Hi guys, my name's Bryan and I'm totally hooked on Miatas. Bought my first one in 2002 and now we have 4.
The first one is a '90 which I autocross in CSP, but it will be getting a boosted 1.8 before too long. My next one was a '92 which I built into a Club Spec Miata for road racing. Then my wife (girlfriend at the time) bought a '96 which she autocrossed in ES and then STS2 after suspension upgrades. That one was totalled when someone made a blind turn right in front of me in an intersection leaving me 20' to stop (not enough). Now that '96 is resurrected as a ChumpCar for $500 24-hour endurance racing (like 24 Hours of LeMons) since I bought it from the insurance company for $157. My wife then took the insurance money and bought a prepped '90 CSP Miata. The 2-post lift lets us get all 4 Miatas and our '06 Impreza wagon in the garage so I'm happy, but I still have this sick desire for more
I just installed a Flyin' Miata Voodoo II turbo, 3" exhaust, etc. on my friend's '99 Miata and I'm in the process of tuning it now. The rush and inhaling sound is so exhilarating, I just have to laugh. I now understand how addicting boost is!
I've been learning all I can as fast as I can about forced induction and tuning for the past 6 months or so.
I majored in Physics for 4 years in the late '90s as a teenager and now I'm back for the university's new Mechanical Engineering program. I love learning.
If any of you are in the area (eastern Washington), let me know; I'd love to meet some other Miata nuts.