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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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2012 NAIAS Detroit Wrap-Up

January 16, 2012 – 8:26 pm | 4,236 views | Edit Post

Last week I drove a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT over 2,000 km’s from Montreal, Quebec to Detroit, Michigan on my way to attending the 2012 North American International Auto Show.

A Eulogy for the Ford Crown Victoria

September 25, 2011 – 2:11 pm | 33,445 views | Edit Post

The last Ford Crown Victoria rolled off the assembly line Thursday, September 15 at its once-busy production facility in Ontario.

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.