Sharka has 50,000 miles on the clock now. Fifty! Not bad. By most standards, the car is almost broken in.
It only took 20 years for Sharka to reach this point. A blog post and small celebration were called for.
50k didn’t sneak up on me. I’ve been watching the clock closely. It was actually going to happen during a work week commute, and that didn’t seem like any fun at all. So I parked Sharka till the weekend and had Bucky fill in the whole week. I needed to have my little co-pilot along after all.
She fell asleep right after we hit 50k. The face in the photo above is the face of a tired little toaster.
Harriet didn’t see what all the fuss was about. We boosted (she DEMANDS the boost). Then we cruised. Then I counted down to something and kept her awake. Then there was cheering and photos. Then it was snooze time. Nothing like a nice exhaust note to knock out a little girl every time.
Some 50k photos were required. Yes, there’s a little girl sleeping in the car below.
I truly had no idea where life would take me when I bought the car at 31,000 miles. I never expected to be hitting 50k with a daughter in the passenger seat. I didn’t expect to be making my own parts or still be so involved in the Miata community. I’m not sure what I expected.
Actually, I wasn’t really thinking of the future back when I bought the 95. I only knew I needed a Sharka in my life and would do whatever it took to get him back.
And now here we are. Here’s to another 50,000, Sharka. And, of course, all the miles in between.