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    Exclusive: How to lose the 2011 Targa Newfoundland in one easy step [w/video]

    Mid-stage is no time to let your driver know his navigator has no damn clue what's going on.
    My helmet has just been crammed into the cross ribs of the roof of our Miata for the third time in less than a kilometer, driving a guttural "OOMPH" from my lungs mid-sentence at the same time. I regain ...

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    Mazda sets lightweight target of 2,200 pounds for next-gen MX-5

    Mazda MX-5 Miata – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The original Mazda MX-5 made its U.S. debut in 1989, and back then, the Miata was a lithe little roadster that immediately drew praise for its superior handling and a fun-to-drive nature. Each generation that followed packed on more ...

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    Mazda whips the sheets off of MX-5 Miata Miyako for UK market

    UK-edition Mazda MX-5 Miyako – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been electromagnetic when it comes to special editions, nearly as powerful at attracting check-this-option-box versions as the Ford Mustang. The next one to be rung up is the MX-5 Miyako for those ...

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    Rumormill: 2012 Mazda MX-5 to get rotary engine option

    Mazda Miata – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rumors have surfaced that the next-generation Mazda MX-5 could tip the scales at 2,200 pounds and boast an impressive 50 miles per gallon without losing a lick of horsepower in the process. And while initial reports had the Miata ...

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    Pete Brock and John Morton announce new BRE Mazda MX-5 Miata

    BRE Mazda MX-5 Miata – Click above to enlarge
    Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the red, white and blue Datsuns of the BRE team were a common sight on American racetracks, competing in Sports Car Club of America events. The brainchild of Pete Brock and driven by John Morton, the BRE ...

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    Mazda MX-5 Matte and Black Special Edition is darkened hotness

    Mazda MX-5 Matte and Black Special Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We make no effort to hide the fact that we love the Mazda Miata just the way it is. In fact, it's always been just about perfect in our eyes, as evidenced by our most recent road test of the sporty little ...

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    Blimey! UK gets its own 20th Anniversary Mazda Miata

    Mazda MX5 20th Anniversary Edition (UK) – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you'll allow us to channel Kyle's mother for a moment, "What!? What!? What?!?!" That's right folks, not only has Mazda decided that them good bread and cheese eaters over in Europia get a 20th Anniversary ...

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

    Twenty years of motoring goodness - click above for high-res image
    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 ...

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    REPORT: Mazda to slash weight by over 200 pounds in 2011

    2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the original fuel crisis hit the States in the 1970s, automakers scrambled to make smaller, more efficient transportation. The result was a lot of ill-packaged front-wheel drive suck better left in the deepest recesses of ...

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    SEMA 2009: Turbo rotary Mazda MX-5 begs to be flogged

    Turbo Rotary Mazda MX-5 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you get the impression things are all high gloss and dubs in Vegas, you wouldn't be far off. But walk around the SEMA compound long enough and you come across something cool that that speaks to the gearhead, track rat in each of ...

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    Review: 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata is still the drive of our childhood dreams

    2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Remember back when you were a diapered enthusiast-to-be and you weren't allowed to venture beyond the end of your family's tree lawn? The sum total of your 'driving' experience was probably a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe. If you were ...

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    Mazda Miata owners gather in Japan for 20th anniversary celebration

    Mazda MX-5 Miata 20th Anniversary Meet - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mazda celebrated the 20th anniversary of its MX-5 Miata this year at the Chicago Auto Show by bringing out various concepts and special edition models to display on the show floor. But that handful of cars was nothing ...

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    Grassroots Motorsports' Tim Suddard picks ten future Japanese collector cars

    First generation Mazda Miata - Click above to see entire list of future Japanese Collector Cars
    "Everybody wants to go to the dance, no one wants to stay and clean up." So says Robert De Niro's Sam in John Frankenheimer's spy thriller/car porno Ronin. We mention the line, because it's not only ...

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    VIDEO: Motor Trend's Best Driver's Car Competition offers a few surprises

    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Over the years, our favorite magazines have had some spectacular comparison tests, with scores of test data and page after page of subjective text. Motor Trend has practically made a living with comparisons, and its newest feature pits 10 hot rides ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mazda MX-5 Superlight makes us wonder how we'd spend our other two wishes

    Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're one of the many enthusiasts out there oohing and ahhing over the pair of pre-production Mini concepts that debuted in Frankfurt today, know that the BMW division isn't the only one here with a tempting ...

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    What Hath the Economy Wrought: Entry-level Ferrari Spider?

    As the global economy shows signs of both recovering and getting worse, luxury and exotic automakers are hedging their bets more and more. Introducing cars like the Aston Martin One-77, Bugatti Sang Bleu and Bentley Muslanne made perfect sense -- in 1999. In today's unstable financial climate, ...

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    Motor Trend gets all techy, picks their top 10 favorite driver's cars

    In a truly heroic effort that's not only daunting in scope but utterly jealousy-inducing in execution, the hot shoes at Motor Trend have once again teamed up with pro-racer and 24 Hours of Daytona winner Randy Pobst to put ten of the hottest performance cars currently on sale up against each ...

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    Rendered Speculation: 2012 Mazda MX-5 could go lighter and smaller

    Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Mazda MX-5 (or Miata) has shown remarkable resilience to the bloating trends of age. While other automakers tend to make new cars bigger and fatter with each successive generation, notwithstanding the optional retractable hardtop version, the Mazda roadster ...

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    Forza Motorsport 3 celebrates past and present of JDM in new screenshots

    Forza Motorsport 3 Screenshot - click above image for high-res gallery
    More and more folks are slowly but surely coming to the realization that old school Japanese metal is pretty cool. Stylish, too. For instance, have you ever noticed how much a Toyota Celica Supra looks like a Lamborghini ...

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    Super(light) Hero - Mazda bringing bantamweight MX-5 Miata concept to Frankfurt [UPDATED]

    Mazda MX-5 Miata Superlight Concept -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    A few days ago, Mazda announced a special-edition MX-5 Miata in Crystal White Pearl Mica to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the car that restored the roadster. They should have been making a splash about this car ...


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