RR of the Day: Mazda Protege5

Although Flickr member clauretano didn't provide us any information on what's going on with his Mazda Protege5, we couldn't help ourselves and decided that it was worth of our final autocross RR of the Day.

We don't know the year. We don't know the mods. But after digging through his photostream for more information, we were able to get an underhood shot, posted after the jump, and a few tidbits of useful information. Specifically, we know that his engine's breathing duties have been eased with the use of a cold air intake, headers and probably a cat-back exhaust. Because of a new set of cams, an underdrive pulley, a tuned ECU and what he's describes simply as "etc.," he's been upgraded to the Street Modified class. On the exterior, clauretano has upgraded the rims to what look like 18-inchers, added a carbon fiber hood with an air outlet and has dropped the vehicle at least an inch or two.

We want to know more clauretano, so give up the goods in 'comments.'

NEXT WEEK'S THEME: Cars of the '80s!

Break out the leg warmers and your old Atari 2600, because we're going back to the '80s for our next RR of the Day theme. All next week we want to feature glorious cars from the decade that brought us the rise of Kevin Bacon as an actor and synthesized music as an art form. If you have a vehicle that originates from the 1980s, submit it to our Autoblog Flickr Pool to be considered for a RR of the Day feature. Man, it's gonna be a rad week.

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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