Compiled by Chris Lambert, with contributions by Jeff Anderson and Mike Pablo
Baby Teeth Tie down hooks in the front mouth that should never be used for towing so most enthusiast remove them.
Barn doors - M1 headlights in the up position
Eyeball vents - Air-conditioning/heater
vents nicknamed this because they
are shaped and move like eyeballs.
Frankenstein bolts hardtop attaching bolts that came standard on M1s
Hand Check When called for over the CB during a caravans of Miatas, the driver and passenger hold their hands in the air as if they were going over a big drop on a roller coaster.
M1 - 1st generation Miata 90 97
M2 - 2nd generation Miata 99 to present
Miata Old German word meaning high reward
Miatae Plural of Miata, or a group of Miatas
Miata Wave flashing the barn doors or just waving wildly when you see another Miata
Miatatude The attitude one develops after buying a Miata
MSU Miata Spending Units. Allotted money you can spend on your Miata.
MSV Miata Support Vehicle. The other car you own.
Oblivious When another Miata owner doesnt wave back
OTM Other Than Miata cars that are not Miatas
Toilet bowl What the Mazda logo badge looks like on the front nose of 93 to 97 Miatas
Trigger finger placing your thumbs on the horns buttons of an M1 when you are in traffic.
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4 February, 2002