Author Archive: David Boldt

David began his automotive career in a BMW showroom (1979 thru 1985), followed by management positions for Ferrari, Lotus and Alfa Romeo dealerships. He moved to automotive journalism in 1993, building an automotive section for a small network of Dallas-area community newspapers. In the almost twenty years since, David has written for a variety of regional and national outlets, and managed media relations for a Japanese OEM.

Away from the laptop, he enjoys motorcycles (his current ride is an ’04 Guzzi V11 LeMans), bicycling (Salsa road bike, Soma hardtail) and reading (CarBuzzard.com). His wife Tina is an executive director for an accounting firm. Tina and Dave have two adult children; son Sean is in the U.S. Army, while daughter Lauren pursues a LA-based career in dance.

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Mazda Dealer Delivers Anniversary Miatas: A Slice of Silver

Mazda Dealer Delivers Anniversary Miatas: A Slice of Silver

If you’ve missed the chance to attend a new car delivery other than your own, you should have been at Northtown Mazda in Amherst, New York last weekend. There, Northtown COO Harold Erbacher and dealership GM Erik Nelson presented 25th Anniversary Miatas to two deserving – and presumably credit-worthy – owners, Peter Lisker and Mark […]

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Maserati Dealer Hosts Grand Opening

Maserati Dealer Hosts Grand Opening

Arlington, VA – If there’s a telling indicator (beyond last year’s Super Bowl TV spot) of Maserati’s national ambitions, look no further than 2710 S. Glebe Road in Arlington, where the money behind Maserati of Washington has opened a new pop-up store. A modestly refreshed seafood shop vacant for approximately five years (the remodel was […]

September 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Next Mazda Miata: Make it special…

The Next Mazda Miata: Make it special…

The just-released pics of the newest Miata certainly do justice to their subject, but probably don’t do justice to the history of the subject. Building on a tradition now 25 years young, the Miata has a very special place in the hearts and minds of enthusiasts across this country – and around the world. And […]

September 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Ford Fiesta EcoBoost vs. All-New Honda Fit: Fit to be tied?

Ford Fiesta EcoBoost vs. All-New Honda Fit: Fit to be tied?

Alexandria, VA – If there is one overriding impression during the first two weeks of a long-term stay in the D.C. area, it’s the overwhelming number of small cars in D.C. and – comparatively – the relative dearth of them in my home state of Texas. And, as you might guess with its preponderance of […]

September 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Nissan NV 200 Taxi Review: More than fare…

2014 Nissan NV 200 Taxi Review: More than fare…

Near downtown Dallas, I’m at an intersection in the middle of rush hour – a classic misnomer if ever there was one. In the next lane sits a nondescript Chrysler minivan, its faded yellow paint quietly speaking to it intended mission: soliciting fares. As you’d guess, it’s not even in ‘fair’ condition, with bald tires […]

September 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review: Young, adult and (still) novel

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review: Young, adult and (still) novel

On a bicycle, ‘fit’ isn’t a component; it is the component. Whether you’re spending $80 for a junkyard dog or $8,000 on the slickest bit of carbon fiber, if the bike doesn’t fit you must, uh, quit. Almost as essential as good fit are the points of contact: handlebars, pedals and seat. If bars or […]

September 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mazda’s MX-5 Miata @ 25: That was then…and it is now

Mazda’s MX-5 Miata @ 25: That was then…and it is now

As this is written, I’m beginning my third month of a scheduled 90-day ‘test’ in a new, zero-miles Miata. Although not the package commemorating the Miata’s 25th anniversary, the PRHT variant incorporates as many bells-and-whistles as a Miata can reasonably offer, while still remaining a Miata and not – thankfully – the Lexus SC 430. […]

August 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Ford Transit Preview: Connecting with the Transit – and Transit Connect!

2015 Ford Transit Preview: Connecting with the Transit – and Transit Connect!

Fort Worth, TX – At Texas Motor Speedway, the site of a regional intro for Ford’s Transit, I’m reminded of a product walkaround of Lincoln’s then-new Navigator in Dallas, almost twenty years ago. At what – if fading memory serves – was the Mansion Hotel in Dallas’ Turtle Creek area, Ford enlisted Jackie Stewart to […]

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Subaru Outback Review: Better, Bigger…Out Back

2015 Subaru Outback Review: Better, Bigger…Out Back

Just when you thought size no longer mattered, an absolute bevy of upsized automotive intros populate our driveways. Those hoping for a smaller, more athletic Mustang this coming model year had their hopes dashed quickly; the new one may be more athletic, but for ‘smaller’ you’ll have to visit the SMU sideline – and find […]

August 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
2015 Kia Sorento Review: Are You Married…with Children?

2015 Kia Sorento Review: Are You Married…with Children?

Los Angeles – Planned as a brief respite from the heat that consumes Dallas-Fort Worth in August, we left D/FW during one of the coolest weeks (in late July) we can remember. And we landed, as you might guess, in a heat wave enveloping Los Angeles. Timing – of course – is everything, which brings […]

August 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
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