• Dec 4th 2006 at 8:34AM
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Last week's RR of the Day polling ended last night and in a close race, the 1983 Mazda RX-7 owned by Autoblog reader and Flickr member TactiBlue beat out David Moffitt's BMW 325is. A scant 64 votes separated the two after a total of 2,429 votes were cast, with as little as three votes separating the contender's rides at one point on Saturday. Both vehicles got considerable amounts of love in the 'comments' section, but in the end, people just seemed to like the Wankel-powered RX a little more.

Congratulations Mr. Blue and for those of you who haven't already, be sure to submit your own ride to our Flickr pool by following the directions after the jump.



How to submit to RR of the Day:
Create a
Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called 'Autoblog RR of the Day'. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Even if your ride is sweet, it will not be chosen if there's not a lot of info accompanying it. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!


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      • 8 Years Ago
      #1 - cowboy bob, who hurt you? Who did that to you?

      Man, it's the INTERNET. There's all kinds of stuff that happens here differently than you or 100,000,000 other people would do it. Have you ever been to a car show where they compare all kinds of vehicles to one another for a "best-in-show" award? Trucks vs. sedans vs. sports cars... Happens all the time. Get it? Dog shows, too, man.

      This contest is like asking someone on the street to choose between the favorite old toys. Everyone had different types of toys - blocks (wood or lego), action figures, toy cars, books, etc. - but can identify their one favorite among that group if asked. Try it and see. Those things were all different but had something in common - they're all toys - and thus can be compared.

      This contest is about asking someone to choose their favorite among things that share one thing in common - they're great cars all around, fun or special in their own way, and each deserving of some kind of attention.

      /end soapbox
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's obvious bad taste won again. It's like cheap redneck rides always win. The Bimmer and the RX-7 are cheap, bad-aging cars. At least the Jeep had a simple classic SUV charm to it, the Land Rover some off-road cred, and the T-bird had looks.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh good, the rx-7 won, now I can rest.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Someone just said "SUV" and "charm" in the same sentance? Congrats to the wanker, er, wankel ;) I am proud my car was MENTIONED, much less a close 2nd!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I figured that my car (the T'bird) wouldn't do well against the BMW, I didn't count on loosing to the RX-7 and that Land Rover. Oh well.

      Just because photos are re-touched doesn't make it 'cheating'. It really depends on what sort of retouching went on. I bumped the sharpness on mine as well as tweaking the levels a bit, but I'm not good enough with Photoshop to do more. I'd like to remove the scratches in the side or tone down the rusty brake drums, but I don't know how. I would agree that kind of stuff starts to become deceitful.

      Just about any car can be made to look better in photos than in person, just as different angles and lighting in person can make a car look better too. A car under an amber street light will look different than in the noon day sun. I shot my car at dusk because the lighting is better and it makes the car look better. To me that's not much different than using Photoshop to tweak levels and such.
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