Mazda’s history of automotive manufacturing began with a three-wheeled truck. In the late 1920’s to 1930’, three-wheeled trucks were fast penetrating Japan as an accessible means of cargo freight. Named "Mazda-Go", the Type-DA was an innovative car powered by an air-cooled single-cylinder engine developed by Mazda. All the parts were made in Japan, which was rare back then. A "three diamonds" badge on the fuel tank recognized Mitsubishi Corporation, a Japanese trading company that was consigned to sell Mazda’s three-wheeled trucks.

When Mazda ventured into automotive manufacturing, the company built a new factory close to Jujiro Matsuda’s birthplace and relocated from Hiroshima City to Fuchu-cho where the current Mazda Headquarters are located.

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Whenever I drive from Hiroshima to Okayama to visit my grandparents, the R360 Coupe had always been my partner on the road.


For a long time, my dream was to buy and drive the Porter Van. Meeting with other fans and owners to celebrate the 50th anniversary is a wonderful memory that I will never forget.


Since I discovered the CX-8, I began to deeply appreciate Mazda’s manufacturing philosophy.

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