Monster Race Wear
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 80

Thread: Mazda MX5, Mazda Miata, Eunos Roadster

  1. #21
    Greeting from west of the Tasman. Here's my current NA6. Very standard apart from the wheels. It is relatively low mileage with just over 160,000km from new. I bought it late last year in Cairns, QLD and drove it back to the outskirts of Melbourne, VIC, a distance of approx 3,200km. On that trip, I had no number plates and was running on temporary registration. I was not pulled over at all during the QLD leg (approx half the entire distance) but got pulled over 3 times in NSW by their Highway Patrol, including whilst doing a very legal lap of Mt Panorama.... This car replaces an earlier red NA6 I had which was set up for tarmac rallies. I sold it due to it being a bit tired in all areas. I do have pics of it but they will take a bit of finding. Name:  Samsung pics 011_Easy-Resize.com.jpg
Views: 576
Size:  94.3 KBName:  Samsung pics 012_Easy-Resize.com.jpg
Views: 564
Size:  96.2 KB

  2. #22
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,033

    Miata from Donut Media

    an American look at the creation of the Mazda Miata - MX5 - Eunos Roadster ..

    https://www.facebook.com/donutmedia/...6564143839065/

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    an American look at the creation of the Mazda Miata - MX5 - Eunos Roadster ..

    https://www.facebook.com/donutmedia/...6564143839065/
    Good story, had to remove Jayne's MX5 from storage shed yesterday, fitted battery & fired up like it had been running continually, not sitting in shed for over a year, just love that fuel injection.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Hirst View Post
    Good story, had to remove Jayne's MX5 from storage shed yesterday, fitted battery & fired up like it had been running continually, not sitting in shed for over a year, just love that fuel injection.
    Spose I should take mine out at some point. It was last used in March when I had to get a warrant.

  5. #25
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,033

    Green MX5's big and small ..

    Name:  My Cars MX5 Pukekohe Feb 2004 N Every 19-05-2015 12;51;27PM (800x642).jpg
Views: 492
Size:  177.1 KB

    Name:  MX5 1991 Special Edition UN7284.jpg
Views: 489
Size:  175.6 KB

    Name:  Models Healey MX5, Dinky's . #2, IMG_0179 (2) (800x395).jpg
Views: 478
Size:  91.3 KB

  6. #26
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,033

    MX5 NA's in the neighbourhood

    There are three MX5's / Eunos Roadsters in my neighbourhood, so a few photos of the other two...

    On seven spoke Alloys
    Name:  MX5 #20 SI4795 Moore St 2017_09_27_0032 (800x533).jpg
Views: 436
Size:  118.8 KB

    Name:  MX5 #21 SI4795 Moore St 2017_09_27_0033 (800x533).jpg
Views: 452
Size:  128.6 KB

    Name:  MX5 #23 SI4795 Moore St 2017_09_27_0031 (800x533).jpg
Views: 452
Size:  119.1 KB

    On BBS Alloys in the multispoke [ Hotwire ] style
    Name:  MX5 #24 CWR154 Moore St 2017_09_27_0027 (800x533).jpg
Views: 447
Size:  155.6 KB

    Name:  MX5 #25 CWR154 Moore St 2017_09_27_0028 (800x533).jpg
Views: 442
Size:  141.1 KB

    Name:  MX5 #26 CWR154 Moore St 2017_09_27_0029 (800x533) (2).jpg
Views: 452
Size:  112.5 KB

  7. #27
    They both look like NZ new cars...

  8. #28
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,033
    Quote Originally Posted by Growler View Post
    They both look like NZ new cars...
    Will go and check the Rego stickers, the SI plate would be NZ new but CWR either second hand import or re-registered, will have a play on Carjam ..my new hobby !! being MX5's they have the different badges and the rear Number Plate surround is different,
    --wider--.

    UN7284 my 1991 Eunos Roadster, owned since September 1996. The first and only owner in NZ had 35720km on the Odo when bought, has just clicked over 227,000 in the last week
    Name:  MX5 #27 UN7284 Moore St 2017_09_27_0030 (800x533).jpg
Views: 417
Size:  123.8 KB

    1995 Mazda MX5
    Name:  MX5 #26 CWR154 Moore St 2017_09_27_0029 (800x533).jpg
Views: 405
Size:  112.5 KB
    Last edited by Roger Dowding; 10-30-2017 at 05:01 AM. Reason: update ####47

  9. #29
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,033

    CWR154 1995 Mazda MX5 ..

    Growler, obviously " DOODS " and " JANES1 " liked their personalised plates
    Car NZ new in 1995 had the 1839 cc engine 98kw, not the 1598 cc 88kw

    From Carjam
    Plates History

    Plate Effective Date
    CWR154 03-Nov-2005
    JANESI 09-Feb-2001
    DOODS 06-Nov-1998
    TW858 13-Dec-1995

    SI4795 is a 1994 model also NZ New with no change of plates .. 1839 cc 98 Kw engine
    Last edited by Roger Dowding; 10-30-2017 at 04:59 AM.

  10. #30
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,033

    CWR154 1995 Mazda MX5 .. and " DOODS "

    Carjam has confused me.

    Here are the details for the Rego plate " DOODS "

    Year: 1995
    Make: MAZDA
    Model: MX5
    Colour: Blue
    Submodel: ROADSTER S/T 1.8 M5
    Body Style: Convertible
    VIN: JM0NA30P500100018
    Plate: DOODS
    Engine No: BP980440
    Chassis: JMONA30P500100018

    and here for " CWR154 " the car I photographed here in Hillcrest, Auckland

    Year: 1995
    Make: MAZDA
    Model: MX5
    Colour: BLUE
    Submodel: ROADSTER S/T 1.8 M5
    Body Style: Convertible
    VIN: JM0NA30P500100018
    Plate: CWR154
    Engine No: BP980440
    Chassis: JMONA30P500100018

    Same VIN -
    So what car is the plate " DOODS " actually on ??

  11. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Carjam has confused me.


    So what car is the plate " DOODS " actually on ??
    -------------
    Hi Roger,
    The car is currently registered CWR154, but was registered DOODS at one point in the past (by the look if it, there's been a few plate changes over the years).
    DOODS is currently unassigned to a car, so is presumably sitting in a cupboard somewhere.
    Cheers, Alan.

  12. #32
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,033

    Growler and Alan H ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Growler View Post
    They both look like NZ new cars...
    Growler !! are you the same Growler on the MX5 Forum ?? , I have just joined ..

    Alan H .. yes DOODS and CWR154 both bring up the same car on Carjam, with DOODS page showing that there is a newer plate ..
    Saw CWR154 out for a drive today, I was in my modern so couldn't honk or flash hello !!

  13. #33
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,033

    Modified MX5's from sane to insane !!

    Sane
    Name:  MX5 #20 modified top Miata.jpg
Views: 363
Size:  150.6 KB

    Insane
    Name:  MX5 #21 modified V8 top Miata.jpg
Views: 395
Size:  97.6 KB

    Meanwhile a more sedate approach with UN7284
    Name:  Mazda MX5 #1 engine IMG_0626 (800x533).jpg
Views: 358
Size:  167.3 KB

  14. #34
    Here's one that was racing at Manfield last year.

    Name:  Manfield-MX5-V8.jpg
Views: 346
Size:  145.2 KB

  15. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Growler !! are you the same Growler on the MX5 Forum ?? , I have just joined ..
    Ha! Yes I am. Also a life member of the NZ MX5 Car Club. Been a member for over 20 years. I don’t frequent the forum much these days. There is some really good information on there but I just don’t have time to check it on a daily basis.

    Yes there are a few V8 MX5’s here in NZ. I have seen video of one racing at Ruapuna with a twin turbo Lexus V8!
    Flying Miata in the States offer a kit so you can fit the Corvette motor (LS1 or LS3 from memory). They have just released a kit for the latest MX5 which looks impressive. I’ll see if I can find the video.
    There was another crowd a few years ago called Monster Miata that were using the supercharged Mustang motor. Not sure if they are still around?

    Reading your post Roger I think you purchased yours about the same time I purchased mine. It was April 1996. I have just ticked over 130k, however some of those km’s would have been around Taupo, Pukekohe and Hampton Downs, along with a few gymkhanas etc. The poor girl doesn’t get used much these days!

  16. #36
    Semi-Pro Racer
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Auckland North Shore
    Posts
    215
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Great Graeme, the Cars seem to do huge " mileage " - old word, without much trouble..
    I have been to " Caffeine and Classics " in May and August, will miss September but should be there for October, may run in to you ..
    cheers Roger D.
    Roger just replaced my 1998 NB with a NZ new 2006 NC. it will also be wearing the GRA3M3 plate soon. sadly I will be in wellington for the next north shore caffeine and classics but if you see a metallic blue NC with that plate say Hello.

  17. #37
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,033

    Cool Caffeine and Classics Smales Farm Auckland..MX5's Nov 2017

    There were quite a number of MX5's at Caffeine and Classics this month, mainly NA - first series a couple of NB's and the latest one;

    snuck in the middle of this group!!
    Name:  C & C #22 MX5 group front Nov 2017 832 (640x427).jpg
Views: 280
Size:  122.0 KB
    and again in the middle ..
    Name:  C & C #21 MX5 group side 1 Nov 2017 831 (640x427).jpg
Views: 295
Size:  117.8 KB

    an NB
    Name:  C & C #20 MX5 NB Nov 2017 830 (640x427).jpg
Views: 305
Size:  110.6 KB

    something newer with a " Big "mate
    Name:  C & C #5 Corvette & MX5 Nov 2017 815 (640x427).jpg
Views: 284
Size:  121.7 KB

    an NB with its bigger brother RX7 ..
    Name:  C & C #17 Mazda MX5 RX7 Nov 2017827 (640x427).jpg
Views: 294
Size:  135.0 KB

    " That's all folks " as they said in Looney tunes cartoons..

  18. #38
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,033

    A Book on the Miata MX5

    Read this early in the year, from Takapuna Library

    Name:  Motoring Books #12 MX5 Miata story cover 2018_03_15_0303 (640x427).jpg
Views: 219
Size:  72.7 KB

    and a couple of Publicity Photos for the V- Special from the book; My car doesn'tlook that good any more !!

    Name:  Motoring books #13 MX5 V-Spec front 2018_03_15_0301 (640x427).jpg
Views: 226
Size:  76.2 KB

    Name:  Motoring Books #14 MX5 V Spec rear 2018_03_15_0302 (640x427).jpg
Views: 218
Size:  76.2 KB

    As an aside I also read around that time March 2018 the Howden Ganley Book " Road to Monaco ".
    a good piece on NZ Motoring History is included as well as Howden's Overseas exploits. Book from the Takapuna Library

    Name:  Motoring Books #6 Road To Monaco - Howden Ganley cover 2018_03_15_0295 (640x427).jpg
Views: 214
Size:  107.5 KB

    A couple of the Ganley Cars

    Name:  Motoring Books #7 Howden Ganley MKV Buckler  2018_03_15_0296 (640x427).jpg
Views: 215
Size:  85.0 KB

    Name:  Motoring Books #8 Howden Ganley Hawke Ford 10 2018_03_15_0297 (640x427).jpg
Views: 219
Size:  82.6 KB

  19. #39

    mx5

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Kevin, try Ross Campbell at MX5 Mart in Tauranga - he may either have the parts or know who has ;
    phone 07 543 4567 he is at 389 Joyce Road, Pyes Pa.. has a website but not sure if the address is a workshop / warehouse or his home..

    Agree about the longevity / reliability, as mentioned mine has done over 226,000 k's and now need a good tidy up, seats and door panels, minor panelwork and repaint, new or repaired soft top, and refitting of some components, Roll / Style bar and some accessories, Tonneau, Wind Blocker etc ..
    Hope it goes well Kevin !!
    Growler, hang onto it if you can, great car and a worthy 1990's idea of a 1960/70's British Sports car.
    Have finished Jaynes MX5 refurbish/repaint , car now lookes heaps better, only need's cut & polish now, did not need to buy door or guard as used long forgotten panel beating skills, as car is now complete & was looking for something to do bought rear damaged 92 model which is now all masked up waiting for some warm weather to apply paint. Got ih youch with Ross Campbell for rear panel secfions for 92 model, he was most helpfull & said come down & help yourself wich I did armed with cut off disc & saw. charged a very modest price & was most helpfull.

  20. #40
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    2,033
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Hirst View Post
    Have finished Jaynes MX5 refurbish/repaint , car now lookes heaps better, only need's cut & polish now, did not need to buy door or guard as used long forgotten panel beating skills, as car is now complete & was looking for something to do bought rear damaged 92 model which is now all masked up waiting for some warm weather to apply paint. Got ih youch with Ross Campbell for rear panel secfions for 92 model, he was most helpfull & said come down & help yourself wich I did armed with cut off disc & saw. charged a very modest price & was most helpfull.
    Good to read Kevin. pleased Ross could help as heard from a couple of others he wasn't always helpful,he willbe useful for me when UN7284 my NA modelfinally leaves Auckland for the bay of Plenty ..a long story involved here !!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •