Remembering Japanese cars from the past

DOTS: Miata hunting! (part 13)

Would part thirteen bring bad luck? Let’s hope not!

This time I have this beautiful (imported) dark blue 2000 Mazda MX5 NB for you:
Blue 2000 Mazda MX5 NB
Blue 2000 Mazda MX5 NB

Not only was it lowered nicely, it also had a nice lip and some dished rims. Now that’s a Miata I’d like to drive! ;)

A few weeks later I photographed her sister, a green 2005 Mazda MX5 NB that was imported three days earlier (in January 2010) than the blue NB above.
Green 2005 Mazda MX5 NB
Green 2005 Mazda MX5 NB

I presume it was the same company, otherwise it was one hell of a coincidence.

And last but not least, this nice red 1990 Mazda MX5 NA:
Red 1990 Mazda MX5 NA
Red 1990 Mazda MX5 NA

It is owned by an employee in the building I work in. It could very well be the same owner as the one that left an note under the windshield of my AE86 four years ago. But I’ll probably never know…

Additional note: I got a new phone, so I had to clean out the SD card in it. I discovered I totally forgot about all the pictures I shot with that phone, so it turned out to be some sort of hidden treasure. Prepare for some more bad quality phone-cam pictures in the upcoming weeks! ;)


  1. B-san

    I like your Miata hunting reports. First NB looks really nice, the second NB is always parked in front of my school (carschool IVA in Driebergen) but not sure its from a student. Soft-top of the classic red is pretty rare. Never seen one with “side-windows” and these rims are a little bit to big for my liking. ^^

    Already waiting for the next Miata hunt ;)

  2. banpei

    The first NB is parked regularly on this spot and I’ve only spotted the second NB once.
    I agree with you regarding the big rims but that is, of course, a matter of taste. ;)

    BTW: Driebergen is quite near Hilversum, so it could very well be that the NB is from someone living in this area.

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