The Sharka Blog

The Chrome Watanabe Horn Button Is LEGIT!

My Falcon's original horn button.

My chrome Watanabe horn button is legit. This post contains proof images.

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Learning how to do videos

The first Sharka in-car video.

The first in-car footage of Sharka driving around and a plea for some video editing advice.

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The Millionth Miata Celebration Tour – Houston

The Millionth Miata appears.

Over 30 photos of the Millionth Miata tour, Miata no. 15 and Miata no. 1,000,000. And a video of me being a huge Miata nerd.

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The MX-5 Experience – Houston

I drove the ND to the airport...

I was sent to Houston for a Miata event. And also to star in a video about the event. Is this even real life?

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revlimiter Drives an ND

A wild ND appears!

This is something I’ve been putting off for a while. I didn’t want to drive an ND. See, I know myself. I’ve been me for a while now and am pretty good at it. I knew I would want one after driving it. I was right. I want one. The ND is fantastic. But let’s […]

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Bikini Top End Caps

Yeah... I've been driving around like that.

This is one part of the bikini top that I’ve never taken pix of. And in… what, 5 years? I’ve never fixed it. I am ashamed. When you cut off the end off the soft top, you’re left with this jagged metal edge. There’s nothing to cover it. No caps or anything. Actually… I think […]

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Footwell Subwoofer Install

Bass for a tiny car.

Here’s something I’ve not had in decades and never in a Miata – bass. Some of my past cars had stereo systems. But since buying Sharka in 2000 I’ve been in tiny speaker land. Tiny speaker land really isn’t so bad. One day I was kicking back, browsing forums, and I came across an ad […]

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Return of the Bikini

Out of the bag.

I just searched my own blog and discovered that I’ve not mentioned Sharka’s bikini top in roughly the past five years. July of 2011 was the last appearance. That’s almost criminal. It gets worse. I’ve not installed it since before I got the Blackbird Fabworx rollbar. I believe I last had the bikini top on […]

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Garage Star Fender Brace Install and Review

Garage Star Fender Braces!

I’m apparently one of the last people in the world to install this. When I posted some fender brace pix on instagram, there were a lot of “How do you not have fender braces yet?!?!” comments. I’ve got them now. And for the few remaining Miata guys on the planet without them, here’s a brief […]

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Coolant De-route

Time to get some hands dirty.

What’s the reverse of a coolant reroute? I’m calling it a deroute.

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