Mazda’s plan for JCCS this Saturday is two-fold and promises something for Mazdafarians of all stripes — a history of high-end models and a tribute to its motorsports legends.
First, in a lineup called “The History of Mazda Premium,” in which aspirational cars from its past will be on display. Models in this segment will include the 1967 Cosmo Sport, three-rotor Eunos Cosmo, a newly restored 929 pre-production prototype, and the 2016 CX-9.
On the motorsports side, Mazda is remembering the life of Yoshimi Katayama, a racing legend who passed away earlier this year. A replica of the 1979 Mazda RX-7 that he drove to a class victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona will be on display. However, 2016 also marks the 25th anniversary of the Mazda 787B’s win at Le Mans. Mazda be displaying the #202 1989 767B Group C racer, predecessor to that winning car, also fresh from a restoration completed earlier this year.
Rounding out the display will be the ND Miata Spyder that Mazda built for SEMA. If you missed it there, here’s your chance to see it in person.
We at JNC will also have some new Mazda-related goods debuting at our booth, so be sure to stop by. The Japanese Classic Car Show begins 9:00 am on Saturday, September 24.