Let’s kick off 2012 with a feature. Everyone is back in work mode and I’m trying to get my final year exams done. While I try to study I can’t help myself but get this feature up quick enough. This is Simon’s MX5 or Miata as they call it in the U.S .The car is simple, clean and very effective.
We arrange to get some photos and met up with Simon in Co. Wicklow. After quick trip down the road we arrived at our shooting location. The Mk II model doesn’t normally get the same treatment as this unlike the Mk I.
When you look at this little Roadster the phrase “Peter Marks” “ come to mind, but Simon has turned that around on its ass and given the car the credit that is due.
Subtle changes were made to the appearance such as the wheels. Rota Grid V’s in 15×8 and with a sweet 0 offset give the stance to the car. In the picture I’m trying to show you the camber and the dish which I think I got down pretty well.
To accommodate the wheels Rokkor coilovers give the drop needed. A bit of arch rolling allows the car to sit right down and still be able to drive it down small back roads.
The front lip came from a RX7 FD. Looks factory to me. Just because it isn’t made for the car doesn’t mean it won’t fit or look good.
By now my creative juices were not flowing so Simon suggested some rolling shots. It looks even better rolling by. I couldn’t help but drool over the car watching it sit so phat on the road.
I can’t stress enough how easy it is to have a good looking car like this. I have seen so many cars that have the wheels and the looks, but just not enough drop.
The whole “Ireland’s roads are shite” excuse doesn’t cut it. Here is a perfect example of a daily driven car that sits right down. There are only three things you need to have a stand out car like Simon’s. Wheels, Coilovers, Balls. The days of body kits are long gone, a simple lip and you’re done. Heck that’s all that’s done on this little roadster.
People of Ireland. Take this an example and go and pull Ireland’s car culture out of the Stone Age.