If you still have wayward champagne corks lying around from your new year’s eve party, now would be a good time to reflect on those bottle stoppers, especially if you’re a Mazda owner. That’s because before there was Mazda, there was Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. And before that, there was Toyo Cork Kogyo Co., Ltd.
That’s right, prior to screaming rotaries and zoom-zoom sport sedans, the manufacturer of some of the sweetest nostalgics around got their humble start making wineplugs.
That’s why on this New Year’s Day, we bring you a smörgåsbord of Mazda photos courtesy of dear Amsterdam reader Ahura at the contact high bureau. Check out his site, Mazda Madness, to see how Mazdafarians from the Netherlands get down with their bad selves. Their cars are largely original and well preserved, like a nice Dutch gouda.
On the other hand, the other side of the world, and the other end of the spectrum are Australian Mazdafarians, who have a slightly different take on what a vintage Mazda should look like. There’s enough loud paint and big rims at HiOctane to make even Vin Diesel blush. But we’re not here to judge. We’re here to jam in the name of Maz.