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

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.

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.

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

The concept was carried over from the 10th anniversary.

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 says:

    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 says:

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

  3. Lincoln Stax says:

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

  4. Mr.L.J. Nordvik says:

    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…


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