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Brendan McAleer recipient of 2016 Bridgestone Feature Writing Award

North Vancouver resident Brendan McAleer has received the 2016 Bridgestone Feature Writing Award. The Bridgestone Feature Writing Award, which recognizes outstanding journalism in the Canadian automotive industry, was presented to McAleer as part of the annual Automotive Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC) TestFest event held from October 24 to October 28, in Bowmanville, Ontario. McAleerRead Full Story

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Zipcars now available in Richmond, BC

Car sharing company Zipcar has expanded its service and is now offering Richmond, BC residents and small businesses access to cars “on-demand” by the hour or the day. With nearly 125 Zipcars in Vancouver, two new Zipcars—a Honda CR-V named “Cyrill” and a Nissan Sentra named “Sashbay”—are now available for reservation. The cars can beRead Full Story

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Downtown Abbey and the cars of British TV

By Philip Powell____________ I’m a big fan of British TV shows that regularly appear on public television, especially those that depict an earlier period. Heartbeat, recreating the 60s, is one of my favourites, now in a complete re-run from season one, for which I’m grateful as I didn’t know the show existed then. More recentlyRead Full Story

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New crossed flags logo for all-new C7 Corvette

Chevrolet will debut its seventh-generation Corvette on Sunday evening, Jan. 13, 2013, in Detroit. To start the countdown to 1.13.13, Chevrolet is showing the new Crossed Flags logo for the new 2014 Corvette. “The all-new, seventh-generation Corvette deserved an all-new emblem,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “The new Crossed Flags designRead Full Story

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BCAA partners with Kidney Car Program

June 3-9, 2012 is Canada’s Environment Week and vehicle owners are being encouraged to donate their unused vehicle(s) to the Kidney Car Program. The Kidney Car Program is part of a unique series of “recycle for life” programs developed by The Kidney Foundation of Canada that benefit the environment, vehicle owners and people affected byRead Full Story

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In Memoriam: Carroll Shelby

Carroll Shelby, the automotive icon whose innovation and influence spanned more than a half-century, died on Thursday May 11, 2012. Shelby, who was 89, had been in failing health for some time. Shelby standing next to a Maserati 450S that he raced in 1957. He won the first race at VIR in a sister carRead Full Story

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Canadian Black Book helps consumers reduce cost of ownership

When it comes to making cars that command a consistently higher trade-in value after four years the Japanese continue to dominate, Europeans stay the course and North American manufacturers steadily improve, Canada’s leading source of automotive values says. The 2012 “Best Retained Value Awards” released by Canadian Black Book (CBB) show Japanese cars and trucksRead Full Story

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Hagerty Silver Wheel Plan to debut January 2012

Aviva Canada Inc., one of Canada’s leading providers of home, auto and business insurance, and Hagerty Canada, LLC, a subsidiary of Hagerty Insurance Agency, the world’s leading provider of classic vehicle insurance, are proud to introduce the Hagerty Silver Wheel Plan. The Hagerty Silver Wheel Plan offers antique and classic car enthusiasts extensive coverage, includingRead Full Story

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2012 to introduce a Salon Offering Collection

Building on its mantra of “Something for Everyone,” Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will unveil a new, elite breed of horsepower — Barrett-Jackson Salon Offering Collection— cars that are among the world’s most rare, valuable, collectible and coveted. 1947 Bentley Franay Mark VI Cabriolet, one of only two commissioned in 1947. Nine one-of-a-kind vehicles are currently consignedRead Full Story

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Porsche debuts purist Panamera GTS

Porsche has unveiled the Panamera GTS, which it considers the purest expression of a four-door sports car in the Porsche family. Based on the Panamera 4S, the Panamera GTS focuses on performance and includes more power, upgraded brakes and a lowered, sportier suspension, making it even more capable on the race track without sacrificing practicality.Read Full Story

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