Miata World II Trip

May 2009


When I heard about the Miata World II event being held near Dallas, Texas, I instantly started making plans to attend. This would be my summer (late spring) vacation for 2009. Three days of tours, track events and car shows - all centered around Mazda’s MX-5 Miata. What could be more fun?

The trip from Virginia to Dallas (technically, Grapevine, TX) is roughly 1350 miles. Google said it would be a twenty-one hour drive. As I’m getting older, I opted to split the drive over two days and make it little less stressful. Honestly, it was going to be stressful enough attempting to drive a nineteen year old car that distance. A car that I’ve never driven more than 100 miles from home.

Angela opted to fly down and meet me in Dallas on Thursday which meant I really needed to arrive on schedule. I did. She didn’t. Angela’s flight was delayed an hour. She should have driven, it’s much more reliable.

Click the links along the top of the page to view my trip log.

Miata World II - the 20th anniversary event

Enjoy the photos and witty commentary from my trip. Just don’t rob my house while I’m gone.