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Mazda gifts *50* 100th Anniversary ND2s to first responders  


Storm88000
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What a lovely story. Mazda has earned my business even more, for years to come. Not just because my 2020 Club is the best car I have ever had in my life, considering the cost, and my favorite (didn’t think I could like any car more than my NC2 PRHT GT until the ND2). I am convincing my mom to purchase a new 2021 CX-5 because they’re fantastic and Mazda gave these people something nice for what they have sacrificed during a time of National & worldwide crisis:

 

 

STORY: https://www.autoblog.com/2020/12/02/mazda-heroes-miata-winners-announced/

** I wonder though, since so few people under 35-40 can drive a manual transmission, were all 50 of them automatics? 🙂 I wonder if the winners were asked which transmission they preferred. If they were all autos I would have driven straight to my local Mazda dealer and asked to trade for a 6MT 🙂 😉

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- Jordan
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‘20 Prius Prime Plug-In


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Storm88000
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Here’s the text from the article:

The Mazda Heroes program is finally announcing its winners. If you recall our original story back in October this year, Mazda said it was giving away 50 MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Special Edition models. Each car is destined for individuals who “tirelessly dedicated themselves to their communities throughout 2020” through “selfless acts, creative thinking and contributions to community.” The battle against Covid-19 has been long, and it’s not over, but Mazda is trying to bring a little convertible happiness into an otherwise bleak year.

One of the winners, Jason Erdreich, is featured in the video at the top of this post. He used his skills as a shop teacher and access to 3-D printers to print thousands of pieces of PPE for medical workers who were in dire need of it. He also appears to own an NA Miata, so he’s no stranger to Mazda’s roadster.

Five other winners were announced today: Triana Davis, Christie Purviance, Jennifer Williams, Leandro De Arauja Pessoa and Michael Star Thompson.

Davis is a teacher who went above and beyond to keep her kids engaged and inspired during at-home school. She personally delivered custom work packets to student’s doors and crafted a huge number of items like medals and commemorative T-shirts.

Purviance is an ICU nurse in Texas. She’s worked 15-hour shifts through the pandemic. Her coworkers say she goes beyond the normal standard of care, treating her patients like family throughout her grueling days on the frontlines.

Williams is a school teacher in West Virginia. Throughout the pandemic she has put together and personally delivered packets of schoolwork and school supplies to her students to reduce the amount of travel parents must do for their kids. She's even adjusted her curriculum to teach students about cooking and other home-related necessities. On top of that, Williams has tried to keep children's spirits up by delivering special treats and prizes to doorsteps.

Araujo Pessoa lost his job after the lockdown hit in March, but he ended up using all his extra time to become the leader of a food pantry run by a local church in Lansing, MI. He has devoted his time and much of his unemployment checks to the food pantry to keep it stocked with all the items necessary.

Thompson lives in Georgetown, Kentucky. He volunteers often at a local homeless shelter where he runs a Bible study and cleans bathrooms. He's also a football coach who started a youth football camp at his alma mater. All proceeds of the camp go to benefit a learning center for kids. Throughout the pandemic, he's been coaching kids in one-on-one settings for free to keep the risk of exposure down.

Mazda says it heard countless stories of people putting others first, and there are plenty of winners yet to be announced. We’ll update this post as Mazda highlights even more stories of selfless and giving acts folks have done throughout the pandemic. [/quote]

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- Jordan
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‘20 Prius Prime Plug-In


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CTt3MX5
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Yes, this was a fantastic gesture by Mazda and considering the market share they have, it would have been nice to see the the bigger car companies step up and do the same!

I am pretty sure the winner could pick their choice of transmission.  Initially I thought the only choice was the 100AE MX-5 but then I saw this posted on another forum:

Each winning Nominee (“Winner”) will receive a new Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Special Edition (“Prize Vehicle”), plus $12,997 cash (awarded in the form of a check) intended to be used towards taxes, and a dealership credit of up to $3,575 towards sales tax, license, and registration fees (together, “Prize”). Approximate vehicle retail value (“ARV”): $35,750. Total of Each Prize Value: up to $52,322. Winners may be given the option of trading in the $35,750 ARV of the Prize Vehicle and using it towards the purchase of a 2021 Mazda CX-5 of equal or lesser value or donating $35,750 to a charitable organization of their choosing (subject to Sponsor approval). If a winner elects to trade in the $35,750 ARV of the Prize Vehicle and use it towards the purchase of a 2021 Mazda CX-5 of equal or lesser value or donate to a charitable organization, such winner will still receive $12,997 cash (awarded in the form of a check).

Kudos Mazda!

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Storm88000
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Wow that’s awesome.  My mom should be getting a CX-5 in April. Great cars. 

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@ctt3mx5

Agree - Kudos to Mazda. Below is a link to a video of one of the Heroes receiving his Miata.

https://www.autoblog.com/2020/12/02/mazda-heroes-miata-winners-announced/?fbclid=IwAR3tbjZ3X3sTvpE_buxzT06YweCYeVH_Od2FhRVvVokaodD_h3v3DOEnQ3Y


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