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.


Pictures of RX-7 at Summit Point

This is my 94 RX-7 at Summit Point. In this picture,
I am going through Turn 6. The car looks good here,
nicely settled into Turn 6 at just about the proper apex.
The quality of these pictures is not that great, click on
the picture to get a slightly higher quality JPG.
I got a little anxious here, and I am just up on the
curbing. Six inches to the left, and I am in heaven.
There is a red Mustang trying to catch me in the
background (good luck). You can see how his rear is
unloading as he trail brakes into Turn 5.
Again, I am approaching the apex of Turn 6. This time
I have a Porsche 911 on my tail. The 911’s are quick at
Summit Point, but this one was being driven by a rookie.
Hitting the second apex on Turn 6.
Once again, hitting the second apex on Turn 6.
Once again I am hitting the apex to Turn 6. This time
I have a Thunderbird TurboCoupe behind me. Hopefully not
for long.
Going through Turn 6, getting ready to hit the second
apex. Those wheels sure look clean!
Picture of my Dad in my RX-7 the day we picked up my
new race Z in Rhode Island.