Mazda started business manufacturing a three wheel open truck called a “Mazda-Go”. It looked like an over sized motorbike. Mazda had been in business for some years before they produced their first motor car. It was called the R360 Coupe and first hit the streets in 1960. A two door rear engined “kei car” running on a 356cc engine.Rib en Bief Burger Stalletjie
A “kei car” is the smallest Highway Legal motor vehicle, and are popular in Japan’s over crowded cities as well as in Eurasia. The Italians and The French were both adept at producing small city cars – ” Kei Cars” with the small Fiat Topolino and the Renault RS4 (article to follow)
In 1962 the R360 was replaced by the “Carol”, also a rear engined “kei car” with the same 356cc engine.
The Carol has been around ever since using various names and going through seven upgrades. For a time Suzuki were involved in the manufacture of the Carol , as was Nissan. The similarities between offerings from Suzuki and Nissan and the Mazda Carol are still visible.
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle
IMAGE ATTRIBUTION – By Clicking on the links below you should, in most cases, see a full screen image.
1931 Mazda Go – Wikipedia Public Domain
1960 Mazda R360 Coupe – Taisyo
1962 Mazda Carol 2 door 356cc rear engine – TTTNIS Public Domain
2014-2018 Mazda Carol – Tokumeigakarinoaoshima