Last weekend, I managed to be a part of history!
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the legendary Mazda Miata. Thanks to its combination of sportiness, simplicity, and affordability, the Mazda Miata is the choice of thousands of enthusiasts everywhere. Naturally, I decided to take my Shinsen Miata down to the track and join in the 30th Anniversary Miata Reunion at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca!
In between joining in the parade and driving the legendary track for the first time, I managed to fit myself into a bonafide Mazda Autozam AZ-1! I also managed to spend time with the Miata’s legendary designer; Tom Matano. Mr. Matano also happens to be the executive director of the industrial design school I was thinking of joining. He gave me some great advice, and was excited to hear I was considering a career in industrial design!
I had such a wonderful time! Though, rumors were swirling about regarding the future of the event. The most common thing I heard was that the Miata Reunion would be moving to a different track for various reasons. One reason could be the fact that Mazda no longer sponsors Laguna Seca. It’s likely that Another rumor was that there were too many drivers from other parts of the United States that couldn’t make the event. A new venue closer to these drivers would allow them to join in the celebrations.
Whichever the case may be, I hope the event doesn’t disappear from Laguna Seca!