Exclusive to the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid is a striking new exterior color, Lagoon Blue Pearl, one of four available hues.

Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) first-ever plug-in hybrid vehicle based on the 2020 Crosstrek will be arriving at dealers near the end of 2019. The new plug-in hybrid will possess all the capability of the traditional Subaru Crosstrek with increased fuel efficiency, thanks to its plug-in hybrid powertra in. It can be driven as a conventionalRead Full Story

Winter Tires

TRAC survey reveals more than three-in-ten British Columbia motorists do not use winter tires

Eighty per cent of winter tire owners believe driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from being involved in a potentially hazardous driving situation such as loss of control or a collision, according to a new consumer survey commissioned by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). TRAC’s 2018 Canadian ConsumerRead Full Story

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2019 Mazda CX-5 debuts signature model and turbo engine

Mazda has unveiled its 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature top-tier trim level, which includes a turbocharged SKYACTIV-2.5T engine and new G-Vectoring Control Plus. As Mazda’s best-selling vehicle, with more than two-million units sold worldwide, the compact crossover takes its next step with this new CX-5 Signature model, which incorporates premium materials, such as Cocoa Brown NappaRead Full Story

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McLaren’s new carbon fibre innovation and production centre

A new £50-million (CAD$84-million-plus) McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) production facility has opened in Yorkshire, England. The MCTC aims to be a world-leader in innovating lightweight carbon fibre and composites that will work together with future powertrain development to save weight and produce greater energy efficiencies. Prototyping has already begun on innovating McLaren’s next generationRead Full Story

Sprites

On their way to the Vancouver ABFM

Sixty years later, one of these Austin Healey Sprites might well be seen among the more than 10 Sprites being celebrated as a Featured Marque on Saturday May 19, 2018, at the All British Classic Car show at VanDusen Garden, Vancouver, BC. To purchase advance tickets, visit eventbrite.

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SVABC readies for Collector Car Appreciation Day/Month

The Specialty Vehicle Association of BC (SVABC), the lobby group committed to preserving the collector car hobby and supporting B.C.’s car enthusiasts, is all revved up for a momentous year of Collector Car Appreciation Day celebrations in British Columbia. At the request of the SVABC, the Province of British Columbia has issued a Proclamation declaringRead Full Story

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In Memoriam: Paul Barlow

Paul Barlow (September 6, 1948 – April 3, 2018) It is with sadness that Patrick and Joan Stewart publish the following announcement about the passing of Paul Barlow. Paul was a long-time friend and attendee of the Vancouver All British Field Meet, which he faithfully and consistently attended for more than 15 years. An activeRead Full Story

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Classic Mini presented in an all-electric version

With a world premiere at the New York International Auto Show (March 30 to April 8, 2018), British car manufacturer MINI has demonstrated its appetite for purely electric driving with a new take on an icon. The classic Mini Electric combines the historic look of one of the world’s favourite small cars with groundbreaking driveRead Full Story

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