2016 Mazda MX-5 Track Drive Dates! Fun, Free …and in Your City?

2016 Mazda MX-5 Roadster

Mazda’s new MX-5 looks stellar. We cannot wait one minute longer to try it out.

Is that how you feel too?

You might be in luck!  There are five or so dates left on the initial MX-5 Experience tour: Atlanta today Sept 11 and tomorrow Sept 12, followed by more dates in New Jersey, Texas and Arizona.  There is no RSVP list and no $2k fee, a la Jaguar and Lamborghini. First come first served!  Looks like the stations to try out the MX-5 are autocross, braking and hot track lap.  Mmmmm!

Seriously debating the six-hour drive to Atlanta…. forgive the lack of more posts today if we do hop in the CX-9 and head out. =]

Update: we went. Was great! Review soon.person_image.phpIMG_1430



2016 Mazda MX-5 Track Drive Dates

You’re Invited to The MX-5 Experience

Thank you for your interest in Mazda. We’re extending a special invitation to select Mazda enthusiasts like you to experience the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata with SKYACTIV® Technology in person.

Please join us for our exclusive MX-5 Ride & Drive Event and get an up-close look at the latest edition of the world’s most popular roadster. You’ll be able to get behind the wheel, rev it up, and take it out onto the race track to really see what all the excitement is about—for yourself.

Experience the 2016 MX-5’s impressive driving dynamics and test out its newly available advanced safety and infotainment technologies designed to make you feel even more connected to the road and the world around you. You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to get behind the wheel of an icon, reimagined!

Please note that all drivers must be over 18, have a valid U.S. Driver’s license, sign a waiver, and take a Breathalyzer test.

Please join us at:

Friday, September 4th & Saturday, September 5th

Autobahn Country Club

3795 Centerpoint Way

Joilet, IL 60436

Friday, September 11th & Saturday, September 12th

Atlanta Motorsports Park

20 Duck Thurmond Rd

Dawsonville, GA 30534

Friday, September 18th & Saturday, September 19th

Met Life Stadium

1Metlife Stadium Dr.

East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Friday, September 25th & Saturday, September 26th

Driveway Austin

8400 Delwau Ln

Austin, TX 78725

Friday, October 2nd & Saturday, October 3rd

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

20000 S Maricopa Rd

Chandler, AZ 85226

Hours of Operation:

Friday dates: 12 PM – 7 PM

Saturday dates: 9 AM – 4 PM

2016 Mazda MX-5



Do I have to be over 18 to drive?

Yes. All drivers must be over 18. You are welcome to come watch the event, however.

Can I wear open toed shoes?

All drivers must wear close toed shoes.

Do I need to RSVP or pick a time slot?

No, The MX-5 Experience tour does not have an RSVP list. Our event is first come first served.

What other cities is Mazda coming to?

Please see the above event list. Future ride & drive events will be shared on our Mazda Facebook page, so be sure to like Mazda!

Can I bring my friends/parents/neighbors?

Of course, Mazda would love to see them at the track. If they are looking to drive, be sure to share that they need to be over 18, have a valid U.S. driver’s license, sign a waiver at the event, and take a Breathalyzer test.

The 2016 MX-5 Miata is amazing! I am over 18 and have a valid U.S. license, will I get to drive one? Are there automatic and manual transmissions available?

Yes, you will be able to drive the 2016 MX-5 Miata! Mazda will have a mix of MT and AT MX-5 Miatas available for driving.

What type of driving will I get to do?

There will be three stations: braking, autocross, and a hot lap on a specially designed road course.

For further information: For additional questions, please contact: Mazda Customer Experience at 800-222-5500

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