Mazda MX-5 Miata

Twenty-Five Years

Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760346433
Publisher: Motorbooks
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Description

Celebrating a quarter century of the car that redefined its genre.

The Mazda MX-5, (known as Miata in North America and Eunos Roadster in Japan), revolutionized the lightweight two-seater roadster market. By taking the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout of traditional British and Italian roadsters and combining it with the modern function and reliability for which Japanese cars were justly famous, Mazda created what many consider the perfect sports car.

The MX-5 became the best-selling sports car of all time, selling over a million units worldwide. Customers proved that they hadn't lost their desire for simple, lightweight two-seat convertibles; they had simply lost their desire for unreliable, archaic European anachronisms that caught on fire as part of their charm.

In 2009, English automotive critic Jeremy Clarkson wrote: "The fact is that if you want a sports car, the MX-5 is perfect. Nothing on the road will give you better value. Nothing will give you so much fun. The only reason I'm giving it five stars is because I can't give it 14."

Mazda MX-5 Miata: Twenty-Five Years is a handsomely-illustrated coffee-table book celebrating Mazda's ground-breakingMX-5 Miata, the car that revolutionized the lightweight two-seater roadster market.

The author

Keith Tanner has been racing, modifying, and writing about Miatas for two decades and currently works full-time at a performance shop that pushes the boundaries of the little sports cars. At home, his garage contains a wide variety of cars that he’s built, ranging from a classic Land Rover to a 400-horsepower V8 rally Miata. He’s published four books in the Motorbooks Workshop series: Mazda Miata MX-5 Performance Projects; Mazda Miata: Find it, Fix it, Trick it; How to Build a High Performance Mazda Miata; and How to Build a Cheap Sports Car. Tanner has also written a number of magazine articles.
 
Official Website: http://www.slowcarfast.com

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780760346433
Illustrations: 300 color & 1 b-w photo
Size: 9.25 in x 10.875 in x 0.75 in / 234.95 mm x 276.23 mm x 19.05 mm
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