Driving Mazda’s rotary road car ancestry

October 5, 2016 0

Last year, Mazda showed us the RX Vision, a concept car which could bring rotary power back to reasonably priced sports cars.
Cool looking thing, but the cars which have led up to it are hardly shabby either. The rambunctious little group above is Mazda’s rotary road car family tree, and with the … read more

Driving the rotary-engined Mazda classic racers

July 10, 2016 0

Everyone goes on about how rotary-engined cars sound. Some suggest they’re as angry and piercing as a woodmill bandsaw, others that they’re shriller and more irritating than a mosquito in your inner ear. No one ever mentions the smell.
At this stage, Oz Clarke would probably start harping on about … read more

Watch: old Mazdas spitting flames at Laguna Seca

May 28, 2016 0

Back in the 1960s Mazda realised that it had to broaden its horizons, or else face extinction from its home market in Japan. It acquired the rights to a rotary engine from the NSU in Germany, and the Cosmo it produced as a result marked a turning point in the manufacturer’s history.
They also caught … read more

There’s More to this Mazda Wagon than Meets the Eye

May 27, 2016 0

To many people, this aged Mazda station wagon is well beyond saving. It’s been said to have sat under the beating California sun for the past three decades, and a quick look around would confirm that history—it’s a bit rough, for sure. 
But discounting this Mazda as just another offering for … read more

This 1971 Mazda RX-2 Proves Not All Aussies Drive V-8s

January 14, 2016 0

In Australia, enthusiasts who want a rear-wheel drive coupe or sedan are spoiled for choice. It’s no surprise that the majority of Aussie automotive enthusiasm can be boiled down to the equivalent of our fascination with the muscle car. Yet not all Aussies subscribe to the cult of the big engine, bigger … read more

Top 10 Best Mazdas of All Time

August 26, 2015 0

It Just Feels Right; Passion for the Road; Get in. Be moved; Zoom-Zoom; Driving Matters.
These are the various slogans Mazda has used over the years to convey that the manufacturer’s cars are fun to drive. Although not every vehicle to roll off a Mazda assembly line has been a joy to operate (I’m … read more