are now being ably handled by RAD-740 (aka Drift Fridge).

That said, there’s nothing like driving an automatic wagon all week to make you truly appreciate the Mazda for what it is. With a quicker rack in place and the rest of the suspension dialed just so, I took to the hills to blow off some steam.


A friend joined me in their own, even tidier example - finished in Mariner Blue. The initial drive out left us struggling for grip on the greasy roads. However, upon reaching our stopping point, a happy accident led to us running into a friend of mine who was prepping their 242GT for an upcoming race at their remote workshop. A very cool place, and I do so enjoy randomly running into friends miles out of town.

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After a quick snack at the bakery (somewhat of a tradition in these parts), we headed back to town on what were now sunbaked roads, to our immense enjoyment.

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It’s just fantastic to have the car finally dialed in and sticking to the road. I can’t wait to add some power. Megasquirt, first - and then maybe, just maybe - a junkyard supercharger. Maybe.

TK out.