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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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Three Thoughts about the Auto Industry for June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011 – 5:43 pm | 2,817 views | Edit Post

It’s been a quiet week, so this Friday I am presenting you with only three thoughts about the auto industry, instead of my usual five. Here are the stories that caught my eye over the past seven days.

Five Thoughts about the Auto Industry for May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011 – 5:34 pm | 3,167 views | Edit Post

It’s Friday again, and time for a quick edition of my five thoughts about the auto industry.

My Miata Track Car Update – Staying Stock

September 10, 2010 – 4:58 pm | 3,330 views | Edit Post

The biggest change in how I now approach performance driving has to do with the concept that I should be investing in myself, rather than investing in the car. There is no question in my mind that seat time and quality instruction are the two most important elements in turning in hot laps.