The book of the Mazda MX-5 Miata
The ‘Mk2’ NB-series 1997 to 2004

27th March 2018
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The book of the Mazda MX-5 Miata

The ‘Mk2’ NB-series 1997 to 2004

Researched and written in Japan with the full co-operation of the factory, this book is the definitive story of the second generation of Mazda's MX-5 – the car that re-invented the affordable lightweight roadster, a species that was thought to be extinct as the 1990s drew near.

Successful immediately, the MX-5 (also known as the Miata, or Roadster) spawned many imitators, but remains the world's biggest selling sports car. The series has now been in production for almost 30 years, with new generations following the concept of the original, much to the delight of fans all over the world.

The book of the Mazda MX-5 Miata by Brian Long

ISBN: 9781787111936
UPC: 6-36847-01193-2


£30, $50 USA

• Definitive history of the second generation Mazda MX-5 Miata.
• Sales in all major markets covered in detail.
• Written by a recognized authority on the subject.
• Limited editions covered from around the world.
• Written with the full co-operation of the factory.
• Interviews with key staff members.
• Detailed production figures, including exports.
• Revised version of a celebrated book focusing on the NB cars.
• Contemporary photography to help owners with authenticity issues.
• The author is a past owner of the MX-5 and other Mazdas.

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.

Place of birth: Coventry, UK • Hometown: • Nearest city: Chiba, Japan

V5193 • Hardback • 25x20.7cm • £30 • 144 pages • 290 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787111-93-6 • UPC: 6-36847-01193-2
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