July 7th marks a day in Japan that RX7 owners and enthusiasts rejoice almost religiously. It’s a day of celebration of a lineage of car that has had an impact on this world rivaling any other; the Mazda RX7. From a motor sport stand point, the RX7 introduced an entirely new way of tuning and made it almost common place. The Wankel engine, was first adapted to an automotive application by Mazda in the late 60’s for use in their Cosmos 110S. It wasn’t until the late 70’s when the first of the RX7 line was introduced (the SA22C Savanna RX7) again in the form of the ever-popular 13b. While the SA22 may not be the most popular chassis today, it’s not arguable that the FC and FD are amongst the most popular cars that Mazda has ever produced; especially in motor sport.
Amongst the other 7’s meetings that were taking place that week, one was held the weekend of Motor Games at Fuji Speedway. The celebration of the Mazda car brought out many really cool built variations, like the Active built FC.
Which happens to have some of the most intense door bars I’ve ever seen.
Pretty cool, carbon backed cluster made from various Defi gauges. His steering wheel reminds me of mine…
The infamous RS Pantera built FC was in attendance as well. This is, to date, one of my favorite FC builds to come out of Japan.
Stripped interior, with dash escape bolt-in, still maintaining a head unit for those days where traffic is heavy on the Tomei…which is every day.
After it’s short stint on circuit, the RE Amemiya Hurricane made it’s way over to join in the celebration.
The Enkei RS05RR’s surrounding the custom AP Racing brakes nicely.
Good view of the massive end plates.
Our friend Ume-chan and his all too similar FD – CSG’s #1 fan I think （笑）
Fam Speed FD
Quite an array of gauges!
Ventus TD; as if you weren’t sure if this car was tracked.
Nice FD with the RE Amemiya 997 conversion and a set of lambo doors.
Yasuhiro-san’s Auto Rescue FD.
That’s it for now ~ !
What aero package does RS Pantera use? I noticed its not listed on their site