Super-easy car show prep that’s super easy | Garage Rescue Miata

David S.
Update by David S. Wallens to the Mazda Miata project car
Oct 27, 2022 | $2000 Challenge, Mazda, Miata, Mazda Miata, Hagerty, Detailing, Griot's Garage, Garage Rescue Miata

The new format has opened our $2000 Challenge to all cars, including our Garage Rescue Miata. We showed it off on Sunday during Hagerty’s Cars & Caffeine.

[Part Subaru 360, part Le Mans Prototype, 100 percent winner | $2000 Challenge Results]

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Photography Credit: Dave Green

First, the pre-show prep: quick detail, clay pad and then Griot’s Ceramic 3-in-1 Wax.

Photography Credit: David S. Wallens

Basically, we followed Tim McNair’s one-hour detail. (You can easily do this at home.)


We did take a few minutes to (finally) clean away some dried shoe polish that’s been caked on the widow gasket for a few years: bamboo skewer plus some SD-20 cleaner. Easy.

Photography Credits: David S. Wallens

Another easy clean-up trick learned from Tim: Use that same SD-20 on the tires and then leave them natural–no tire shine, no slick goo. And the tires are cool with it.

The two-hour drive to and from Gainesville was pretty much a non-event, although the top-down ride home was particularly delightful.

Photography Credits: David S. Wallens

Dinner was a sammich in a supermarket parking lot. Again, easy, and very happy to have this one out and about.

Photography Credit: David S. Wallens

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/26/22 1:40 p.m.

My only complaint about this year's Challenge is that I didn't go Sunday. Looks like it was a great turnout for Cars & Caffeine.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/26/22 2:16 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

Hagerty's Sunday morning gig was fun–lots of cool cars and smiling faces. And donuts. 

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