Researched and written in Japan, with the full co-operation of the factory, here, in definitive detail, is the complete story of the first generation of Mazda's MX-5 - the car that re-invented the affordable lightweight roadster, a species that many thought was extinct as the 1990s drew near.
Immediately successful, the MX-5, also known as the Miata or Eunos Roadster, spawned many imitators, but remains the world's biggest selling sports car. The series has now been in production for well over 20 years, and new generations continue to follow the concept of the original, much to the delight of fans and enthusiasts all over the world.
About the Author
Born in Coventry, once the heart of the British motor industry, Brian Long is a professional writer with a passion for vintage and sporting machinery. A trained mechanical engineer and a long-term owner of both the MX-5 and rotary Mazdas, he has had a strong connection with Mazda products for well over a decade.
Married to Miho, and with two children (Louis and Sophie-Mercedes), Brian now lives just outside Tokyo, and spends much of his free time with Thoroughbred horses. He has had over 60 books published, including many works on Japanese marques.
A must for MX-5 fans. Auto Express BOOK OF THE WEEK ... reveals the subtle details in the design that pass many would-be owners by Classic Car Weekly this book is the definitive story of MX-5 Mk1 ... typically full of detail and very entertaining. I am a big admirer of Long's works on the Porsche 911 and this one is equally accomplished. tkc (Totalkitcar) well researched and informative. There's much to like Octane (UK)
Introduction & Acknowledgements 1. The Mazda Story 2. Birth Of The Mazda Roadster 3. Launch Of A Legend 4. Early Production History 5. The NA2 & Swansong App.I The MX-5 Industry App.II NA-series Production Figures