On this day in auto history – February 10th

Wed 10th Feb 2021

It was on this day in 1989 that the best-selling roadster, the Mazda MX-5, was first unveiled to positive reviews at the Chicago Auto Show.

Billed as the spiritual successor to the iconic British sports cars of the 1950’s and 60’s, the MX-5 helped breathed new life into a declining Roadster market during the early 1990’s.

It also sold well in the USA, Asia and Europe.

Having undergone numerous revamps over the years, the Mazda MX-5 has regularly won industry awards and has been recognised as the best-selling two-seat sports car in history.