For years I have been the newsletter editor for the LowCountry Miata Club. When I first purchased Red Beast I started writing a series of articles on her progress entitled "Building The Perfect Beast". These articles were published in 5-Speed. Over the years I have lost track of many of the final copies of these files but these drafts are probably a 95% accurate version of what was actually published.

Building The Perfect Beast:

Part 01 - Questions And Answers - Why I started the project.

Part 02 - Physics and Fanatics - The benefits of adding lightness.

Part 03 - A Penny Saved Is Still Only 2.7 Grams - Cutting metal and adding water injection.

Part 04 - No Turning Back Now - The re-wiring project.

Part 05 - Werenít You Supposed To Be Building Something? - Future plans.

Part 06 - So How Do You Start This Thing? - Finishing the re-wiring project.

Part 07 - Fire Up The Car Without Setting A Car Fire - Post re-wiring project.

Part 08 - Oh, Thatís Rich! - Tuning.

Part 09 - Hey, Cut It Out! - Rear bumper project.

Part 10 - Awards of Encouragement - Miata of the Month and car shows.

Part 11 - One Step Forward, Five Steps Back - Deals Gap project.

Part 12 - Teaching An Old Beast New Tricks - Swapping Supercharger for Turbo.

Part 13 - Meet the Beast - A reintroduction.

Part 14 - A Day At The Races - My first autocross.

Part 15 - Dyno-Might? - My first dyno.

Part 16 - Starting Over - Rethinking my tuning.

Part 17 - I Canít Take The Pressure - Boost control.

Part 18 - This Way To The Egress - Exhaust and WBO2

Part 19 - Full Frontal Nudity - Front Bumper Project

Part 20 - Will This Ever End? - Future Plans

Part 21 - Broke Down And Busted - ECU Problems

Part 22 - Back On Track - First Drag Race

Part 23 - The Right Stuff, Baby - Roll Bar and camera

Part 24 - OPPS, I Did It Again! - Tranny Replacement