Miatas at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca


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.


The Blackbird Fabworx Miata is out in front with the BBFW #13 red Miata behind it.  The 949 Racing orange Miata is close behind all outfitted with custom front airdams for better aerodynamics and cooling. 
The Blackbird Fabworx Miata, driven by Moti, was giving ride alongs all day long.  I was lucky enough to snag a ride in this car on track and I have to say that this is one of the most well thought out Miatas I have ever been in.  This car has a completely custom aero, roll cage and stitch welded chassis not to mention the smile from ear to ear plastered on my face after I got out of it.
Walking through Vendor Row, Jackson Racing's new CARB legal supercharger kit was on display.

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!”


Parade laps were available to any MX-5 that wanted to drive on the historic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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.


The display set up inside the Fan Tent was very impressive as well as the large number of Miatas Mazda brought out to this event.

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