V.I.S.I.T.: A Flat Black Rattle Can Mazda Miata


A whiles back this olelongrooffan shared my somewhat jaded experience down on toney 5th Ave South here in FantasyLand with all the seemingly every day run of the mill cars they had down there. Now I know that is not entirely true but just yesterday I was heading down Airport Road to pick up some plumbing supplies, no seriously I needed some towel bars for a home and the most efficient way for that to go down was for me to head south about 8 minutes, pick them up and get back to have my already on site guy install them. Ah sh*t, another digression.

Anyway, I spotted not one, but two late model Beemers of the 650 persuasion. Now just to let my fellow Hoons know, one was an everyday convertible while the other was the rarer fastback version. But there they were on an eight minute run to my plumbing supply house. And, by the way, just to the left of my longerroof is one of many exotic car dealerships round these here parts.


But ya know what my fellow Hoons? As cool as those 650’s are, there are a whole dang lot of other cool *ssed cars around here that capture my attention even more quickly. As this olelongrooffan was stopped at the intersection of the high end subdivision I spend my days in, this grouping of vehicles was stopped at the oncoming side of my longerroof. Yeah, that’s an 80’s era Benz 380/450 SL, a KIA SUV and a 74-75 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible. Does that KIA just dwarf that Eldo or is it just this olelongrooffan?


But wait, that is not why my fellow Hoons checking in here today. It is for this sweet sounding beast spotted on Pine Ridge heading west to a friend’s pad down within earshot of the Gulf of Mexico’s waves breaking on the shoreline to enjoy a cold libation. Yeah, that is a pop up headlight Mazda Miata. The paint is typical flat black, spray painted black wheels and a “Hoonigan” decal on the rear deck lid. And behind the wheel? A non tattooed brunette, probably in her early 20’s with a younger side kick. I wanted to get close enough to try and capture their attention to get their story but three things got in the way of that venture. One, traffic. Two, every time I had an opportunity to get up alongside, that Hoonigan behind the wheel would drop a gear, accelerate and Zoom, Zoom, Zoom around the slower moving traffic in front of us. Reminded me a bit of our own TestDroveAnnie. The last reason? This olelongrooffan is an old man and I would suspect those attractive young females would not appreciate any attention, no matter how innocent from this olelongrooffan.

But what was printed on that license plate frame? “LOL Your VTEC.”

That was amusement enough for this olelongrooffan. I’ll see this one around again. I guarantee it.

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