2016 Mazda Miata Livetweet Stream!!

This article has been updated (9/3/2014).

BwprVv5CUAAA3FuI’ve been waiting for this moment for what seems like a billion years.

I’m absolutely in love with my the official media car of AON Media, the Mazdarati – a 1996 Mazda Miata M-Edition (in Starlight Mica Blue). I have gone scuba diving (though I couldn’t bring my dive buddy in the same load), she’s gone on Canadian dirt rally roads, and safely transported me and my husband everywhere we need to go.

As Mazda Unveils their newest incarnation of the MX-5, I’ll be live-tweeting the event from @AON_Media:

My initial misgivings about Mazda not listening to the enthusiasts who have really stuck with the brand (Cough). The new design really showcases that they not only listened, but they acted on those comments.

We already knew the chassis would be lighter when Mazda revealed that a few weeks back, what we didn’t know is what kind of body would be set ontop.

The new look really shows off the return to simplicity. It doesn’t look bloated like the NC (but I’m also looking through it on my computer screen). It doesn’t seem too tall or too bulky…

BwpymASCMAAYH8cAnd I absolutely love the lines on the side profile. Those lines are clean, they are curvy, they are beautiful!

I’m really stoked. I can’t wait to see how the new Miata compares to the current Media-Miata, aka the Mazdarati, that AON Media uses for all coverage.

I know mine can handle Canadian wildernesses… Can yours, Mazda? Can the new one?

If you’d like to watch the live stream of the 2016 Mazda Miata unveiling yourself, head here:


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This piece of artwork, called 'Projections and Reflections on the moment' created by Ken Turner, will be live at Carkeek Park until October.
This piece of artwork, called ‘Projections and Reflections on the moment’ created by Ken Turner, will be live at Carkeek Park until October.

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Labor Day Weekend Rundown!

In this edition of the Weekend Rundown we look at what to do during your last weekend sans-school with your children, the last time that you’ll be able to head out to the hills for one last weekend of summer, the last time that you’ll be asked with interest – ‘so what did you do this weekend?’ and be able to reply with something out of this world amazing. (Ok, that last part is a lie. Here at AON Media, we approve of and inspire year-round weekend awesomeness!)

Here’s a short rundown of things that are AON Media approved for your final weekend of Summer.

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As you look outside from your offices as Friday comes to a close, here are a few activities in the inaugural “Weekend Rundown” from AON Media! Enjoy these activities from your car, your feet, or with your neighbors!

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Chariotz, Part III – Customizing Chariotz to meet your Gearhead needs

(Note: This article has been republished with permission from Gearbox Magazine,

Many people may look at Chariotz and think that it’s just a place for shops to show off what they can do – and they’d be partially right. Where they are wrong is that many of the shops are doing this on order – it’s gearheads requesting this work.

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Chariotz, Part II: The beginning of an addiction and the idea of a lifetime

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Martis’ passion for cars started in Kuwait at a young age. Surrounded by those with oil-money and a father who was a mechanic at Kuwait Air Base (his mother a teacher), young Martis grew up motor-headed.

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Chariotz, Part I – Social media for Car Enthusiasts

Note: This article has been republished with permission of Gearbox Magazine. 

We all know that we gearheads come in many different shapes and flavors – some hoon, some engineer, some … some code. Coding to create Teslas inner synapsis or coding to create something different in the online realm where the audiences of Twitter and Facebook are skyrocketing.

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