YOUR CARS

We’re al­ways keen to learn about your MX-5S whether they’re stan­dard or mod­i­fied, pris­tine or travel-scarred, road war­riors or track beasts.

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PHILIP STANIFORD, UK. MK1 1.6 TURBO

Un­til Philip rocked up with £180, this 1990 mk1 was headed to the scrapheap. Two years on it’s run­ning with a TD04 turbo and com­petes in the Fuel­topia

Bar­rel Sprint and For­mula G.

KIMMI HAR­MAN, UK. MK2 AUTOKONEXION KIT

Four years on, Kimmi’s mk2 looks very dif­fer­ent to when he first got it, thanks to an Autokonexion wide-body kit, one of only two out­side the USA. And you’d never guess the car’s done 150,000 miles.

LUKE FLEAR, UK. MK1 1.8

You’ve got to ad­mire a bloke who sticks with it – Luke has gone through three re­fur­bished en­gines in three years! Al­though it’s a show car, Luke also uses it to com­mute to and from work.

SHAUN HOWORTH, UK. MK2 1.8 S

You might have guessed from the pic­ture that Shaun – ‘half of Red­top Rac­ing’ – uses his car for mo­tor­sport, in For­mula G Com­pet­i­tive Gymkhana. He’s owned the 130,000-mile car for two and a half years.

SEB WARE, UK. EUNOS ROAD­STER TURBO

Bought just a year ago as a stan­dard car, Seb’s mk1 is now run­ning with a TD04 tur­bocharger and ‘a hand­ful of JDM gar­nish’. The hard­top is a rare Kanspo item. Seb uses the car daily, and shows it too.

JEREMY CRAW­SHAW, UK. MK1 MER­LOT LIM­ITED EDI­TION

Look­ing as glo­ri­ous as it did when it was new, Jeremy’s 107,000-mile Mer­lot was sub­ject to a body restora­tion last year. ‘The car is to­tally stan­dard and will al­ways stay that way,’ he as­serts.

CHRIS HACK­ETT, UK. MK3 Z-SPORT

As re­tire­ment presents to your­self go, a Ra­di­ant Ebony mk3 Z-sport is a top choice. Chris bought it from the orig­i­nal owner back in 2008, and the odome­ter is only just com­ing up to 10,000 miles.

ANN LEWENDON, UK. MK2 ICON

‘Elvis’ is Ann’s pride and joy, hav­ing bought it from her son three years ago: it’s her third MX-5 and her favourite. Not shy about her age she says, ‘I’m 60 and will drive MX-5S for as long as I’m able.’

TRACEY HEATH, UK. MK2.5

An award-win­ner at MX-5 Own­ers Club Na­tional Ral­lies, Tracey ‘spends too much time prep­ping it for shows’. All the ef­fort looks worth it, though. When not on a show stand, it’s a week­end toy.

DUD­LEY DAVIES, UK. MK2 SPORT LIM­ITED EDI­TION

Used mainly as a week­end toy, Dud­ley’s mk2 Sport is one of only 300 pro­duced for the UK mar­ket. The car’s a reg­u­lar on the Mx5­driver.com stand at lo­cal shows in the south­east of the coun­try.

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