sports car (sports kär)
a low, small, usually 2-passenger automobile designed for quick response,
easy maneuverability, and high-speed driving see also
You already know that the Miata is an excellent sports car. It can also be used to drive for
wine and cheese cruises. Sadly most Miatas spend their lives doomed to sit in
the garage and hope for a sunny day, only to be let out for a cruise in a long
line of similar cars to a restaurant or dinner theater. If you are only using your car for cruises, you are
missing a lot of what the car (and you) can do.
Autocross, (or Solo II as it is also known) is run in parking lots, 1
car on course at a time, against the clock. There is no fender to
fender racing, and damage to your car is about as likely as a lightning
Fastest time wins. Hitting a cone marking the course is a 2 second
Cost is minimal. Usually $15 or $20 for the day, and to get started,
all you need is a helmet. If you don't have helmet, some clubs have
loaners, and you can generally find someone to lend you one.
We have a regular group of Miata competitors that run locally, and are
always looking for more competitors. (It's no fun if there's no one to play
with because all the other Miatas are getting detailed that day :-)
If you would like more information, click the Contact Webmaster button on the
left to send an email.
The current schedule of autocross in the Pittsburgh area can be found on the
Just look for the
We'd love to have you join us.