This is bound to send a shudder up the spine of any 40-something—the Mazda Miata turns 25 next year. It seems like the first spy shots turned up in Road & Track a few years ago. But the fact of the matter is that the Miata predates social media by about 18 years, and widespread use of the Internet by five or six years. In those days, you really did get your first look at significant new cars like the Miata in the buff magazines.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2013/11/19/Mazda-Miata-turns-25