car2go rolls out new Mercedes CLA, GLA vehicles

The largest one-way car sharing service in North America, car2go, will now have the new 2017 model year Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA four-door, five passenger vehicles in its fleet. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA is a 4-door coupe and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA is a 5-door small SUV with added cargo capacity. car2go members in Vancouver,Read Full Story

Christian Chia, President & CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group (left) and Mark Maakestad, General Manager of Bentley, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bellevue.

B.C.’s OpenRoad acquires Bentley, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce in Bellevue, Washington

OpenRoad Auto Group, B.C.’s largest automotive dealership group, has expanded south of the border acquiring an established luxury dealership in Bellevue, Washington that represents a trio of the most iconic automotive brands in the world—Bentley, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The acquisition of Bentley, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bellevue was completed on January 19,Read Full Story

1994 Toyota Supra Turbo Coupe.

Hagerty’s list of top 10 classic cars to buy in 2017

Hagerty, the classic car valuations and insurance provider, has released its list of best classic cars to buy in 2017. The list focuses on cars that are poised to be strong investments in terms of value growth and smiles-per-dollar. “One of the most exciting trends emerging is younger enthusiasts driving interest in newer vehicles,” saidRead Full Story

Volkswagen and lawyers for consumer class announce Canadian settlement on 2.0L TDI diesel vehicles

Volkswagen and Canadian class counsel have agreed to resolve consumer claims in Canada related to the 2.0L TDI emissions matter for approximately 105,000 affected vehicles nationwide, subject to court approval. The following 2.0L TDI engine vehicles are included in the proposed 2.0L TDI settlement program in Canada: VW Jetta VW Jetta Wagon VW Golf VW Passat 2009-2015 2009 2010-2013,Read Full Story

2017 ABFM

All Brit Classics at VanDusen Saturday May 20, 2017

Dubbed The Greatest Show on British Wheels—the Vancouver All British Field Meet (ABFM 2017)—celebrating 32 years will make its way to the magnificent VanDusen Botanical Garden venue on the appropriate Victoria Day weekend—Saturday May 20, 2017—where the largest collection of 500-plus British-built classic cars and motorcycles will be displayed in 62 classes to the generalRead Full Story

CRC 2016

L’Estage caps season with 2016 Canadian Rally Championship Driver’s title

The Subaru Rally Team Canada (SRTC) driver Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Darren Garrod have won the 2016 Driver’s and Co-Driver’s Championships, securing the titles at the Big White Winter Rally in Kelowna, BC the weekend of December 10-11, 2016. L’Estage claimed his 9th Canadian Rally Championship (CRC) Driver’s title in impressive fashion, tackling notoriously winteryRead Full Story

1969 American Motors AMX/3 (estimate: $900,000-$1,300,000). Image copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photo by Mathieu Heurtault.

Ultimate sports car wish list at Gooding & Company’s January 2017 auction

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, will once again offer exceptional sports cars from Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz and Shelby, to name a few, at its 10th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions on January 20 and 21, 2017. “Every one of these iconic sports carsRead Full Story

2017 Subaru BRZ Inazuma Edition. Photo: Subaru Canada Inc.

2017 Subaru BRZ Inazuma Edition sports coupe with ‘Lightning’ reflexes

Subaru’s BRZ Inazuma Edition limited volume sports coupe will be available in early 2017 throughout Subaru dealerships across Canada. The Inazuma derives its name from the Japanese word for lightning, which according to Subaru describes its capabilities perfectly. In addition to the features that make the 2+2 BRZ so desirable, the Inazuma Edition boasts severalRead Full Story

Infinit Q60.

Infiniti takes first U.S. vehicle to Cuba in 58 years

Alfonso Albaisa, Infinit executive design director, took an all-new INFINITI Q60 to Havana—the first U.S.-spec car registered in Cuba in 58 years—to trace his roots back to his parents’ birthplace. Now based in Japan, where he oversees all four INFINITI design studios across the world, Alfonso grew up in Miami. This was his first opportunityRead Full Story

Warning of the dangers of driving and drinking in Himachal Pradesh, India. Photo: John Hill.

Progress in curbing drinking and driving but continued vigilance needed: poll

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) has produced a fact sheet summarizing findings on self-reported drinking and driving in Canada. This fact sheet is based on the Road Safety Monitor (RSM) 2016 poll conducted by TIRF, a national, Canadian independent road safety research institute, in partnership with Beer Canada, the Toyota Canada Foundation, and, StateRead Full Story


Volvo Car Financial Services launches in Canada

Volvo Car Canada Ltd. has launched Volvo Car Financial Services (VCFS). VCFS will handle day-to-day management of the financial services business including leasing and financing.   “Volvo Car Financial Services is an integral part in growing the Volvo Car business in Canada,” said David Carroll, national sales manager – Canada, VCFS. “We are here toRead Full Story

Subaru's EyeSight system ffers pre-collision braking control that works to help drivers avoid or limit frontal impact by detecting other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists and slowing or stopping the car when necessary.

Global sales of EyeSight-equipped Subaru Vehicles surpass one-million

After eight years and seven months since the launch of its EyeSight driver assist system Subaru models equipped with the system surpassed one-million units in November 2016. EyeSight achieved a world first in using solely stereo camera technology to provide a driver-assist system incorporating features such as adaptive cruise control and pre-collision braking that detectsRead Full Story

Porsche Centre, Vancouver.

Dilawri and OpenRoad to build new flagship Porsche Centre in Richmond, British Columbia

The Dilawri Group of Companies and OpenRoad Auto Group have partnered to build and operate a new flagship Porsche Centre in the Richmond Auto Mall. Construction of the new state-of-the-art dealership is set to start in 2018, with plans for completion in 2019. “This is an excellent opportunity to provide our customers with greater accessRead Full Story

Automotive writer Brendan McAleer.

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

1936 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic. Photo: Michael Furman.

Petersen Museum celebrates the ‘Art of Bugatti’ with year-long display

On October 23, 2016, the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, California, will unveil the most comprehensive retrospective on the Bugatti family in history, showcasing the art, sculpture, furniture and automobiles of the family that changed automotive design, engineering and racing during the art deco period. “Art of Bugatti” will open to the public in theRead Full Story

(L-R) David Gooding and Charlie Ross sell the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider for $18,150,000. 
Image copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photo by Mike Maez.

Gooding’s 2016 Pebble Beach auctions achieve highest one-day sale of more than $76-million

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, realized more than $76.7-million during the first of its two-evening Pebble Beach auction event on Saturday August 20, 2016. The auction house, acclaimed for its world-class consignments and record-breaking prices, delivered an 88 per cent sales rate as 70 of 80 lotsRead Full Story

A large-scale digital "Welcome Wall" displays messages in various languages, along with an array of VW images, video and promotional information.

OpenRoad VW celebrates grand opening with summer beach party

OpenRoad Auto Group celebrated the grand opening of OpenRoad VW, Western Canada’s largest VW dealership with an elaborate Westcoast beach party on August 13, 2016, that featured an outdoor beach volleyball court, collector VW displays, and a gourmet barbeque. More than 500 guests attended the casual celebration, including Maria Stenstrom, president of Volkswagen Canada andRead Full Story

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