1600-Plus Mazda MX-5 Roadsters Celebrate 20th Anniversary

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More than 1600 MX-5 Roadsters swarmed Mazda‘s hometown of Hiroshima, Japan on September, 20 for what has to be a new world record in single-model gatherings. After all, the MX-5 already holds the Guinness record for best selling two-seater droptop — as Jeremy Clarkson would say — in the whurrrld.

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Over 2600 dedicated owners made the journey to Miata Mecca, the Miyoshi Proving Grounds that Mazda calls the car’s “birthplace.” There, members of the development team and representatives from MX-5 clubs worldwide kicked off celebrations with a toast from a 20-year-old fan born the same year the car was launched.

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Miata maniacs got to sign a special car trotted out just for the occasion.

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The concept was carried over from the 10th anniversary.

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1600 cars, people! That’s about four times the number of cars at the largest nostalgic car show we’ve ever seen, and all for a single model. Miata owners are insane, and we love that.

[Images: Mazda]

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4 Responses to 1600-Plus Mazda MX-5 Roadsters Celebrate 20th Anniversary

  1. bert said:

    I deal with miatas on almost a daily basis, and Iv’e gotta say they are my favorite roadsters! Better than the TT, Z4, and even the S2000! ( I’m a somewhat large guy, and I don’t fit in these cars very well!) I’m wondering if there’s gonna be a US gathering, you know they sold the best in the states.

  2. j.a.c.k said:

    man, those miata heads roll DEEP! HAHA! i love this kinda dedication, tho. big up to mazda

  3. Lincoln Stax said:

    I really gotta get me a Miata one of these days.

  4. Mr.L.J. Nordvik said:

    Hmm…a highly desirable car that doesn’t cost a fortune and as a result sells well and brings positive attention and prestige to the brand…

    AKIO TOYODA,ARE YOU READING THIS???!!!

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