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Mini eMastered. Photo courtesy David Brown Automotive.

David Brown’s new Mini e-Mastered: most expensive model todate

David Brown Automotive, synonymous with British craftsmanship, innovation, and timeless design, has revealed the Mini eMastered. Performance with remastered classic design: Owners will experience an effortless, whisper-quiet ride thanks to a powerful all-electric drivetrain. The feather-light 640kg Mini eMastered—the same weight as an original ICE car—harnesses the latest in electric technology, delivering sprightly acceleration thanksRead Full Story

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“The Electric Vehicle Revolution” explores the rapid expansion and future of EVs

NEW BOOK NEWS In The Electric Vehicle Revolution, automotive journalist Kevin Wilson explores the fascinating, evolving world of electric vehicles, from the first EVs in the Victorian era, their rapid expansion today, and where EV technology is heading. Since the turn of the twenty-first century, EVs have gone from wonky and toes-in-the-water efforts like GM’s EV1Read Full Story

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Rear view of Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale.

Alfa Romeo returns legendary 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo’s “fuoriserie” (custom-built) 33 Stradale, a manifesto of the Italian brand’s current and future capabilities of style and driving experience, has been reborn. With only 33 exclusive units aligned with a unique artisan process, the new two-seater coupé combines Alfa Romeo’s heritage and future. The new 33 Stradale was developed at the recently createdRead Full Story

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Classic Cars at PoloFest International

Check back for details on the 2024 Show EuroClassic 2023 presented Classic Cars at the Vancouver International Polo Festival on July 29, 2023, with one hundred (100) invited Euro Classics, Modern Performance Luxury and Supercars on display. Featured Marques Celebrated: McLaren 60; Porsche 75, Ferrari 75 and Aston Martin 110. Each registered vehicle received aRead Full Story

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1981 Leyland Mini Moke.

‘Fully Charged Live’ lifts off Down Under

The origins of Fully Charged lay in the question posed in 2010 on its YouTube Channel: ‘Is it possible for humans to no longer need to burn things to live, to work and to travel?’A seemingly unachievable destination, perhaps, but an essential direction of travel as the world responds to air pollution and climate breakdown. Since then,Read Full Story

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Aluminum parts in body shop at BMW Manufacturing Plant Spartanburg. Photo courtesy BMW.

BMW Group to source aluminium from sustainable production in Canada, starting in 2024

The BMW Group has signed a memorandum of understanding to source aluminum with significantly reduced CO2 emissions from Rio Tinto’s hydro-powered operations, starting in 2024. Rio Tinto’s approach to manufacturing aluminum saves approximately 70 per cent of CO2 emissions compared to conventionally manufactured aluminum. The planned supply volumes will be used exclusively in vehicle production at BMWRead Full Story

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McKeel Hagerty receives Cobra Experience Museum’s inaugural Global Icon Award

In recognition of his many contributions to the joys of motoring, Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty is the recipient of the Cobra Experience Museum’s first Global Icon Award. The Cobra Experience Museum is a 25,000-square-foot facility in Martinez, California, showcasing original Cobras, Shelby Mustangs, Daytona Coupe, GT40, King Cobra, Sunbeam Tigers and a Lotus. Unique toRead Full Story

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Photo: Brent Martin, courtesy VRCBC.

Classic cars back to the the track for May 13-14, 2023 weekend in Mission

The Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia (VRCBC) will run its annual marquee race weekend, the British Columbia Historic Motor Races (BCHMR), hosted by the Speed-Fanatics Motorsport Club on May 13-14, 2023, at the Speed-Fanatics Motorsport Circuit at Mission Raceway Park in Mission British Columbia. Western Canada’s Biggest Vintage Motorsport Event The first BCHMR wasRead Full Story

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Aston Martin’s 110th anniversary year includes the launch of an exclusive, limited-edition model

The past, present and future of Aston Martin are being honoured through a year-long 2023 celebration of the iconic British brand’s 110th anniversary, which began on January 15, 1913, when founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford officially formed the partnership to create the first Aston Martin car. This partnership ignited more than a century of automotiveRead Full Story

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Modern R-Type pays homage to iconic R-Type Continental, JAS 949. Photo: courtesy Bentley.

Bentley celebrates 70th Birthday of famous heritage car with modern, one-off Continental GT Azure

Bentley Motors has handcrafted a unique and one-off Continental GT Azure, inspired by its retained example of the iconic R-Type Continental, JAS 949. The new Continental GT is in honour of JAS 949’s 70th birthday, celebrating one of the essential style icons in Bentley’s history. JAS 949 is one of only 208 examples of the RRead Full Story

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Gullwing & Roadster models.

Masters of their craft: Coachwerks Restoration

The classic car restoration business is arguably one of the most challenging and complicated businesses to manage successfully. The restoration of an ‘old’ car, previously owned by several caring and, in many cases, uncaring owners, presents numerous challenges. These include experience, knowledge, skill, craftsmanship, innovative thinking, and, last but not least, working with a carRead Full Story

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Buy these vehicles before they’re hot: Hagerty issues annual North American Bull Market list

Hagerty has unveiled its fifth annual Bull Market list, which features the enthusiast cars and trucks that its market experts predict will increase in value over the next 12 months. The list is not intended for get-rich-quick flippers but for future owners who want to find, buy and drive a good vehicle they love. “AtRead Full Story

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Barrett-Jackson’s January 2022 Scottdale Auction to feature 1955 300SL Gullwing Coupe at No Reserve

Barrett-Jackson will celebrate 50 years of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions with a docket filled with uniquely collectible vehicles, all selling at No Reserve, including a restored 1955 300SL Gullwing Coupe (Lot #1415) during the annual Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30, 2022. One of only 855 made in 1955, the Gullwing wasRead Full Story

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(Front left) Alberto Longo, Formula E's co-founder & chief Championship officer; Sarah Kirby-Young, Vancouver city councillor.

(Front right) Anne Roy, chief marketing officer/partner OSS Group; Matthew Carter, CEO/partner OSS Group.

(Back Row) OSS Group team, including spokesperson and Canadian Indy Car racer James Hinchcliffe (second left). Photo: P. Stewart.

Vancouver welcomes 3-day Canadian E-Fest event, June 30-July 2, 2022

The countdown has begun toward a one-of-a-kind, three-day Canadian E-Fest in Vancouver from June 30-July 2, 2022. E-Fest organizer is the Canadian OSS Group, an independent promoter involved in motorsports events to bring awareness of environmental leadership to the world. More than just a race weekend event, E-Fest will be headlined by the ABB FIARead Full Story

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Western Canada’s best attended trade and consumer show scheduled March 23-27, 2022.

Update: Vancouver International Auto Show postponed to 2023

Statement by the New Car Dealers Association of B.C., owners and operators of the Vancouver International Auto Show: For the past several months, we have been working diligently with our partners and major auto manufacturers to plan a return of Western Canada’s best-attended consumer exhibition event in March of 2022 at the beautiful Vancouver ConventionRead Full Story

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Vintage Edwards Wheel imported from England and used to shape sheet metal into custom body parts. Very skilled workmanship required for this old-school technique.

VRCBC members inspired by tour of RWM’s Delta restoration shop

Members of the Vintage Racing Club of BC (VRCBC) recently a private tour of RWM & Co.’s restoration shop in Delta to learn more about the restoration process and view some of the 12 classics being worked on. The tour began with host Rob Maynard speaking about the feature display, a Rolls Royce boat tailRead Full Story

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