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Old 03-24-05, 07:49 AM
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Saw this on another forum...

http://www.awrracing.com/pages/06MX5R/index3.html

Mmmm..... This is how I should've painted the FB....

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Old 03-24-05, 10:35 AM
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i just downloaed all the pics.
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Old 03-24-05, 10:47 AM
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haha awesome, thats some commitment right there, just needs the 4 rotor and I wouldn't know the difference
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Old 03-24-05, 10:56 AM
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If I'm not mistaken that is the courtyard at the Mazda R&D in Irvine.

Is this a hint that there is a plan for a factory sponsored MX-5 race team.

BMS,

The general paint scheme has been used on several mazda race cars since the 91 LeMans win. Several colors have been used but the green and orange is the most recognizable. My favorite is silver and dark blue. I saw it on a Miata a few years ago.
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Old 03-24-05, 02:18 PM
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all it needs is the renesis motor and I would buy one
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Old 03-24-05, 10:20 PM
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If you didn't realize, that is the 06 Miata. It is built on the RX8 chassis and yes a triangle spinny thing should bolt right in
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That is one beautifully prepared new Miata! If it is an Rx-8 based chassis, then there could be truth to the rumor of a special edition available with a Renesis. Too expensive for the first few years, but what a racecar that will make down the road. Very nice pics.
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Old 03-25-05, 07:24 AM
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This looks like the new Pro Spec Miata. The SCCA sticker on the lower front fender appears to me to be a Pro Racing one. The cars in blue and silver livery have been at the Runoffs in SSB for a number of years now, and I believe Rick Gilhart has driven one of them on more than one occasion. I have pulled a couple of them out of China Beach.

What a beautifully prepared car!
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Originally Posted by DaveB
This looks like the new Pro Spec Miata. The SCCA sticker on the lower front fender appears to me to be a Pro Racing one. The cars in blue and silver livery have been at the Runoffs in SSB for a number of years now, and I believe Rick Gilhart has driven one of them on more than one occasion. I have pulled a couple of them out of China Beach.

What a beautifully prepared car!
Dave is correct as this is an R&D/promotional vehicle for Mazda's '06 MX-5. Car is bieng used as a mule for Spec Miata, i.e., chassis tuning, setup, parts, and regs and will likely never compete. The fancy paint job is for promotional purposes and this car will see lots of print. Mazda better boost sales for the MX-5 as they've been in the toilet for the last few years.

It's interesting that people identify these colors with Mazda (due to the 1991 Le Mans win, of course) as I believe this paint scheme is a huge ad for Renown, a Japanese clothing company.

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hmmm only one exhaust pipe instead of two on the factory car...
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That's a real nice Miata there, I'm not too big about the paint scheme but the rest of the racey theme makes up for it.

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Originally Posted by gfelber
Dave is correct as this is an R&D/promotional vehicle for Mazda's '06 MX-5. Car is bieng used as a mule for Spec Miata, i.e., chassis tuning, setup, parts, and regs and will likely never compete. The fancy paint job is for promotional purposes and this car will see lots of print. Mazda better boost sales for the MX-5 as they've been in the toilet for the last few years.

It's interesting that people identify these colors with Mazda (due to the 1991 Le Mans win, of course) as I believe this paint scheme is a huge ad for Renown, a Japanese clothing company.

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Anyone have a link to some FC blue/silver pics? Maybe I can incorporate some traditional cues into my scheme (as of now undecided). Carl
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