One of the two Mazda Prototype cars at this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International will be decked out in a livery that salutes one of the greatest racing stories of all time. Hey Mazda—more like this, please.
I got an invitation to a black tie party once from the Goodwood House, but I couldn’t make it. Yesterday evening though, they held another one which we attended without having a tie, or wearing anything even remotely black. We had to. They had rotary race cars.
What you see here is Le Mans on a Thursday afternoon. Tea time with Group C cars, basically. And it will make you wish it was 1989 again... acid wash jeans and all.
Travis and I are on our way to Le Mans, and here's a bit of why it's worth the flight from anywhere on this earth.
I’ve turned 30 today. My wife and her mother got me a set of bespoke cufflinks in the shape of Wankel engine rotors. Life is officially awesome.
In 1991, a Day-Glo-colored Mazda beat Mercedes and Jaguar to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the only rotary-powered car to date achieving the feat. Come and listen to its mad shriek.