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Updated on May 05, 2012
Welcome to Project: Snow Drift.
UPDATE ON PAGE 7. A FEW DRIFT EVEN PICS FROM THE FEB 7th DRIFT EVENT HERE!!!
This is my 2000 Mazda Miata LS. (Nardi Package) that I bought just this last may. Why, being 6 feet tall, did I decide to go with the miata? Numerous reasons.
1. FR chassis - for drifting
2. It was too cheap to pass up - $8,900 - 68k miles (when I bought it back in May. currently reads about 78k)
3. I was tired of older cars, and their problems. which is why I didn't go for a rolla or 240
4. I really love convertables.
5. (enter other car/drift related comments here)
Anyway, When I bought the car it had a nice set of 16" enki's. yes I still have them. beautiful wheels.
and they look great on the car.
Since then I have add a pair of 14" zenki's and a pair of 15" SportMax' to my arsenal.
I got the car 2 days before a drift event and took it straight out to see what I could do.
I only wish someone would've taken pictures of my feeble attempts throughout the season. I went to 9 of the 12 events with my miata, and I can't find anyone that was there, with so much as a single photo of me drifting. That really pissed me off. There aren't a lot of places around here to drift outside of the track, and you have to go there at night, which makes for worse pics. oy, I'm annoyed not having too much of anything of me drifting.
I've decided, after much thought, that I will retire this as my drifter and go with something else. there are numerous reasons for this:
1. Beginning next season I will need at least a 4 point cage, racing seat, racing harness, and minimum sa2000 approved helmet to drift. All in all these 4 items would cost me nearly $1k. to get.
2. After this last season I have had a few mechanical issues with the car that are costing me to repair, leaving me momentarily without a daily driver.
3. As new as this car is and me never before owning a relitively new vehicle, I've decided to keep it in better condition.
Yeah, I've already been called a wimp and other names on the driftutah forums for my decision, but the truth of the matter is, it would be less costly for me to drift something that won't cost me so much trouble if something were to go seriously wrong. I can find something that is driftable and easily containing most, if not all, of the necessary modifications to drift it during the season (leaving me with only a helmet to get) for a reasonable price. Leaving me with a car that I can beat the crap out of and not have to worry so much about problems if it were my daily driver hitting a wall. (note: I still owe about $10k on my miata, which, if it were to be totalled drifting, my insurance wouldn't cover it, and i'd be left without a car and still having to pay the money.)
Logically it seems like the best choice for me. maybe in a few years when the miata is paid off, and I've moved on, i'll see about preping it for drifting once more. I've always loved the thought of drifting something different, but sadly, at the moment, that is financialy out of my reach.
I probably won't have anything new until next spring, but I'll keep you updated.
Page 1: Intro
Page 2: Random pics of my car
Page 3: Pics of new wheels. (Whenever I get a new pair of wheels and put them on my car, pictures will be here.)
Page 4: Other mods (If they ever come)
Page 5: Canyon run with the Drift Utah group (www.driftutah.com)
Page 6: Battle Damage (and other incidents)
Page 7: Drift events (and other possible drift related photos of my Miata)
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Oh man, you are going to have it bad. Once you start on these things it is hard to stop. Dont play with the little turbos go big 3071R or quit. Ask me how I know. LOL
KOO WELL I ONLY HAV 2 RX THE ONE DAT LOOKS BLACK IS THE SAME MAROON ONE IT WAS JUZT IN THE SHADE BUT YEA I HAV LOOK OF WORK TO DO BUT ITS ALL GOOD IT KEEPS ME BUSSY AND EVERY TIME I GET CLOSER TO FINISHING IT IT LOOKS BETTER AND BETTER SO GOD LUCK ON THE MIATA IT LOOKS SICK BRO PEACE
WAS POPPIN SNOW_DRIFT NAW I DIDNT BUY THAT RX-7 FROM KSL I WAS THE ONE SELLING IT BUT NO 1 WANTED TO BUY IT SO I JUZ DECIDED TO USE IT FOR PARTS FOR ANOTHER ONE I HAVE I SHOULD HAVE NEW PIX ON SOON CHECK THEM OUT IGHT PEACE AND NICE RIDE HOMIE
nice miata hit us up on utahmazdas.com you can find me under MSP2024
White is so rare over here in Australia
I wish I had a White NB
Come Checkout Mine
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