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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata: How About This for a Project Miata?

October 18, 2011

One time I was driving up to Northern California via the "fun roads" on Forest Highway 95 and 166 West when I came across a Miata...pulling a trailer that looked like a second rear end. Weirrd and neat! What a cool way to expand a Miata's cargo space for use on a road trip. Naturally, I had to look online to see how much such a thing costs. Turns out there is a bunch of people making them themselves!

On this Web site Lightweightmiata.com, the DIYer meticulously documents his own Project Miata which starts with him purchasing a forgotten beater for $400 and ultimately cutting it in half with a reciprocating saw. His project looks pretty good but he also includes photos of other Miata trailers around the world. Some of them actually look amazing.

What does Project Miata editor JayKav think of all this? "Jeezus I had no idea so many people do / have done that." Of course, I don't think he has any of this in mind for our own Project Miata since its mission is a track-worthy street car rather than a cross-country roadtripper. But still pretty cool to see how other people are resurrecting forgotten Miatas.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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