Driven: 2010 Mazda Roadster

May 7, 2010 by  
Filed under JDM Feature Cars, Latest Articles

What a fantastic little car this Mazda is. Dead and gone is the stigma of the Roadster being a hairdresser’s car. That place is now firmly reserved for the Porsche Boxster. People who cut hair make much more money these days…
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More Abandoned Concept Cars: The Mazda AZ-550 And MX-04

November 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Latest Articles, Odd Spot

How does one decide when dumping a concept car is a good idea? Surely if the model in question went on to be a halo car of some sort for the company, keeping the concept which led to the production of it would be a fairly high priority? Whatever the case these two Mazda concepts, the AX-550 and what we are led to believe is the MX-04 have met the same fate as the Suzuki Kizashi concept cars.

Mazda MX-04 1:1 scale model (not the MX-04 Tokyo Motor Show car)

Mazda MX-04 1:1 scale model

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Japanese Car Museums: 15 To Get You Started

This week we’re putting together information to make your trip to Japan all the more enjoyable… preferably based around cars of course!  This time let’s look at a selection of car manufacturer’s museums. Read more

Daytona 24hr SA22 Savanna look-a-like in the wild..

April 4, 2009 by  
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It’s amazing the things you see just parked on the side of the road in Japan..Early one wet morning back in 2005, I was out with a friend to check out the second last round of D1 at Fuji. The weather was atrocious and the cold temperatures didn’t do much to instill confidence in me of a fun day of motoring ahead. Well that was until we came across this SA22C RX7 treasure parked to the side of the highway toll booths near Mt. Fuji. Read more

“Abandoned” FC RX-7 Update

March 13, 2009 by  
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Japan is a little different from other countries when it comes to car ownership. Instead of being seen as something of value and convenience, some people regard cars as annoying, money wasting piles of metal that lost their purpose the moment the first “Shaken” (vehicle inspection) came around. Read more

New Mazda RX-7 + New RX-8 = RX-9

February 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Japanese News, Latest Articles


Goodbye 4-door RX-8, hello “new RX-7″ or to be specific, the RX-9. Mazda’s new 2-door flagship sports car has a few tricks up it’s sleeve and development is well underway… Read more

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