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Mazda to showcase historic vehicles at Japanese car show


1967 Cosmo Sport 110S, one of three Cosmos brought to the U.S. | Mazda Photo

Mazda will show five historic vehicles alongside two 2016 models at the 11th annual Japanese Classic Car Show this weekend in Long Beach, California. The theme of this throwback display is “Jinba Ittai,” meaning “horse and rider as one,” a philosophy Mazda strives to meet by building light and agile cars with innovative engineering.

Showcased in the display will be:

  • 1967 Cosmo Sport 110S, one of three Cosmos brought to the U.S. by Curtiss-Wright for aviation research and one of only two Curtiss-Wright Cosmos still known to exist
  • 1972 RX-2 that was raced by Patrick Bedard and Don Sherman of Car and Driver in the ‘70s;
  • 1988 323 GTX known as being a rally rocket for the road when it came out; the car is one of 1,243 sold in the U.S.
  • 1990 MX-5, one of Mazdas most iconic vehicles
  • RX-7 Spirit R LHD, one of 1,500 Spirit Rs made for the U.S.

Alongside these classics will be the 2016 MX-5 Miata and CX-3 subcompact crossover.

While showcasing the cars, Mazda will be raising money through its “Drive for Good” program which benefits United Way charity initiatives in Southern California by offering branded gear and apparel for suggested donations. Mazda has allocated $4.9 million and 66,000 service hours to its charitable efforts this year.

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