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1997 Mazda Miata: Will It Fit?

March 30, 2012

1997 Mazda Miata: Will It Fit?

If you you bring it, you're not going to need it. That's the logic behind packing for a track day. Now while not everybody has the ability to pack an extra steering rack or a spare differential, you can, at least, pack most of the tools you'll need to do basic repairs. Let me break down what all that crap is lying on the floor behind our Miata.

There's a low profile jack, jacks stands, a set of track worthy brake pads, a brown paper bag full of various tools (yes, a brown paper bag) brake fluid, extra oil, zip ties, gaff tape, camera gear, snacks and a helmet box. Of course all that's going fit, right?

Well, yes and no.

1997 Mazda Miata: Will It Fit?

While there was still room left in the trunk, after I loaded in all the heavy metallic stuff, there wasn't enough room for the vertically bulky helmet and brake fluid and brake pads boxes, and I'm not about slam the trunk down on the camera gear. That left me no choice, I had to resort to the passenger seat.

1997 Mazda Miata: Will It Fit?

Everything fits alright, but you can forget about bringing that hot date to the track. Sigh.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 136,876 miles

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