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MX5 Racing Jacket

Ever since I got my MX5 I had been looking for a pit lane jacket but I was unable to find anything in the UK and was concerned about buying from overseas. However, desire got the better of me when I found this jacket on a Thailand website at a very reasonable price. With my heart in my mouth I hit the “buy” button and waited in some trepidation.

An astonishing five days later it arrived and I was delighted!  This is a lovely mid-weight jacket with a silk and cotton outer and a satin lining. All the logos are embroidered directly onto the coat and the whole thing is superbly hand finished.

I was a bit concerned about sizing but again unnecessarily, just follow the online measuring guide and you will be fine. I am normally a UK medium but came out as a large size on their guide and it fits perfectly. You really cannot go wrong with this jacket, click on the photos above to visit the “Mega Thailand” MX5 page, place your order and look cool with the roof down!

The company also makes jackets for a wide range of other cars so click on their logo below to see the full MX5 product range and what else is on offer:

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Give Some Kit For Christmas!

The MX5 Owner’s club shop has been restocked in time for Christmas with some smart looking gear for us fivers. Here are just a few of the items on offer:

Woolie      Cap

Club Holdall     Club Shirt

As you can see, the club has produced some really high quality merchandise and the prices are very competitive. What would make a better Christmas present for the proud MX5 owner?

To visit the club shop just click on the logo below:

 

What’s This Then?

Spyder 1

Fiat’s new 124 Spider has been officially revealed at the LA Motor Show. The Mazda MX5-based 124 was confirmed by Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne earlier this year. These images show the 124 Spider in all its glory for the first time. The most noticeable feature is the front-end, with a significantly longer bonnet than the fourth-gen Mazda MX5 on which it is based. With similar proportions to a BMW Z4, the 124 gets a jutting jawline, hexagonal grille and caved-in LED headlamps, while at the side you can clearly see the MX5 underpinnings.

Spyder 2

The rear end is completely different from the Japanese roadster, too, with hints of the old Dodge Viper in the design. Fiat says it is defined by two main features: the ‘seagull’ wings that fall inwards towards the bootlid, and a sharp horizontal tail lamps, which echo those on the new Fiat 500 supermini. You’ll also find a small spoiler and twin exhausts – both hinting at the car’s sporting potential. We expect the forthcoming Abarth version to look even more racy.

Spyder 3

Moving inside and the cabin is very similar to the Mazda. Every dial, switch and knob is identical to those you’ll find in the MX5, with the same seven-inch colour display on the dash controlled by the swivel wheel on the centre console. Like the MX5, the 124’s roof is operated by hand, with no electric option.

Spyder 4

Fiat will ditch Mazda’s naturally-aspirated 1.5 and 2.0-litre engines for its own 1.4-litre turbocharged MultiAir petrol engine from the 500 Abarth. With 138bhp and 240Nm of torque it’s liekly to be faster than the MX5, and a more powerful 160bhp version will be offered in the US, though there’s no word yet on whether this will come to the UK. All British cars come with a six-speed manual transmission.To learn more about the new Spyder click on the logo below:

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