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MRC News / Pro drive going racing with Mazda
« on: May 30, 2003, 08:45:36 AM »
Hi All,

l know this is elsewhere on the forum ,but this is the official press release issued to the club ,

My personal opinion is that this looks like two things Prodrive will be preparing the Formula Woman fleet and also it leaves the door nicely open for some real involvement in Motor sport , from memory the Gen 1 RX-7 was kicked out of the British Touring Car Championships for only having 2 doors so maybe the RX-8 is allowed  ???????

All the best Clive

MRC News / 500 Members !
« on: May 26, 2003, 09:44:29 AM »
Hi Everyone.
l would just like to thank Glenn ( for creating it ) and all the people who have posted on the forum for making it the success it now is .
As of today we now have 500 members in 8 months and a Damn good Forum !!.  
Thanks And Well Done All.
All the best Clive

Hi All ,

l have a member who wants to fit 17\'\' wheels to his Gen 2 and  has asked me to find out what offset and size tyres he needs  ??

All the best Clive

RX-8 Photos and Videos / RX-8 pics from Brands Hatch.
« on: May 04, 2003, 09:18:10 PM »
Hi All went to Brands for the champ car meeting and found an

Got a look underneith and found the suspension looks very 3rd Gen RX-7 front and rear except for where the rear coil-over shock mounts off the rear hub instead of the top wishbone.  

There are pics of the rear if you scroll down.

p.s.  Sorry the pics are big.


1st generation RX-7's / Car from lbza !
« on: May 04, 2003, 08:41:14 AM »
Dug this one out mainly for Frank ( rotor wheels!), l saw this driveing around several times before l captured it on film on holiday last year.

All The Best Clive.

3rd generation RX-7's / Something yellow.
« on: April 30, 2003, 11:09:57 PM »
Hi All,

Thought l would share some pics of my little rebuild from over the winter .
go to and

All the best Clive

Hi All, Excellent NEWS.
Official press release from the Mazda U/K monthly round-up/ update  via your club today,
28th February saw the Mazda RX-8 advance order web site ,
go live , where customers who want to be the first in the queue for the unique rotary sports car
can pay a deposit of £1000.
ln the first WEEK the site saw 360 customers place a deposit , there will be ONLY 3,500 RX-8 vehicles available to U/K customers during 2003
To put this in prospective there are only around 500 Gen 3 RX-7s on the road in the U/K .
Brace yourselves chaps, a new Rotary era is Dawning.
All the Best Clive

3rd generation RX-7's / Manifold Gasket.
« on: March 13, 2003, 11:23:42 PM »
Hi All ,

Thought this may help somebody some time ,

l put a new inlet manifold Gasket on my 3rd Gen today and as many of you may know already pre 1995 cars only had a paper gasket which pops under any sort of extra boost being put into it .

So lf you change yours the 95 on part No is    N3A1-13-111C  

Hope this helps.    

All the Best Clive

1st generation RX-7's / Classic Car Weekly 19 / 2 / 03
« on: February 20, 2003, 11:20:52 PM »
Hi All,

The Gen1 has received a real good and accurate write up in Classic Car Weekly and has centre spread , Tim of RX Motors looks to have been heavily involved with this write up which would explain why it\'s a good one !

l am sure l have seen the car featured before though C729 CKL, anyone here ?    

All the Best Clive.

Cosmo's / Who\'s Cosmo?
« on: February 13, 2003, 10:31:14 PM »

RX-8 News and Information / Price and Spec of the RX-8
« on: January 12, 2003, 04:54:44 PM »
Hi All,
l have contacted Mazda to make sure 100% all this info is correct , any changes and l will inform you all .  

RX8 240PS (High Power)
£21995 OTR including delivery, road tax and reg fee

RX8 240PS (High Power) Leather pack
£23195 OTR etc.. etc..

RX8 240PS (High Power) Leather pack and sat nav
£24695 OTR etc.. etc..

This makes leather £1200 and Sat Nav £1500 Options.
Apparantly you can\'t have Sat Nav without Leather.

Basic Spec: 240PS (High Power)
6 speed manual
Xenon headlights
225/55r18 Alloys
4 wheel disc brakes
Immobiliser and alarm
Premium Bose CD/Stereo 9 speakers! (6 Stack)
Heated rear window
Body coloured door handles
Power windows
Tilt steering
Remote keyless entry
Front fogs
Fully auto AC/ climate control
Alloy pedals

Metallic/Mica paint £300
Electric sunroof £500
Leather pack (heated and electric adjustment) £1200
DVD Sat Nav £1500

Note: Mazda release unclear, Sunroof may be standard.

192PS (Low Power) £19995
Standard equipment excludes
Xenon Headlights
Alloy pedal set
6 speed transmission.

Also of note:

No Automatic available in forseeable future


RX-8 News and Information / First RX-8 in
« on: January 09, 2003, 10:25:49 PM »
Hi All

Went to the Autosport show today in Birmingham today (on trade day ) to find not only the first RX-8 ever seen in Britain it apparently landed from Japan last night but also lucky to be at the launch of a new one make series for the RX-8 for woman that will form both a TV series and a competition to find the 16 woman that will take part see or the motorsport body in Britain hope that from this it will encourage more woman to be actively involved in motorsport as they used to be at Brooklands in the 1920s and 1930s.  

l was also lucky enough to be taken by a Mazda employee to an out building to see the Montego blue car in the flesh to have a good look in the dark! under condition l took NO pics, looks lower than the toy one l have become accustomed to seeing, it now has silver and not chrome wheels but at least the style is still the same it now has side repeater on the front radius of the arch where the bumper joins the wing, fortunately most of the Rotary symbols seem intact in the interior but the tail lights have lost their Rotary recognition.

l now also now know that only the higher horse power manual model will come to Europe  with the auto model only available in the USA and as of today you can apparently place your full order plus £1000 for your new RX-8.

All the Best Clive

MRC News / Congratulations
« on: January 09, 2003, 09:02:14 PM »
Congratulations to Glen & Corinne Butcher on the birth of their first child, Sean Leo.  I hope you will join me in wishing them all every happiness for the future.

RX-8 News and Information / 280bhp RX-8 ?
« on: December 12, 2002, 07:22:38 PM »
Hi All

Found either a misprint or something very interesting today on the Mazda UK site ( in the club section)

Quote / seen here is the 280bhp REnesis engine !!??  

All The Best Clive.

RX-8 News and Information / RX-8 in the news in England
« on: November 17, 2002, 09:59:06 PM »
Hi All,
Mike Rutherford in News of the World today said sources tell him that the RX-8 embarrasses just about every car in it\'s class for performance including the TT and the Alfa GTV and he predicts it could well be the car of the year 2003 .  

All the Best Clive

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