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Toyota Called Out Over Odometers That Won’t Cross 299,999 KM


Toyota is sticking some of its owners with a $500 bill to replace their odometers to fix a glitch that prevents the instrument from rolling over 300,000 km, reports CTV News.

The Japanese automaker is apparently aware some of its odometers seem to get stuck when they hit either 299,999 kilometres or miles, but has… » 8/28/15 2:26pm Friday 2:26pm

Cool Classic Cadillac Concepts Coming To Canada's Cobble Beach Concours 

The 2015 Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance will be brought to you in part by Cadillac, its organizers announced late August, weeks before an event which in three years has already become Canada’s premiere classic car showcase.

In its role as presenting sponsor, Cadillac will be bringing a variety of historically… » 8/27/15 11:01am Thursday 11:01am

How I (Metaphorically) Conquered Everest By Learning Stick In An MG Midget

Even though we were only a few laps in, and it’d only been driven by a handful of students, Wally Stubgen’s MG TC Midget had already built up a bit of a reputation.

A manual choke, a non-synchromesh four-speed transmission, and a right-hand-drive seating position to make things really confusing? It may just be the most… » 8/25/15 5:01pm Tuesday 5:01pm

Computer Glitch Turns Shell Promotion Into Free Gas Giveaway

An already generous promotional offer got even better when, thanks to a technical glitch at a Shell station in Toronto, the price of gas briefly dropped to one cent per litre for a handful of motorists.

Shell was promoting its new high-performance fuels August 20 with a deal that lowered the price of the gasoline to… » 8/24/15 1:58pm 8/24/15 1:58pm

The Craziest Cars With Two (Or More) Engines

The more, the horsepower-ier, right? Er, I might’ve bungled that old cliché a little, but these multi-engine machines are no accident. Stuffing an additional engine or three in a car takes some real engineering, but these folks’ve somehow pulled it off. » 8/07/15 11:42am 8/07/15 11:42am

You Won't Guess The Weird Things These Concept Cars (Never) Came With

Back in 1958, the stylists at Ford built a 3/8-scale model of a concept car that was supposed to revolutionize modern transportation, the Nucleon. The vehicle was designed to be able to drive 5,000 miles without refueling, thanks to a nuclear reactor lodged between the rear wheels. » 7/31/15 3:14pm 7/31/15 3:14pm

Lemon, Eh? VW Canada's Old Ads Were Awesome (Ripoffs Of The U.S. Ones)

In 1959, Helmut Krone, art director of New York ad agency DDB, designed a print ad campaign for Volkswagen, who were trying to break into the U.S. The industry-changing ads, which looked unlike anything any other automaker ran at the time, are now considered some of the most influential in advertising.
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We Went Plane-Spotting With A McLaren 650S And Wound Up With Car Pr0n

It was not what we expected. When our publisher Jerrold went to pick up the 650S Spider that Pfaff-McLaren Toronto was loaning us for the weekend, we were told it’d likely be a white or silver model. The car we wound up with was technically white, but it was also red and blue. With a Union Jack. And Canadian flag. » 7/24/15 3:22pm 7/24/15 3:22pm

These Are All Of The Hood Murals From The 2015 Chrysler Nationals

Some people pop open a car hood and see an engine; others look up and see a canvas. The underhood mural (and its cousins, the trunk mural and tailgate mural) is considered by some one of the most tacky, tasteless methods of ruining a car, but for these Mopar owners, whose cars we shot at the Chrysler Nationals in… » 7/16/15 1:26pm 7/16/15 1:26pm

This Ford Museum Doesn't Want Your Model T—It Wants Your '80s Econobox

Almost every day the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan gets a call from someone wanting to donate or sell their classic car—and turns it down, nine times out of ten. What kind of cars does the Henry look for exactly? We asked Matthew Anderson, curator of transportation. » 7/07/15 4:50pm 7/07/15 4:50pm

Rolls-Royce Will Do Anything Customers Ask ('Cept Change That Grille)

Rolls-Royce’s Bespoke arm has grown incredibly popular the past few years – in fact every Phantom sold in 2014 was personalized by Bespoke – and as a result they’ve been fielding some pretty crazy unexpected demands from customers. » 7/06/15 12:56pm 7/06/15 12:56pm

In B.C. It Pretty Much Takes A Supercar Parade Like This To Turn Heads

Vancouver auto enthusiasts are probably a little jaded when compared to most Canadians. A pretty much year-round lack of snow, and some of the country’s most breathtakingly beautiful, winding roads are just two reasons Vancouver is home to more supercars per capita than any city this side of Dubai. » 6/25/15 3:52pm 6/25/15 3:52pm

The King Midget Is Our New Favourite One-Cylinder Sports Car

TIME Magazine and I have a problem. No, this has nothing to do with their subscription rates or ‘Person of the Year’ selection (though I’m sure those are also both horrible). This is about how they put the King Midget Model III on their list of the worst cars of all time when it is clearly the best.* » 6/25/15 2:23pm 6/25/15 2:23pm

The Other Cool, Weird Places We Found A Slant 6

Well, seems like Torch was probably right: the Dodge Boulevard 3700 GT is almost definitely the weirdest home for a Chrysler slant six. We couldn’t find an odder, cooler slanty-powered vehicle, though we have a few runners-up. » 6/12/15 6:10pm 6/12/15 6:10pm

These $50,000 Scale Model Cars Are The World's Most Detailed

Morry Barmak’s Collector Studio motorsports memorabilia shop in Toronto, Canada caters to customers that expect only the very best. “There were 39 [Ferrari] 250 GTOs made,” Barmak says, referencing the perennial ‘world’s most expensive car.’ “We have 32 of their owners on our client list.” » 6/11/15 11:56am 6/11/15 11:56am