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a place for MX-5 Miata sports car enthusiasts to gather and share

Welcome to the virtual home of the South Florida Miata Car Club - the place for people who love their sports cars and fun with friends.

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April Road Trip, April 9, 2016, Treasure Coast Miata Parts Super Store

Posted by Lou Marett on April 10, 2016 at 11:43am 0 Comments

On Saturday, April 9, South Florida Miatas joined with the Treasure Coast Miata Car Club and the Treasure Coast British Sports Car Club for a visit to the the Treasure Coast Miata Parts Super Store in Hobe Sound.  The owner gave us a tour of the facility which is a Miata lover's dream. They have every used part imaginable and can, repair, build and dismantle any and all Miatas.  They also sponsor a Miata racing team at both West Palm Raceway and Homestead Raceway.  

Lunch at Harry and the Natives in Hobe Sound followed.  The food and service were both excellent. If you are looking for an interesting and different "beachcomber" experience this is the place to go.

The trip home included a "top down" ride along A1A through Jupiter past many beautiful ocean front estates.

2016 MX-5 is Only Vehicle to Take Home Two Awards from 2016 Autobytel Car and Truck Awards

Posted by Robert Burr on March 25, 2016 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata was recently named the winner of not one, but two prestigious 2016 Autobytel Car and Truck Awards.  Mazda's lightweight roadster took home top honors as Autobytel Convertible of the Year and Autobytel Sports Car of the Year.

The MX-5, which has received numerous awards since it was redesigned for 2016, encompasses Mazda’s full suite of SKYACTIV Technology and KODO—Soul of Motion design.

According to Autobytel, winners are chosen based on their “excellent design, leading technology, top performance, safety, and value.”

Mazda MX-5 Named 2016 World Car Design of the Year

Posted by Robert Burr on March 24, 2016 at 11:13am 0 Comments

The Mazda MX-5 (known as Mazda Roadster in Japan) has won the 2016 World Car Design of the Year award. It is the first time a Japanese model has won the award.

World Car Design of the Year was established by World Car Awards in 2006 to recognize excellence and innovation in car design. This year's winner was chosen by a panel of design experts and 73 automotive journalists from 23 different countries. The MX-5 was announced victorious over other finalists Jaguar XE and Mazda CX-3 at the New York International Auto Show on March 24. In addition, the MX-5 was the finalist for the title of World Car of the Year 2016 and competed for the honor against the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.

http://www.mazdausamedia.com/2016-03-24-All-New-Mazda-MX-5-Named-2016-World-Car-Design-of-the-Year

Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop convertible

Posted by Robert Burr on March 22, 2016 at 7:58pm 0 Comments

Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop convertible revealed at NY Auto Show. Stunning. http://www.mazdausamedia.com/2016-03-22-Mazda-MX-5-RF-with-Retractable-Hardtop-Makes-Global-Debut

Mazda Commits to Making Automatic Braking Standard on New Vehicles

Posted by Robert Burr on March 17, 2016 at 1:21pm 0 Comments

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced today that it will make Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) standard on all of its new vehicles by September 1, 2022, as part of its i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies strategy.

To watch a video on Mazda's Smart City Braking System visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHn0SJmI_wE.

2016 Miatas

Posted by John Morris on March 6, 2016 at 7:20pm 1 Comment

Good luck to Karl & Karen with thier new pristine whit Miatas. Many happy,joyfull,healthey miles with lots of smiles.

John

ANOTHER CORRECTION

Posted by Lou Marett on January 25, 2016 at 3:06pm 0 Comments

Sorry.  I was right the first time. On Sunday, February 21, we are meeting at 9:00AM at  the WEST PALM BEACH SERVICE AREA mile marker 94, Florida's Turnpike.

Mazda Prototypes to Race With New MZ-2.0T Engine

Posted by Robert Burr on January 8, 2016 at 8:19pm 0 Comments

Engine will make its race debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona





The two-car Mazda Prototype race team will be powered by the new gasoline-fueled MZ-2.0T engine this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The engine has been in development for much of the past year and has completed nearly 4,000 test miles prior to this weekend’s “ROAR before the 24” test session at the Daytona International Speedway.



A gasoline, direct-injected engine -- like many of the Mazda passenger cars -- helps with the horsepower and throttle response and yet still produces great fuel economy. When the driver puts the pedal down, it goes. It’s creating roughly 285 horsepower per liter, which is much higher than the estimated 110 horsepower per liter of the 5.5-liter V8 Daytona Prototype…

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Preparing My Miata for Florida Winter

Posted by Nate Vickery on December 23, 2015 at 7:26am 0 Comments

A couple of months back, I decided to move to Florida. The most helpful out of them all however, was one friend in particular, who warned me not to take Florida winter for granted, even though it has a tendency to be mild. Having decided to look into the matter, I learned a lot about preparing one’s car for the winter.

My Wagon

I bought my pre-owned, grey Mazda Miata, back during college days, in quite a nasty condition. It turned out, however, that the woman that I bought it from either knew nothing or didn’t care about adding up to your car’s resale value, prior to putting it on market. The tires were age old, the engine didn’t…

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We're up to 190 Miata Members

Posted by Robert Burr on December 19, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

This Miata web site has 190 active members!

We all enjoy having the calendar online to know about upcoming events and it's a great place to post photos and make friends.

Happy Holidays and best wishes to all our Miata enthusiast friends!

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"There is a post on Miata.net about a barbeque being held at Markham Park Saturday afternoon if anyone is interested..............."
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"Looks very fast. "
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"Lowered Sniper with a set of Eibach pro kit lowering springs. Only about a one inch drop, but a firmer ride with less body roll. Got rid of the wheel gap (needs about a week or two to settle and will actually lower some more)."
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Lou Marett left a comment for Mary Smith
"Mary,  Welcome to our merry band of Miata lovers.  We are always happy to have good people join us who want to have good times with other good people.  We would love to meet you at our May 1 meeting at The Field Irish Pub in Dania…"
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"Car is sold...Best regards to my old miata friends out there... "
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Mary Smith is now a member of South Florida Miatas
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Mary Smith liked Lou Marett's event May Road Trip
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Brian Wolfsohn commented on Brian Wolfsohn's album
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"I'm selling my 1995 Mazda Miata. I've owned it since March 29, 1995.1995 Mazda Miata MX-5 5spd Manual Original owner, ONLY 55,600+ miles, White, Leather seats, well maintained. Non-smoker. Good rubber. Clean Title, A/C is cold, manual…"
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Mark Gilbert posted a status
"New Miata seen on the streets of New York City this week..................."
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Kim P commented on Lou Marett's event May Road Trip
"Are our personal cars allowed on the track during this event? Mainly interested in a photo op on the track."
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May Road Trip at Homestead Speedway, 1 Speedway Blvd., Homestead, Fl. 33035

May 14, 2016 all day
Meet At: The Field Irish Pub, 3281 Griffin Rd., Dania Beach, Fl.Time: 9:00AMThis is a fun day at the speedway during which you can do a number of things, just hang out and watch the action, enjoy a delicious catered lunch ($15 - $20), ride the track behind a pace car at a nice clip, pay $30 and find trained expert drivers from Performance Driving Group (PDG) who will take you for 30 min. runs around the track in their racing modified cars.  Trust me, this is really cool.  We need to know the number of people who will attend so that we may make the appropriate luncheon arrangements. Lou:loumarett@gmail.com,John: johnmorris23@mac.comSee More
Apr 12
Mark Gilbert commented on Lou Marett's event May Road Trip
"Really looking forward to this trip and driving on the race track........... "
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April Road Trip, April 9, 2016, Treasure Coast Miata Parts Super Store

On Saturday, April 9, South Florida Miatas joined with the Treasure Coast Miata Car Club and the Treasure Coast British Sports Car Club for a visit to the the Treasure Coast Miata Parts Super Store in Hobe Sound.  The owner gave us a tour of the facility which is a Miata lover's dream. They have every used part imaginable and can, repair, build and dismantle any and all Miatas.  They also sponsor a Miata racing team at both West Palm Raceway and Homestead Raceway.  Lunch at Harry and the Natives in Hobe Sound followed.  The food and service were both excellent. If you are looking for an interesting and different "beachcomber" experience this is the place to go.The trip home included a "top down" ride along A1A through Jupiter past many beautiful ocean front estates.See More
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