Mazda MX5 NB Super Bird
The Mazda MX5 NB is the second generation of the Mazda MX5. Just like the NA it is small, lightweight and nimble and it is just an awesome car! Someone has made this NB just a little bit more awesome…
At first I thought this was another one of those stickerbombed Mazda MX5s but as I got closer I noticed there was a whole different painting on the fender. I have no idea what it is supposed to be but it looks like someone painted a lot of birds on it.
On the very same day that I encountered the snowy Subaru Impreza WRX I also made photos of a snowy Mazda MX-5 NA:
This red Mazda MX-5 originates from November 1990 and was imported 14 years ago into the Netherlands.
As you can see a lot of things have changed on this MX-5 in the past 24 years:
First if all the double exhaust pipes look brilliant on it. I have no idea if they are functional or not but they don’t look fake or something.
Then there is also a boot rack (trunk rack for the US) mounted on the boot/trunk which should increase luggage capacity for long weekend trips.
The wheels are dished Rota RB rims (Minilite/Watanabe copies) but I’m unsure about the size as I did not make a clear picture of that.
Last but not least: the snowy Mazda MX-5 NA reminded me of the Miatas from Cars in this photo. I tried to add eyes and eyelids but I simply couldn’t post it here, so you will have to do the same by squinting your eyes and see for yourself. 😉
Verdict: I really love to see this Miata every morning when I bring my son to school! It hardly ever moves but I hope the owner just suspended his/her daily commute in it during wintertime.
Can you count the number of MX5s in this picture? It was taken at the MAX-5 2013 event in the Netherlands where they set the Guiness World Record of the largest Mazda parade:
It is a pity I did not know about this event before reading it at Jalopnik: would have been nice to hunt down some Miatas. 😉
So now don’t rush over to Jalopnik to find out the answer (if you didn’t know it already because you attended it!) but just think about your answer first. 😉
Via Jalopnik (photos are taken from Jalopnik and they did not give any credits to the rightful owners)
There are lovers and haters of the stickerbomb style and I happen to be somewhere in between. If applied in a good fashion I like it a lot, if done in a wrong way I definitely hate it. Given this phenomenon popped up one and a half to two years ago I think we’re currently at the high of the trend, so there is hope for the haters. 😉
Anyway, here is a selection of cars I found on the Japanese Autosport Festival with stickerbombs!
First of all the Miata of which I posted up a bombed flip up light before. All round this car was applied with various stickers, but the bombs were concentrated around the flip up lights. I love it this way: it is easily reversible and not overdone.
Speaking of flip up lights, this is a closeup of the other light: Continue reading
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: Continue reading
No I’m not dead…yet. I’m just in holiday mode so a bit less postings will be made in the upcoming weeks.
Not to refrain you from your daily dose of JDMness I’ll give you the photo of this Miata I spotted earlier this week:
Down on the Street: Black 1994 Mazda Miata
As you can see it rained heavily meaning a topless Miata would have been no fun at all!
You don’t see too many black Miatas, so I guess this one really is an exception to the rule. 🙂