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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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Five Thoughts about the Auto Industry – Update

June 24, 2011 – 4:33 pm | 3,108 views | Edit Post

You might have noticed that today marks the second week without one of my “Five Thoughts About the Auto Industry” columns appearing the website.

Five Thoughts about the Auto Industry for May 6, 2011

May 6, 2011 – 2:26 pm | 2,412 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.

Five Thoughts about the Auto Industry for April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011 – 5:11 pm | 2,043 views | Edit Post

The week has flown by, and the warmer rains have taken away almost all of the remaining snow in my neck of the woods. I am looking forward to some top-down motoring in the coming months, but in the meantime, here are five stories from the automotive industry that caught my eye over the course of the last seven days.