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

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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

Aston Martin

Aston Martin’s first DBX drives off production line

Just over four years since Aston Martin announced its investment in a brand-new manufacturing facility at St. Athan, the first Aston Martin to be “Made in Wales” has been driven off the production line. The culmination of an extensive development program that began with virtual development in 2015 and physical testing in Wales in 2018,Read Full Story

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BC vehicle owners can now save a bit of ‘tin’

After years of the SVABC (Specialty Vehicle Association of BC) working in partnership with ICBC managers, policy and insurance specialists, the day has arrived when a surviving spouse in British Columbia can retain a vehicle’s collector plate and not be required to reapply for collector status on the vehicle. This applies to both regular plates, asRead Full Story

Ferrari

Hagerty releases interesting North American collector car data trends

Tom Cochrane said it best: “Life is a highway, I want to ride it all night long.” More that ever, these lyrics are ringing as Canadians rediscover the love, and passion of the drive amid COVID-19 restrictions lifting. During these unprecedented times, the driving experience has transformed from commuting to being a source of freedom,Read Full Story

Ford

Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 technology now includes hands-free driving, over-the-air updates and more

Ford Co-Pilot 360 Technology—a comprehensive collection of available driver-assist features—now includes Active Drive Assist, which allows for hands-free driving on more than 160,ooo kilometres of divided highways in Canada and the U.S. Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. It does not replace safeRead Full Story

Electrify Canada arrives in British Columbia with ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations.

Electrify Canada arrives in B.C. with ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations

  Electrify Canada, established in July 2018, is announcing nine new electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station locations in British Columbia, projected to open throughout 2020. The first station, located in the city of Merritt, marked the company’s official debut in western Canada when it opened to the public in May. Electrify Canada’s stations will beRead Full Story

Richard Johns in an Austin Seven.

In Memoriam: Richard Johns

Richard Johns (June 21, 1934-May 26, 2020) It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Richard Johns, on Tuesday May 26, 2020 after an extended hospital stay. Richard was an entrepreneur – his Richmond, B.C., auto parts business, Coast Import Auto Supplies, has been in operation for more than 50 years and isRead Full Story

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When award-winning pizza and classic cars form a partnership

London’s coolest, and quirkiest, classic and supercar destination Duke of London – based in Brentford, West London – recently opened a new Neapolitan-style pizzeria in partnership with multiple award-winning pizzeria Santa Maria Pizzeria, inside their pastel pink, automotive-themed warehouse space, which is home to an vast and eclectic collection of rare and exotic classic cars and motorcycles. ARead Full Story

2021 MINI Countryman, featuring a newly updated design, along with enhancements in technology and equipment offerings.

New MINI Countryman for Model Year 2021

The 2021 MINI Countryman features a newly updated design, along with enhancements in technology and equipment offerings. Most importantly, it retains MINI’s “fun-to-drive” character and design that makes it instantly recognizable as MINI. As the largest and most versatile member of the MINI model family, the new 2021 MINI Countryman offers individual flair in theRead Full Story

Rainbow-themed winner of Bentley Mulliner Bacalar design contest.

This is not your father’s Bentley

A recent online competition for Bentley colleagues and their families to design their own Bentley Mulliner Bacalar resulted in a beautiful rainbow-themed winner. The extremely rare and exclusive Barchetta-style Bacalar relaunches coachbuilding at Bentley Mulliner, and while real-world production is limited to just 12 cars, anyone is able to imagine their dream specification from Bentley’sRead Full Story

VW Films

10 movies co-starring Volkswagen classics

If you are a Volkswagen fan, the following 10 movies featuring classic Volkswagen models are perfect for any mood. The films are available for rent on most streaming services, so make some popcorn, dim the lights and see if you can spot these beloved cars. ‘The Love Bug’ (1968): A down-on-his-luck racecar driver and his mechanicRead Full Story