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August 30, 2017 – 4:29 pm | 177 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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Unnamed Automotive Podcast Episode 32 is live!

August 6, 2017 – 4:19 pm | 203 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 …

Getting Your Classic Car Evaluated For Insurance, Or How To Be Stabbed In The Heart By A Total Stranger

August 6, 2017 – 12:42 pm | 3,796 views | Edit Post

If you ever have to get your car evaluated for insurance, I highly recommend you spend the one or two hours it takes locked in a separate room where you can’t hear or see the person with the clipboard walking in circles around your vehicle.

Unnamed Automotive Podcast Episode 25 is live!

May 14, 2017 – 2:40 pm | 393 views | Edit Post

This week Sami Haj-Assaad and I try to decide whether you can just make a smaller version of any SUV and call it the ‘Sport,’ and then delve deep into the weird world of badge-engineering. How many other podcasts are talking about the Cadillac Cimarron?