I've always loved small roadsters, and have had a soft spot for British Racing Green Triumphs and MGs. Having owned a black MGB for 5 years, I grew to love the feel, the handling and the character. Granted, the maintenance was definitely a big part of the overall "charm!"
I got bitten by the roadster bug this summer and initially I thought I'd seek out a British Racing Green Triumph TR6. However, I elected to go the "low maintenance" route, and I finally got around to taking some good digital pictures of the newest member of the family...a 2001 British Racing Green Special Edition Miata.
After my first test drive, I was impressed but not in love. After the SECOND test drive (by myself, on a sunny day) I was hooked, and I bought the little BRG guy home the first week of July. I loved the fact that the wood interior made the car feel very British inside.
I saw the Buck Diamond Grille on the Miata.net web site, and as it made the car look like a Jag XK8, it was the first accessory that I bought. After a few swear words, a little extra patience, and a gentle hand with the pliers, the grill fit snugly in place.
I recently got back from a weekend trip to Vermont, and there is NO better car for a trip like this! These next two pictures are from the top of Stowe Mountain with me and my friend Lesley. The road to the top was a dirt road (I should have realized that BEFORE paying the toll to go up), but the view was breathtaking. We then hiked the rest of the way up to the top of Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in VT. The car was of course washed as soon as we got down again!
Soon to come, a set of chrome vent and A/C knob rings, and the Saratoga Saddlebags for the trunk. I can't wait!