Time Is Not Of The Essence – Vu Ho’s 1999 Mazda Miata

The first time I met Vu was at a Kinod meet in Cerritos several months back. I remembered our conversation that night about him building his first Miata. Vu told me he never built a car before, in his entire life, and was looking for inspiration. I can relate with Vu because I’m also constantly seeking for inspiration to build …

Fast While Standing Still – Takuya-san’s NA6 Miata

Have you ever seen a car parked, silent and still, but somehow it appears like it’s moving, in motion and moving fast? This is how I feel when I look at Takuya-san’s NA6 Miata. I first took note of his car over a year ago. His style is more in line with speed and function. The Jetstream Clubman R Front …

Spirit Roadster – The Never Ending Journey

I have been waiting patiently for the right time to share these photos with all of you. Since the Speedhunters shoot and feature, the Spirit Roadster has gone through a number of changes. But for now, please enjoy these amazing photos shot by Nico Nathanson @nico.mx5!

Dreams Do Come True – Spirit Roadster Featured On Speedhunter

It has been my lifelong dream to one day build something worthy of mention on Speedhunters. And today that dream came true. The shoot all started with Trevor posting the 2018 JCCS Coverage a couple months back and I made a comment on his article asking him if he saw that Blue Miata. And Trevor said he did and wanted …

Built By Design – Goff’s 2000 NB Miata

This Spirit Road Feature comes to us from Bangkok, Thailand. I’ve been following Goff’s build for over 2 years now. His car first caught my attention with the Esqueleto front end. Which then followed with custom 4AGE ITB’s and a full 1.9 liter engine rebuilt with CP Pistons, Manley Rods and Maruha Cams. The engine bay is clean, wire tucked, …

Spirit Road Rally – Dec. 16, 2018

I want to thank everyone for participating in the first Spirit Road Rally yesterday. The whole idea behind the rally was to get people together, talk Miatas, check out each other’s cars, eat some food and enjoy a great drive with fresh air and breath taking scenery.  We set out to experience that, and experience we did.  We were like …

The Devil Is In The Details – Mike Gaite’s 1990 Miata

They say, “The devil is in the details” and Mike Gaite’s red Miata is the perfect example of this saying. I’ve been following Mike and his little red devil for many years now. And the crazy thing is, him and I have chatted a number of occasions through DM on Instagram, but never met in person, and I have never …

The Panda Project – Cruise For Angel

Yesterday’s driving event for Angel turned out well. We’ve raised close to $700 dollars and brought the Miata community together. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful community. Not only did we do this for a great cause which is to help Angel, but also to raise awareness, bring good spirits, and that positive light we all …

Philippines’ Racing Legend – Pocholo Ramirez

My buddy Ricky Silverio shared this with me today and I thought I share with all of you: “Pocholo Ramirez was a legendary Philippine Racing legend and drove for us in the 70’s and into the 80’s. His last race and fun car was a bonafide ex works Mazdaspeed N-1 race car and used it in many events before his …

Spirit Roadster at JCCS 2018

In a sea of high caliber builds and rare jdm cars, Ben @japanesenostalgiccar awarded me the most prestigious, one and only, JNC Award of the show! And I also received 2nd Place, Best Neo Mazda. I was overwhelmed by the amount of custom builds that were more deserving (I heard over 400+ cars) and I am extremely honored to have …