For Moro, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary marks a major milestone for the iconic roadster and it holds a special place in his heart.
What started as a passion for cars, turned into a complete career path for Daniel Lim. From buying his first MX-5 Miata in 2001, to working as a service technician at a Mazda dealership, to working at Mazda’s Research and Development Center, Lim credits his car obsession to his father.
Marco, now a system designer at Mazda’s Research and Development Center in Irvine, California, feels like he owes getting his job to his MX-5.
For Mike Fernandez, Mazda and MX-5 Miatas have become a lifelong passion. The proud owner of this “Mazda Trifecta,” Mike enjoys driving Mazda models year-round, even during the harsh winters of Alaska.
“I still get a smile on my face every time I get behind the wheel,” Jury explained. And with more than 400,000 miles driven across three MX-5s, that’s a lot of smiles.
For Scott Fricke, the Mazda MX-5 Miata Clubs were key to his love story and his family’s obsession with the iconic roadster. And with most great life choices, it all started with a nudge from his mother.
The first time Joe Schlueter drove an MX-5 Miata was more than 25 years ago while taking a little break during a work conference. Since that drive in 1992, he’s never forgotten how the MX-5 drove.
After two years of hard work and dedication, 18-year-old Jamie Rouvalis was able to purchase his dream car--a silver 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata A-package with a limited slip differential.
Rueweler shares his love for his MX-5 with his wife, who he describes as his favorite passenger and who has made him promise never to sell his MX-5 under any circumstances.
Imagine going out for a quiet birthday dinner with your spouse and coming back with a brand new car. That’s exactly what happened to LeighAnn Severance when her husband, Skip, surprised her with a new 2012 MX-5 Miata.
“These aren’t cars,” Joe Burns explained. “They're part of our family. They build memories for life. Even to this day, we'll just hop in the car and take a drive and make a new memory for the family."
Rona Dexler has had an infatuation with cars her whole life. From an early age, she frequently played with toy cars instead of dolls. This, in part, was because of her father’s passion for cars. As an automotive journalist, he’d definitely passed the car enthusiast gene on to her.
Sometimes cars are destined to be owned by a specific owner. That was the case for Rina Jacobson and her 2000 MX-5 Miata, which she bought in 2011--for the second the time.
At 66 years old, Kaitlyn Lydell isn’t your typical race car driver. With more than 20 years of experience with the MX-5 Miata, serving as president of the Bay Area Miata Club and tracking her MX-5 for the last decade, she’s at the track more than 30 days a year and couldn’t be happier.
Bob Ledesma bought his 1992 MX-5 Miata from a friend for only $500, with the promise of bringing it back to showroom condition. Since then, he has spent countless hours carefully restoring the car, sparing no detail.
After months of planning and researching the most incredible roads in the U.S., Brian connected all the pinned locations to form a route that would nearly circumvent the country.
After nearly 20 years of owning three MX-5's, Hisaoka has discovered that with the ability to update her car with different colors and accessories, she has discovered the ability to make her MX-5 a true extension of herself.
Brandon Matthews has always been drawn to cars. Over the years he’s owned various types, but it all changed when his friend let him drive his MX-5 Miata.
At age 14, Robert Noaker was admitted into The Guinness Book of World Records. Noaker became the youngest person to win an IndyCar sanctioned race, with his first place finish at the Mazda Global MX-5 Cup in Lexington, Ohio.
When Lauren Carter of Glendale Heights, Illinois bought her 2013 Mazda3 5-Door she had no idea she had just purchased the 10 millionth Mazda to be sold in the United States.
Clay. Bread. Craftsmanship. What it all comes down to is a clay-formed, designed-by-hands 2017 CX-5 with a stunning exterior that stands out from boxy, computer-generated CUVs.
Celebrating the joy of driving makes sense for Mazda. New or old, classic or showroom fresh, every Mazda vehicle is engineered with the purpose of sharing that joy.
Mazda is celebrating its first engineering breakthrough at the 2017 Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach, California, paying homage to the engine that put it on the map and continuing to draw fascination from fans the world over.
While affordable, reliable, great-driving cars might keep the Hostetters coming back for more, it’s quality care and attention from the Randy Hiley dealership that’s the cornerstone of their longstanding relationship with Mazda.
Once you escape the urban L.A. sprawl, there are scores of canyon roads swooping up into the hills that can put a huge smile on an enthusiastic driver's face.
Los Angeles is a breeding ground for innovation, whether that’s in design, engineering or simply attitude. A place where new ideas come to life, with an optimistic, enterprising outlook in the endless California sunshine.
With thousands of models coming from hundreds of automakers over the decades, few cars have followings of enthusiasts the world over quite like the Mazda MX-5 Miata.
Since its inception in 2009, the first Miatas at Mazda Raceway started as a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata. It quickly became a desirable event for MX-5 Miata enthusiasts, attracting numerous enthusiasts each year after.
The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 Miata continued to delight fans as it made its way through the Deep South with stops in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
The epic cross-country tour of the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 Miata continued through the heart of America with multiple stops in the Midwest.
The Mazda Cosmo 110S was the first ever Mazda sports car powered by a rotary engine. This rare classic takes on Scotland's spectacular North Coast 500 route.
The Millionth Miata Celebration Tour made its way to the Northeast and couldn’t have asked for a better turnout for the first series of regional tour stops.
During the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Mazda welcomed the one-millionth MX-5 Miata to the U.S. in its first of 18 stops around the country.
Mazda brought its three historic cars to San Diego, joining 25 other historic cars made by various automakers to partake on a 200-mile road rally.
Even if you don’t have tickets to the game and you’re looking for an excuse to see new scenery, there are plenty of once-in-a-lifetime destinations worthy of a day’s drive.
Wherever you decide to go, in most cases, you won’t need chains with the superior traction and predictive nature of Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD technology.
Mazda dreamers can remember the moment they first saw a Mazda. For some, that moment ushered in a newfound appreciation for driving, and for others, it was the common bond of love for Mazda that sparked new friendships and relationships.
What happens when you take all of the great things about the MX-5 Miata and amplify them? For over 25 years, MX-5 enthusiasts have been exploring the outer edge of the MX-5’s performance envelope with outstanding results.
Every driver has experienced the sheer panic of having a car in front of them slam on their brakes unexpectedly, but for Bridget McIntyre that panic was followed by a violent collision.