Miatas at Laguna Seca 30th Anniversary Invitation

Extending my invitation to all of you for end of 2019: Mark your calendars! The Miata turns 30 next year and you’re all invited to the celebration at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on October 11-13th. Now that we have a firm date, we’re working on all the various details including adding special things to commemorate the […]

Hot Wheels: First Editions from eBay

My new Hot Wheels collection obsession is real and getting worse. The first batch of 10 Hot Wheels First Editions from eBay has just arrived, and they look amazing! I decided to go shopping online for a fairly recent 2017 McLaren F1 GTR… one I had in my hand in Walmart last year to buy […]

Hot Wheels: From Hobby to Obsession

I think it’s time to pump the brakes on this hobby a little. Since I started to obsess over this idea a month ago I think I’m about $200 bux all in already, because I keep sweeping my local supermarkets of the models I want. And it’s a good time for a reality check. The […]

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 […]

How I Got Scammed Buying a Miata on eBay

It’s not the first time I got scammed on eBay. Some five years ago I won a bid on a gorgeous Miata in torch red from a Miami seller only to find out it had three major/moderate damage accidents on it’s CARFAX report. Obviously I didn’t pay for/buy that car. But more recently I did […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Hot Wheels Mission Accomplished!

…mission accomplished! (sort of) After a few days of obsessive compulsive behavior. Two supermarket visits and a trip to Wal-Mart dropping $50 bux on toys, my collection is off to a good start! I cleaned out my local ACME grocery store of their white Mad Mike Miatas that I mentioned in a previous post. And […]