Mazda is 100 Years Old Today

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. 05XR8

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    It's also Keiichi Tsuchiya's birthday. He ain't quite 100 though. ;)
     
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  3. Roger the Horse

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    A day of anniversaries.

    100 years since the foundation of Mazda and 6,969 days since the end of the 20th century.
     
  4. Rotorist

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    Let's hope they will continue innovation and making driver-focused cars with character and beauty. And maybe an innovative rotary-hybrid engine with modern tech that will produce enough power-torque while burning sensible fuel and being relative easily maintained. And that engine put in a modern RX that takes the genes of FD and makes through in the 21st century.
     
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    I've loved all my RX-7s and I love my MX-5. Been pining for a new RX for a while now. Hopefully that'll happen at some point.
     
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    Mazda rotary powered sports cars are so special and amazing, Mazda needs to create a new RX-7 or a hyper car!
     
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    In case any of you are wondering about the three more modern pictures in the set, I took them here:

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    That's the Mazda Classic Automobil Museum Frey in Augsburg, Germany. If you like Mazdas, you must go. Also, here's that rotary bus from the article:

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  9. JoeDaSnow

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    What a centennial this is for this car company. I'm still hoping for that RX-9 to be introduced.
     
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    This is my little Mazda. :D

    Ive always really liked mazda but kind of in the background through Gran Turismo. The 787b has always been my favorite Le mans racer, and I have always preferred thinks like the RX-7 over the skyline. It wasn't until when i had to seriously think about a car to buy, and when I started to consider the Mazda 2, that I started properly researching the brand and beginning to love everything they do, and everything they stand for. They are one of my favourite automakers now, and I am very proud to own one. :)

    Congratulations Mazda! Please continue to be a bunch of weirdos.
     
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    If they can create one with MR setup, that would be great.
     
  12. zeptrans

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    The license of "Wankel" rotary engine was sell to only 6 manufacturers in 1960, and into, only 3 car manufacturers: Citroen, Daimler-Benz & Mazda... Mazda found his way.

    Just only for the quadri-rotor 787 engine, same as the Matra V10 engine or some others, these sounds make my ears cry. Myth confirmed.
     
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    Fun fact: Mazda gave Felix Wankel a silver, first generation RX-7. It has never been driven, apparently because Felix Wankel did not know how to drive...
     
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    Makes me remember that my RX-7 has been sitting without an engine for 6 years. :nervous::nervous::nervous:

    Damn draconian smog laws.:boggled:
     
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    Memories...

    My hopes of owning an MX-5 were dashed when I discovered I was too tall. (Back in the day when MX-5s were smaller and I was taller)

    Then the better half had a sweet Eunos 500 for a while

    And finally, I really enjoy this virtual rotary...

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    Happy 100th Anniversary to Mazda! :D
    Cheers for all of the great cars that have come and went whether it's normal cars like the Mazda 3 and 6 or sports cars like the RX-7 and MX-5 Miata.
     
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    That's a lot of things.
     
  18. Rotorist

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    Those are 3 things that 2 of those are almost there (innovation is Mazda's heritage and design is their big advantage for the last decade) and the 3rd one (a hybrid-rotary engine made to copmly with the modern gas emission rules) is tough indeed but hope dies last.
     
  19. TexRex

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    I mean...that comment wasn't intended to be criticism--rather it was a more tongue-in-cheek "Oh, is that all?" sort of response--but I think you're lumping distinct things together.
     
  20. zeptrans

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    Yes, Wankel didn't have any drive license :D
     
  21. Famine

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    Here's his car:

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    Love the Campagnolo-esque wheels on the green car.
     
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    Shhhhh... it's sleeping....