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Mazda RX-3: The giant-killing rotary that put the R in Respect for ‘Rice Burners’

Submitted by on November 6, 2013

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Mazda RX3

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When a trio of Mazda R100 coupes arrived at Mount Panorama in 1969, for the Hardie-Ferodo 500, they brought with them an entirely new kind of music than that which had played around The Mountainsā€™ bends in previous years.

And in 1973, when rule changes allowed them to open up their lungs and sing through big pipes unrestricted by mufflers, things got very interesting indeed.

The machines of the time were Mazda RX-3 rotaries, and they were responsible for many David & Goliath moments as they battled much larger and more powerful V8 contemporaries.

Head to the Shannons Club to read about their adventures.

Via the Shannons Club

ImageĀ www.autopics.com.au

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