One-of-a-kind Spec Miata for Sale: A Charity Auction for Piston Foundation

See a piece of racing history at MiataCon


Lime Rock Park will partner with the Piston Foundation alongside Bring A Trailer to showcase a one-of-a-kind Spec Miata at MiataCon (Oct. 27-28). 


Driver Harvey Siegel, widely known for his revival of VIRginia International Raceway, donated his 2160 Mazda Miata MX5 to raise money for the Piston Foundation Cars for Piston Scholars campaign. All of the proceeds from the sale will go to help aspiring auto restoration technicians with tech school scholarships and hands-on training.


Bidding for the unique spec racer opens October 23 on Bring A Trailer website ( and ends on October 30. The record-setting race car will be on display during MiataCon weekend at Lime Rock Park under the Piston Foundation tent on the Midway. 


The 2160 Miata  is a 1999 Mazda Miata MX5 spec racer and land speed record holder built and raced by Harvey Siegel at the 2011 Bonneville Speed Week. Luke Siegel drove the car to a GT production world record of 165.296 miles per hour, a record that still stands today.


After his Bonneville success, Harvey re-formatted the car as a Spec Miata to race the SCCA Charge of the Headlight Brigade enduro at Virginia International Raceway, which Harvey revitalized and reopened in 2000. 


The sale will include the car’s Bonneville spares, a 1.99 Liter 290HP Mazda DOHC engine, wheels and Goodyear Eagle tires. 


The Piston Foundation is a charitable partner of Lime Rock Park, helping young people acquire the education and hands-on training to build a career in the collector car industry. The Foundation provides trade school scholarships, supports shops and aspiring technicians with apprenticeships, and advocates for skilled trade careers in automotive restoration. For more information about the charity auction or the Piston Foundation visit


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