Welcome to the second and final part of our SevenStock coverage. Even though the yearly powwow in Irvine is the largest collection of early RX cars on the continent, the number of SA22/FB RX-7s dwarfs all the R100s and RX 2 through 5 combined.
Mazda North America’s collection includes the 1973 IMSA “Baby Grand”, famously campaigned by Car & Driver magazine’s Pat Bedard. His victory at Lime Rock was Mazda’s first professional win in the US. The car went on to race for 10 more years by a host of different drivers in four different racing series, collecting 10 wins, five pole positions, and one championship.
You saw this RX-4 at JCCS as well but such a fine specimen cannot be ignored. Plus, it was the sole Luce representative in the entire show. Juni’s blue RX-4 has appeared at previous SevenStocks and JCCSs, but as far as we know the two have never appeared together.
The later aer0-nosed first-gens look more modern, so SSR EX-Cs are a good fit. In case you’re wondering the hubs say, “Racing machine supports the creative room to develop the goods. Produced by Speed Star Racing.”
Though many FC RX-7s were present, unfortunately many of them were quite ratty. Not so with this droptop, however. Take a gander at the spotless engine bay.