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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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What Was The Worst Car You Ever Owned?

December 10, 2014 – 5:31 pm | 2,735 views | Edit Post

I asked for people to post the worst cars they had ever owned – and tell me a bit about why it was such a mistake.

Five Thoughts about the Auto Industry for April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011 – 4:06 pm | 1,815 views | Edit Post

The New York auto show has given everyone plenty to talk about this week, with a number of interesting new vehicle introductions and plenty of speculation to fuel conversation about the future of several brands and their models. Let’s take a quick look at five auto industry stories that caught my eye over the past seven days.