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. »
It’s something I’d heard a few times from the microcar owners I’d spoken to: “The best part is, I can park this thing next to a Ferrari at a car show and get waaay more attention than they do!” »
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… »
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. »
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. »
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.* »
In 1969, model car manufacturer AMT issued a kit of a new Ford Thunderbird dragster powered by an Allison V-12 aircraft engine and gave it a name that’s since become one of my favourite puns of all time: “Allison Thunderland.” »
We’ve all been there, standing in the dealership with a too-large wad of cash, a decision to make, and a question you need answered—how can I unload as much of this moola as possible on as impotent a car as possible? »
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.” »