September 9, 2012 in down on the street
On our way to Hungary I spotted this Mazda MX5 NB parked in the hotel parkinglot:
The licenseplates in Germany identify the area of registration by its first characters. In this case the car came from Lindau (Bodensee) because the first characters are LI.
For me it was a surprise to see so many Mazda MX5s in Germany (still not as much as in the Nethelands) because I expected it to have a strong competition from the Porsche Boxster and the BMW Z3/Z4 in Germany.
April 29, 2012 in jaf2012
Just came home from the Japanse Autosport Festival 2012 in Zandvoort and it has been a looooong day so I will try to keep it short now and do photo uploads and such tomorrow. So what was my impression of the day? I think this picture describes it best:
The most great/fresh/exciting/energetic day I had in ages!
Oh and I almost forgot: I’m in love with my “new” camera! (secondhand 5d mk1 with split focus screen)
So stay tuned for a week of photobombs!
November 13, 2011 in down on the street
Normally I only spot a Miata once every two weeks. Sometimes I’m lucky and spot two in the same week. Sometimes I’m even luckier and I spot two on the same day. So how lucky was I this week when I spotted these two Mazda MX5 NAs behind each other at the traffic light?
Actually only the top one is a MX5 because the silver NA below the red NA is an imported USDM Miata.
October 23, 2011 in down on the street
Twenty parts already? Time flies when you are having fun! I Can still remember taking this photo of a frozen Mazda MX5 NB at the start of Spring:
Back when I shot this picture I just shot the yellow Miata hald an hour earlier on the same day. Must have been a Miata day I guess.
September 25, 2011 in down on the street
After two Miataless months I thought it would be and excellent time to post up something I snapshotted half a year ago when I was at the Santa Clara conference hall. A USDM Miata had been parked at the conference parkinglot and while I was searching my bag for my HTC phonecam a white Celica RA42 parked right next to it! Yes, the Celica was indeed driven by a disabled person and it did have an automatic transmission.
If you look at the Celica and Miata and compare it against the other two behemoths next to them you realize these two cars are very very un-American.
When I walked around to take a snapshot up front the Miata owner returned left, so all in all I just had about one minute of luck to take the above snapshot. This is how the Celica looks up front: Read the rest of this entry →