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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Canadian auto sales fall in May for third month in a row

After two strong sales months to kick off 2018, widespread expectations of a softening in the Canadian auto market seem to be coming true.

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Volvo XC60 is World Car of the Year for 2018

The World Car Awards winners were determined by an international jury of 82 distinguished automotive journalists from 24 countries around the world.

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World Car Awards announces ‘Top Three in the World’

Winners of the 2018 World Car Awards in six classes will be revealed at the opening of the New York International Auto Show on March 28, 2018.

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Volvo’s Samuelsson is first 'World Car Person of the Year'

New World Car award, presented at the Geneva International Motor Show, is intended to recognize the most worthy individual in the industry, worldwide.

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Is GM’s Firebird III the most spectacular concept car ever?

General Motors’ Firebird III may well be the most spectacular concept car ever, not just because of its radical appearance but also its engineering.

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Best new automotive technologies for 2018

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada revealed the winners of its annual awards for Safety, Green and Overall automotive innovation.

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All-new Volvo V60 revalidates the station wagon

Few automakers, over their history, have become so closely identified with station wagons as Volvo or come as close to perfecting the form.

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Accord and Pacifica claim 2018 Canadian Car awards

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada revealed its annual top award winners at the 2018 Canadian International Auto Show

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Goddesses and gazelles highlight classic car display at CIAS

Fourth annual Art and the Automobile exhibit, presented by Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance, features automotive jewelry as well as automotive jewels.

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Is this the best fuel-saving device?

Countless studies and tests have shown that adjusting driving habits can have a bigger impact on fuel consumption than most technological solutions.

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2017 auto sales top 2-million in Canada for first time ever

Ford topped the sales rankings but GM made a strong challenge and there were several other movers, plus a few surprises, throughout the sales charts.

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Tips for driving in slush

Slush has a tendency to build up between driving lanes and between the wheel tracks within a lane, creating a barrier against lane changes.

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2017: Highlights of the automotive year

2017 was a banner year for automotive news and events. Here is a timeline of some of the best articles we published over the year.

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What cars do Canadians want from Santa?

SUVs topped all other vehicle types on Santa’s list for the fourth year in a row but what came second on the list was less predictable.

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13 things to carry in your car this winter

Here are 13 things to carry in your car that can help you get through the worst a Canadian winter has to offer.

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Inside Ypsilanti’s orphan car museum

The Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum feature cars that are automotive orphans, all with strong connections to the Ypsilanti area.

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There's still a way to go before autonomous vehicles are the norm

Automated vehicle technology promises to revolutionize mobility in ways more profound than the move from the horse-drawn carriage to the Model T.

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The time for winter tires is NOW!

It's that time of year again. If you haven't already done so, right now is the time to install winter tires on your vehicle.

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Inside the Ford Piquette Avenue Museum – Home of the Model T

The history of the iconic Ford Model T and its antecedents is preserved in the plant on Detroit’s Piquette Avenue where it was born and first built.

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Marc Lachapelle is AJAC Automotive Journalist of the Year

Marc Lachapelle is now one of just four three-time winners of this most prestigious award and a top-three finisher seven times.

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