We very nearly swept this story under the rug. Not because we wanted to, but because it seemed prudent, considering it involves a somewhat reckless pursuit through the middle of Los Angeles.

Just days after I picked up the Million-Mile Miata, it became an official R&T project car and I set about racking up miles. Our little blue hero and I came home from a smog check one lovely January afternoon to find a young fella leaving my garage with an armload of my stuff. He piled it into his car and took off, so I chased him.

I'm not exaggerating when I say it's the most fun I've ever had. Read the whole story over at Road & Track.