Category Archives: Mazda

Automotive Oddities: Festiva Flatbed

The Ford Festiva was one of the most basic cars you could buy.  I know, I owned one. It was marketed here by Ford but was based on a Mazda platform and built by Kia.  The only engine available was … Continue reading

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Mazda6 SkyActiv Diesels Make History In Rolex 24 At Daytona

 To view the entire photo gallery in 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats, click here for a Flash player , here for an HTML applet, or here for an HTML5 viewer Mazda, which has a long and successful history in endurance racing, … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising:
But the Mazda Goes Mmmmmm

To celebrate Mazda’s announcement that the rotary engine will continue to be part of their plans going forward and that the company is developing multiple versions of the Wankel, this week’s edition of Antique Auto Advertising has a RX-3 commercial … Continue reading

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Building Race Cars in Beloit, Wis.

I drive by the building every day on my way to work.  It’s an innocuous looking, 12,000 square foot steel building on the far west side of town where, most of the time, there doesn’t appear to be much going … Continue reading

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Car Club Season Has Begun (Early)

The email said that the “2-seaters in storage are blowing their gaskets” and “We want roads, that’s why we’re called ROADsters.”  The message was clear.  It was time to pull those precious cars out of winter storage and head out … Continue reading

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The Wearin’ o’ the Green

If this winter had been any milder around here we could have referred to it as The Year Without A Winter.*  We only had about two snowfalls of any major consequence (i.e. more than 4 inches) and I don’t recall … Continue reading

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