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The Melanie Wheeler Story 

When a cancer diagnosis took Melanie Wheeler by surprise, she found motivation in an unexpected place — setting a goal for her own MX-5.
Mazda RX-7 Rotary Sports Car

My Mazdas and My Marriage

From his very first RX-3 in the ‘70s to his current Mazda3, Fred keeps coming back to Mazda for vehicles that give him the same “wow” feeling that he first felt in 1972.

Discovering Balance and Joy in the MX-5 Miata

With plenty of drive and track time in her 1994 MX-5, Bantay was ready for something new. She had her heart set on a new 2019 MX-5.
Mazda North American Operations CEO and President Moro-san

Masahiro Moro, chairman and CEO of MNAO, continues to cultivate lifelong Mazda fans

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.

Mazda Employee Shares Major Life Milestones with MX-5 Miata

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.

Advanced Product Planner of the Original MX-5 Miata

James Kilbourne still remembers how blown away he was when he saw the first early prototype of the MX-5 Miata.

Passionate MX-5 Miata Owner Becomes Passionate Mazda Employee

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.

Always an Adventure in the MX-5 Miata

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.

Exploring Hawaii in the Mazda MX-5

What made the MX-5 a love-at-first-drive experience was when he took the car out with the top down on one of the windier, scenic routes on the Big Island.

The MX-5 Miata Purchase of a Lifetime

John couldn’t believe that an innocent purchase would turn out to be a rare buy.
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Racing, Owning and Selling MX-5 Miatas

Bender’s genuine passion for Mazda and the MX-5 has resonated with many people. That is why he’s become a top MX-5 racer and Mazda salesman in the country.

Sharing the Contagious Smile of the MX-5 Miata

“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.

Dream Car Becomes Family Treasure

When Zen and his now wife went to test drive the MX-5, he was sold without ever driving the vehicle himself.

Miata Serves as Ultimate Tribute to Late Brother

Purchased as a tribute to his late brother, Peter’s MX-5 serves as the perfect reminder of his brother’s love for cars and the MX-5 Miata.

Exploring the Lower 48 in the MX-5 Miata

From the moment they laid eyes on a 1989 Mariner Blue Mazda MX-5 Miata, Cyndee Boyvey and Al Brown became hooked.

An Unforgettable Convertible Ride Sparks Love for the MX-5

It only took one weekend back in the mid-1990’s with a friend’s MX-5 Miata to turn Steve Gunn into an MX-5 fan.

The Matchmaking MX-5 Miata

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.

An MX-5 Owner 25 Years in the Making

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.

Every Day is ‘A Wicked Good Time’ for this 18-year-old MX-5 Owner

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.

An MX-5 Miata Introduced This Owner to His Future Wife

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.

An Unforgettable Birthday with a Surprise MX-5 Miata

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.

A Family Building Lifelong Memories with the 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."

A Lifelong Love Affair with The MX-5 Miata

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.

Enjoying Life to the Fullest in the MX-5 Miata

Montante’s passion for the MX-5 Miata has been contagious, too. He has inspired his girlfriend and eight of his closest friends to purchase MX-5s.

An MX-5 Miata Reunion Years in The Making

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.  

How the Mazda Miata Keeps This 66-Year-Old Driver Young at Heart

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.

Enjoying the Freedom and Youthfulness of the MX-5 Miata

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.

How MX-5 Miata Provided One Couple A New Way To Continue Their Adventures

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.

Miata Club of Hawaii Co-Founder Has Found Her Ultimate Form of Expression in the MX-5

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.

Everything This Car Enthusiast Knows About Cars, He Learned From the MazdaSpeed MX-5 Miata

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.
Beard Miata Mx-5 Driver Lewis Snyder

The Joy of Driving Miata

You don’t know what true freedom feels like until you’re cruising down a road with the top of your Miata down, beard flowing in the wind.
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Checking in on a Very Special Mazda Owner

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.
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Double Your Fun in the New MX-5 RF

Dale pre-ordered a ‘Launch Edition’ MX-5 Miata RF, without telling his wife, and then ordered another one so he could share it with his family.
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Marc Simon’s Dream Life

The fast, close racing in the Spec Miata class reminded Marc of the energy he loved so much on stage, and he knew he had to try it for himself.
Hostetter Owner Story

Meet the Hostetters and their 17th Mazda

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.
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A Mazda Family discovers the MX-5 RF

After 12 years of loving his Mazda6, Kevin Edgren plans to recapture the sports car spirit of his youth in an MX-5 Miata RF
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15 Years, 191,000 Miles, and One Family

After 15 years and over 191,000 miles, Minnie has become something more than just a vehicle in their garage.
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Miata Fanatic Gets First MX-5 Miata RF

When Mazda announced the pre-sale of the 2017 MX-5 Miata RF hardtop convertible, Miata enthusiasts all over the United States quickly signed up to preorder.
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Alfred Morris’ 1991 Mazda 626

In a sea of expensive luxury cars, Alfred Morris’ 1991 Mazda 626 sits snugly in the Dallas Cowboys’ parking lot.
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Living Proof of CX-5’s Safety

Just two days after surviving a tremendous collision, Jenn Dietz walked into her local Mazda dealer to buy another Mazda CX-5.
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Mazdas Run in This Family

Four years and 15 Mazdas later, the Commale family is already looking forward to new additions to their garage.

Mazda Dreams

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.
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Mazda Enthusiast: CJ Wilson

A starting pitcher on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim roster and owner of successful Mazda dealerships.
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The Mazda6 that Helped Protect the Whole Family

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.