My mysterious absence yesterday can now be explained. Every year a group of journos from the Midwest get together at Road America in the wilds of Wisconsin to test the latest offerings from the automakers. This year there were more cars than ever and the weather was more than kind. Early in the morning it looked like the damp track would see more rain but luckily the automotive gods smiled on us and we had perfect driving conditions all day.
A quick list of cars I drove on the track include the BMW Z4 M, Jaguar XK, Mazda MX-5, Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Edition, Civic Si, VW GTI, Mazdaspeed 6 and Pontiac Solstice. I was also shuttled around the track by some professional drivers in the BMW M5 and Cadillac XLR-V. Then I road tested (they don't let everything on the track) a ton of new models like the FJ Mr. Farago is reviewing, the new Lexus ES 350, Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, and some others I'm forgetting. Let me know what cars you want to hear about most and I'll try to post in order.
BTW I have no idea who came up with the Reverend reference for me and why they use it. It doesn't even fit my religion.