Last month McLellan's Automotive
History offered a large selection of literature on the
Mazda Miata MX-5 Roadster. Almost immediately we began
to receive phone calls and requests from clubs and individuals...
a California Club was holding a meet and wanted 50 copies
of our listing... a Mazda enthusiast in our hometown
was amazed to find that literature on his car still
The latter drove his bright red Miata to our office
and we discussed the virtues of the Miata in depth.
It's a great car. As Rob says, "You can have a
lot of fun without exceeding the speed limit. It makes
the right sounds!" According to Wikipedia Encyclopedia,
"The Miata is the world's best-selling sports car,
with 720,407 cars produced and sold between February
1989 and March 31, 2005."
Historically, Mazda recognized that an inexpensive sports
car similar to the sports cars of the 1950s and 1960s
could be very popular. The introduction of the Miata
in the summer of 1989 was a brilliant move. It was an
overnight success and numerous articles have been written
on the subject. What followed were Special Editions
that could set a collector's heart to racing.