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Several years ago, I decided that I wanted to head in a very different direction when it came to participating in high-performance driving events and time trial competition. I parked my modern, 400-horsepower sport sedan and picked up a 1978 Datsun 280Z with the goal of transforming it into a reliable and fun track car.

My thinking was simple: since I drive brand new vehicles every day as an automotive journalist, I wanted my track toy to represent something completely outside of that experience. I also wanted a light car that would be reasonably affordable to maintain and simple to work on — and a Datsun checked off each of those boxes quite nicely.

Still, it’s definitely been a learning process. I grew up around classic cars and have owned antiques in the past, but I’ve never put them through the stress test that regular track driving represents. I made some mistakes and discovered a few surprises, but I definitely don’t regret it, as the rewards of slipping free from things like electronic stability control and power steering have been matched by the distinct pleasure that comes with showing up on pit lane in a unique vehicle.

Check out these five things I learned while driving an old car on the track.
Read more about the 5 Things You Learn Driving an Old Car On the Track at AutoGuide.com.
 
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I think the hardware of an old car will always need replacement and old cars may not still be under some form of a maintenance contract that you signed with them. They may change the air conditioner for a really low price or even free. But that's about it. If you do not have any warranty or maintenance contract with the company, you will need to turn to a third party aircon company to troubleshoot your aircon servicing issues. I changed my car aircon with Subcool with them and they have really good rates. Other than that, sorry mate not sure how else to help
 

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I inherited a car from my dad, I want to drive it, but I'm afraid. I went it out of the garage today and scratched my side on the iron door. And I still have to drive it around town! But my friend told me to go to Hire a Chauffeur or Personal Driver in London & the UK | HazeltonClive. Yes, and I agree with her choice, this man knows more about cars and what to do with them. He has more experience behind the wheel and life experience behind the wheel. He has seen many different situations, and any driver who loves his car takes care of it and does not bring it to total pollution.
 
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