Sounding like a basic MS-DOS command AutoExe (remember that nightmare?) is actually a Japanese tuning company marketing after sales performance parts for Mazdas. So what? The interesting bit is that it is owned and run by Yojiro Terada, a proper Le Mans’ Legend. Why so? Well  he has 29 participations in the world’s greatest race to his credit, only Bob Wollek and Henri Pescarolo can beat this score.

Appropriately he was also in Sebring back in 1999 for the opening round of the American Le Mans Series. He brought his Autoexe LMP99 Ford, a relabeled Riley & Scott MKlll to be part of the support cast to the werks efforts. Who could ignore the Rising Sun livery? As I said Terada-san is a proper Le Mans’ Legend, may we have many more of them.

John Brooks, February 2013

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  1. Kurt Schultz

    My Name is Kurt Schultz,. I am the current Owner of the 1999 Autoexe Riley & Scott MK III LMP 99 driven by Mr. Terada in the 1999 Le Mans 24… I am working hard to be able to contact Mr. Terada, hopefully to establish contact with Hiro Yamagata, the artist who did the art work livery on the 1999 Autoexe race car, so I can restore the livery on this car to that which it ran at Le Mans in 1999.

    If you can be of help to me, contacting either of those 2 gentlemen, I would be indebted…

    Please help…


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