New Mazda DPi – RT24 Debuts

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Mazda confirmed a two-car Daytona Prototype international (DPi) program at the LA Auto Show on Wednesday and unveiled its new race car, which will compete full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class beginning in 2017.
The South Florida-based SpeedSource Race Engineering will manage the two-car program on behalf of Mazda Motorsports. The pair of Mazda RT24-P race cars will be driven by Jonathan Bomarito, Tristan Nunez, Tom Long and Joel Miller.
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Mazda’s new DPi program is the next chapter in a lengthy history of prototype racing in IMSA. The manufacturer has fielded a two-car, factory-supported team since the inception of the WeatherTech Championship after previously supporting prototype and GT race cars in both the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM. Most recently, the manufacturer utilized a Lola LM P2 chassis and four-cylinder, turbocharged engine in the WeatherTech Championship.
“This is a huge moment for Mazda Motorsports and the entire Mazda family,” said John Doonan, director of Mazda Motorsports North America. “To have a car which features Mazda design language at the top level of our motorsports program is meaningful for us as a brand. We believe we have the right team, the right drivers and the right chassis to win races and championships.

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he new DPi car — dubbed the “Mazda RT24-P” in a nod to the manufacturer’s “Mazda Road to 24” driver development program — will use the Mazda MZ-2.0T four-cylinder, turbocharged engine producing approximately 600 horsepower and a Riley/Multimatic prototype chassis with specially designed Mazda bodywork. The bodywork utilizes Mazda’s KODO-Soul of Motion design philosophy and will include elements such as body contours and a five-point Mazda grille.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Lovely little Alfa

Alfa Giulletta

Parnelli Jones Book Signing

On a warm and sunny morning in Burbank, CA, I had the honor to meet and converse with the legendary, Parnelli Jones at book signing at Autobooks.

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I’ve been fortunate to meet the man (now 83 and oldest living Indy 500 winner), a couple of times over the years and he has always been kind and willing to sign anything.  The occasion was the release of the “Trans-Am Era” by Daniel Lipetz.  Also, special thanks to Marc Vaughn, Senior West Coast Editor for Autoweek, for taking the picture for me.

All Artwork and photography taken by mymotorways.com

#mymotorways @mVaughnAW #Parnelli #TransAm #Racing #Cars #Indy #autobooks #Burbank

 

Pinifarina Ghia at Pebble Beach

Shot taken at the 18th Green at Annual Pebble Beach Concours

Pinifarina Ghia at Pebble Beach

#Pinifarina #Ghia #mymotorways #Classic #PebbleBeach #Pebble #Cars #Class #Elegancy

All Artwork and photography taken by mymotorways.com

Rebellion WEC Lotus

Artwork and original photography taken at COTA (Austin).

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#mymotorways #Rebellion #Rebellion #Lotus #Sportscars #Racing #Exotic #Fast

New Canepa Video

Visited the shop a couple of month’s back and was so impressed.  Looks like they have even more going on than before, with the Donohue Porsche 917 in the house.

 

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WEC TV times for Fuji

http://www.fiawec.com/en/news/where-to-follow-the-6-hours-of-fuji-live-on-tv_4474.html