Motor sports

Laguna Seca (photo by Kenny Nakajima)

Mazda Supports Motorsports: Creating A Ladder System From The Grassroots Up

Located in the picturesque resort town of Monterey, nestled in the suburbs of San Francisco in northern California is the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Laguna Seca circuit is the only one in the world, much less the US, whose name is adorned with the name of an auto manufacturer.
3rd Lexus Short Films series' 3rd film, Kev Cahill's "The Nation Holds Its Breath"

Lexus Short Films series' 3rd film screened at London's Raindance Film Festival

September 21 saw the first screening of the 3rd film in the 3rd Lexus' Short Films series, the Kev Cahill-directed "The Nation Holds Its Breath" at London's Raindance Film Festival.
Laguna Seca (Photo by: Kenny Nakajima)

Photo Feature: “Sparky” captures checkered flag at MX-5 Cup Invitational

The MX-5 Cup Invitational was held on September 10 & 11 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California where American Nathaniel “Sparky” Sparks captured the overall victory. Japanese driver Yuui Tsutsumi finished in fifth place.
The last Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution at auction in US

Mitsubishi puts last Lancer Evolution Final Edition in charity auction

On September 8, Mitsubishi Motors North America announced that it has put the last Lancer Evolution Final Edition in a charity auction on eBay.
Australia's StreetFX Motorsport, which established the Nissan GT-R's engine on the Toyota 86

Toyota 86 to feature Nissan GT-R engine for 1,000ps of maximum output

Australia’s StreetFX Motorsport has revealed a tuning project for the globally popular Toyota 86 sports car, which will astonish fans around the world.

Gran Turismo Sport release postponed to sometime later in 2017

Polyphony Digital and Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia announced that it will postpone the release of the Gran Turismo Sport for PS4 for both Japan and the rest of the world.
Suzuka Circuit Queens

Suzuka Circuit puts out call for 39th annual Circuit Queens

From August 18, Suzuka Circuit is putting out a call for applicants for Suzuka Circuit Queens for its racing events.
Mazda sky active engine developing 新訂版

Why downsizing specifications has been added to the "SKYACTIV" engine

Mazda Hitomi Mitsuo, Senior Executive Officer, had claimed "SKYACTIV (Sky Active)" engine appeared at that time, downsizing gasoline turbo engine of the absurd, but then the 1.5-litre diesel and 2.5-litre petrol is added Put what on earth did you?
Mazda 767B (1989)

Mazda to undergo demo runs of 767B Le Mans racer

On August 10, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced it will conduct demo runs of their 767B in late August at Laguna Seca in California.
2016 Suzuka 8hours

Suzuka 8hours: Looking Back With Statistics At The 39th Coca Cola Zero Suzuka 8hours

A look back on how this 39th annual Coca Cola Zero Suzuka 8hours Endurance Race unfolded by going over the data.
Global MX-5 Cup

Test-drive event for Global MX-5 Cup to be held on August 25

Ahead of the start of Global MX-5 Cup Japan in 2017, B-Sports will be holding test-drives involving these vehicles on August 25.
Award Ceremony

Suzuka 8hours: Bridgestone Equipment Team Lands 11th Consecutive Win, 5th Time Team Has Monopolized The Victory Stand

The Yamaha Factory Racing Team (Katsuyuki Nakasuga, Pol Espargaró, Alex Rose), supported by Bridgestone came out victorious in the Suzuka 8hours Endurance Road Race held between 28 and 31 July.
1958 Subaru 360

Subaru 360 “Ladybug” Recognized As Mechanical Engineering Heritage

One of Subaru’s most renown automobiles, the 360, has been officially recognized by as a part of Japan’s Mechanical Engineering Heritage.
Yaris WRC development test

Video: Toyota shows the Yaris WRC's progress in official video

Toyota has released an official video of the Yaris WRC which is currently on development and aims to race in the 2017 WRC World Rally Championship.
780hp Subaru Impreza

Video: 780hp Subaru Impreza sets new high-speed record at hill climb

A video has been released on the internet of the Subaru Impreza which set a new record at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb in the UK in June.
Subaru WRX STI built to break new record at Isle of Man TT

Video: Subaru releases video of WRX STI setting new record at Isle of Man TT

A full video is on the internet of the Subaru WRX STI setting a new lap-time record for a mass market car at Isle of Man's TT course in early June.
Mazda's prototype racer

Mazda’s new racer features commemorative colors

Mazda became the first Japanese automaker since 1991 to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. To commemorate the first victory in 25 years, Mazda has established the same colors from that victorious racer on their newest racing car.
New Honda Ridgeline

Four nominees for 2017 North American Truck of the Year announced

On July 6, the organizers of North American Car of the Year released the four nominees for the 2017 awards' truck category.
Nissan's official delivery ceremony for the Rio Olympic/Paralympic Games

Nissan delivers first official vehicle for upcoming Rio Olympic/Paralympic Games

On July 12, Nissan Motor Company, the official car supplier for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, presented their first official vehicle ahead of its opening day in August.
Mazda's all-new CX-9

Three Japanese models nominated for 2017 North American SUV of the Year

On July 6, the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) organizing committee announced its 12 nominees (first round of selections) for the SUV category of the 2017 NACTOY award.