Cohort Pic(k) of the Day: Mazda 323 SE Hatchback – Flashback

I haven’t seen one of these in a couple of years, but Actually Mike has, and he posted it at the Cohort. These were…great little cars, and seeing this one reminded me of the two we used for our news crews at the new Telemundo station I opened up in San Jose in 1987. We traded air time with a Mazda dealer, and got a couple of white hatchbacks. The crews were not too thrilled, given how how the big guy station crews were arriving at news events in their big vans with telescoping life feed microwave dishes. That was well outside our budget then. But the 323s were “free” and a lot cheaper to run, and never had any issues.

There was just enough room in the back for the tripod, camera, lights and other gear.