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Old 07-01-2003, 03:23 PM
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Puerto Rico RX-8 Launch Weekend

Hello guys, I don't know about anywhere else but here in Puerto Rico we had an RX-8 launch!

Mazda Puerto Rico sponsors one of the many racetracks / speedways we have on the Island (the newest one) which is located by the beach in Ponce, PR a beautiful location! They held what they called "official National Mazda Day" this past Saturday and Sunday where they oficially unveiled the RX-8. It was a very fun weekend! They had an awesome exhibit with mostly Rotary cars from all the years and Rotary conversions (mostly nissans and toyotas but also some isuzu (suzuki?) samurais with rotary engines). They also ran quarter-mile drag races for everything Mazda, from 19 sec stock proteges to a very fast 8.60 sec 13B funny car! It was a real blast!

Now for the bad news. There were some of the world's fastest rotary cars (anyone heard of 7.7 sec Rafaelito?) in the exhibit but they didn't run 'em on the drag strip. Second, the RX-8 was for the eyes only, no touching, no seating not even hearing the beautiful rotary roar! Then they said we're only getting a first allocation of 85 cars for the whole Island (3.8 million people) the first week of August. And the worst news is the price, $29,900 for the Auto and $39,900 for the manual!! And yes guys, I mean US dollars! They didn't even specify which models or options for the price. I have some pictures of the event, nothing new about the RX-8 which they told me is a pre-prod model. By the way, what you guys said was true, seeing the car in person is an amazing experience! No pictures whatsoever illustrate just how gorgeous this car is! I have a 15min miniDV movie, mostly RX-8, some races but I dont have the slightest idea on how to get it in the PC.

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what about the Rotary Girls?? ;-)
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what about the Rotary Girls?? ;-)
the picture didn't come up!!! I'm so maad...
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