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Old 12-22-2013, 01:55 AM   #21
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So I drove the. 26ft Uhaul with transporter and the wife drove the Miata 500 miles to Little Rock. We had some pretty shitty weather the whole way. The cheap Walmart Douglas 240 installed tires kept her safe ran like a champ but I think it needs some wheel bearings.

Here is the wife cruising after the rain let up a little.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:01 AM   #22
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Are you moving to LR? How can you leave me when my arm is broken?
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:02 PM   #23
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Are you moving to LR? How can you leave me when my arm is broken?
Yes, no idea.

Got bored today so I went on a 300 mile trip to the mountains with my son. Curvy roads, dirt road hooning, creek crossings, etc. Car is so fast it blew out the back window. Arkansas is freakin beautiful. I miss these roads. Be under no illusion, we did not wine and cheese this ****. I had a Redbull, he had a Sprite, we made good time. It was 39F, the top was down, we had beenies. I have video taken by a 7 year old.













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Quality father/son time for real

but man, top down in 39*? I'm cool
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:34 PM   #25
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:24 PM   #26
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Enjoyable read, saw the video you have an awesome kid!
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:29 PM   #27
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Thanks, he is a goofball. For a 7 year old I guess the video turned out all right
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Best time ever spent...! My son is 7 too, (daughter is 9) both of them are loving the Miata/MX-5 (so in the end we got 2 - actually a 3rd in reconstruction state) and like to drive around with our kids in the passenger seats...
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Good call Sven. I've recently become a 2-Miata person myself. You know that each of your kids will get those Miatas when they start driving, right? They'll be driving in no time . . . and you'll be old. It's a good thing you got the 3rd.
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I dig this thread.

I often toy with the idea of turning my current car into more of a dedicated track rat and building a nicer "vintage themed" street car, but I don't have enough space and my wife would have a fit if I sold the BMW to daily drive an NA Miata.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:19 PM   #31
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This inspires me, i must find white trash miata and work my way to legit daily driven miata.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:20 PM   #32
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This inspires me, i must find white trash miata and work my way to legit daily driven miata.
Thats my plan. Also I trust driving a POS Miata more than any other car knowing I can fix anything on the side of the road with a small bag of tools, duck tape, and zip ties. We should have a white trash miata thread.

Update: Did the SHENITZU? Honda grease mod to all the power windows so they would work. Its way better. Found out the car has fairly new sony speakers...score. I also did a foamectomy last night. Noticed today that the hood and barn doors were all bent weird so a pulled and pried and everything lines up better. Thinking of giving it a Rustoleaum paint job.
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Very good read, thanks for sharing!

Can't wait until I can take my daughter out on trips like that!

Good stuff
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Thats my plan. Also I trust driving a POS Miata more than any other car knowing I can fix anything on the side of the road with a small bag of tools, duck tape, and zip ties. We should have a white trash miata thread.

Update: Did the SHENITZU? Honda grease mod to all the power windows so they would work. Its way better. Found out the car has fairly new sony speakers...score. I also did a foamectomy last night. Noticed today that the hood and barn doors were all bent weird so a pulled and pried and everything lines up better. Thinking of giving it a Rustoleaum paint job.

hoping to be in a miata by summer...budget allows for white trash.
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Just to get my bearings, is "White Trash" engineering above/below "Ricer" engineering?

If Jake's an example, I would think above. But not sure.
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White Trash is above Rice, apples and oranges.

Thread summary...

White Trash


Racecar


Rice


White Trash
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****, I just blew out all my coffee from the "Rice" picture. Props.
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white trash = falling apart in need of repair but still drivable? Cheap to acquire....
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So I'm taking an oil field job based out of OKC, its about 700 miles roundtrip. I've been up there twice in 6 days. I had to be there Wednesday for drug testing and DOT physical. I left in an ice storm Tuesday so I wouldn't get stuck at the house. Driving home Wednesday I snapped some pictures of a wreck I saw going up Tuesday and took a scenic way back home through the Quachita National Forest.















I need a rally Miata.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:33 PM   #40
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Did some snow drifting



Got some Groceries, all of it

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