MAZDA UK - RX7 FB/FC/FD 40th Anniversary Comparison

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MAZDA UK - RX7 FB/FC/FD 40th Anniversary Comparison

Post by DKWW2000 » Sun May 13, 2018 7:55 pm

Having been speaking to a Motoring journalist about the differences between FB/FC for a article he was writing, he passed my name (with permission) to the Public Relations Manager of Mazda UK. He asked me if I would be willing to travel to a Ex US Air Base on the east coast for a Filming Day, expenses paid, I thought for a nano second & said yes! This would involve a well known motoring journalist (who had no previous Rotary experience) driving all 3 models to compare their performance etc, then the journalist, myself & the PR Manager driving them in different scenes at speed around the Air Field.
Mazda UK had a S3 Tender blue FB with 300 miles on the clock & a JDM FD but no FC.
After & overnight stay, Introductions & filming started. A successful day was had by all, I drove a FD for the first time. ( sya )
After over of 800 miles round trip I was back home & it was all over. It will take about 3-4 weeks before the film will be finished, but once done I will share link etc.....................meanwhile here are a few pictures of the day:-
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RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
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Re: MAZDA UK - RX7 FB/FC/FD 40th Anniversary Comparison

Post by KiwiDave » Sun May 13, 2018 8:27 pm

The things we do ....... :) because Rotary :)

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Post by richrx » Sun May 13, 2018 10:14 pm

What a cool day th: looking forward to the video...

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Post by MelloYello » Sun May 13, 2018 10:31 pm

Did you ask him if Mazda UK had any events planned to share the celebration with the UK rotary and Mazda fans?

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Post by myatt1972 » Sun May 13, 2018 11:41 pm

Wow all three cars look great !
Very cool to be involved Pete 8-) I look forward to the film !
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Post by KYPREO » Mon May 14, 2018 12:17 am

Awesome! The tender blur is just h[b[

I take it that was the one that sold a year ago with 49 miles on the clock?

I remember saving pictures and posting here: http://www.ausrotary.com/viewtopic.php? ... 3#p2813273

So Mazda UK bought it in the end. Looks amazing in these photos.

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Post by codge » Mon May 14, 2018 1:09 pm

Yes, that's the one. Was owned by an ex dealer in Aberdeen.

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Re: MAZDA UK - RX7 FB/FC/FD 40th Anniversary Comparison

Post by spirit r » Mon May 14, 2018 2:45 pm

DKWW2000 wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 7:55 pm
A successful day was had by all, I drove a FD for the first time. ( sya )
To get your own Rx7 collection you're after an Fd now Pete?
Happy day for Mazda UK, finding such an great and knowledge Rotary enthusiast for the Filmproduction.

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Re: MAZDA UK - RX7 FB/FC/FD 40th Anniversary Comparison

Post by DKWW2000 » Mon May 14, 2018 3:36 pm

MelloYello wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Did you ask him if Mazda UK had any events planned to share the celebration with the UK rotary and Mazda fans?
He said there looking at other events
spirit r wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 2:45 pm
DKWW2000 wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 7:55 pm
A successful day was had by all, I drove a FD for the first time. ( sya )
To get your own Rx7 collection you're after an Fd now Pete?
Happy day for Mazda UK, finding such an great and knowledge Rotary enthusiast for the Filmproduction.
:lol:
I have only room for 2 Thomas, but if room became available.................... :o
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Re: MAZDA UK - RX7 FB/FC/FD 40th Anniversary Comparison

Post by Hobbawobba » Mon May 14, 2018 9:49 pm

Bet that was awesome aye! Can't wait to check it out 0-0

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