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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 for April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011 – 4:06 pm | 1,753 views | Edit Post

The New York auto show has given everyone plenty to talk about this week, with a number of interesting new vehicle introductions and plenty of speculation to fuel conversation about the future of several brands and their models. Let’s take a quick look at five auto industry stories that caught my eye over the past seven days.

Five Thoughts about the Auto Industry for April 8, 2011

April 8, 2011 – 4:20 pm | 2,161 views | Edit Post

Another week has come and gone, and with it a number of interesting trends and stories in the automotive industry that don’t always get covered by the mainstream press. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the goings-on that caught my eye over the past seven days.

Five Thoughts about the Auto Industry for March 28, 2011

March 25, 2011 – 4:39 pm | 2,046 views | Edit Post

It’s Friday, which means it’s time to take a look back at what has been going on in the auto industry and point out some of the more interesting stories that are gathering headlines – or in some cases, not attracting enough notice.