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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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What Did I Drive This Month? January 2015 Edition

February 8, 2015 – 7:33 pm | 2,578 views | Edit Post

January was a packed month, what with the Detroit auto show kicking off several weeks of travel and test drives.

Five Thoughts about the Auto Industry for May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011 – 4:12 pm | 2,567 views | Edit Post

Just a couple of weeks are left in May and some interesting tidbits have been coming out of the auto business before the summer season swings into action. Let’s take a quick look at five thoughts about the auto industry for the week of May 20, 2011.

Five Thoughts about the Auto Industry for May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011 – 4:46 pm | 2,712 views | Edit Post

It looks like I am going to be saying goodbye to my E34 5-Series BMW next week, as I have found a buyer who is interested in using both the engine and transmission in two different turbocharged project cars.