Final Drive Of 2019

The first drive of this year, I held the meet up at Kirari West Bakeshop in Redondo Beach. We had a blast and it was very memorable. And what better way to send off 2019 with one more drive at where it all started. Our friend Jeo (whom also shot all of these awesome photos) was back from the Navy, …

Public Enemy – Elias Ramirez’ 1993 Mazda Miata LE

What crosses my mind when I look at Elias Ramirez’ Pitcrew faced roadster is the movie “Public Enemies” with Johnny Depp. There is just something so old school gangster with his car. The Karmann Ghia inspired front end made by Pitcrew Racing, Japan, takes you back to a different time. A time when suit-and-tie gangsters ruled the streets of LA …

The World’s Cleanest Restomodded BRG – Stephen Lee’s 1996 Mazda Miata

Definition of a restomod: Mixing old and new technology to create the best of both worlds. Matching classic styling with modern comfort, reliability and performance. BRG’s or also known as “British Racing Green” Miatas has risen in value significantly in the past few years. Some of the reasons are due to the collector value and other reasons are for the …

The Shinjuku Racer – Ippei Suzuki’s 1993 Miata

There are many ways to build a Miata. But the one thing that is constant: no matter what you do, they are fun to drive. One can keep them stock, modify them for street cruising, build them for canyon carving, track or drifting, there are no words to describe how versatile these little roadsters are. They are extremely capable, and …

Chasing Sunsets – The Spirit Roadster

The Spirit Roadster continues to progress as we design and test new products. We also hope to continue to inspire all Miata enthusiasts both new to the little cool drop-top-convertible and to those that has been in the Miata game for a long time. Back in March of 2019, Nico and I drove around LA and he shot and filmed …

The Outlaw Roadster – Pete Royea’s 1990 Mazda Miata

Pop-pop! Pop! Whew. Pop-pop! Sounds of gun shots and a bullet howling and whistling past you. Thinking back, one can only be frightened and shaken up. This is how it went down when Nico and I were shooting (no pun intended) Pete Royea’s 1990 Miata. I did not know that one of the locations I scouted the day before was …

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 N. @nico.mx5!