1992 Mazda Miata - Sunburst Yellow

This Sunburst Yellow Miata--one of 1519 built--was advertised for $700 on our message board. When we went to pick it up, the seller didn't have a title. So we got it for $500. Sure, it's a rare color, but this example was too far gone to be worth restoring. We're going crapcan racing!

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1992 Mazda Miata - Sunburst Yellow

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Feb
08
Feb 8, 2016 | Mazda
Our Miata Gets Smashed

Our LeMons Miata is down and out.

Feb
02
Feb 2, 2016 | Mazda
Our Miata Earns Its Stripes

How to prepare for our next race? With a botched art car theme of course.

Jan
20
Jan 20, 2016 | Mazda
Miata: Fresh Tires and a Fresh Theme

We're getting ready for our next race.

Dec
22
Dec 22, 2015 | Mazda
Stretching Our LeMon's Legs: Getting Our Miata Back on Track

We took our crapcan Miata racer to the track to warm up for the next race.

Jul
07
Jul 7, 2015 | Mazda
De-Stickering Our Lemon

Preparing our Miata for a theme.

Apr
01
Apr 1, 2015 | Mazda
We Made it to the Big Time

Our Miata gets featured in one of the great 24 Hours of LeMons wrap-up videos.

Mar
26
Mar 26, 2015 | Mazda
New Wheels for the Miata

We just unwrapped two full sets of König wheels.

Feb
11
Feb 11, 2015 | Mazda
Making Lemonade

Our Miata brings home an 11th place finish.

Feb
04
Feb 4, 2015 | Mazda
Squeezing More Out of Our LeMon

We dust off our $500 Miata and get ready to race.

Oct
13
Oct 13, 2014 | Mazda
Our Low-Dollar Miata Races with NASA

We took our LeMons-prepped Miata to a Spec Miata race.

Jun
02
Jun 2, 2014 | Mazda
Our Miata Hits the Rollers.

We search for cheap power on the dyno.

Apr
23
Apr 23, 2014 | Mazda
JDM Mirrors Just in Time for Sebring

When we busted off our mirrors, we added new ones to the fenders, retro JDM style.

Apr
15
Apr 15, 2014 | Mazda
Freshening Wheels

Our round bits aren't round no more. We need them better for LeMons at Sebring.

Apr
09
Apr 9, 2014 | Mazda
Join us at Sebring

We're taking our yellow car to a LeMons race at Sebring. We installed fresh bearings for the occasion.

Apr
04
Apr 4, 2014 | Mazda
Post-Race Power Washing

We're cleaning up and preparing for Sebring with The 24 Hours of LeMons.

Feb
04
Feb 4, 2014 | Mazda
Racing Our Yellow LeMon at Barber

We went racing and tried not to step on our own hootuses.

Dec
27
Dec 27, 2013 | Mazda
Post-Race Analysis

We look over everything and fix our fuel gauge.

Oct
07
Oct 7, 2013 | Mazda
Our Miata Survives Sebring

After 14 hours, our Miata drives up onto the trailer.

Sep
30
Sep 30, 2013 | Mazda
Getting Ready for the Big Dance

Almost time for ChumpCar's Sebring event.

Sep
25
Sep 25, 2013 | Mazda
Add a Little Comfort

A DEI heat shield will protect our driver's toes from cooking.

Sep
24
Sep 24, 2013 | Mazda
More Ignition Issues

We diagnose our Miata's misfire.

Sep
05
Sep 5, 2013 | Mazda
Practice Makes Imperfect

We test our newly minted crapcan racer.

Aug
26
Aug 26, 2013 | Mazda
Welding and Painting Our Cage

We weld and paint our roll cage.

Aug
02
Aug 2, 2013 | Mazda
Restarting the Project

After a brief hiatus, we resume work on our crapcan racer.

May
21
May 21, 2013 | Mazda
Build That Cage!

We're scrambling to finish the cage and tidy up the details.

May
15
May 15, 2013 | Mazda
Feet First

Our Miata's cage starts with a solid foundation.

May
13
May 13, 2013 | Mazda
Upgrading From a Bar to a Cage

Our Miata loses its roll bar but gains a roll cage.

May
09
May 9, 2013 | Mazda
Thanks for the Tank

Our Miata digs its fresh fuel tank.

Apr
26
Apr 26, 2013 | Mazda
Tanks for the Help

Would a fresh fuel tank help our Miata's woes?

Apr
10
Apr 10, 2013 | Mazda
The Fuel Tank is Here

Draining the gunk didn't help, so we're swapping tanks.

Mar
27
Mar 27, 2013 | Mazda
Shaky Shaky Motor Mounts

Our mounts were shot, so we got replacements.

Feb
22
Feb 22, 2013 | Mazda
Stop throwing belts!

Little Miata, you're not a Corvair.

Feb
01
Feb 1, 2013 | Mazda
The Yellow Miata Visits Sebring

We join up with the PBOC Motorsports Club for a shakedown.

Jan
04
Jan 4, 2013 | Mazda
Ordering Miata Brakes

Round 2 of Miata brake work.

Dec
21
Dec 21, 2012 | Mazda
Our Miata’s Race Debut

Our low-buck Miata attacks the cones.

Dec
14
Dec 14, 2012 | Mazda
Brakes and Buffing

Our Miata gets brakes and a buffing.

Dec
13
Dec 13, 2012 | Mazda
Rats 1, Miata 0

Our Mazda Miata is still a non-runner.

Dec
08
Dec 8, 2012 | Mazda
Making a Miata Mobile

Our Miata now runs. Yay.

Nov
28
Nov 28, 2012 | Mazda
Making Miata Progress

Our Miata is now free of its Ungo alarm.

Oct
19
Oct 19, 2012 | Mazda
Ungo Box 1, Miata 0

Perhaps the alarm is silencing our Miata.

Sep
24
Sep 24, 2012 | Mazda
Removing Rust and Replacing Parts

We make strides on our Sunburst Yellow Miata.

Sep
10
Sep 10, 2012 | Mazda
Initial Inspection

How much Miata can you get for less than a grand?

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