The Roadsterman’s Creed

There are 900,000 Miatas in the world. This is mine.

There are 900,000 Miatas in the world. This is mine.

This is my Miata. There are 900,000 like it in the world, but this one is mine. I call it Sharka, and it is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I master my life. My Roadster, without me, is useless. Without Sharka, I am useless. I must pilot my Roadster with spirit. I must drive faster than my competition who is trying to beat me. I must cross the finish line before he does. I will…

My Roadster and myself know that what counts is not the gas we use up, the noise of our exhaust, nor the tire tracks we make. We know that it is the driving that counts. We will drive…

My Roadster is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will care for it as myself. I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories, its seat and its steering wheel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of rust and collisions as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes, and my heart against damage. I will keep Sharka clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…

Before Mazda, I swear this creed. My Miata and myself are the defenders of the road. We are the masters of the apex. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until victory is ours and there are no more roads left to drive.

Congratulations on building 900,000 of these little joy-buggies, Mazda!


I’ve posted a desktop sized version of the lead photo here. It’s 1920×1080, so it will fit fine on a high def display (1080p). Enjoy!

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  • Bryan says:

    Love that picture 🙂

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  • El Dave says:

    Joy buggies, indeed!

  • Jon says:

    I love this shot! Great concept and execution. Only a few *minor* details that bother me about it.

    1) The 4th car from the back, on the viewer’s right, doesn’t show the 3rd car through it’s windows. I could be looking at it wrong, but it appears that way.

    2) This is a nitpick. It would take a *lot* of effort, but it would be nice to see the cloned roadsters reflections on the driver’s side of the main subject.

    Either way, I love it. It would make a nice poster to hang in my garage.

    • revlimiter says:

      Wow, good eye and excellent suggestions! I appreciate it.

      1) Done. I can’t believe I missed that. I took care of the windows on all of the other cars.

      2) Also done. It’s subtle but I like it. Great idea.

      And if you’d like a poster, let me know with the contact form at the top. I think I could get something out to you.

  • bootz says:

    I love Hi Ho as well but unless you are intentionally using hyperbole, there is more to life than a miata.

    Hey, you are very talented aside from your car.

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