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August 30, 2017 – 4:29 pm | 223 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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A Fond Farewell To Pontiac

March 5, 2009 – 10:32 pm | 44,977 views | Edit Post
A Fond Farewell To Pontiac

I learned to drive on a 1993 Pontiac Trans Sport. That’s right – a hulking, anteater-like minivan with a scarily high center of gravity and no power to speak of.

Faded Tinsel, Rusting Iron

February 12, 2009 – 9:39 pm | 2,082 views | Edit Post
Faded Tinsel, Rusting Iron

Last year, I fulfilled a lifelong dream to finally visit the Detroit show with a close companion, and it was a great experience. I now realize that we were both lucky to have finally made our travel plans work out when we did, because if we had put things off for just one more year we would have been severely disappointed.

Drive-Thru Blues

February 6, 2009 – 12:14 am | 2,272 views | Edit Post
Drive-Thru Blues

The next time you stop by Wendy’s for a mid-day snack, count how many cars you see there just sitting, idling in line waiting for their food. Have you ever considered just how colossal a waste this is?