Taking A Classic Car To The Race Track, Part 1: Suspension Maintenance on the Datsun

August 30, 2017 – 4:29 pm | 222 views | Edit Post

One of the reasons I bought my 1978 Datsun 280Z was because I was looking for a platform that was light, had strong aftermarket support, and was light-years away from the brand new cars I drive every day as an automotive journalist. I knew that putting a 40 year old car on a race track wouldn’t be as trouble-free of an experience as it had been with my previous track efforts – a 1995 Mazda Miata R package (sadly lost in a flood) and my (still owned) 2004 Cadillac CTS-V – which meant there was a lot of maintenance that had to be taken care of before I’d feel safe exposing it to a high performance driving environment.

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Unnamed Automotive Podcast Episode 25 is live!

May 14, 2017 – 2:40 pm | 462 views | Edit Post

The latest Unnamed Automotive Podcast episode is live! This week Sami Haj-Assaad and I try to decide whether you can just make a smaller version of any SUV and call it the ‘Sport,’ and then delve deep into the weird world of badge-engineering. How many other podcasts are talking about the Cadillac Cimarron?

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Unnamed Automotive Podcast Episode 23 is live!

May 4, 2017 – 4:51 pm | 442 views | Edit Post

The latest Unnamed Automotive Podcast episode is live! This week Sami Haj-Assaad and I talk about bro trucks, stanced cars, the Ford F-150 Raptor, and why Audi is sending a Lunar Rover to Earth’s only natural satellite.

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Ultimate Guide to Taking Your Car To The Track

March 16, 2017 – 4:00 pm | 921 views | Edit Post

I can remember rolling into the paddock at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for my initial BMW club driving event and feeling quite intimidated by the circus around me.

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Drag Race: 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD vs. Ski-Doo!

January 30, 2017 – 4:28 pm | 1,381 views | Edit Post

One of the best things about working with Roadkill is the chance to do stuff that’s a little out of the ordinary.