Mazda MX-5 Club
Mazda will let prospective customers drive its new MX-5 Miata roadster at racetracks around the country. As first blush we’re thinking, “Boy, that’s awfully nice!” But on second thought, it’s more like a drug dealer’s behavior: “Give ‘em the first one for free and customers will be banging your door down for more track time.”
The ride and drive event is open to drivers 18 years and older with a valid U.S. license who sign a waiver and take a breathalyzer test.
The featherweight MX-5 delivers 158 hp at 6,000 rpm and 148 lb-ft of torque. Add to that a short-throw six-speed manual, about 35 mpg on the highway and a 50:50 weight balance and you have one of the most fun-to-drive cars on the planet waiting at a starting line for random people like you to drive. Don’t miss the chance, especially if you’re in the market for a second car, which the Miata almost has to be.
Check out the locations and dates below, along with some frequently asked questions and answers straight from the source.
Friday, September 4th & Saturday, September 5th
Autobahn Country Club
3795 Centerpoint Way
Joilet, IL 60436
Friday, September 11th & Saturday, September 12th
Atlanta Motorsports Park
20 Duck Thurmond Rd
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Friday, September 18th & Saturday, September 19th
Met Life Stadium
1Metlife Stadium Dr.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Friday, September 25th & Saturday, September 26th
8400 Delwau Ln
Austin, TX 78725
Friday, October 2nd & Saturday, October 3rd
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
20000 S Maricopa Rd
Chandler, AZ 85226
Hours of Operation:
Friday dates: 12 PM – 7 PM
Saturday dates: 9 AM – 4 PM
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to be over 18 to drive?
Yes. All drivers must be over 18. You are welcome to come watch the event, however.
Can I wear open toed shoes?
All drivers must wear close toed shoes.
Do I need to RSVP or pick a time slot?
No, The MX-5 Experience tour does not have an RSVP list. Our event is first come first served.
What other cities is Mazda coming to?
Please see the above event list. Future ride & drive events will be shared on our Mazda Facebook page, so be sure to like Mazda!
Can I bring my friends/parents/neighbors?
Of course, Mazda would love to see them at the track. If they are looking to drive, be sure to share that they need to be over 18, have a valid U.S. driver’s license, sign a waiver at the event, and take a Breathalyzer test.
The 2016 MX-5 Miata is amazing! I am over 18 and have a valid U.S. license, will I get to drive one? Are there automatic and manual transmissions available?
Yes, you will be able to drive the 2016 MX-5 Miata! Mazda will have a mix of MT and AT MX-5 Miatas available for driving.
What type of driving will I get to do?
There will be three stations: braking, autocross, and a hot lap on a specially designed road course.
For further information: For additional questions, please contact: Mazda Customer Experience at 800-222-5500