5 fun facts to know about the Miata MX-5


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As Mazda celebrates the 20th birth month of the Miata Club of the Philippines, here are 5 fun facts to know about the Miata MX-5.

Bringing the classic NA back

Mazda Japan recently announced that it will have a factory restoration program for its first generation Miata model. Dubbed as the “NA” model, successful applicants can have their beloved NAs fully restored to factory-spec using genuine OEM parts. A new lease in life for its owners.

Best-selling convertible

The Miata MX-5 is the best selling two-seater convertible sports car in the world according to the Guinness World Records. Mazda reported hitting 940,000 units in April 2014 when the record was set but that figure has exceeded the one million mark on April 2016.

A gentleman’s sporting event

The Mazda Miata Cup (Philippines) is the longest running single make and model race in the country. Last May, the Miata Club of the Philippines, organizers of the race ran its 9th annual edition at the Clark International Speedway.

MCP’s 20th birthday

Founded and registered in August 1997, this month is Miata Club Philippines’ 20th anniversary. Its objective is to give its members the opportunity to enjoy their cars together with other Miata enthusiasts. It is one of the most active and longest running car clubs in the country.

Jinba Ittai

Mazda’s “Jinba ittai” design credo has been consistently used in all of its four generations of the Miata. Loosely translated as “rider (jin), horse (ba) and one body (ittai), the development of the first generation NA model had 5 specific core design requirements.

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