About The Author

Gerry Malloy

Gerry Malloy has been an automotive journalist for more than 25 years. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and, before turning to journalism, spent more than 20 years as an automotive test-and-development engineer, both within a major automaker and as proprietor of an independent engineering business whose clientele comprised most of the world’s major automakers. He is a three-time winner of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s (AJAC) Automotive Journalist of the Year award, and the recipient of multiple other awards for automotive writing. As well as the editor of autofile.ca, he was a long-time columnist and feature writer for the Wheels section of the Toronto Star and an occasional contributor to several other publications and broadcasts. He is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada and  and a founder and Director of the World Car Awards.

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Recent Posts

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So you want to be a race engineer?

The engineer’s job isn’t just to make the car go as fast as possible. It’s to make it so the driver can drive it as fast as possible.

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Behind the scenes at the Honda Indy Toronto

We got a glimpse behind the scenes at the Honda Indy Toronto for an up-close look at what it takes to prepare and maintain IndyCars on the a race weekend.

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The race cars of the Henry Ford Museum

It’s not surprising that Henry Ford’s museum features a multitude of race cars for his business was founded on his racing success.

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Why BMW is going electric-car racing

Formula E is no longer a joke but has gained support from many automakers who are shifting budgets from more traditional forms of racing.

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Why is Susan Sarandon being photographed with a concept car?

Sarandon is presenting the Concept EQ vehicle as part of a collaboration with Mercedes-Benz to promote sustainability and humanitarianism.

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Tesla Model S comes up short in IIHS crash tests

Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Toyota Avalon achieve Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ‘Top Safety Pick+’ ratings.

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Canadian auto sales set record through first half of 2017

While auto sales have been in decline in the U.S. for the past four months they’ve maintained a record pace in Canada for five of the past six.

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Audi A8 sneak-peak at world premiere of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

The new A8 won’t make its official public debut until July 11 but it can be seen even before then in the movie, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’.

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‘All-American’ cars made in Canada, eh!

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday as a country on July 1, we highlight some ‘All-American’ cars that actually are built in the Great White North.

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The Trans Am is back!

The 2017 Trans Am is available in SD-455 Super Duty guise, with a supercharged 7.4-litre engine said to develop 1,000 horsepower.

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How 3D Printing is changing the way cars are made

3D printing technology now ranges from home hobbyist applications to huge robotic installations capable of producing large auto body parts.

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BMW gets its styling mojo back

The BMW Concept 8 Series, unveiled at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, is a tour de force that brings the brand back to the styling forefront.

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SNEAK PREVIEW: New look for next year’s IndyCars

The teams will continue to use either Chevrolet or Honda engines but, unlike now, the aerodynamic bodywork will be the same with either engine.

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The historic cars of The Henry Ford Museum

The eclectic automotive collection of The Henry Ford museum ranges from horseless carriages to presidential limousines, with everything in between.

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DRIVING TIPS: What to do if the road is flooded

With extreme weather conditions becoming more common across Canada, your chances of encountering flooded road conditions have greatly increased.

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Corvette Grand Sport to pace the 101st Indy 500

For the 14th time since 1978, a Chevrolet Corvette will lead the 33-car field to the green-flag for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.

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Alonso cruises through Indy rookie test

Alonso will compete in the Indianapolis 500, skipping the Monaco Grand Prix to do so, with the full support of his McLaren Honda F1 team.

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Canadian auto sales ease off in April

After three consecutive record months to kick off the year, the pace of new-vehicle sales in Canada slacked off slightly in April.

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Jaguar F-Pace is double World Car Awards winner

Jaguar won the top World Car of the Year award plus one other while BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Toyota claimed one each.

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GM tops Canadian sales charts in March

It’s boom time for auto sales in Canada with 2017 first-quarter results running 4.6% ahead of last year’s record-setting pace.

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