Mazda Celebrates 40 Rotary-Powered Years... In Japan

Hard to believe, but it's been forty years since Mazda started selling vehicles with rotary engines. Their marketers aren't trumpeting their pride over that milestone in the US of A, probably because the '67 models weren't sold here, but it's a different story in Japan. You can get a special 40th Anniversary Edition RX-8 over there; the rest of us will have to settle for the cool Wankelated graphics on Mazda's Japanese site, which has a nice slideshow of rotary Mazdas over the decades. [mazda.co.jp]