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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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The Death Of My Miata Track Car

July 10, 2012 – 4:42 pm | 5,407 views | Edit Post

I was recently forced to part ways with my Mazda Miata track car, leaving me without a dedicated road course vehicle for the first time in several years.

My Miata Track Car Update – Time For New Safety Harnesses

March 14, 2011 – 6:45 pm | 5,092 views | Edit Post

It has been two years since I started campaigning my Mazda Miata on the race track in the form of high performance driving events, and to those savvy to the HPDE game that means one thing – it’s time to change my safety harnesses.

My Miata Track Car Update – Staying Stock

September 10, 2010 – 4:58 pm | 3,417 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.