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    Exclusive: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 6: The final days

    Two mistakes. After six days of late nights bent over the route book with calculator in hand, long days of non-stop rallying and lengthy transits, we've covered over 2,200 kilometers, raced 41 stages and made two penalty-worthy mistakes. There simply aren't words to convey the spectrum of ...

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    Exclusive: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 5: Stay on target

    It's a good day to be in the Flyin' Miata camp. As of the conclusion of Day 3 of competition, both the Targa Miata and the Supercharged 2006 MX-5 hold the top position in their respective classes. While Keith and Janel Tanner have managed to sling their 430-horsepower machine through Wednesday's ...

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    Exclusive: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 4: Off to Gander

    While I thought that I grasped just how unique and amazing the Targa Newfoundland is in the world of motorsports, the breadth of this event's character didn't hit home until I got here. We spent the majority of yesterday's morning and afternoon tackling stages in and around Gander, a small town ...

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    Featured: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 3: Welcome to the jungle

    The 2011 Targa Newfoundland is officially underway after three prologue stages on Sunday. As our first real taste of targa competition, the day was instrumental in alerting Brandon Fitch, driver of the number 1680 Flyin' Miata Supercharged Mazda Miata, and myself to the fact that we had no holy ...

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    Exclusive: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 2: Technical difficulties

    While Keith and Janel Tanner took Friday to hash out setting the odometer on the Targa Miata, Brandon Fitch and I continued on with our education with the Open Road Motorsports Targa School in our trusty Supercharged NC. The day's instruction orbited around two simulated stages on Bell Island ...

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    The Road to Targa Newfoundland, Part 1: Bill breaks an arm

    Racing is built on a foundation of tired sayings packed with monumental truths. Recently, few have been more poignant for the crew of the supercharged NC Miata we're set to co-pilot in the 2011 Targa Newfoundland than, "You have to start before you can win." Last week, Bill Cardell, our valiant ...

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    Buy a turbo for your Miata, get a free... goat?!

    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 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 ...

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    Official: Mazda UK's Black edition MX-5 and Mazda2 can be had in any color... as long as it's not black?

    You'd expect a car labeled Black Edition to actually be, you Whether it's a Porsche, a Hummer or a Unimog. But then again Mercedes-AMG's top line of performance models are called the Black Series, and you can get those in any color you want. So maybe it's a page out of that playbook ...

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    Exclusive: Autoblog to compete in Targa Newfoundland with Flyin' Miata

    No matter what part of the world you hail from, there's really nothing quite like the Targa Newfoundland. Held on a beautiful island off the Eastern coast of Canada, the course is over 1,350 miles long and winds through small towns, open spaces and deep forests for some of the most challenging ...

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    Rumormill: Mazda targeting 1,760-pound target for next Miata - 400 pounds lighter than first-gen

    The future is looking bright for the next-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata. According to Inside Line, the head honchos at the Japanese automaker have instructed the company's engineers to strip a whopping 720 pounds from the vehicles already comparably light 2,480-pound curb weight. If successful, ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Mazda Miata forms basis for unlikely rat rod

    Let's play a quick game of word association; if we say "rat rod", what would you say in return? We'd wager that "Mazda" wouldn't be the first thing to come out of your mouth. Hell, it wouldn't even be the last thing. Unless, of course, you're a person looking for cheap transportation as you ...

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    Ultra lightweight Mazda MX-5 GT unveiled for British enduro racing

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    Mazda has been trumpeting its "gram strategy" to cut weight on all of its products, and the best example of how this philosophy works is in the new MX-5 GT race car. The roadster, which will compete in the Britcar MSA British ...

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    Video: Mazda takes the MX-5 to the ice

    Mazda MX-5 ice racing – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Bentley isn't the only company that's been busy on the ice lately. Mazda just wrapped up a four-hour race in Åre, Sweden, that brought 20 MX-5 roadsters out on the open ice for a little fender-to-fender action. Teams ...

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    Video: You know you're a car enthusiast...

    Mazda Miata suspension – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    ...If this video captures your attention to the end. This unusually captivating video comes to us from an Autoblog reader, who identifies the mystery car as a Mazda Miata. The video is shot from an unlikely, but ...

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    Chicago 2011: 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition adds exclusivity... for a price

    2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In the market for a new MX-5 Miata, but want a bit more exclusivity? Check out the 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition, as the new range-topping droptop should fit the bill perfectly. Based off of a fully-loaded ...

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    Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition celebrates the big 900,000

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    900,000 units is a heck of a milestone, and that's precisely the production benchmark the Mazda MX-5 Miata has reached over the course of its 22-year lifespan so far. And to celebrate, Mazda is launching a ...

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    Mazda MX-5 Miata hits 900K... next stop, one million

    20th Anniversary Mazda MX-5 Miata special edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mazda has announced that the automaker has turned out 900,000 units of its MX-5 Miata since the car first put tire to pavement in 1989. Of that astronomical number, a staggering 45 percent were sold ...

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    Get a high-res look at the other stars of the Top Gear holiday special

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    The three wise-asses-men of Top Gear were handed a new challenge for their 2010 holiday special: Travel 1,200 miles west to Bethlehem, driving through northern Iraq, Syria and a few other Middle ...

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    Paul Walker to race Mazda MX-5 at 25 Hours of Thunderhill

    A handful of actors get bitten by the motorsports bug. Some have gone on to great success while others merely fizzled on the starting grid. One actor who likes to jump beneath the helmet and behind the wheel is Paul Walker. He's best known for his work as Brian O'Conner, main character of the ...

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    Limited-edition Japanese postage stamp set honors iconic Mazda vehicles

    Mazda has produced some iconic sports cars throughout its history, and now those vehicles have been immortalized in stamp form. Released as a limited-edition on November 1st, the Japan Post Network Chugoke Regional Office has created a 12-stamp set officially titled History of Mazda Motor ...


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