Smita The Miata

Post By: Lando Trujillo

Date: 05/07/2023

The Story

I traded for my 1990 Mazda Miata in late September 2022. 4 days later, it blew an engine, during the 2 month rebuilding process, I grew closer and more attached to this car than any car I’ve ever owned. Besides being my first engine rebuild, it was also the first car I learned to do an alignment on, the first time I’ve painted body panels, as well as the first car I took to any events, like auto cross or local meets. Soon I hope to restore the exterior (rust repair and paint correction) as well and spruce up the interior with and a roll bar, seats, and anything to get it feeling more track-ish. This car is a showcase and collection of everything I have learned when it comes to cars and is one of the things I’m most proud of, even it it is still a MASSIVE work in progress, but if we're all honest a car is never really done.

Current Setup

  • Wheels: Konig Incident 15x6.5
  • Tires: Toyo Extensa HPII 195/50/R15
  • Suspension: Rev9 Hyper Street II Coilovers
  • Performance: Spectre Cold Air Intake
  • Performance: Megan Racing Catback Exhaust
  • Performance: DNA Motoring Aluminum Radiator with Dual Fans
  • Interior: Hard Dog Ace Roll Bar
  • Interior: NRG FRP-330 Seat & Private Label MFG Bracket
  • Performance: Miata Roadster Shifter With Mishimoto Weighted Shift Knob
  • Suspension: Godspeed Adjustable Upper Control Arms
  • Performance: JEGS 5 Point Harness
  • Performance: Radium Fuel Rail
  • Interior: OMP Steering Wheel with NRG SFI 16.1 QR


Lando Trujillo