1992 Mazda Miata

1992 Mazda Miata

This 1992 Miata has been with Grassroots Motorsports since 1998. It’s a keeper. 

Latest updates

Sep
21
Sep 21, 2022
Do you really need competition-grade lug nuts? | Garage Rescue Miata

Does our Miata really need NASCAR-grade lug nuts?

Sep
14
Sep 14, 2022
What’s your favorite autocross worker assignment? | Garage Rescue Miata

Where has the waiver station been all our life?

Aug
23
Aug 23, 2022
Is our Garage Rescue Miata faster than the reigning $2000 Challenge champion? | Garage Rescue Miata

Is the Bradley-bodied, Ford Panther-chassised $2000 Challenge champion really faster than our Garage Rescue Miata?

Aug
20
Aug 20, 2022
How did your summer season go? | Garage Rescue Miata

Good summer, everyone?

Jun
21
Jun 21, 2022
How do you celebrate your wins? | Garage Rescue Miata

Does winning always have to involve a trophy or a new record? Or does a California roll and an ice-cold bottle of water work too?

Jun
10
Jun 10, 2022
Cool photo of your car? Let’s see it. | Garage Rescue Miata

Take any really rad photos of your car recently? Let's see them.

Jun
07
Jun 7, 2022
Yes, we replaced those two bad suspension bushings | Garage Rescue Miata

Replacing some worn-out suspension bushings with fresh urethane ones from Powerflex.

May
19
May 19, 2022
Totally normal to take random photos of your own cars, right? | Garage Rescue Miata

So, have a cool photo of your own car? Let’s see it.

May
13
May 13, 2022
Autocrossing for fun | Garage Rescue Miata

This past weekend, we ran an autocross on the kart track at Daytona International Speedway. Here are a few highlights.

Apr
13
Apr 13, 2022
Why didn’t we replace those last two control arm bushings 20+ years ago? | Garage Rescue Miata

Ever wonder why you did–or didn't do–something a million years ago?

Mar
30
Mar 30, 2022
Like Miatas? We do, too. | Garage Rescue Miata

Where can you find us on the last Monday of each month? The Orlando Roadsters meet, of course.

Mar
24
Mar 24, 2022
Why do we (still) autocross? | Garage Rescue Miata

Even after all these years, why do we keep going back to autocross?

Mar
17
Mar 17, 2022
How to buy a quality outdoor car cover | Garage Rescue Miata

Sure, buying a car cover that fits is important, but where you store your car should also impact your decision.

Mar
17
Mar 17, 2022
Our Miata is officially an antique | Garage Rescue Miata

Now that our Miata is 30 years old, the State of Florida considers it an antique.

Mar
09
Mar 9, 2022
Why go to a Miata meet? Because it’s fun. | Garage Rescue Miata

We consistently go to Orlando Roadsters meets because they offer us an insight into how the Miata scene is doing–plus they're fun to go to.

Feb
25
Feb
18
Feb 18, 2022
Night autocross, anyone? | Garage Rescue Miata

Ever autocross at night before?

Jan
15
Jan 15, 2022
One season and 18 painless events after resurrecting our Miata | Garage Rescue Miata

11 autocrosses and seven Miata events later, and our Miata project car is running better than ever.

Jan
04
Jan 4, 2022
How to easily clean rubber, glass and plastic | Garage Rescue Miata

Is it time for a little car cleanup?

Dec
28
Dec 28, 2021
Go and show in one day | Garage Rescue Miata

Florida doesn't really get an off-season–but that just means we get to have more fun with our Miata.

Dec
23
Dec 23, 2021
More rear bar for our Miata? | Garage Rescue Miata

How could we improve the chassis of our Garage Rescue Miata in a short amount of time? How about more rear anti-roll bar?

Dec
08
Dec 8, 2021
Does a Porsche 911 car cover fit on a Miata? | Garage Rescue Miata

It might be a bit long, but yes, a 911 car cover does, in fact, fit our Miata.

Dec
04
Dec 4, 2021
"Hey, where’d you get the black Kosei K1s?” | Garage Rescue Miata

Our black Kosei K1 wheels recently caught the eye of a fellow wheel aficionado at a recent Orlando Roadsters meet.

Nov
26
Nov 26, 2021
Anyone else not autocrossing aggressively enough? | Garage Rescue Miata

One of the best ways to improve your skills behind the wheel? Watch a video of your driving.

Nov
22
Nov 22, 2021
How'd your season go? | Garage Rescue Miata

One year was all it took to take our '92 Miata from a grimy garage rescue to a very fun-to-drive autocrosser.

Oct
28
Oct
20
Oct 20, 2021
Does our Miata need individual throttle bodies? | Garage Rescue Miata

We're asking you (yes, you), do think we should put ITBs on our '92 Miata? Why or why not?

Oct
14
Oct 14, 2021
A third-place finish! Narrator: "There were but three cars in the class" | Garage Rescue Miata

Sure, there were only three entries, but third place is third place, right?

Oct
04
Oct 4, 2021
One thousand miles after bringing our Miata back to life | Garage Rescue Miata

It's been 1000 miles since we rescued our '92 Miata project car. Here's how it's been holding up since.

Sep
28
Sep 28, 2021
The Orlando Miata scene comes alive at night (pics) | Garage Rescue Miata

Proof that Miata is still the answer: Visiting the Orlando Roadsters’ monthly meet.

Sep
27
Sep 27, 2021
Meatballs for our Miata | Garage Rescue Miata

We look to the old-school for some new numbers panels for our Miata.

Sep
06
Sep 6, 2021
Drilled pedal covers: cool or dumb? | Garage Rescue Miata

What’s your take on those drilled, bolt-on pedal covers?

Aug
23
Aug 23, 2021
Replacing the stock engine mounts with upgraded hardware | Garage Rescue Miata

We pick up a set of Mazda competition engine mounts for our Miata from Goodwin Racing–and on sale too, no less.

Aug
18
Aug 18, 2021
Race on Sunday, show on Monday | Garage Rescue Miata

Don't worry, we've been driving and competing in our 92 Miata now that its running and looking good.

Aug
11
Aug 11, 2021
A quick, easy guide to detailing your car | Garage Rescue Miata

Believe it or not, detailing a car can be done in little as a single afternoon.

Jun
29
Jun
23
Jun 23, 2021
Winning can just mean that you had a good time, right? | Garage Rescue Miata

What’s more fun than autocrossing a Miata?

May
06
May 6, 2021
Easy Autocross Prep | Garage Rescue Miata

All these years later, Miata is (still) always the answer.

Apr
07
Apr 7, 2021
Rad Floor Mats: Trimming Out the Miata’s Interior | Garage Rescue Miata

After cleaning the interior, we indulged in some choice floor mats.

Feb
27
Feb 27, 2021
DIY Interior Deep Clean | Garage Rescue Miata

More Miata clean-up.

Feb
10
Feb 10, 2021
What Really Happens to a Car When Its Gasoline Sits? | Garage Rescue Miata

How hard was eight years of stasis on our Miata?

Jan
19
Jan 19, 2021
A Proven Combo: Kosei K1 Racing Wheels and Falken Azenis Tires | Garage Rescue Miata

Our Miata's back catalog inspired its new wheels and tires.

Jan
07
Jan 7, 2021
Project Assessment | Garage Rescue Miata

To get a better idea of what many years of sitting did to our Miata, we took it to BSI Racing for a once-over.

Jan
04
Jan 4, 2021
Developing a Project Plan | Garage Rescue Miata

Miata, meet sunlight.

Jan
01
Jan 1, 2021
Cleaning up That Garage Find | Garage Rescue Miata

Replacing funk with love.

Dec
29
Dec 29, 2020
Finding a Survivor Hiding in Plain Sight | Garage Rescue Miata

Putting an old friend back into service.

Mar
20
Mar 20, 2012
Getting Psyched for Sebring

We drove our Miata to an Orlando institution: Classic Mazda's pre-Sebring party.

Sep
22
Sep 22, 2011
Neat-o Nittos

New shoes have arrived.

Aug
23
Aug 23, 2011
Drat, a Flat

Time to go back-to-school shoe shopping.

Jul
07
Jul 7, 2011
Among the Living

We sinned and let our Miata sit too long.

Mar
23
Mar 23, 2007
Arriving in style

We take the Miata to Amelia Island

Dec
13
Dec 13, 2006
It's not easy being green

Our Miata sports an unusual color scheme.

Oct
03
Oct 3, 2006
I can breathe!

Have you checked your air filter lately?

Sep
04
Sep 4, 2006
Good news and bad news

We shouldn't have let it sit so long.

Aug
16
Aug 16, 2006
All Clean

We give our Miata a bath.

Feb
10
Feb 10, 2006
Hella-cool lights

Bright lights, big city.

Nov
28
Nov 28, 2005
The Miata got a new pair of shoes

American Racing Silverstone R

Nov
18
Nov 18, 2005
Moving our Miata to a front burner

Our long-suffering Miata gets some overdue love

Aug
02
Aug 2, 2005
Miata, Miata, Miata

It's just too fun to sell.

Dec
10
Dec 10, 2003
Spring in our step

With a long-overdue bath and some new springs, our Miata is looking and driving good

Nov
03
Nov 3, 2003
Attention

Our Miata is finally getting some much-needed attention.

Apr
03
Apr 3, 2003
More Miatae

They keep sprouting up

Feb
03
Feb 3, 2003
Miata love

Sorry for the break in the updates, but other projects--as well as the magazine--have been vying for our attention. Still, our Miata hasn't been totally neglected.

Apr
30
Apr 30, 2002
Miata, meet Cecil

We autocrossed the car this past weekend with the Buccaneer Region SCCA at Jacksonville's Cecil Field, a recently decommissioned naval air station.

Apr
19
Apr 19, 2002
Idle Chatter

We finally get our differential to shut up and drive.

Mar
26
Mar 26, 2002
Pre-autocross attention

Our Miata recently participated in a little autocross test day, so it first received some attention.

Jan
03
Jan 3, 2002
Real World Improvements

Two of the products on our Miata have been hot topics on the Miata Internet message boards, so we figured it's time for a little real-world update.

Dec
24
Dec 24, 2001
Long-Term Testing

Three years ago today, we bought our '92 Miata, so here's a little real-world "long-term testing" feedback on the car.

Oct
12
Oct 12, 2001
Work continues

Even though the series is official done, work and mods to our Miata still continue...

Jul
02
Jul 2, 2001
Big brakes

Our Miata has been the center of attention lately, as its Flyin' Miata Big Brake install is detailed in the August issue of the magazine.

Feb
28
Feb 28, 2001
Wax on/Wax off

Mr. Miagi would love our Miata lately.

Dec
18
Dec 18, 2000
Head

Our new cylinder head is done and has been installed.

Aug
25
Aug 25, 2000
Big brakes Mean Big Wheels

Since our Miata is about to receive a Dealer Alternative Flyin' Miata big-brake kit, we needed some appropriate wheels to clear them.

Jul
03
Jul 3, 2000
Pondering Power

With its new aluminum flywheel and host of Jackson Racing parts (http://www.jacksonracing.com), our Miata is just humming along, but the gears in our head are turning...

May
03
May 3, 2000
Dyno Daze

This past weekend we did some dyno time at Engineered Performance in Smryna, Ga. to test a whole bunch of new goodies.

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