• Jul 28, 2011
Bill and Teri Cardell are the husband and wife team behind Flyin' Miata. That name should be instantly familiar to fans of the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Autoblog.com alike. Flyin' Miata is the go-to source for go-fast parts for the Miata community. Bill is also the driver for a Targa Newfoundland Miata that will be co-driven by our very own Zach Bowman. Before Cardell lines up to the Targa start line, however, he has a special offer he's extending to those looking for forced induction... and it involves goats.

For every order of the Flyin' Miata FMII turbo kit, Bill and Terri Cardell will buy a goat through Heifer International. What does that mean exactly? Heifer International provides animals, seeds and training to those living in particularly needy areas of the world. Rather than simply supplying them with food, Heifer provides them with the knowledge and tools to create their own food. The goats can provide milk, fertilizer and even more goats.

It's a rather unique promotion, but any Miata owner who takes them up on the deal should wind up with a faster car while someone in another part of the world will get some much-needed help. Click past the jump for the full press release and more details.
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Special offer from FM: Buy a turbo, get a free goat!

PALISADE, Colo. (July 25, 2011) – That's right, Flyin' Miata is offering customers ordering turbo kits the chance to do something special for someone else.

Flyin' Miata owners Bill and Teri Cardell say they're fortunate. They have food on the
table and a roof over their heads, but Heifer International struck a chord. "I believe they
have something worthwhile to offer and I believe in their goodness," Bill said.

Heifer International is a non-profit aid organization that works a bit differently. Instead of
sending food to needy areas of the globe, they give animals, seeds and training so the
people can learn to help themselves.

The Cardells lost a big part of their family when their beloved TurboDog passed away
late last year. To honor his legacy, the Cardells decided the company would donate a
goat for every FMII turbo kit (or other $5,000 minimum order) they sell.

Each goat Flyin' Miata purchases through Heifer International can provide a continuing
food source for a family by providing several quarts of milk each day. It can be used for
nutrition or sold in exchange for food or education. That same goat also makes fertilizer to help crops grow.

Goats are hardy critters, survive in extreme environments and eat what many other animals would pass on. Goats also make more goats, which can help lift an entire area
out of poverty as the kids are passed along to other neighbors in need both here in the
US and abroad.

Flyin' Miata is a world leader in Miata performance with a wide variety of specialty parts
in their catalog and a reputation for excellent products and knowledge. They are based
in Palisade, Colorado.

For more information on the buy a turbo, get a goat offer, contact Bill Cardell at
970.464.5600, bill@flyinmiata.com or see the company website at www.flyinmiata.com.


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      c2100
      • 3 Years Ago
      In my younger days a heifer was 2 year old cow Our goat was used to keep the farm roadway grass in control And my Miata was fast enough in stock form to blow off faster and more expensive cars in slaloms http://www.flickr.com/photos/d70w7/4851595688/
        Redline
        • 3 Years Ago
        @c2100
        Your Miata is probably still fast enough to blow of faster and more expensive cars in slaloms. If you factor in PAX time :P
          Redline
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Redline
          Should be more powerful and expensive really.
      Frank
      • 3 Years Ago
      Excellent idea!
      Tom
      • 3 Years Ago
      The funny thing is that the picture is actually to scale.
      Cory Stansbury
      • 3 Years Ago
      Heifer International is a great organization. While this is a bit uncanny, good on them for doing it. Also good on them for providing the world with the gift of boost, for there is no greater gift.
      Tone
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's a big, scary ass goat...
      RED
      • 3 Years Ago
      Also been used as lawnmowers here in Rockville, MD too. Most be cheaper for the city than hiring ppl; and no lunch breaks!!!
      Dennis Baskov
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lmao I love the goat photoshop in the car. Imagine driving a car with a goat in your passenger seat?! That would be very niiice.
        GO MUSTANG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dennis Baskov
        There was that guy in Canada who drove with his pet buffalo in the passenger seat...he had to chop the roof off his car to fit the animal...
          Dennis Baskov
          • 3 Years Ago
          @GO MUSTANG
          lol A fricking Buffalo?! That's a bit excessive there...
      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Someone PLEASE provide a link to goatse for this one!!!! Pleeeeeze!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Levi Riel
      • 3 Years Ago
      The miata needs the Turbo to keep up with the goat
        razrrick13
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Levi Riel
        I upped your comment not because I don't like Miatas, but because I used to race goats and know just how damn fast they are.
      MCA
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd have to say that Miata looks pretty happy about the decision to help the needy...
      dimcorner
      • 3 Years Ago
      They are apparently used as lawnmowers as well in Mountain View, Cali....
        dimcorner
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dimcorner
        I guess people here don't know that Google hires goats to eat their lawn and fertilize it every now and then.
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