Even Jalopnik ran the headline, “New Mazda Rotary Sports Car Approved for 2020: Report”. Granted, once you get past the lede, there’s obvious skepticism, but that doesn’t change the implications of the headline.
I don’t know the validity of this magazine source, but it sure is nice to hear news about it.
Back at it again with the sexy cars.
The ole 323 GTX was doin pretty good at Summer Sno-Drift until it wasn’t. Sums it up pretty good actually.
I think I’ve made that clear several times now. I’ll spare my dislike of them for the rotaries, even if I’ll never own one as I’m terrified of them, and cars like the 929 and first gen MPV. But for the most part, I really don’t like Mazda that much. BUT. I commend them for selling a midsize hatchback in North America.…
I also have some other bad pictures
Brought the car over to the annual Nokia car show (Formerly Alcatel-Lucent). got some good responses, given that this probably is one of the only ones left in the province in decent shape. Not bad for a 23 year old economy car.
Here’s a 2016 Mazda CX5 Touring that just had its black cloth replaced with Ranch Brown leather. I dig it, especially with that light blue exterior.
Mazda was supposed to have a North American luxury brand known as “Amati” launched in 1993 in order to compete with Lexus, Acura, and Infiniti. Though the Amati name is best known for an artisan family that crafted some of the greatest and most prestigious violins in history, it also happens to be an anagram for Miata…
Found this in a forum post dated 2005. No idea if real, but doesn’t look shopped to me.
My dad bought this 85 RX7 and decided he didn’t like it, didn’t even take it home with him. It’s been at my house ever since we picked it up. So I threw it on the road and have been fixing it up. First step, out with these:
Did a lot more cutting yesterday on the roof and the shell. Trimmed the roof length about 7-1/4 inches. I think I need to take another inch and a quarter out still.
The BMW shall depart.
So I picked up another Miata shell to practice on, before I work on the $500 Miata. This one had already been parted out. It’s clean enough that I am still tempted to work with it long term. I’ll see as I go I guess.
It’s Legit now! Had a small hiccup Thursday registering my 1990 Euro spec 323 diesel Thursday. They didn’t have a weight in the system to match my VIN. So I had to either weigh it at a certified scale, or bring in a picture of the mass plate on the firewall. Put it on the road and it’s been a joy to drive since.