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Mazda to launch special 20th Anniversary MX-5 Miata in Geneva

by Jonny Lieberman (RSS feed) on Feb 2nd, 2010 at 4:20PM

Twenty years. Can you believe it's been two decades since we first heard the Japanese phrase Jinba ittai (meaning "rider and the horse are one")? To catch you up, way back in 1976, some Mazda engineers asked American auto journalist Bob Hall what they should build next. Mr Hall, who later wound up working for Mazda, mentioned the bugs-in-the-teeth British roadsters that every gearhead both loved and loathed. Their reputation as great driver's cars was only preceded by their rep for breaking down and stranding you on the side of the road. If Mazda could engineer a tight, compact,... Read More

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