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Triviawayne
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16/11/2020 3:53 pm  

What's the most miles you drove your Miata in one day?

What's the furthest you took your Miata on a road trip?

 

I don't get to go on road trips anymore like I used to, but I did go to Columbus, Ohio last year for my Jeopardy audition (I'm in the contestant pool, but they can't call me until COVID rules allow them to).

450 miles door to door, then another 20 miles round trip to go into town and meet some friends at a bar for a trivia night, so 470 in one day, but 450 for the road trip.


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Flying Dutchman
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17/11/2020 9:55 am  

I think our longest one-day mileage was about 200.  The longest round-trip was around 400 miles.

Silver 2011 NC PRHT Grand Touring (actually Janice's car)


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Triviawayne
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17/11/2020 3:12 pm  

@flying-dutchman

mine was 920 round trip, done in about 36 hours time.


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rhetlaw
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17/11/2020 5:53 pm  

October, 2019 while on our way to the Gathering of the Green (1991 BRG's) in Harrison, Arkansas.

Nancy and I enjoyed thirteen hours together in our '91, while driving  631 miles, which was the first leg of our travel, to Indianapolis, Indiana.

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CTt3MX5
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18/11/2020 9:12 pm  

When I purchased my 2003 Shinsen I flew to Melbourne FL where the salesman picked me up at the airport and took me to the dealer in Space Coast, FL.  After signing the paperwork and getting a later start on the road than I wanted, I stopped in Savannah, GA to meet up with friends for dinner than drove to Manning, SC where I stopped at a hotel to get some rest for an approx. total of 417 miles.  The next day I finished the trip home to Easton which was approx. 647 miles.  Odometer total for the trip was 1,092 miles.

 

Nine months later I flew to Bentonville, AR where I bought my 2008 SE and drove her home.  Odometer total for this trip was 1,235 miles.  On the first leg, I made a stop in Carthage, MO where I took some pics of the Precious Moments Museum for Tam.  From there I stopped at Fort Leonardwood, MO where I got a picture of the Miata in front of the hospital where I was born, many years ago.  I drove on to Terre Haute, IN where I stopped for the night.  The next day I finished the drive home.

 

In August of this year I bought my 2016 GT ST from a dealer in Little Rock, AR.  Sadly I could not do another fly and drive as I was awaiting hernia surgery.  Longest one day drive I have done in the last few months has been 376 round trip miles to New Britain, CT where I met my buddy from Boston, MA at a car show.

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dotachin10
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18/11/2020 9:23 pm  

My longest roundtrip was back in January. I drove my Fiata to Des Moine, Iowa to canvass for Andrew Yang running in the Democratic Primary. It's about 2,100 miles round trip, roughly 4 days on the road, each average about 525 miles.

Evidence that my Fiata was there:

https://twitter.com/TomTheConnector/status/1213925529675599875

Location is the corner of Hampton Inn at downtown Des Moines:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5834292,-93.6173215,3a,75y,303.27h,93.35t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sdAU38jBxiQCjZrsIecEzIg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

What's on the door was self-made magnets.


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Bergy
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19/11/2020 4:10 pm  

7,800 miles in six weeks. Paoli, PA to Monterey, CA to Miata's 25th Anniversary at Laguna Seca and back via LA. Replaced two headlight bulbs and an oil change in LA.

https://tldoings.blogspot.com/

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'01 BRG SE


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Mike C
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19/11/2020 7:10 pm  

In October of 2017 I drove my 2003 Shinsen Version from my home in Pequea, PA to Wytheville, VA, about 388 miles.  So far that's the most miles I've driven a Miata in one day.

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dotachin10
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19/11/2020 8:42 pm  

@bergy I really want to take my Fiata to Laguna Seca and California Hwy 1. Glad to know you've done it!! Here's a video of my inspiration https://youtu.be/IIN_aoS4Wgk


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GreyGhost11
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19/11/2020 9:24 pm  

In 2014 Started in NJ  stopped in PA and then on to Chicago. Followed RT 66 to California, up the coast to Monterey for the  Miata Reunion and the 25th anniversary of the Miata at Laguna Seca. Then back to NJ.

Not many miles in any day but all in all 8,500 miles in 8 weeks. Wonderfull trip, would do it again in a heart beat.


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dotachin10
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20/11/2020 4:06 pm  

@greyghost11 wow that proves this group has no shortage of passionate Miata adventurers. Wondering if anyone has taken the next step by taking them outside of US or even more, to other continents? Reason I'm asking is I'm very eager to bring my Fiata to Europe.


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