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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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Miata Track Impressions – The Learning Curve

June 29, 2009 – 8:46 pm | 2,546 views | Edit Post
Miata Track Impressions – The Learning Curve

The first few autocross events I attended in the new car saw me trying to fight the vehicle around the cones as though it were the same portly beast that I was accustomed to piloting.

My Miata Track Car

April 13, 2009 – 10:53 pm | 22,439 views | Edit Post
My Miata Track Car

I recently decided to become more involved in automobile racing, something which has been a passion of mine for many years. In addition to covering the automotive industry as a freelance writer, I have also had the chance to enjoy autocross, drag racing, ice racing and rallying.