Introduction & Acknowledgements 1. A brief history of Mazda 2. The second generation 3. The new car takes a bow 4. The legend continues 5. The NB2 series App.I NB-series production figures
Born in Coventry, once the heart of the British motor industry, Brian Long is a professional writer with a passion for vintage and sporting machinery. A trained mechanical engineer and a long-term owner of both the MX-5 and rotary Mazdas, he has had a strong connection with Mazda products for well over a decade. Married to Miho and with two children (Louis and Sophie-Mercedes), Brian now lives just outside Tokyo, and spends much of his free time with Thoroughbred horses. He has had over 70 books published, including many works on Japanese marques.
Previously appeared at Veloce The Book of the Miata from 1988-1997 and now author Brain Long presents the sequel, namely 1997-2004. Long is a connoisseur and MX-5 owner and has contacts within the Japanese brand. A guarantee for decent work. You also get an overview of all special types and versions on other markets of the world. A handy index competes everything. - Old-timer Magazine/Dreamcar Magazine. Three years ago we were able to resent you the book about the first series of the MX-5, now the author has submitted the part about the series NB - 1997-2004. With 144 pages and plenty of (factory) images, the work corresponds largely to the first volume. In details, the book presents the development, production and model variants in the various worldwide markets. Unsurprisingly, the book ends with the announcement of the NC - to be continued ... - Austro Classic. Previously, the book on the Mk1 MX-5 by Brian Long, now the Mk2 from the period 1997 to 2004, appeared. As we know from Long, he uses a lot of press material to develop the entire development and history of a model, after briefly discussing the history of the brand. For MX-5 owners, this book is very interesting because they read how 'their car' evolved over the years. Reactions from the press, special editions and production data complete this cage. A must-have for Miatists! - Klassiek & Techniek. If you are an enthusiast for these iconic small sports cars you will need no persuading to part with your money to soak-up the back-story to a fascinating second generation story of an amazing sales success. Even if you are no Mazda fanatic you can only salute plucky Mazda for seeing that there was a market for an honest, simple and well-made sports car long after the British market leaders had abandoned countless loyal enthusiasts around the world. - Big End.