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The art of threading the needle, as demonstrated by a Lotus Exige

Published by Mazda Blogs on December 7th, 2011

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Professional racing drivers are a different breed than the rest of us mere mortals. While fear – of dying, of killing or of simply making a fool of yourself – keeps most men and women from pressing their automobiles to the very limits of their capabilities, some people choose instead to embrace the fear, turn it into adrenaline and hit the track.

That includes Barton Mawer, who was chasing down a Lamborghini Gallardo for the overall lead in his Lotus Exige during Australia’s Island Magic Enduro 2011 race at Phillip Island. Only one problem: in his path were a pair of slower cars; a Porsche Boxster and the Mazda MX-5 of Team Chapman Racing.

What happened next is the things dreams are made of… or nightmares, depending on which seat you’re in.

See for yourself, from both points of view, in the videos pasted after the break.

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The art of threading the needle, as demonstrated by a Lotus Exige originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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MyMazda app lets you keep tabs on service schedules

Published by Mazda Blogs on October 9th, 2011

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Mazda wants to add another icon to your iPhone’s menu with MyMazda, an app that lets owners pull up vehicle maintenance, service history and recall information for their vehicles in a few easy taps.

The app syncs with Mazda’s Customer Connect service program and can send automatic alerts and updates to remind owners of service schedules. There’s also GPS functionality that tracks down your car in crowded parking lots. MyMazda is a free download from the Apple App Store and before you ask, an Android version should be out before the end of the year. Full details in the press blast after the break.

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MyMazda app lets you keep tabs on service schedules originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 08 Oct 2011 14:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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