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You Need This Early Miata

This early production Mazda Miata is a future collectable.

Is Miata Still the Answer for Off-Roading, Too?

A Miata may not be your first pick for an off-road vehicle, but Caleb Sandlund is making it work.

Your Projects: Pooka Is Always the Answer

Yes, we've seen just about every Miata build possible, but that doesn't mean we love them any less. Case in point: forum user Shadeux's 1995 Mazda Miata, dubbed Project Pooka.

Your Projects: Have You Met Ronald the Crappy Miata?

Ronald has been through quite a bit since that changing of hands back in January, including rallycross, hail and an encounter with a van.

Your Projects: Powering a Miata With a Minivan Engine

As owners of a V6-swapped Miata ourselves, we had to share forum user cc454's project of fitting a V6 into a second-generation, NB Miata.

Your Projects: Someone Is Actually Making a Miata Speedster of Their Own

Where some people would add a hardtop to their NA-chassis Miata, Forum user cafcwest would rather go without a roof entirely.

In the November Issue | Building a Do-It-All Miata

Optimize the latest MX-5 for Track and Autocross - All While Keeping Its Street Manners. Read the full story in the next issue of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine.

Mazda to Give Away 50 of Its 100th Anniversary Miatas

To honor those who have gone "above and beyond to support others without expecting anything in return," Mazda will be giving away 50 100th Anniversary Special Edition Miatas.

Flyin' Miata Becomes an Employee-Owned Co-Op

In a world of smaller companies getting bought up by large conglomerates, it’s refreshing to see at least one of the smaller brands in our world forging its own path.

What Makes a Car Revolutionary? Peter Brock Has a Few Ideas

What makes a car like the Mazda Miata or the Porsche 911 so influential?

Your Projects: A Budget Supercharged Rallycross Miata

Is a supercharged, lifted Mazda Miata ideal for rallycross? Forum user engiekev seems to think so.

A 12.2-Pound Miata Wheel for Just $126? Quick, Call Tire Rack

Check it out: a lightweight 15x7-inch wheel on sale.

Pro Racer Shea Holbrook Chorley Purchases Miata Prep Shop BSI Racing

New owners for an established motorsports name.

In a Year, What Will the Market Pay for a Clean Sunburst Yellow Miata?

This Sunburst Yellow Miata may have sold for over $12,000, but what will it be worth in a year's time?

A Miata Named Olaf | Your $2000 Challenge Cars

Half the challenge with this Miata was just getting it during a pandemic.

The Miata-Powered Porsche 914 Track Machine | Read Now With GRM+

Subscribe to GRM+ to get access to this past story, along with many more from the archives.

Miata articles

Buyer's Guides: Tech Tips: 2006–´15 Mazda MX-5

Looking to upgrade your NC-chassis Mazda MX-5? The aftermarket, as well as the salvage yards, offer a world of choices.

Features: Family Feud: Mazda MX-5 Versus Fiat 124

Comparing track-prepped versions of today’s favorite sportsters.

Suspension & Handling: Winter Sport: Miata Is Always the Answer

How to Turn a Worn-Out Miata Into a Snow Toy

Features: Miata Mod Squad: Boosted Miatas Compared

It’s a Battle of Generations as We Compare Modified Versions of the Mazda Classic

Tires & Wheels: Six-Month Update: Vredestein Ultrac Vorti Tires on an ND MX-5

One of our readers gives his six-month update on his impressions of Vredestein's Ultrac Vorti tires on his ND MX-5

Shop Work: Easy Replacement for More Miata Displacement

Building a top-of-the-charts, 2.5-liter Miata in less than 24 hours

Features: Mazdaspeed: How a Footnote From Mazda’s History Was Transformed Into the Ultimate NB Miata

How Good-Win Racing's Greg Lee turned the Mazdaspeed Miata into the ultimate NB Miata.

Shop Work: Easy ND Mazda MX-5 Performance Tips from Good-Win Racing

What are the three most important modifications to make on an ND MX-5? Good-Win Racing’s Brian Goodwin gave us two separate lists, one for street and autocross, and another for track.

Features: What Makes a Great Sports Car?

Norman Garrett, Design Engineer of the original Miata, tries to answer that question.

Shop Work: Do Performance Brake Pads Really Matter at Autocross Speeds?

Do higher-performance brake pads really make a difference around an autocross course? We tested four flavors of brake pad on our Mazda MX-5 project car to find out.

Shop Work: How to Properly Tune an Engine | Go Faster!

It doesn't take much for a well-running engine to suddenly need a tune-up. Here are 10 steps to find and diagnose that problem.

Features: Comparing Miata Race Cars From All Four Generations

Miata race cars have been part of our scene since the first ones arrived. The latest example only keeps that great tradition going.

Shop Work: How To Optimize an ND-Chassis Mazda MX-5 for Comfort on the Street and Performance on the Track

Can one car make a great daily while also serving as a competitive autocrosser and a fun track car? If the answer is Miata, then likely yes.

Buyer's Guides: Buyer Guide: 2004-2005 Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata

Mazdaspeed’s hot Miata was a performance bargain. The BP engine is known for taking well to boost, so it was only natural that it receive a turbo.

Features: Off-Roading the Unexpected in the Gambler 500

The Gambler 500 summed up in one photo: playing with wacky cars in the mud.

Miata Forum Topics

Miata rear wheel bearings
Cherry Bomb: High School Class
Need better seats in my NB, budget friendly suggestions?
'94 Miata, mine, pretty associated
"Hey, you with the kinda tired Miata, we're going to put you on our home page."
Need hardtop rallycross rule clarification.
NA & NB Miata Hard Dog M1 Hardcore Double Diagonal Roll Bar
BP4W Exhintake mod cam gear template?
Quick NC Miata question
1990 N/a Miata Autocross and Track Build
Another answer to a question I should stop asking - 95 M Edition, fun street car, mucho YouTube
Ordered one of the New from Mazda NA/NB hardtops.
2001 Miata Won't Start
Anything look weird with this mp62 powered NB? possible purchase
Miata Minimum Wiring Harness - questions about repercussions/re-using removed ECU pins? (MSPNP2)
MrChaos' cars: ND1 RF, 100 series Land Cruiser, and rallycross car(tbd later)
NA Miata FM Springs/Rear Hats/Tokico Shocks $150 + shipping
NA 1.8 Miata Head. Rebuilt and ready to install. $900 + shipping
This is my build thread.. It's a build thread...
Window Vents/Vent Windows
Do I really need sway bar braces? Miata.
BoxheadTim's vehicle clearout sale - BMW E34, Formula FST, Miata M-Edition
What does Mazda use to coat the outside of a Miata fuel tank?
T3 vs GT2560R performance on a 94 Miata
So when is it considered “overheated”?
Miata cooling fan questions 2.0.
BAC Garage | My Automotive Activities Thread
1990 Miata turbo sort of (Wilmington, NC) NMNA $1300
Does this look infected? Miata content.
Miata 1.6 VLSD, axles, driveshaft - $200
WTB: 1990 Miata engine cooling fan.
The world is less one Miata
Why does my Miata buzz? Help!
Used NC Miata dilemma
MrRobgoat's Miata Ownership Adventures
Various cheap wheels (4x100, 4x108, 5x4.75)
1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata with supercharger $7700 nmna but local (W Chester OH)
Harness bar for Blackbird GT3 rollbar
NB Miata Cooling Issues | Lack of under-tray?
NA Miata third gear issue, at times.
1994 Mazda Miata, mine
1.6 Miata Cursed Water Plug
1999 Miata Resurrection - garaged for 8 years
Too much?
Help me decide my autox, track, fun car
Almost killed my car
Help me not bork my tune/Why does my Miata stumble on tip-in?
Below average 1994 Miata is still for sale!
(WA) 1995 Miata - Xida, SuperMiata, Flyin' Miata, Blackbird Fabworx, Wilwood, etc. $8500 OBO
Learn me convertible top cleaning and maintenance
'97 Miata 1.8 and extra's in No. Nevada, Mine, clear title, $3000
miata seat repair?
Miata project and direction input.
NA 1.8 cranks but won't start
Doing a brake flush by myself?
Help adjusting Wilwood Miata NA/NB adjustable front hubs ("trailer hubs")
An old friend comes home
Miatas (and more) in Orlando
NMNA - 1.6 Turbo Miata (CT)
Miata Heater Core Leaks....Should I try a StopLeak type product ?
Rebuilt 1990 Miata, 1993 Miata parts car
CHEAP 1990 Mazda Miata - $1100 - Madison, AL - NMNA
Good Guy Mazda
Need Miata 1.6 throttle body
WTB NA Miata Parts
Duratec 2.5 Swapping - Technical Advice
2006-2015 NC MIATA TOCHIGI FUJI SUPER LSD 4.10 W/4.10 Gears
Power source for hard wired camera in ES miata?
Miata Problem, Not ready for emissions testing
Getting old and want that one car......
Weird Miata Sound Under Heavy Acceleration 1st&2nd
Learn me: being a beta tester.
This is how you list a Miata
Future collectibles--does your list jibe with ours?
Anybody want to give me a brief tutorial on NB Miata coilover setup?
For Sale 2006 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring $2000
Shock Adjustment for Idiots: Learn Me
I may have done a thing.
Crazy Aussies Barra swapping a NB
WTB - 1.6 Miata Cam Angle Sensor
What’s with my suspension?
Miata diff upgrade - sources for parts ?
Gluing a Miata hardtop back together - what adhesive?
From the Lemons Judges: Here's you how we'll let you race an 8 cyl. swapped Miata in class C
How to measure toe during squat?
RevLimiter NB Pokemon gauges
2000 NB Miata 302 swap project - Mine - Gainesville, FL - $1500
Mazda Eunos NMNA
Learn me: helmet hooks
Third times a charm, Miata #3 for me (Build and History)
What is it worth?
When you’re in the drive thru line for coffee...
Did I just Berkeley my intake cam?
Mazda Miata NA6 AFM
NB1 intake cam valve clearance, cam cap torquing sequence?
How do I lighten a Miata by 150lbs?
Miata valve shims and buckets, how much wear is possible?
Project Pooka
Road Trip! Massachusetts to Indy and back
M.I.A.T.A. | What's the Most Extreme Thing You've Used Your Miata For?
FM Swaybars With Stock Endlinks?
Perfect NB tub- FREE!
Miata, no ignition or accessory power, what fuse did I just blow, and where.
Making some rocker rust repairs on my Miata. Need some guidance.
Paring down Porsche style
I got stuff, I need stuff
Free 4x100 Wheels
Mayberry’s Miata
トマト Miata!
OneLapHeroes - One Lap Europe - Trailer
NC Autocross and Track Build
Out of work? Miata clutch install- Philly
Nine Lives Racing Medium Downforce kit install on a Miata
Sanity check in aisle 3 please...
Anybody here have experience with Rhodes Race Cars roll cages?
Miata NA power steering parts
JV6 Miata during a pandemic
Talk to me Miata content
Cheap 1990 Miata - Dayton, OH
2007 Mazda Miata motor 2.0 L 85k miles. Comes with A/C,alternator,radiator (Orlando) - NMNA
Jerry finally found The Answer. 1990 Miata
What would cause TPS reading be the same open and closed on 94 Miata w/ MSPNP2
CAI for my Answer, $120 vs $210? Is there a difference?
APB on a Miata crankshaft-Will buy complete engine, if necessary
FS: NB Miata hidden hitch w/ custom 2" receiver. SE-Florida.
Koni Sports shocks vs. Koni Racing shocks - best setup for NA Miata
1995 Miata clutch noise when pressing in
SCCA RallyX National Championship Contender or Miata Snow Plow? Seriously.... check out this Aero..
New exhaust for The Answer? Adding some noize, need recommends
The Phoenix has a friend... 2006 NC for the wife. Seeking suggestions from the hive mind!
Do Miata water pumps have alignment sleeves? Dowels? ?
Talk me out of / in to a side business (Miata content)
15x9 lightweight miata wheels
NA Miata Spoilers, more than one?
Paco Motorsports Miata Rallycross Coilovers
Grassroots Aerodynamic Analysis - Miata Old School CFD
Karasu, my NB2 Miata!
Stock 01 Miata slightly overheating?
Yes, I know what that is. 10 AE Miata at the traffic light.
How easy should it be to spin the turbine on a turbo?
V8 Miata Conversion Axles
Corbeau 1-piece seat w/harness and rails for AW11 MR2
2016+ Mx-5 hubs
Miata Flywheel Ring Gear Eaten by Starter?
Help Andy Find a Festiva to do unthinkable things to it!
Is it okay to buy a Miata when you still have an unfinished project?
The Bean
Minimum viable product - 96 Miata bodywork on the cheap
Wanted: the CHEAPEST na miata competition roll bar in the world
Would you repaint a brand new car? (Answer content)
FSOT: Vintage 1950s era Gas Pump for Sale / $$ or Miata?
Help me plan my VVT swap steps into a 90' miata
Free NA Miata Halogens Philly
Buck, the tragic Miata
WTB: Broached Miata Hubs
ISO: an adult who is not on crack selling a Miata
WTB: NA/NB Hardtop
Cheap Miata in Louisville - NMNA
Exo build
Share a your car the weekend of March 14/15 at Road Atlanta and I’ll share mine at Llaguno Seca
Miata 1.6 engine
1.6L Miata engine; Small nose; 125,000 miles $450
Olaf: Challenge Miata
What happened to 949 Racing?
4x100 14x7 Panasport wheels w/ FK612 tires
Open face helmet with a convertible? Spend the $ for a regular?
986 vs Miata Comparison
'90-'93 Miata NA transmission and lsd rear end $400
1999 Miata 5 Speed - $5000
"Art Deco Roadster" - Miata - Raleigh - NMNA
Miata Coils
Cheap NA Miata come and get it $2000 to GRMer
First Novice Autocross, “Moms Drive Free!”
Track Car Shipping/Transportation
Miata Engine Mix and Match
Garage cleanout
Was my Miata was totaled by my repair shop?
1996 Miata MX-5 for sale in Delaware

Miata Readers' Rides

Jul 30, 2019 by drivendaily
1997 Mazda Miata

A simple, stock Miata with safety equipment added for hillclimb racing. Build thread: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/driven-daily-na8-hillclimb-miata/129514/page1/

May 04, 2019 by Toebra
2004 Mazda Mazdaspeed Miata

invisible colored

May 10, 2019 by nplightner
1993 Mazda Miata

Black and tan Miata with 5.0 monster 5.0 Ford V-8 conversion. Hard Dog roll bar and door bars, Xida shocks, etc.

May 11, 2019 by rudes333
1994 Mazda Miata

Coil overs Rollbar Race bushings Race seat Sparco wheel 15x9 6uls 5 point harness Hardtop

May 21, 2019 by Matt
1995 Mazda Miata M Edition

This Miata was never imported to Canada, so I bought it in Arizona and brought it up to Canada. Great little autox car as it was the first one to …

Jun 03, 2019 by chipmanholmes
1996 Mazda MX-5 Leather Miata

Best Car I've ever owned and worked on...

Jun 20, 2019 by cdeforrest
1990 None Mazda Miata

Is always the answer

Apr 11, 2020 by Shadeux
1995 None Mazda Miata

White with base trim & M5.

Nov 30, 2019 by pugboy
1991 None Exomotive Exocet

My Exocet race car has the guts of a 1991 Miata, but features a built engine with a Disco Potato turbo, Flyin Miata FOX suspension, adjustable control arms all around, …

Oct 03, 2020 by d_jabsd
1994 None M Edition

94 M Edition, initially ruined by PO, further modded by myself.

Dec 26, 2020 by RobertHess
1997 None NA

1997 NA purchased from Just Donated LLC in Orange, CA. 245,000 miles on the engine and transmission. Updated with new shocks, new bushings, brakes, and cat-back exhaust - all from …

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