This 1984 Mazda RX7 GS is part of the owner’s personal vehicle collection. Growing up, this particular RX7 played an integral role in shaping Andy’s affinity for cars. Originally belonging to his mother, she bought the car brand new and used it as a daily driver in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; she actually drove it for two winters before buying a second car and properly storing the RX7! The car is completely stock expect for a factory upgraded radio and the Hawaiian palm-tree graphics that adorn the side, which were designed by Andy’s mother! The totally stock RX7 is powered by a 12a rotary engine and is connected to an automatic transmission. Despite the automatic, the RX7 is still a blast to drive; it’s tight handling and low center of gravity make the car a blast on country roads. It’s also a phenomenal grand touring vehicle, having made numerous trips to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and other vacation destinations. The RX7 has covered 83,000 miles since new, 75,000 with Andy’s mother behind the wheel and Andy with the remainder. Of all the cars in the collection, this quirky red machine has the most sentimental value to Andy; after his mother passed away in 2012, Andy continued to drive and relive the memories he created with her.
Unfortunately, the RX7’s engine is currently being a bit temperamental; the issues are being diagnosed and remedied so Andy can get his mother’s RX7 back on the road. He looks forward to showing the car at more shows throughout the Midwest and sharing the memories of his mother with others.