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Happy 96th Birthday to Mazda!

96 years ago today, Toyo Kogyo was founded in Hiroshima by Jujiro Matsuda. Predecessor to Mazda, it moved from making corks to precision machinery, eventually into motor vehicles, and onward to the rotary engine, sports cars, and racing. Here’s to … Continue reading

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EVENTS: 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon, Part 02 – Callbacks

One of our favorite types of customization is when a new car references something old, whether its Japanese motorsports history, an ancestor in its lineage, or just a general obsession with nostalgia. Here’s all the cars that are rolling inside … Continue reading

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MOTORSPORT: 1976 Kojima Engineering KE007

You never know what you’ll encounter at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Meandering through the paddocks, we came across the 1976 Kojima Engineering KE007, a Japanese Formula One car that was poised to become a formidable challenger in F1 a decade before McLaren-Hondas began their domination. … Continue reading

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NEWS: So apparently Felix Wankel was a big fat Nazi

Today, August 13, is Felix Wankel‘s birthday. Mazdafarians might know him as the father of the rotary engine. Until now, much of his history had been either unexplored or glossed over. On the official Mazda website, they describe him only … Continue reading

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HISTORY LESSON: Datsun’s Own Rotary Engine, the 1972 Sunny RE

Today’s article comes from our friends at RotaryNews. They dug up and compiled this interesting but brief history of a rotary engine built by a Japanese automaker other than Mazda. Enjoy and please “like” them on Facebook. —Ben Nissan‘s interest … Continue reading

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Rotary Overload: New Zealand Summerdrags 2010

Listen up, Mazdafarians! If you want to see over 300 pics of vintage kiwi-style rotaries at the recent 2010 Summerdrags, click right here and braap your brains out.

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Kidney, Anyone? 39,000-Mile 1979 Mazda RX-7

The seller of this “barn find” 1979 Mazda RX-7 with less than 39,000 miles on its rotary engine canceled all bids and stopped the auction on New Year’s Eve. But if you’re a fanatic Mazdafarian it might not be too … Continue reading

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