Press launch 30 years ago this week. We drove the Mazda 626 on a banked test track; a decent enough car but scarcely worth crash helmets and long press conferences. We went everywhere by Bullet train. Here’s Michael Kemp (centre) motoring correspondent of The Daily Mail talking to Australian newcomer Steve Cropley. Behind them is Roy Spicer (Sunday Mirror) and Anthony Curtis (Motor). On the right are Clifford Webb (The Times) and Sue Baker (Evening News). That’s Sue with John Ebenezer, Mazda’s MD, and Hugh Hunston of The Glasgow Herald pretending to be brave. Cliff Webb is by the Bullet train’s speedo reading.