Mazda Named Featured Marque at 2015 Goodwood Festival

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Each year the Goodwood Festival of Speed chooses to celebrate one particular brand and for 2015, its Mazda.

The central feature of the festival will be a massive monument devoted to Mazda, celebrating the brand’s 95-year history and its racing heritage. Mazda is the only Japanese automaker to ever win at Le Mans, using the rotary-engined 787B, just one of the cars that will take place in this year’s Goodwood hill climb.

The overall theme of this year’s festival is “Flat-Out and Fearless: Racing on the Edge.”

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“Mazda has a long and proud heritage in racing, and through motor sport has demonstrated its engineering challenger spirit through the rotary engine, its Le Mans win and the LMP2 SKYACTIV diesel prototype currently racing in the United States,” said Jeremy Thompson, Managing Director, Mazda Motors UK.

Mercedes was the featured marque last year and the main sculpture featured a Mercedes F1 car suspended from a massive arch.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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