In modern automotive jargon, “alternative fuel vehicles” refers either to cars that run on ethanol or electric cars powered by batteries, hydrogen fuel cells or solar panels. »
The majority of southern Ontario classic car owners enjoy their cars in one of three ways: by parking it in a Wal-Mart parking lot at a weekly cruise night; by parking it on the grass in a park at a seasonal car show; or by parking it on a golf course’s 18th fairway at a concours (that is, a car show for rather… »
Fed up with how all new cars look the same and/or they don’t build ’em like they used to? Think people who say “the last real car was built in ’73?” are being too generous? You might want to check out these deals from RM Sotheby’s Hershey sale. »
The 2015 Luxury and Supercar Weekend, held September 12 and 13, once again graced the grassy knolls of the Van Dusen Botannical Gardens in the middle of Vancouver this year. Once again, it was one of the few places in Canada you’d see a stanced Ferrari. Not far from a 1912 Rolls-Royce. »
When it comes to car modeling, the developers behind Turn 10’s Forza Motorsports 6 racing simulator for the Xbox One do not mess around. »
A 1938 Graham cabriolet with a custom body by iconic French coachbuilder Saoutchik won the best-in-show title at the third annual Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance near Owen Sound, Ontario the weekend of September 12 and 13. »
At the end of his life in 2011, Jacques Ostiguy was a much-accomplished but little-known French-Canadian car designer and professor. But in the late ’60s, he was simply a young design student living in California and attending the prestigious Art Center college in Pasadena. »
A Calgary woman whose car was stolen was happy to hear police had recovered it, but confused when they returned it to her with cocaine, a crack pipe and a knife still inside. »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
For as long as automobiles have been sold in Canada, automakers have been patriotically patronizing Canadians in their print ads. We took a quick look at how manufacturers have tried to appeal to Canadian sensibilities over the years. »
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. »
“It was David versus Goliath,” recounts the ex-rally driver with the wispy white hair. “Ahh, it was fantastic! The spectators in Monte Carlo were there with their hearts,” he says with emphasis. »
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. »
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.
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. »