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TRAC survey reveals more than three-in-ten British Columbia motorists do not use winter tires

Eighty per cent of winter tire owners believe driving a vehicle equipped with winter tires has saved them from being involved in a potentially hazardous driving situation such as loss of control or a collision, according to a new consumer survey commissioned by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). TRAC’s 2018 Canadian ConsumerRead Full Story

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Canadian auto dealers dedicate month of March against distracted driving

March 1 marks the kickoff of the 2018 Auto Dealers Against Distracted Driving campaign, a month-long initiative to spread awareness that there’s no such thing as safe multi-tasking while behind the wheel. Now in its fourth year, the campaign encourages Canadian auto dealership customers, staff and members of the community to make a formal commitmentRead Full Story

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Report says competition would bring significant savings to BC’s auto insurance market

A report entitled The Benefits of Competition in the Provision of Automobile Insurance in BC, commissioned by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), the national industry association representing Canada’s private home, auto and business insurers, concludes that competition would bring significant savings to British Columbia’s auto insurance market. Currently, all drivers in B.C. are coveredRead Full Story

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Moss Motors acquires XKs Unlimited

Moss Motors Ltd. has acquired well-known classic Jaguar parts specialists XKs Unlimited of San Luis Obispo, CA. Serving Jaguar enthusiasts since 1973, XKs Unlimited has always prided itself on its selection of a wide range of parts, customer service and dedication to the Jaguar community. The addition of XKs Unlimited’s operations, personnel and expertise toRead Full Story

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What’s it worth? Majority of Canadian drivers feel under-informed about their vehicle’s trade-in value

According to the Canadian Black Book, which has been providing free car values, new/used car prices and vehicle listing for more than 50 years, there is significant pent up demand on the horizon for Canada’s new and used car market. In the company’s research conducted on its behalf by Ipsos, half (50 per cent) ofRead Full Story

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Red, white and blue Rolls convertible, which Liberace flew via high wire cables celebrating America's Bicentennial. Photo courtesy of The Liberace Foundation.

Liberace’s Bicentennial Rolls Royce added to Liberace Garage at Hollywood Cars Museum

The Liberace Garage at the Hollywood Cars Museum, Las Vegas, has added the late entertainer’s Bicentennial Rolls Royce, a 1952 Silver Dawn two-light convertible London Motor Show car, to its roster of vehicles on display. Designed for the Liberace Show ’76, the majestic vehicle was used on stage at the Las Vegas Hilton, with LiberaceRead Full Story

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Camel Racing Nevada

Quirky Nevada races occuring in 2016

Nevada knows racing. All types of racing. There are some involving vehicles, but there are some quirky ones that include outhouses, zombies, camels and ostriches. International Camel & Ostrich Races, Sept. 9-11, Virginia City Now in its 57th year, these races started as a practical joke by a reporter. In 1959, Nevada-based newspaper the TerritorialRead Full Story

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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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