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Top 10 most stolen crossovers and SUVs

Posted Sep 19th 2014 3:00PM



Each year, automobile thefts costs Canadians close to $1 billion, including $542 million alone for insurers to fix or replace stolen vehicles. While versatile crossovers and SUVs continue to be in high demand with consumers, it seems they're just as equally popular among car thieves too.

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau report, compact crossovers are the most frequently stolen victims of thefts while the full-size/pickup class of SUVs were the least. How often your make and model of car is stolen can quickly become one of the biggest deciding factors used to set your insurance premium. Meaning, It's a good idea to find out if the vehicle you currently drive or one you've considered buying appears on our list of the Top 10 stolen crossovers and SUVs.

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Owner reunited with classic 1967 Jaguar E-type stolen 46 years ago

Posted Sep 18th 2014 7:00PM



A classic 1967 Jaguar E-Type roadster that was reported stolen in New York over 46 years ago has finally been recovered by United States Custom Border Protection officers in Los Angeles. Authorities delivered the good news to its rightful owner, 82-year-old Ivan Schneider who says, "It's a miracle. I never thought I'd see the car again. Who would believe a car would show up 45 years later like this?"

According to reports, Schneider originally bought his Jaguar "dream car" back when he was just 35-years-old. Unfortunately, he didn't get to enjoy it for long, as the then newly successful trial lawyer living in Manhattan reported his beloved 1967 Jaguar E-Type missing the night of May 13, 1968.

With each passing decade, Schneider's hopes and dreams of ever being reunited with his car faded further away... Until now. Sadly, the beige-coloured convertible (which was in near-mint condition the night it was taken), is now rusted and worn down, with a brown mismatched door, damaged roof and covered in scratches accumulated over the years. But Schneider vows he's willing to "spend as much as it takes" to restore it and enjoy it once the Jaguar is officially shipped back to him.

The stolen 1967 Jaguar convertible was discovered at the Long Beach seaport complex near Los Angeles by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It was seized as part of a Netherlands-bound car shipment container along with several other recovered vehicles including two Mercedes, a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette and a brand new Chevrolet Camaro.

While this event took 46 years to happen, we couldn't be happier for Schneider and his recently reacquired collector car. Click here to watch the full video report below.

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Hawaii road rage minivan mom gets arrested after cops see viral video

Posted Sep 17th 2014 5:00PM



If you're looking for good parenting tips, you won't find any here, as this road raging mom goes on a NSFW rampage following an incident on the streets of Hawaii.

Check out this angry soccer mom's hot temper in action, as she not only confronts and antagonizes a driver for apparently "cutting her off," but goes on to scream obscenities and taunt him by chanting "Go fat boy, go fat boy!" (which will no doubt spawn many great viral video remixes still to come).

Thanks to the video footage which quickly spread online, it seems to have caught the attention of local authorities in Hawaii, who've allegedly identified and since arrested the potty-mouthed minivan mom according to Huffpost Crime.

Click here to watch the entire clip for yourself and remember, road rage just ain't worth it folks.

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Dangerous driver banned after being caught on camera

Posted Sep 16th 2014 4:00PM

Dangerous Driver Banned After Being Caught on Camera

We've seen some pretty dangerous drivers caught on dash cam before, but the video above of a man nearly causing a crash on a busy highway has seen him banned from driving for 12 months. The video footage was turned over to authorities after the hatchback driver was spotted performing a rather dangerous lane change, cutting off another car and then hitting his brakes hard.

Did this driver deserve a more severe punishment or is a 12-month ban what he deserves? Click on the video above to watch and tell us if you think justice was served in the poll down below.

Was a 12-month ban from driving enough?



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2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk ready for off road action

Posted Sep 16th 2014 9:00AM

2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk - Off Road Driving Scenes
While we've already met the 2015 Renegade – Jeep's new baby crossover that's set to potentially start under $20,000 in Canada, the video above shows what this tough little truck can do both on and off road... in Trailhawk trim of course!

Click here to watch as Jeep throws everything its got at the highly anticipate Jeep Renegade Trailhawk.

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Google street view captures shocking motorcycle crash in Brazil

Posted Sep 9th 2014 11:00AM

Google Street Car Captures Brazilian Motorcycle Crash
You never really know what Google Street View cameras will catch, especially after recently spotting a couple having sex on the hood of their BMW. This time around, Google is getting credit for spotting a dangerous motorcycle accident as it happens on the streets of Brazil. Check out the full report and images shown in the video above.

Click here to watch, as a Google Street View car designed to map roads in Brazil ends up capturing a scary motorcycle crash in real time.

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Best driving routes for fall colours across Canada

Posted Sep 9th 2014 10:00AM


Warm, sunny days and cool, crisp nights are just what it takes to produce the spectacular colours of autumn foliage. And what better way to enjoy nature's show than by taking a road trip. The following are a few choice destinations across the country where you can see some of the brightest and best fall colours from mid-September until late October.

Click here to view our gallery of the best places in Canada to see the leaves change colours and hit the jump for the full list.

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2014 Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance returns to Canada

Posted Sep 9th 2014 9:00AM



The 2014 Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance is upon us. As one of Canada's most highly anticipated automotive events of 2014, we couldn't be more excited for its return as we obsessively cover it on September 13-14, 2014 (especially after its record-breaking inaugural year in 2013).

Fresh off the heels of prestigious events including Monterey Car Week and the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the Cobble Beach Golf Resort's beautiful scenery on the shores of Georgian Bay, Ontario will set the stage for a celebration like non else. The lengthy roster of fine cars and rare vehicles on display have been hand selected from private collections to compete and celebrate in the Concours car show tradition dating back to French high-society in the 17th century.

Event founder Rob McLeese says, "Cobble Beach is immensely proud of our success in year one. We are committed to creating a lasting, quality show that Canada will be proud of. We are honoured to welcome new celebrity Judges and automotive personalities from across the continent in 2014, including former Pebble Beach Concours Chief Judge Ed Gilbertson, New York Times automotive contributor Mary Chapman, and Michael Spezia, Executive Director of the Gilmore Car Museum"

The second-annual edition of the Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance kicks off September 13-14, once again establishing Canada's Concours as a show not to be missed. Click here to preview some of the highlights in our photo gallery and visit the the official website for Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance for more details on the tickets, schedules and more.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Vancouver Luxury & Supercar Weekend 2014

Posted Sep 8th 2014 7:00PM



The Vancouver Luxury & Supercar Weekend event is something we never miss here at Autoblog Canada. This annual car show gathering is a dream come true for any car enthusiast. The wide collection of luxury and supercars included the latest from Lamborghini, Pagani, McLaren, Bugatti, Ferrari, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, BMW, Cadillac, Lincoln, and even the new 2015 Ford Mustang too.

Those lucky enough to attend got a rare glimpse of many rare cars like the 720-HP Pagani Huayra (the fastest car to go around the Top Gear test track), The McLaren P1 (one of seven in Canada), 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 (appearing for the first time in Canada), 2015 Aston Martin V12 S Roadster (which came directly from Pebble Beach to make its Canadian debut), 2015 Bentley GT Speed (the fastest Bentley ever produced), Saleen S7R race car and ultra rare Weissach Porsche 917K just to name a few.

This year's Canadian Concours d'Elegance classes also included the 100th anniversary of Maserati, 50 years of Mustang, 50 years of Jensen, 50 years of Sunbeam Tigers, The British Invasion, American Supercars, Modified Luxury and Modified Supercars, Chromes and Fins, Off Road Luxury, 50 years of Chevelle and GTO, Italian Supercars, Restomod, and Pre-First World War (Brass Era).

Click here for our full photo gallery and complete highlights as we obsessively cover the 2014 Vancouver Luxury & Supercar Weekend.

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