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djatc
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January 8th, 2014 at 1:02:52 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Lol

I bought a new Mazda Miata in 1990 when they first came out. I sold it in 1993 after hearing a comedian in San Francisco do a whole set about how much the "queers" love their Miata's.



Hey now I know many straight people who drives Miatas.

1. Myself
2. Racers
3. Drifters
4. Asian Gangsters
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AxelWolf
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January 8th, 2014 at 1:54:41 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

Lol

I bought a new Mazda Miata in 1990 when they first came out. I sold it in 1993 after hearing a comedian in San Francisco do a whole set about how much the "queers" love their Miata's.

and you didn't want anyone to know? Don't be ashamed of who you are. Come out of your closet and get into Djtac's.

Djatc argued with me when I told him Miatas were dubbed as gay cars. He said, every time he sees a guy driving them, they are big burly guys with MUSTACHES and BEARDS. I said, EXACTLY! http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Glenn+Hughes+Village+People&Form=IRTRRL

I think I'm going to give him this shirt for his Bday. i'm not gay i just love miatas

http://www.trackhq.com/forums/attachments/f2/4320d1328823557-new-poll-4th-gen-miata-86-gay.jpg
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Doc
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January 8th, 2014 at 6:49:43 AM permalink
Maybe it's some kind of regional thing. I had never heard this suggested until reading it recently in this forum. When I lived in the Atlanta area, I owned two Miatas, a '93 and a '99. I knew a couple of guys (both married to women) and a (single) girl who all owned Miatas. None of them were gay, to the best of my knowledge, and neither am I. I later gave the '93 Miata to my son, who is not gay and is now married to a very cute girl. I suppose the F-150 may also be considered a "gay" car some places. What do you drive? Maybe we could start a rumor about that. ;-)
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January 8th, 2014 at 7:57:41 AM permalink
It's not a gay car until the gays say it is. Seriously, I've never heard it called a gay car but I have heard it called a girl's car. I've also heard it called a mid life crisis car, sort of a poor man's corvette.
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Doc
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January 8th, 2014 at 8:05:31 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

I've also heard it called a mid life crisis car, sort of a poor man's corvette.


That works for me -- I was 47 when I bought my first one and have never owned a Corvette.
Perdition
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January 8th, 2014 at 8:08:49 AM permalink
Where do Vespa Scooters fit into the equation?
ClarkWGriswold
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January 8th, 2014 at 8:55:51 AM permalink
Miata's aren't necessarily a homosexual car.
They're actually quite popular among the Autocross crowd.
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DRich
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January 8th, 2014 at 9:31:06 AM permalink
I don't think anyone here believes that if you own a Miata you are gay. I think at one point in the 1990's the gay community found it "fabulous" so it got labeled.

I was 22 when I bought mine and I really liked my Miata. It was a relatively inexpensive convertible sports car. I believe I paid about $15,000 for mine in 1990. I took a road trip in that car from Las Vegas to Key West to Niagra Falls to Seattle and back to Vegas. The longest trip I have ever done in a car.
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AxiomOfChoice
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January 8th, 2014 at 10:59:00 AM permalink
Miatas are very popular in the racing / performance driving community. They are very, very cheap (you can easily get a used track-ready Miata for $10k -- often less) and they handle extremely well. Mazda is also very supportive of the racing community, making it easy and cheap to purchase parts. I have heard it said that they are the most-raced car in the US, but I've never seen any real stats or anything so I don't know if that's true, but, if the people I know are close to a reasonable sample, I'd believe it

Having said that, they have absolutely no power whatsoever, so, while they perform well on technical tracks, they are horrible on tracks with long straights, particularly if those straights are uphill. My friend has two Miatas (a track one and a street one) and, for example, he refuses to drive at Laguna Seca unless it's a Miatas-only event. It has long straights and they are all uphill, so he complains that he can never pass anyone, but gets stuck behind them in turns. (These are not races, but high-performance driving events, or "track days" -- since it's not a race, passing is cooperative -- slower cars let faster cars go by when it's safe)

As far as actual racing goes, the Spec Miata series are one of the cheapest ways to get into racing (unless you count Lemons). Those guys are mostly VERY good drivers -- I have learned a lot from them. They can also put in crazy good times with their Miatas. A lot of them are people who used to drive super-fast cars on the track, got bored of it, and are now having the time of their lives racing these Miatas.

I still have no desire to own or drive a Miata. I am still addicted to the power and speed. If I was going to buy a light car that handles well, I'd shell out the $$$ and get an Atom (not even really that much money, actually).
ahiromu
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January 8th, 2014 at 12:35:11 PM permalink
I could see the Miata being a gay car, but it's not on the same level as cher or appletinis. I wouldn't question the sexuality of a man driving a Miata, hell, I kind of want one.
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