Tag Archives: Bubble Era

Follow Retro Car Bot, A Bot Of Nothing But Retro Cars

It’s once more time to bless your timeline with a Retro Car Bot, a bot that tweets out retro cars and information about them. That’s it. It’s so great.

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I Went Into Mazda’s Secret Basement And Entered Rotary Heaven

Underneath a quiet office building in even-quieter Irvine, California, there rests some of the loudest, strangest, most glorious race cars and historic cars ever made. This is Mazda’s hidden basement in Southern California, something few people even inside the company ever see. What’s funny is it didn’t start out as…

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Mazda’s All-Conquering 700 HP Four-Rotor Le Mans Engine Has The Coolest Intake Ever

In 1991, little Mazda stood at the top of the world. It won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with its banshee Mazda 787B prototype, and here is the 700-horsepower quad-rotor engine that got it the win.

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Mazda Was So Small In The 1980s That It Put Off The Miata To Make A Minivan

It’s hard to put the success of the Mazda Miata into perspective, a unbelievably huge hit from a rather small company. How small? Small enough that Mazda didn’t have enough money to to put out the Miata and a minivan at the same time, and it chose the minivan first.

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The Subaru Vivio T-Top Was An Actual Car In Spite Of What You May Think

I can hear you from all the way over here. “That’s not a real car, Raph,” you shout at your computer screen. “You made that up. It’s a figment of your imagination!” Hah. I wish. This thing is real as hell.

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The Subaru Amadeus Was A Flat Six Shooting Brake That Wasn’t

The Subaru SVX is one of the looniest cars ever put into production: a flat-six luxury coupe with a fighter jet canopy from a company that mostly just sold plain station wagons. But these two sides of Subaru once collided and gave us the Subaru Amadeus. Or, rather, not.

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