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Secret revealed: I’d like to drive a hi-rail

I knew I shouldn’t have clicked the “open” button on the news release, but I couldn’t help myself, and now it’s a couple of...

To Hell you ride!

One of my favorite cover photographs during the dozen years I spent as an editor at AutoWeek magazine was shot by Bill Delaney and...

Perplexed engineers, the Rock of Gibraltar, and a tale of man vs. machine

The BMW engineers were huddled together, with worried looks on their faces.  Was something wrong with their equipment? Was this a mechanical issue or a...

The Testarossa and the state trooper

Needless to say, I was worried when I pulled into my driveway and the state trooper pulled in next to me, lights on but...

Hanging from the harness, wheels pointed toward the sky

Doug Shepherd and I were hanging there, suspended just above the roof of what was left of the Toyota Celica All-Trac, it’s wheels now...

Now it’s the Southern Cross, and still with a pack of Porsche engineers

Part 2 Almost casually, Michael Pfeifer announces from the driver’s seat, “We’re going to do a lane change.” Sounds good, until he adds, “Usually we do...

Northern lights, the Southern Cross and a pack of Porsche engineers

Part 1 “You have to understand,” a veteran Porsche engineer finally said to me. “Throughout our careers, we have been taught that if a journalist...

The very brief but still exclusive first drive

Kurt Antonius was not happy. The head of media relations for American Honda had invited a handful of editors from the buff-book car magazines...

So far north that OnStar couldn’t find us

Call it fate, irony, or even the Hand of God, but in 1997 I had planned to drive as close to Hudson Bay as...

Taking a Vantage of 72 Hours of Le Mans

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and to publicize the launch of its DB7 Vantage...

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