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The Mazda leaving the line at Snetterton in 1989. The driver at this time was Mike Wilson.

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Brands Hatch in 1992. The first year of the attractive ArmorAll Colour Scheme.

The Mazda first raced in 1989 in the hands of Mike Wilson. The design and build was carried out by Jim Morgan. A very capable engineer who had previously created the cars used in the film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and later went on to build the Honda.

The body shell had earlier been used by the 1979 F1 World Champion Jody Scheckter. But at that time it was a Rallysprint car.

The engine was a 3.4 litre V6 Cosworth pumping out around 435bhp.

1991 was the year Rod got his hands on the car and in 1992 ArmorAll came aboard which also saw the birth of the now familiar black paint job.

Today the car is owned by Bailey Motorsport and can often be seen using it on track days.

This page was last updated Tuesday September 18, 2012 08:45 PM

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