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Hagerty fires up the engines: Teaching kids how to drive a stick

Hagerty is starting the engine on its highly-anticipated Hagerty Driving Experience. Celebrating its 5th season, the program has put more than 600 students in the driver seat to teach them how to operate automobiles equipped with a manual transmission. Not only does the Hagerty Driving Experience teach young drivers, ages 15-25, to shift gears, butRead Full Story

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Vancouver artist Marcus Bowcott's "Trans Am Totem" is located at Quebec Street & Milross Avenue in Vancouver.

Nature and cars collide in a Vancouver art installation

The Vancouver Biennale latest public art installation “Trans Am Totem”, by Vancouver artist Marcus Bowcott, is a 10-metre high, 11,340-kilogram sculpture, located at Quebec Street and Milross Avenue. The sculpture is composed of five real scrap cars stacked upon an old growth cedar tree. The artwork considers a consumer culture that reflects an “out withRead Full Story

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Automotive Groups to be awarded up to $100,000 through Grants in Gear Program

For a second year, the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has partnered with Summerhill Impact to offer granting initiative, Grants in Gear. The nation-wide program will provide funding worth up to $100,000 to Canadian environmental non-profit organizations. Four grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to organizations whose ideas best substantiate their projects potentialRead Full Story

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Canadians spend average of $26,000 every 5 years on a new vehicle, according to BMO poll

The majority of Canadians who own a vehicle plan to purchase a new one every five years, spending an average of $26,044, according to an Auto Report survey of 1,004 Canadians conducted on behalf of the Bank of Montreal (BMO). Overall, vehicle expenses account for the third-largest household monthly expense for Canadians. According to theRead Full Story

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As well as full-size motors, the 450-car collection includes more than 300 miniature pedal cars, as well as a Sinclair C5 from the 1980s.

Smiles abound as British dentist puts his 450 classic cars up for sale

A car-obsessed dentist who has amassed Britain’s biggest private car collection is selling the whole lot for $100-million pounds (CDN$184,237,000.) James Hull, 53, who founded the James Hull Associates chain of dentists, owns more than 450 rare and classic cars, ranging from multi-million-dollar rare Jaguars to Winston Churchill’s Austin and a Bentley once owned byRead Full Story

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Are women drivers Fast & Furious?

What do women, Volvo drivers and Rochester, NY all have in common? They each represent the best drivers in their category, according to a new report from NYC-based tech start-up, Dash, which analyzed a snapshot of five-million miles driven by American car owners. Dash has a mobile product (Dash – Drive Smart) that makes any carRead Full Story

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Octagon Motors

Octagon to close parts department

Vancouver-based Octagon Motor Group will be closing its parts’ sales operations, effective September 1, 2014. The service department remains open to provide expert service for all British and import makes and models. The company has taken this difficult decision after a prolonged period of economic losses from the parts department. The losses have extended throughoutRead Full Story

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Motorcyclists who ride with their dogs

Eric Ristau and Geneva Limatta, a husband-and-wife team from Missoula, Mont., are putting together a film about motorcyclists who bring their dogs along for the ride. No, these easy-riding pups don’t sit on the seat, clasping their owner’s midsection. They ride in sidecars and wear specially designed dog goggles (called “doggles”). Fittingly the movie isRead Full Story

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Old and new Port Mann bridges.

Vancouver ranked #1 in traffic congestion

TomTom, a leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services, has released the sixth edition of its TomTom Traffic Index, the world’s most accurate barometer of traffic congestion in 169 cities across six continents. Vancouver has surpassed Los Angeles for the first time ever, ranking the most congested city in North America andRead Full Story

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NRC to help Canadian Transportation Industry reduce vehicle weight

As automakers and their suppliers from around the world strive to develop fuel-saving technologies, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has announced a new program to help the Canadian transportation industry reduce the weight of cars, trucks, trailers, buses, and trains by developing innovative aluminium technology. “Canada is a global leader in producing aluminium,Read Full Story

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Nissan LEAF (Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car).

BC government renews electric vehicle incentives

Local electric vehicle business, Big Green Island Transportation, will continue installing home electric vehicle charging systems after the BC government announced a last-minute extension of incentives for electric vehicle purchasers. The incentives were set to expire on March 31, 2013. “We’re relieved that the BC government has decided to renew these critical clean transportation incentives,”Read Full Story

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car2go expanding its operations to the Vancouver carsharing community

car2go expanding its operations to the Vancouver carsharing community

VANCOUVER, B.C. — car2go Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, will expand its Vancouver operations to meet the needs of its more than 10,000 members. Beginning in mid-April, 100 car2go edition smart fortwo cars will be added to the car2go carsharing network, the car2go Home Area will expand and new car2goRead Full Story

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