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Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
9/3/14 7:35 a.m.

Okay–we know you want to know what we know.

So here it is:

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be unveiled today at 6pm Pacific time.

You can watch the reveal live on YouTube or UStream.

Duran Duran will "anchor the reveal with a live performance."

Game on. We'll keep this thread updated, because we're there right now.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
9/3/14 7:38 a.m.

Ummm... Duran Duran? Now that I think about it... seems perfect for a Miata "coming out" party.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
9/3/14 7:39 a.m.

We know what you're thinking: "Geez, that's great–but where's my swag!?"

Don't worry–Grassroots Motorsports has you covered. What will you win? A T-Shirt and a free 6-month subscription to our magazine. What do you have to do... well let's talk about that.

Everyone, we'd like you to take a stab at drawing the new Miata. Use paint, marker, photoshop, blood, whatever it takes–just post a picture of the drawing in this thread by 9:00 pm eastern time today. Winner will be the drawing that most closely resembles the new car, or that we like best in the event of a tie.


DaveEstey UberDork
9/3/14 7:53 a.m.

9pm reveal? WTF Mazda.

Planet_Scott New Reader
9/3/14 7:53 a.m.

mazdeuce UberDork
9/3/14 7:58 a.m.

The reveal is past my bedtime but I'm staying up for it. I'll go home and draw what I'm hoping for. I feel like if I could talk a beautiful lady into letting me sketch it on her body I'd have a better chance of winning.

bravenrace MegaDork
9/3/14 7:58 a.m.

Don't pay attention to that copyright thingy, I just sketched it up a couple minutes ago.

JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
9/3/14 8:03 a.m.
Nick_Comstock wrote: Locking threads...deleting posts...hmmm

I deleted my own post. In the locked thread I read "business is business" and decided to keep things on the high road.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
9/3/14 8:07 a.m.

Awwww, you didn't have to do that.

Nick_Comstock UberDork
9/3/14 8:11 a.m.

I made an assumption, due to the nature of the deleted post I would have understood, while I found it hilarious it probably should not have stayed. Sorry.

fujioko Reader
9/3/14 8:51 a.m.

I'm think'n that we will see a real GT plus a convertible. Possible V6 in the GT. I base this on pure speculation.

NOHOME SuperDork
9/3/14 9:01 a.m.

I had happily forgotten about this event and would have given it no thought throughout the workday until it came to my attention on a Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnggg thread that I would see tomorrow with lots of pictures included.

Now, I will be thinking about all day.


kreb SuperDork
9/3/14 9:08 a.m.
fujioko wrote:

damn, someone always spills the beans. Mazda's going to be pissed!

PHeller PowerDork
9/3/14 9:12 a.m.

I'm not so worried about the styling as I am the efficiency. A 40mpg Miata would make a great commuter.

mazdeuce UberDork
9/3/14 9:13 a.m.

I'm pretty sure this is close, I might be off on the belt line just a bit.

NOHOME SuperDork
9/3/14 9:22 a.m.
mazdeuce wrote: I'm pretty sure this is close, I might be off on the belt line just a bit.

Maybe, but the smile seems just about right for any Miata I have ever driven.

volvoclearinghouse Dork
9/3/14 9:25 a.m.

Chrome bumpers and flip-up headlights are back, baby.

petegans New Reader
9/3/14 9:26 a.m.

I never bother with that fancy CAD business.

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petegans New Reader
9/3/14 9:27 a.m.

In reply to NOHOME:


kylini Reader
9/3/14 9:52 a.m.

Angry smile, inward taper fog lamps, outward taper headlights, turn signal indicators, and (I wish) a duckbill spoiler. Furai-inspired body line (not lines sadly) leading into door handle. No car seats because, according to Looper, Miatas don't need them in the future. Domokun hates the attention he's missing. Also, apparently I made the trunk Sebring size; ignore that m'kay.

spin_out Reader
9/3/14 12:19 p.m.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/3/14 12:20 p.m.

Break out the crayons and keep those designs coming.

I'm in the air right now en route to the unveiling. If I have any time left after wrapping up some editorial, I'll whip up my own.

GameboyRMH MegaDork
9/3/14 12:28 p.m.

Cheater's guide:

Take this car:

And draw it with a Mazda3 face on it. This is a decent approximation:

(I'd do it myself but I won't have time today)

bgkast SuperDork
9/3/14 2:12 p.m.

In reply to bravenrace:

Wrong! Too many lug bolts!

ssswitch Reader
9/3/14 2:27 p.m.

Sorry all, I stole this blueprint from a Mazda engineer's notebook when I was over there last.

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