Next Week: Our Date With the New Mazda MX-5

David S.
By David S. Wallens
May 20, 2015 | Mazda

The new MX-5 looks a little angrier, but it is reportedly the same fun-to-drive sports car.
And we have some fresh tires to scrub, too.

Starting next Tuesday we will be spending a few days with the forthcoming ND-chassis Mazda MX-5—instrumented testing plus plenty of highway miles. Here’s the catch: We can’t reveal our driving impressions until June 1.

However, watch our website and Facebook pages for a few sneak peeks. And if you’re on the ball, perhaps there’s a chance you’ll get to meet up with us. (Hint: Our travels will not be limited to our home state of Florida.)

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Mitchell
Mitchell UltraDork
5/20/15 3:49 p.m.

A few days? Enough time to drive to LA.

bluej
bluej GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/20/15 4:11 p.m.

Ohboyohboyohboyohboyohboy!

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/20/15 4:28 p.m.

I know a guy who would love to be involved in this. He might even be able to add some depth to the story. He can travel.

Thanks for letting us know when the embargo is lifted, too

mazdeuce
mazdeuce PowerDork
5/20/15 4:39 p.m.

If you're headed to Texas somehow, there's one heck of a nice guest room in the Grosh. Wouldn't that make for great editorial material?

turboswede
turboswede MegaDork
5/20/15 5:07 p.m.

Wow, I'm really looking forward to reading about your impressions of the new MX......

um, excuse me for a moment....

turboswede
turboswede MegaDork
5/20/15 5:08 p.m.
mazdeuce wrote: If you're headed to Texas somehow, there's one heck of a nice guest room in the Grosh. Wouldn't that make for great editorial material?

and don't mind the guy with the brown nose, he's mostly harmless. Mostly.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/20/15 6:35 p.m.

This should be fun. Once we're on the road, we'll be checking in. I have a feeling at least one stop at Moe's will be on the schedule. We get the keys Tuesday morning.

Anyone know how much room the MX-5 has in the trunk?

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand Reader
5/20/15 7:11 p.m.

Enough room to fit me in it.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UltraDork
5/20/15 7:17 p.m.

If you come near Lexington nc, ill intrduce you to a local delicacy that will knock your socks off. Most incredible sandwich I've found on the east coast.

bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/20/15 8:00 p.m.

I think Austin is a natural. Too bad COTA is all setup for the X games but I'm sure with a few calls you can get in at Harris Hill. :)

MrJoshua
MrJoshua PowerDork
5/20/15 8:29 p.m.

The Mumpkin will be in Gainesville and would love to say hi.

mistanfo
mistanfo UltraDork
5/20/15 8:41 p.m.

Get it again for the UTCC, as a base line...

Junkyard_Dog
Junkyard_Dog SuperDork
5/20/15 8:46 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote: Anyone know how much room the MX-5 has in the trunk?

1.5 dead hookers, but they have to be really, really skinny.

And, you know, cut in half.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/20/15 10:33 p.m.
yupididit wrote: Enough room to fit me in it.

What's the line from Cannonball Run?

Remember our car? Two seats. Two seats! Where's he gonna sit!?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/20/15 10:47 p.m.

Found the clip:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xj5p6h_god-is-our-copilot_shortfilms

Yup, that's pretty much what I expect next week.

turboswede
turboswede MegaDork
5/20/15 10:53 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote: Found the clip: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xj5p6h_god-is-our-copilot_shortfilms Yup, that's pretty much what I expect next week.

As long as it isn't this:

http://youtu.be/NEg6faTj_co

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/20/15 11:05 p.m.
turboswede wrote:
David S. Wallens wrote: Found the clip: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xj5p6h_god-is-our-copilot_shortfilms Yup, that's pretty much what I expect next week.
As long as it isn't this: http://youtu.be/NEg6faTj_co

I thought you were going to say, Hope it's not like this:

https://youtu.be/GsSW9rd322k

KyAllroad
KyAllroad Dork
5/21/15 6:08 a.m.

From Florida it isn't that far to Deals Gap. That would be a good shakedown of a car that is supposed to be able to handle.... Maybe have some other generation Miatas meet you there for a comparison.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/21/15 12:12 p.m.
KyAllroad wrote: From Florida it isn't that far to Deals Gap. That would be a good shakedown of a car that is supposed to be able to handle.... Maybe have some other generation Miatas meet you there for a comparison.

Hey yeah, it isn't too far....

Toyspyder
Toyspyder New Reader
5/21/15 7:10 p.m.

Autoblog, Autoweek and Automobile Magazine all hosted ND reveals in their respective hometowns (Detroit and LA). Surely GRM cannot be one-upped by those guys. Where and what time should we show up in Daytona Beach to drool over the new car?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/21/15 11:13 p.m.

Our personal welcome to the ND is going to be a little different than the others. It will be cool, too.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/21/15 11:22 p.m.

Did you get upgraded wheels and tires for the ND as well as the NC?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/22/15 10:49 a.m.
Keith Tanner wrote: Did you get upgraded wheels and tires for the ND as well as the NC?

Maybe. (I never kiss and tell.)

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/22/15 10:50 a.m.

And once we're on the road, yes, we will keep you posted on our route. Should be fun.

KyAllroad
KyAllroad Dork
5/22/15 11:22 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens:

The more lead time the better for those of us who have to take time off work/arrange family commitments/etc.....

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/22/15 11:29 a.m.

For now I can say that we'll be on the road Tuesday through Thursday.

Look for more info Tuesday afternoon.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/22/15 2:51 p.m.

There is one stop that I can announce today: our victory/arrival dinner, assuming we don't get lost/arrested/abducted along the way.

Join us Thursday, May 28, starting at 6 pm at Lime Fresh Mexican: 1802 W. International Speedway Dr., Daytona Beach, FL 32114.

If you drive there in a Mazda, there's a chance you might take home a lovely parting gift.

Toebra
Toebra New Reader
5/22/15 2:59 p.m.

Maybe hook up with a Miata club and make it a 4 generation comparo

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/22/15 3:35 p.m.

For those of you on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/717996558323395/

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/22/15 4:18 p.m.

And for those of you not on Facebook: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/events/2015-mazda-mx-5-welcome-party/

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/23/15 9:12 p.m.

And a bump for the weekend crew.

kabel
kabel Dork
5/29/15 2:45 p.m.

Really cool meet. Thank you Grassroots Motorsports Magazine and Mazda for the fun and relaxed preview of the new car. I think this new ND much better captures the style & spirit of the original NA many of us hold near and dear.

Lot of people posted pics of the met on the facebook event page.

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