Vendors were giving ride-alongs to any and all people that were interested in what their company had to offer. 949 Racing, Blackbird Fabworx, Moss Miata, Chikara Motorsports, Flyin’ Miata, Jackson Racing, and a few others were all there with their track cars driving hot lap after hot lap to fit in as many participants as possible before the weekend was over. Instructors from TrackMasters Racing were available for driving coaching all weekend as well.
There was a break during the middle of the day to allow for parade laps to anyone who was interested in participating. This was great for all the enthusiasts who drove out but weren’t participating in hot laps since no helmets were necessary. It was really a sight to see the track loaded up with Miatas parading around and waving to all the bystanders. Even my dad was able to borrow my car and take a trip around memory lane to drive Laguna Seca one more time. As my dad said, “This track and all the cars sure have changed since the 60’s!”
Mazda provided a Fan Zone tent that showcased many of the older Miatas and all of the rare “one-off” cars that were created but never released into production. A non running version of the new ND Miata was there for photo opportunities as well. There were a few speakers that were explaining the history of the Miata and some of the design decisions that were made including some old production pictures that showed the evolution of how the Miata has evolved to where it is today. This display really showed the amount of effort that Mazda put into this event to show the impact of this car on automotive history.