Congratulations to these four friends on
the selection of their Miatas as our September Miatas of the Month!
It all started about 10 years ago no not the story of the Miata, the story of four guys from different Canadian cities who met at the Military University near Montreal.
Vincent - Philippe - Eric
Philippe - Jean-Francois
We all had a common passion for the
automobile and spent many hours dreaming of the cars we would buy once we graduated.
Most discussions revolved around the common interest of offering us the greatest
amount of straight-line performance. In May 1996, we graduated and went our
separate ways. Like most of you who are reading this, we did not buy our ideal
cars immediately after graduation! In retrospect, that's probably a good thing
we had time to improve our taste in cars. In 1999, when Mazda introduced its
new generation Miata, it became the main focus of our conversations about cars.
The first one to make a move was Jean-Francois (also known as G-F in the forum),
who decided to lease a '99 LS Twilight Blue Mica
(to save on monthly payments!!), and used the extra cash to modify the car to
his specifications. Second was Eric, who found a great deal on a '99 LS Twilight
Blue Mica with the appearance package. Third was Vince (vinceroy
in the forum), who after over a year of torturing himself to see if it was wise
to buy one, ended up buying a '00 LS Twilight Blue
Mica in April 2000. (We hope you can see the trend here
Finally there was Phil, who couldn't care less at the time about the Miata.
He was still dreaming about the day he would buy an old '68 Camaro SS and bring
it back to life. Well guess what? Phil had been helping Vince with the pros
and the cons of buying a Miata for over a year. Add to that a couple of rides
on sunny days with the top down, and he was hooked...he wanted one too! Try
as might to break the color cycle, Phil ended up being the fourth of four friends
to buy a Twilight Blue Mica LS in July 2000.
Since the day Jean-Francois purchased his car (www.cardomain.com/id/miatafan) he has been very busy modifying it extensively: brakes, full suspension, racing harness, header, muffler and a G-Tech to measure his improvements. Jean-Francois can regularly be seen with the Miata Underground Network in Ottawa where he perfects his Solo II abilities. He also attended a race driving school on the Sanair Circuit and has recently moved to Montreal.
Eric now lives in Belleville, Ontario where he uses his Miata to unwind from his flights around the world as a pilot for the Canadian Air Force.
Vince has moved to Boston and has been busy discovering the sights with the Mass Miata Club (www.massmiata.net ). Vince has installed a roll bar, racing harness and enjoys shredding rubber in B-Stock Solo II events. His web site is www.cardomain.com/id/vinceroy.
Phil, like Jean-Francois has gone full out with the race modifications in personalizing his Miata: www.cardomain.com/id/wello. We're sure that if you drive through Montreal you will see him ripping through tight corners and exits at a high rate of speed!
Four friends, four M2, four leather equipped Miatas with the most beautiful color: Twilight Blue Mica. Although we are in different cities now, we still have the same love for automobiles fine automobiles that is!
So far we have never been able to meet all at the same time with the four M2's at the same place. The closest we've come so far is 3 out of four so we are using the internet this month to make our reunion complete. We plan on meeting at the Deal's Gap in 2002 and invite all Twilight Blue Mica to meet us there.
So even if your Miata is not Twilight
Blue Mica, enjoy it. Whether you're on a race track testing the limits of the
car as well as your own, or simply cruising around on a sunny day, driving your
Miata will put a huge grin on your face. Get in, sit down, hold on, and be ready
to smile is our motto!
Will you be next?