Mortimer Motorsports – Classic Kiwi Collectors

October 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

I first met Warwick Mortimer in October 2003 while supervising a photoshoot at Sylvia Park in Mt Wellington. At that time 16 years ago, the maze of ex-Army storage buildings (built on the site during the 1940s) were earmarked for demolition, with work on the present-day shopping mall due to begin a few months after [...]

  • The 84G in Japan - it had been left to the mercy of the elements for 30+ years

Mazda and the Road to Le Mans

May 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In fact, you could argue that the Mazda rotary engine’s road to Le Mans actually began way back in 1967 when Takayoshi Ohashi – Mazda’s main Tokyo distributor – set up his own race team and tuning workshop. Calling his new firm ‘Mazda Sports Corner’, Ohashi ran cars both nationally and internationally. By 1982, Mazda [...]