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mark haflich

6th October 2023, 04:41

I am starting a totally unsubstantiated rumor. There will be a 35th Anniversary Edition based on the recently announced ND3. Available as a roadster or RF. Based on the offering of the 30th Anniversary Edition, orders should open in February with a US allocation of under a 1000. Special order. In homage to the first roaster shown in the US, the 35th Anniversary Edition will be yellow with black trim. Look for black wheels and hopefully an all black top including windshield windshield trim, and for the RF, RF fins. Special brakes and seats, trim and badges.. Price premium of under $5K.

Once again, this is entirely a rumor irresponsibly generated by me.

A 35th Anniversary Edition would make sense however.

SvahaDean

6th October 2023, 05:16

Happy Anniversary, baby; got you on my mind.

mcparadise

6th October 2023, 06:30

Since there has been a "special edition" Miata every six months or so, I'd say you're probably right.

yellow sallie

6th October 2023, 06:44

I bet when all is said and done, the Anniversary editions barely pay for themselves if at all (considering all the extra marketing and promotional activities necessary to get visibility for the operation). Given the economic uncertainty coupled with second thoughts on electrification strategies in the industry, I wouldn't hold my breath. Furthermore, if Mazda raises prices in the export markets as well as the domestic market, there isn't that much space to raise prices further above that for an AE unless something truly special is offered. When the 30AE came out together with the ND2, the 124 was still around and the press considered the Abarth superior to the ND1 2L. At present there is no competition that needs bettering.

But nothing wrong with dreaming - Yellow would certainly sell in Belgium. :D

sjd

6th October 2023, 08:27

Since there has been a "special edition" Miata every six months or so, I'd say you're probably right.

That stopped with the ND. In North America there have only been 2 special editions (launch and 30AE) so I don't know why people keep citing a plethora of special editions that haven't been offered since the NB. I don't expect there to be a 35th AE at all.

When the 30AE came out together with the ND2, the 124 was still around and the press considered the Abarth superior to the ND1 2L. At present there is no competition that needs bettering.

The press did not feel that way here about the ND versus the 124.

mark haflich

6th October 2023, 08:40

I don't expect there to be a 35th AE at all.

The press did not feel that way here about the ND versus the 124.

My rumor has more traction than a studded winter tire in Canada with sand on the road. I have stated my lack of anything to substantiate my rumor.

Please state what your negative expectation is based on. :D

Thank you.

yellow sallie

6th October 2023, 09:00

The press did not feel that way here about the ND versus the 124.

The UK press went on and on about how the best MX-5 was the 1.5 (before ND2 came out) and annointed the Abarth (not the run of the mill 124) with "best of breed", again before ND2 came out. When ND2 came out there was consensus that it was the one to have. I really can't have a personal opinion on the matter since all I have driven is the 30AE. I do prefer the looks of the ND over the Fiat/Abarth - but that's as subjective as it gets.

sjd

6th October 2023, 09:36

Please state what your negative expectation is based on. :D

There was no 15th AE and barely a 20th AE. People forget about the 25th too.
Only the 10th and 30th seem to be relevant.

terminator

6th October 2023, 10:04

That stopped with the ND. In North America there have only been 2 special editions (launch and 30AE) so I don't know why people keep citing a plethora of special editions that haven't been offered since the NB. I don't expect there to be a 35th AE at all.

The press did not feel that way here about the ND versus the 124.

There was the 100th Anniversary ND in Canada.. Lots of regional special editions outside North America....

The 25th AE was the last year NC...

The question is,, would they do two global anniversary ND's... I don't know..

Perhaps, when '24 sales falter due to the new wheel design Mazda will green-light a 35AE to save face.

I hope they do,, I am sure this is being discussed at Mazda HQ now...

If Mazda ever reads this,,, ask us enthusiast for feedback on a special edition in a focus group.. Avoid the '24 wheels disaster...

Bob_MX5

6th October 2023, 10:05

I am starting a totally unsubstantiated rumor. There will be a 35th Anniversary Edition based on the recently announced ND3. Available as a roadster or RF. Based on the offering of the 30th Anniversary Edition, orders should open in February with a US allocation of under a 1000. Special order. In homage to the first roaster shown in the US, the 35th Anniversary Edition will be yellow with black trim. Look for black wheels and hopefully an all black top including windshield windshield trim, and for the RF, RF fins. Special brakes and seats, trim and badges.. Price premium of under $5K.

Once again, this is entirely a rumor irresponsibly generated by me.

A 35th Anniversary Edition would make sense however.

Wonderful rumor ^^^. I will do my best to spread it all over the interwebz AND also do my best to disparage it as crap. :D

"There will be a 35th Anniversary Edition based on the recently announced ND3. Available as a roadster or RF. Based on the offering of the 30th Anniversary Edition, orders should open in February with a US allocation of under a 1000. Special order. In homage to the first roaster shown in the US, the 35th Anniversary Edition will be yellow with black trim. Look for black wheels and hopefully an all black top including windshield windshield trim, and for the RF, RF fins. Special brakes and seats, trim and badges.. Price premium of under $5K."

What a bunch of crap. ^^^. :D

:thumbs:
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mmc757

6th October 2023, 10:07

...Look for black wheels and hopefully an all black top including windshield windshield trim, and for the RF, RF fins. Special brakes and seats, trim and badges.. Price premium of under $5K...

I would buy this car. Prefer color matched roof for the RF but maybe this would be my excuse to get a ST and a garage to keep it in.

mark haflich

6th October 2023, 10:18

Wonderful rumor ^^^. I will do my best to spread it all over the interwebz AND also do my best to disparage it as crap. :D

"There will be a 35th Anniversary Edition based on the recently announced ND3. Available as a roadster or RF. Based on the offering of the 30th Anniversary Edition, orders should open in February with a US allocation of under a 1000. Special order. In homage to the first roaster shown in the US, the 35th Anniversary Edition will be yellow with black trim. Look for black wheels and hopefully an all black top including windshield windshield trim, and for the RF, RF fins. Special brakes and seats, trim and badges.. Price premium of under $5K."

What a bunch of crap. ^^^. :D

:thumbs:
b

As long as your efforts are limited to your best, my baseless rumor will flourish. :D Thank you for your lack of support. l think the words "organic fertilizer' would be a tad more appropriate for a Miata family forum than a "bunch of ____",

Mark Booth

6th October 2023, 10:19

If it happens and if it is yellow, expect a fair number of 30AEs to hit the resale market.

Mark

Bob_MX5

6th October 2023, 10:25

As long as your efforts are limited to your best, my baseless rumor will flourish. :D Thank you for your lack of support. l think the words "organic fertilizer' would be a tad more appropriate for a Miata family forum than a "bunch of ____",

You're welcome.

"Organic fertilizer " doesn't quite reach a "disparage" level so my hands were tied.

:D
b

Gord96BRG

6th October 2023, 11:56

There was the 100th Anniversary ND in Canada.. Lots of regional special editions outside North America....

The 25th AE was the last year NC...

The first regional edition 25AE Miata was the 1993 25AE, celebrating 25 years of Mazda Canada (which was set up a year or two before Mazda North American Operations in USA). There were also 25AEs for the MX-3, MX-6, 626, RX-7, Protege, MPV, and 929! The Canada 25AE miata was black with a red leather interior, BBS wheels, Bilstein suspension, and a unique 2 pedestal rear wing.

MNAO copied the Canadian 25AE to make the 93LE in the US, but they cheaped out and went with the ordinary lip spoiler instead of the wing. :thumbs:

(Special trivia note - the 1993 25AE MX-3 was painted in Raspberry Mica, the only car which got that colour, which was one of the colours on the 6 special Colour Test 1991 Miatas!)

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/57d505214e7c8deabd2f0578308d.jpeg

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/d5004e7a4bb28c5f90ac4cf5472f.jpeg

nyexx

6th October 2023, 12:03

Artisan red with tan top and I will make bad (good) decisions

terminator

6th October 2023, 12:34

Blue.. case closed.

https://forum.mx5oc.co.uk/uploads/default/optimized/2X/2/22be22455f5df99fbfc6e40ae85413eeaf697e2c_2_690x460 .jpeg

Richard Dekker

6th October 2023, 14:32

Mazda Canada Inc also retailed unique 50th Anniversary MX-5s in 2018 in both white and red, along with CX-3s if I recall correctly. It was based on a GS-model (then akin to the US-market’s Club) with the BBS and Bose out of the GT-model. Sadly no badging or other unique parts.

IvectoredU

6th October 2023, 15:04

I am starting a totally unsubstantiated rumor. There will be a 35th Anniversary Edition based on the recently announced ND3. Available as a roadster or RF. Based on the offering of the 30th Anniversary Edition, orders should open in February with a US allocation of under a 1000. Special order. In homage to the first roaster shown in the US, the 35th Anniversary Edition will be yellow with black trim. Look for black wheels and hopefully an all black top including windshield windshield trim, and for the RF, RF fins. Special brakes and seats, trim and badges.. Price premium of under $5K.

Once again, this is entirely a rumor irresponsibly generated by me.

A 35th Anniversary Edition would make sense however.

The rumor of a 35th Anniversary Edition has been discussed for months in various topics around here. You are hardly original.

telebluesman

6th October 2023, 15:12

Since a number of people have expressed an interest in British Racing Green, would anyone be surprised if Mazda responded with this color

Purple Pirate

6th October 2023, 16:13

Blue.. case closed.

Please please please purple :D

Bob_MX5

6th October 2023, 16:43

Please please please purple :D

That's just crazy talk.

Mazda has never made a Purple miata (purple any-car I think). Although they did make Merlot and Mahogany and they are purple-ish under the wrong light. They'd make yeller or blue or brg or any color before purple (thankfully). :D

B.

mark haflich

6th October 2023, 17:24

Since a number of people have expressed an interest in British Racing Green, would anyone be surprised if Mazda responded with this color

I would be surprised. As at least some here know I had my 2020 RF wrapped with a darkish shiny BRG with the whole top black CF. Pictures are in the wrap thread.

My wife does not like yellow. As I am now over 78, I will not be purchasing a ND3 let alone an Anniversary Edition one. Once my wrap is 3 years old, I will be rewrapping it with the same BRG and CF top.

JumpMan23

6th October 2023, 22:16

Please please please purple :D

I'm with you. It will be purple. Mazda chose orange for the 30AE because they never did an orange orange. So now they will choose purple because they've never done a purple purple. Therefore, the new AE is purple.

Q972

6th October 2023, 22:23

I'm with you. It will be purple. Mazda chose orange for the 30AE because they never did an orange orange. So now they will choose purple because they've never done a purple purple. Therefore, the new AE is purple.

Make that 3 of us. I want it to be Purple, too! :cool:

ESC4P3

6th October 2023, 22:37

They likely are aware they would sell 3 of them. :thumbs:

Purple Pirate

6th October 2023, 22:49

They likely are aware they would sell 3 of them. :thumbs:

Plenty of people thought that about the 30th AE orange, but it turned out to be a coveted color because it was new for the Miata line, and beautiful. The right shade of purple will be the same

mark haflich

6th October 2023, 23:25

According to the information I don't have, the 35th Anniversary Edition will not be purple. Mazda is mindful that such color is reserved for the object described in the following song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=besDdDuKxdU

ESC4P3

6th October 2023, 23:34

Plenty of people thought that about the 30th AE orange, but it turned out to be a coveted color because it was new for the Miata line, and beautiful. The right shade of purple will be the same

People were right. Mazda knows the 30AE sat on lots unsold after delivery to dealers despite the desirable content and the claim they sold out in minutes based on reservations. I doubt we’ll see another bright orange edition model anytime soon as a result.

vipz

6th October 2023, 23:38

Please Mazda, take soul red and turn the hue dial 120 degrees in either direction. I guarantee either color would look great on the rest of the line up also.

Kimonui14

6th October 2023, 23:39

I vote for the purple and fully electric.

Unusualdesigner

7th October 2023, 01:32

People were right. Mazda knows the 30AE sat on lots unsold after delivery to dealers despite the desirable content ....

Some dealers had employees "buy" the cars and then added a premium on top of the already inflated price once they were in the showroom.

What makes the 30AE kinda unique is not just the color but that if combines the Club and GT features. No other ND version has that configuration.

sjd

7th October 2023, 09:42

Some dealers had employees "buy" the cars and then added a premium on top of the already inflated price once they were in the showroom.

What makes the 30AE kinda unique is not just the color but that if combines the Club and GT features. No other ND version has that configuration.

Exactly. The majority of the 30AE cars were delivered immediately and the "sitting in showrooms" trope is overblown.

I have a couple of local dealers that have new 2023 models sitting in the showrooms and they are the boring colours. They are niche cars and don't fly off the lots so Racing Orange isn't at fault here.

Rich Velardo

7th October 2023, 11:52

Let's not let our comments on this admittedly useless subject get this thread shut down. Have fun with this, but don't get out of control.

TacticalSpeed

7th October 2023, 23:58

That stopped with the ND. In North America there have only been 2 special editions (launch and 30AE) so I don't know why people keep citing a plethora of special editions that haven't been offered since the NB. I don't expect there to be a 35th AE at all.

The press did not feel that way here about the ND versus the 124.

You forgot the 100th AE

Shannon

8th October 2023, 01:08

Lavender purple or mint green.

mark haflich

8th October 2023, 07:23

Lavender purple or mint green.

These are great colors for innovative co*cktails

https://www.aliikulalavender.com/lavender-purple-people-eater-co*cktail/

https://www.liquor.com/mint-green-old-fashioned-co*cktail-recipe-5115320

bill keksz

8th October 2023, 07:32

A plain, solid Mariner Blue would really pique my interest.
And thanks Mark, for staring another entertaining but mystifyingly misunderstood thread.

mark haflich

8th October 2023, 07:43

Let's not let our comments on this admittedly useless subject get this thread shut down. Have fun with this, but don't get out of control.

Rich. As you know, I grab your woody every time I shift my MX5.

So here goes on your quoted post. My post is NOT admittedly useless. It keeps the forum's post count up which is of financial benefit to the forum which could mean its continuance.

Plus these are difficult times for our society. As you know, the thread provides a way for forum members to have fun with each other while avoiding the US and world situations we must face elsewhere.

Some here, like members of other forums, including me, have limited wits. Here we all have an opportunity to flash our wits providing we do so within the rules and in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

I could go on and on but that would negatively impact the time I have for making other posts.

This thread admittedly is baseless but it is not useless. It is actually quite useful.

mark haflich

8th October 2023, 08:01

A plain, solid Mariner Blue would really pique my interest.
And thanks Mark, for staring another entertaining but mystifyingly misunderstood thread.

Thank you. I think you meant the word "starting" and not the word "staring". I am not a forum star, just a poor shepherd trying to keep the herd moving.

I am moved to start a thread that will lead to conversations that don't require extensive knowledge when things slow down around here. I never mean any harm to anyone though I get unjustly yellow flagged on occasion.

sjd

8th October 2023, 13:17

You forgot the 100th AE

I knew there was one more. Thanks!

Rich Velardo

8th October 2023, 14:50

Mark, it's just "useless" as far as actual factual information goes. As a fun discussion of what could possibly happen, yeah it has plenty of use there. Just trying to keep this in the fictional section of the library and out of the nonfiction.

stevenvillatoro

8th October 2023, 16:43

Just trying to keep this in the fictional section of the library and out of the nonfiction.

There’s a nonfiction section?? :eek:

Bob_MX5

8th October 2023, 17:04

There’s a nonfiction section?? :eek:

You're in it.

:D
B.

stevenvillatoro

8th October 2023, 17:26

You're in it.
If that’s false, it could prove this ain’t nonfiction. ;)

Mark’s “unfounded rumor” thread title might be a sly double negative, indicative of a positive. If a rumor were unfounded, could it still be a rumor?

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair.”
“Nothing is but what is not.”
“The truth believed is a lie.”

Rich Velardo

8th October 2023, 17:59

I added that "starting an unfounded rumor...." part to his title, in order to make future searches work. But hey, half of the responses in some of the forums could qualify as fiction anyway.
"nonfiction" means that it's true, or at least more true than fiction.

mark haflich

8th October 2023, 18:16

Is there a song the sums up the brother and sister hood of members of the MX5 Forum?

Maybe this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C58ttB2-Qg

RedCarrot

8th October 2023, 18:34

35th AE will be another exciting gray... because all Miata decision makers are color blind.

stevenvillatoro

8th October 2023, 19:02

35th AE will be another exciting gray... because all Miata decision makers are color blind.

Maybe it’s those who see all grays as alike who are the real colorblind ones.? :dunno:

RedCarrot

8th October 2023, 19:26

Maybe it’s those who see all grays as alike who are the real colorblind ones.? :dunno:

Oy... this is a goofy thread for people to goof off. Must we take everything so seriously?

If you want to be all technical about it, the inability to distinguish different shades of gray is not a colorblind issue.

stevenvillatoro

8th October 2023, 20:06

Oy... this is a goofy thread for people to goof off. Must we take everything so seriously?

If we need to be all technical about it, the inability to distinguish different shades of gray is not a colorblind issue.

Me, serious?? :rofl: I come in peace, my dear brother.

However, I must correct your belief that “the inability to distinguish different shades of gray is not a colorblind issue.“

In fact, all paint colors except pure white and pure primary colors are made with color undertones. So, each different shade of gray is, in fact, made by its unique color additives. See the following explanation…

“Each and every paint color you see on a chart is built up from combining different colored pigments together; these different ratios of pigment are what generates the end result.*

Undertones are responsible for those slight color variations, which are particularly noticeable in neutral shades. This is why whites can look pink or blue in certain lights, and why finding the right greige for your space can be so difficult. They may feel like subtle differences between shades on a paint chart, but once on a larger scale (such as painted on your walls), the undertone can have a big influence on how a color is perceived. 'All of the colors in your space interact and play off of one another, so the undertones can have a significant impact on the overall mood, atmosphere, and harmony of a room,' explains Glidden’s color expert, Ashley McCollum.

The only colors with no undertone are pure white and the true primary colors – red, yellow and blue.” —Portia Carroll

RedCarrot

8th October 2023, 20:55

Me, serious?? :rofl: I come in peace, my dear brother.

:thumbs: Perhaps I am the one being overly sensitive about your comment due to the drama here lately

Rich Velardo

8th October 2023, 22:30

Oy... this is a goofy thread for people to goof off. Must we take everything so seriously?

:rofl: This is exactly why this thread is still alive.... :thumbs:

I vote for a metallic, mica Gray with shades of blue hidden in it. Or, perhaps a satin gray? I mean we don't want to go crazy with a really cool color now, do we? But what does this say about those of us who buy these blah colors? Have we devolved into lovers of blah?

stevenvillatoro

8th October 2023, 22:39

:Have we devolved into lovers of blah?

I guess I’m one of the blah majority! Maybe there’s a 12-step program to get over it? The first step must be acceptance. :D

MX5mania

8th October 2023, 23:03

Hi: All... There's no finer reading than "Rumour humour"!!! :wave: Alf
MX5mania

mark haflich

9th October 2023, 00:02

:thumbs: due to the drama here lately

If there is a 35th Anniversary Edition coming, and no one here has disproved one isn't coming, and that is the best reason for continuing this thread, when do you think it will be officially announced?

If you don' think one is coming and it turns out your belief is wrong, something that may or may not be the story of your life (pause for dramatic music), what date would you think?

Remember, a rumor lives on until it turns out to be wrong.

And Steve, I have calibrated many grayscales to 6500 degrees K using spectroradiometers calibrated to the National Institute for Standards and Technology standards.

RedCarrot

9th October 2023, 00:32

If there is a 35th Anniversary Edition coming, and no one here has disproved one isn't coming, and that is the best reason for continuing this thread, when do you think it will be officially announced?

As I have speculated on a different thread, it would follow a similar timeline as the 30th AE: teaser pic in late Oct and official unveil a month later.

I hope it doesn't come in green like the Kyalami Green in RS3 or Python Green in Porsche, because I would have a really hard time resisting it.

https://www.topgear.com/sites/default/files/2021/11/23406-RS3SportbackLaunchEdition_0.jpg

Shannon

9th October 2023, 00:48

Yes, that is a good color!

Rich Velardo

9th October 2023, 08:25

I guess I’m one of the blah majority! Maybe there’s a 12-step program to get over it? The first step must be acceptance. :D

Me too, the '23 Mazda 3 that lives in the same garage as the Copper Red NC and the Merlot NA happens to be....yawn....Platinum Quartz Metallic. It's nice enough and I do like how the color shifts with the lighting, but honestly it's more of an, "but officer, how could an old fart like me, driving this dull sedan have been going that fast?", color.

II have heard....this is my contribution to the rumor mill...that Winning Blue is coming back.

desert red

9th October 2023, 08:39

Yellow, purple, orange, green ..... I want to see a 35AE in Classic Red! I was out on a mountain drive yesterday where bright red convertibles (Z3, 350Z, Corvettes, and others) stood out in the Sea of Blah. Mazda could give us a bright red on a AE while maintaining their SRC in the lineup for the fuddy-duddies. However, I realize this is unlikely as it has been done on a SE in Japan.

While we’re fantasizing (about CARS. Sheesh!), I wouldn’t mind if Mazda had a one-year run of Miatas where the offered colors were exactly the original red, white, and blues from the first NAs.

That blue was magnificent, and the red is simply iconic.

Ragtops

9th October 2023, 09:22

BRG with tan interior and top would be a good anniversary color scheme.

The new darker red I’ve seen on the cx90 would also be nice with tan.

But not “sport tan”… the other, darker tan.

I agree that an ND made available in colors from the NA color palette would be cool. Yellow would be nice with black recaros and yellow piping and whatnot.

Were Miata anniversary colors ever available on other models at the same time?

terminator

9th October 2023, 09:52

As I have speculated on a different thread, it would follow a similar timeline as the 30th AE: teaser pic in late Oct and official unveil a month later.

I hope it doesn't come in green like the Kyalami Green in RS3 or Python Green in Porsche, because I would have a really hard time resisting it.

www.topgear.com/sites/default/files/2021/11/23406-RS3SportbackLaunchEdition_0.jpg

There was a green special edition NC in Europe...

https://f7432d8eadcf865aa9d9-9c672a3a4ecaaacdf2fee3b3e6fd2716.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.c om/C2565/U628/IMG_21041-large.jpg

It doesn't seem to work on the ND..

Colours need to match the shape of the car... it should be a classic Mazda colour like Mariner Blue but likely with metallic to add depth to accentuate the ND shape.

https://www.miata.net/gallery/images/90mariner.jpg

Bob_MX5

9th October 2023, 10:05

...Colours need to match the shape of the car... it should be a classic Mazda colour like Mariner Blue but likely with metallic to add depth to accentuate the ND shape.

https://www.miata.net/gallery/images/90mariner.jpg

Smurf plus metallic = Laguna. That would be ok, but Smurf is mo better.

https://www.miata.net/gallery/images/laguna.jpg

https://www.miata.net/gallery/images/94_lagunaR.jpg

For the BRG crowd, ain't gonna happen. BRG is an 01 color (1991, 2001) so maybe 41AE or if they want to be bold, 36AE (35 + 01).

:D
b.

terminator

9th October 2023, 10:31

Smurf plus metallic = Laguna. That would be ok, but Smurf is mo better.

https://www.miata.net/gallery/images/laguna.jpg

https://www.miata.net/gallery/images/94_lagunaR.jpg

For the BRG crowd, ain't gonna happen. BRG is an 01 color (1991, 2001) so maybe 41AE or if they want to be bold, 36AE (35 + 01).

:D
b.

I agree smurf is better, but the metallics accentuate the shape and flow on the ND and that I am afraid is Mazda's bias.. it enhances movement.

The problem with metallics is that it lightens up the colour, sometimes too much.

If they could get a smurf blue with a metallic and keep it dark and rich... that'd be a hit.

I doubt BRG will happen,,, the wraps I have seen just don't work that well on the ND.

mark haflich

9th October 2023, 11:17

Care to comment on my BRG/CF wrap on my ND? Everyone who has seen it in photos or in person and who have commented said it looks great. I looked long and hard to find the right (for me) BRG.

https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=655452&page=41

NoahsMyBro

9th October 2023, 11:50

Care to comment on my BRG/CF wrap on my ND? Everyone who has seen it in photos or in person and who have commented said it looks great. I looked long and hard to find the right (for me) BRG.

https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=655452&page=41

I like the green, but I don’t like the carbon-fiber top. I’d have preferred all-green I think.

terminator

9th October 2023, 12:02

Care to comment on my BRG/CF wrap on my ND? Everyone who has seen it in photos or in person and who have commented said it looks great. I looked long and hard to find the right (for me) BRG.

https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=655452&page=41

Honestly, it looks ok, doesn't suit the car though. It says 1960's British, nothing about the ND says that to me. If you like it, that is all that counts.

It wouldn't work well for an anniversary car..

The question is what is Mazda thinking... they like metallics on the ND to give an enhanced sense of movement... and they would need a nonstandard unique colour that captures the character of the ND in 2024..

I'd think a blue or yellow.. just make it dark/rich enough..

There are colours that work better on specific car shapes than others..

Bob_MX5

9th October 2023, 12:14

Honestly, it looks ok, doesn't suit the car though. It says 1960's British, nothing about the ND says that to me. If you like it, that is all that counts.

It wouldn't work well for an anniversary car..

The question is what is Mazda thinking... they like metallics on the ND to give an enhanced sense of movement... and they would need a nonstandard unique colour that captures the character of the ND in 2024..

I'd think a blue or yellow.. just make it dark/rich enough..

There are colours that work better on specific car shapes than others..

NB's Emerald Green Mica would satisfy Mazda's need for movement.
https://www.miata.net/gallery/images/00emerald.jpg

But, wouldn't satisfy the Hive's need for "BRG".

b.

terminator

9th October 2023, 12:17

NB's Emerald Green Mica would satisfy Mazda's need for movement.
https://www.miata.net/gallery/images/00emerald.jpg

But, wouldn't satisfy the Hive's need for "BRG".

b.

My mother had a 1999 Emerald Green with tan leather.. nice on the NB,, but it isn't an anniversary colour and IMO, it doesn't work as well on the ND design. The NB still had that classic Roadster character.. the ND does not.

mxowo

9th October 2023, 12:22

Competition yellow or mariner blue please!

mark haflich

9th October 2023, 12:23

I'd think a blue or yellow.

In my first post I said the 35th Anniversary Edition would be yellow. Mothing has been [poste d that would disprove my statement.

My BRG is pretty much the BRG on a 1965 Shelby. My RF started out with back two RF roof panels being black. I was going to do the whole top, windshield frame, and RF panes in black but ended up doing black CF to modernize the look.

terminator

9th October 2023, 12:50

In my first post I said the 35th Anniversary Edition would be yellow. Mothing has been [poste d that would disprove my statement.

My BRG is pretty much the BRG on a 1965 Shelby. My RF started out with back two RF roof panels being black. I was going to do the whole top, windshield frame, and RF panes in black but ended up doing black CF to modernize the look.

A Yellow or Blue are the top two options...

as long as it isn't too light or too metallic...

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod/images/mac01634-1661870031.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ebnmA5I.jpg

Ragtops

9th October 2023, 13:32

A Yellow or Blue are the top two options...

as long as it isn't too light or too metallic...

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod/images/mac01634-1661870031.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ebnmA5I.jpg

I like both of those. I think a little bit of pearl in those would be sweet!

Cat Man

9th October 2023, 13:54

I'm not generally a fan of yellow colored cars, but the one shown does look very nice. I would buy it.

Bob_MX5

9th October 2023, 14:03

A Yellow or Blue are the top two options...

as long as it isn't too light or too metallic...

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod/images/mac01634-1661870031.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ebnmA5I.jpg

But not with black wheels. There are too many "school buses/dump trucks" out there now. Mariner and Sunburst look "right" because their wheels are silver.

b.

IvectoredU

9th October 2023, 14:17

I’ve speculated before in other threads that if there is a 35th AE, Mazda will take the easy way out by making an Artisan Red over Tan MX5 with all the fancy bits and call it a day. If they are really creative they could even say it’s a tribute to the 95 Merlot.

terminator

9th October 2023, 14:20

Classic red..

https://japanesenostalgiccar.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/MazdaMX5RoadsterClassicRed05-640x270.jpg

gamx5

9th October 2023, 14:42

Competition yellow or mariner blue please!

I have always loved the Competition Yellow.

https://www.miata.net/gallery/images/09yellow.jpg

Richard Dekker

9th October 2023, 15:39

Clearly, you never spent part of your youth on a school bus? Or perhaps too much! :D. Either way, all I see is a yellow bus.

Sadly the NC Competition Yellow was a let down from the 1993 RX-7’s Competition Yellow Mica.

TacticalSpeed

9th October 2023, 17:03

A Yellow or Blue are the top two options...

as long as it isn't too light or too metallic...

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod/images/mac01634-1661870031.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ebnmA5I.jpg

I approve. I'll toss in a snake skin green like color

Ragtops

10th October 2023, 09:36

Clearly, you never spent part of your youth on a school bus? Or perhaps too much! :D. Either way, all I see is a yellow bus.

Sadly the NC Competition Yellow was a let down from the 1993 RX-7’s Competition Yellow Mica.

My ‘72 Buick Skylark is Sunburst Yellow, a GM color I was 100% happy with until someone told me “oh nice… looks like a Ryder rental truck”. Doh!

Some yellow cars make me wonder how anyone looked at the color choices and said “yes! That’s the one for me! I want to look like I’m driving a car that accidentally ended up on the assembly line between a NYC taxi and a school bus!”

Last week I saw a new yellow Toyota Supra and I wondered why someone at Toyota thought they should offer that color on a sporty car. Owner must have been tired of hearing it too because his plate said NOTACAB.

MX5mania

10th October 2023, 09:50

My ‘72 Buick Skylark is Sunburst Yellow, a GM color I was 100% happy with until someone told me “oh nice… looks like a Ryder rental truck”. Doh!

Some yellow cars make me wonder how anyone looked at the color choices and said “yes! That’s the one for me! I want to look like I’m driving a car that accidentally ended up on the assembly line between a NYC taxi and a school bus!”

Last week I saw a new yellow Toyota Supra and I wondered why someone at Toyota thought they should offer that color on a sporty car. Owner must have been tired of hearing it too because his plate said NOTACAB.Hi: Ragtops... My Co. colour is white not "Skinner School Bus yellow". Snowflake Wht. MX5 RF. GT., added to a white Elantra GT., Wht. Ram 1500 and a Wht. RV!!! :wave: Alf
MX5mania

NoahsMyBro

10th October 2023, 10:01

[QUOTE=Ragtops;10859141]My ‘72 Buick Skylark is Sunburst Yellow…/QUOTE]

In a little surprised there was ever enough yellow paint produced for that. :D

mark haflich

10th October 2023, 10:58

Please, please, please give me a sports car that matches the color of a metallic gray office filing cabinet.

The official yellow school bus yellow color is not what Mazda will use on the 35th Anniversary Edition. Yes, they will use a yellow color. Bitching about that choice here will do no good.

My wife gave me a 2020 RF in metallic gray. I simply could not stand the extremely high level of joy and excitement that color brought me. My doctor said if I wanted to live a long life I needed to change that color. My wife questioned my decision to go BRG/CF two tone but loved it when it was done.

Gord96BRG

10th October 2023, 13:44

BRG with tan interior and top would be a good anniversary color scheme.

Colours need to match the shape of the car... it should be a classic Mazda colour like Mariner Blue but likely with metallic to add depth to accentuate the ND shape.

I agree smurf is better, but the metallics accentuate the shape and flow on the ND and that I am afraid is Mazda's bias.. it enhances movement.

NB's Emerald Green Mica would satisfy Mazda's need for movement.

But, wouldn't satisfy the Hive's need for "BRG".

A dark green metallic with darker tan interior would be ideal for the ND - as mentioned, the curvier shape of the ND needs a metallic colour to highlight the curves. It's not just for old British cars, though - A GREAT metallic racing green from a modern car is Lotus Racing Green Metallic, from the Elise Series 2

https://www.lotustalk.com/attachments/img_0277-jpg.153643/

That's the colour I chose to replace BRG on the second paint on the Italia, and it's much nicer than solid BRG on the curvier bodywork.

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/20220503_213544751_ios-medium.jpg

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/gbma9136-smaller.jpg

That colour would be perfect on the 35AE! (And I would definitely have to buy one if Mazda did use it :p )

terminator

10th October 2023, 13:58

A dark green metallic with darker tan interior would be ideal for the ND
That colour would be perfect on the 35AE! (And I would definitely have to buy one if Mazda did use it :p )

F-Type.. a little darker.. but green isn't an in colour right now, it cycles in and and out.

https://media.carsandbids.com/cdn-cgi/image/width=2080,quality=80/7a0a3c6148108c9c64425dd85e0181fa3cccb652/photos/rx25zZqW.vtQP_Tr2K-(edit).jpg

terminator

10th October 2023, 18:34

I’ve speculated before in other threads that if there is a 35th AE, Mazda will take the easy way out by making an Artisan Red over Tan MX5 with all the fancy bits and call it a day. If they are really creative they could even say it’s a tribute to the 95 Merlot.

The 2024 Artisan Red..

https://insidemazda.mazdausa.com/the-mazda-way/introducing-mazdas-newest-paint-color/

https://insidemazda17.wpenginepowered.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Screen-Shot-2023-08-11-at-11.17.43-AM-1024x576.jpg

mark haflich

10th October 2023, 18:41

A dark green metallic with darker tan interior would be ideal for the ND - as mentioned, the curvier shape of the ND needs a metallic colour to highlight the curves. It's not just for old British cars, though - A GREAT metallic racing green from a modern car is Lotus Racing Green Metallic, from the Elise Series 2

https://www.lotustalk.com/attachments/img_0277-jpg.153643/

That's the colour I chose to replace BRG on the second paint on the Italia, and it's much nicer than solid BRG on the curvier bodywork.

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/20220503_213544751_ios-medium.jpg

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/gbma9136-smaller.jpg

That colour would be perfect on the 35AE! (And I would definitely have to buy one if Mazda did use it :p )

Whar do you thing about the BRG wrap color I used?

JackW

10th October 2023, 21:22

I really like that Yellow - if I didn't already have an orange one I'd be all over the yellow. The blue looks like the rental Miata from 2018 that got me hooked on these cars. And Porsche has a paint to sample green that would look great on a Miata.

Gord96BRG

10th October 2023, 21:24

Whar do you thing about the BRG wrap color I used?

Nice for a solid green, but I prefer a metallic green (and think the ND looks better with metallic colours)

j9fd3s

11th October 2023, 09:28

its interesting we are all pining for solid colors, blue , yellow, etc

j9fd3s

11th October 2023, 09:29

The 2024 Artisan Red..

https://insidemazda.mazdausa.com/the-mazda-way/introducing-mazdas-newest-paint-color/

https://insidemazda17.wpenginepowered.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Screen-Shot-2023-08-11-at-11.17.43-AM-1024x576.jpg

the only problem with Artisan Red is that you need to wear suits in the complimentary color

MX5mania

11th October 2023, 09:34

its interesting we are all pining for solid colors, blue , yellow, etcHi: j9fd3s... These days is it correct to talk about "Colour"? Maybe Hue will do Eh? :wave: Alf
MX5mania

j9fd3s

11th October 2023, 13:03

Hi: j9fd3s... These days is it correct to talk about "Colour"? Maybe Hue will do Eh? :wave: Alf
MX5mania

oh maybe that is why all the new ones aren't in color?

CTt3MX5

11th October 2023, 14:08

That's just crazy talk.

Mazda has never made a Purple miata (purple any-car I think). Although they did make Merlot and Mahogany and they are purple-ish under the wrong light. They'd make yeller or blue or brg or any color before purple (thankfully). :D

B.

I would include Black Cherry as another color that can come across purple-ish dependent on the lighting. But for the purple purists, there was Phantom Purple Mica as seen an our son's 2008 Mazda3. ;) I am not sure if it was a one year color and IIRC it was available on the CX-7 too.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180203/73edea6934d09d94e355e1c08a634325.jpg

terminator

11th October 2023, 14:48

Mazda has had 23 "purples"..

https://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?make=Mazda&con=k&gncl=purple&rows=50

Bob_MX5

11th October 2023, 15:22

I would include Black Cherry as another color that can come across purple-ish dependent on the lighting. But for the purple purists, there was Phantom Purple Mica as seen an our son's 2008 Mazda3. ;) I am not sure if it was a one year color and IIRC it was available on the CX-7 too.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180203/73edea6934d09d94e355e1c08a634325.jpg

Mazda has had 23 "purples"..

https://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?make=Mazda&con=k&gncl=purple&rows=50

I stand corrected.

b.

ives

12th October 2023, 10:38

Since a number of people have expressed an interest in British Racing Green, would anyone be surprised if Mazda responded with this color

God, please no. My colleague had one of those. We called it "the snotty beetle".

TacticalSpeed

14th October 2023, 11:50

I would include Black Cherry as another color that can come across purple-ish dependent on the lighting. But for the purple purists, there was Phantom Purple Mica as seen an our son's 2008 Mazda3. ;) I am not sure if it was a one year color and IIRC it was available on the CX-7 too.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180203/73edea6934d09d94e355e1c08a634325.jpg

Black Cherry Mica from the Mazdaspeed6 was a great color

stevenvillatoro

14th October 2023, 12:00

Black Cherry Mica from the Mazdaspeed6 was a great color

As was the similar Mahogany Mica of the 2000 NB SE !!

Hanzo

18th October 2023, 08:38

I am going to assume 35th ae if there is one will be a 2024 model year?

dmk0210

18th October 2023, 08:48

Clearly, you never spent part of your youth on a school bus? Or perhaps too much! :D. Either way, all I see is a yellow bus.
There is nothing wrong with School Bus Yellow. It just needs to be on a better vehicle. :D

vipz

18th October 2023, 12:02

And every red car is a fire engine

terminator

18th October 2023, 12:19

Maybe the 35th should be full carbon fibre...

dmk0210

18th October 2023, 14:20

Maybe the 35th should be full carbon fibre...Yeah, with just a clear coat. That would be awesome if they could do it for under $40k.

:D

mark haflich

18th October 2023, 15:57

The entire top of my RF including windshield frame and RF fins is wrapped CF. Looks like a soft top when the top is up. I think it looks tremendous. And since the 35th Anniversary Edition will be in yellow, a CF top half would look great but I don't Mazda would do it. Be happy for just yellow.

RedCarrot

25th October 2023, 00:16

Things are not looking up for a possible 35th AE. Mazda did its press conference at the annual Japan Mobility Show today. They showed the RX-7 concept. They have couple vintage and current Miatas at the show but not remotely a hint of a 35th AE where this would have been a perfect venue to do so.

https://youtu.be/moHwlYMJ8lk

Other significant news: there's a Mazda and Toyota partnership. If my previous prediction is correct, Mazda will rely heavily on Toyota for EV tech, and possibly collaborate on sister EV models. Maybe a future MR-5S? :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kusrGJARKjE

j9fd3s

25th October 2023, 09:26

perhaps the 35AE will be in the new color, from the new rotary car concept?

The exterior body color "VIOLA RED" was created based on Mazda's desire to "cherish the color red" and in conjunction with Mazda's corporate philosophy of " enriching life-in-motion for those we serve.” We focused on making a vivid color, while creating a sense of shade that accentuates the shape of the car.

gamx5

25th October 2023, 10:54

Things are not looking up for a possible 35th AE. Mazda did its press conference at the annual Japan Mobility Show today. They showed the RX-7 concept. They have couple vintage and current Miatas at the show but not remotely a hint of a 35th AE where this would have been a perfect venue to do so.

They introduced the 30th AE (a 2019 model) in January, 2019 at the Chicago auto show. However, they did announce earlier that it would be shown at the show and could be ordered after the presentation. It was sold out in about two hours. The first deliveries were around July 1, 2019; about 6 months later.

erscolo

25th October 2023, 11:47

35 is not a big number like 25, 50 or 100, anniversary wise.

mark haflich

25th October 2023, 13:37

Neither is 40 and there was a 30. I still feel like a 35th is coming. A 35th would not fit the theme of Mazda's exhibit at the Tokyo show. A concept car like it showed would be and was. The 35th will be introuced in North America soon and is needed to generate sales of the ND3.

Hanzo

25th October 2023, 13:41

35 is not a big number like 25, 50 or 100, anniversary wise.

I think Mazda is going to do anything to milk special editions. It might not be as dramatic of a change like 30th ae but will be some special color combo and badging.

RedCarrot

25th October 2023, 19:20

They introduced the 30th AE (a 2019 model) in January, 2019 at the Chicago auto show. However, they did announce earlier that it would be shown at the show and could be ordered after the presentation. It was sold out in about two hours. The first deliveries were around July 1, 2019; about 6 months later.

IIRC, Mazda unofficially announced the 30th AE in late Oct '18 with a teaser pic. I would expect them to give us a hint by now if there is to be one, esp given the timing of that show..

stevenvillatoro

25th October 2023, 19:29

A special edition within the timeframe of an imminent ND3 launch would be highly improbable.

RedCarrot

25th October 2023, 19:38

A special edition within the timeframe of an imminent ND3 launch would be highly improbable.

They did launch the 30th AE coinciding with the ND2 launch so there's still some hope for those that are eagerly anticipating it. :wave:

mark haflich

25th October 2023, 21:04

It gives us something to talk about that provides harmless fun. Five pages so far.

Hanzo

26th October 2023, 07:42

They probably going to launch the black and tan combo (what they have shown in Japan already as 2024) and call it a 35th ae.

CTt3MX5

26th October 2023, 08:58

I am calling it, the color of the 35AE will be viola red.

Mark Booth

26th October 2023, 13:10

I am calling it, the color of the 35AE will be viola red.

I hope so. I don't want to be tempted and Viola Red will NOT tempt me. ;)

Mark

Gord96BRG

26th October 2023, 15:52

This ND with a wrap was at the Miata Reunion 2023 at Sonoma Raceway last weekend - it's the perfect colour for a 35AE!!! The green is a metallic that is really close to Lotus Racing Green Metallic, an Elise colour, and with gold BBS LM wheels and the new tan interior colour being discussed it would really top the charts:

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2023/10/20231021_192646048_ios-medium.jpg

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2023/10/20231021_205124513_ios-medium.jpg

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2023/10/20231021_192746120_ios-medium.jpg

Ragtops

26th October 2023, 17:23

This ND with a wrap was at the Miata Reunion 2023 at Sonoma Raceway last weekend - it's the perfect colour for a 35AE!!! The green is a metallic that is really close to Lotus Racing Green Metallic, an Elise colour, and with gold BBS LM wheels and the new tan interior colour being discussed it would really top the charts:

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2023/10/20231021_192646048_ios-medium.jpg

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2023/10/20231021_205124513_ios-medium.jpg

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2023/10/20231021_192746120_ios-medium.jpg

Yes. So much YES.
That kind of green, tan interior, tan top, and some tasteful wheels… take my money!

desert red

26th October 2023, 20:58

I’m with you, Gord. A ND in that color with the tan interior would have me
Standing in line at the dealer.

Salukidawg

29th October 2023, 10:20

I’m with you, Gord. A ND in that color with the tan interior would have me
Standing in line at the dealer.

I’ve considered getting a new GT with the tan soft top and interior and get wrapped in BRG. Then have some Kogeki bronze wheels put on.

mark haflich

5th November 2023, 23:05

Well shucks RV. A little substantiation re a 35th Anniversary Edition

https://www.motor1.com/news/694533/mazda-miata-special-editions-coming/

terminator

6th November 2023, 00:14

Well shucks RV. A little substantiation re a 35th Anniversary Edition

https://www.motor1.com/news/694533/mazda-miata-special-editions-coming/

Clickbait... Mazda didn't mention a 35th the article author did.

"He didn't go into any details, but we wouldn't exclude a 35th anniversary model in 2024 considering the NA went on sale in 1989."

There are always specials editions, lots in Europe, In fact one has already been announced... the 2024 Kazari in Germany.

Rich Velardo

6th November 2023, 09:11

I certainly wouldn't mind changing the title of this thread, should the unfounded rumors turn out to be true.....

Cat Man

6th November 2023, 16:46

Here's hoping the rumor gets found so you can. :)

ClubChapin

12th November 2023, 03:12

This ND with a wrap was at the Miata Reunion 2023 at Sonoma Raceway last weekend - it's the perfect colour for a 35AE!!! The green is a metallic that is really close to Lotus Racing Green Metallic, an Elise colour, and with gold BBS LM wheels and the new tan interior colour being discussed it would really top the charts:

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2023/10/20231021_192646048_ios-medium.jpg

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2023/10/20231021_205124513_ios-medium.jpg

https://gordonsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2023/10/20231021_192746120_ios-medium.jpg

This would be spectacular. Maybe toss in a matching tan tonneau cover too!

Rich Velardo

12th November 2023, 10:45

That is a great color!

gcon22

12th November 2023, 13:05

That is such a good color. I thought the same thing when they showed the new tan interior. Which colors would go well with it, and this green definitely will.

ClubChapin

12th November 2023, 18:35

Maybe we can get a heated steering wheel too!

mmc757

19th November 2023, 07:54

I would love to see a car released with 1989 tech. At least for the amenities and controls. Safety systems can be modern but man I would love to see an old double din off-the-shelf radio and mechanical throttle with no limp modes or vital systems touch screens.

RedCarrot

24th November 2023, 18:27

We are at the end of Nov...

https://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/aNY3gx6_700b.jpg

mark haflich

24th November 2023, 20:07

OK, so what happened to delay the U.S. announcement of the 2024 MX5 and the 35th Anniversary SE?

Could it be a desire to use up all the old LSDs?

j9fd3s

25th November 2023, 10:50

OK, so what happened to delay the U.S. announcement of the 2024 MX5 and the 35th Anniversary SE?

Could it be a desire to use up all the old LSDs?

they are still making the 2023's, until at least 12/1/2023, which makes 2023 a 13 month production run

mark haflich

25th November 2023, 10:57

Non responsive! :D Why did it become a 13 month or longer run in the US?

j9fd3s

25th November 2023, 10:59

Non responsive! :D Why did it become a 13 month or longer run in the US?

no idea, its kind of odd

Bob_MX5

25th November 2023, 11:17

Non responsive! :D Why did it become a 13 month or longer run in the US?

no idea, its kind of odd

So they could use-up parts that don't carry-over, rather than send them to a warehouse for "parts".

b.

mark haflich

25th November 2023, 11:21

That's why I guessed to use up the old LSDs.

RedCarrot

25th November 2023, 12:08

I would guess it's mostly to use up the parts that don't carry over to '24. Also possible to ramp up new parts for '24 model before production begins.

Neither explains why there's been no official chirp on 35th AE though, if there is to be one.

j9fd3s

25th November 2023, 12:48

So they could use-up parts that don't carry-over, rather than send them to a warehouse for "parts".

b.

probably not. they knew a year ago they were going to make x number of 2023's and then they would have ordered that many parts.

if they were going to make 10,000 Mx5's they would order parts to make 10,000 Mx5's plus whatever percent would go into the parts side normally

also the 2023 m/y is bigger than 21 and 22, 11,754 so far.

it is possible that the 2024 stuff is behind schedule though, or its also possible that they are trying to get the 2024's to show up in the spring, instead of mid winter

stevenvillatoro

25th November 2023, 12:50

Other possibilities are that the US launch timing might depend on scheduling media events, tardiness by MNAO (pricing, website, promo materials, training, etc.). We just don’t know.

mark haflich

25th November 2023, 16:58

The only thing I know about it is that there will be a 2024 MX5 and a MX5R and, according to what I don't know, a 35th Anniversary SE.

DylanNA6

26th November 2023, 03:39

The only thing I know about it is that there will be a 2024 MX5 and a MX5R and, according to what I don't know, a 35th Anniversary SE.

What do you mean MX5R? Do you have a source for this? Makes me wonder what a high performance trim might look like, above the BBS/Brembo/Recaro pack.

mark haflich

26th November 2023, 04:00

Mazda in its monthly sales reports for the US lists the roadster and the RF separately, it gives the roadster the MX5 designation and the RF gets a MXR designation. I shoved in a 5, reporting it as a MX5R.

j9fd3s

26th November 2023, 11:14

Mazda in its monthly sales reports for the US lists the roadster and the RF separately, it gives the roadster the MX5 designation and the RF gets a MXR designation. I shoved in a 5, reporting it as a MX5R.

that is how its listed on the documentation from Japan

Flaker

26th November 2023, 15:02

Non responsive! :D Why did it become a 13 month or longer run in the US?
Production has already started on 2024 models for Au/NZ. Members on Facebook pages down here are confirming that they've been told that they're getting November-produced 2024's to arrive in December.

Production planning is easier the higher the volume. As North America receives such a high percentage of the MX-5 production, it makes sense to let that market lag so that they can continue to use the surplus legacy parts.

stevenvillatoro

26th November 2023, 16:33

One additional reason for North American delays could be to sort out any production niggles before launching new 2024 tech in Mazda’s most media-critical market, the USA.

Bob_MX5

26th November 2023, 16:47

One additional reason for North American delays could be to sort out any production niggles before launching new 2024 tech in Mazda’s most media-critical market, the USA.

a.k.a., "Mazdas most anal-retentive market"... :rofl::rofl::rofl:

b

ClubChapin

26th November 2023, 18:16

Production has already started on 2024 models for Au/NZ. Members on Facebook pages down here are confirming that they've been told that they're getting November-produced 2024's to arrive in December.

Seems like maybe just RHD markets are having ‘24 production so far?

Flaker

26th November 2023, 20:22

Seems like maybe just RHD markets are having ‘24 production so far?
That may be the case...

Something as simple as just a lack of the LHD modified dash parts to suit the new Info screens would be enough to limit LHD production. No automotive manufacture is going to start producing cars that they know that can't finish First Time Through the factory. They'd need to have access for double the parts required for the month, have to store the 99% finished vehicles somewhere outside the factory proper, and allocate staff to move them there and rectify them. All while continuing regular production.

Too much of a hassle.

j9fd3s

27th November 2023, 10:34

Seems like maybe just RHD markets are having ‘24 production so far?

the North American run looks like its going to P0561772 which is scheduled to be built 12/1/2023. this makes 2023 a 13 month production run, more cars than last year too

~11770

RedCarrot

27th November 2023, 22:19

What about the 35th AE tho? :dunno:

mark haflich

28th November 2023, 03:15

Its coming. Fear not. Mazda has to await the anti chip paint tests for the new color. Mazda knows better than using a paint the chips just if you look at it.

NoahsMyBro

28th November 2023, 08:33

My smart-ass, cynical side initially read your comment as Mazda wants to ensure the patient WILL chip easily, given their reputation.

AdamIsAdam

29th December 2023, 08:19

I just read this entire thread. I'd love to see a unique color, something bright. I prefer my hobby cars to stand out rather than blend in. The current color choices are underwhelming.

WHEN WILL WE KNOW ABOUT ND3 already?! I've got cash in hand!

mark haflich

29th December 2023, 10:43

Not this year. Maybe mid January. Certainly by the start of Spring. MNAO obviously has a large number of unsold 2023s and wants the market to buy a bunch of them before it announces and lets dealers accept orders on the 2024s.

Werner

29th December 2023, 12:15

Not this year. Maybe mid January. Certainly by the start of Spring. MNAO obviously has a large number of unsold 2023s and wants the market to buy a bunch of them before it announces and lets dealers accept orders on the 2024s.

:D

Why should this prediction be more accurate than your previous "predictions"?

stevenvillatoro

29th December 2023, 12:39

Why should this prediction be more accurate than your previous "predictions"?

Because if he makes enough wrong predictions, sooner or later he’ll stumble on getting it right. :p

mark haflich

29th December 2023, 14:12

Warner. He is trying to teach you whet he learned from his life. Keep swinging and sooner or later you will hit the ball. You may not knock it out of the park but you will hit it eventually.

Unusualdesigner

29th December 2023, 14:54

:D

Why should this prediction be more accurate than your previous "predictions"?

Even a blind pig finds an acorn now and then....:rofl:

turborascal

29th December 2023, 15:46

Because if he makes enough wrong predictions, sooner or later he’ll stumble on getting it right. :p

Warner. He is trying to teach you whet he learned from his life. Keep swinging and sooner or later you will hit the ball. You may not knock it out of the park but you will hit it eventually.

Even a blind pig finds an acorn now and then....:rofl:

And a stopped analog clock is correct twice a day .... :rofl:

Unusualdesigner

29th December 2023, 17:11

And a stopped analog clock is correct twice a day .... :rofl:

Unless it is a 24 hr clock.... :rofl:

KO7

29th December 2023, 21:38

Stopped by the dealer today and chatted with the sales manager. He hasn’t heard anything about the 35th AE yet (not surprising), but he did say their dealer only received one 30th AE a few years ago. He said if there’s going to be a 35th AE and they receive one, he has no control over whether it’ll be a soft top or RF.

Unusualdesigner

30th December 2023, 01:11

.... he did say their dealer only received one 30th AE a few years ago. He said if there’s going to be a 35th AE and they receive one, he has no control over whether it’ll be a soft top or RF.

The 30AE was not allocated to dealers, they were pre-order only. Some dealers had employees sign on for cars and then sold them off the showroom.

KO7

30th December 2023, 01:17

The 30AE was not allocated to dealers, they were pre-order only. Some dealers had employees sign on for cars and then sold them off the showroom.

Ah, was that the case in Canada too? Wonder how it’ll be handled for the (inevitable?) 35th AE.

Unusualdesigner

30th December 2023, 01:26

Ah, was that the case in Canada too? Wonder how it’ll be handled for the (inevitable?) 35th AE.

Yes, AFAIK it was worldwide.

Rest assured, there will not be a 35 AE regardless of the what Mark says.

BTW, the only involvement dealers had with the 30AE is that the customer had to choose a delivery dealer who handled the paperwork.

Dyim

30th December 2023, 05:26

The 30AE was not allocated to dealers, they were pre-order only. Some dealers had employees sign on for cars and then sold them off the showroom.

In Canada, it was one car per dealer. There is no central wait list. I was the first one to contact my dealer and got the car. Spec it the way I wanted.

165 in total IIRC.

KO7

31st December 2023, 01:22

In Canada, it was one car per dealer. There is no central wait list. I was the first one to contact my dealer and got the car. Spec it the way I wanted.

165 in total IIRC.

I’m the first one to contact my dealer about the mystery 35th AE. Kind of bummed to read that some members here are quite certain there won’t be a special model coming this year though.

Pursya

31st December 2023, 01:46

Production has already started on 2024 models for Au/NZ. Members on Facebook pages down here are confirming that they've been told that they're getting November-produced 2024's to arrive in December.

Production planning is easier the higher the volume. As North America receives such a high percentage of the MX-5 production, it makes sense to let that market lag so that they can continue to use the surplus legacy parts.

They may be doing 2024 spec cars for AU/NZ, but at least in AU these will be considered 2023 models. Not 2024.
And will be reflected in resale value.

terminator

31st December 2023, 10:23

I’m the first one to contact my dealer about the mystery 35th AE. Kind of bummed to read that some members here are quite certain there won’t be a special model coming this year though.

Nobody knows anything...

Bob_MX5

31st December 2023, 11:51

Nobody knows anything...

:eek:

Say it aint so!

b.

Flaker

31st December 2023, 16:29

Yes, AFAIK it was worldwide.
No.

In Australia, they were offered to established MX-5 customers by Mazda Au well before any arrived in the country. If you declined, it went to the next person on their list.

Only 30 orange soft tops were brought in, with Mazda keeping one. Joe Public had no opportunity to order or purchase one in the usual fashion.

Unusualdesigner

31st December 2023, 17:27

No.

In Australia, they were offered to established MX-5 customers by Mazda Au well before any arrived in the country. If you declined, it went to the next person on their list.

Only 30 orange soft tops were brought in, with Mazda keeping one. Joe Public had no opportunity to order or purchase one in the usual fashion.

We ordered ours on the unveil day via the Mazda website putting a $500 deposit and selecting a delivery dealership. I hit the "enter" key about a minute after it opened and I think we were halfway down the list by then.

There was a waiting list in the US as well and the same protocol applied.

The number 645 for the amount of cars allocated to the US seems to come to mind. :dunno:

Might want to check out THE 30AE REGISTRY (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G9JLTjh7rYuaJsibJKv4WdpdHgVehbYxFBDz9zm0Q_I/edit#gid=0)

cjrf2019

31st December 2023, 18:55

We ordered ours on the unveil day via the Mazda website putting a $500 deposit and selecting a delivery dealership. I hit the "enter" key about a minute after it opened and I think we were halfway down the list by then.

There was a waiting list in the US as well and the same protocol applied.

The number 645 for the amount of cars allocated to the US seems to come to mind. :dunno:

Might want to check out THE 30AE REGISTRY (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G9JLTjh7rYuaJsibJKv4WdpdHgVehbYxFBDz9zm0Q_I/edit#gid=0)

One announcement I found says that you were pretty close with the 645,,,,

https://news.mazdausa.com/2019-05-13-mazda-north-american-operations-answers-ongoing-demand-for-2019-mx-5-miata-30th-anniversary

mark haflich

1st January 2024, 00:35

The last Special Edition for the US was announced at the Chicago Auto Show. This years (2024) show is Feb 10 -19. So perhaps a SE will be announced then.

Cat Man

1st January 2024, 09:46

The original MX-5 Miata was also officially introduced at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show so I plan to hold off ordering a 2024 at least until that event if they haven't announced an SE before that event.

AdamIsAdam

1st January 2024, 09:59

Same here. I will be buying a new Miata as soon as I see what the 2024 choices are. I'd love an SE in a new, unique color.

Rich Velardo

1st January 2024, 11:14

The last Special Edition for the US was announced at the Chicago Auto Show. This years (2024) show is Feb 10 -19. So perhaps a SE will be announced then.

That would be an appropriate time to announce an SE.

stevenvillatoro

1st January 2024, 11:30

That would be an appropriate time to announce an SE.

Yep, it’d be the perfect time, and how lucky we are that the show isn’t in April anymore!

mark haflich

1st January 2024, 12:19

And thank God that we would be spared all those April Fools jokes about the unfounded coming announcement of a SE at the show..

Happy New Year Steve and Rich.

stevenvillatoro

1st January 2024, 13:11

Happy New Year Steve and Rich.

Best wishes in 2024, Mark, to you, your wife, and your toddling Ferrariata.

To all our Moderators and Gary, thanks for another great year of communal dedication. Happiness and good health to all!

sjd

1st January 2024, 15:11

In Canada, it was one car per dealer. There is no central wait list. I was the first one to contact my dealer and got the car. Spec it the way I wanted.

165 in total IIRC.

Yes but dealers could refuse their 30AE and then other dealers who wanted more than one had a chance to get it. Apparently a few dealers refused their cars. My dealer got a second one after mine.

I am still in the "there will not be a 35th AE" camp.

mark haflich

1st January 2024, 15:33

I am still in the "there will not be a 35th AE" camp.

Hold out for just a little bit longer. We will spring you shortly. Remember although some here will attempt to misguide, you need only give them your name and the year and model you currently own.

sjd

1st January 2024, 15:37

Hold out for just a little bit longer. We will spring you shortly. Remember although some here will attempt to misguide, you need only give them your name and the year and model you currently own.

I'm in Canada and doubt even we can get whatever you are smoking. :p

stevenvillatoro

1st January 2024, 17:21

I'm in Canada and doubt even we can get whatever you are smoking. :p

Cough, cough. :cool:

Falcouver

3rd January 2024, 18:00

With all the delay for the 2024 MY announcement, I would be very surprised if we dont see any 35th AE announced by end of February / during Chicago Autoshow.

30AE also got announced in February, and I dont think Mazda will miss the opportunity to boost the facelifted ND3 launch with a special edition.

And that special edition has to be a 35AE. It's time.

cjrf2019

3rd January 2024, 19:05

Unless I missed something, the 30 AE was NOT announced at the auto show... Mazda put out an announcement on Jan 9 , 2019 saying that it would "showcase" the 30 AE at the autoshow. Plus .. 2019 was an unusual year anyway... the production of "normal" MY 2019 cars started in May of 2018... so the special edition was announced well into the run of the 2019MY.

https://newsroom.mazda.com/en/publicity/release/2019/201901/190109a.html

mark haflich

3rd January 2024, 19:41

So what? There is no historical formula being followed and there is new leadership in play. Clearly there would be press benefits from announcing the Miatas for the US in January and then showing them and an SE at the Chicago show on Feb. 10, Orders for all to be taken right after the show. Just hypothesizing. We all know things Miata-wise will be happening within this and next month..

Unusualdesigner

3rd January 2024, 19:53

30AE also got announced in February, and I dont think Mazda will miss the opportunity to boost the facelifted ND3 launch with a special edition.

And that special edition has to be a 35AE. It's time.

There were credible hints from trusted sources -as compared to the current rumor- that there was a 30AE in the works as early as Decc'18, even the color had been suggested.

mark haflich

3rd January 2024, 20:04

So what. Most will be happy if there will be a 35th Anniversary SE this year. If not, some will be disappointed. There is not much Miata news except sales were way down in December and many in the US are unsold. So we can hope and harmlessly speculate. Its cold outside even here in Florida and we can sit around a warm computer screen and post a lot of Buts!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDfjXj5EGqI

NoahsMyBro

3rd January 2024, 22:25

I’m just happy if Mazda continues to sell Miatas at reasonably affordable prices, and continues to offer a manual transmission.

sjd

4th January 2024, 00:10

There were credible hints from trusted sources -as compared to the current rumor- that there was a 30AE in the works as early as Decc'18, even the color had been suggested.

The colour of the 30AE had been decided internally by July of 2018. Possibly even around the same time the upgrades to the 2019 had been decided on.

I can give you a slightly more detailed example as well.

In June of 2022 Toyota announced a special edition of the 86 in orange. A preproduction example of the car was at the Toyota National dealer meeting in September of 2021.

IF a 35th Anniversary MX-5 is coming for 2024, Mazda has known for months..

Unusualdesigner

4th January 2024, 00:25

....

IF a 35th Anniversary MX-5 is coming for 2024, Mazda has known for months..

There would have been hints about it by now.

sjd

4th January 2024, 00:39

There would have been hints about it by now.

Exactly.

mark haflich

4th January 2024, 02:25

Once again, that was then, this is now and management now is not then. What lead time is necessary for a special paint color and some group of available options such as trim, brakes, recaro seats yada yada. One off for a show. Simple and easy. Maybe a special badge. Secrecy is often an element of successful business. The were no hints of KPC. Mazda is good at making and keeping secrets. There have been no true hins about an US announcement of the 2024s.

Congrats to Mazda to keeping the 35th Anniversary SE a secret. Its coming!

Flaker

4th January 2024, 02:34

There would have been hints about it by now.
If it's being debuted in a month in Chicago, it'd be built by now.

odo

4th January 2024, 03:18

Congrats to Mazda to keeping the 35th Anniversary SE a secret. Its coming!

If anything, I'm amazed by relentless conviction in the face of unknowns. Either it's not an unknown to you or you're a one strong believer. If it's former then you're not being smart about it, and burning your sources. If it's latter, IDK man, good for you.

mark haflich

4th January 2024, 04:08

If anything, I'm amazed by relentless conviction in the face of unknowns. Either it's not an unknown to you or you're a one strong believer. If it's former then you're not being smart about it, and burning your sources. If it's latter, IDK man, good for you.

Read my first post. My position is not based on any sources. None. So I am not burning any sources. And I am not smoking anything.

We live in a country where people have diametrically opposed beliefs. Say whether someone is guilty or not of doing something, Often the facts are irrelevant. The belief is determinative by itself. However, a woman can not be partially pregnant.

Here we are allowed to state our opinions on Miata related issues. The opinions do not have to be based on facts. They do not have to be founded but if an opinion is unfounded and you do not so state a moderator might state it for you. Hell, even if you state that an opinion is unfounded, a
moderator who is a friend may even change the title of your thread to emphasize that your opinion is unfounded.

Some believe there is a God. Others do not so believe. Facts are not relevant. We will never know for sure.

I believe there will be a 35th Anniversary SE this year. Unlike many other issues, we will know for sure by the end of the year whether my belief is true . When the answer is known, I will say. see Rich and some others here, I was right. Or I will put on my dunce cap and say with absolutely no humility that I was wrong.

This is a fun thread and such threads foster the forum when Miata news and issues are wanting. There you go, two more beliefs, :wave:

sjd

4th January 2024, 10:11

Once again, that was then, this is now and management now is not then. What lead time is necessary for a special paint color and some group of available options such as trim, brakes, recaro seats yada yada. One off for a show. Simple and easy. Maybe a special badge. Secrecy is often an element of successful business. The were no hints of KPC. Mazda is good at making and keeping secrets. There have been no true hins about an US announcement of the 2024s.

Congrats to Mazda to keeping the 35th Anniversary SE a secret. Its coming!

I've worked in the auto industry for almost 20 years and the auto industry thrives on routine and it's why things are a mess in regards to EVs because for the first time since WWII they don't know what they are going to be building 5 years from now. But that's another discussion.

Nothing is "simple and easy" as you put it. A lot of the management in place in 2019 is still in place. Yes, Mazda is good at keeping secrets but a last minute 35th AE isn't happening if it hasn't already been decided.

As mentioned above, sales of the MX-5 have been down. Mazda is most likely delaying information on the 2024 as they are trying to clear 2023s from the lots. But I guarantee they have all of the information set and ready to go.

Facts are facts and they are relevant. Just because too many people ignore them or take their opinions as fact doesn't make them not true.

j9fd3s

4th January 2024, 10:35

If it's being debuted in a month in Chicago, it'd be built by now.

it very much could be.

mark haflich

4th January 2024, 11:41

Sales of the MX5 and the MXR are up 45$ in the US this year but are down by the same percentage for the month of December. When a company doesn't innovate with its management practices often will fail. When new people are put in place and existing people are transferred to a different place, they better outperform their predecessors. Get it done more quickly. with increased efficiency and a cost no greater than inflation, returns. Since an SE is no more different than other models other than different paint and bolt on vendor parts many or most of which are already being used on non SEs, it can be done quickly, Minimal engineering would be required. And its delivery can be delayed till all parts are available. A 35th Anniversary this year is not impossible and showing it in Chicago is certainly possible' It certainly is more possible than the US defeating Russia in the Miracle on Ice!

stevenvillatoro

4th January 2024, 12:26

There’ve been official references to “very cool” Miata special editions, including a possible 35th anniversary model.

Here’s an overview of what’s known so far. (https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/cars/news-blog/report-mazda-mx-5-miata-running-with-special-editions-before-ev-replacement-44503615)

“Mitata” :confused:

My ‘take’ is that we can expect more “very cool” special editions over the course of the final years of the ND. But, it’s unclear whether there was any actual authoritative nod to a 35th AE, or whether that was just journalistic speculation.

j9fd3s

4th January 2024, 12:55

. A 35th Anniversary this year is not impossible and showing it in Chicago is certainly possible'

if we think back to 2019, Mazda showed a bunch of 30AE cars which had blank vin plates, and then they opened ordering in February, but cars didn't show up until July/August which are two months of the calendar that are named after Roman Emperors. this is why they have 31 days.

it also means that nobody has cared about February for 2,000 years

stevenvillatoro

4th January 2024, 13:39

… nobody has cared about February for 2,000 years

Umm, Hallmark. :p

rpmazdaguy

4th January 2024, 13:54

Is Mazda even at Chicago AS? There was a press release about two years ago that Mazda has pulled out of all auto shows, once the signed commitments are met. As for DCAS, they are out.

A little history about the 30AE: We were told in December 2018 about the car, both body styles, color, etc. from Mazda, in person. I attended that meeting. By that time, we were in our fifth month of selling 2019's (early August). Customers, and I, placed our deposits in January 2019. Our allocated/sold cars arrived July 5, 2019. However that translates to various interpretations about what happens for 2024 is open for debate.

j9fd3s

4th January 2024, 15:04

Umm, Hallmark. :p

thank you!

it should read, nobody except Hallmark, who are not Roman emperors; has cared about February for 2,000 years

your doggy is adorable btw :)

desert red

4th January 2024, 16:08

Lol. You must be single. :D

stevenvillatoro

4th January 2024, 16:48

your doggy is adorable btw :)

Copilot Nico just turned 5 mo. old, is 7-1/2# of muscle, and can already command my entire life in true dachshund style.

RedCarrot

5th January 2024, 16:44

Someone needs to be burned at the stake if 35th AE doesn't happen! :D

(Also means we probably need to set up said stake)

mark haflich

5th January 2024, 18:38

Someone needs to be burned at the stake if 35th AE doesn't happen! :D

(Also means we probably need to set up said stake)

Do you live in Salem?

sjd

5th January 2024, 18:50

Someone needs to be burned at the stake if 35th AE doesn't happen! :D

(Also means we probably need to set up said stake)

I have the pitchforks. Someone else needs to bring the torches. ;)

Salukidawg

6th January 2024, 19:26

My question to Mazda would be why did you do a 25AE, a 30AE, but not a 35AE? Hopefully they do, but I’m starting to have my doubts unfortunately.

RedCarrot

6th January 2024, 19:43

Do you live in Salem?

I don't. Point taken. We'll just tie some tea bags to that person and throw him into the haabarh instead. ;)

I have the pitchforks. Someone else needs to bring the torches. ;)

Change of plan. Need some rope and lotsa Lipton tea bags instead :D

desert red

6th January 2024, 19:43

My question to Mazda would be why did you do a 25AE, a 30AE, but not a 35AE? Hopefully they do, but I’m starting to have my doubts unfortunately.

Mazda has not been consistent in producing Anniversary Editions with the Miata. There was a 10AE, 25AE, 30AE, and the 100 AE. Mazda released many "M", Special, and/or Limited Editions during the NA-NC years, but only the above 4 AEs (thus far).

mark haflich

6th January 2024, 21:09

I don't. Point taken. We'll just tie some tea bags to that person and throw him into the haabarh instead. ;)

There is no R in the Massachusetts' pronunciation of harbor I grew up in Belmont and went to Law School in Boston and Cambridge. Last year I attended my 60th Belmont High School reunion which was in Burlington. Its pronounced Haa Bah.

RedCarrot

6th January 2024, 21:38

There is no R in the Massachusetts' pronunciation of harbor I grew up in Belmont and went to Law School in Boston and Cambridge. Last year I attended my 60th Belmont High School reunion which was in Burlington. Its pronounced Haa Bah.

We nearly crossed path. I had lived and worked in Burlington for a few years. I still went to a LifeTime gym there right up to mid May last year before I moved to Tucson. I must be losing my MA accent already... :rofl:

ClubChapin

20th January 2024, 20:55

Is it too late to re-voice a preference for a Green SE?

If we can't have Lotus or British Racing Greens, how about this one? Or, maybe a "Soul Green" that is to BRG what Soul Red is to Ferrari red?

mark haflich

20th January 2024, 21:20

You cannot buy a 35th Anniversary SE unless you have soul and believe with your soul that a SE is coming this year. I believe it will be either yellow or green. There is a Miata song and it can easily be sung. I will contect Storm to see if he can perform it and post it on the forum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZUqdZN03DI

KO7

21st January 2024, 11:54

I have a deposit with the dealer still for a 35th AE. Going to get that refund if there’s no announcement by the end of February.

fbirch

22nd January 2024, 22:16

Is it too late to re-voice a preference for a Green SE?

If we can't have Lotus or British Racing Greens, how about this one? Or, maybe a "Soul Green" that is to BRG what Soul Red is to Ferrari red?

I really like that color on the ND!

RedCarrot

22nd January 2024, 23:17

I have a deposit with the dealer still for a 35th AE. Going to get that refund if there’s no announcement by the end of February.

You have so little faith. mark haflich will hold out until at least Christmas before he gives up hope. :rofl:

stevenvillatoro

23rd January 2024, 00:19

I keep wondering what Mazda’s “very cool” special edition reference might actually mean… ? Blue is cool, for starters, especially the blue shown on Mazda’s Speedster concept. Mazda was clever to bait us with a “very cool” riddle/theme.

mark haflich

23rd January 2024, 02:53

You have so little faith. mark haflich will hold out until at least Christmas before he gives up hope. :rofl:

I stumbled onto this video about a Santa driving and delivering presents in a MX5. Note Santa's vehicle has a aftermarket steering wheel. Its not really on point to this thread but its a cool and cheerful video,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmfnKqgGPMY

j9fd3s

23rd January 2024, 10:41

what if they don't announce it? what if they just send you an email, and say Mark wants you to have this, because you posted in this thread

Rich Velardo

23rd January 2024, 11:21

That green in the post above is very nice and a lighter blue than Deep Crystal Blue Mica would be good too.

Bob_MX5

23rd January 2024, 11:34

An Artisan Red ND would be awesome, sorta like an omage to the 95M. It could be pure sex so long as the interior leather wasn't NA peanut butter tan. Certainly, 30yrs later, mazda could create a tan that wasn't peanut butter, right?

b.

hth313

25th January 2024, 15:38

I have a question about the potential 35th anniversary edition.

If Mazda introduces it, but it is in a gray color, would you buy it?

stevenvillatoro

25th January 2024, 15:42

If Mazda introduces it, but it is in a gray color, would you buy it?

Aero or Machine? Equipped how?

AdamIsAdam

25th January 2024, 16:11

I have a question about the potential 35th anniversary edition.

If Mazda introduces it, but it is in a gray color, would you buy it?

Only if it's light and bright. Like Porsche's Arctic Gray, or BMW's Brooklyn Gray, or maybe even Mopar's Smoke Show Gray. But not if it's a dark gray. The car deserves more attention than that, IMO.

hth313

25th January 2024, 18:36

Aero or Machine? Equipped how?

In other words, yes.

I would assume equipment would be a slight variant on the existing ones, like a mix between upper trim levels, perhaps with some extra.

For me, the color would be the main thing.

Purple Pirate

25th January 2024, 23:00

I have a question about the potential 35th anniversary edition.

If Mazda introduces it, but it is in a gray color, would you buy it?

If grey, I’d buy a 35th AE only if it also had significant upgrades such as heated steering wheel or ventilated seats. Otherwise it’s just another bland color and I’d pass.

mark haflich

26th January 2024, 08:45

It is not going to have a heated steering wheel or AC seats. It will be a loaded GT with a bright color and contrasting upscale leather seat interior. No 2.4L engine or twin turbo 1.5L. Basically exterior and interior beautifications. IF its an option for other MX5 model, put it on the SE. If it weighs a bit more, tell buyers to take the extra around $3K upcharge out of their food and beer budget and shed the 20 pounds they are probably overweight Why walk or exercise honey, I will just drive my Miata.

AdamIsAdam

26th January 2024, 11:18

Cross posting this:
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Bam!

Is that red stitching and piping I see? Is that new?

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...ring-spy-shots

Rich Velardo

26th January 2024, 11:24

Cross posting this:
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Bam!

Is that red stitching and piping I see? Is that new?

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...ring-spy-shots

Nothing at that link other than an apology that the linked info isn't there. :dunno:

trikwires

26th January 2024, 13:16

I assume he was linking to these images from testing the 2024 on the "Ring". However I cannot see anything to clue us in on new stuff, especially seats. It could be a parts bin interior too as they are probably only concerned with suspension, steering and traction gadgets at that time.

https://www.motorauthority.com/searchresults?q=mx-5+miata+spy+shots

AdamIsAdam

26th January 2024, 13:20

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1142125_2024-mazda-mx-5-miata-price

terminator

26th January 2024, 13:21

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1142125_2024-mazda-mx-5-miata-price

Interior shot is not a 2024.

trikwires

26th January 2024, 13:28

Ahh yes, I had the wrong link then. I agree with Terminator. Look at the radio in the pic with the red piped Recaros and it is the old version screen. Of course they are ignorantly labeling all those pics as 2024.

terminator

26th January 2024, 13:32

New prediction..

35AE Artisan Red, tan interior, tan top and Rays wheels..

gcon22

26th January 2024, 13:35

I predict the red from the iconic sp concept given recent patent for red color. If not on the se, then perhaps at the end of the ND generation.

AdamIsAdam

26th January 2024, 13:37

Artisan Red looks incredible in pics. The only reason I say it won't be put on the Miata is because Mazda said that shade of red was designed to accentuate the lines of a large car. Now, clearly that's marketing goobaly goo, but they would contradict themselves by doing it.

mark haflich

27th January 2024, 03:18

I predict the red from the iconic sp concept given recent patent for red color. If not on the se, then perhaps at the end of the ND generation. Though I have written patent maintenance fee legislation for the PTO years ago which was enacted and signed into law which removed government subsidies for processing a patent application and made PTO self sustaining, I was not a patent attorney. With that disclaimer, I do not believe a color can be patented unless it is part of a design and the design is protected by a design patent. For example if a soda was produced of the same color, use of the color for the soda could not be prohibited through enforcement of the patent. Use of that color by another car maker could be prohibited through enforcement if the color would lead buyers to believe the car was made by the patent holder car company.

gcon22

27th January 2024, 03:55

I think I understand what you’re saying. What I probably should’ve said was a patent for a new paint (or multi-layered coating film) process in which a reddish coloring agent was used, which I suspect may have something to do with the color used on the sp concept since the patent publication date was in Dec 2023, while artisan red was introduced some time in 2022. But I really don’t know much about how patents work, nor if I’m even interpreting it correctly because it got way too sciency way too quick soooo, that’s just me guessing.

https://image-ppubs.uspto.gov/dirsearch-public/print/downloadPdf/20230415454

M4zman

27th January 2024, 04:01

If they did the 30th in racing orange, maybe this time Mazda would select the green side of things :)

https://i.ibb.co/wCsH7VY/Mazda-787-B-No55-July2011.jpg (https://ibb.co/J2QLqVC)

01BRG01

2nd February 2024, 13:24

Come to think of it, the 2011 Special Edition was presented at the 2011 Chicago auto show. Anybody know when/where the first special edition was introduced? The 1991 BRG?

MX5boffin

2nd February 2024, 13:50

sorry, more than a rumour!
3997 produced

Devon K

4th February 2024, 17:59

At least according to Wikipedia, no ND Special Editions to date have had Recaro seats, so doubtless the next one won't either - too bad, that is a must have for me.

stevenvillatoro

4th February 2024, 18:05

…no ND Special Editions to date have had Recaro seats, so doubtless the next one won't either…

Let’s ask the Orange People. :dunno:

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