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Fabulous Auburn Speedster among cars to see at Cobble Beach

More than 100 classic cars will be on display at sixth annual Cobble Beach Concours

Only the most elegant, original and authentic vehicles are invited to participate at Canada’s prestigious Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Read More

Car Nuts Classic Cars Sep 7, 2018, 1:10 PM

VIDEO: Canadian “Car Cathedral” a shrine to high-performance Fords

One Ford enthusiast’s personal collection rivals that of many car museums Read More

Car Nuts Classic Cars Aug 28, 2018, 12:50 PM

Thrilling Canadian-built Talisman GV-1 good to go

Turbo 2-seater virtually matches Corvette Z06 in power-to-weight ratio Read More

New Cars Motor Sports Aug 25, 2018, 10:30 PM

Any day you drive the track is a good day

Ron Fellows brings his Driving Experience to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Read More

Safe Driving Tips Motor Sports Aug 24, 2018, 10:30 PM

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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

Ford advances blind-spot monitor in new Ranger

Taillight sensors monitor driver's blind-spot to the back of the trailer

Class-exclusive towing technology uses sensors in the pickup’s taillights to monitor the driver’s blind-spot to the back of the trailer being towed. Read More

Auto Technology New Cars Jul 31, 2018, 10:30 PM

Infiniti changes the way an engine works

Variable compression ratios maximize peak power and efficiency as needed

Infiniti’s innovative design, some 20 years in development, varies the length of the stroke by rotating the link between connecting rod and crankshaft. Read More

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

FIRST DRIVE: Maserati Levante adds muscle to Trident style

Introduced two years ago, Levante adds V-8 muscle in GTS and Trofeo trims

Built on a gussied-up Ghibli luxury sedan architecture, Levante has contributed to doubling the legendary, century-old Italian marque’s sales in Canada. Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Jul 14, 2018, 10:30 PM

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Dyson adds another winner in new V7 Car + Boat

Exclusive-to-Canada handheld overcomes shortcomings of previous vacuums

V7 Car + Boat runs up to 30 minutes on a charge and comes with a 12-volt connector, so you can plug it into the car’s cigar lighter to charge or use. Read More

Car Care Auto Accesories Jul 12, 2018, 10:30 PM

VIDEO: 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Review

The all-new 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 has been completely redone for the first time since 2009.

The interior and exterior of the 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 is all-new. Watch our video review to learn everything you should know about the upgraded pickup truck built by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Read More


TIRE TEST: BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 acts and looks better

On- and off-road, BFGoodrich’s latest off-road tire is quieter and more competent

We went to Vermont’s 4x4 Off-Road Experience Centre to see just how much the new BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 has improved over last year’s KM2. Read More

Car Tires Off Roading Jul 1, 2018, 3:30 PM

An Inside Look at the Cars of the Petersen Automotive Museum

VIDEO: Check out one of the most valuable automotive collections in the world.

Do you love cars? Check out our video showing some of the rare cars found inside of the Petersen Automotive Museum. Read More


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AutoGlym a functional inexpensive Father's Day gift

Sample kit allows dad to sample several products for future car care needs

AutoGlym has been developing car care products since 1965, and in the past couple decades has earned "Royal Warrants of Appointment" to the Royal family. Read More

Car Care Auto Accesories Jun 7, 2018, 9:30 AM

Movin'On summit exists to facilitate change

Global summit seeks solutions to ensure mobility is sustainable

Nicholas Beaumont, director of the Movin’On Summit by Michelin says event gathers people “to innovate, to construct, to look from ambition to action.” Read More

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

QUICK LOOK: 2018 McLaren 720S is not subtle

Cars like the McLaren 720S require drivers with experience and ability

In world of expensive supercars, brands need something to make them stand out. McLaren is going for style and performance, usually a costly combination. Read More

Automotive Reviews Car Nuts May 29, 2018, 1:35 AM

5 things besides texting that are distracting your driving

Car controls, food and drink, even vaping can cause drivers to lose focus

Common driving occurences drivers don’t think much about, can be distracting for even a split second, which is long enough for catastrophe to strike. Read More

Car Safety Safe Driving Tips Apr 13, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Ford hybrid delivers a greener shade of blue

Hybrid quicker to 160 km/h than Ford’s long-serving Crown Vic police car

Ford’s Police Responder Hybrid has earned thumbs-up in independent police vehicle testing by the Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles Police Dept. Read More


TIRE TEST: BFGoodrich All-Terrain T-A K02 – Part 2

A real-world evaluation of BFG All-Terrain T-A K02 tires on an old Jeep Wrangler

The second of three installments to see if BFGoodrich’s All Terrain T-A K02 tires live up to their hype in on-road/off-road and all-weather conditions. Read More

Car Tires Off Roading Mar 26, 2018, 8:10 PM

Ford shifts strategies to focus on hybrids, SUVs

New faces include include Shelby GT500, Bronco, F-Series HD and Ranger

Ford brass announced it’s revamping product portfolio, replacing 75% of existing models and adding four new nameplates, including two new off-road SUVs. Read More

Auto Industry Green Cars New Cars Mar 16, 2018, 7:55 PM

Chevrolet Silverado HD is 2018 Canadian Truck King

Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Colorado also earn Truck King Challenge honours

Now in its 11th year, the Canadian Truck King Challenge compares contenders back-to-back in a real-world testing regime to determine which is best. Read More

Auto Awards New Cars Feb 6, 2018, 11:25 AM

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Nissan and NASA join forces on self-driving robot car

Nissan’s end goal is to provide a complete system of seamless mobility

A robot car has to learn how to interact with people and other cars in a socially acceptable way if it is to be accepted by the community. Read More

Car Nuts Auto Technology Car Safety Feb 1, 2018, 4:00 PM

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV a game changer

The Outlander PHEV has the potential to shake up the compact SUV segment

With the efficiency, technologies and features it offers, the Outlander PHEV has the potential to truly shake up the compact SUV segment. By Clare Dear Read More

Automotive Reviews New Cars Green Cars Jan 31, 2018, 7:55 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Lincoln Navigator is big in the best ways

The all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a real contender in the ultra-luxe SUV segment

Its premium features, outstanding comfort and impressive drivability make the Navigator worth considering if you’re looking for the ultimate big SUV. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Jan 29, 2018, 7:50 AM

Thousands of litres go into painting a vehicle

From design through final assembly, developing paint takes 1,100 days

Three years ago, designers started working on a range of colours, based on market trends, which means today’s favourites had to be envisioned long ago. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Technology Jan 21, 2018, 10:30 PM

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Is this the best fuel-saving device?

A fuel-consumption monitor creates a feedback loop that can change driver behaviour

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

Fuel Economy Safe Driving Tips Green Cars Jan 18, 2018, 11:20 PM