Mazda MX-5 Miata Maintenance Day

This father’s day my friend Bill and I decided to fix another issue both of our NC Miata’s were having… my rear stabilizer links were making a clicking sound ever since we installed the Bilstein shocks. His Miata seemed to have aftermarket end links where one of them was ripped out of it’s socket because … Continue reading Mazda MX-5 Miata Maintenance Day

Mazda MX-5 Miata Maintenance Day

Today was a good day! After the post maintenance test drive my toddler nephew exclaimed: “Oh look it’s Mia and Tia!” Last week at the Woodcliff Lake Cars & Coffee my buddy Bill with the NC1 Copper Red Soft Top said he needed an oil change, so I volunteered to do it for him. Great! … Continue reading Mazda MX-5 Miata Maintenance Day

Mazda MX-5: Oil Change Deal Castrol EDGE + K&N Wrench-Off Filter $22.99

Memorial Day oil change deal alert at your local Advance Auto Parts store… while I’m not due for an oil change and I still have a perfectly good jug of Castrol EDGE 5W20 from a previous purchase, along with a bunch K&N HP-1002 and PS-1002 filters for my Miata, at this price I decided to … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: Oil Change Deal Castrol EDGE + K&N Wrench-Off Filter $22.99

Mazda MX-5: 1,000+ mile Road Trip from New Jersey to Ontario, Canada for Victoria Day Speedfest

Happy sesquicentennial anniversary Canada! I had no idea Canada turns 150 until I saw all the colorful banners at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. My 500+ mile road trip north was for the same reason I went last year. Victoria Day Speedfest event is an excellent combination of racing series at an amazing facility that makes … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: 1,000+ mile Road Trip from New Jersey to Ontario, Canada for Victoria Day Speedfest

Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup Cars Victoria Day Speedfest at Mosport

All of these cars you have already seen before on this blog… a few weeks ago at VIR, but now Canadian Tire Motorsports Park is in the background and since I left home at the crack of dawn to make sure I can’t them on the track for their Thursday test session, I’m going to … Continue reading Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup Cars Victoria Day Speedfest at Mosport

Mazda MX-5: Fixing the Door Beltline Molding with NE51-50-640G from Avondale Mazda

UPDATE May 7th: After three days of light/moderate/heavy rain with the new beltline on the passenger door, I’m still having the same issue of water retention. Not a damn thing has changed, except of course I’m out $50 bux…. not thrilled about this! Maybe it’s part of the design to open the door so the … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: Fixing the Door Beltline Molding with NE51-50-640G from Avondale Mazda

Mazda MX-5: 2,500 mile Road Trip Down South For Some Racing, Foodie Sampling and Exploring

So the last two weeks were spend exploring the Southeast again… I used the opportunity to volunteer two fantastic events in Alabama and Virginia to be a little bit of a tourist, a foodie, Miata Fiata fan, and of course a road tripper. The trip included stopovers in Knoxville, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; and … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: 2,500 mile Road Trip Down South For Some Racing, Foodie Sampling and Exploring

Mazda MX-5: Winning PWC TC Cup Cars and My Miata

Thanks to VIRginia International Raceway Fire Rescue folks who gave me VIP treatment at this year’s Pirelli World Challenge debut at their amazing track with paddock parking, I managed to sneak into the SAC racing area as the team was packing up to take some close up shots of my car with their winning race … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: Winning PWC TC Cup Cars and My Miata

Mazda MX-5: 600 Mile Miata Road Trip to Watkins Glen for some NASCAR Training

I’m so glad I drove up to Watkins Glen for some much needed NASCAR training during their Motorsport Safety Seminar this April. Last time I went was two years ago. Last year I almost went, but with snow on the forecast I chickened out, panicked and booked a flight to Texas instead to volunteer MotoGP … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: 600 Mile Miata Road Trip to Watkins Glen for some NASCAR Training

Mazda MX-5: 3,500 Mile Spring Break Road Trip South in a Miata, from New Jersey to Florida

Second New Jersey to Florida Road Trip is now in the books. This trip in March over Spring Break was my second year in a row volunteering for St. Pete GP and Sebring 12 hour. It was also my second drive down to Florida this year (first one being for the Roar before the 24). … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: 3,500 Mile Spring Break Road Trip South in a Miata, from New Jersey to Florida