Roderick (Rod) Gonzalez
Rod didn't really plan on buying a Miata. In February 2000 he was shopping for a
different car and was leaning towards a convertible. While at a dealer lot he was
looking at a Chrysler Sebring and a Mustang convertible that were sitting in the
front row. A 97 Brilliant Black Miata was sitting next to the Mustang. He gave the
Miata a glance, then back over at the other two cars when a salesman greeted him
and asked what he was interested in. Rod told him that he was thinking about
getting a convertible. He asked Rod if he had ever driven a Miata. Rod told him that
he had not really considered it. The salesman said "C'mon, let's take it for a little
spin". Rod got in, turned the key, started down the road, and ….well, need I say
more? Occasionally Rod calls his car Monty - short for Montego Blue. Rod has added
Crazy Red Air horns, Hi-Flo mesh grill, black pebbled aluminum door sills, black
textured Voodoo shift knob, Racing Beat High Flow Air Inlet w/K&N filter, Brainstorm
aluminum pedals, front and rear mud guards, rear window pocket protector, and
Brainstorm oil filter relocation kit. Rod works for the State Department of Fish &
Game as a GIS Analyst. He is currently single and spends most of his free time on
taking care of his Miata, building and configuring personal computers, and
participating in SAMOA activities. Rod enjoys all the events that he has participated
in. This includes, parties, meetings, track events, and especially any run that taakes
him down a long and winding road.