About The Author

Peter Bleakney

Peter Bleakney has been a car nut for as long as he can remember. Turning that enthusiasm into a second career, in addition to being a professional musician, he has been a regular contributor to the Toronto Star Wheels section since 1995. He has also contributed to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Metro News, Hamilton Spectator, Cottage Life Magazine, CanadianDriver.ca, Autos.ca and more. Peter won the Wakefield Castrol Award for Journalism in vehicle testing in 2008.

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Recent Posts


Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator?

The 2012 Navigator is all about utility and comfort, the Escalade more powerful and better handling... using that term relatively, of course!


2013 Cadillac XTS – First Drive

Cadillac’s return to big luxury, in the form of the all-new XTS, impresses in terms of looks, value, features and the all-important interior volume.


2012 Audi R8 GT Coupe

Audi’s all-wheel-drive, mid-engine R8 exotic delivers an intoxicating cocktail of speed, soul, sound, style, and perhaps most surprisingly, comfort.


2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK

With the GLK 250 BlueTec diesel’s drivability and exceptional fuel economy, it should appeal right across the consumer spectrum.


2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

When Ford developed the new Mustang Boss 302, its mission was to beat the benchmark BMW M3 around Laguna Seca race track – and it does.


2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Looking like the packing crate that the tool shed came in, Mercedes Benz’s iconic Geländewagen is alive and well and in G 63 AMG guise it's a rocket.

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