Steve McQueen's Mustang from the film "Bullitt" shows up with a 16,000 per cent increase over a standard Mustang.

Hagerty’s 2023 Power List shows the dramatic effects celebrity ownership has on enthusiast car values

Hagerty’s 2023 Power List, which tracks celebrity car influence by analyzing the increase (and sometimes decrease) in value by comparing stars’ cars with their standard equivalent at the time, was created to explore how celebrity ownership can affect the value of a vehicle. Using Hagerty’s vast amounts of market data, comparisons are made to theRead Full Story

Rear view of Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale.

Alfa Romeo returns legendary 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo’s “fuoriserie” (custom-built) 33 Stradale, a manifesto of the Italian brand’s current and future capabilities of style and driving experience, has been reborn. With only 33 exclusive units aligned with a unique artisan process, the new two-seater coupé combines Alfa Romeo’s heritage and future. The new 33 Stradale was developed at the recently createdRead Full Story

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Classic Cars at PoloFest International: July 29, 2023

EuroClassic 2023 presents Classic Cars at the Vancouver International Polo Festival. One hundred (100) invited Euro Classics, Modern Performance Luxury and Supercars on display. Featured Marques Celebrating: McLaren 60; Porsche 75, Ferrari 75 and Aston Martin 110. Each registered vehicle will receive a Classics at PoloFest ribbon for their vehicle, one box lunch with aRead Full Story

1981 Leyland Mini Moke.

‘Fully Charged Live’ lifts off Down Under

The origins of Fully Charged lay in the question posed in 2010 on its YouTube Channel: ‘Is it possible for humans to no longer need to burn things to live, to work and to travel?’A seemingly unachievable destination, perhaps, but an essential direction of travel as the world responds to air pollution and climate breakdown. Since then,Read Full Story

Aluminum parts in body shop at BMW Manufacturing Plant Spartanburg. Photo courtesy BMW.

BMW Group to source aluminium from sustainable production in Canada, starting in 2024

The BMW Group has signed a memorandum of understanding to source aluminum with significantly reduced CO2 emissions from Rio Tinto’s hydro-powered operations, starting in 2024. Rio Tinto’s approach to manufacturing aluminum saves approximately 70 per cent of CO2 emissions compared to conventionally manufactured aluminum. The planned supply volumes will be used exclusively in vehicle production at BMWRead Full Story

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McKeel Hagerty receives Cobra Experience Museum’s inaugural Global Icon Award

In recognition of his many contributions to the joys of motoring, Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty is the recipient of the Cobra Experience Museum’s first Global Icon Award. The Cobra Experience Museum is a 25,000-square-foot facility in Martinez, California, showcasing original Cobras, Shelby Mustangs, Daytona Coupe, GT40, King Cobra, Sunbeam Tigers and a Lotus. Unique toRead Full Story

Photo: Brent Martin, courtesy VRCBC.

Classic cars back to the the track for May 13-14, 2023 weekend in Mission

The Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia (VRCBC) will run its annual marquee race weekend, the British Columbia Historic Motor Races (BCHMR), hosted by the Speed-Fanatics Motorsport Club on May 13-14, 2023, at the Speed-Fanatics Motorsport Circuit at Mission Raceway Park in Mission British Columbia. Western Canada’s Biggest Vintage Motorsport Event The first BCHMR wasRead Full Story

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Aston Martin’s 110th anniversary year includes the launch of an exclusive, limited-edition model

The past, present and future of Aston Martin are being honoured through a year-long 2023 celebration of the iconic British brand’s 110th anniversary, which began on January 15, 1913, when founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford officially formed the partnership to create the first Aston Martin car. This partnership ignited more than a century of automotiveRead Full Story

Volvo all-electric EX90. Photo courtesy Volvo.

Volvo EX90 all-electric SUV debuts in North America

Volvo showed its new EX90, representing a new era of safety for the company, for the first time in North America at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. A true seven-seater, the Volvo EX90 is an all-electric SUV that further raises the company’s standards in safety and a more sustainable lifestyle. ToRead Full Story

The redesigned Museo Automobili Lamborghini in Sant'Agata Bolognese.

Lamborghini’s “The Future Began in 1963” exhibition opens the company’s 60th anniversary celebrations

The Automobili Lamborghini Museum has received a redesign and new layout, marking the start of Lamborghini’s 60th-anniversary celebrations in an important year for the Sant’Agata Bolognese company. The museum has changed its name, remodelled its layout, design, and exhibits and added a newly-created exhibition, “The Future Began in 1963,” which retraces the most emblematic erasRead Full Story

Tiny Fiat 500 is top wedding car on Instagram posts. Photo: courtesy

Compact cars beat out limos & vintage cars to take top spot in Instagram wedding posts

With COVID lockdowns now lifted and traditional wedding ceremonies again taking off, it appears that limousines and vintage cars now account for only a minority of Instagram posts, with more affordable, less ostentatious vehicles becoming increasingly popular. For couples, arriving at their marriage venue in style no longer means hiring a limousine; instead, they increasinglyRead Full Story

Gullwing & Roadster models.

Masters of their craft: Coachwerks Restoration

The classic car restoration business is arguably one of the most challenging and complicated businesses to manage successfully. The restoration of an ‘old’ car, previously owned by several caring and, in many cases, uncaring owners, presents numerous challenges. These include experience, knowledge, skill, craftsmanship, innovative thinking, and, last but not least, working with a carRead Full Story

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Buy these vehicles before they’re hot: Hagerty issues annual North American Bull Market list

Hagerty has unveiled its fifth annual Bull Market list, which features the enthusiast cars and trucks that its market experts predict will increase in value over the next 12 months. The list is not intended for get-rich-quick flippers but for future owners who want to find, buy and drive a good vehicle they love. “AtRead Full Story

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Barrett-Jackson’s January 2022 Scottdale Auction to feature 1955 300SL Gullwing Coupe at No Reserve

Barrett-Jackson will celebrate 50 years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions with a docket filled with uniquely collectible vehicles, all selling at No Reserve, including a restored 1955 300SL Gullwing Coupe (Lot #1415) during the annual Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30, 2022. One of only 855 made in 1955, the Gullwing wasRead Full Story

(Front left) Alberto Longo, Formula E's co-founder & chief Championship officer; Sarah Kirby-Young, Vancouver city councillor.

(Front right) Anne Roy, chief marketing officer/partner OSS Group; Matthew Carter, CEO/partner OSS Group.

(Back Row) OSS Group team, including spokesperson and Canadian Indy Car racer James Hinchcliffe (second left). Photo: P. Stewart.

Vancouver welcomes 3-day Canadian E-Fest event, June 30-July 2, 2022

The countdown has begun toward a one-of-a-kind, three-day Canadian E-Fest in Vancouver from June 30-July 2, 2022. E-Fest organizer is the Canadian OSS Group, an independent promoter involved in motorsports events to bring awareness of environmental leadership to the world. More than just a race weekend event, E-Fest will be headlined by the ABB FIARead Full Story

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