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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 | 2,430 views | Edit Post

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

The Death Of My Miata Track Car

July 10, 2012 – 4:42 pm | 5,323 views | Edit Post

I was recently forced to part ways with my Mazda Miata track car, leaving me without a dedicated road course vehicle for the first time in several years.

Five Thoughts about the Auto Industry for May 6, 2011

May 6, 2011 – 2:26 pm | 2,330 views | Edit Post

It appears as though my pining for top-down weather was premature, as we have been walloped by rain for the last 5 days straight. Depressing, but productive from a writing perspective, and it has helped me keep my ear to the ground and find some interesting subjects for this week’s five thoughts about the auto industry. Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting stories from the automotive biz over the past week.