Archive for January, 2014

Mazda Valentine’s Day Gifts

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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Mazda Valentine’s Day gifts can make a special occasion even better for the zoom-zoom driver in your life.

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…)

Kay Zufall and New Jersey’s Claim on Play-Doh

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Thanks to Zufall, Play-Doh avoided being named Rainbow Modeling Compound.

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…)

San Diego’s Four-Seat Mazda Miata

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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 is More Akin to the Snowboard Than One Would Think

Monday, January 27th, 2014

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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…)

The Pink Floyd Concert Experience is Alive and Well in New Jersey

Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Experience Think Pink Floyd in New Jersey on February 8.

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 Offers Active Support for New Jersey Drivers

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Whether you’re out or about, the 2014 Mazda3 Hatchback in New Jersey is designed to make life simple and sweet.

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…)

Report: Mazda Eyes 2016 for RX-7 Return

Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Reports indicate a 2016 Mazda RX-7 return.

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…)

Safety Information for Elderly Drivers

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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Knowing the relevant information for elderly drivers is an important step in overall automotive safety.

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…)

New Details on Mazda SkyActiv 2 Fuel Economy

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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Mazda’s second generation SkyActiv engines are set to achieve a 30 percent greater fuel economy.

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…)

Mazda3 and Mazda6 Among Best Cars for 2014 in New Jersey

Monday, January 6th, 2014
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According to Car and Driver, the Mazda3 is one of the best cars for 2014 in New Jersey.

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…)