The Secret Mazda Basement Museum

Mazda loves that Zoom-Zoom tagline. It means quite a bit to them. They take the idea of making driving entertaining quite seriously.
This is a brand that loves the very act of driving itself, be it on the street or on a trace track… and they’re good at both.
Hidden in a basement in Irvine, California sits proof of that….

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  1. CraigSu Avatar

    Ask Mazda when we get the factory version of a fastback coupe. Note: this is not it but I like the overall look.

  2. wunno sev Avatar
    wunno sev

    that museum looks dope. i’ve got mad respect for mazda, and their american offices seem to be really important to the stuff they do that makes me feel that way.
    2015 is the year i buy a miata, NA or NB. this time i’m really doing it. i sold my MR2, i moved to a place with no salt, i made sure to rent a place with space for two cars. it’s happening. let’s do it. let’s go. let’s get a miata. i’m ready.

  3. nanoop Avatar

    Wonder what Mazda to buy now: ca. 10yo, four doors, wagon….
    Slightly unrelated: I like the small letter ‘hooniverse’ logo very much.

  4. Fred Russell Avatar
    Fred Russell

    At 2:14, the video can see a red Miata hiding just behind the one of one gold Miata Coupe. That red Miata has its own odd story. It was an odd experiment where Mazda was considered altering the curvature line of the bottom edge of the door. The car has the standard door jam and shape on one side, and then has a square door jam and shape on the other. Just an odd, fun item found only at the Mazda hiding space.

  5. Alff Avatar

    Cosmos are awesome. One of the few advantages of being as old as me is remembering when I saw one or two going down the road.
    If only there were a secret Studebaker basement somewhere.

  6. GianniB Avatar

    Very cool. Do they have one of Rod Millen’s 4WD RX-7 rally cars in their collection?

  7. dukeisduke Avatar

    I remember seeing John McElroy take a tour of the basement several years ago, on “Autoline Detroit”.

  8. dukeisduke Avatar

    Wow, the C/D RX-2 Showroom Stock racer – I haven’t seen that in awhile.