George Rango

1,121 Flips | 3 Magazines | 192 Likes | 2 Following | 1,509 Followers | @geobadboy | Keep up with George Rango on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “George Rango”

On the Road With a Mazda CX-5

<i>The Mazda CX-5 supplies a powerful presence among small utility vehicles.</i><p>The 2018 Mazda CX-5 in Grand Touring guise.<p>Mazda may be a small player in …

Mazda

Takata Airbag Recall: Feds Urge Owners to Stop Driving Certain Ford and Mazda Pickups

Federal regulators are sounding the alarm again—and louder—for owners of 2006 Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series pickups that contain dangerously …

Takata

Proof Any Car Can Sound Amazing

The Miata isn't known for its exhaust note, but it can be modified to sound damn good.<p>The NA Miata has a puny little four-cylinder engine that makes barely any power and sounds more like an economy car than a sports car. But if you make the right mods, it can sound pretty great.<p><i>Welcome to Better</i> …

Mazda

The Best Cheap Used Convertibles You Can Buy

Top-down motoring on a budget.<p>You don't have to break the bank to get a fun convertible for summer. Here are some cheap used options perfect for enjoying the weather on a budget, according to you.

Alfa Romeo

6 Free PC Games For Amazon / Twitch Prime Members Available Now

It's officially May, which means a new bundle of free PC games is available for Twitch and Amazon Prime members. This month's offerings include a number of widely respected indie games. To find your freebies, just click the crown-shaped Prime Loot icon next to the search bar on Twitch. That opens a …

Freebies

The Clever Way Mazda Nearly Eliminates Turbo Lag

Mazda has an elegant solution to spool up the turbo in its 2.5-liter four-cylinder.<p>As turbochargers become more commonplace, automakers are developing innovative ways of reducing turbo lag. For its 2.5-liter Skyactiv engine in the CX-9 and 6 sedan, Mazda has a couple of simple solutions to get its …

Mazda

12 Cars That Resulted From the Weirdest Automotive Partnerships

These cars aren't necessarily bad, but the partnerships that created them sure were unexpected.<p>Yesterday we asked you which cars resulted from the weirdest automotive partnerships. As always, there were a ton of responses, but here are the answers we saw repeated the most.

Alfa Romeo

1992 Mazda RX-7

This 1992 Mazda RX-7 is a right-hand drive example that was imported by the seller from Japan to the US in December 2017. Power comes from a …

Classic Cars

There's More to the 2019 Miata Than a More Powerful Engine

Mazda's sports car appears to be getting some deserved updates for 2019.<p>Last month, we told you about the possibility that the 2019 Miata would have significantly more power courtesy of a heavily-revised Skyactiv 2.0-liter engine. Thanks to a friendly Mazda dealer in Canada and some of the insiders …

These Are Your Best Automotive Tattoos

Back in the day, Jack London proudly proclaimed, “show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you an interesting past”. I’ve always firmly believed you …

5 to Drive: The Best Performance Cars

At its core, driving is simply a means of getting from point A to point B. Performance cars, however, turn this otherwise banal task into something …

Enjoy the Spinning Dorito

Mazda should have kept the rotary around.<p>The last Mazda powered by a rotary engine was this, the RX-8. Mazda continually says that the rotary will come back, but it is yet to reappear. So please enjoy this one.<p><i>Welcome to Better Than Coffee, your daily dose of car sounds designed to help you kick</i> …

Mazda Engineer: Turbocharging a New Rotary Engine “Would Be Good”

The rotary engine clearly is a cornerstone of Mazda’s identity, despite the automaker not offering one in a production car since the RX-8 shuffled off this mortal rotor. But the stunning RX-Vision concept packed a Wankel rotary, and hopeful chatter from executives in the wake of that car’s debut …

High-speed Rail

1965 Buick Riviera

This 1965 Buick Riviera is powered by a 401ci Nailhead V8 mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission and optioned with air conditioning, power …

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

12 Badass Variants of Boring Cars

Not every performance car has to be built on a dedicated platform. Sometimes awesome cars start out as something much less exciting.<p>There's no denying that purpose built performance cars are awesome. The Chevrolet Corvette, for example, is engineered from the ground up to be every bit as good as …

Mazda's Tiny V6 Was Weirdly Overbuilt

When it debuted, Mazda’s K-series engine was the smallest V6 ever put into production. While it was quickly overtaken and then expanded into a more …

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF First Test: A More Civilized Miata

Can a nearly $35,000 Miata actually be worth the money?<p>If you like dreary days, don’t move to Los Angeles. On average, we get well under two feet of rain per year, and it’s normal to go months without so much as a drop. I, on the other hand, was perfectly happy to move here. After putting up with …

The Newly Refreshed Mazda 6 Is Slightly More Expensive

The base 2018 Mazda 6 equipped with a manual transmission now starts at $22,840.<p>Mazda has applied three sets of updates to the Mazda 6 in the past two model years. For 2017, it received G-Vectoring Control plus a mid-model-year revision that increased standard equipment, and a 2018 full refresh …

Watch A Wankel Rotary Engine’s Beautiful Explosions Through A Transparent Housing

YouTuber Warped Perception built a transparent Wankel rotary engine in his shop, and the resulting footage of the combustion process is absolutely …

1991 Mazda Miata SE

This 1991 Mazda Miata SE shows 64k<p>miles and was purchased by the seller from the original owner in 2018. This example is #2845 of 3,997 Special …

Thirteen Great Slow Cars That Are Tons of Fun to Drive Fast

Slow cars are better when you drive them flat out.<p>These are new cars that aren't very fast, but are a ton of fun to drive at their limits. These are 13 of the best, according to you.<p>And, in order to not be cliché, we didn't include the Miata, which is always at the top of these lists.

Mazda rotary engine returning in 2019 as EV range extender, exec says

It seems that a range-extended Mazda electric car with a rotary engine is for real, and coming sooner than expected. An automotive news outlet from the Netherlands called AutoRAI spoke with Mazda's European vice president for sales and customer service. He told the outlet that Mazda has an electric …

Mazda's Rotary Engine Will Finally Return In 2019 As A Range Extender In An EV: Report

At this point in the game, it seems highly unlikely that the famed Mazda rotary will return as a standalone engine. Sorry about that. But as a …

Mazda Officially Confirms The Return Of The Rotary Engine In 2019

It will be used as a range-extender in a new EV.<p>That day has finally come – Mazda, through the voice of its Vice President of Sales and Customer …

Mazda Might Give the MX-5 Miata 26 More Horsepower For 2019

Regulatory documents suggest the 2019 MX-5 Miata will go from 155 horsepower to 181, a huge power increase for the lightweight sports car.<p>The Mazda MX-5 has been widely hailed as a return to the original formula: a great-handling, lightweight car. It's also been criticized by some for only having …

Mazda

This Is Mitsuoka's Brand-New Miata-Based Roadster, The Himiko

Mitsuoka, the world’s leading producer of Nissans re-made to look like sub-scale Jaguar Mark 2s, has just—and I do mean just now—unveiled their new, …

Mazda Has Reportedly Stopped Benchmarking BMW

While it may sound bad for the Bavarians, Mazda says things aren't that simple.<p>Bloomberg via Getty Images<p>Mazda is largely known for making …

2017 Mazda 3

One of our favorite compacts, under the microscope.<p>C/D Overall Rating:<p>With its sophisticated design and excellent driving dynamics, the Mazda 3 is one of our favorite small cars—a multi-time 10Best Cars winner, in fact. The 3 is arguably the sharpest looker in its class, particularly in hatchback …

Mazda