Originally Posted by PaulFitzwarryne
The racing success of the 7 was limited. The GTU class was not really supported by manufacturers, so there was little seious competion in the years Mazda was significantly active. The real publicity was going to the V8s classes.
Thus, at the time the 7 was winning its class races, it was loosing the marketing battle and sales declined.
one word>>> spec7
Also, the rotary won the 24 hour Le Mans Grand PRix 1991. No not the LeMons, but the French one, the one that Henry Ford spent millions or billions to win. Rotaries were banned since.
And that peeling decal on the quarter window says it was SCCA champion multiple years.
Back to the here and now, yesterday two people complimented my 33 y o rx-7, and my neighbor bitched about his buick. When I was in NJ, after barely passing the emissions test, the technician told me there is no way it will pass next year and to start saving for another car. So I decided to stop all maintenance excpt for keeping the fluid topped. Rented a car for an out of town/state training symposium. I think it was a Chrysler or GM POS. When I got back home to the seven, I then decided to double down on auto maintenance.