The photos above show what my company does to hapless Miatas that happen to get left in our parking lot. First we strip them down to an utterly bare chassis, called the tub. Then we fabricate and weld in a roll cage.
Statistically, driving a race car on a track is far safer than driving your minivan down the street, and the cage you see above is one of the primary reasons. We’re mighty proud of the cages we put in racing Miatas – we think they’re the best in the nation.
Next up: we’ll prep and paint the interior, cage and engine bay battleship gray*, then stick a suspension underneath this ’99 and start bolting it back together.
* Do you know why that’s the standard color for race car interiors and engine bays?