Mazda Parkway: Rotating Power for you as well as 25 of your buddies


One of the first write-ups we uploaded below on GrandJDM was a fast piece on several of the much more strange rotary-engined mixtures that Mazda formulated in its early years (below).

One of the most unanticipated one was naturally the 13B engined Parkway 26. Now 26 does not imply that it has two 13B engines, although it possibly needs 2 considering that it’s a large, 2750kg 26 seater bus. Sadly, it just has one rotary engine, the poor pollutionised REAPS 135hp 13B struggled to power it to a top speed of 125km/h (no word on how much time it could require to get there). Mind you, two 13Bs would have been a good begin, considering that the Parkway evaluates as high as an RX3 Savanna … pulling a trailer with two even more RX3 Savannas on it. Load it up with 25 of your best friends as well as you can include yet one more 2 RX3s to that hypothetical trailer (but look on the silver lining … perhaps they’ll spring for gas).

We located some extra images of this peculiarity in a current problem of J’s Tipo magazine, consisting of some indoor shots.

Something’s without a doubt, as well as this fool is RARE. Mazda only made 44 of the important things (no huge shock as to why) between 1974 as well as 1977. An interest is that the Rotating Parkway is actually piston-powered. Well, type of. A 1000cc piston engine lives in the rear of the bus, to power the big a/c system. Toyota had a comparable system on their Coaster buses of the same era, which had customized variations of the old Sports 800 (article below) level double in the back to power their a/c system.

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Twin gas flaps open. Currently there’s a view you’ll be seeing on a regular basis Old school rotaryholics will certainly understand that being an early contamination electric motor with the thermal reactor, fuel intake will be really fairly epic anyhow and will probably make rather short work of the 140L gas ability. This certain Parkway comes from Okura Car