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SEMA Miata based "CatFish"

Postby Brian » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:52 am

Back from SEMA show. Checked out Cord Bauer's Catfish.


This uses Miata mechanicals. It's not a re-body....it uses a totally new and ultra light tubular spaceframe. You don't realize how compact and low it is until you are standing next to it. Full flat bottom with rear diffuser setup....like our NCLIGHT except another 500 pounds lighter! Looks like a hoot to drive. Love the interior and details like the custom side exhaust.

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Re: SEMA Miata based "CatFish"

Postby Brian » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:03 am

I would like to see what it would look like with cut down full width windshield, like this
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Re: SEMA Miata based "CatFish"

Postby Brian » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:06 am

More pics...

Rough Details:

Made by: Bauer Limited Production
Partners: Ron Hemphill’s Diversified Products, Tony Woodford’s AWR Racing and Dave Green’s DG Motorsports.
Donor Vehicle: Miata NA/NB
New Ron Hemphill designed spaceframe.

Good BLOG article with many more details click HERE

AND another article with history and concept info CLICK HERE
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Re: SEMA Miata based "CatFish"

Postby Brian » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:09 am

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Re: SEMA Miata based "CatFish"

Postby ronbauer » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:54 pm

Any word on pricing yet?

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Re: SEMA Miata based "CatFish"

Postby bluemeany » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:10 pm

Sign me up!!!
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Re: SEMA Miata based "CatFish"

Postby Brian » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:18 pm

The unofficial 'target' price is $14k, but that is a target price and often these things slip higher as production gets closer.

I hear that Emilio of 949 Racing may have already ordered a car.
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Re: SEMA Miata based "CatFish"

Postby tstiles » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:01 pm

Looks like the love child of a Spec Racer Ford an Elise and a Miata
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Re: SEMA Miata based "CatFish"

Postby MikeZilla » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:52 pm

I love it! This chassis would be a great home for a Miata my son totaled & s2000 AP2 engine & trans I have hanging around.
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Re: SEMA Miata based "CatFish"

Postby Brian » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:37 am

Catfish is running 25 Hours of Thunderhill

http://headonphotos.net/gallery/nasa/NA ... index.html
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Re: SEMA Miata based "CatFish"

Postby projectrally » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:16 pm

I was filming at Thunderhill. This thing looked pretty awesome in person. I hope Bauer gets enough orders for this car to keep it in production.
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Re: SEMA Miata based "CatFish"

Postby Brian » Sat May 11, 2013 8:05 am

Great to see the Catfish running at Laguna Seca at our recent event.
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Re: SEMA Miata based "CatFish"

Postby Brian » Sat May 11, 2013 8:06 am

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