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.

Total MX-5 - - YOUR CARS -

DON TOWNSEND, UK. MK1 is

While Don only takes his 1995 is out in the sum­mer, he’s en­joyed sev­eral overseas hol­i­days in his im­mac­u­late road­ster, in­clud­ing trips to the Stelvio Pass and the Nür­bur­gring. The car’s an MX5OC award win­ner.

BEN ALBONE, UK. MK2 1.8 TURBO

In search of cheap wheels for some track­day fun and the oc­ca­sional back road blast, Ben bought his mk2 a year and a half ago. Team Dy­nam­ics wheels and Wil­wood brakes are amongst its many mod­i­fi­ca­tions.

SPENCER GLASS, UK. MK2 ARC­TIC SPE­CIAL EDI­TION

His daily driver, Spencer bought his 2004 Arc­tic just after he grad­u­ated uni­ver­sity. It’s to­tally orig­i­nal with no mod­i­fi­ca­tions, and de­spite its reg­u­lar use, he’s hop­ing to make it the best-kept Arc­tic on Bri­tish roads.

RICHARD MOR­GAN, UK. MK3.5 BBR SU­PER 200

Bought new as a re­tire­ment pre­sent to him­self, Richard up­graded his daily driver with a BBR Su­per 200 kit: he’s now sav­ing up for a BBR turbo con­ver­sion. Mean­while, he uses it for road trips around France and the UK.

PAUL FOSTER, USA. MK1 USA ‘C’ PACK­AGE

A res­i­dent of South Florida, Paul bought the 1993 ‘C’ Pack­age with just 47,000 miles on the clock. Now mas­sively mod­i­fied, he uses it prin­ci­pally for week­end drives and date nights with his wife.

NIGEL BIRD, UK. MK2

When Nigel’s daugh­ter an­nounced on New Year’s Eve she was get­ting mar­ried, there was only one car she wanted to get her to the church in time. Luck­ily her fi­ancé was able to help fit a new hood be­fore the big day.

WIL­LIAM STONEHOUSE, UK. MK2 1.6

While con­fess­ing to chang­ing a few bits and bobs in the in­te­rior, Wil­liam has kept ‘Ser­ena’ stan­dard. He’s clearly not afraid to rack up the miles of his 1998 mk2, as the odome­ter reads in ex­cess of 110,000 miles.

BILL KOWALEWSKIBARRERA, USA. MK2 RACE CAR & MK4

For fair weather cruis­ing this Chicago-based re­tired grand­fa­ther has a 2016 mk4 Club, and with his 93,000-mile mk2 com­petes in Na­tional Auto Sport As­so­ci­a­tion (NASA) Time Tri­als, also known as Time At­tack in the US.

COLIN GRIM­S­LEY, UK. MK3.5

Based in the south­west, Colin didn’t buy his mk3.5 un­til March this year. He’s al­ready taken it on a five-day tour of the Lake Dis­trict with his wife, and has fur­ther plans for ex­plor­ing south Wales.

JOHN VON BLANKENFELDS, UK. MK1 EUNOS 1.6

Ac­quired at Christ­mas 2015, John’s mk1 has un­der­gone ‘many dif­fer­ent looks’ dur­ing his own­er­ship and racked up loads of miles. Re­cently re­sprayed in San­gria red, a turbo con­ver­sion is on the cards this year.

CHRIS BAKER, UK. MK1 EUNOS SU­PER­CHARGED

Chris bought his car me­chan­i­cally stan­dard in 2013 but it was miss­ing its in­te­rior and had mis­coloured pan­els. Now ex­ten­sively over­hauled, it fea­tures mods galore in­clud­ing an Ea­ton MP45 su­per­charger.

CURLIE N, UK. MK2.5

With its glit­ter­ing yel­low paintjob, cus­tom Work wheels from Ja­pan, and Maz­daspeed front spoiler, Curlie’s mk2.5 is an ar­rest­ing sight. And the car has plenty of other mods that we don’t have the space to list.

THOMAS BUT­LER, AUS­TRALIA. MK3

Thomas bought his gleam­ing mk3 when he was just 18 and used it as his daily driver. Now aged 20, he’s the youngest mem­ber of the MX-5 Club of South Aus­tralia. He in­tends to hang on to his car for­ever.

LIAM FLA­HERTY, UK. MK2 TUR­BOCHARGED

Orig­i­nally bought for cheap rear-drive fun, but quickly turn­ing into ‘a bot­tom­less money pit’, Liam’s much-mod­ded 1998 wide-arched mk2 runs with a Gar­rett GT250R tur­bocharger pro­duc­ing 280bhp.

PA­TRICK AZIMI, UK. MK1 ‘DRXFT TXRD’

Now here’s a look we haven’t seen be­fore on a mk1! Pa­trick’s 230,000km car al­ready has had plenty done to it, but fu­ture plans in­clude ‘go­ing silly static low and just be­ing out­ra­geous’.

ASH­LEY WELLS, UK. MK1 1.6

Good job Ash­ley is a me­chanic, be­cause when his en­gine went pop he was able to re­place it him­self, with the help of some friends. Bought to­tally stan­dard three years ago, it’s now ex­ten­sively mod­i­fied in ev­ery de­part­ment.

ROBIN & TRI­CIA PRESTED, UK. MK2

‘We used to have a mo­tor­bike but now we’ve seen the light and ask our­selves the ques­tion, why didn’t we get an MX-5 years ago?’ says Robin. Much loved, the mk2 still only has 20,000 miles on the clock.

BOB MORPHEW, CANADA. MK3 GT

After crash­ing his dirt bike aged 70, Bob opted for a switch to four wheels. Now 73, he uses the 2008 mk3 GT for au­tocross com­pe­ti­tions and tour­ing with the Tril­lium Mi­ata Club in the Toronto area.

DOMISH DOMINIAC, UK. MK1 1.8

Ig­nore the fact that the bon­net’s up in this pic­ture, Domish claims that his 1.8-litre 1996 mk1 has never let him down. The car has been his daily driver for the past cou­ple of years and he calls it his sec­ond wife…

DAVID NOWN, UK. MK3 2.0 & MK1 JDM BIL­STEIN SE

It’s OK to be blue in the Nown house­hold – David owns a blue 80,000-mile 1994 Ja­panese Bil­stein spe­cial edi­tion, his wife a 50,000-mile mk3, also in blue. Both cars are used as year­round trans­port.

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