Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring: Road Trip Journal

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Published on 28 Jul 2021, 3:13
The Drive's Mike Spinelli takes a GoPro and reconnects with the Mazda MX-5, and other things, on a contemplative Southern California road trip up the coast.

It’s roughly 40 miles from the western fringe of Culver City to the roads that snake through the Santa Monica Mountains. These roads inspired generations of weekend racers and dynamics engineers to fine-tune their cars. They also match, in tone at least, those where Mazda’s R&D team first ran a well-disguised Miata prototype through the canyons further north in Santa Barbara back in 1985. Considering the Miata’s often-told backstory, it’s no stretch to say the little roadster wouldn’t have existed without Southern California’s geography to urge it on.

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