Z-Car

Where I have been – cars that I have owned over the years

lotus in a field

These are some of the cars I have owned in the past, starting with the first car I ever owned.

1976 Datsun 710
1970 Datsun 240Z
1987 Toyota MR2
1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac
1972 Datsun 240Z
1991 Eagle Talon
1992 Mazda Miata
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo
1994 Mazda RX-7
1968 Datsun Roadster
1970 Datsun 240Z
1976 Datsun 260Z
1998 BMW M3
1997 Mazda Miata
1993 Mazda RX-7 CYM
2003 Mazda Miata
1987 Toyota SDK8
2005 Lotus Elise
2006 Infiniti G35x
1997 Ford F150
2011 Infiniti M37x
1994 Mazda Miata

I have also owned a couple Tundra’s, T100, and Troopers mixed in there as well.  What was my favorite car?  I love my current Lotus Elise, however my 1993 RX-7 CYM was probably my all time favorite.  The Talon was most reliable, it went over 150K miles, very few of them were what you would call “easy” miles.  My 2006 Infiniti cleared 170K miles before finally giving up one of its cylinders.


Chasing an Eagle Talon

I am right at the apex of Turn 5. I am gunning for a white Eagle Talon, and have a BMW M3 that just roared onto my tail. I will have no problems catching the Talon, however that BMW will be wanting to pass me as well! Not only are the BMW M3’s extremely fast at Summit Point, this one is being driven by one fast driver.
Lined up out of Turn 5. Getting ready to enter Turn 6.
The Talon is at its limit going around Turn 6. You can see that he is holding me up, as my Z is hardly leaning at all. The BMW’s tail has gotten happy, as he is forced to brake harder due to our slower then normal speed through Turn 6.
I am right on the Talon’s rear, while the BMW has backed off a bit. He is waiting to get us out of Turn 9.
Lined up through the Turn 8.
Finally, I get on the gas early through Turn 9, and pass the Talon quickly as we head up the hill. The BMW will follow, and he eventually passes me as we come out of Turn 10.