Canadian auto industry reacts negatively to BC Government’s decision to lower rebates on electric vehicles

Canadian auto industry reacts negatively to BC Government’s decision to lower rebates on electric vehicles

Canadian automotive industry groups have expressed concern over the Government of British Columbia’s decision on June 18, 2024, to remove roughly 75 per cent of vehicles that had been eligible for a CleanBC Go Electric rebate of up to $4,000 by changing the program criteria. This change immediately makes purchasing a Zero-Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) moreRead Full Story

See this race-prepped Tiger, featured at the 2024 Vancouver Auto Show, along with 20 other Tigers as part of the featured marque at the 2024 Vancouver ABFM at VanDusen Botanical Garden on Saturday May 18.

Following a four-year hiatus, 2024 Vancouver International Auto Show draws record crowds

The 2024 Vancouver International Auto Show held March 20-24 set a new overall attendance record of 129,034 for the five-day event, with more than 200 vehicles featured, including a record number of electrics and hybrids, new offerings from manufacturers never seen before in Western Canada and numerous new highlights and feature displays, including the Barbie MaseratiRead Full Story

Tesla Cybertruck. Photo courtesy Vancouver International Auto Show.

2024 Vancouver International Auto Show includes 200+ vehicles, debuts, and loads of features

Following a four-year hiatus, the Vancouver International Auto Show is making its return with what it dubs “a fresh and elevated consumer experience” that features a lineup of what’s new, what’s next, and what’s fun in the automotive industry. As Western Canada’s best-attended consumer show and one of North America’s premiere automotive exhibition events, theRead Full Story

Nicole Havrda Behind the Wheel

BC racing prodigy Nicole Havrda to appear at 2024 Vancouver International Auto Show

The Vancouver International Auto Show will welcome B.C.’s 17-year-old race car prodigy, Nicole Havrda, when it roars into Vancouver from March 20-24, 2024, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Hailing from the Comox Valley, Nicole Havrda is a rising star in motorsports. She has swiftly ascended the racing ladder, transitioning from karting to becoming a forceRead Full Story

Lot #1378  2018 Bugatti Chiron.

World’s most coveted supercars headed to Barrett-Jackson’s January 2024 Scottsdale Auction

Barrett-Jackson will offer some of the world’s most coveted supercars during the 2024 Scottsdale Auction, held January 20-28, 2024. Each of these supercars is a masterpiece of automotive engineering, design and performance, including Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar’s 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari (Lot #1385), one of the fastest production vehicles in the world, aRead Full Story


2024 Best Classic Tour to Italy: Sept 10-19

The 2024 Emilia-Romagna “Land of Motors” Tour is an escorted ground tour of northern Italy’s famous Motor Valley, where some of the world’s top car & motorcycle construction businesses were born. Stay in 4-star hotels with breakfast & dinner included and enjoy a full calendar of events—museums, private collections, factory tours, an Italian cooking class,Read Full Story

2024 ABFM PR HEADER Reduced

2024 Vancouver ABFM: Saturday May 18

TICKETS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AT EVENTBRITE   Every year, for the past 36 years, the Vancouver ABFM organizers have been inspired by the sight of so many enthusiasts who faithfully make the time and effort to enter and display their classic British cars and bikes on the lawns of the magnificent VanDusen Botanical Garden.Read Full Story

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

Electric Vehicle Revolution

“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

Steve McQueen's Mustang from the film "Bullitt" shows up with a 16,000 per cent increase over a standard Mustang.

Hagerty’s 2023 Power List shows the dramatic effects celebrity ownership has on enthusiast car values

Hagerty’s 2023 Power List, which tracks celebrity car influence by analyzing the increase (and sometimes decrease) in value by comparing stars’ cars with their standard equivalent at the time, was created to explore how celebrity ownership can affect the value of a vehicle. Using Hagerty’s vast amounts of market data, comparisons are made to theRead Full Story

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

Polofest audience

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

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

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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