There’s something about a lightweight roadster that draws appreciation from enthusiasts of all kind. No car better defines this than the Mazda Miata. The roadster is light, nimble, and well balanced. It was released at a time where hot hatches were taking over, and its predecessors’ productions slowed. The Miata has stood the test of time, the best-selling convertible sports car ever according to Guinness, and after meeting many Miata owners it isn’t hard to see why.
Warner Robins is a small town in Georgia mostly filled with muscle cars. Not the first place you’d look for a modified Miata, but Evan Mount saw the low style and was fascinated. He wanted to know why the wheels tilted in, or why they would want to go even lower! Soon enough though, he wanted in. He liked the Miata’s looks and its ability to grab attention.
The Rear diffuser and dual exhaust are just a few of the unique but subtle details that I love about this car.
Evan’s Miata is one of many in our culture, but they are all individual. They are affordable, fun cars and when you want to go low, there’s no better place to start! The MX-5 has always stood out to him, and they handle like no other car he’s driven. Let’s not forget, because it is a popular platform for modifying, the possibilities are endless in terms of modifications. This is actually his second Miata, his first sold after an offer he could not pass up. Luckily though, he found this single owner gem with just 80,000 miles and picked it up as soon as possible.
To flow with the rear diffuser, up front is an adjustable splitter with a set of canards. Evan also added a set of Autokonexion flares and side diffusers to finish it off.
The first time around it started out simple like it does for most. Evan loved the low styling, so he got a set of coilovers to get it on the ground followed by a set of Rota Shakotans. Things would escalate from here. With the extra cash left over from the sale of the first Miata, Evan knew he wanted a proper set of wheels and a new paint job for the car. By the time I saw it at Southrnfresh 4, it looked like this!
I was hooked immediately. Evan’s car was EXTREMELY low. Unfortunately, that comes at a price. It took a giant crack in his oil pan to shake him into moving towards something more functional. I have to say, I like this too.
Out of all the changes he has made, his Image IFX wheels are his favorite. They do really set the car off. With the culture growing at such an alarming rate, it is hard to find unique pieces, but the Image design is perfect for just that.
A few additions like the purple flake in his black paint, and his custom polished aluminum door handles, bring the whole car together. There is still more to come. Evan says he’s always got new ideas in his head, and with a recent Honda Ruckus purchase, I hope to be there when the ideas become real life.
Evan would like to thank his best friend Nick, Joel and Jose Lopez, Justin Rescina, and the Trend Setterz Crew!