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Chris may be one of the few, if not the only, automotive journalists with a doctoral degree in theology. He has a passion for Datsun Z cars and runs Jacksonville, Florida’s Cars & Coffee. Chris is the senior editor of AutomotiveAddicts.com and a frequent contributor to Hemmings Motor News. He also works with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and writes a weekly automotive column called “An Addictive Take on Cars” for the Drive section of The Florida Times-Union, Northeast Florida’s highest circulated newspaper.

Nissan Z: An Automaker’s Commitment to Building a World-Class Sports Car

In many cases, if a current vehicle has a long history, it must walk the line between market relevance and honoring tradition. Vehicles like Fiat’s recently launched 124 Spider are carefully designed to evoke memories of a bygone era in which the original Italian roadster of the same name dominated market sales. Other cars, like … Continue reading Nissan Z: An Automaker’s Commitment to Building a World-Class Sports Car

Weekend Fun Plus Practical Perks: Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ

As great as a designated weekend fun car can be, for many of us, owning a second or third vehicle is out of the question. Even if we have the budget, regular maintenance and storing the vehicle can be an issue. Fortunately, manufacturers are building vehicles that are not only incredibly rewarding to drive, but … Continue reading Weekend Fun Plus Practical Perks: Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ

Roadster Rivalry: Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Fiat 124 Spider

The appeal of the classic roadster is nearly universal. The long hood, short rear deck and two-seat drop-top configuration is practically synonymous with good times. The inherent impracticality of the little cars helps to provide the association with carefree hours spent rolling along open highways, wind blowing in your hair. This isn’t to say you … Continue reading Roadster Rivalry: Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Fiat 124 Spider

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