My Miata Track Car Update – Staying Stock

The biggest change in how I now approach performance driving has to do with the concept that I should be investing in myself, rather than investing in the car. There is no question in my mind that seat time and quality instruction are the two most important elements in turning in hot laps. read more »

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My Miata Heartbreak

Spring is supposed to be a happy time. Not only does the snow melt – at least in my part of the world – but the warm temperatures and clear roads mean that enthusiasts start to bring their cars out of hibernation. One week ago I made a special trip to the top secret location where my Mazda Miata rode out the snowy months in blissful slumber, intent on breaking it out from under its car cover. read more »

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The Mazda Miata Hard Top Question

One of the things I enjoy most about the Miata is that it doesn’t have a roof. Well, it does have one, of sorts – it’s made of fabric and plastic – but it is almost never raised on my car, except when it has to be stored for an extended period. read more »

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A Winter Car Storage Checklist

This week I finally faced up to reality and put the Miata away for its first winter sleep in my care. While I know that many Miata-ites are comfortable strapping on a hard top and tackling the snow and ice without a second thought, I am not willing to deal with the eventual corrosion issues that Canadian winters would visit on my track car. read more »

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