Past Gas #228: Mazda Pt 3: The RX-7 & Mazdaspeed

Past Gas by Donut Media

11-03-2024 • 46 mins

1974. For the past six years, Mazda Sports Corner have taken the rotary engine to task against the racing titans of Europe. And back in Japan, Mazda’s high-revving rotaries have captured the attention of the underground racing scene, and can be heard screaming at 9,000rpm down streets and expressways across the country. But how did two tuning companies come to shape Mazda’s image on the track and on the street? How did Isami Amemiya create a blueprint for Mazda tuner culture that has withstood the test of time? And how did Takayoshi Ohashi set Mazda on a path to motorsport immortality? Today on Past Gas, part three of our four-part history of Mazda!  Thanks to our sponsors: Need to hire? You need Indeed. Just go to right now and support our show by saying you heard about Indeed on this podcast. Download the Prize Picks app today and use code gas for a first deposit match up to $100! Explore 2024 with Lectric eBikes. The most accessible and adventurous eBikes ever. Visit to learn more.  More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit