21Nov 2018

Growing up I always thought what made a fun car to drive was based primarily on how fast it accelerates.  The first number I would look up was always the 0-60 MPH times.  However, as I drove more and more cars, I realized that there’s so much more to what makes a car fun beyond […]

24Jul 2014

The first generation Mazda3 was first introduced to us over ten years ago (pictured on the right). It helped change the way people viewed the compact car segment which consisted of many vehicles that were uninspiring, lacked performance, felt cheap, or had questionable reliability. The Mazda3, however, felt like a more expensive sporty car at […]

07Apr 2014

In our Dark $ecrets – Realities of Professional Road Racing series of articles, we dove into just how powerful money is in the pro racing industry. Don’t think that money and politics aren’t a major influence in Club Racing as well. To say that the Spec Miata category is important to SCCA and NASA is […]

24Sep 2013

First things first: I own a 2007 Mazda3, and Dave (Chief Editor at Go Ahead Take the Wheel) races an ITA Miata. So we get the whole Zoom-Zoom concept. Mazda defines it as exhilaration and liberation from experiencing the emotion of motion. But both our vehicles are

31Dec 2011

An affordable and practical factory tuner car Mazda claims its vehicles are designed to not only catch the eye, but convey an image of youthful exuberance, style and driving fun.  Their performance division is Mazdaspeed, and their purpose is to amplify all the areas that already make Mazdas stand out, like power, handling, style, driver […]