Chances are you’ve heard the term rotary engine, but if you’re like most people you likely don’t understand the mechanics behind the engine. We’re here to help. The video below does a great job explaining how rotary engines work, but we do have one minor quip. The video suggests the rotary engine is dead. Truth is we have two in the MHCC dojo that are alive and kicking, our newly acquired Mazda Rotary Pickup and our 1984 Mazda RX-7. Felix Wankel would be so proud.