Articles tagged Mazda

Page 28, November 1978

Motor Show Review

(NEC, October 18th) So, the Cavalcade concluded - incidentally, the Midland Motor Museum ran Wright's 1951 Frazer Nash in it as well as their Mercedes-Benz - my next task was to go to the NEC Motor Show, in satisfactorily multi-cylinder style in the glass-roofed Editorial Rover 3500 (it has recently been Skyported, of which more next month). A press ticket did not enable one to park very near the...

Page 103, September 1979

Mazda's IMSA Racers

Sales of the RX-7 in the USA have been matched by popularity and success on the racing circuit, boosted by a remarkable first and second in class and fifth and sixth overall for a pair of factory-entered cars in the last February’s Daytona 24 Hour race. For Mazda, Daytona was just one of 16 rounds in the IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) GTU Challenge, GTU being the up to 2.5-litre...

Page 93, September 1979

Road Test

The Mazda RX-7 The very pretty, rotary-engined Mazda RX-7 has taken the North American sports car market by storm since it was launched there in May 1978, two months after its introduction in Japan. June-July 1979 sales figures of 5,000 per month in the USA easily exceeded those for the Datsun 280ZX and Porsche 924, the popular peers in this intensively competitive and critical market. Today,...

Page 54, October 1974

Rally Review

Total Rally It is our experience that people who have no first-hand knowledge of the continent of Africa frequently labour under grave misconceptions concerning its geography. A popular notion is that the northern part is all sand, deserts, pyramids and Foreign Legion forts, and the south a mass of hot, steaming jungle and dusty plains. Equally popular is the conception that rallies in North...

Page 52, December 2014

Road car news

Lost tango in Paris French showcase lacks a little of its usual fizz | by Andrew Frankel I’d like to tell you that this year’s biennial visit to the Paris Motor Show produced the usual wall-to-wall orgy of new models as manufacturers jostled to get their latest ideas in front of the media, but I can’t. It was a somewhat subdued affair, populated more by concepts and fresh iterations of existing...

Page 28, November 1974

The 1974 RAC Tourist Trophy

Silverstone In an attempt to bring some semblance of reality to the Tourist Trophy race, this year's event was for production saloon cars with hmited modifications, to what might be termed Group 1½. The very full and varied entry indicated that this was a move in the right direction and no single make dominated the scene, which was refreshing to the onlookers. Naturally the Chevrolet Camaros were...

Page 24, November 1987

African Gloom

In a nutshell, the Ivory Coast Rally was a pretty rotten event. As an attempt at copying the Safari it has never, in all its 19-year history, even looked like making the grade, and the small improvement which it managed to achieve in recent editions was blotted out this year, when the already weak organisation wilted under the strain of trying unsuccessfully to meet FISA's impossible demands...

Page 68, April 1984

TWR Jaguars XJS: Walkinshaw's Coventry Express

As John Egan remarked to us at the Geneva Show, racing is part of Jaguar’s heritage. A carefully planned European Touring Car Championship programme brought the Coventry marque five outright successes last year, with engineering expertise and part of the budget coming direct from Jaguar, the build, development and race programme handled by the astute Scotsman, Tom Walkinshaw. Neither Renault...

Page 40, June 1996

The Octagon Returns

Back from beyond the netherworld of badge engineering, and now appearing at a Rover showroom near you: MG. Mark Hughes explains what all the fuss is about In the 33-year gap between the launch of the MGB and that of the MGF last year, whole generations have missed out on the MG experience. Reasonably priced, but a real sports car, with a very different driving sensation to a saloon, no matter how...

Page 24, March 1984

Daytona 24 Hours

Still Porsches, but the Jaguars looked good Speed, colour and variety are three descriptive words which immediately come to mind to describe the Daytona 24-Hour race, opening round of the American IMSA series run the first weekend in February. Seeing no end to the deadlock between FISA and IMSA, Porsche gave their new 962 model its debut on the famous tri-oval track, driven by Mario and Mike...

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