Paul at MAZMART contacted me a few weeks back to inform me that the 787B was in town and is on its way back home soon. It was such a pleasure to be able to get so much personal time with such a racing icon. Also to our excitement the garage was full of a few in house projects, and a few of Jim Downing’s race cars.
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Here is the legendary 787B race car.
Carbon and Kevlar chassis designed with precise calculations by Nigel Stroud
18 in x 12 in front & 18 in x 14 Volk Racing wheels in rear keep the 787 in complete control on every corner. And the 14 inch carbon brakes bring it all to a stop.
The heart of the beast is the 700hp 4 rotor R26B. Also, Mazda used its own telescopic intake runners on this motor that changed in size depending on rpm speed.
A shot of the 13J that was used in the 767 car. There were bits of pieces of the 767 all over the garage. So hopefully we will be able to return and check it out when its back together!
Jim Downing’s Rx3 race cars were also in house fresh off their appearance at The Mitty at Road Atlanta.
There was also a customer’s fully restored low mileage RX3-SP in showroom condition!
Another one of Jim Downing’s Rotary race cars being prepared for its next event. Rick Engman and Richard King telling us some small details of the cars setup.
Here is a short video of Rick Engman cranking up the 787 for us.
Thanks to MAZMART for the experience and time again!