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


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

Porsche Panamera GTS

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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Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Watch Your Fuel Savings Grow

By Patrick Stewart   Driving to last month’s Pacific Forest Rally, held in the back roads of Merritt’s rolling hillsides, presented the perfect opportunity to put Lincoln’s fuel efficiency claim to the test. The rally is round five of the six-stage National Canadian Rally Championship held across Canada and attracts more than 30 rally teamsRead Full Story

2012 Yaris Hatchback

Yaris Hatchback sized right for fun and function

With the right size for drivers who need an agile and functional vehicle, the new 2012 Toyota Yaris Hatchback arrives with sporty styling, class-leading safety features and improved fuel economy. The all-new Yaris features a remarkable attention to detail in the design and engineering of the vehicle. From its smart, interior design and quiet, refinedRead Full Story

1884 De Dion

World’s oldest motor car sells for US$4.62-million

The world’s oldest running motor car, a historic 1884 De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout, has entered the history books, selling for an impressive US$4.62-million before a packed house at RM Auctions’ Hershey, Pennsylvania sale on October 7, 2011. The impressive sale price more than doubled its original pre-sale estimate and represents aRead Full Story

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L’Estage and Richard clinch 2011 Canadian Rally Championship

Merritt (BC), October 2, 2011.- Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC) and his co-driver Nathalie Richard (of Halifax, Nova Scotia) contested the Pacific Forest Rally, the penultimate round of the Canadian Rally Championship, held in Merritt on September 30-October 1, 2011 weekend.  The duo won six of the competitive stages and assured themselves second place overall,Read Full Story

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The Cars and the Stars: The Goodwood Experience

By Mike Tate, on location at Goodwood 2011 The whole Goodwood experience is of course, as expected, like French cuisine well prepared, but very rich and fulfilling and there is little appetite left for desert! But there is more, so leave a little room for the stars. Strolling through the paddock at The Goodwood RevivalRead Full Story

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2011 Ford F-150, with all-new powertrain line-up

Canada’s workhorse truck has been leading the pack for the past 33 years and now ups the ante with four new engines that deliver 20 per cent greater fuel efficiently than the 2010 models. They are a 3.7-litre four-valve Ti-VCT V6  with 302 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque; 5.0-litre four-valve dual-overhead cam Ti-VCT V8 Read Full Story

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A Flight of Fantasy: The Goodwood Experience

By Mike Tate–on location at Goodwood 2011 It is not the roar of unrestricted exhausts, the multi-million dollar race cars lined up in the paddock row upon row or the unbridled excitement of the action on the famous Goodwood race track.  Nor is it the magnificent air display or the feeling of a sense ofRead Full Story


Revived Jensen Interceptor to be built in Coventry

The classic Jensen Interceptor sports GT car will be revived next year with the launch of an all-new version. CPP was appointed by the owners of the Jensen name, Healey Sports Cars Switzerland (HSCS) Ltd, to create a successor to the original Interceptor marketed between 1966 and 1976. Click here to continue reading story.  

BCIT Vehicle Restoration Training

Overhaulin’ at BCIT Vehicle Restoration

Did you know that the welding techniques used on modern body panels will not work on older vehicles because of the thicker steels used in the past? That’s just one of the many tips car/light truck enthusiasts will learn in the British Columbian Institute of Technology’s (BCIT) new part-time Vehicle Restoration program. Developed in responseRead Full Story

Kernel Knowledge: One man on a mission to show how ethanol is wrecking your engine

Kernel Knowledge: One man on a mission to show how ethanol is wrecking your engine

To leave one of Ed Syrocki’s standing-room-only ethanol education seminars is to go home amazed, enlightened, and probably a little upset. Syrocki doesn’t just claim ethanol destroys fuel lines, wrecks fuel pumps and clogs accelerators—he lets you see the damage for yourself. Find out why Syrocki is on a one-man grassroots campaign to educate historicRead Full Story

Canadian government investing in Next Generation Auto R&D

The Government of Canada has announced five new projects to be supported by the Automotive Partnership Canada initiative (APC). As a result of these new projects, Canadian drivers will benefit from research into new technologies for the automobile industry that will develop a battery pack thermal management system for hybrid electric vehicles, more efficient systemsRead Full Story

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