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February 1997

Butch Brown

Congratulations to Butch on the selection of Miatago as the first Miata of the Month!

I first saw Sport Compact Car in the magazine rack at a local bookstore. I bought a copy and after reading through it, decided to subscribe. Along with a check, I sent a couple of photos of my Miata. I thought nothing more of it. About a month later, I received a call from Larry Saavedra, the editor. He said he was a Miata fan and would like to have more pictures. He set me up with a photographer and we met the end of November, 1995, for a photo shoot. The photographer, Reed Brown (no relation), took several pictures, both static and at speed. I filled out a release and a fill-in-the-blank questionnaire and that was it. I was a little disappointed when I didn't hear anything further from SCC. My March, 1996 issue came in the mail and when I opened it to the index to see what was featured in the magazine, I saw a small picture of my MIATAGO! I was pleasantly surprised to find a 4-page spread on my car. I later called Larry Saavedra to thank him for the article and he said that it was one of their best received articles. They had a ton of calls about the car and since they couldn't answer all the questions, could they pass my number on to those inquiring. I said OK, and was fortunate to be able to talk to many Miata enthusiast from all over.

Some particulars about my '91 Red B-package:

That's the major mods to my car. I'm sure there are some other various and sundry items I've forgotten.

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