Mr Miata makes comeback on green machines
Back then: The original Mazda MX-5 was designed by Tom Matano, who will head up design for environmental car company, V-Vehicle.
A FORMER Mazda stylist best known for leading the design team on the acclaimed first-generation Mazda MX-5 will design environmentally friendly cars to be built in an old Louisiana car light factory once owned by General Motors. Tom Matano, a Japanese-American who put a Californian stamp on Mazda design through the 1980s and 1990s, will head up the design department for V-Vehicle Co, which has also won backing from American billionaire T. Boone Pickens and Silicon Valley venture capitalists. ...continued