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.
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.
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.
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.
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.