Having recently acquired their 40th car, it was the perfect time to visit the brand new Mazda Australia office and check out their collection of heritage cars. Thankfully, the Mazda Car Club of Australia had organised a tour so we dropped in to check it out.
Mazda Australia moved its offices to brand new state of the art facilities early last year. The office houses almost 250 employees as well as facilities for training technicians to maintain Mazda vehicles throughout the dealer network.
The heritage collection is curated by John (the man on the right) who hand selects the cars to preserve Mazda’s rich history. The cars in the collection aren’t showroom spec museum cars either and all were once in the hands of the public or race team.
Except for the brand new Mazda mx5 cup car bought over from the USA! One of my favourite cars in the collection, this thing is a factory built race car available for purchase in the US to compete in the global one make cup series.
Some were pretty rare too, like this Mazda MX5 SP which only 100 were made locally right here in Australia. The turbo engine bumped power up 44kW resulting in a total output of 157kW and giving the chassis some much needed boost.
With so many cool cars onsite, you can bet the security system was just as impressive too! So don’t get any ideas! Huge thanks to Mal and the Mazda Car Club for hosting the tour!