Despite relinquishing his position as Jaguar's director of design for 20 years, Ian Callum will continue to work for Jaguar as a design consultant.

Jaguar’s legendary director of design Ian Callum departs after 20 years; successor Julian Thomson assumes the mantle

After two decades heading up Jaguar Design, Ian Callum, director of design, is leaving his position at the company. Julian Thomson, currently creative design director, has been appointed to the role of director of design, effective July 1, 2019. Since joining Jaguar in 1999, Callum has built a world-class creative design team, established a newRead Full Story

Michelin

Michelin, GM take the air out of passenger vehicle tires

Michelin and General Motors (GM) have unveiled a new generation of airless wheel technology, the Michelin Uptis Prototype (or “Unique Puncture-proof Tire System”). GM intends to develop this airless wheel assembly with Michelin and aims to introduce it on passenger vehicles as early as 2024. Later this year, GM will initiate real-world testing and validationRead Full Story

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Volkswagen ID.R sets new electric record at the Nürburgring

Volkswagen has achieved a milestone in electro-mobility with its ID.R., powered by two electric motors, which lapped Germany’s Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 6:05.336 minutes—faster than any electric vehicle before it. Romain Dumas (F) beat the previous record set by Peter Dumbreck (GB, NIO EP9) in 2017 by 40.564 seconds. With an average speed of 204.96 kilometres perRead Full Story

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Finding your Inner Zen on a motorcycle

Most people seek inner peace through quiet meditation and reflection, but a new self-help book has a different take. Meditation by Motorcycle – Ride Your Carbon Footprint to the Apex of Enlightenment shows readers how to achieve enlightenment by riding a motorcycle, something decidedly louder and more dangerous than the traditional yoga class or spiritualRead Full Story

Aston Martin

Aston Martin and Sotheby partner for one-make sale at 2019 Monterey Car Week

Aston Martin is eagerly anticipating the 2019 inaugural one-make sale at the world-famous Monterey Car Week in August, which stems from the brand’s new partnership with RM Sotheby’s. The world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles is preparing for its Evening of Aston Martin sale on August 15, 2019, with initial entries for sale ledRead Full Story

Tesla Model S

Study finds Canadians spend thousands of dollars a year on their cars, drive them only four per cent of the time

A study by Angus Reid Global has revealed that Canadian cars are sitting idle 96 per cent of the time. The study was conducted in partnership with Turo, a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace. The study conducted in Feburary 2019 and fielded among a representative sample of 2,017 Canadians found that on average, Canadian car ownersRead Full Story

San Diego

San Diego’s roadworthy summer trips

From stunning natural wonders to quirky roadside attractions and a bucolic backcountry where dramatic topography makes for inspiring, Instagramable moments, San Diego’s diverse landscapes and neighborhoods make it the ultimate summer road trip destination. The following are four epic roadways in San Diego, along with the best places to stop for visitors to live outRead Full Story

Bentley

Bentley celebrates centenary with new Hero furniture line

In addition to offering the limited-edition Continental GT Number 9 in celebration of its centenary, Bentley Motors is also producing a limited-edition collection of Bentley Home furniture. The Hero line, created by Bentley Design, is produced by Bentley Home with just 100 pieces of each style bearing the special Bentley Centenary logo etched into metalwork.Read Full Story

Jaguar I-PACE.

Jaguar I-PACE voted 2019 European Car of the Year

Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE has been voted ‘Car of the Year’ at the European Car of the Year Awards 2019. This is the first time a Jaguar has won the coveted prize. The European Car of the Year jury comprises 60 motoring journalists from 23 countries and the award recognizes technical innovation, design, performance, efficiency andRead Full Story

IFRD Prince George, BC.

Women motorcycle riders prep for ‘Just Ride’ action

Women in more than 120 countries will take to their motorcycles to “Just Ride!” in the globally synchronized International Female Ride Day (IFRD) 13th edition occurring on Saturday May 4, 2019. The world’s roads, tracks and trails will prominently be female for the single and longest-running women’s motorcycle “Just Ride!” synchronized day action. IFRD isRead Full Story

LEGO version and the real McLaren Senna.

First full-scale LEGO McLaren Senna

A unique, full-scale LEGO McLaren Senna has been created in secret by shifts of specialist assemblers working around the clock. Taking nearly 5,000 hours to assemble, it comprises almost 500,000 separate components. Unusual for a McLaren, the LEGO Senna is something of a heavyweight, tipping the scales at 3,348lbs – 1,102lbs more than the McLarenRead Full Story

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New Bentley GT V8 and GT V8 Convertible most agile ever

Bentley is introducing two new versions of its third-generation Continental GT and GT Convertible models in 2019. The luxury Grand Tourer, with a V8 gas engine, is now available for US customer order. Both V8 models are equipped with a new-generation 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged engine. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Crewe, Great Britain, the Continental GTRead Full Story

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