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McLaren Automotive engineer crowned Young Woman Engineer of the Year

McLaren Automotive scientist and engineer Ella Podmore has been crowned the Young Woman Engineer of the Year by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The prestigious industry award celebrates women working in modern engineering to challenge negative perceptions and encourage greater diversity in the profession. “I am absolutely honoured to have been chosen byRead Full Story

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Land Rover

Women motoring journalists from 38 countries on five continents vote Land Rover Defender as World’s Best Car 2021

The journalists of the Women’s World Car of the Year have chosen the Land Rover Defender as the World’s Best Car 2021. To reach this result, the jurors of the international team of 50 female motoring experts from 38 countries and five continents tested dozens of models and evaluated each. Nine vehicles reached the final,Read Full Story

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Porsche celebrates International Women’s Day 2021.

Porsche celebrates ‘driven’ women on International Women’s Day 2021

To mark International Women’s Day, March 8, 2021, Porsche hosted an invitation-only driving event for high-achieving women and their female mentors at the Porsche Experience Centers in Atlanta and LA. The 90-minute driving experiences, with expert coaching included, marked the first time the two U.S. Experience Centers commemorated International Women’s Day with a dedicated program.Read Full Story

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale March 2021 Auction to include more than 1,100 automobilia items

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will offer more than 1,100 genuine automobilia items with No Reserve during the Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, March 20-27, 2021. The highly coveted collectibles offered during the Automobilia Auction, which will cross the block daily beginning Monday, March 22, 2021, include more than 60 original neonRead Full Story

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Porsche takes top honours in JD Power Study

The Porsche 911 has been rated the highest-ranked model for trouble-free ownership in the annual J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). This was the second time in three years the 911 took top honours among all models. The Porsche Macan ranked as most dependable among Premium Compact SUVs. Overall, the Porsche brand across modelRead Full Story

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ICBC to begin rebates in mid-March 2021

ICBC customers will receive one-time rebates averaging $190, starting spring 2021 – their part of $600-million that was saved due to a major decrease in crashes and costs as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Since the beginning of the 2020-21 fiscal year, ICBC has had fewer reported collisions and lower claim costs, resulting in higher-than-expectedRead Full Story

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Dash Real Estate links Vancouver buyers/investors to UK market

Richmond-based Dash Real Estate Group, formerly Team Dash, has partnered with City & Country, UK, on an Exclusive Listing Agreement to promote their UK properties to the Canadian real estate landscape. City & Country is the UK’s leading redeveloper of historic sites and buildings into luxury new homes. A family business with more than 50Read Full Story

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Canada Safest Driver

Two BC drivers achieve top results in Canada’s Safest Driver contest

From British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador, 582 Canadian residents signed up for the Canada’s Safest Driver contest, which ran October 1 to November 26, 2020. Despite varying national surveys in previous years that have found BC drivers to be numbered among Canada’s worst, two residents of the province, David Wakulich from Victoria and TimothyRead Full Story

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2021 Vancouver ABFM Poster

Hagerty Insurance new Presenting Sponsor at Vancouver ABFM

Updated March 9, 2021 The Greatest Show on British Wheels, Vancouver ABFM, is pleased to announce that Hagerty Collector Car Insurance will be the Presenting Sponsor for the 35th anniversary event at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.   “We are pleased to welcome the world’s largest collector car insurer and automotive lifestyle brand toRead Full Story

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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

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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

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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

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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

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