The definitive international history of the most successful sports car the world has ever known. Covers every model of Miata, MX-5 and Eunos Roadster - including all special editions - from 1989 to date. Includes a Foreword by Takao Kijima, the Miata's Chief Engineer.
Now in its second decade of production, Mazda's superb convertible roadster has become by far the world's best-selling sports car. Here, in definitive detail, is the full story of the MX-5 (known as the Miata in the USA and Eunos Roadster in Japan) from inception in the early 1980s to the very latest third generation models. Researched in Japan, this book, now in its third edition, includes interviews with key people in the MX-5 story. Coverage includes development, launch details, the model s evolution in all the major markets, motorsport, specials, and much, much more. The book also comes with a Foreword by Takao Kijima.
About the author
Brian Long now has around 40 books to his credit. Coming from an engineering background, he has been an enthusiast for as long as anyone can remember. His passion for sports cars and vintage machinery remains as strong as ever.Born in Coventry, England, he now lives in Chiba City with his wife, Miho, and their two children, Louis and Sophie-Mercedes. He is a member of the RJC in Japan, the Guild of Motoring Writers, and the Society of Automotive Historians