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Automotive Industry People

25 cars produced in nations playing at the World Cup final

32 are playing in the World Cup final; 25 of them have an auto industry

Germany and Japan are powerhouses in auto and soccer circles, but it might surprise you to know many others at the World Cup final are also auto producers. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People Jun 25, 2018, 2:30 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. Read More


21 1-liners from Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

If you could say just one sentence about a car, what would you say? Read More

Auto Industry People Car Nuts Mar 25, 2018, 4:30 PM

Fiat Chrysler repackages Conner Avenue plant

Former home of Viper hand-assembly will now house FCA's US Car Collection Read More

Auto Industry Auto Industry People Mar 22, 2018, 1:30 AM

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

Volvo Group president and CEO is the first to receive prestigious new award Read More


Volvo to showcase Sir Roger Moore's 1800 S

Famous Saint coupe will be on stage at Techno-Classica Essen in Germany

Not the original car in The Saint television series, the Pearl White 1800 S coupe was bought by Moore in 1967 and used in the series until its finale. Read More

Classic Cars Auto Industry People Mar 5, 2018, 3:30 AM

BMW sets continuous drift record at 8 hours

Mid-drift refuelling of M5 enabled continuous drift for nearly 375 km

BMW partnered with parts maker Detroit Speed on fueling rig that could refuel the drifting car on the go, similar to how fighter jets refuel mid-flight. Read More

Motor Sports Auto Industry People Jan 10, 2018, 9:55 PM

Inside Ypsilanti’s orphan car museum

Featured cars include Corvairs, Hudsons, Kaiser-Frazers and even a Tucker

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


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Marc Lachapelle is AJAC Automotive Journalist of the Year

Autofile contributors claim seven awards at AJAC’s annual Journalism Awards ceremony

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


Is Jaguar’s four-cylinder F-Type a sacrilege? We find out.

It’s light-footed on the road, still gorgeous and will be easier on your bank account

Jaguar is going leaner, lighter and a bit more affordable with its until now high-performing F-Type sports car for model year 2018. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Auto Industry People Aug 11, 2017, 3:40 PM

So you want to be a race engineer?

What it takes to be an IndyCar race engineer and what the job entails

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. Read More

Car Nuts Motor Sports Auto Industry People Jul 19, 2017, 12:55 PM

Honda presents one-of-a-kind Odyssey Minnie Van

One-off custom minivan will be on display for Disney D23 Expo

In collaboration with Disney ABC, Honda decided to do up 2018 Odyssey in inimitably stylish cartoon fashion sense of Minnie Mouse. It will not be sold. Read More

Auto Industry People Jul 13, 2017, 10:00 PM

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Why is Susan Sarandon being photographed with a concept car?

We explore the connection between Susan Sarandon and the Mercedes-Benz EQ Concept

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

Future Cars Auto Industry People Jul 6, 2017, 12:05 PM

Happy 150th, Canada!

We're proud to be a part of the Canadian automotive scene

Canada has a rich automotive history that dates back at least 150 years and we're proud to be able to report on the scene from a Canadian perspective. Read More

Auto Industry People Jun 30, 2017, 8:00 PM

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

Spider-Man actor Tom Holland arrived at red carpet on the hood of the new A8

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’. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry People Jun 29, 2017, 11:00 AM

Cross-country convertible road trip celebrates Canada 150

What better way to celebrate our big summer birthday than with the top down

We visited all 10 provincial capitals in six days on our cross-country tour of Canada driving Mercedes-Benz’s lineup of convertibles. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry People Car Travel Jun 15, 2017, 10:40 AM

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The historic cars of The Henry Ford Museum

More than just a car collection, it’s an study of their impact on American life

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


TV stars and the cars that made them

Television has made extraordinary stars out of normally ordinary cars

Television executives often called on auto customizers to create memorable cars for their programs. Some of those creations have become cultural icons. Read More

Classic Cars Auto Industry People May 6, 2017, 5:40 AM

Patrick Stewart to take helm of Austin 35

Star of stage, screen and television, now 76, to race at Silverstone

Stewart acquired his MSA competition license and will race in the Celebrity Challenge Trophy Race at the Silverstone Classic, the last weekend in July. Read More

Auto Industry People May 3, 2017, 10:30 PM

Jeep brings out new concepts to Moab

Annual Easter Jeep Safari brings out thousands of off-road enthusiasts

The 51st gathering's vehicles are a mix of tributes, recreational and functional demonstrations, and showcases for various parts and accessories. Read More


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Mazda puts the adventure, and money, in ‘Adventure Rally’

And the money, too – the winners earned $10,000 for their charity of choice

Mazda Adventure Rally pitted 10 teams of Canadian auto journalists against each other to win $10,000 for their charity of choice. And we won! By Mark Richardson Read More


Autofile rally driver wins $10,000 for women’s charity

The Mazda Adventure Rally is an annual highlight for automotive media in Canada

The $10,000 donation from Mazda will be made to the Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre in Cobourg, Ontario. Read More


Incredible ‘Grand Classic’ era cars that could be yours

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction features a wonderland of Grand Classics

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a true Classic car, here’s your chance. But you’ll need to bring money – lots of money! Read More


BMW's new M2 takes on ‘Old Blighty’

Vacationing in the English countryside with the new BMW M2

Could it be that the ideal car for England’s winding lanes is German, specifically BMW’s sporty new M2? Read More


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Honda Canada president and CEO Jerry Chenkin to retire

Honda Canada appoints a new Canadian President ensuring continuity of local leadership

Over the past four years, under Chenkin’s leadership, Honda Canada has established record sales levels in its automobile and equipment businesses. Read More

Auto Industry People Auto Industry Feb 21, 2017, 6:25 AM

Canadian engineering student finds dream job in Formula One

McGill student gets once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at Infiniti’s Engineering Academy

“If you work hard and you’re passionate about what you do, why would you not go far? Why would you not achieve big things?” – Felix Lamy. Read More


Get great gifts for gearheads and do a good deed as well!

Proceeds from online auction to benefit auto journalist Mark Atkinson and his family

Automakers and journalists have donated some great swag for auction with proceeds going to colleague Mark Atkinson, afflicted with Huntington’s. Read More


Porsche Performance Tour fulfills your bucket-list fantasies

The Porsche Performance Tour is offered from two Canadian locations

Three days, two five-star hotels, Michelin Star quality meals and more than $2-million worth of Porsches to play with on- and off-road and on track. Read More

Car Nuts Auto Industry People Luxury Cars Oct 25, 2016, 12:15 PM

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BMW Films returns with Clive Owen and Dakota Fanning

Latest BMW film The Escape features big stars and a 2017 BMW 5 Series

The dark silver-grey 5 Series sedan plays its role well as the hero next to a slew of other vehicles, which (spoiler alert), go boom. Read More

Car Nuts Auto Industry People Oct 24, 2016, 12:20 PM

UK research says women drivers are angrier

Hyundai, Goldsmiths sense-tested 1,000 drivers for emotional reactions

Researchers found two driving emotions — happiness (related to freedom of driving) and anger (usually from dealing with things beyond control). Read More

Safe Driving Tips Auto Industry People Oct 22, 2016, 10:30 PM

McLaren goes ice driving

Pure McLaren Arctic Experience is set for January 2017 in Finland

Program runs between January 15 and February 3, at a cost of about $20,000 Canadian per person for a 3-night event. McLaren owners get first bookings. Read More


Clive Owen to reprise Driver role in BMW film

The Escape finds Owen again hired to chauffeur a high-profile client

The Hire was an online 8-film series of 10-minute shorts created for BMW Films, directed by acclaimed directors and starring A-list celebrities. Read More

Auto Industry People Car Nuts Luxury Cars Sep 21, 2016, 10:30 PM

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McLaren shows off bespoke concept 570GT

570GT by MSO Concept shown at Concours in Chantilly, Picardie, France

Wide selection of MSO Defined options - Pacific Blue exterior, heavily lacquered carbon fibre interior trim and Piano Black glossed exterior trim. Read More


Nissan Leaf goes on epic road trips

Nissan wants to dispel range anxiety keeping many people from EVs

Leaf managed 400 km around the various routes to showcase economy (especially on the wallet, where it’s rated at about $4.25 Canadian per 100km). Read More

Car Travel Auto Industry People Aug 28, 2016, 2:30 PM

New Beetles shown to adoring fans

Beetle aficionados from across Europe gather for annual pilgrimage

VW’s 2017 version of its eternally young classic has new bumpers, fresh colours and new fabrics, including Denim Cabriolet with blue-jeans-like top. Read More

Car Nuts Auto Industry People Aug 23, 2016, 4:50 AM

Toyota starts kids out on STEM careers early

After-school program rolled out for Southern California high-schools

Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge gives students hands-on experience building fuel cell remote control cars, while learning about the future fuels. Read More


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Mercedes sets up winter program in Manitoba

AMG Winter Sporting advanced driver training comes to Gimli in 2017

Course on Lake Winnipeg to be modelled on famous racetracks around the world, including Canadian Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport) and Mont-Tremblant. Read More


ROAD TEST - Chev Camaro cruising the Pacific north-west

Sixth-generation Camaro V6 takes lengthy Pacific-coast trip in stride

Reduced weight, more power, improved dynamics make a positive impression on a 2-day, 1,140-km quest to find new roads. Read More


ROAD TRIP: 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is an ideal family tourer

The Platinum edition combines the best attributes of the Sport and Limited models

Scenic "Adventure Tour" from Durango, Colorado to Albuquerque, New Mexico showed off the best attributes of the Explorer Platinum. Read More


Road-tripping to the sun in a 2015 Kia Sedona

The third-generation Sedona has all the right stuff to compete in the minivan segment

Kia's new Sedona is a sleek and well-engineered minivan that cossets its human cargo and consumes distances like a transcontinental streamliner. Read More


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