In the Dragon’s Saddle

Here is a lesson that I believe everyone will find valuable at some point in their life: If you go out of town and your younger sister likes cars and happens to blog for Sports Car Market, don’t leave your keys on the kitchen counter—especially if it’s keys to your 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS, with 6.2-liter 433-hp LS3, in Transformers Edition “Bumblebee” yellow. What was supposed to be a quick drive around the block in my brother Tyler’s Camaro turned into two full days of “test driving” for the purpose “blog research.” (The fact that my own daily driver—a 1995 BMW 318i sedan with over 200k miles on the odometer—was out of gas had nothing to do with it, I assure you.)