Archive for January, 2014
Mazda Valentine’s Day Gifts
The month of January seems to zoom by for Mazda drivers, and not just because of the zoom-zoom philosophy around which each vehicle is built. Rather, as the everyday rhythm of life reverts back to its pre-holiday normality, there is a sense in which the day-to-day urgency of December is now just a distant sight in the rearview mirror. (more…)
Play-Doh New Jersey
Much like Mazda, the Play-Doh story is one that features a high level of creativity and a willingness to roll with the punches. Much like Mazda of Lodi, Play-Doh has a unique connection to the state of New Jersey as well.
Though the story makes its way to the Garden State in due time, the origins of Play-Doh lie in the city of Cincinnati. The compound that would come to be known as Play-Doh was originally a 1930s wallpaper cleaner called Kutal. Since vinyl wallpaper had not yet been invented at that time, homeowners used putty to clean their walls instead of soap and water. As you can probably guess, however, Kutal became unnecessary when vinyl wallpaper was introduced that would hold up when scrubbed with moist suds.
After Kutal had fallen out of production, a school teacher in Dover, NJ named Kay Zufall came across a newspaper article that described Kutal being used for art projects. Zufall found one can of the non-toxic compound left at her local hardware store. Having done everything that children love to do with Play-Doh, Zufall’s students were sold on this cleaning puddy as a legitimate play toy. Fortunately Zufall had some important connections… (more…)
Four-Seat Mazda Miata
The Mazda Miata is no stranger to turning heads. As one of the most beloved roadsters of all time, the full scope of Miata’s perfection can hardly be enjoyed with one look or one listen. The story you are about to hear, however, does not concern a Miata roadster. Rather, a one-of-a-kind four-seat Mazda Miata now takes the stage. (more…)
2014 Mazda CX-5 Hackensack
The legacy of Tom Sims is affirmed by every snowboarder who straps-in to carve a batch of freshly fallen snow. As shown above, Sims took his passion for skiing and skateboarding and blended the two into something innovative and new. That process represents the same line of thinking adopted by Mazda in designing the 2014 CX-5 crossover. (more…)
Think Pink Floyd in New Jersey
Local residents looking for a night of nostalgia may consider the upcoming Think Pink Floyd concert at the Bergen Performing Arts Center. Think Pink Floyd is an acclaimed tribute band that covers much of the music recorded by legendary rock outfit Pink Floyd. (more…)
2014 Mazda3 Hatchback New Jersey
The Internet is full to the brim with articles praising the 2014 Mazda3. From write-ups that recount the number of awards the car has won to documented reviews from the industry’s leading experts, a simple Google search is sure to leave interested users with plenty of Mazda3 material to ponder.
This will not be one of those articles. (more…)
2016 Mazda RX-7 Return
It appears as if stateside Mazda fans owe a word of thanks to their trans-Atlantic British neighbors. In a story that created considerable weekend buzz, British magazine Auto Car is reporting that all indications point to a return of Mazda’s revered rotary sports car, the RX-7.
Though Mazda has not announced new RX-7 plans with an official statement, Auto Car confirms the coupe’s rotary engine is already in its early stages of production. The same report identifies an approximate 2016 Mazda RX-7 return. (more…)
Information for Elderly Drivers
A recent cold snap has sent temperatures plummeting all throughout the country. Along with a forecast of single-digit and sub-zero temperatures, many news teams have also delivered tips for staying safe in brutally frigid conditions. Dressing in layers is imperative, and stocking a supply of food and water is prudent practice. Those listening closely to broadcasts were likely to hear a prompt to pay special attention to elderly friends and neighbors as well. (more…)
Mazda SkyActiv 2 Fuel Economy
The introduction of SkyActiv technology pushed the boundaries of what was thought possible with a gasoline combustion engine. At a time when weight reduction was the extent of automakers’ plans to increase fuel efficiency, Mazda not only trimmed some fat off their vehicles, but they also improved transmissions and built an engine capable of running the highest compression ratio of any gas motor in the world. Now in anticipation of the year 2020, they’re prepared to do it all over again. (more…)
Best Cars for 2014 in New Jersey
There’s no place like the Garden State. Though winter weather has paused gardening activity until the return of spring, the arrival of a new year has Americans everywhere pondering what they will cultivate, sow, and reap in 2014.
This consideration goes well beyond soil and seeds, however. The turn of a new year is a fitting time to sow plans of responsible living and reap the refreshing rewards. While many will do this in areas of personal health, opportunities abound to apply these principles to your automotive life as well. (more…)