Two Generations of RX Designers

We’ve always said Mazda is the Japanese automaker that’s most willing to get in touch with its heritage, particularly in the US market. Late last year they began publishing Zoom Zoom magazine, for Mazdafarians interested in what’s going on at the company. We just received our first issue recently and one article that really caught our eye is the cleverly titled “The Maedas’ Touch.” It profiles the Maedas, a father and son team of designers that both worked for Mazda. Matasaburo, the father, was responsible for shaping the iconic first-gen RX-7 and 24 years later Ikuo, his son, penned the RX-8. It’s a great read and you can find the article at the Mazda USA website.

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3 Responses to Two Generations of RX Designers

  1. That is a great article.

  2. leongsoon said:

    That’s a nice story. It was surprising how father and son didn’t know of each other’s involvement in the projects until later on!

  3. Ben said:

    Yeah, amazing. And I would have loved to know what it was like to drive cross country to Hiroshima in a RX-7 25 years ago!

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