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2005 Miata MX5 for sale by NPMC Member

posted Jun 13, 2018, 5:45 PM by John Brenton   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 5:40 PM ]

This classic red NB is in excellent condition, well maintained and with no mechanical issues.
Less than 45000km and has a new battery. Asking $12,500.

Such a great car to drive this summer!

Please contact the owner directly for more information: call3jac@vaxxine.com


Show 'n' Shine June 23 in support of Pathstones Mental Health

posted Jun 3, 2018, 1:06 PM by John Brenton   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 5:44 PM ]

Join the Niagara Peninsula Miata Club at Club LaSalle, St. Catharines in support of Pathstones Mental Health.

Join us at for a fun day from 3pm - 9pm on Saturday June 23, 2018 on the shores of Lake Ontario at Club LaSalle for a fundraising event that will include live music, entertainment, food trucks and a variety of 50 trucks.


High Performance Driving Education

posted Jul 12, 2017, 7:07 PM by John Brenton   [ updated Jul 14, 2017, 12:20 PM ]

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If you are looking to improve your driving skills and get the most of your Miata MX-5 consider high performance driving education.
  Recently, several of our club members attended a day-long "Introduction to Performance Driving" program led by Pinnacle Advanced Driving Academy who operate at the Toronto Motorsports Park at Cayuga.  They provide excellent introductory and advanced-level instruction that is a combination of performance driving theory in the classroom and 1-on-1 time with an instructor in your car.  Throughout the program you are encouraged to improve your driving skills in a safe and controlled environment that challenges your abilities.  At the end of the course you receive an assessment of your driving strengths and areas of improvement from your instructor. 

High Performance driving education is about learning to manage your vehicle at it’s performance limits. This includes understanding the physics that apply to a vehicle while driving (braking, steering and accelerating), learning what you and the car are capable of and the techniques in which to maximize a vehicle’s performance.  Instructors coach students in their own car to give them real-time instruction and feedback while students drive on a training course or on the race track. 

Two main benefits of high performance driving education are increased situational awareness and increased car control. These are skills that transfer from the track to the street to help you become a better driver.   Whether you drive a stock Miata or have made performance modifications, you will enjoy a safe and enjoyable introduction to performance driving.  You will meet a great team of experienced instructors with a professional attitude and a well-structured approach to helping you sharpen your driving skills.  You also meet fellow drivers who share your passions for performance driving and motorsports.

Global MX-5 Cup series

posted Mar 12, 2017, 9:17 AM by John Brenton   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 7:43 PM ]

http://www.mx-5cup.com
The MX-5 Cup racing series comes to the streets of Toronto July 15-16. 
The season starts at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama in April, followed by Indianapolis Grand Prix Circuit, Road America, the only Canadian appearance on the streets of Toronto, Watkins Glen and the Championship finish at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca.  The Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires is the signature spec series for the Mazda Road to 24 (#MRT24), the sports car counterpart to the Mazda Road to Indy (#MRTI). Mazda-powered champions earn a Mazda scholarship to advance their career. The MX-5 Cup champion earns a $200,000 scholarship. 

Fresh from Mazda's Hiroshima Japan factory, the stock MX-5 road cars are delivered to engineering development partner Long Road Racing in Statesville, North Carolina. The transformation includes disassembly of the production car and re-assembly of the race car, including a full roll cage and interior plus more than 250 motorsports-specific parts. Components of the car, including the Mazda SKYACTIV 2.0 liter engine are sealed to ensure even competition and a cost-effective platform. 

Learn more on the exciting Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup at the website: http://www.mx-5cup.com

Sir Sam's Inn Getaway

posted Oct 24, 2016, 8:28 PM by John Brenton   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 7:43 PM ]

Sir Sam's Inn GetawayOctober is the perfect month to enjoy the drive along Haliburton backroads for a getaway at Sir Sam's Inn on Eagle Lake.  Recently, members of the Niagara Peninsula Miata Club had a long weekend of relaxation there.  The warmer autumn weather this year added to the rich experience of top-down driving.

The location was highly recommended by all.  They reported that the food and accommodations at Sir Sam's were first class.  The view from the resort was amazing and they vowed to return next year to do it all over again..

Millionth Miata Signature Event

posted Oct 23, 2016, 10:10 PM by John Brenton   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 7:44 PM ]

Mazda produced the one-millionth Miata MX-5 on April 2016.  
To celebrate that achievement they launched a global tour for this special car, designating over 13,500 spots for Miata MX-5 drivers to sign.

Following many tour stops in Europe and the United States the car was at the only Canadian stop on the tour at Mazda Canada headquarters.

On October 16, 2016 members of the Niagara Peninsula Miata Club joined 250 others at Mazda Canada's headquarters for this unique opportunity to sign the millionth Miata
and to become part of Mazda Miata history!

The millionth Miata continues its tour to the LA Auto Show in November and on to New Zealand and Australia before it's exhibit at the Mazda Museum in Hiroshima, Japan.

Miata Rally for Kids

posted Jul 17, 2016, 6:43 PM by John Brenton   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 7:44 PM ]

There is a Miata charity rally planned for August 6 between Orillia and Barrie.

The fee per car is $200 with all money raised going to Shriner's Children's Hospital and Easter Seals.
The rally starts with registration and a light breakfast at the Orillia Mazda dealership at 9am then continues on through Thornbury for a picnic lunch and back to the Mazda dealership in Barrie for a barbecue with beer and wine served.  A live band during the barbecue and a chance to meet NHL Stanley Cup champion Brad May.  There will be prizes for best funky t-shirt and other surprises.

Register online at www.miatarallyforkids.com or Moffat's Mazda www.moffattsmazda.com

2016 World Car of the Year

posted Mar 24, 2016, 3:44 PM by John Brenton   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 7:45 PM ]

2016 MX-5 World Car of the Year
A double win for Mazda - 2016 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year
at the World Car of the Year Awards at the Javits Center in Manhattan, NY March 24, 2016.

The Mazda MX-5 has just been named 2016 World Car of the Year, beating out the Audi A4 and Mercedes GLC

And the 2016 Mazda MX-5 also won the World Car Design of the Year award, which was up against its sibling, the Mazda CX-3, and the Jaguar XE.  This is the first Japanese car to win this award.

Mazda also debuted the 2016 MX-5 RF (retractable fastback) at the New York International Auto Show

Rouyn-Noranda annual gathering of Mazda Miatas

posted Jan 21, 2016, 7:37 PM by John Brenton   [ updated Jul 12, 2017, 7:45 PM ]

http://miataabitibi.ca/sites/MiataAbitibi/
You are invited to Quebec's annual gathering of Miata MX-5's on Saturday July 2, 2016. Rouyn-Noranda (in Abitibi-Temiscamingue) is the perfect place for this day of fun and exchanges.  Read more about it and confirm your attendance by email to the Abitibi Miata club address : abitibimiata2016@gmail.com 

The Abitibi Miata club will send you all the relevant details for that memorable meeting in the coming weeks, at your address and/or email address.

Please visit their website today: http://miataabitibi.ca/sites/MiataAbitibi/About.aspx    

MAZDASPEED MIATA Lovers Everywhere....

posted Jan 16, 2016, 11:54 AM by John Brenton   [ updated Jan 12, 2018, 3:10 PM ]

2004 Mazdaspeed Miata (turbo)

In 2004 and 2005 Mazda built a turbo model known as the MSM  (Mazdaspeed Miata.) There are very few of these cars worldwide and although there are no official numbers available from Mazda, consensus has it that there are only approximately 350 in Canada making it a relatively rare beast.

Michael Topping from the "Miatas of Muskoka" club in Bracebridge has undertaken to build, over time, a data base of these “go karts.”  To help Michael in this rather daunting task, the Niagara Peninsula Miata Club is publishing this information to spread the word to gather data on the Mazdaspeed Miatas. 

Any vehicle information and pics would look great on the Facebook page entitled MSMCanada.  Michael has created a Registration form to be used to create the data base.  There is also a website dedicated to the Mazdaspeed Miatas for you to explore. You may be assured that there is no “marketing intent” attached to this neither will any of the information be sold or distributed. 

Any effort that can be made to assist in this project is appreciated.  On behalf of the Miatas of Muskoka club and MIchael Topping thank you for your time.

 

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