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Mazda Rotary Ends Production, May Return As Hydrogen Range-Extender

The last rotary-powered car from Mazda rolled off its production line in Japan on Friday, a 2011 Mazda RX-8 Spirit R sold only in the Japanese domestic market. With no successor confirmed, we may never see a rotary engine in a production car ever again, though those at Mazda certainly don’t... read more

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Entries In For 96th Indianapolis 500

There are 34 entries for the 96th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, scheduled for May 27 this year, the day before Memorial Day. Among the 30 drivers nominated thus far - there's... read more April 19, 2012 by 


 
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Bryan Clauson Signs For Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Indy 500 Ride

The last time I spoke with Bryan Clauson, it was Toyota Pro/Celebrity Day a week or so prior to the 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and the 36th running of... read more April 19, 2012 by 


 
Mazda SKYACTIV-G 1.3 direct-injection gasoline engine

Mazda Future Powertrain Plans Detailed

The quest for improved fuel economy across the model range will have a big impact on Mazda’s future product plans, but the news isn’t all bad. First and foremost... read more April 18, 2012 by 


 
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Dyson Racing To Skip 24 Hours Of Le Mans

It was with great reluctance that Dyson Racing, who earned two coveted entries to this year's 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans by virtue of taking the 2011 American Le... read more April 17, 2012 by 


 
2011 Mazda Takeri Concept

Interview With Mazda Designer Director Derek Jenkins: 2012 New York Auto Show

The Mazda Takeri Concept made its North American debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show last week. And for the first time, the Takeri Concept featured Mazda's SKYACTIV-D clean... read more April 9, 2012 by 


 
2011 Mazda Takeri Concept

Mazda Takeri Concept Walkthrough: 2012 New York Auto Show

While it's already been shown at three other auto shows around the world, the Mazda Takeri Concept finally made its North American debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show... read more April 9, 2012 by 


 
2011 Mazda Takeri Concept

2014 Mazda Mazda6 Set For 2012 Paris Auto Show Debut

At this week’s 2012 New York Auto Show Mazda is presenting its Takeri concept car yet again, a stylish sedan showcasing the automaker’s latest SKYACTIV technology... read more April 4, 2012 by 


 
1991 Mazda 787B four-rotor race car

How Forza 4 Recorded Its Loudest Car, The Mazda 787B: Video

The Mazda 787B race car was an instantaneous legend. Driven to victory in the 1991 Le Mans 24 Hour race, it remains both the only Japanese car ever to win the race, and the... read more March 30, 2012 by 


 
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Spencer Pigot Earns Friday USF2000 Win

Spencer Pigot won the second USF2000 race at Sebring International Raceway on Friday, pulling off an around-the-outside pass of Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing... read more March 16, 2012 by 


 
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Actor Patrick Dempsey Confirms ALMS LMP2 Program

Driver/actor Patrick Dempsey first came to Le Mans three years ago, where he was scheduled as one of three drivers in a Ferrari F430 GT car. It turned out to be much more... read more March 16, 2012 by 


 
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Third Generation Racer Matt Brabham Scores USF2000 Opener Win At Sebring

The USF2000 campaign kicked off in fine form at Sebring International Raceway today with a huge, 36-car field keeping the action flowing throughout the contest. Third... read more March 15, 2012 by 


 
Skip Barber Mazdaspeed 3-day racing school

Skip Barber's Mazdaspeed Challenge: Pro Racing On A Tight Budget

At the professional level, racing is neither for the faint of heart nor the faint of wallet. The cheapest way we can think of to turn pro is probably SCCA Pro Racing’s... read more February 24, 2012 by 


 
2011 Mazda Takeri Concept

2011 Mazda Takeri Concept Mega-Gallery

The Mazda Takeri Concept from last year’s Tokyo Motor Show is the best glimpse yet as to what the styling of the upcoming 2013 Mazda Mazda6 will look like. Mazda even... read more February 14, 2012 by 


 
The 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition

Mazda Asks, 'What Do You Drive?': Video

Mazda has always marched to the beat of a slightly different drummer. The brand embraced the rotary engine when other manufacturers had abandoned the design, and it became... read more February 10, 2012 by 


 
The 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition

Mazda Debuts 2012 MX-5 Special Edition At Chicago Auto Show

Last week, Mazda teased the release of a 2012 MX-5 Miata Special Edition, to be launched at this week’s Chicago Auto Show. Now we’ve got pictures of the car in... read more February 8, 2012 by 


 
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