- Mazda will give away 50 of its MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Edition cars to 50 people who have helped their communities during this year of pandemic.
- The individuals being honored include teachers, health-care workers, and small-business owners and were chosen from among nominations sent in by the public this fall.
- The 100th Anniversary Miata is named to celebrate Mazda’s 100th year in operation.
As the year comes to a close, one way Mazda is celebrating its 100th anniversary is by honoring 50 people who have helped their communities through this challenging year. Those individuals are being given 100th Anniversary Special Edition MX-5 Miatas as a thank-you gift. The special Miatas are normally priced starting at $33,615.
The winners, chosen after a call for nominations this fall, include health-care workers, teachers, small business owners, and people who have done various good deeds. New Jersey middle-school shop teacher Jason Erdreich is one such winner. Erdreich organized a team of people with 3-D printers to manufacture 12,000 pieces of personal protection equipment (PPE) and also came up with innovative ways to conduct STEM classes remotely.
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Christie Purviance, an ICU nurse in Texas, is another. While Purviance cared for COVID-19 patients, she went above and beyond in helping connect them with their families through video chatting and photos.
The 100th Anniversary Edition has many nods to Mazda’s first vehicle, the R360 coupe, including its Snowflake White Pearl Mica paint job, red interior, and red soft top. This special edition Miata is based on the 2020 MX-5 Miata Grand Touring model. It wears Mazda’s 100th Anniversary logo on the leather headrests and floor.
Erdreich’s 100th Anniversary Edition Miata will be the second in his garage: he already has a first-generation Miata. So it’s safe to assume that he’ll have his 2020 Miata diving into corners on back roads in no time—an experience which he and the other 49 winners richly deserve.
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