Mine Proving Ground (Yamaguchi Prefecture)

The Mine Proving Ground is a comprehensive vehicle proving ground located in Mine City, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Since its opening in 2006, the Mine Proving Ground has participated in social contribution activities, taking advantage of the unique features of the facilities.

【Environment】Initiatives contributing to environmental protection
【Safety】Initiatives contributing to traffic safety
【Human resources】Initiatives aimed at fostering the next generation
【Community】Community-based initiatives
【Mazda Foundation】Initiatives via Mazda Foundation

Public Service at the Mine Proving Ground



To contribute to community revitalization and traffic safety, by opening the proving ground as a venue


Mine Proving Ground features a 3.33-kilometer circuit, which is used as a venue for Yamaguchi Prefectural Police’s driving technique improvement training and for Ekiden road relay races organized and supported by local governments, etc.

FY March 2015 Results
  • ■ Traffic safety training programs organized by Yamaguchi Prefectural Police: Seven times, a total of 120 police officers took part.
  • ■ 7th Mine City Ekiden Road Relay Race organized by the Mine City Ekiden Road Relay Race Steering Committee, etc.: Around 500 runners from 72 teams in seven categories joined the event. Participants ranged from elementary school children to adults (A total of around 1,600 people including supporters visited).
  • ■ Classic car event in Mine City, “la Festa Della Automobile Classica”: around 500 people participated in the event.

Elementary school students on the starting line

Elementary school students on the starting line