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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Adding Some Character

April 01, 2011

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata 

I like how our project Miata car has progressed. It's a ton of fun to drive around, but I think it's lacking a little personality. So I decided to mock-up some of my ideas. Above is the baseline -- a rough approximation of British Racing Green. Fair warning, the original image was an orange Miata and I didn't have the energy to give it my full Photoshop attention. There are some reflections and edges that are pretty amateur, but don't worry, things get worse. Much worse...

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata 

As a Lotus fan, I though it could use a stripe.

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata 

I also like Gulf-liveried racecars. Is your stomach turning yet?

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata 

Oh, but a classic 250 GTO livery is even better, no? No.

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata 

I can already hear it..."Step away from the Photoshop!"

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata 

My Starsky and Hutch version wasn't as bad as I thought. But then again, I already emptied the contents of my stomach into my wastebasket.

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata 

This one's for Oldham. I think I just got fired.

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata 

And for my finale: Helllllllooooooooo Kitty.

Mark Takahashi, Associate Offender of Sensibilities

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