8-bit Miata only starts if you put in quarters

Racer puts an arcade coin slot into Miata drift car, car will start if you have quarters otherwise you are out of luck.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Tue, Apr 15 2014 9:53 AM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

Say what you want about the Miata, but the Miata and its newer MX-5 siblings are some of the most frequently raced cars in all of motorsports. Some see them as underpowered cars for hairdressers, but well driven they can be some of the fastest cars on a racetrack despite significantly less power than the competition.

8-bit Miata only starts if you put in quarters | TweakTown.com

A dude named Brian Young has purchased a Miata for $1000 with plans to turn the car into some sort of drift racer. As part of his getting the car ready, he put in an ignition that requires quarters to start. As you can see in the video, he drops in the quarters and then the car will fire up.

At least, that is what the video claims. I see nothing to indicate that the car won't start if you don't put in quarters. This is an interesting mod for a car that will certainly turn some heads at the tack. It would be irritating if you ran out of quarters and couldn't start the car.

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Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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