Daily Archives: March 5, 2012


Test-drive: 2011 Volvo C30

Note: This review was originally published on February 24, 2011 on my original WordPress blog. I spent nearly 4 years working for Volvo in the latter part of this past decade, including a stint in Parts and Logistics at the corporate headquarters in Rockleigh, NJ. One of the biggest perks […]


Test-Drive: 2011 Mazda 2

Note: This review was originally published on September 24, 2010 on my original WordPress blog. Back in early spring of 2002, while I was still in college, I test drove a Mazda Protégé ES. The idea was to determine if Mazda’s then-new “Zoom-Zoom” marketing campaign was really representative of the […]


Test-Drive: 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

Note: This review was originally published on August 14, 2010. I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for a sporty wagon. A lot of people turn their noses up at the stodgy reputation of the family station wagon, and there are certainly plenty of cars deserving of that rebuke. […]


Project CRX 2011: The SJR Finally Gets its Act Together

This project car update was originally published August 22, 2011. When last we left Project CRX, I was twiddling my thumbs, waiting for the South Jersey Region of the SCCA to get their collective act together and find a place to host events this year. With no encouraging signs forthcoming […]


Project CRX 2011: Small Tweaks and Tightening the Nut Behind the Wheel

This project car update was originally published August 2, 2011. As you may recall, 2010 didn’t end as I had hoped for me and the CRX. Bad weather, family obligations, an enlarged ego and unfamiliar territory all conspired to make my autumn a bit of a disappointment from a motorsports […]


Project CRX Part 4: 2010’s a Wrap

This project car update was published on November 3, 2010 on my original WordPress site. A long time has passed since I wrote an update on my ongoing CRX project, and for that I apologize. For the most part, that has been because I don’t have much to report, although […]


Project CRX part 3: Hoosier’s R6 vaults me to the top

This project car update was published on July 9, 2010 on my original WordPress site. When last we talked about the CRX, I had made some minor changes and was pleased with its all-around performance, but frustrated by my inability to coax it to its first auto-x class win. The […]


Project CRX Part 2: Autocross shakedown and some simple upgrades

This project car update was published on June 28, 2010 on my original WordPress site. The following is a conglomeration of two pieces, originally written in April and May of this year. In an effort to get back on a current timeline sooner, I decided to combine the two. This […]