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Miata vs. Solstice

Miata vs. Solstice

1990 Mazda MiataIn 1989, Mazda released a car that changed automobile design for the next 30 years. The release of the Mazda Miata was a moment of absolute joy for drivers who desired a two-seater convertible that didn’t spend the majority of its time in the auto shop. Prior to the release of the Miata, the only options were European roadsters like the MGB, Triumph, and Alfa Romeo. These classic convertibles offered absolutely no competition to the Miata because they all had serious problems with reliability. For 17 years, the Mazda Miata dominated the two-door convertible roadster market, until Pontiac made its mark with the Solstice in 2006.

The MGB: Classics Never Grow Old

The MGB: Classics Never Grow Old

'63 MG MGBThe 1960s brought the British to the shores of the United States. The decade delivered The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, James Bond movies, and the Mod style. Along with the 1960s pop culture icons, the British also delivered the MG MGB to the States. This little car changed the way that American viewed the sports car experience.

'75 MG MGB

Right Place and Right Time

MG MGB

MG MGB

MG MGB 1965The MG MGB is a car that was made by MG from 1962 through 1980. MG was a British manufacturer of sports cars that was founded in the 1920s. The letters stand for Morris Garages, the origin of the car company in Oxford. The now defunct manufacturer was long known for sporty little two-seaters that helped ignite enthusiasm for sports cars in the U.S. and elsewhere.

For 18 years, MG produced the MGB model with very minimal changes, a testament to its popular design. It replaced the MGA in 1962, which was the first sports car to be produced in numbers over 100,000. MG introduced the B as a roadster with a four-cylinder engine. By 1965, a 2 + 2 coupe was also available.

From MGB to Miata

From MGB to Miata

'90 Mazda MiataIn 1989, a drought ended. This drought involved the two-seater sports coupe. In 1980, the last MG MGB was made and in the 1989, the first Mazda Miata was sold. When looking at the MG MGB of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, it is easy to see the influence that the ground-breaking sports car had on the Mazda classic.

Frustration Became Brilliance

MG’s MGB

In the early 1960’s, MG was looking to make a car that would replace their MGA that would be better than their rival Triumph’s TR.  When they came up with the MGB sports car in 1962, they found what they were looking for.