End of an era, or maybe not?

What do Peter Sellers, Tina Turner, Sir Richard Branson and Liam Gallagher, former front man of the 1990s British pop band Oasis, all have in common? They have all been customers of Bristol Cars, the English manufacturer of hand-built, high-performance cars for discriminating (and wealthy) buyers for more than 60 years. Bristol 401 prototype bodiedRead Full Story

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

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

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


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

BCHMR 2010 - Paul Bonner photo

Dates announced for 2011 BC Historic Motor Races

Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia announces the dates for its 2011 British Columbia Historic Motor Races The Vintage Racing Club of B.C. (VRCBC) announced today that the 2011 running of its annual marquee race weekend British Columbia Historic Motor Races (BCHMR) will be held on June 11 and 12 at the River’s Edge RoadRead Full Story

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid

Porsche debuts hybrid-powered “Racing Lab”

  Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid   Mid-engine 918 RSR is a high-tech test bed for future technology DETROIT – January 10, 2010 — With the world debut of the spectacular 918 RSR “racing lab,” Porsche AG today highlighted its continued and intensive focus on combining ultimate performance and high efficiency in the field of hybridRead Full Story

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

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

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

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


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

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


AJAC names 11 ‘Best New’ vehicles for 2011

 Seventy of Canada’s top automotive journalists spent one week last month in the picturesque tourist town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, but not for the scenery or the wine tasting. The journalists, all members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), were there for the express purpose of determining the Best New cars and SUV/CUVs in 11Read Full Story

BMW engine

A masterfully engineered sports sedan – BMW 335is Coupe

Get the revs up, roll down the windows and enjoy the sensational, specially tuned exhaust note that emanates from the 320-horsepower, twin turbo, in-line six cylinder engine powering BMW’s latest sports sedan. Yes, it’s addictive, and if you are an enthusiast you will want to do it all day long. This future classic is simplyRead Full Story

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