I love my hardtop. I mean seriously. It’s my hardtop. I don’t call it “Sharka’s hardtop” but rather “mine”. It transforms the Miata from a floppy noodle into a real car. It offers a barrier against skin cancer and the weather. It looks gorgeous.
And then I got the bikini top.
May 2nd, 2011 — Polaroid
I lugged my huge tripod and two cameras all over the Las Vegas Strip at night. My reward was six beautiful squares of chemicals, plastic, and memories.
March 14th, 2011 — Sharka pix
After a year and a very long winter, I finally took Sharka’s hardtop off.
February 19th, 2011 — Racing
This is the 2nd helmet I’ve ever owned. I’ve suffered along with the same uncomfortable bargain rack KBC helmet for all of my racing life. It finally expired, so I treated myself to something a bit nicer.
I have a confession to make. I’m a bit of a nerd.
I’ll let that one sink in for a minute or two. I’m sure it comes as a surprise to many of my friends and readers.
It hasn’t quite been two months since painting (I was supposed to wait at least that long before applying vinyl), but I could not wait to install these tail lights any longer. Plus, the nice weather is due to go away soon in favor of winter. So. Without further delay, I present Sharka’s New Ass!
July 8th, 2010 — Exterior
The Mazda factory rear air dam for the Miata is a bit of a rare part. It was discontinued around 2002. I was fortunate enough to acquire one a few years back. A factory one, not a copy. I remember the day well. I held it in my hands. I admired it. And then I cut it in half so it would fit my trailer hitch.
Every winter for as long as I’ve been a hardtop owner, I’ve dreaded it. The hardtop. Being closed in. The squeaks, the rattles, the confinement.
The fiberglass prison….
January 25th, 2010 — The Intarwebz
The winner of the CR.net calendar contest is announced!
January 18th, 2010 — Mazda3
Oil change time! Yup. Very exciting. But I’m always surprised when I encounter a “car guy” who doesn’t change his own oil. It’s such an enjoyable little ritual. Hit the jump for a full Mazda3 oil change guide. Cartridge filter and everything!