The Roadster Drift (Mazda Miata)
This past January 30, was the 100th year anniversary of the car manufacturer Mazda. They are responsible for the Cosmo, the RX line, the 787B and the Miata to name a few of their iconic cars. I wanted to take this time to celebrate their contribution to automotive culture in particular with their roadster the Mazda Miata.
I have always wanted to learn how to drive a manual car. I wanted something reliable, affordable, low maintenance, and a great aftermarket for parts. The Miata checked the main core of what I was looking at when I wanted to buy my first real enthusiast car. The community and the history with what I signed up for and learned after my purchase is what I consider a tremendous bonus. I bought the car in May 2015 and have formed a lot of great relationships with amazing people from all walks of life within the last 5 years this coming May.
The Miata to me is what the E30 aesthetic is to Odd Future. The Miata even with the new ND model, still keeps the tradition of “Jinba-Ittai”, that reflects the sensation of being between the rider and the horse. Whether you are in traffic, auto-crossing, or just enjoying the mountain path in your roadster, you will begin to feel the tradition following through your body as you turn the steering wheel and engage the clutch and shift to third gear. The experience is a sensation you will feel throughout your body that will force you to find any excuse to go out for what I call a spirited run.
Here is to a celebration of the joy and spirit of driving. Zoom, Zoom, Zoom.