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Statement regarding status of Japanese earthquake and impact on NISSAN Americas operations

March 14, 2011 – Following the earthquake in Japan on March 11 Nissan Americas has been working around-the-clock with its teams in Japan and abroad to assess the status of its employees and the impact on its operations. Facilities/Production All Nissan Americas manufacturing facilities remain operational and will continue normal production schedules until further notice.Read Full Story

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1938 BMW 327/328 unveiled at Jellybean AutoCrafters

Jellybean AutoCrafters unveils restored BMW 327/328!

By Stanton Guy – Special guests were invited to attend the unveiling of a beautifully restored 1938 BMW 327/328 at Jellybean AutoCrafters in Surrey, on February 23rd. This BMW model is generally acknowledged as one of the most significant automobiles in history.  It had leading-edge performance and handling for its time, with its tubular frame and 2 litre,Read Full Story

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Online Driving Test

Online driving test in support of Canada’s Year of Road Safety

In support of The National Year of Road Safety 2011, Young Drivers of Canada, Canada’s largest driver training organizations, and State Farm Insurance have partnered to create the first online national driving test. The test initiative encourages safe and smart driving practices across the country and was designed to not only engage Canadians to easilyRead Full Story

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Celebrated hood ornament's clandestine past

Celebrated hood ornament’s clandestine past

VANCOUVER – February 18, 2011 —Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has launched a special limited-edition collection of Phantom cars to celebrate 100 years of The Spirit of Ecstasy, the most iconic of automotive hood ornaments, and its original designer Charles Robinson Sykes.In the early 1900s, Lord John Scott Montagu commissioned his friend, Sykes, to sculpt a personalRead Full Story

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BMW X1

BMW Canada presents pricing…

BMW Canada has revealed pricing for two of its newest models. 1 Series M Coupé For the first time, the coveted M badge will appear on the 1 Series M Coupé. This 335-horsepower, twin-turbocharged, all-aluminum, 3-litre inline-6 engine will arrive at BMW retailers in spring 2011. The all-new BMW 1 Series M Coupé will startRead Full Story

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze has a body structure that is 65 per cent high-strength steel

Insurance industry picks 2011 safest cars

The insurance industry 2011 safety pick awards recognize 66 vehicles. South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia and German car maker Volkswagen led the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s annual list of the safest new vehicles (2011 model year). Hyundai and its affiliate Kia Motors, and Volkswagen and its Audi brand received the most awardsRead Full Story

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VW Jetta Interior

Volkswagen aims at domination!

Volkswagen is taking aim at world domination, starting with the 2011 Jetta. VW is on record as planning to be the biggest car company in the world by 2018, and one of the ways it aims to achieve this goal is by offering premium class vehicles at affordable compact, entry-level pricing. Such is definitely the caseRead Full Story

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Think environmental regulations are the greatest threat to the future of the collector car hobby?

(Reprinted on the Historic Vehicle Association web site  from Hagerty’s Magazine, Winter 2010) By Bob Butz A 2010 REPORT from the Earth Policy Institute spelled bad news for America’s car manufacturers: Americans scrapped 4 million more cars and trucks than they purchased in 2009 — the first significant drop in the U.S. auto fleet in more thanRead Full Story

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The XJ - Then and Now

Auto Talk: Jaguar’s all-new XJ!

The new cat builds on Jaguar’s new area design first seen in 2007 on the smaller XF model. The latest version is bigger and longer, featuring beautiful flowing lines, a high belt line, commanding front snout with hooded headlights and an overall get-up-and-go appearance. According to Jaguar Cars managing director, Mike O’Driscoll, the mission wasRead Full Story

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Mustang

You just know it's a Mustang!

Introduced on April 17, 1964, and demonstrated in dealers’ showrooms across Canada in 1965, the Mustang was Ford’s most successful launch since the Model A.  The instant bond created with buyers was understandable—the car simply had character. Forty-five years later, North America’s favourite muscle car still exhibits that character. New exterior design, new interior trimRead Full Story

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Infiniti 3

Infiniti competes in sports sedan M-class

It’s been 21 years since Infiniti started selling vehicles in North America and along the way the brand has matured and evolved into its own luxury marque, with global operations that include 230 dealers in 15 countries. Leading manufacturers such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus were seriously challenged in 2003 when Infiniti introduced theRead Full Story

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Jaguar C-Type at the 2010 ABFM

More Events and More Fun for Canada’s Biggest British Classic Car Show!

All British Field Meet,  May 21, 2011 at the VanDusen Botanical Garden Vancouver, Canada The Greatest Show on British Wheels began in 1985. Since those early days 26 years ago, the Show has grown to become the largest in Canada and the Pacific Northwest, overflowing the Garden with some 600-plus classic cars and motorcycles and moreRead Full Story

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Porsche Invests 150 Million Euro in R & D

Through extensive construction projects, Porsche is implementing a long-term strategic site plan for its research and development centre in Weissach, Germany. The sports car manufacturer is investing around 150-million euros (CDN$200-million) in a high-tech wind tunnel, a state-of-the-art design centre and an innovative electronics integration centre. The technology implemented in the new wind tunnel willRead Full Story

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