1999 Mazda Miata

Post By: Travis Hoffman

Date: 05/13/2023

The Story

This was bought from an elderly couple back in August of 2016 at 17K miles. The vehicle was bone stock, rarely ever driven anywhere, and has been garage kept most of it's life, the vehicle never left the city of Golden, Colorado except once. As soon as I got my hands on this vehicle, I had to address any maintenance concerns on it first. Once any of the maintenance concerns were taken care of, I started making a list of what I wanted to do, why I wanted to do it, and how I will get to that. After many years of tinkering, swapping parts, testing, tuning, the car still needs plenty of work (go figure). The vehicle has won plenty of awards in a number of shows, from smaller events to HIN in Colorado, to even a show or two in Bay Area California. Shows weren't the only thing the car had a purpose for, the car has been to High Plains Raceway quite often, as well as visited Sonoma Raceway and Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca. The Miata still rocks it's original paint, however, it has been cleaned up and ceramic coated to protect the paint. It is also equipped with ITBs, a fastback, LSD, and many other neat things to make this car the way it is. As of this date (4/2023) the vehicle is undergoing some major suspension rebuilding and will be updated soon.

Current Setup

  • Wheels: Advan SA3R 16x7
  • Tires: Toyo Proxes R888R 205/45/16
  • Performance: , Garage Vary Fastback, TopMiata side markers, Simpson Racing taillights XKGlow lighting, V8R HD sway bar mounts (pending), V8R Frame rail braces and braces (pending), Ken Auto Door Bushings, Flyin\' Miata Strut Bar, MiataRoadster steering rack bushings (pending), Xida Ace Coilovers (install soon), Eibach Sway bars, V8R Pro Series Control Arms (pending), V8R Subrame (pending), Keisler Drop Spindles (pending), Wilwood 6pot front 4pot rear BBK, Driftworks brake lines, Sikky hydro hand brake, Competition Clutch 5.5 lb flywheel with twin disc clutch, OS Giken 1.5 way LSD, MiataRoadster Differential Bushings, KMiata diff plates, MiataRoadster short throw shifter, Deleted AC and PS, gutted interior and trunk, Megasquirt PNP2 standalone ECU, Tuckin99 Torque damper, Autoexe triple core spark plug wires, Brisk multi-spark plugs, I.L. Motorsport Fanshroud with oil cooler, Flyin' Miata oil filter relocation kit, Killerglass borosilicate glass coolant hoses, SuperMiata coolant reroute kit, SuperMiata CSF Crossflow Radiator, MaxG Water pump pulley, Flyin' Miata intake cam gear, Mazdaspeed Miata intake camshaft, Fidanza exhaust cam gear, Jenvey Individual Throttle Bodies with 45x60mm carbon fiber air horns, Racing Beat 4-1 exhaust header w/ Flyin' Miata full exhaust system, Vibrant fuel lines, Fuelab fuel filter, Fuelab FPR,
  • Interior: Radio blanking kit, small bluetooth radio, Braille CR2015 battery, Jass Performance window switches, KMiata EPS (pending), Nardi Rev9 custom white stitch 350MM steering wheel, Autopower roll cage, Sparo Sprint seats, Racequip 6 point harnesses, Revlimited Wobbuffet gauges

Planned Upgrades

  • Suspension: SPL Parts bump steer kit (pending), Nuke Performance air jacks (pending)
  • Wheels: Advan Oni2 15x8
  • Tires: Toyo Proxes RR 205/50/15


Travis Hoffman

Just a person who likes cars and tracks.