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

Celebrating 30 Years of the MX-5 Miata begins with celebrating our fans and their stories. We asked owners and enthusiasts from around the country to submit their MX-5 stories to celebrate the debut of the 30th Anniversary MX-5 Miata at the Chicago Auto Show.

Scott Rueweler has his MX-5 Miata to thank for introducing him to his wife. In 2010, Scott was at Flyin’ Miata summer camp when he blew an intercooler hose and had to take it to a shop for repairs. Little did he know at the time that this pitstop would change his life.

“I was standing in the front office, talking to one of their techs,” Scott explained. “When I turned around, she was standing there, looking beautiful. And I said, ‘Oh my God, that's the most beautiful woman I've ever seen in my life.’”

After just two months of dating, she moved from Colorado to Missouri to be with Scott. “The next year, at the same Flyin’ Miata summer camp,” Scott said, “I actually asked her to marry me and we've been together ever since.” On October 6, 2018 they celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary.

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Scott 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. Now back in Colorado, the couple goes back to the Flyin’ Miata event to relive their first meeting each year.

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From attending Flyin' Miata summer camp to taking the car on the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for MX-5’s 25th Anniversary, Scott and his wife have had the opportunity to get to know the MX-5 community and what makes it so special.

“I've actually met quite a few people through the Miata community,” Scott explained. “And pretty much everybody I've met either online or in person have been friendly and helpful. They're always wanting to know about and see what you've done to your car so they can do it, too. It's probably one of the best communities I've seen.”


“The MX-5 is just so much fun to drive,” Scott explained. “And if I'm having a bad day or if something is going on, I just hop in the car for ten minutes with the top down, and everything's better. They're just great, fun little cars. I love them.”