When Mazda introduced the Miata in 1989, driving enthusiasts leapt with joy. The new two-seater roadster convertible offered motorists the look and feel of a classic sports car. Now in its third generation, the Miata is considered the most successful modern sports car, popular with pleasure drivers and racers alike. This photo- and anecdote-filled book spans the Miata’s twenty-year history, offering an informative and exhilarating tribute to the little car that reminds us how much fun it is to drive.
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Larry Edsall was snatched away from a career as the sports editor of a daily newspaper in Michigan to become the motorsports editor at AutoWeek magazine, where he spent most of a dozen years as the managing editor. He left Detroit for Phoenix in 1999 to help modernize one automotive website and then launched another, iZoom.com. He is a freelance contributor to automotive and lifestyle publications, writes regularly for the Detroit News "Drive" section, contributes to the New York Times "Wheels," and is part of the adjunct faculty at the journalism school at Arizona State University. Edsall's Motorbooks titles include Camaro 2016, Corvette Stingray, and Chevrolet Volt. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.Review:
“...this captivating treasure is a must-have heritage chronicle. Don’t be left-behind without this worthy addition to your Miata library! It’s the perfect coffee table book due to its unique cover!” - Andi & Chris Lambert, PMS.PassionRoad.com, Panhandle Miata Society “Miata 20 Years by Larry Edsall is packed with behind-the-scenes details and 232 color photos that read like a swift ride in our favorite roadster. Miata 20 Years is a must-read for anyone who has ever owned a version of the best-selling sports car in history.” - Ken Croswell, Roadster Review “Although this book is less than 200 pages in length I can assure you that the depth of the information is exceptional. If you are interested in learning a little more about the heritage of your Miata this is one book that I am sure will not disappoint you.” - Mike Freel, Heart of Iowa Miata Owners Group “If you are a serious Miata driver or just thinking about a new car I can recommend this book as a definitive source of all things Miata.” - Michael McDermott, Mardi Gras Miata Club
“Edsall’s pace seems ideal, making for a brisk romp through the history of the car. While not an in-depth technical tour-de-force, it’s a readable history of a car whose influence is largely overlooked.” – Larry Printz, Virginian Pilot
“Thankfully, automotive writer Larry Edsall, in his new book Miata 20 Years, provides that review in a concise, readable form, illustrated with lots of great pictures of Miatas in their many familiar and less familiar manifestations.” - Bill Potvin, NWOhio Miata Club
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Book Description Motorbooks, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0760333866
Book Description Motorbooks. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0760333866 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0397169
Book Description Motorbooks, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110760333866