Mazda Expands U.S. MX-5 Miata Restoration Parts Program

Holding the momentum of celebrating the Miata’s 30th anniversary of its debut at the Chicago Auto Show, as well as a successful 2019 Miata Reunion at Laguna Seca, Mazda has announced its expanded U.S. MX-5 Miata Restoration Parts Program.

By Peter Nelson | October 30, 2019
Video: POV Test Drive Of The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata GT

Ride with Winding Road Magazine in this POV Video of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata GT with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G engine that produces 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb/ft torque at 4,000 rpm.

By Winding Road Staff | December 12, 2018
92-Horsepower Miata Shows Who’s Boss In ChampCar

In this video we see Winding Road Team TFB driver Mark Drennan demonstrate that power isn’t everything.

By Winding Road Staff | May 24, 2017
At The Track: NA Miatas Can Now Run In Vintage Series

In our Guide To Vintage Racing we have pointed out that vintage sanctioning bodies like SVRA have generally twisted their rules to keep Spec Miatas at bay.

By Winding Road Staff | November 02, 2016
WR TV: 1994 MX-5 Miata vs. 2016 MX-5 Miata GT POV Comparison

I’ll start off by saying that you can’t go wrong with either one of these cars. Because honestly, it’s tough to say which one is more fun to drive. Ultimately, power and refinement set these two generations apart.

By Winding Road Staff | January 11, 2016
NAIAS 2015: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Walkaround

Get a closer look at the upcoming all-new fourth generation MX-5 as Multimedia Editor Chris Amos spends some time with the upcoming ragtop at week’s North American International Auto Show. According to Mazda, the new MX-5 sheds some 220 pounds from the outgoing car, and is “the most compact of any generation MX-5 so far.”

By Winding Road Staff | January 13, 2015
Update: Mazda Reveals Next-Generation MX-5 Chassis

While we were hoping for a proper debut of the fourth generation Miata at this year’s New York Auto Show, when it comes to the forthcoming all-new Miata, we’ll take what we can get. And what we get is word from Mazda that the Skyactiv chassis of the newest MX-5 will be leaner, meaner, and more honest to the original intent of the diminutive sports car.

By Winding Road Staff | April 16, 2014
WR TV: 1994 LS1 Mazda Miata POV at Gingerman Raceway

This week Chris Amos goes for a ride in a Mazda MX-5 that’s gained some serious motivation by way of an LS1 V8 sourced from a 2004 Pontiac GTO. Shortly after this stripped out beast was built, the owner came out to Gingerman Raceway to do some testing and get a feel for the car. We take you along for this slightly terrifying, but awesome, ride.

By Winding Road Staff | March 04, 2014
Classic: The Origins of the Mazda Miata

In 1979, auto journalist Bob Hall suggested Mazda produce a small two-seater roadster inspired by the rear-wheel drive Alfa Romeo, MG and Triumph sports cars that ruled the roads in the 1960s. Whether Hall accurately predicted the shrinking roadster market would all but collapse over the following years is a point of debate, but his advice was of paramount importance to Mazda’s future.

By Ronan Glon | February 21, 2014
Overview: 2016 Mazda Miata

This is the review page for the 2016 Mazda Miata. Future road tests, updated specifications, videos, and other relevant information will all be included here.

By Winding Road Staff | December 01, 2013
Mazda To Attempt World Record With MX-5

Next month, Mazda hopes to break its own Guinness World Record for “largest parade of Mazda cars” with a gathering of MX-5s in Lelystad, Holland. The event, called IMAX-5 2013, hopes to bring together close to 800 examples of the popular roadster at RDW Test Centrum for a drive through the Dutch countryside.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 14, 2013
Winding Road Racing: VIRgins No Longer

Sitting outside the Advanced Autosports semi between races at a Midwestern Council event at Road America back in August, Jim Kettelkamp casually mentioned a potential trip to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) for the 13 Hour SCCA Charge Of The Headlight Brigade endurance race in October. Already having enlisted Steve Krock, a suspension mechanic on the Ed Carpenter IndyCar team, Doctor Jim was looking for a third driver for the team. I switched off all rational decision making processes for a few seconds and signed up.

By Winding Road Staff | November 07, 2012
Rumors: Spy Shots—Subaru BRZ STI

The spy shooters over at Automobile caught what appears to be a prototype of the highly anticipated STI version of Subaru’s celebrated BRZ sportscar doing some testing at The Green Hell—a.k.a. the Nurburgring racetrack in Germany.

By Doran Dal Pra | November 01, 2012
Comparison Test: 2012 Mini Cooper S Roadster vs. 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition

The Mazda has been the undisputed king of the roadsters since it burst on to the scene 23 years ago. The Mini’s been one of our favorite hot hatches, but we’ve been plenty curious to see just how the all-new Roadster matched up with the legendary MX-5. To find out, we spent a day shooting, videoing, and most importantly, driving these two awesome roadsters. This’ll be a fun one.

By Brandon Turkus | June 11, 2012
Base Versus Loaded: 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Yes, it may be the middle of February, and there may be snow storm barreling towards your brave editorial staff, but that hasn’t stopped us from thinking about two-seat roadsters. One of our favorites is the Mazda MX-5 Miata. This affordable little roadster can be had with a five-speed transmission in the base model for just over $24,000.

By Brandon Turkus | February 10, 2012
First Look: 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition

Mazda unveiled the 2012 MX-5 Miata Special Edition at today’s Chicago Auto Show. The limited-run (only 450 will be produced) roadster is mainly an aesthetics package, giving the MX-5 a bit more of aggressive edge.

By Brandon Turkus | February 08, 2012
Miata Challenge Project: Chapter 2

When we last left our hero…we said we had bought a Miata for a new one-track series that some people we know are creating. These guys are aiming for novice racers who’ve done HPDE or track days, as well as folks who want to step up from their first taste of racing in ChumpCar or LeMons.

By Tom Martin | January 23, 2012
Miata Challenge Project: Racing On A Budget

We’re joining a new racing series in order to answer a question many of you may have: what does it really cost to go racing? Proponents of activities like sailing or horse racing or skiing will all tell you to be sure you understand the costs before you get in too deep. Or, as the adage goes, “a sailboat is a hole in the water into which one pours money.” That’s funny, but it doesn’t really do much to tell you whether you can afford the sport. We’ll try to give you an idea over the course of the next few issues.

By Tom Martin | January 20, 2012
Miata Challenge Project: Chapter One

We’re joining a new one-track series. We thought some of you might be interested in following this for several reasons, so we’ll do regular posts.

By Tom Martin | January 20, 2012
Comparison Test: 2011 Mazdaspeed3 vs. 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2011 Mazda RX-8

A weird thing happened the other day. We were messing around and looking at car discounts and deals online, when we stumbled upon the AOL Autos Best Deal tool. (No, AOL didn’t pay us to write this part; we just genuinely think they’ve got a cool thing going here.) The online tool allows you to search for “best deal” by showing cars in your area that are being offered for the most money off of the baseline MSRP. At the time, we’d just booked a one-week loan of a Mazda RX-8, so we took a look at what discounts were available for the car (one we’ve always been pretty fond of).

By Winding Road Staff | June 06, 2011
Driven: 2010 Mazda MX-5 PRHT

The Mazda MX-5 (it isn’t a Miata anymore) has grown up. What started as a simple revival of the classic British roadster has blossomed into a usable, everyday car. Our tester is the Grand Touring trim with the optional Power Retractable Hard Top (PRHT). Not exactly traditional MX-5, but we won’t complain about the all-weather ability of the tin top, or the heated leather seats (it may be July, but those seats would really extend convertible season).

By Brandon Turkus | July 20, 2010


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