Congratulations Mazda team Joest on Daytona 24h pole position and new track record

Great news from Florida this weekend: Mazda RT24-P is on pole for this year’s Daytona 24 hour race! Not only that the Mazda DPi set a new track record. Fantastic! I’m pretty happy to see Facebook lit up with all of the peeps sharing this news. The only thing that would have been better is … Continue reading Congratulations Mazda team Joest on Daytona 24h pole position and new track record

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Matchbox Mazda CX-5: Found it!

Who would of thought that a Mazda CX-5 SUV diecast would be easier to find then a Matchbox Mazda Miata? I certainly did not, but today I got really lucky and cleaned out my local Kmart in Westwood of their Matchbox collection. I also snatched a few other cars including a Chrysler 300 and a … Continue reading Matchbox Mazda CX-5: Found it!

Mazda MX-5: Miata Fender Removal. Fender Bender Fix.

Well I’ve gone and done it. Took the better part of the day but my fender is now fixed. Not the prettiest job but it will have to do for now. What I’ve learned is that it is possible to change the fender without removing the bumper. I was worried it would take forever. Luckily … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: Miata Fender Removal. Fender Bender Fix.

Mazda MX-5: Hunt for Miata Fender in Copper Red (Found It!)

It’s been a week since my mom had a fender bender with my car… (she bent the fender with her car while backing up). Since then I’ve been scouring the Internets for a replacement. Nothing terribly close could be found I called about a dozen local used car part places, but I had two candidates … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: Hunt for Miata Fender in Copper Red (Found It!)

Mazda MX-5: Bad Day for my Miata

Always knew someone will run over my Miata. Today my mommy dearest succeeded. It didn’t help I parked behind her on a weird angle… only ran in the house for a minute before going out. But she beat me to it. Put her truck in reverse and plowed over my fender doing plenty of damage. … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: Bad Day for my Miata

Hot Wheels Porsche 962 & Mazda 787B

Today I learned something new in my Hot Wheels collecting hobby… all those cool cars I’ve glanced at before and dismissed because they were not the red Miata I was looking for… yeah! I actually should have bought them when I had a chance. I also learned there are different price points for Hot Wheels … Continue reading Hot Wheels Porsche 962 & Mazda 787B

Mazda MX-5: Miata Maintenance Day

Great day to work on the Miata this Memorial Day weekend. Sunny, 90 degrees… too hot to put the top down but quite pleasant in the shade. Bill stopped by for an oil change and to try running Mobil 1 high mileage 5w30 in his car, which I may do myself in the future. Glad … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: Miata Maintenance Day

Mazda MX-5: Miata Dip Stick Upgrade

It’s the little things that hopefully make a difference between a perfectly functioning motor and a blown one. Lately there has been a flurry of discussion on various social media channels about NC Miata owners blowing up their engines. And while some get all excited about a 2.5L swap to a Ford Fusion engine, I’d … Continue reading Mazda MX-5: Miata Dip Stick Upgrade