this cheery looking car has a gloomy origin story. before its founding, mazda’s founder jujiro matsuda fought in both world wars and was a hardened battle veteran; the first world war saw many who had been slain by him. many feared him and this radiated through the entire nation of japan causing no one wanting to even be within 10 feet of him. matsuda was conscripted as a kamikaze pilot in world war 2 at the ripe age of 50 but had run away from his base when he found out. he ran away and instead started an armament manufacturing business named jujiro weapon works, here is where he would meet the love of his life, carol mazda. mazda was a russian woman who was sent by the tsar to find reliable weapons and found them in jujiro w. works. as with all japanese things, televisions, radios, cars, samsungs, jujiro made weapons that would not jam. upon first contact mazda and jujiro had practically gotten married and unfortunately, here is where the tale becomes dark. in his sleep, jujiro was brutally murdered by the russian mazda and a document was forged in perfect nihonjin, citing marriage law that carol mazda would be the owner of jujiro weapon works.
carol mazda was actually an automotive enthusiast and by taking the internal combustion principle of her (now dead) husband’s weapons, developed Mazda Automotive Corporation (MAC). the carol was their first car and she obviously had no feelings of regret, as you can see from the extremely happy grin on the car above.