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

August 30, 2017 – 4:29 pm | 58 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.

Unnamed Automotive Podcast Episode 35 is live!

August 30, 2017 – 1:46 pm | 46 views | Edit Post

The latest Unnamed Automotive Podcast episode is live! This week Sami Haj-Assaad goes to Pebble Beach and drives the Lamborghini Aventador at Monterey Car Week, while I hit the track at Club Motorsports in the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the long-awaited Hellcat-powered SUV.

Unnamed Automotive Podcast Episode 32 is live!

August 6, 2017 – 4:19 pm | 106 views | Edit Post

The latest Unnamed Automotive Podcast episode is live! This week Sami Haj-Assaad drives the Civic Type R and takes on the Subaru WRX STI, the VW Golf R, and the Ford Focus RS on the …