Jay Leno looks at 25 years of the Miata; I still have my ’91

Jay Leno’s Garage has a neat feature on the 25th year of Mazda Miata production. Interviews with designer Tom Matano and contributor Bob Hall, great guys that not only brought out the world’s most popular sports car but loved hanging out with us owners back in the early days.

My Mariner Blue ’91 is semi-retired but I just drove it yesterday. Still a blast. 192,000 miles and still looks great and runs fun.

High on Highland: First Online Exclusive

In the first online exclusive column, High on Highland, we take a cruise up and over the hills around Ramona, Poway and Rancho Bernardo.

There’s a long story on this column but taking a Honda Civic Si four-door over the thrilling Highland Valley Road is something not to be missed. The first new, exclusive column at weekenddriver.com is now online.

Oh, and by the way, it’s also part of the route of the AMGEN Tour of California, with the race headed over Highland Valley Road on Sunday, Feb. 21. Drive it next weekend!