To The Moon And Back
…and a bit further. When Yuuichi Tsuyuki bought his MX-5 new in 1993, he didn’t think he’d still be driving it 20 years later.
Tsuyuki-san’s much-loved MX-5 has clocked up a mighty 930,811 kilometers (578,379 miles) so far — that’s a journey to the moon and back, and more than twice around the world.
“It stands out at Mazda meets because it’s got the original suspension and ground clearance. It also has a MAZDASPEED semi-bucket seat on the driver’s side and an NB (second-gen model) glass window soft top.
“I’ll probably have to let it retire when it reaches 1,000,000 kilometers (620,000 miles). Between 2007 and 2009 I switched to an NC (third-gen model), but I was still known as the guy who drove that NA6 (first-gen model) with the high mileage, so I couldn’t resist switching back for the MX-5’s 20th anniversary event.”
Picture shows a mileage of 855,439 kilometers (531,500 miles) at the time of December 2013.
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