The Sharka Blog

Mazda Basement Tour – Race Cars

The Holy Land.

The first post in the Mazda R&D Basement series. This one shows all of the race cars currently living in their underground garage.

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Sharka Visits Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park

Sharka and I race to beat the sunrise into Joshua Tree National Park.

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Sharka Road Trip Prep

A trunk rack.

Nope, you’re eyes are not playing tricks. That’s a trunk rack. And it’s gonna be on Sharka in a minute. No offense to those who like these, but… well… I’m not really a trunk rack guy. I’d rather have either a spoiler on there or nothing at all. I really like the bare trunk lid […]

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Tiny Car Museum

Lights off... Lights ON!

I added LED light strings to my Hot Wheels cases. And then I took photos of all my tiny cars.

Beware – insanity lurks inside.

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Spotlight – Kirin

Kirin sitting by the main tent.

The spotlight falls over Kirin, the 93 LE owned by Randy of MazdaRoadster.net.

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Speed Holes!

Warbird-style Drilled Wiper Arms

A hand-made set of wiper arms replaces Sharka’s tired stock ones. It’s all in the details.

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Miatapalooza Pre-Event Gathering

Evening on the river

Photo Dump from the Miata gathering at Rick’s By the River.

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Miatapalooza 2017

Miatapalooza 2017

My attempt to sum up a whirlwind weekend event into a single blog post. Come for the pix! Stay for the stream of consciousness.

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Spotlight: Blue Jay

A wild Blue Jay appears!

I got a DM on instagram the other day from my buddy Jeo. He was gonna be coming through town and wanted to meet up. And it was on the ONE day this week that I could do something, soooo… it’s spotlight blog post time! A word of warning – I was woefully unprepared for […]

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I See a Tan Top and I Want to Paint It Black

Yucky, faded, with glue coming through.

Stormy’s faded orange soft top gets a bit of attention.

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