"We stumbled across this rare and rather killer footage of the fleeting moments of Mazda's RX7 Group B career on the highly entertaining Japanese Nostalgic Car blog. Listen to the sound of the RX7's high-revving rotary engine, and enjoy "
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This film, which we stumbled upon at oldschool.co.nz seems to be a bit of Mazda propaganda from the early seventies.
Dig the kodachrome-style colour saturation of the film itself. Dig the wickedly spooky loungecore soundtrack. Dig the style of the Japanese ladies and the beefy beauty of the boxy Sylines Mazdas and Nissans. And dig especially waved-out, silky-styled ‘dos of the drivers. But the highlight for us is the hi-revving buzz of the Mazdas’ rotary engines.
Unusually, the voiceover is in a quiant version of American English. Great piece of oriental nostalgia.
RX2 Image above from Shane Mcmanus
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