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Miata - Everything You Need to Know

From Donut Media – From humble beginnings in the form of British roadsters, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has grown through four generations to establish itself as the widely accepted king of cheap, easy, fun to drive cars.

Tip of the hat to Larry Garner for bringing this to my attention.


The Hammer

From Petrolicious – For three decades, this six liter family-friendly juggernaut has been pinning drivers in seats while ruthlessly smashing Saturday errands, earning the nickname, “The Hammer.” See the behind the scenes gallery and read more about this 1987 Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer Wagon at http://petro.li/AMGHammer


The Invisible Man Disassembles A Miata Engine

You can stop watching at the 2:00 minute mark, the rest is an ad for a How a Car Works video for aspiring mechanics buy tearing down a car and putting it back together. Of course they do use a Miata as the car so it might be worth the $20 to preorder it.

As a bonus for tuning in, here is one of a Triumph engine being disassembled…and going back together:


Sterling Moss Cosplay?

This week Petrolicious joins Michael Potiker for a ride back in time in his tastefully modified Mercedes 190 SL as he wheels around Los Angeles in the low-cut period-correct roadster.

Ed. Note: I don’t think Sterling would be sporting those loafers…


Sacred Monster

The Fourth of July* may not be celebrated outside of the US, but an appreciation of American muscle knows no bounds; join us this week as we take a rumbly ride in Mathieu Houtreille’s crisp Ermine White 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray through the back roads surrounding Luxembourg, Belgium.

Turn on the sub-titles, or just listen to the passion in his voice for early Corvettes & watch the pretty pictures.

 

 

*OK, I’m a week late, but we just flew back in from the northwest US last night and boy are my arms tired…


Happy Birthday Cosmo

The Mazda Cosmo Sport, the company’s first sports car and the world’s first two-rotor Wankel automobile, debuted in 1964, with president Tsuneji Matsuda driving it himself into the Tokyo Motor show. After the debut, Hsu says, it took the 47 Samurai three years and 80 test cars to “hammer out the rotary’s gremlins,” after which the Cosmo went on sale in Japan on May 30, 1967. And even though fewer than 1,200 were ever built, the engineering that went into that car changed Mazda forever.

If you would rather look at a video of the car without Jay Leno talking, just some trippy jazz – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq8Iv_0zAO8 (I’m really partial to those floor mats.)

Or if you would really rather just 3 minutes of Cosmo Kramer entering apartment 5A – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZP8ff8yvKw


Road Trip MX-5 Miata - Corse 2016

Here is another family adventure, two brothers take a ferry to Corsica and drive their MX-5 around on the island.

Oh, and I’m sorry, I just realized when posting this, that I somehow inadvertently pasted a photo instead of the video in last week’s Drive-In feature. It’s fixed now, so if you are interested…An Endless Family Adventure


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