Any and all shots across the bow at Miata owners which originate from my
quarterdeck are to be taken in fun. My Roadster went into a
lack-of-smog-equipment-induced hibernation just about the time the Miata came
out. Marriage, a home purchase (in Silicon Valley - yikes!) and babies have
conspired to keep her there, so far. I freely admit to being a bit jealous of
all the Miatas I see out there (but as I told datsunmike - not MGs and Alfas -
I won't go that far... ). Doesn't help, either, that you can't swing a dead cat
around here without hitting a Z3 or a Boxster (though I think that a few of
those dot-com types are living in their Porsches in the parking lot outside the
local Starbucks... ).
P.S. - I have run into a few MiataNazis, though, just like Sid down in Florida.
A fellow my wife worked with belonged to THREE different Miata clubs!
"Ryan, Richard" wrote:
> Gary, Not to try to dissuade you from the pleasures of Datsun, but, What
> to go for a ride in an M during a track day?
> Maybe I can expand your horizons. Just ask Calspeed.
> Dick Ryan ex. 24022
> Risk Management Dept.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary McCormick [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2001 4:03 PM
> To: Datsun Roadster List
> Subject: Re: Fw: What's the purpose of the registry?
> Somehow I knew we'd be hearing from Mike after the Miata remark!
> datsunmike wrote:
> > > Hey, I own a Miata and love that car too. Ain't a Roadster but it's got
> > > lot better technology behind it. Nissan only wishes they produced the
> > Miata.
> > >
> > > I look at my Miata as a 90s Roadster. Same weight, dimensions and engine
> > > size.
> > >
> > > I used to poo-poo Miatas also until I test drove one and then bought my
> > own
> > > and modified it to my tastes.
> > >
> > > Mike