Gallery: Mazda’s Secret Motorsport Treasure Trove

Cars, Features I By Winding Road Staff I April 08, 2014
Nestled in the basement of Mazda’s North American R&D offices in Irvine, California, is an incredible stash of rare and interesting vehicles from Mazda’s motorsport history. But this basement isn’t just some sort of sarcophagus for bygone race cars – many of the cars housed here are kept in race-ready shape, and a fair amount of race prep for cars currently being campaigned occurs here as well.
IMSA prepped SA22C RX-7
MX-5 race car
Period tool transport vehicle for mobile trackside repairs
Don Sherman’s legendary IMSA RX-2
Racing logbooks
One of one left hand drive Spirt-R RX-7, constructed for an American Mazda executive
Mazda 757, last raced in 1987 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
An MX-6 in the midst of full race prep
This 787B is kept in a complete race-ready condition and is driven by Robert Davis of Mazda North America.
This car finished 8th in the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents

Related Articles

Super 3 Origins: Celebrating Super 3 Inspirations with Nine Limited-Edition Commissions

Morgan is celebrating the original inspirations for its rebellious Super 3 with a limited-edition series of commissions known as Super 3 Origins. The collection features…

July 10, 2024
The Bugatti Tourbillon: An Automotive Icon ‘Pour L’éternité’

Molsheim, France, 21 June 2024 – In 2004, the reborn Bugatti brand transformed the world of automotive performance and luxury with a 1,001 hp hyper…

June 21, 2024
The 1000 Miglia 2024 Has Started

BRESCIA, Italy, June 11, 2024 – The 2024 edition of the Red Arrow started at 12:30 pm from the Viale Venezia platform. Shortly before the start, a thunderstorm had threatened…

June 11, 2024
LBI Limited Offers Rare Alan Mann Heritage Edition – 2022 Ford GT

1 of only 30 examples Produced PONTIAC, Mich., June 6, 2024 – LBI Limited, specialists in the sales, brokerage, and collection management of collectible vehicles offers…

June 06, 2024
Morgan And Pininfarina Present Midsummer, A Celebration of Coachbuilding And Timeless Style

Midsummer celebrates more than two-centuries of combined coachbuilding experience between Morgan and Pininfarina. Midsummer’s barchetta design celebrates an iconic European body style and demonstrates the…

May 16, 2024


Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.