Electric Motorsport

The future of motorsport in the Electric Age

  Roger Atkins’ (founder of Electric Vehicles Outlook) has produced a 40-minute documentary, which looks at the future of Motorsport in the electric age. Inspired by the coverage of Formula One in the Netflix Drive to Survive series, Atkins seeks to reveal the bigger picture aspect of what motorsport is all about. Atkins suggests that whenRead Full Story

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Venerable Honda Monkey comes to Canada

The pocket-sized Honda Monkey has a six decades old history, a fact that no doubt contributed to the enthusiastic reception that this current iteration enjoys, and for which Canadians have been requesting. Now, for the first time, the Monkey is available in Canada. The bike’s heritage extends back to 1961, when the original version wasRead Full Story

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Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric

Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow. Shifting from electric-first to electric-only, the company is accelerating toward an emissions-free and software-driven future. By 2022, Mercedes-Benz will have battery electric vehicles (BEV) in all segments the company serves. From 2025 onwards, all newly launched vehicleRead Full Story

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars carries out service on Rolls-Royce SRH electric car.

Unique Rolls-Royce receives royal treatment

Every motor car that is meticulously handcrafted at the Home of Rolls-Royce is, of course, unique, with its own story and inspiration. But one Bespoke project has a special place in the affections of the marque’s 2,000-strong workforce—and it recently returned to the company’s Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence, at Goodwood, for some much-neededRead Full Story

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Petersen Auto Museum hosts second virtual car week August 12-14, 2021

The Petersen Automotive Museum will host its second annual virtual car week, featuring historic content, unseen garage tours, exclusive interviews, event livestreams, and celebrity car meets, from August 12-14, 2021. Following is the schedule of events, premiering live daily for three hours starting at 11am PST on the Petersen YouTube channel: Thursday, August 12 TourRead Full Story

Hagerty Social

Hagerty Garage + Social expands to Canada, opens Toronto clubhouse and storage facility for car enthusiasts

Hagerty, the world’s largest provider of specialty insurance for enthusiast vehicles, has opened a premium clubhouse and car storage facility, Hagerty Garage + Social Toronto, which follows the openings of clubhouse locations in Chicago, Delray Beach and New York. The Hagerty Garage + Social Toronto marks the company’s first location to open in Canada andRead Full Story

2021 Porsche Taycan first EV to use the innovative payment system on Electrify Canada network. Photo courtesy Electrify Canada/Porsche

Electrify Canada debuts Plug&Charge payment technology

Electrify Canada has introduced Plug&Charge payment technology, which allows Canadians to charge their electric vehicles without pulling out their wallet, smartphone or bank card. This innovative system is now available on all Electrify Canada chargers across Canada and can be used with Plug&Charge-capable EVs including the 2021 Porsche Taycan models equipped with the feature. TheRead Full Story

Volvo

Volvo Cars Canada launches complimentary ‘Tow for Life’

No matter what vintage Volvo you may drive, roadside towing is now available free of charge in Canada. With road trip season just around the corner, Volvo Cars is expanding its suite of complimentary services available to Canadians with “Tow for Life”. This service complements the free towing already provided to in-warranty customers via RoadsideRead Full Story

Anders Warming, new Rolls-Royce Director of Design, effective July 1, 2021.

Rolls-Royce appoints new Director of Design

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has appointed Anders Warming as new Director of Design, effective July 1, 2021. Warming, 48, joins Rolls-Royce Motor Cars from Warming Design, the company he founded in 2019. His experience includes almost 20 years in senior positions in the BMW Group, including Head of Design at MINI and Exterior Chief Designer atRead Full Story

JUN JULY 2021 Genesis Steering Wheel

Genesis: a new name in luxury

BMW, Mercedes, Audi, these are just some of the names that come to mind when one thinks of luxurious sports vehicles. There is now one more to add to the list—Genesis, a name suitably derived from the Greek word for “origin.” I was lucky enough to be provided with an all-new 2022 Genesis GV70 fromRead Full Story

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2021 Ford Bronco Sport, five generations of inspiration

During its five-generation production history—1966 to 1996—terms ascribed to the ways in which Ford Bronco owners enjoyed their beloved vehicles include “used and abused,” “battered,” “rusted out” and “highly modified,” to name a few. Designed and built by a famous automotive trio—Donald Frey, Mustang product manager; Lee Iacocca, company president from 1970-1978; and structural designerRead Full Story

Actors Alex Winter (left) and Keanu Reeves ready their Taycans with a full charge before "Going the Distance."

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter test the Porsche Taycan electric sports car in “Going the Distance”

Porsche has produced an eight-minute film entitled “Going the Distance” to showcase its new Taycan Turbo electric sports car. In this action-packed short film, Porsche enthusiasts and fellow actors Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter embark on an epic road trip in Southern California in two cars, with one charge of electric, to showcase the driveabilityRead Full Story

1968 Shelby EXP 500 "Green Hornet" and 1967 Ford Shelby EXP 500 "Little Red."

Shelby Mustang Prototypes featured in new documentaries

Craig Jackson, chairman & CEO of Barrettt-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, and his team’s epic search, recovery and restoration of the fabled lost 1967 Ford Shelby EXP 500 prototype dubbed “Little Red” and painstaking restoration of the experimental 1968 Shelby EXP 500 known as the “Green Hornet” will be featured in documentaries sponsored inRead Full Story