I’m already at part six of the Miata Hunting features! This time it will be an all black edition, so get ready for three black Miatas/MX5s!
Black Mazda MX5 mk2 NB
This one was shot next to a horse riding school, so maybe a rich lady riding horses? Why not ride her 142 black horses then?
Black Mazda Miata mk1 NA
This black Miata was parked on my way to work. The neighborhood isn’t that good, so seeing this car kind of surprised me… The car is an American import and was imported over 10 years ago. It still looks great, so that was another surprise. 😉
Black Mazda MX5 mk1 NA
This originally Dutch MX5 was parked about 200 meters away from the previous Miata (same neighborhood) on the same morning. Another surprise! I definitely had a busy morning still managed to get to work in time! 😉
The past two weeks I wasn’t able to shoot many pictures on the street (except the second pic of this post) due to the snowfall, so time to get back to the Miata hunting!
DOTS: Black Mazda MX5 mk2
I found this black second generation MX5 parked in a parkinglot across the street of an apartment complex. I saw it parked there several times after I shot this first pic so the owner probably lives there.
DOTS: Mazda MX5 mk2
Another second generation MX5. I shot this one two days ago when there was no snowfall. Ironically only 10 minutes after I shot this picture it started snowing.
The picture (and another 5 or 6!) was taken with the crap-cam and due to the lack of light (8:06 in the morning) it looks a bit crappy. I wasn’t in the mood to get into the parkinglot: the parkinglot is owned by the Dutch Evangelical Broadcasting company (EO). Dunno if the owner works there: I only see that car occasionally parked there.
Now, finally a picture not taken with the crap-cam:
DOTS: Black Mazda MX5 mk2
Another black MX5 and parked somewhere in Hilversum. This picture was the actual start of the Miata Hunting during summer. This was the third Miata/MX5 I spotted that day and thought it would be a great feature on the site. 😉
Time for some more Miata hunting!
I really love the picture of this grey Miata together with the red leafs! Too bad the Ford Ka was in the way. 🙁
This Miata was imported in 1999, most probably from the US.
Yet again an imported Miata from (probably) the US. It was imported to the Netherlands by a Mazda specialist only a few days before the current owner bought it in 2002. The current owner placed the rack, double exhaust and replaced the taillights with these Lexus-look taillights. IMO this Miata looks great this way! 🙂
So, how about an original Dutch MX5 then?
Mazda MX5 mk2
I spotted this mk2 MX5 while doing my groceries and yes: it is parked in front of a Coffee Shop… 😉
Yesterdays I already posted a snow covered Nissan 200SX S14 in the Down on the Street winter edition. Today I’m posting up some of the Mazda MX5s and Miatas I shot pictures of the day it had snowed!
First of all I took a picture of the white Miata near the nursery of my son:
White Mazda Miata covered in snow!
I don’t think the color of this Miata can be called snow-white! 😉
As you may recall this Miata had a dent in its front fender. About two weeks ago this Miata disappeared for a few days and when it returned its front fender had been repaired! So it is certainly not going the same way as the Nissan 200SX! 😉
Red Mazda Miata covered in snow!
Of course I took a picture of the red Miata as well. I must say that a snow covered red Miata looks a lot better than a white snow covered Miata!
And last but not least, this Blue MX5 mk2:
Blue Mazda MX5 mk2 covered in snow!
I did not post this one before, but since all three of them were “on the way” from the nursery to my work I took a short detour to make the three pictures needed for this posting.
All pictures were kept as dark and gloomy as my EOS shot them: I took those pictures around sunrise so they are supposed to be a bit dark.
This week more I continue with some more Miata hunting!
First of all this MX5 caused a lot of pain:
Mazda MX5 mk2
It came around the corner quite quickly when I was on my bike. I immediately grabbed my camera, pointed it to the car and turned around to take a picture. I was just in time to take the picture. Doing this maneuver strained my back because I was still sitting on my bike. 😉
This red Miata was parked in a multi-story car park:
Mazda Miata (or 323?)
Never seen it there before but immediately took a picture of it. 🙂
When I looked it up at the license plate register it turned out to be registered as a Mazda 323 1.6 instead of the Mazda MX5 I would have expected it to be registered on. The car was imported to the Netherlands in 2001, so that could not have been the reason to register it as a 323. And even tax evasion (import taxes are based upon luxury options as AC and PS) could not have been the case… Maybe the worker at the register could not come up with the MX5 designation and registered it as a 323?
Last one for this week:
This originally Dutch first generation MX5 was registered on the very last day of 1992. It is currently owned by the same owner for almost 11 years now! Now that is certainly a faithful owner! 🙂
Ever since I started doing the Down on the Street series I thought it was amazing how many Mazda MX5s (aka Miata in the US and Roadster in Japan) I saw on the streets. Since I thought it was quite odd I started taking (quick) pictures of every single one of them I encountered.
For instance I saw this one parked next to a private apartment/housing block. I could not go in there without lifting a chain at the entrance and trespassing the private parking lot, so I took the picture from the street.
Mazda MX5 parked next to an apartment block
It is also funny to see how many Miatas are imported from the US! I think about 50% of all cars I’ve seen so far were actually imported Mazda Miatas! This red Miata is no exception to that:
Red Mazda Miata
I actually pass this red Miata every day (going to work) and still I have only two pictures of it taken with the crappy camera. Shame on me!
This is another Miata I pass every day:
White Mazda Miata
But then on my way to the nursery of my son. This one has got a big dent in it and has been parked there for ages now without moving… Currently the dent is starting to rust and the car itself is starting to look brown due to the amount of leafs on the car… Feels a bit like a deja vu!
Next time more Miatas! 😉