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Mazda Mx-5 Miata: Twenty-five Years

byKeith Bryant, Thomas LForeword byBob Hall

Hardcover | November 3, 2014

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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."

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

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 publi...
Title:Mazda Mx-5 Miata: Twenty-five YearsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:160 pages, 11.25 × 10 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:11.25 × 10 × 0.75 inPublished:November 3, 2014Publisher:MotorbooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760346437

ISBN - 13:9780760346433


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coffee Table Book As an owner of a 1990 Miata, I was thrilled to receive this beautiful Coffee Table Book that tells of the history of the development of this incredible best selling "little"sports car. We love our Miata and we love the book!!
Date published: 2015-03-02