Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary
The Internet has barely been able to contain all of the love and adoration shown for the Mazda MX-5 Miata. The simplicity of a roadster done right has always appealed to drivers in search of a superlative driving experience, and the rise of the Internet has provided avenues for car enthusiasts to sing Miata’s praises all across the World Wide Web.
In many cases, the enthusiasm exhibited on behalf of the Mazda MX-5 has transcended special occasions and commemorative moments. Folks simply have come to enjoy the free feeling of a rear-wheel drive coupe in every season of life and season of the year. The praises sung in this piece, however, do coincide with a unique observance for the venerable vehicle, as the automaker and its drivers alike celebrate the Mazda MX-5 25th anniversary.
The first Mazda MX-5 Miata was shown at the Chicago Auto Show in 1989. Now that the 2014 installment of the nation’s largest auto show is once again in full swing, the Mazda MX-5 25th anniversary celebration has officially begun. In an effort to chronicle one of the most esteemed automobiles of the past three decades, Mazda has released the video shown above and put together a photographic timeline of the Miata’s evolution over the course of the last 25 years.
Through all of the exterior and powertrain upgrades—including the enhancements that are to come—the Mazda MX-5 has remained one of the most decorated vehicles the world has ever known. With 920,000 units sold worldwide as of December, Miata holds a Guinness World Record as humanity’s best-selling two-seat sports car. The roadster is also a 14-time honoree with respect to Car and Driver’s list of “10 Best.”
Since Miata’s record identifies the coupe as a premier driver’s car, local New Jerseyans looking to commemorate the Mazda MX-5 25th anniversary can do so in two ways. Fans of the Mazda coupe can immediately join other well-wishers on social media by using #MX5Turns25. Interested drivers can also schedule a local Miata test drive with Mazda of Lodi.
However you choose to celebrate, we invite you to join Mazda of Lodi in wishing the Miata 25 years more of driving excitement.