Why a Registry?
The Mazdaspeed Miata or MSM as it is commonly referred to by enthusiasts, will soon be celebrating it's twentieth anniversary. Although produced is small numbers the car has enjoyed an enthusiastic following since it's inception. The goal of the Registry is to educate, promote, and help others better understand this car and it's numerous features/qualities.
In the past on-line forums allowed owners to compare notes on various features, modifications etc.. The trouble was that, aside from a handful of owners, nobody knew very much about these cars. One of the topics was their production history.
Later in 2005 Mazda North America published a list of MSM VINs for vehicles sold in the United States*** which was not reciprocated for the Canadian Market due to legal implications. In the forums on mazda-speed.com there were about five Canadian members that wondered why we didn't have a registry so I volunteered.
I have spent a great deal of time accumulating information on these cars over the past seven years, literally one car at a time. Today I have records of over 6,600 MSMs (including their siblings) produced for the worldwide market. I have uncovered previously unknown information and shared it on this site.
The Registry is different things to different people so it serves multiple purposes.
Here are some of the benefits to the Registry:
Education of vehicle unique specifications for general public and MX-5 Miata enthusiasts alike
Historical information on the model, its variants and individual cars because "every car has a story"
Database of known cars leads to previously unknown facts/discoveries
Protection against the inevitable fakes/clones/rebuilds as values increase
Buyers resource to correctly identify/verify the car and possible modifications
For Sale (Canada only) page Registrants can use to advertise their car to dedicated MSM enthusiasts free of charge
Current Market values (Snapshot) of both Canadian and US Markets
Blog (also published on Facebook) offers interesting facts, tidbits about the cars This blog is shared on over 25 Miata groups worldwide.
Every effort has been made to ensure the information presented on this web site is as accurate as possible. Every VIN is verified individually against a multiple of sources including Mazda databases to determine/confirm information such as build dates, trim levels etc..
Any info you could provide on your own MSM (even if sold) or tips to spotted MSMs would be greatly appreciated.