For a diehard Mazda MX-5 Miata fan, what could be better than a trip to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca?
To celebrate the Millionth Mazda MX-5 Miataís epic 18-stop tour, AutoGuide recently held our #MX5Movementphoto contest on Instagram and after hundreds of incredible entries, the winner was Roddy Merritt from Jackson, Mississippi.
While he couldnít have been more excited when we flew him to Monterey, California for the annual Miatas at Mazda Raceway event, what he didnít know is that we had a big surprise in store for him. When he got there we presented Roddy with the keys to a shiny new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to use for the weekend and fulfill a bucket list experience: driving on the world-famous Mazda
The Millionth Miata Celebration Tour has come to an end, with the final stop being the awesomeMazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.
Taking place during the Miatas at Mazda Raceway event, attendees could not only sign the Millionth Miata, but hit the epic race track as well.
Miata love was everywhere, with over 500 Miatas and owners at the event. All generations were well represented, and there were plenty of unique, customized rides too. Mazda even brought out their pristine-condition 15th production Miata for everyone to see and admire as well.
This weekend is the final stop in the Millionth Miata Tour, an event that celebrates the most popular convertible in history: the Mazda Miata.
Taking place during the Miatas at Mazda Raceway in Monterey, California, what venue could be better than the awesome Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
With over 500 Miatas and MX-5s in attendance, there are amazing examples of the creativity and sheer awesomeness present in the Mazda community. Here are five examples that I couldnít take my eyes away from.
With over 1,000,000 Mazda Miatas and MX-5s sold over the years, thereís a very good chance youíve seen at least one of the four generations of roadsters. These cars have a cult-ish following and for a very good reason.
Over the four generations of Miata, thereís one thing you can count on: itís going to be a lot of fun to drive. That all started with the first generation car, called the NA, which was sold from 1989 to 1997. It weighed practically nothing, just around 2,100 lbs. and under the hood was a small four cylinder engine. You can always tell a first generation model apart thanks to its pop-up headlights. Early models came with 1.6-liter four cylinder engines making around 115 horsepower, while later models came with a bigger 1.8-liter engine that made around 130 horsepower.