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Drive 80s-style

Ryan Gosling driving in “Drive”

Over the weekend, I was enticed to watch the movie Drive with promises of great action, music, and my favorite hunky actor Ryan Gosling. It more than delivered with exhilarating car chases, plot twists, unexpected gore, and a very cool 80s soundtrack to go along with it. This has inspired my car pick for this week, the 1981 Mazda RX7.

Though this car was more than a half a decade before my time (I know, I’m a baby), it still has a very nostalgic feel to it. Appearing in many 80s cult classics, you were doing pretty well if you had this car. The sleek looking sports car boasts an amazing rev sound complements of a tough as nails rotary motor. It can get to 60mph in 8.5 seconds, and maxes out at 190km/hr, not bad for a fun 80s toy! One disadvantage to this 80s classic, was the 2.3L engine which was very pricey to fill, even in the 80s.

All this 80s talk has ‘fueled’ some of my 80s finds for this week (see below) and don’t be surprised if I’m wearing neon clothes for the next little while… I <3 the 80s.

(from left to right) 1981 Mazda RX-7 via UsedVictoria, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles base via UsedRegina, vintage MJ-inspired jacket via UsedOttawa, Trolls via UsedNanaimo, Wanted: Sun Ice windbreaker via UsedCalgary



Recent UVic graduate, stumbling my way through life. I love all sports, the outdoors, and palm trees! Hidden party talent- "the worm"

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