Mazda


This Japanese company is known for instilling sporty performance into all of its cars. Mazda is also leading the way in fuel efficiency with its SKYACTIV technology. Models to watch: CX-5


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Top 10 Affordable Cars With Adaptive Cruise Control

Top 10 Affordable Cars With Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive cruise control is common on many high-end cars, but did you know that a massive monthly payment isn’t necessary to access the technology? Cars with adaptive cruise control will slow down and speed up according to the vehicle ahead, making highway commuting much easier. Some systems will even stop the car completely and then…

Going to School with Skip Barber Racing

Going to School with Skip Barber Racing

When Skip Barber decided it was time to retire from professional racing in the 1970s, he had a radical idea. What if aspiring racers were coached just like any other athlete? Although this is a no-brainer today, in the 1970s it was not a popular belief as many still thought racing talent was born, not…

MX-5 to Monterey: Grand Junction, CO to Monterey, CA

MX-5 to Monterey: Grand Junction, CO to Monterey, CA

Day three looks the longest, with a total of 1,121 miles to drive over an estimated 16 hour and 21 minute period. Luckily, there will be an overnight pit stop in Sacramento to drop Tony off at the airport before I begin the final three hour drive to Monterey.

MX-5 to Monterey: Ames, IA to Grand Junction, CO

MX-5 to Monterey: Ames, IA to Grand Junction, CO

Day two begins with a cars and coffee event hosted by Steve Myers at his fantastic Skunk River Restoration shop in Ames. To say he has a little bit of everything is an understatement. With 945 miles and over 13 hours to drive today, Tony and I are going to have to pull ourselves away…

MX-5 to Monterey: Harrisburg, PA to Ames, IA

MX-5 to Monterey: Harrisburg, PA to Ames, IA

Day one is going to be our longest single day, spanning 998 miles from Harrisburg, PA to Ames, IA. According to Google maps the drive should take 14 hours and 37 minutes, but I’m hoping to cut that down by a few hours. Accompanying me on the trip is Tony Intrieri, President? of Rally North…