It’s what happens when you take a Mazda Miata and add a little Italian brio, blogs Road Test Editor, Howard Walker. Ready for a little Italian conversation class? Start by repeating after me: Bella piccolo macchina. Now say it with feeling, and maybe with an Italian-style shrug of the shoulders and upturned palms. The literal translation is ‘beautiful little machine’. And it’s also exactly how you’d describe Fiat’s new magnifico 124 Spider two-seater. Bella indeed. You might have heard about...Read More
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CLOSING THE GAP: AMERICA’S ONLY MID-LEVEL ENDURANCE RACING CHAMPIONSHIP!
There are plenty of endurance races available to anyone who wants to race $500 junkyard relics. There are also some endurance races available to drivers who want to race million-dollar prototypes. But the options are pretty limited for those who want to race something in between, blogs Stephen Cox. A cavernous gap separates the numerous entry-level $500 series and the high-end Weathertech Sportscar Championship, which offers only four events of six hours or longer. For some time, Nort...Read More
‘16 Nissan 370Z : SPORTS CAR OR GRAND TOURER?
The 370Z Roadster is still fast, fun and cozy comfy for two. But there are others that do it better and have a bit more room without feeling it, blogs Dan Scanlan. Yutaka Katayama, best remembered by media as consummate enthusiast, Mr. K, may not have been thinking “topless” when he birthed the original 240Z in 1970. But Nissan was when it revived the Z in 2002. It was a real convertible version of the iconic two-seat sports car - smaller and lighter than the last generation and not saddled...Read More
MAZDA MIATA: TWO-SEAT ROADSTER FOR VERY LITTLE MONEY!
Stephen Cox blogs about enjoying top-down motoring without spending a lot of money. You shouldn't spend your life wondering what it's like to own a small, fun sports car. With some careful shopping and a little homework you can get a fantastic pre-owned roadster for virtually nothing. No, it won't be a Ferrari. It won't even be a Porsche. But if you want the joy of true motoring, you can have it easily and at a ridiculously low cost. There are a number of cars that fit the bill nicely. We'l...Read More