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Around the tracks: A valiant RX-7 rescue and a stolen Dodge Challenger
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12th Jun 2020
4 min read

Around the tracks: A valiant RX-7 rescue and a stolen Dodge Challenger

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? Just when you starting losing faith in humanity, a story like this one comes along to restore it.
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Susannah Guthrie
'Mad' Mike's original MadBul RX-7 gets old-school facelift
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10th Feb 2017
3 min read

'Mad' Mike's original MadBul RX-7 gets old-school facelift

If you're a fan of the mighty Mazda RX-7, you've not doubt heard of New Zealand drifter 'Mad' Mike Whiddett, and surely seen – or indeed heard – his ear-melting quad-rotor Mazda RX-7. Well, after 10 years in his possession, and more than a handful of rebuilds, the professional Kiwi skidder has treated the car to another refresh. And this time it's got an old-school flavour to it.
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David Zalstein
Mazda CEO rules out rotary engine sports car
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10th Nov 2014
2 min read

Mazda CEO rules out rotary engine sports car

Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai has officially ruled out a rotary engine-powered RX halo car for the Hiroshima-based car maker. In a chat with Automotive News, Kogai said: "We don't have that kind of vehicle in our future product plan". Kogai reasons that, as a small mainstream car maker, "if you increase the number of segments, then the resources we can allocate to each will decline and that will prevent us from developing truly good products". A look at the numbers underlines Kogai's point.
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Derek Fung
Mazda rotary engine production ceases: the end of an era
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27th Jun 2012
2 min read

Mazda rotary engine production ceases: the end of an era

The last Mazda to use the famed but sadly doomed rotary engine rolled off the assembly line at the company's Hiroshima factory and headquarters in Japan last Friday bringing to a close the life of an extraordinary little powerplant. "Production of the RX-8 will end, but the rotary engine will live on as an important part of Mazda's spirit," said Mazda president Takashi Yamanouchi.
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David Zalstein