#30yearsofmiata Story 2/30: Christy Haynes It all started in high school for Christy Haynes, when car magazines started featuring the MX-5 Miata. At that moment, she promised herself that as soon as she could afford to buy one, she would. Fast-forward nearly 22 years and she’s now the proud owner of not one, but three MX-5’s. A deeper connection with her father has been the most rewarding thing about being part of the MX-5 community. The two of them now spend more time together working on their cars and further restoring their MX-5’s. “I had always wanted to restore a car with my dad,” Christy said. “And one day last winter, he said, ‘I'm going to buy a lift for my shop.’ And so I went over to his house, and I helped him install it, and ever since then, we have made an ongoing project out of it.”