View Thread: I salute you Mazda


Rotary Boy
well after years of well deserved brand loyalty I must again say hats off mazda. Why? well I was watching TV and a commercial came on. it was a commercial for the rotary engine and the Rx-8. The ad was just abunhc of clips of various rotary mazdas from over the years doing what they do best, the commercial had everything from the ancient cosmo to the 787B, no 3rd gens but I didn't mind, they even had a shot of an old NSU(felixs first foray into rotary sports) while the clips were showing they had a guy talking about how for some-odd number of years mazda had been building cars that were winning races, going on to be the only japanese company to ever win Lemans, and then having the FIA make a rules change becuas the rotary was so powerfull, and still even after the change the mazda Le mans car came in 4th the next year. and then they went on saying how not a one of these cars ever bent a valve or through a rod, or burned through a piston. and as the clips faded to black the ad said, somthing to the effect of long live the rotary revolution.

and so I must yet again affirm my strong backing for mazda, one of the few companies that actually "get it"

PS if you don't understand that last little thing about mazda "getting it", look for one of my old posts about why I love mazda, I don't feel like explaining it again

masestylez
I want to download that, sounds sweet!

mrgokou
yes, hats off to mazda. Changing the racing world indefinitely.

Unfortunatly though, there isn't much competitive research and development for the rotary engine, so i'm gueesing the new wankel will soon be step behind these nes advanced cylinder enigines.

masestylez
What do you mean "advanced cylinder engines"? Elaborate. Plus I saw Rotary engine at a trade show once that put out 3000hp. :) Don't doubt us Wankel fans. hehe

87 Supra Turbo
Rotaries are such cool engines. With their reliability potential I can't believe companies haven't put more research into them. Well I guess I just answered my own question, if it ain't broke, they probably aint gonna buy another one.


Too bad.

BRealistic
Originally posted by Rotary Boy
well after years of well deserved brand loyalty I must again say hats off mazda. Why? well I was watching TV and a commercial came on. it was a commercial for the rotary engine and the Rx-8. The ad was just abunhc of clips of various rotary mazdas from over the years doing what they do best, the commercial had everything from the ancient cosmo to the 787B, no 3rd gens but I didn't mind, they even had a shot of an old NSU(felixs first foray into rotary sports) while the clips were showing they had a guy talking about how for some-odd number of years mazda had been building cars that were winning races, going on to be the only japanese company to ever win Lemans, and then having the FIA make a rules change becuas the rotary was so powerfull, and still even after the change the mazda Le mans car came in 4th the next year. and then they went on saying how not a one of these cars ever bent a valve or through a rod, or burned through a piston. and as the clips faded to black the ad said, somthing to the effect of long live the rotary revolution.

and so I must yet again affirm my strong backing for mazda, one of the few companies that actually "get it"

PS if you don't understand that last little thing about mazda "getting it", look for one of my old posts about why I love mazda, I don't feel like explaining it again

http://www.rx7club.com/forum/avatar.php?userid=321&dateline=1007997209[/IMG]

I have read threads on this forum, when linked to from other forums- but this thread has moved me to register.

I must first be thankful that such knowledgable and well spoken automotive enthusiasts as Rotary Boy speak out against the strong automotive currents to praise Mazda for their efforts. I have owned nine Mazdas, but my last purchase was my first rotary Mazda. I did not know how good Mazdas could be. I have always enjoyed Mazda cars for their light feeling on a curvey road, and positive steering feel. But not until I owned and explored the limits of a rotary engine in a Mazda did I understand Mazda's automotive roots.

To think and comprehend that Mazda was making rotary engine sedans, wagons and [I]pickups in the 70's during a severe drought of performance vehicles in the U.S. is amazing. Mazda took the biggest gamble in modern automotive history, and unfortunatetly the buying public didn't like the bait due to their fears of the unknown. So Mazda was hurting, and Ford came in because they saw an easy way to get some quality and cheap parts for Ford products. Mazda converted their vehicles to piston engines because the buying public was scared of the rotary engine. I learned to drive in an 82 GLC 5 speed, a car that in proper tune could and did win many club racing events (not mine, but you get the idea). Friends that rode with me in high school would tell me that I should test drive cars for a living because I could throw that car around corners, slide, do 360s and always be in control. But they, and I, didn't realise that my driving confidence was considerably more dependant on the car(Mazda) and not the driver(me). And my father wondered why that car went through Pirellis and rear wheel bearings so quick.:D A friend's mother had an 84 RX7 GSL-SE, and he actually let me drive it. I was amazed when he told me I wasn't revving it hard enough! What a car- that car could hang with Z28s and 5.0s of the time on the highway (We had several fun nights racing, but I don't condone street racing).

If ANY Japanese manufacturer should have a performance image (and performance is much more than just drag racing), it should be Mazda. When Toyota was making reliable but slow four banger cars, Mazda was even making rotary station wagons; when Honda had yet to even make a front wheel drive car with enough power to have a real automatic (remember the Hondamatics?), Mazda was even making rotary pickups; when Datsun was mutating the fun 240z into the heavy cruiser 280zx in order to compete with Camaros, Mazda was making the first RX7!
LONG LIVE MAZDA!:clap:

peace, Bryan.

Sia Bani
Originally posted by BRealistic
http://www.rx7club.com/forum/avatar.php?userid=321&dateline=1007997209[/IMG]

I have read threads on this forum, when linked to from other forums- but this thread has moved me to register.

I must first be thankful that such knowledgable and well spoken automotive enthusiasts as Rotary Boy speak out against the strong automotive currents to praise Mazda for their efforts. I have owned nine Mazdas, but my last purchase was my first rotary Mazda. I did not know how good Mazdas could be. I have always enjoyed Mazda cars for their light feeling on a curvey road, and positive steering feel. But not until I owned and explored the limits of a rotary engine in a Mazda did I understand Mazda's automotive roots.

To think and comprehend that Mazda was making rotary engine sedans, wagons and [I]pickups in the 70's during a severe drought of performance vehicles in the U.S. is amazing. Mazda took the biggest gamble in modern automotive history, and unfortunatetly the buying public didn't like the bait due to their fears of the unknown. So Mazda was hurting, and Ford came in because they saw an easy way to get some quality and cheap parts for Ford products. Mazda converted their vehicles to piston engines because the buying public was scared of the rotary engine. I learned to drive in an 82 GLC 5 speed, a car that in proper tune could and did win many club racing events (not mine, but you get the idea). Friends that rode with me in high school would tell me that I should test drive cars for a living because I could throw that car around corners, slide, do 360s and always be in control. But they, and I, didn't realise that my driving confidence was considerably more dependant on the car(Mazda) and not the driver(me). And my father wondered why that car went through Pirellis and rear wheel bearings so quick.:D A friend's mother had an 84 RX7 GSL-SE, and he actually let me drive it. I was amazed when he told me I wasn't revving it hard enough! What a car- that car could hang with Z28s and 5.0s of the time on the highway (We had several fun nights racing, but I don't condone street racing).

If ANY Japanese manufacturer should have a performance image (and performance is much more than just drag racing), it should be Mazda. When Toyota was making reliable but slow four banger cars, Mazda was even making rotary station wagons; when Honda had yet to even make a front wheel drive car with enough power to have a real automatic (remember the Hondamatics?), Mazda was even making rotary pickups; when Datsun was mutating the fun 240z into the heavy cruiser 280zx in order to compete with Camaros, Mazda was making the first RX7!
LONG LIVE MAZDA!:clap:

peace, Bryan.

Welcome Brian! Yeah, RB's the man!

Tr0nX_68
I really need to drive one, by the sound of things.