Spotlight Feature: Igarashi-san’s Mazda 6

While visiting Bee.R in Machida City, we ran into a man named Igarashi-san who happened to work at Mazda in Japan, and also owned this super clean Mazda 6. So as any opportunist would do, I took a few photos so we could run a little spotlight feature on this daily driver.


The car came in this amazing white paint. Igarashi-san had swapped the original Mazda 6 wheels for a nice set of 6 spoke bronze wheels. The colour combo is subtle, but still makes your neck turn.


The Mazda 6 has been dropped rather significantly sitting centimetres from the pavement. A look it pulls off rather decently. Let’s remove the Mazda badge for a moment and rewind back to say… the year 2000. Would you be able to match this car to Mazda, or would you mind be heading towards BMW, Mercedes, Audi or VW?


The lines on this latest model Mazda 6 just flow so well. I never used to like the look of their new Mazda 3s and 6s. But that’s starting to change when they look as sexy as this.


Igarashi-san has spent a bit of time on this particular Mazda 6 to make it differ to the rest. Upgraded slotted rotors along with bigger brakes sit under the bronze wheels.


The car rocks a nice white lip all around the car giving that extra bit of low. Either from factory or from an aftermarket Japanese Mazda specialist shop. It doesn’t really matter either way as the fitment on the extra body work is perfect.


If you look closely at the rear of the car what can you see? Have a look underneath, zoom in a bit. Where has the exhaust gone? Well isn’t that a mystery. If you look back to our previous article on Bee.R, find the white Mx-5. That’s where Igarashi has donated this exhaust to.

That’s it for our first spotlight feature, stay tuned for more short and sharp articles of some sick Japanese cars coming soon.

Photos: Shaun Constable | Words: Shaun Constable | Proofer: Chadd Davis

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