Lewis, Tom & Laura

Lewis, Tom & Laura

2001 Midnight Blue & 1995 M Edition

Personal Information:
TOM - My first Miata, a 1995 M Edition, was totaled in May of 06 after hitting a deer. Since the insurance settlement was more than fair and damage was only cosmetic and the car still drove fine, I bought it back for salvage value and then sold the car as-is to another IMC member who, after finding a home for the BBS wheels on his car, sold it to one of Shane Benson's employees at AIM Tuning.

I found my 1996 M Edition on the Miata dot net classifieds in Augusta, Georgia. Outstanding condition one-owner with factory hard top. Jackson Racing Cold Air Intake and Jackson Racing Catback Exhaust significantly enhance the performance of this great car. Laura and I left Indy on a Friday night, looked at the car in Augusta Saturday afternoon - bought it - drove home Saturday night. After driving this Miata for 9 years and over 137,000 miles, I sold it in July of 2014 with a little over 208,000 miles.

In May of 2013 I purchased a 2001 Midnight Blue LS with just over 60,000 miles from the family of an IMC member who had unfortunately passed away. This is the Miata I continue to drive on a regular basis.

LAURA - After 4 years of riding with Tom, first in his 95 M Edition and then his 96 M Edition, I decided it was time for me to get my own Miata. We found my 96 Triple Black on Chicago's Craigslist in October of 2007. After speaking with the owner, we made the 4 hour drive to St Charles to look at it, with cash in hand just in case.

The previous owner, a grad student at the Univ of Chicago from Hong Kong, had purchased the car from the original owner in Alabama less than one year prior and had upgraded many, many components, using only top quality parts. We negotiated a fabulous deal and drove it home.

In July of 2015 we found our 5th Miata, another 95 M Edition, only 10 minutes from our home. The M was in very good condition for a 20 year old car, with only 88,000 miles on the odometer. We negotiated a great deal and drove the car home in mid-July of 2015.

In August of 2015, after 7 years and over 75,000 miles, we sold Laura's Black '96 Miata with 191,000 to a father and son in Bloomington, IN. The 95M (Merle ) was sold and now she's now driving a Black NC RTHT.


Membership expires 12/31/2021

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