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Hagerty survey indicates strong interest in classic car ownership among Millenials, Generation Zers

Despite Great Recession predictions that the American love affair with cars and driving was waning, Millennials (1981-1995) and Gen Zers (1996-2015) now report they are more likely—not less—to want to own a classic or collectible car than their parents and grandparents, according to the Hagerty 2020 “Why Driving Matters” survey of 10,000 U.S. drivers. KeyRead Full Story

Driving fun typical of the brand is still the passion of the racing driver, now 87 years old. And he continues to relish the challenge of winding country roads.

Paddy Hopkirk: Gentleman, legend in the classic Mini and honourary fifth Beatle

In 1964, the Monte Carlo Rally was still a genuine adventure for all the competing racing drivers and the spectacle was broadcast live on television. This was the era when automobile manufacturers all over the world discovered rally sport as the perfect stage for presenting their models. And consequently, vehicles from different weight and performanceRead Full Story

OpenRoad Hyundai Richmond’s new 33,000 square feet facility is a spacious 11-vehicle showroom, which features a modern, sophisticated design with soaring floor-to-ceiling glass.

OpenRoad opens largest Hyundai dealership in Western Canada

OpenRoad Auto Group has opened a new OpenRoad Hyundai Richmond showroom facility in the Richmond Auto Mall. This new, state-of-the-art facility replaces OpenRoad’s former Hyundai dealership, which the company acquired in 2005. “With the opening of our incredible new facility, we’re launching an exciting new chapter for our team and our loyal Hyundai customers,” said Christian Chia, CEO ofRead Full Story

1952 Jowett Jupiter.

World-wide historic vehicle survey launched by FIVA

The Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) is conducting a world-wide historic vehicle survey. FIVA’s Legislation Commission is tasked to ensure that the development of national and international legislation does not create an adverse impact to owners of historic vehicles and the use of these on public roads without inappropriate restrictions. FIVA was founded inRead Full Story

Super sports car dealership Weissach has partnered with Langara College to raise $40k, which will go toward the college's food bags to help ensure food security for its students and access to technology to support their learnings.

Weissach partners with Langara College to raise $40k to support students in need

As students across Canada begin the 2020 school year, many have felt the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Loss of income has had a major effect, with many unable to support themselves and their families and struggling to pay for the basics—textbooks, food and shelter. Celebrating its 40th year in business, Weissach (the largest independentRead Full Story

Honda

Honda Canada reaches agreement to settle Canadian Takata Airbag Inflator class action

Honda Canada has reached an agreement to resolve Takata airbag inflator class action litigation in Canada. The settlement will further enhance Honda Canada’s significant efforts to reach and encourage customers to bring their vehicles to authorized dealers for a free airbag inflator replacement. As part of the settlement, Honda Canada will continue its comprehensive recall efforts.Read Full Story

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 007 Edition.

Q by Aston Martin creates new limited-edition Vantage 007 & DBS Superleggera editions to celebrate ‘No Time to Die’

Aston Martin is celebrating the release of the 25th James Bond film, with two exclusive 007 special editions inspired by the cars featured in No Time to Die. This new collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films with Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, delivers new 007 editions of theRead Full Story

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What if you are entitled to a British State Pension and don’t know?

If you worked in Britain, even for a short period of time, you may be entitled to a British State Pension. You may also be eligible to back pay premiums, which will increase the pension you receive when you reach pensionable age. The Canadian Alliance of British Pensioners (CABP) will help you determine if you qualifyRead Full Story

Female riders at Duffy Lake, BC, prepare for the   14th edition of International Female Ride Day (IFRD).

Women motorcycle riders shift into gear for International Female Ride Day

Women motorcycle riders and motorsport enthusiasts on six continents and more than 120 countries will take to their motorcycles to “Just Ride!”, Saturday, August 22, 2020 for the officially rescheduled 14th edition of International Female Ride Day (IFRD). The globally synchronized action will see women once again govern the world’s roads, tracks and trails for theRead Full Story

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BCUOMA creates humorous – ‘How to Clean Everything’ video series

BC Used Oil Management Association (“BCUOMA”), a not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in British Columbia, have created a series of five short videos that combine a fun, non-traditional communications campaign, with a serious and important used oil recycling message. View the videos here. “ThisRead Full Story

Insurance Bureau

ICBC keeps savings from reduced claims during pandemic

NEWS PROVIDED BY Insurance Bureau of Canada  In recognition of the fact Canadian’s are driving less and claims are down during the COVID-19 pandemic, private insurers across the country have returned an average of approximately $280 per driver in auto insurance premium relief, as of June 30, 2020. Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) recently conducted a survey of members andRead Full Story

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2021 Porsche Cayman & Boxster GTS 4.0 models

For his newest ride, car enthusiast Steve Blake made a choice between two new Porsche vehicles, the  2021 Porsche Cayman GTS 4.0 and the Cayman S, which did he choose? The time has come for me to choose a new sports car. I have thoroughly enjoyed my last three Porsche sports cars for daily drivers.Read Full Story

Corvair

Unloved by Ralph Nader: the Chevy Corvair

Spotted on Vancouver’s westside, a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa. The engine is all-aluminum air-cooled flat six, which, in turbo charged form, as in the Corsa model, produces exceptional performance for a compact car. The multi-dial interior and high-back seats also made the Corsa a sporty model in the ‘60s. With its swing-axle suspension at theRead Full Story

Rob Dibble with his 1969 Volkswagen Dune Buggy.

Pandemic allows hobbyists the time to return to restoration projects

With time to spare and nowhere to go during the COVID-19 lockdown, many classic-car owners have seized the opportunity to finally make progress on a restoration project—or two. Rob Dibble saw the overabundance of time at home as an opportunity to pursue his passion for car restoration. A corporate development entrepreneur, Dibble has been workingRead Full Story