Some milestones in history are worth celebrating, even if they make you realize how old you are. If you are reading this, you might remember the first time you saw an MX-5 Miata. One of the most successful two-seaters in history, Mazda has produced over one million examples over the past 27 years. It took Corvette almost 40 years to reach their millionth car, but Middle Earth tried to destroy that example.
Miata began production at Mazda’s Hiroshima plant in April of 1989, and car #1,000,000 rolled off that exact line last Friday. The celebration for this milestone will begin at the Hiroshima Flower Parade on May 3rd and continues at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the annual Miata gathering on October 1st.
On any given weekend, more Miatas are raced than any other car, a testament to the reliability and capabilities of the model. Through four generations, Miata has stayed true to the original formula. A small & nimble roadster with independent suspension is a proven recipe for success. Tell us your favorite Miata memory and stay tuned to Autofluence.