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Old 05-16-2014, 01:18 PM   #1  
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just liquidated two vehicles and grabbed a 1997 M Edition with factory hard top. I was lucky enough to find a car close to me, in a configuration close to what I was wanting.

Anyway we hopped in the M5 and took 98 miles of twists to see the MX-5. The guy who had the car runs a Land Rover restoration shop and we spent quite a while visiting with him and looking at his projects.. really a fun place to look around.

The car checked out really well, it was in a fender bender and came to him for repair. The damage was light but the PO had gotten a high enough bid to total the vehicle. It's salvage title, but you'd never know.. factory hard top kinda makes up for that anyway

Brought the car home and had a blast, probably much more fun than my buddy was having in the M5 - at or close to the speed limits anyway.

This will be a DD for me as it slowly morphs into a track toy, one step at a time. I've been tracking a 2006 Z06 for several years and it's time to start running a track vehicle with cheap consumables.

Thanks for having me - see you around.

- Tim

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Old 05-16-2014, 07:23 PM   #2  
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$20 brake rotors and cheap tires make it a real bargain to track. I know a couple of guys on the forum that are in your neck of the woods. I will try to alert them to your presence here.

Welcome to the forum.

I have plenty of do's and don'ts that I would be happy to share about tracking a Miata when you get ready to start modifying. I'm happy another track junkie has showed up!
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:43 PM   #3  
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Any tips and tricks are always welcome!

Thanks man
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Hey Tim, get some pictures of your car! I live a bit north of you (taos), what track do you go to? I'm assuming asr/motiva raceway or whatever they are calling it now days. I'd love to turn some laps over there and intend on doing so sometime this year.
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I've been trying to upload pics but the damn thing doesn't work!

I bought my car real close to you, in Mora. Motiva speedway indeed. I need to call Charlie and see what dates he's looking at for June, you need to go! It's a killer little track. Very technical and fun in a momentum car like a miata.
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I've been trying to upload pics but the damn thing doesn't work!

I bought my car real close to you, in Mora. Motiva speedway indeed. I need to call Charlie and see what dates he's looking at for June, you need to go! It's a killer little track. Very technical and fun in a momentum car like a miata.
How are you attempting to upload the pics? I usually use a third party host like imgur (https://imgur.com/) to host the file and then just link it here.

I bet that was a fun drive back from Mora Definitely send me a pm if you ever come up this way and we can go for a nice drive

This is my car:

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Your car looks awesome! I'm a bit jealous of the color

I've been trying to upload from my cpu or flickr. I was going to not have to register at yet another site to host photos. This forum is run by the same engine as the M5board and uploads work like a charm there.

When I make it back up that way we'll definitely have to go for a rip!
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All you need is the URL of the image and to put it within img [img][/img] brackets. Post up the url of the pictures and I'll try to do something with them, too.
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