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August 30, 2017 – 4:29 pm | 54 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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My Miata Track Car Update – Time For New Safety Harnesses

March 14, 2011 – 6:45 pm | 4,957 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.

A Winter Car Storage Checklist

December 3, 2009 – 5:57 pm | 5,591 views | Edit Post

This week I finally faced up to reality and put the Miata away for its first winter sleep in my care. While I know that many Miata-ites are comfortable strapping on a hard top and tackling the snow and ice without a second thought, I am not willing to deal with the eventual corrosion issues that Canadian winters would visit on my track car.

Too Burned Out To Pursue Your Freelancing Dream?

July 9, 2009 – 11:02 pm | 2,520 views | Edit Post

A close friend of mine is a race engineer for Dale Coyne Racing, an IndyCar team. This past weekend their driver, Justin Wilson, won at Watkins Glen in New York. For team owner Dale Coyne it was extra special – because it was the first, and only time he had ever won in 25 years of competition.