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This CBR1000RR powered Honda S600 is “California Hot Rodding at It’s Best”

Video by Jay Leno’s Garage

Jay Leno’s Garage brings us a new video review of a great old car, progenitor of the Honda S2000, the Honda S600, but this one being a bit more special, was abandoned and taken in by it’s current owner, Matt Brown, who swapped the engine from a 2007 Honda CBR1000RR motorcycle. It even has motorcycle suspension pieces and gauges. Matt Brown claims it’s “more motorcycle than car.” Jay fittingly calls it “California hot rodding at its best” and a fantastic creation from the “more brains than money club.” Check out the video. This little roadster is a screamer!

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Project Miata Roars Back to Life

My 1995 Miata at golden hourRe-published from Hooniverse, text and photography by Bryce Womeldurf

There have been many ups and downs with this project and it’s great to say that we’re starting the year off back on an upswing. It took some work to get here but take a look after the jump you’ll see how far we’ve come.  (more…)

Project Car SOTU: The ’95 Mazda Miata


Re-published from Hooniverse, Text and photography by Bryce Womeldurf

Things have been looking up for “Roadster” since the setback with the oil cooler last year. With reliability now in check, safety has been more of a focus since the last update. With the head gasket replacement right after purchase last year, much of this was delayed but now it’s getting close to where it otherwise would have been at this time last year.  (more…)

Who Gets A Sunburn In January!?

View ArticleWho gets a sunburn in January? I do, that’s who. This morning we drove out to pick up our new (to us) Miata and I refused to be dissuaded from driving with the top down all the way home… for an hour and a half… on the interstate in low sixty degree weather. Here are some photos that my wife took along the way.

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Must Acquire Roadster

Miscellaneous thoughts… On my way back to work this afternoon, after meeting with the dryer repair guy, I actually encountered the rare Miata driver who is actually willing to punch it! I see so many Miatas all the time but never being driven to their potential. This dude was driving a stock white NA, hauling ass, and I followed, slicing through traffic. For that one minute, before we got stopped by the heavy afternoon traffic, I smiled.

Must acquire roadster.

August 2012: Back to The Auto Collections!

I recently spent a week in Las Vegas. This was my second trip to Las Vegas and in this first article about the trip, I’ve got the photos from my second visit to The Auto Collections. (more…)