Youth rebuild cars instead of stealing them

By Andy Gregory, VCC communications It started as a piece of metal in the auto shop at Vancouver Community College (VCC), and now car-lovers all over B.C. are jockeying to own it. This 1967 Factory Five Cobra kit car, worth an estimated $60,000, was built by several dedicated, at-risk youth from East Vancouver. They spentRead Full Story

Rocky Mountain Rally

Rocky Mountain Rally

At the podium, Patrick Richard and his new co-driver, Leanne Junnila, finishes in second place at the Rocky Mountain Rally, round two of the 2011 Canadian Rally Championship.         CALGARY, May 30, 2011 /CNW/ – The second rally of the 2011 season, held May 26-27, was a battle to the finish forRead Full Story


car2go comes to Vancouver

car2go has selected Vancouver as the first Canadian city selected to launch  its innovative mobility service. A newly created company, car2go Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, will also be located in Vancouver. First launched with great acclaim in Ulm, Germany, three years ago, car2go was successfully rolled out a year laterRead Full Story


U.S. Debut of Lotus Evora S and IPS

Lotus debuted its stunning new Evora S and Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) models at this month’s New York Auto Show. Both models showcase the versatility of the multi-award winning Evora.   Lotus will be at the New York Auto Show until May 1st so fans of the unique British automotive manufacturer have a fewRead Full Story


Bristol lives to see a new day

Bristol Cars, which went into administration in early March this year, has a new owner. Its assets and goodwill have been purchased, and it will be part of a hi-tech, Surrey-based company bearing another name from Britain’s motoring history: Frazer-Nash. The names Bristol and Frazer Nash (no hyphen) were closely associated in the immediate post-WarRead Full Story


Nissan Leaf named World Car of the Year

  The 100-percent electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF has been named 2011 World Car of the Year at this month’s New York International Auto Show, edging out the BMW 5-Series and the Audi A8 for the top spot. The award  is the latest in a string of accolades for the world’s first affordable mass-market, all-electric vehicleRead Full Story

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Specialty Vehicle Association wins one for Canadian historic vehicle owners

By Nigel Matthews– In 2000, the registration of modified historic vehicles in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, became irritatingly complex. On the surface it seemed a simple plan for the betterment of the environment. In order to help British Columbia test station employees more easily determine the appropriate emissions testing standard to use, modifiedRead Full Story


End of an era, or maybe not?

What do Peter Sellers, Tina Turner, Sir Richard Branson and Liam Gallagher, former front man of the 1990s British pop band Oasis, all have in common? They have all been customers of Bristol Cars, the English manufacturer of hand-built, high-performance cars for discriminating (and wealthy) buyers for more than 60 years. Bristol 401 prototype bodiedRead Full Story

Statement regarding status of Japanese earthquake and impact on NISSAN Americas operations

March 14, 2011 – Following the earthquake in Japan on March 11 Nissan Americas has been working around-the-clock with its teams in Japan and abroad to assess the status of its employees and the impact on its operations. Facilities/Production All Nissan Americas manufacturing facilities remain operational and will continue normal production schedules until further notice.Read Full Story

1938 BMW 327/328 unveiled at Jellybean AutoCrafters

Jellybean AutoCrafters unveils restored BMW 327/328!

By Stanton Guy – Special guests were invited to attend the unveiling of a beautifully restored 1938 BMW 327/328 at Jellybean AutoCrafters in Surrey, on February 23rd. This BMW model is generally acknowledged as one of the most significant automobiles in history.  It had leading-edge performance and handling for its time, with its tubular frame and 2 litre,Read Full Story

Celebrated hood ornament's clandestine past

Celebrated hood ornament’s clandestine past

VANCOUVER – February 18, 2011 —Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has launched a special limited-edition collection of Phantom cars to celebrate 100 years of The Spirit of Ecstasy, the most iconic of automotive hood ornaments, and its original designer Charles Robinson Sykes.In the early 1900s, Lord John Scott Montagu commissioned his friend, Sykes, to sculpt a personalRead Full Story


BMW Canada presents pricing…

BMW Canada has revealed pricing for two of its newest models. 1 Series M Coupé For the first time, the coveted M badge will appear on the 1 Series M Coupé. This 335-horsepower, twin-turbocharged, all-aluminum, 3-litre inline-6 engine will arrive at BMW retailers in spring 2011. The all-new BMW 1 Series M Coupé will startRead Full Story

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Dates announced for 2011 BC Historic Motor Races

Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia announces the dates for its 2011 British Columbia Historic Motor Races The Vintage Racing Club of B.C. (VRCBC) announced today that the 2011 running of its annual marquee race weekend British Columbia Historic Motor Races (BCHMR) will be held on June 11 and 12 at the River’s Edge RoadRead Full Story

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid

Porsche debuts hybrid-powered “Racing Lab”

  Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid   Mid-engine 918 RSR is a high-tech test bed for future technology DETROIT – January 10, 2010 — With the world debut of the spectacular 918 RSR “racing lab,” Porsche AG today highlighted its continued and intensive focus on combining ultimate performance and high efficiency in the field of hybridRead Full Story

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