Posts Tagged: Nissan

2012 List: Every car I drove this year

Continuing my douchey humblebrag list of cars I’ve driven in the past year, here is my list for 2012. Same disclaimer applies: some I drove for ten minutes, some for a week.

Up until just two-and-a-half years ago, the most powerful car I had ever driven had 315 horsepower (BMW M Coupe). Thanks to greater opportunities, and ever-soaring horsepower figures in this crazy age we live in, that number has been topped countless times in some unexpected ways. To put it in perspective, 9 out of the 11 Ford models in this list have 365hp of more. Continue reading…

Harris Hill Track Day + Updates

Last weekend, out of the blue, I got an invite to join friends Dave, Brad and Jason at one of my favorite race tracks in Texas, Harris Hill Road. The chance hasn’t come up too often, so I’ve only driven one weekend there in the past. The track has a flow and rhythm unlike any other track I’ve been on. There’s hills, long, parabolic bends and plenty of technical complexity. I love it. There are also some bumps that people complain about, though they don’t really faze me as my car rides on stock suspension. Continue reading…

Datsun 510 Love

Not much to say here, just some images of a pair of badass Datsun 510s at MSR Houston this weekend. They look fantastic all stripped-out, banged up and track-ready.  Continue reading…

Best of 2011: ‘The List’

It’s been an amazing 2011. Because of some amazing opportunities I’ve had through CultureMap, the Texas Auto Writers Association and a few very generous friends, I’ve been able to drive a huge variety of different cars this year. Some for ten minutes, some for a week. Here is the list of (more or less, I may have missed a few) every car I’ve driven in 2011:  Continue reading…

Afternoon at MSR Houston

I had the Z at the track on Thursday afternoon for the first time since June. Went really well, this was the first event with my new Schroth harness setup and it made a massive difference. I could stand on the brakes without holding myself up and I definitely felt faster, although I didn’t time any laps or record video.

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