Peter Egan is a man of varied tastes. His vehicular pursuits make up a veritable cornucopia of cars and motorcycles. But there’s one car that he keeps coming back to: The Mazda Miata. Here’s why.

In this edition of Side Glances, Egan ponders the inversely strong gravitational pull of the Mazda Miata, and ponders the meaning of the fourth generation roadster. How has it changed? How has it stayed the same? Why is it so damn good?

Egan knows, and here are his thoughts as only he can write them.