Congratulations to Mark on the selection of his 1999 as the February Miata of the Month!
Green Miata in the snow
I have always liked sports cars, and often dreamed in my sleep of driving one. When we needed a second car I knew the perfect environmentally friendly choice had to be a small green two seater.
I mulled over getting a Triumph, MG or other British sports car but realized that I would be spending half my time fixing it in my garage. Or I could get a much better designed Miata, and just drive it! Choice made.
I watched the market for some time and finally my car appeared. A 1999 racing green Miata, with custom heated seats, hard top, and winter wheels for the inevitable winter driving in Calgary Alberta. It also has a lowered suspension, butterfly bracing, and wider tires for cruising with the top down.
Yes, I drive it in the winter, although with the lowered suspension it is sometimes a challenge in deeper snow or deeply rutted side streets. I could get a more practical winter car, but what’s the fun in that?
In Calgary we can get a Chinook, which is a warm wind that blows down from the mountains mid winter, and can drive the temperature from -25 degrees celcius to +20 degrees celcius in a few hours. My Miata and I are ready for anything! During a Chinook, or the summer, my Miata and I can cruise low to the ground with the top down. She also has a small trailer hitch in which to put a bike rack, and off to the mountains we go again.
Will you be next?