Motor sports

2016 Honda Thanks Day cart race

2016 Honda Thanks Day: Alonso, Marquez and Takuma run a tight race at this year's Thanks Day

On December 4, Honda held the 2016 Honda Racing Thanks Day at Twin Ring Motegi, where there were "dream races" given by this season's F1 drivers and MotoGP riders.
2016 Honda Thanks Day

2016 Honda Thanks Day: This year's "dream races" feature Alonso, Pedrosa and more

On December 4, Honda held the 2016 Honda Racing Thanks Day at Twin Ring Motegi, where there were "dream races" given by this season's F1 drivers and MotoGP riders.
The all-new Honda Ridgeline

Three finalists announced for 2017 North American Truck of the Year

The three finalists for the truck category of the 2017 North American Car of the Year (NACOTY) were announced at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, which commenced on November 16 in the US.

2016 Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival: TommykairaZZ to undergo first drift run in Japan

GLM will be participating for the first time at the 2016 Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival, which commences on November 27 at Fuji Speedway. It will be conducting a drift run of its TommykairaZZ electric sports car.
2017 Honda NSX-GT GT500

Super GT: Honda unveils NSX-GT for GT500 2017 season

On November 2, Honda unveiled the NSX-GT racer for the 2017 season Super GT series / GT500 class on its website.
2016 Lexus ES

Lexus tops Consumer Reports reliability survey for fourth year in a row

On October 24, Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization in the US that provides unbiased product ratings and reviews, announced the results of its Annual Car Reliability Survey.
Toyota Industries booth

2016 Messe Nagoya: Toyota Industries to present FCV forklift and concept car

Toyota Industries has announced that it will hold and exhibit at the 2016 Messe Nagoya, which will be held October 26 to 29 at Boat Messe Nagoya.
New Acura (Honda) NSX

New Honda NSX video gets 1,150,000 views in one week

On October 11, Honda announced that approximately a week after releasing its "Nazca Lines" NSX movie, it has already received over 1,150,000 views.
2016 Japanese Grand Prix Formula One Championship

2017 Japanese Grand Prix Formula One Championship sees 145,000 attendees, with 72,000 on final day

The 2016 Japanese Grand Prix Formula One Championship was held at Suzuka Circuit from October 7 to 9. On the final day, there were 72,000 attendees. The total number of attendees for all three days reached 145,000 people.
The all-new Toyota Prius (the Prius Prime, in the US)

WCOTY announces first round selections for World Green Car 2017

On September 29, the sponsoring organization for World Car of the Year (WCOTY) announced its first round of selections for the World Green Car 2017 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
XV Concept

2016 Tokyo Motor Fes: Subaru to showcase prototype for all-new Impreza

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) will be exhibiting at the 2016 Tokyo Motor Fes being held for three days from October 8 to 10 at a special venue in Odaiba/Aomi.
1/24 Suzuki Jimny JA11-5

2016 All Japan Model Hobby Show: Hasegawa displays 1/24 Suzuki Jimny JA11 kit

Hasegawa displayed the Suzuki Jimny JA11-5 ahead of its release to show off its excellent craftsmanship at the All Japan Model Hobby Show, which is held from September 23 to 25 at Tokyo Big Sight.
Mazda MX-5 RF (Roadster RF in Japan)

Mazda to display historic and new coupes at Design Touch from October 14

Mazda will display the MX-5 RF and Luce Rotary Coupe at Tokyo Midtown Design Touch 2016 from October 14.
Hino Ranger Dakar rally car

2016 Tokyo Motor Fes: Hino to exhibit Dakar rally car and Poncho

Hino will display the Ranger Dakar racer and Poncho at 2016 Tokyo Motor Fes in Odaiba, which will be held from October 8 to 10.
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.
Mitsubishi's Lancer Evolution Final Edition (US model)

Mitsubishi auctions off final unit of Lancer Evolution Final Edition for $76,400 US

On September 15, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced that the last unit of its Lancer Evolution Final Edition was auctioned off to the highest bidder for charity.
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.