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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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Automatic For What People? MINI’s JCW Gamble

October 8, 2015 – 10:44 am | 2,466 views | Edit Post
2015 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works

I recently had the chance to sample the redesigned-for-2015 MINI Cooper John Cooper Works, which is the hottest version of the automaker’s hatchback money can buy.

Driving It This Week: 2014 MINI Cooper

September 18, 2014 – 10:54 am | 40,309 views | Edit Post

This week I am behind the wheel of the 2014 MINI Cooper. 2014 marks the first use of a three-cylinder engine under the hood of this subcompact coupe.

Driving the 2015 Jaguar F-Type S – Now With Links To Reviews And Video

June 10, 2014 – 1:36 pm | 6,944 views | Edit Post

This car attracts attention wherever I go – I am constantly being stared at, given the thumbs up, or catching waves.