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Re: [Fot] Miata seats

To: <>, "Henry Frye" <>
Subject: Re: [Fot] Miata seats
From: "RACER BUD" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 19:16:17 -0700
I also drive a Miata on the streets Amazing car(mines a 1990 that my son 
gave me)...When I first got it, I told my racer friends who drive Miatas 
that i thought mine must have special handling stuff..They all 
said.."Nope..that's how they drive"
Racer Bud
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To: "Henry Frye" <>
Cc: "FOT" <>
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Fot] Miata seats

> Heck, I think driving the Miata (vigorously) on the street helps
> some...  Similar power, similar handling characteristics...
> - Tony
> Quoting Henry Frye <>:
>> I know two FOT that race a Spec Miata, and both are good competitive
>> racers. I think all that seat time in such a tight wheel to wheel
>> environment really can hone your racecraft skills. Especially since
>> there is little to no horsepower advantage at play here.
>> I will admit after a couple of frustrating race weekends I have given
>> the concept more than a passing thought!
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From:
>>> [] On Behalf Of Bill Babcock
>>> Sent: July 21, 2008 11:03 AM
>>> To: Robert Lang
>>> Cc: Loren Ziglin; FOT
>>> Subject: Re: [Fot] Miata seats
>>> I've thought long and hard about getting a spec miata.
>>> They're cheap to buy, cheap to run, and you always have lots
>>> of competition. If I was racing one of those every couple of
>>> weeks my driving skill would probably slide backwards at a
>>> slower rate (yeah, I really do think I'm well past my peak).
>>> I've raced one--it's a lot like racing a good vintage
>>> car--lots of similarities.  Thing is that most of the guys I
>>> know who both vintage race and spec miata race (all three of
>>> them!!) wind up with dust on their miata. I'm not sure why,
>>> but I do know I don't need another large object in the shop
>>> that I don't use.
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