MAZDA Cars, Light Trucks and Engines, Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan 1920 – on

Mazda

Mazda Motor Corporation
Native name
マツダ株式会社
Matsuda Kabushiki-gaisha
Public (K.K.)
Traded as TYO: 7261
OTC Pink: MZDAY
Industry Automotive
Founded 1920
Founder Jujiro Matsuda
Headquarters Fuchu, Aki District, Hiroshima, Japan
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Seita Kanai (Chairman)
Masamichi Kogai (President and CEO)
Products 1,189,283 units (2012)
Automobiles , Light Trucks, Engines
Revenue Increase ¥2.3 trillion / USD 23.42 Billion (FY 2011)
Increase ¥23.8 billion (FY 2011)
Decrease ¥-60 billion (FY 2011)
Owner Japan Trustee Services Bank(6.0%)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan (5.4%)
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (2.2%)
Ford Motor Company(2.1%)
Number of employees
37,745 (2013)
Slogan Zoom-Zoom
Website mazda.com

Mazda Motor Corporation (マツダ株式会社 Matsuda Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese automaker based in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

In 2007, Mazda produced almost 1.3 million vehicles for global sales, the majority of which (nearly 1 million) were produced in the company’s Japanese plants, with the remainder coming from a variety of other plants worldwide. In 2011, Mazda was the fifteenth biggest automaker by production worldwide.

Name

The company website states that its name is derived from Ahura Mazda, a god of wisdom, intelligence and harmony of the earliest civilizations in West Asia (Persia). Ahura Mazda (Persian : اهورا مزدا-Sanskrit: असुर मेधा (Asura-Medhā)), is the name of God to Zoroastrians. The company website also notes that the name also derives from the name of the company’s founder, Jujiro Matsuda.

History

Mazda began as the Toyo Cork Kogyo Co., Ltd, founded in Hiroshima, Japan in 1920. Toyo Cork Kogyo renamed itself to Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. in 1927. In the late 1920s the company had to be saved from bankruptcy by Hiroshima Saving Bank and other business leaders in Hiroshima.

In 1931 Toyo Kogyo moved from manufacturing machine tools to vehicles with the introduction of the Mazda-Go autorickshaw. Toyo Kogyo produced weapons for the Japanese military throughout the Second World War, most notably the series 30 through 35 Type 99 rifle. The company formally adopted the Mazda name in 1984, though every automobile sold from the beginning bore that name. The Mazda R360 was introduced in 1960, followed by the Mazda Carol in 1962.

1969 Mazda cosmo sport1969 Mazda Cosmo Sport

Beginning in the 1960s, Mazda was inspired by the NSU Ro 80, and decided to put a major engineering effort into development of the Wankel rotary engine as a way of differentiating itself from other Japanese auto companies. The company formed a business relationship with German company NSU, and began with the limited-production Cosmo Sport of 1967 and continuing to the present day with the Pro Mazda Championship, Mazda has become the sole manufacturer of Wankel-type engines for the automotive market mainly by way of attrition (NSU and Citroën both gave up on the design during the 1970s, and prototype Corvette efforts by General Motors never made it to production.)

This effort to bring attention to itself apparently helped, as Mazda rapidly began to export its vehicles. Both piston-powered and rotary-powered models made their way around the world. The rotary models quickly became popular for their combination of good power and light weight when compared to piston-engined competitors that required heavier V6 or V8 engines to produce the same power. The R100 and the RX series (RX-2, RX-3, and RX-4) led the company’s export efforts.

During 1968, Mazda started formal operations in Canada (Mazda Canada) although Mazdas were seen in Canada as early as 1959. In 1970, Mazda formally entered the American market (Mazda North American Operations) and was very successful there, going so far as to create the Mazda Rotary Pickup (based on the conventional piston-powered B-Series model) solely for North American buyers. To this day, Mazda remains the only automaker to have produced a Wankel-powered pickup truck. Additionally, it is also the only marque to have ever offered a rotary-powered bus (the Mazda Parkway, offered only in Japan) or station wagon (within the RX-3 & RX-4 line for US markets). After nine years of development, Mazda finally launched its new model in the U.S. in 1970.

Mazda’s rotary success continued until the onset of the 1973 oil crisis. As American buyers (as well as those in other nations) quickly turned to vehicles with better fuel efficiency, the relatively thirsty rotary-powered models began to fall out of favor. Combined with being the least-efficient automaker in Japan (in terms of productivity), inability to adjust to excess inventory and over-reliance on the U.S. market, the company suffered a huge loss in 1975. An already heavily indebted Toyo Kogyo was on the verge of bankruptcy and was only saved through the intervention of Sumitomo keiretsu group, namely Sumitomo Bank, and the companies subcontractors and distributors. Fortunately, the company had not totally turned its back on piston engines, as it continued to produce a variety of four-cylinder models throughout the 1970s. The smaller Familia line in particular became very important to Mazda’s worldwide sales after 1973, as did the somewhat larger Capella series.

1979 Mazda RX-7 (first generation)SavanniaMazda RX-7 (first generation)

Mazda refocused its efforts and made the rotary engine a choice for the sporting motorist rather than a mainstream powerplant. Starting with the lightweight RX-7 in 1978 and continuing with the modern RX-8, Mazda has continued its dedication to this unique powerplant. This switch in focus also resulted in the development of another lightweight sports car, the piston-powered Mazda Roadster (perhaps better known by its worldwide names as the MX-5 or Miata), inspired by the concept ‘jinba ittai‘. Introduced in 1989 to worldwide acclaim, the Roadster has been widely credited with reviving the concept of the small sports car after its decline in the late 1970s.

Partnership with Ford Motor Company

From 1979 to 2010, Mazda had a partnership with the Ford Motor Company, who acquired a 7% stake in 1979 and by 1996, owned 33.3% of Mazda. Under the administration of Alan Mulally, Ford gradually divested its stake in Mazda from 2008 to 2010, with Ford currently holding 2.1% of Mazda stock in 2014 and severing most production as well as development ties.

This partnership with Ford Motor Company began due to Mazda’s financial difficulties during the 1960s. Starting in 1979 with a 7-percent financial stake, Ford began a partnership with Mazda resulting in various joint projects. During the 1980s, Ford gained another 20-percent financial stake. These included large and small efforts in all areas of the automotive landscape — most notably in the realm of pickup trucks (such as the Mazda B-Series, which spawned a Ford Courier variant in North America in 1972) and smaller cars. For instance, Mazda’s Familia platform was used for Ford models like the Laser and Escort, while the Capella architecture found its way into Ford’s Telstar sedan and Probe sports models. In 2002 Ford gained an extra 5-percent financial stake.

The Probe was built in a new Mazda company plant in Flat Rock, Michigan along with the mainstream 626 sedan (the North American version of the Capella) and a companion Mazda MX-6 sports coupe. Ford also lent Mazda some of its capacity when needed: the Mazda 121 sold in Europe and South Africa was, for a time, a variant of the Ford Fiesta built in plants in Europe and South Africa. Mazda also made an effort in the past to sell some of Ford’s cars in Japan, mainly through its Autorama dealer group.

Mazda also helped Ford develop the 1991 Explorer, which Mazda sold as the 2-door only Mazda Navajo from 1991 through 1994. Ironically, Mazda’s version was unsuccessful, while the Ford (available from the start as a 4-door or 2-door model) instantly became the best selling sport-utility vehicle in the United States and kept that title for over a decade. Mazda has used Ford’s Ranger pickup as the basis for its North American–market B-Series trucks, starting in 1994 and continuing through 2010, when Mazda discontinued importing its B-Series trucks to North America, due to costs associated with the chicken tax.

Mazda MilleniaMazda Millenia

Following its long-held fascination with alternative engine technology, Mazda introduced the first Miller cycle engine for automotive use in the Millenia luxury sedan of 1995. Though the Millenia (and its Miller-type V6 engine) were discontinued in 2002, the company has recently introduced a much smaller Miller-cycle four-cylinder engine for use in its Demio starting in 2008. As with its leadership in Wankel technology, Mazda remains (so far) the only automaker to have used a Miller-cycle engine in the automotive realm.

2006 Mazda 32006 Mazda3

Further financial difficulties at Mazda during the 1990s (partly caused by losses related to the 1997 Asian financial crisis) caused Ford to increase its stake to a 33.4-percent controlling interest in May 1996. In June 1996, Henry Wallace was appointed President, and he set about restructuring Mazda and setting it on a new strategic direction. He laid out a new direction for the brand including the design of the present Mazda marque; he laid out a new product plan to achieve synergies with Ford, and he launched Mazda’s digital innovation program to speed up the development of new products. At the same time, he started taking control of overseas distributors, rationalized dealerships and manufacturing facilities, and driving much needed efficiencies and cost reductions in Mazda’s operations. Much of his early work put Mazda back into profitability and laid the foundations for future success. Wallace was succeeded by James Miller in November 1997, followed in December 1999 by Ford executive Mark Fields, who has been credited with expanding Mazda’s new product lineup and leading the turnaround during the early 2000s. Ford’s increased influence during the 1990s allowed Mazda to claim another distinction in history, having maintained the first foreign-born head of a Japanese car company, Henry Wallace.

2014 Mazda 62014 Mazda 6

Amidst the world financial crisis in the fall of 2008, reports emerged that Ford was contemplating a sale of its stake in Mazda as a way of streamlining its asset base. BusinessWeek explained the alliance between Ford and Mazda has been a very successful one, with Mazda saving perhaps $90 million a year in development costs and Ford “several times” that, and that a sale of its stake in Mazda would be a desperate measure. On November 18, 2008, Ford announced that it would sell a 20% stake in Mazda, reducing its stake to 13.4% thus surrendering control of the company, which it held since 1996. The following day, Mazda announced that, as part of the deal, it was buying back 6.8% of its shares from Ford for about US$185 million while the rest would be acquired by business partners of the company. It was also reported that Hisakazu Imaki would be stepping down as chief executive, to be replaced by Takashi Yamanouchi. On November 18, 2010, Ford reduced its stake further to 3%, citing the reduction of ownership would allow greater flexibility to pursue growth in emerging markets, and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group was believed to become its largest shareholder. Ford and Mazda remain strategic partners through joint ventures and exchanges of technological information.

Post-Partnership with Ford

Mazda Motor Corp. (7261) raised more than 150 billion yen (US$1.9 billion) in a record share sale to replenish capital as it suffered its biggest annual loss in 11 years, part of the proceed is used to build an auto plant in Mexico. The Mexican plant is built jointly by the company and Sumitomo Corp.

Marques

Japanese Mazda dealership in Saitama, JapanJapanese Mazda dealership in Saitama, Japan

Japanese Crest Igeta

Mazda Motors square symbol based on Sumitomo family crest, and is an affiliated company of the Sumitomo Group

Autozam logo

Autozam logo

Amati logo

Amati logo

Mazda previously used a number of different marques in the Japanese (and occasionally Australian) market, including AutozamEunos, and Ẽfini, which have since been phased out. The motivation was brought on by market competition from other Japanese automakers efforts in offering vehicles at multiple Japanese dealership networks offered by Toyota, Nissan, and Honda. Mazda’s implementation of brand diversification reflected a Japanese engineering philosophy, called Kansei engineering, which was used as an advertising slogan in North America. This selective marketing experiment was ended in the mid-1990s due to economic conditions, largely attributed to the collapse of the Japanese asset price bubble in 1991.

This diversification stressed the product development groups at Mazda past its limits. Instead of having a half-dozen variations on any given platform, developers were asked to work on dozens of different models and consumers were confused as well by the explosion of similar new models. One of the oddest sub-marques was M2, used on three rare variants of the Eunos Roadster (the M2-1001, M2-1002 and M2-1028) and one of the Autozam AZ-1 (M2-1015). M2 even had its own avant-garde company headquarters, but was shut down after a very short period of operation.

Today, the former marques no longer exist in Japan as sales channels. The Carol was sold at the Autozam store (which specialized in small cars), but it now sold with the Mazda marque, not as the Autozam Carol as it once was.

In early 1992 Mazda planned to release a luxury marque, Amati, to challenge Acura, Infiniti, and Lexus in North America, which was to begin selling in late 1993. The initial Amati range would have included the Amati 500 (which became the Eunos 800 in Japan and Australia, Mazda Millenia in the U.S., and Mazda Xedos 9 in Europe), a rebadged version of the Mazda Cosmo and the Amati 1000 (a rear-wheel drive V12 successor to the Mazda Luce). The Amati marque was eventually scrapped before any cars hit the market. It is perhaps just a curiosity, but “Amati” happens to be an anagram of “Miata”

In Europe, the Xedos name was also associated with the Mazda Xedos 6, the two models were in production from 1992 until 1997. The Xedos line was marketed under the Mazda marque, and used the Mazda badge from the corresponding years.

Emblems

Years Symbol Description
1934-1936 1936 Mazdalogo1936 The first registered corporate logo, which appeared on three-wheel trucks in 1936.
1936-1962 Mazdalogo1936-tripleM The first stylized branding. The three mountains (representing Hiroshima) also form the Latin alphabet letter M, which is duplicated three times for “Mazda Motor Manufacturer”. The long side extensions represent wings for agility and speed.
1962–1975 1960_Mazda_M_badge. a Symbol and corporate mark as seen on most Mazda cars from the Mazda R360 until 1975
1975–1991 Technical Mazda script Between 1975 and 1991, Mazda did not have an official symbol, only a stylized version of its name; the previous blue “m” symbol was still used in some dealerships up until the 1980s, but later on a plain blue square next to the Mazda name was often used on dealer signs and documentation
1991–1992 Mazda2 In 1991, Mazda adopted a corporate symbol which was to represent a sun and a flame standing for heartfelt passion. This is commonly referred to in Mazda enthusiast circles as the “cylon” logo.
1992–1997 Mazda3 Shortly after the release of the new symbol, the design was smoothed out to reduce its similarity to Renault’s. This is sometimes referred to as the “eternal flame” logo. It also represented the design of the rotary engine that Mazda was famous for.
1997–Present 1997 Mazda_logo_with_emblem A redesigned symbol was introduced in 1997. It’s a stylized, winged “M” meant to show Mazda stretching its wings for the future.

Environmental efforts

Mazda has conducted research in hydrogen-powered vehicles for several decades. Mazda has developed a hybrid version of its Premacy compact minivan using a version of its signature rotary engine that can run on hydrogen or gasoline. Despite plans to release it in 2008, as of 2010 the vehicle is in limited trials.

In 2010 Toyota and Mazda announced a supply agreement for the hybrid technology used in Toyota’s Prius model.

Bio-Car

Mazda is finding a host of alternative uses for a variety of materials and substances – ranging from plastic to milk – in its vehicles, as it aims to become more environmentally-friendly. Mazda introduced some of these innovations – bioplastic internal consoles and bio-fabric seats – in its Mazda 5 model at EcoInnovasia 2008, at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok. Up to 30% of the interior parts in the Mazda5 are made of non-biomaterial components, e.g. Poti (gobar of cows).

SkyActiv Technology

SkyActiv technology is an umbrella name for a range of technologies used in certain new Mazda vehicles. These vehicles include the Mazda2/Demio, Mazda6/Atenza, CX-5 and 2014 Mazda 3. Together these technologies increase fuel economy to a level similar to a hybrid drivetrain. Engine output is increased and emission levels are reduced. These technologies include high compression ratio gasoline engines (13.0 to 1), reduced compression diesel engines (14.0 to 1) with new 2-stage turbocharger design, highly efficient automatic transmissions, lighter weight manual transmissions, lightweight body designs and electric power steering. It is also possible to combine these technologies with a hybrid drivetrain for even greater fuel economy.

Motorsport

In the racing world, Mazda has had substantial success with both its signature Wankel-engine cars (in two-rotor, three-rotor, and four-rotor forms) as well as its piston-engine models. Mazda vehicles and engines compete in a wide variety of disciplines and series around the world. More Mazdas are raced every week than any other car brand (a large part of this statement speaks to the success of the MX-5/Miata and its widespread embrace by grassroots motorsports). As of 2014, Mazda remains the only Japanese automaker to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans overall.

International competition

Mazda’s competition debut was on October 20, 1968 when two Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S coupes entered the 84 hour Marathon de la Route ultra-endurance race at the Nürburgring, one finishing in fourth place and the other breaking an axle after 81 hours. The next year, Mazda raced Mazda Familia R100 M10A coupes. After winning the Singapore Grand Prix in April 1969 and coming in fifth and sixth in the Spa 24 Hours (beaten only by Porsche 911s), on October 19, 1969, Mazda again entered the 84 hour Nürburgring race with four Familias. Only one of these finished, taking fifth place.

The first racing victory by a Wankel-engined car in the United States was in 1973, when Pat Bedard won an IMSA RS race at Lime Rock Park in a Mazda RX-2.

In 1976, Ray Walle, owner of Z&W Mazda, drove a Cosmo (Mazda RX-5) from the dealership in Princeton, New Jersey, to Daytona, won the Touring Class Under 2.5 Liters at the 24 Hours of Daytona, and drove the car back to New Jersey. The Cosmo placed 18th overall in a field of 72. The only modifications were racing brake pads, exhaust, and safety equipment.

After substantial successes by the Mazda RX-2 and Mazda RX-3, the Mazda RX-7 has won more IMSA races in its class than any other model of automobile, with its hundredth victory on September 2, 1990. Following that, the RX-7 won its class in the IMSA 24 Hours of Daytona race ten years in a row, starting in 1982. The RX-7 won the IMSA Grand Touring Under Two Liter (GTU) championship each year from 1980 through 1987, inclusive.

1991 Mazda 787B, winner of the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans raceThe Mazda 787B, winner of the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans race

In 1991, a four-rotor Mazda 787B (2622 cc actual, rated by FIA formula at 4708 cc) won the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race outright. The 787B’s triumph remains unparalleled, as it remains the only non-piston-engined car ever to win at Le Mans, and Mazda is still the only Japanese marque to have won overall at Le Mans – ironically after Nissan had closed down its World Sportscar Championship programme and Toyota had opted to take a sabbatical for most of 1991 in order to develop its 3.5-litre TS010. This led to a ban on rotary engines in the Le Mans race starting in 1992, which has since been rescinded. After the 1991 race, the winning engine was publicly dismantled for internal examination, which demonstrated that despite 24 hours of extremely hard use it had accumulated very little wear.

The Le Mans win in 1991 followed a decade of class wins from other Mazda prototypes, including the 757 and 767. The Sigma MC74 powered by a Mazda 12A engine was the first engine and team from outside Western Europe or the United States to finish the entire 24 hours of the Le Mans race, in 1974. Mazda is also the most reliable finisher at Le Mans (with the exception of Honda, which has entered only three cars in only one year), with 67% of entries finishing. Mazda will return to prototype racing in 2005 with the introduction of the Courage C65 LMP2 car at the American Le Mans Series race at Road Atlanta. This prototype racer uses the Renesis Wankel from the RX-8.

Mazdas have also enjoyed substantial success in World Land Speed competition, SCCA competition, drag racing, pro rally competition (the Familia appeared in the WRC several times during the late ’80s and early ’90s), the One Lap of America race (winning SUV & truck in a MazdaSpeed5), and other venues. Wankel engines have been banned for some time from international Formula One racing, as well as from United States midget racing, after Gene Angelillo won the North East Midget Racing Association championship in 1985 with a car powered by a 13B engine, and again in 1986 in a car powered by a 12A engine.

Spec series

The Cooper Tires Atlantic Championship powered by Mazda is a North American open wheel racing series. It is the top level of the MAZDASPEED ladder, a driver development program which rewards season winners of one level with automatic rides at the next level. Since 2006, the Atlantic Championship has been run exclusively with Swift 016.a chassis powered by Mazda-Cosworth MZR 2300 cc (2.3L) DOHC inline-4 engines producing 300 bhp (224 kW). The cars are capable of speeds in excess of 175 mph (282 km/h).

Formula Mazda Racing features open wheel race cars with Mazda engines, adaptable to both oval tracks and road courses, on several levels of competition. Since 1991, the professionally organized Star Mazda Series has been the most popular format for sponsors, spectators, and upward bound drivers. It is the second-highest level on the aforementioned MAZDASPEED driver development ladder. Engines for the Star Mazda series are all built by one engine builder, certified to produce the prescribed power, and sealed to discourage tampering. They are in a relatively mild state of racing tune, so that they are extremely reliable and can go years between motor rebuilds.

Spec Miata has become one of the most popular and most affordable road racing classes in North America. The Spec Miata (SM) class is intended to provide the opportunity to compete in low cost, production-based cars with limited modifications, suitable for racing competition. The rules are intentionally designed to be more open than the Showroom Stock class but more restricted than the Improved Touring class.

Spec RX7 is also a popular club racing class primarily due to the availability of first generation RX7 cars and the low startup cost. Spec RX7 (SRX7) in some regions is noted as one of the most cost effective sports car classes.

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1999-mazda-626-automobile-model-years-photo-1 1999 Mazda 323 1998-mazda-626-automobile-model-years-photo-1 1997-mazda-626-automobile-model-years-photo-1 1997 Mazda logo with emblem 1997 Mazda 323 (BASeries3)_Astina 5-door hatchback 1996-mazda-626-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1996 Mazda Proceed Marvie in Japan 1995-mazda-626-automobile-model-years-photo-1 1995-1997 Mazda Sentia 1995-96 Mazda Protege 7e gen 323 LX 1994-mazda-626-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1994_Mazda_Familia-Neo_01 1994 mazda-323 1994 Mazda RX-7 1994 1993-mazda-626-automobile-model-years-photo-1 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1993 Mazda MX5 Ser.1 Engine 1590cc S4 1992-mazda-626-sedan-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1992-97 Mazda RX 6 Engine 2497cc 1992 Mazda AZ-1a 1992 Mazda AZ-1 1992 Mazda 323f 1992 Mazda 323 (FA4TS) 1.4 hatchback 1991-mazda-626-sedan-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1991-mazda-626-hatchback-automobile-model-years-photo-1 1991 1991 Mazda_Familia_Sedan_1991 1991 Mazda_323_Kombi_rear_20080222 1991 Mazda_323_BF_Heckansicht 1991 Mazda MX-3 1991 Mazda 787B, winner of the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans race 1990-mazda-626-sedan-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1990-mazda-626-hatchback-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1990-98 Mazda 121 Engine 1324i cc 16 v 1990-'92_Mazda_323_Hatchback 1990-92 Mazda Protege 323 1990 Mazda323_BF1 1990 Mazda_323_rear_20070920 1989-mazda-626-sedan-automobile-model-years-photo-1 1989-mazda-626-hatchback-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1989 Mazda Revue 1 1989 Mazda MX-5 Miata 1989 Mazda Familia Van 1989 Mazda 626 1989 1989 mazda 323 hatchback 1989 mazda 121 de bolhoed 1989 mazda 121 2 1989 1st generation Mazda Roadster (Mazda MX-5) 1988-mazda-626-sedan-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1988-mazda-626-hatchback-automobile-model-years-photo-1 1988 Mazda 626 1987-mazda-626-sedan-automobile-model-years-photo-1 1987-mazda-626-hatchback-automobile-model-years-photo-u2 1987-mazda-626-coup-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1987-89 Mazda 929(HC) hardtop 1987 Mazda Capella 1987 Mazda 323 bf turbo 1986-mazda-626-sedan-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1986-mazda-626-hatchback-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1986-mazda-626-coup-automobile-model-years-photo-1 1986 Mazda 626 turbo 1986 Mazda 323 (BD) 5-door hatchback 1985-mazda-626-sedan-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1985-mazda-626-hatchback-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1985-mazda-626-coup-automobile-model-years-photo-u1 1985-87 Mazda 323 (BF)sedan 1985 Mazda RX-7 1985 1985 Mazda Luce 2.0 Genteel-X.1 1985 Mazda 929 from NL 1985 Mazda 323 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1983 Mazda RX-7 (Series 2) 1983 Mazda 929L 1983 Mazda 323 1982 Mazda 626 Motrose coupé 1982 mazda 323 1982 Mazda 323 Notchback Pa 1982 Mazda 323 Hatchback 1982 Mazda 323 Familia 502 1981 Mazda 929 profiel 1981 Mazda 929 2.0 Hardtop 1981 Mazda 929 2.0 DX Wagon 1981 Mazda 626 sedan 1980-85 Mazda_323_Wagon_by_Camr 1980-82 Mazda 626 (CB) sedan 1980 Mazda_323_estate_1980_Silver_Steet 1980 MAZDA 1980 Mazda Van trend fr 1980 Mazda Montrose Coupe 2.0 automatic 1980 Mazda 929 Legato Sedan 1980 Mazda 929 Estate in Oman 1980 Mazda 626 1980 Mazda 323 1980 Mazda 323 Oranje 1980 Mazda 323 -FAMILIA-5th-generation01 1980 Familia 1500 1979-1980 Mazda 323 (FA4TS) 1.4 hatchback 1979 MHV_Mazda_323_02 1979 Mazda RX-7 1979 Mazda RX-7 (first generation)Savannia 1979 Mazda RX7  Engine 1.2 ltr Rotary 1979 Mazda RX 7 1979 Mazda 626 1979 Mazda 626 uit 1979 1979 Mazda 626 Pa 1979 Mazda 323 uit 1979 1979 Mazda 323 boekje 1978 Mazda-rx3-1ª Geração 1978 Mazda RX-7 1978 1978 Mazda Cosmo Landau 1978 Mazda 626 Montrose 1977 Mazda_323_01 1977 Mazda B Series B1800 Pickup Truck Minitruck 1 1977 Mazda B 1800 1977 Mazda 1300 Estate 1977 Mazda 1300 coupé 1977 Mazda 929 Hardtop Coupe 1977 Mazda 929 coupe 1977 Mazda 818s 1977 mazda 323 1977 Mazda 323 Bl 1976 Mazda RX34 1976 Mazda rx33 1976 Mazda RX-4 Coupe 1976 Mazda 818 uit 1976 1976 Mazda 818 mk2 1976 Mazda 616 coupe 1975 Mazda RX-4 coupé (LA2) 1975 Mazda Roadpacer AP Wankelmotor 1975 MAZDA COSMO AP 1975 Mazda Cosmo AP (anti polution) 1975 Mazda 818 1975 Mazda 818 r 1975 Mazda 818 folder 1975 Mazda 818 estate 1975 Mazda 818 coupe 1974 Mazda-LUCE-2nd-generation01 1974 Mazda RX 4 1974 mazda 929a 1974 Mazda 929 1973 Mazda-FAMILIA-3rd-generation01 1973 Mazda RX4 1973 Mazda RX-3 wagon 1973 Mazda 1300 coupe 1973 Mazda 1300 coupe 1973 1973 Mazda 1000 1973 Mazda 818 sedan Standard (rode), Mazda 808 sedan Deluxe (blauw) 1973 Mazda 808 Coupe and Sedan 1972 Mazda RX-2 1972 Mazda RX-2 (2) 1972 Mazda police car 1972 Mazda Familia pickup 1972 Mazda Car Postcard 1972 Mazda 1800-2 1972 Mazda 1800-1 1972 mazda 1800 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 1972 Mazda 1800 voorzicht 1972 Mazda 1800 Sedan Front 1 1972 MAZDA 1800 Luce 1972 Mazda 1800 Grand Luce 1972 Mazda 1800 front 1972 Mazda 1800 Estate 1972 mazda 1800 brochure 1972 Mazda 1800 a 1972 mazda 1800 10 1972 mazda 1800 9 1972 mazda 1800 7 1972 mazda 1800 5 1972 mazda 1800 4 1972 mazda 1800 3 1972 mazda 1800 2 1972 mazda 1800 (2) 1972 MAZDA 1300 Coupe 1972 Mazda 616 1972 1971-78 Mazda RX3  Engine 1964cc eqv 1971 Mazda SAVANNA Coupe GS 1971 Mazda R100 1971 Mazda Cosmo met wankelmotor uit 1971 1971 Mazda Cosmo 1971 profiel 1971 Mazda 1800 1971 Mazda 1800 zijzicht 1971 Mazda 1800 leading lady 1971 Mazda 1800 boekje 1971 Mazda 1300 sl coupe 1970-79 Mazda 616 coupé 1970 MAZDA super rally 1970 mazda 1800- 1970 Mazda 1800 SONY DSC 1970 Mazda 1800 sedan UK 1970 Mazda 1800 op beurs 1970 Mazda 1800 de luce coupé 1970 Mazda 1800 de luce coupé a 1970 Mazda 1500 Sedan 1970 Mazda 1000-1300 ad 1970 Mazda 1000 1970 Mazda 1000 Little Honey 1970 Mazda 1000 Estate 1970 Mazda 1000 4 door 1970 Mazda 110S 1 1970 50 years mazda 1969 Mazda-LUCE-rotary-coupe 01 1969 Mazda R130 or Mazda 1800 aka Mazda Luce coupe 1969 Mazda R130 Coupé 1969 Mazda Luce R130 (Rotary) coupé 1969 Mazda cosmo sport 1969 Mazda Cosmo a 1969 MAZDA COSMO (2) 1969 Mazda 1800 Test okt 1969 1969 mazda 1800 luce 1 1969 Mazda 1500 1969 Mazda 1500 s 1969 mazda 1500 luce deluxe 1969 mazda 1200 1968-1973 Mazda 1800 Luce 1968 Mazda-LUCE-1st-generation 1968 Mazda-FAMILIA-rotary-coupe02 1968 Mazda Familia Pickup 002 1968 Mazda 1500 1968 Mazda 1500 sedan Deluxe 1968 MAZDA 1500 deluxe 1968 MAZDA 1500 deluxe (2) 1968 Mazda 1200 wagon 1968 Mazda 1000 Estate 1968 A Mazda Luce in La Grand-Place of Brussels, Belgium (circa 1968). 1968 A Mazda 1500 sedan (Luce circa 1968) on the streets of Bern, Switzerland. 1967 1967 Mazda Familia Rotary Coupe 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 1967 Mazda 1000 1967 MAZDA  COSMO 1966–1972 Mazda-LUCE-1st-generation 1500 1966 Mazda-FAMILIA-1st-generation 1966 Mazda Familia Model SSA 1965. A Mazda Light Bus Type-A, it was capable of carrying 25 people 1965 MAZDA FAMILIA VAN 1965 Mazda Familia Coupe 1000 1964 Mazda Familia 1963 Mazda-carol-1st-generation01 1963 Mazda President Arrives in a Mystery Car 1963 Mazda factory 1963 Mazda d= 2 deurs 1963 Mazda carol360 1963 Mazda Carol360 rearview 1963 Mazda Carol 1962 Mazda-B360 1962 Mazda R-360 Coupe De Luxe achterkant (J) 1962 Mazda R-360 Coupe De Luxe (J) 1961 Mazda R360 1961 Mazda .. 1961 MAZDA  R360 1960 1960-mazda-r360-front 1960 Mazda R360 Coupé 1960 Mazda Porter Pickup 1960 Mazda M badge 1959-69 Mazda t2000 1959-69 Mazda T2000 three wheeler 1959-69 Mazda T600 1959-69 Mazda k360 p 1959-69 Mazda K360 achterzijde (J) 1959-69 Mazda K360 (J) 1959 K360 in 1959 1952 1936, four Mazda-go Type-KC36 trucks and one Mazda-go Type-DC took part in a caravan from Kagoshima to Tokyo 1936 Mazdalogo1936 1936 Mazda КС 1931 Mazda's first production vehicle was a three-wheeled truck called the Mazda-go 1930-three-wheel-truck-prototype

My dearest memories are about the mazda 1800 that mu dad bought in 1972. I drove that car regularly from my 14th. My father got sick and after that I was the only driver available to bring the family home. I learned drive in it and it was a magnificent car.

1972 mazda 1800

we drove more than 200.000km in it till it was sold for almost nothing.

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Author: Jeroen

In Dutch, my homelanguage: Ik ben Jeroen, tot januari 2015 was ik al dik 26 jaar werkzaam in een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis in een stad vlakbij Werelds grootste havenstad Rotterdam. Eerst als verpleegkundige/begeleider op high care, later op afdeling dubbeldiagnose (verslavingen) en ook nog een tijdje als administratief medewerker. Ik heb een spierziekte "Poli Myositis" (alle spieren zijn ontstoken) daardoor weinig energie. Sinds augustus 2015 is daarbij de diagnose Kanker gesteld, en ben ik helemaal arbeidsongeschikt geworden en zit middenin de behandelfase. Gelukkig ben ik daarnaast getrouwd, vader, en opa, en heb de nodige hobby's. Een daarvan is transportmiddelen verzamelen en daarmee een blog schrijven. Dit blog begon met bussen, maar nu komen ook sleepboten, auto's trucks en dergelijke aan bod. Kijk en geniet met me mee, reageer, en vul gerust aan. Fouten zal ik ook graag verbeteren. In English: I'm Jeroen, till januari 2015 I was already 26 years working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, near Rotterdam, Worlds biggest harbour with more than 98 nationalities living within it's borders. First I worked on closed high care ward and the last years on a ward with mainly addicted people. I liked my work very much. In 2007 I got ill. I got the diagnose Poli Myositis, a musscle dissease. Al my mussles are inflamed. And last august I got another diagnose. Cancer. It's plaveicelcel carcinoma and treated with Chemo and radioation. So I've even less energy than the last years. Still I try to make something of my life and the blog is helping with surviving with some pleasure.

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