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January 27, 2022

REMEMBER STUPID, YOU HAVE TO DRIVE IT HOME

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Above, the inside of the driver's side door of auto journalist Emme Hall's tricked-out 2001 Mazda Miata, featured in last week's New York Times article about why Mazda's roadster inspires love from auto industry cognoscenti.

Below, more photos of her modified MX-5,

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which has over 130,000 miles on the odometer and "goes places most Miatas could never dream of."

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More on Ms. Hall's car: "It's lifted to give the normally low-slung roadster 10 inches of ground clearance, and has a beefed-up radiator to cope with hot trail days, a skid plate to protect the vulnerable undercarriage, a row of rally lights, a skimpy bikini top for sun protection, and huge 27-inch tires."

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"Despite the stock 1.8-liter engine, producing a modest 142 horsepower, it can and does get airborne."

Wait a sec — what's that fantastic movie I'm suddenly recalling, featuring Charlize Theron as Furiosa in what I believe should have been an Academy Award-winning performance?

So good.

Now that I think of it, gonna watch it again tonight.

FunFact: that trailer's been viewed over 34 million times.

You can too!

January 27, 2022 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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