This month’s issue of R&T serves as a perfect illustration of why I wanted to work for a car magazine when I was a teenager. Two tests, one West Coast and one East Coast, featuring two transcendent sporting automobiles and one pretty good one.
On page 30, I take the BMW M2 Competition and the Camaro SS 1LE to Thermal Club where we drive the original layout of what is now a three-ring circus. (The red-curbed track: not that bad. The blue-curbed track: bleccch. The green-curbed one: Might be on par with the original BeaveRun.)
Thirty-two pages later, you can ride with me as I spin the 2019 Miata around the original Watkins Glen street course. Does the new high-revving engine make the world’s best little sports car even better? (Yeah, it does.)
Also worth reading in this issue: an insightful piece by Sam Smith regarding Fernando Alonso, and an in-depth interview of Pirelli World Challenge’s head honcho, Stephane Ratel, by distinguished writer-racer Preston Lerner. Check it out!