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100 years of Mazda

Classic & Sports Car Logo By Chris Chilton of Classic & Sports Car | Slide 1 of 24: Japan’s quirkiest car maker Mazda hit 100 earlier this year (and we’re celebrating it in our latest issue!). That’s a century of bonkers rotary cars, race winners and genre-defining affordable sports cars. But did you know the company started off building motorcycles and auto rickshaws? Or that it was the first to fit a modern GPS navigation system to a car way back in 1990? Read on for our potted history of a marque that’s never been afraid to innovate.

The highs – and not so highs – of the Japanese marque’s first century

Japan’s quirkiest car maker Mazda hit 100 earlier this year (and we’re celebrating it in our latest issue!). That’s a century of bonkers rotary cars, race winners and genre-defining affordable sports cars.

But did you know the company started off building motorcycles and auto rickshaws? Or that it was the first to fit a modern GPS navigation system to a car way back in 1990?

Read on for our potted history of a marque that’s never been afraid to innovate.

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