It’s Not Too Late to See Fall in California!

Mazda CX-9 - Bakersfield, CA

There’s never a bad time to take your Mazda for a spin in California!

Fall might be on her way out the door, but in sunny California there are still plenty of beautiful sights alive with autumn color. Fall in California takes its time, which is good news for anyone looking to take a last-minute scenic drive.

Check out Idyllwild, a rustic town just east of L.A., cozy in the San Jancito Mountains. Whether you’re looking for something exciting like rock climbing or trail hiking, or just want to chill out overnight in a comfy inn, there’s something for you in Idyllwild. Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful spots in CA this season.

If you’re in the mood for a nice, long weekend, there’s no better place than Placer County up north. This region of California feels dedicated to the beauty of nature, and in the fall it’s easy to see why, with colors rivaling the fieriest spots in New England.

And if you’re in the mood for some truly dramatic geography along with you autumn hues, check out Castle Rock State Park. Great for camping and hiking, this is a must-see of fall in California.

Do you have any other destinations you like to visit? Let Bakersfield Mazda know!

Mazda Names Racers for 2015 Mazda Road to 24 Shootout

Mazda MX-5 - Bakersfield, CA

Which driver will tear up the track at the Mazda Road to 24 Shootout?

Since 2006, Mazda has gotten to combine two of its favorite things: helping talented young racers achieve greatness, and speed. The Mazda Road to 24 Shootout, taking place this year at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, SC over the weekend of November 8th, is a competition meant to identify potential professional racers through a skills showcase and final shootout race.

Recently, Mazda announced their list of 23 semi-finalists for the Mazda Road to 24 Shootout, selected from a range of motor clubs and series. Ultimately, this list will be narrowed down to six to eight racers after business proposals and other assessments are submitted to Mazda. . The skills to be assessed range from speed and technical understanding to off-track public relations acumen; these kids have to have it all.

The winner of the Mazda Road to 24 Shootout will be awarded a $100,000 scholarship to compete in next year’s Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup. And that’s it, there is no second place – talk about a high-stakes racing!