Three Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About Mazda
Woodhouse Place Mazda strives to keep our standards faithful to the Mazda brand. Whether that means offering great deals on Mazda cars like the 2019 Mazda CX-5, or just making sure we can provide you with superior service at our Mazda service department, we want to make sure your experience is second to none. Today, we want to share some moments of Mazda history that have helped make us the company you know today.
1. From Cork to Cars
Mazda was not always in the business of cars. Originally, they went by the name Toyo Cork Kogyo Company, and they made artificial cork substitutes. However, Mazda founder Jujiro Matsuda transitioned the company over a number of decades into a full-fledged automotive company.
2. Saved by a Mountain
Despite being founded before August 6, 1945, Mazda has always had a headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan. The headquarters was spared the devastation of the atomic bomb dropped on it by the Allies because of a small mountain that stood between it and the blast radius. It’s known as Ogonzan, and today it makes a wonderful tourist attraction for cherry blossom season.
3. Ronin of Le Mans
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the most prestigious, and most difficult, races in the world, as well as the oldest. Since 1923, hundreds of automakers and teams sign up every year to test their mettle in a true test of automotive endurance. Each vehicle drives for 24 hours straight, with the winner determined by who made it the farthest. So far, Mazda has been the only Japanese automaker to ever win Le Mans, with the Mazda 787B taking first place in 1991.
At Woodhouse Mazda, we love selling vehicles made to celebrate driving. And with the incredible path Mazda has taken so far, we can only expect to find more and more things to celebrate.