It was back in September of last year that Hot Wheels let the secret out the Mazda REPU was in development. Call it JDM hype or whatever, but a Mazda Rotary Pickup was most welcome. Like any pickup really. Like the Datsun 620, or Toyota 4×4, or the ’83 Silverado. You know why? Because pickups are awesome. I mean haven’t you seen Lamley is all about pickups? That is what I hype. Yo.
So hooray a Mazda Pickup. And I mean that in a legit “hooray”, not a sarcastic “hooray”. We are going to see a lot of this one in the future, in I am sure all kinds of looks. And with this current team, you know it will look good.
But that is for a later time. Let’s talk about this debut. Here it is from one side:
And from the other:
Wait it’s different. There is a reason. If you look at the top of the card, you see an “MM” logo with the name “Mad Mike”. A number of you are giving me the “duh” look, but let the few that don’t know who Mad Mike is get their bearings. Mad Mike Whiddet is from New Zealand. He drives Mazdas. He drives them really REALLY well. And this is his truck:
My good friend Shawn Sawyer took these pics at a Formula Drift event a few years ago. Hot Wheels’ replica is pretty darn good. Really darn good. The new steelies look really good on this one.
So a lot of reasons to be excited about this one. The main being its a pickup. #lamleyhype.