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Seyth Miersma

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Raised and groomed in the art of car writing by way of the magical internet, Seyth Miersma has carved out a career in the automotive world by telling stories about great roads and great cars. With fleeting exceptions being made for a few newspapers in Texas, Miersma’s words have been rendered with ones and zeros in the digital pages of Winding Road magazine, where he began as a freelancer in 2006 and left as Editor-in-Chief in 2012. Miersma brings the experience of hundreds of car reviews and comparison tests to the Autoblog crew, as well as a love for first-wave Japanese imports, racing video games that only rarely involve stuff blowing up, and driving through the dark of a fall morning in third gear with the radio off. He is very tall (the 97th percentile-set should read Miersma’s reviews with a close eye).

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    Quick Spin: Nissan NV200 Taxi
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    Quick Spin: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray [UPDATE]
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    U-Turn: What you missed on 8.15.14
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    Recalls: Ford recalls 83k Taurus and crossover models for halfshaft issue
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    Spy Shots: Mazda CX-5 getting mild refresh
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    Review: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S 4Matic Wagon
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    Video: Watch drag racing go horribly wrong, in slow motion
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