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Clare Dear

Contributing Editor, Autofile.ca

Clare Dear is an international and national award-winning journalist and photographer. Clare is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Honours Journalism program. His experience includes nearly 30 years as a sports reporter, copy editor, automotive columnist and senior section editor with the London Free Press, as well as several years as a contributing writer to the National Post’s Driving section and other publications. He is President of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, a position he’s held for five years, and is a member of the Canadian Car of the Year program’s management group. Clare readily admits he’s a passionate “car guy,” having tinkered with cars since childhood, raced them for several years, and written about all forms of motorsports since he was a teenager. Born and raised in London, ON, Clare and his wife, Diane, have two grown children – a daughter and a son – and one grandchild.

Recent Posts by Clare Dear

Does 2020 Ford Escape have the bat-speed to outswing RAV4?

Ford touts its new Escape as the smartest, best-performing, most versatile ever Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews
Sep 19, 2019, 6:00 AM

Can Porsche Taycan overcome $73000 premium to rival Tesla Model S?

Taycan Turbo starts at $173,900 in Canada, and flagship Turbo S at $213,900 Read More

Green Cars New Cars Luxury Cars
Sep 6, 2019, 10:30 PM

London classic car gathering proves car culture not dead

Cruises, shows and other impromptu gatherings prove car culture healthy Read More

Auto Enthusiasts Classic Cars Auto Shows
Aug 19, 2019, 11:55 AM

FIRST LOOK: 20 reasons Ford Escape not resting on laurels

Ford chose total makeover of popular Escape for 2020 in competitive segment Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews
Jul 21, 2019, 10:30 PM

AJAC EcoRun more than just a drive in the country

Smooth driving habits, advanced technologies combine to reduce driving costs Read More

Green Cars Fuel Economy
Jul 4, 2019, 10:30 PM

FIRST DRIVE: New Explorer ST makes driving an SUV pure fun

Explorer ST massaged by Ford Performance to be most powerful Explorer ever Read More

New Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Jun 20, 2019, 2:00 AM

Curtain has dropped on Canada's largest outdoor car show

Fleetwood Country Cruize-in annually attracts more than 20,000 spectators Read More

Classic Cars Auto Shows
Jun 2, 2019, 10:30 PM

FIRST DRIVE: New Bridgestone, Firestone designs deliver

Bridgestone Firestone created new tire designs and construction techniques Read More

Car Tires Automotive Reviews
May 25, 2019, 9:20 PM

FIRST DRIVE: Shelby GT350 is nirvana for enthusiasts

Upgrades unleash 2019 Ford Shelby GT350’s performance potential Read More


GALLERY: London Speed and Custom Show ushers in spring

Car shows such as the London Speed and Custom Show signal spring’s arrival Read More


FIRST LOOK: Ram reaches into past with new Warlock pickup

1976 Dodge Warlock was response to positive feedback to slick concept truck Read More

New Cars Auto Shows
Feb 13, 2019, 7:05 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 30 reasons to like what you see in new Ford Ranger

Mid-size Ranger is larger, more refined pickup with advanced technologies Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews
Dec 18, 2018, 1:00 AM

New mid-size Aviator crossover takes flight in LA

Slotting in between Nautilus and Navigator, all-new CUV takes spot of MKT Read More

New Cars Auto Shows Luxury Cars
Nov 28, 2018, 9:30 PM

23 observations from Canadian Truck King Challenge

2019 Challenge featured 6 full-size, half-ton pickups from 5 manufacturers Read More


FIRST DRIVE: 23 new things in the "newish" 2019 Ford Edge

Current-gen Edge, unveiled in 2015, gets mild makeover to extend life cycle Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews
Oct 9, 2018, 11:00 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 19 things to know about Lincoln’s new Nautilus

Essentially a mid-cycle refresh, Nautilus replaces MKX in Lincoln lineup Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars
Sep 21, 2018, 12:05 AM

17 reasons you need to attend the Woodward Dream Cruise

Detroit roadway overtaken annually by eclectic array of vehicles Read More

Classic Cars Auto Enthusiasts
Aug 19, 2018, 10:30 PM

Classic Mustang drive shows how things have changed

"They don’t make cars like they used to" is a blessing for today's drivers Read More

Classic Cars Automotive Reviews
Aug 18, 2018, 10:30 PM

New Mustang rockets into Woodward Dream Cruise

Limited edition Cobra Jet pays homage to dominating 1968 drag-racing legends Read More

New Cars Motor Sports
Aug 15, 2018, 10:30 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 18 reasons you might want to take a Bullitt

Ford adds limited Mustang edition to celebrate Bullitt's 50th anniversary Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews
Aug 5, 2018, 7:55 PM

Infiniti changes the way an engine works

Variable compression ratios maximize peak power and efficiency as needed Read More

Auto Technology Luxury Cars
Jul 25, 2018, 2:30 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 20 items of note in the 2019 Infiniti QX50

Infiniti enhances new QX50 crossover with new spin on engine technology Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews
Jul 25, 2018, 2:00 AM

2018 EcoRun surpasses all expectations

AJAC EcoRun continues to be showcase for fuel-efficient vehicles, driving Read More


FIRST DRIVE: 21 things you should know about Nissan’s new Kicks

Subcompact CUV becomes the entry point to Nissan’s lineup of 6 utilities Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars
Jun 22, 2018, 2:30 AM

Movin'On summit exists to facilitate change

Global summit seeks solutions to ensure mobility is sustainable Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry
Jun 5, 2018, 3:10 PM