Last fall, David met with GRM to do a quick photoshoot of the original swap car, and to share a bit of KMiata history with readers. Big thanks to Joe for taking the time to visit, and for the article.
From the GRM article:
"There is no perfect car. Regardless of how good a machine is when it is released, there will always be enthusiasts looking to modify and improve. This even holds true for one of our all-time favorites, the Mazda MX-5 Miata.
Most of us can agree that Mazda’s little sports car is about as close to perfect as one can expect in an affordable machine. Dig a little deeper, though, and you’ll find those who long for more power, a higher redline, and a more aggressive disposition.
David Calzada is one such enthusiast. David grew up a Honda fan, but was deeply smitten by Mazda’s two-seater after driving one at a local autocross. David’s mind was restless after that first drive: He loved the Miata’s agile chassis and rear-wheel drive, but longed for his Integra’s intensity and ferocious climb to redline. The fix was a simple idea, but not so simple in execution: install a Honda K24 engine into a Miata".... Keep reading at GRM's site here.