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August 30, 2017 – 4:29 pm | 183 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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Driving It This Week: 2015 Volkswagen GTI

December 1, 2014 – 7:00 pm | 1,470 views | Edit Post

This week I’m driving the 2015 Volkswagen GTI – but not for the first time.

The 2014 Dodge Challenger Shaker at the Drag Strip

June 19, 2014 – 11:08 am | 5,789 views | Edit Post

Back in the day, ‘shaker’ hoods sat on top of carbureted engines and stuck out through a hole in the hood to suck in as much cool air as possible. They got the shaker name due to the lumpy cams that were often installed on muscle cars, causing the intake to shake at idle.

Driven This Week: The 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car

June 5, 2014 – 1:30 pm | 7,314 views | Edit Post

This week I had the chance to drive the 2014 BMW i3, which is the first all-electric car from BMW to go on sale to the general public.