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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MARK JOHN­SON, UK. MK3.5 2.0 KURO

West Mid­lands-based Mark runs his lim­ited edi­tion Kuro as his daily driver and, as a mem­ber of sev­eral MX-5 clubs, is off in it most week­ends en­joy­ing the roof down driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. A Co­bra ex­haust and low­ered sus­pen­sion are on the cards.

MARK & ABBY WURTMANN, USA. MK3 GRAND TOUR­ING

Look­ing good on its 50,000 miles, this 2013 mk3 is Mark’s daily drive. Vis­ually stan­dard, the car has been treated to Mo­tor­craft syn­thetic trans­mis­sion fluid for its six-speed man­ual, and Lamin-x yel­low tint for the front fog lights.

AN­DREW WIN­GROVE, UK. MK1 1.6

When Andy bought his stan­dard Uk-spec car back in 2015 it was fairly rot­ten and he’s had the full sills and front wings re­placed on both sides: a lot of ef­fort, but well worth it.

Leather and wood now adorn the in­te­rior, but oth­er­wise it re­mains stan­dard.

GARY WAT­SON, UK. MK1 CAL­I­FOR­NIA

The Lake District is a brighter place when Gary is out and about in his Cal­i­for­nia, num­ber 188 from a run of 300. He’s had the car since 2017, has re­placed the springs and dampers, and fit­ted a full stain­less steel ex­haust sys­tem, in­clud­ing the man­i­fold.

TIAGO SOARES DA COSTA, POR­TU­GAL. MK1 1.6 & MK3.5 1.8 20TH AN­NIVER­SARY

Por­tu­gal’s glo­ri­ous cli­mate makes it the ideal place to own an MX-5, or, as in Tiago’s case, two of them. Porto-based Tiago uses the 20th An­niver­sary as his daily driver, while his 1992 mk1 has done about 62,000 miles.

JA­COB ROUFS, USA. MK4 RF CLUB 2.0

A res­i­dent of Port­land, Ore­gon, Ja­cob tells us that his RF Club isn’t his daily driver, but ‘it’s too much fun to leave sit­ting at home for too long’. Nick­named ‘Frosty’, the RF has now done 7500 miles and is stan­dard.

PHILIP SPENCER, UK. MK1 1.8 EUNOS

Three years into his own­er­ship, Phil’s Eunos has still only done 67,000 miles. Mods in­clude

Rota RB al­loys, a sub­tle bodykit, Jass Per­for­mance LED side­lights, a K&N air fil­ter, a chromed rocker cover, and a twin ex­haust sys­tem from In­fin­ity Ex­hausts.

RALF EHLERS, GER­MANY. MK3 NISEKO 1.8 ROAD­STER/COUPE

An MX-5 fan since 1989, Bre­men-based Ralf fi­nally bought one in 2015 after his wife was in­jured in a mo­tor­bike ac­ci­dent and they re­alised four wheels were safer than two. Mods in­clude Enkei wheels and H&R springs and dampers.

JIM WAL­TERS, USA. MK2 2000 SE

Jim’s Ma­hogany Mica mk3 is used for sum­mer runs only, but as he’s based in Colorado and is in easy reach of the rest of south­west USA, he gets to drive on some epic roads. The car re­cently won an award at the Flyin’ Miata Sum­mer Camp.

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