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Drivers banned from eating breakfast sandwiches in Nova Scotia?

Posted Aug 16th 2014 12:00PM



While there are many driving myths already out there, this one which started in Halifax, Nova Scotia seems to have spread rather quickly. What started as a witty CBC radio show prank about a fictional new driving law designed to ban motorists from eating breakfast sandwiches actually ended up going viral and making major headlines.

As the "story" gained more and more traction online, CBC Nova Scotia's newsroom received a call from Halifax Regional Police. Police were concerned about the so-called story that quoted, what turned out to be, a fictional police officer named Bruce O'Reiley.

In the story, O'Reiley likened eating breakfast sandwiches and driving to "chewing on a gun," saying ,"Your mouth waters as you plunge the flavourful disc into your mouth and then ... BANG, you've T-boned a hearse and there's a body on the freeway."

Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais told CBC Radio he's never busted anyone for eating a breakfast sandwich while driving, but he said texting and driving, or driving while distracted, is a real safety concern.

"It brings to light the importance of the issue and if it brings a little bit of humour, that's great. It's when, of course, people take it as gospel and... if it's on the internet, it's got to be true," said Blais.

Click here to watch the video on this clever spoof discussing Nova Scotia's decision to "outlaw" eating breakfast sandwiches while driving.

News Source: GeoBeats via AOL On

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Hellaflush cars get hella banned in Quebec, rest of Canada to follow?

Posted Aug 12th 2014 7:31PM



Okay boys and girls, you've been warned! The hellaflush movement is now officially forbidden by the Quebec government SAAQ (Société de l'assurance du Québec), meaning the practice of stancing out your wheels on a sweet hellaflush ride will no longer be tolerated.

While making extensive custom car modifications to your wheels, tires and suspension is nothing new, (especially in the world of aftermarket tuning), the popularity of hellaflush style among car enthusiasts is undeniably a huge trend these days. So much so, that it's even spawned its own hellaflush-specific car shows like the Fitted Lifestyle event alongside countless websites and forums dedicated specifically to finding the right stance and achieving the most outrageous hellaflush fitment.

Regardless of how good or bad you think it looks, Quebec officials say drivers with hellaflush rides
are being 'hella dangerous' on the road, citing that this type of now illegal modification affects the handling and maneuverability required of any cars on public roads... READ MORE

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News Source: Autoblog Quebec

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Orange Julep in Montreal is one of the hottest car hangouts in Canada

Posted Aug 12th 2014 6:00PM

Legend has it that since the '60s, the Orange Julep in Montreal has been one of the hottest auto enthusiast hangouts in Canada. From classic muscle cars and hot rods to today's high end luxury and Japanese tuner cars, the local "Big Orange" landmark/eyesore on Decarie Boulevard has a strong history of car culture, hosting weekly events that draw hundreds of car every summer like this Euro vs. JDM event.

Having personally been there many times over the years, the Orange Julep continues to reign not only as the best place in town to check out custom cars, but as a top fast food joint in Montreal, serving hot dogs, burgers and of course its famously foamy, neon orange liquid known as the Orange Julep that inspired original founder (Hermas Gibeau) to set up shop in 1932.

Enough with the short history lesson, click here to take a look at the full photo gallery from the latest Orange Julep event, as Japanese imports and European performance cars gathered for a Euro vs. JDM car show in the iconic parking lot of this Montreal hotspot.

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Image Credit: Marc-Andre Gauthier / Autoblog Quebec

HIGHLIGHTS: 2014 Lexus F Sport Car Meet

Posted Aug 11th 2014 2:00PM



The summer season is a time when car enthusiast gather together on weekends to share their passion and celebrate their love of automotive culture. Having already covered highlights from some of the biggest events of the season like Importfest, Fitted Lifestyle, CSCS and even the annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show, we also want to showcase some of the locally organized meets like the first Lexus F Sport event at Erin Park Lexus.

Toronto's first ever Lexus F Sport car meet brought out some impressive rides like the 2012 Lexus LFA supercar (#34) which made a grand entrance from the Erin Park Lexus basement onto street level via service elevator lift. Special guest Ryan Bacsafra (Kaizen Factor) was also on hand, graciously welcomed by all to give some additional insight on the all new Lexus RC F and NX.

Several Lexus race cars also dropped by alongside dozens of modded and stock Lexus vehicles on display. cars aside, the 200+ guests in attendance were well entertained, with music provided by SiriusXM Satellite Radio, food and drinks supplied by Simply BBQ and Rockstar Energy Drink, plus a raffle for a set of brand new wheels courtesy of Tires23.

Click here to view the event highlights in our full photo gallery as we obsessively covered the 2014 Lexus F Sport Car Meet.

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NASCAR driver Tony Stewart may face charges after shocking race death

Posted Aug 11th 2014 1:24PM

As Probe Begins, Stewart Steps Away From Track

Investigators have plenty of hard work ahead following the shocking video footage of three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart who hit and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a race this weekend.

While no criminal charges are pending against NASCAR star Tony Stewart, the sheriff investigating the death of race car driver Kevin Ward Jr. says "all options" are open and authorities are seeking any additional video of the incident, according to reports by Reuters.

When asked whether the death was an accident or a deliberate act, Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said "accurate data from video" would help investigators "clearly isolate what happened."

Some video of the incident has surfaced, but Povero said: "We are basically trying to see if there are any other video recordings that may have been made on Saturday night that could help us in the analysis of this crash."

The unimaginable tragedy occurred after an on-track crash altercation between both men sent the 20-year-old Ward into the wall, leaving him out of the race. According to witnesses and video recorded from the stands, Ward exited his car, throwing his hands up in frustration, and walked toward Stewart as he came back around the track under the caution flag.

Stewart's car came into contact with Ward, who was sucked under Stewart's car before being thrown about 50-feet back toward the wall. Ward was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital.

Asked whether he expected charges against Stewart, Povero said in an interview on CNN that he would "not speculate on that at this time" and that "there's much work to be done before we can come to any conclusions."

We have embedded video below in an effort to shed light on what happened. Please be advised that the footage is very graphic in nature, so be sure you want to see a race driver losing his life before choosing to watch.

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The worst cars for resale value

Posted Aug 9th 2014 3:00PM



When it comes to buying a new car, one thing consumers often forget to factor in is resale value. Unless you plan to literally drive a car until it dies or becomes nearly worthless (whichever comes first), you'll want to pay close attention to this list of 10 vehicles with the worst resale value based on the per cent of its original value after 5 years.

Make sure you carefully consider a car's resale value before you decide to buy, sell or even trade-in your next vehicle. While it may not initially seem as important as knowing the top 10 best and worst cars for rust, the most fuel efficient cars of 2014 and 10 most reliable new cars, this list of the top 10 worst cars for resale value is worth a look.

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News Source: The Car Connection

Real or Fake? Watch Dodge Challenger's paint changing colours at the push of a button

Posted Aug 7th 2014 7:00PM



Automotive technology sure has come a long way, but could colour changing paramagnetic paint actually be a real thing?! While we question the validity of this video above (ahem, WorldStarHipHop.com, ahem), but we'll leave it up to you to decide.

Although this advanced paint technology seems unlikely to be real, it may not be much of a stretch considering Nissan's amazing self-cleaning nano car paint which also claims to be bird poop proof too (as seen in the video below).

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Meet the 10 most expensive cars in the world

Posted Aug 7th 2014 9:00AM

10 Cars That Cost Over $1 Million

While we've already explored the world's most expensive cars to insure and listed the world's top 5 most exotic car rentals, it's time to meet the top 10 most expensive cars in the world. Potentially building a dream car garage with one example of each luxury and performance supercar on the list is far from cheap too, as these 10 high-dollar cars combined will cost you at least $10 Million to own (at roughly $1-Million apiece).

Click on the video above to countdown the top 10 supercars that make up the highest priced vehicles money can buy.

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SMOKED: 2015 Ducati Diavel VS. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Posted Aug 5th 2014 8:00PM

Smoked: 2015 Ducati Diavel Vs 2014 Chevy Corvette C7 Stingray Drag Race
After watching an Audi RS6 destroy a Kawasaki ZX-10R superbike on the German autobahn and an Audi R8 V10 Plus supercar vs. Ducati Diavel superbike, it seems shootout battles are commonly brewing between high performance motorcycles and cars these days.

With the new Corvette Stingray being one of the hottest new sportscars you can buy, it sure didn't take long for our friends at Cycle World Magazine and the Bonnier Motorcycle Group to shoot this drag race video of a 2015 Ducati Diavel taking on the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray. While light-weight high performance motorcycles often have an big advantage over most sportscars, we have seen bikes lose to cars before.

Click here to watch the outcome of this epic drag race battle as a few special guests racers (Tommy Kendall and Rich Gadson) hit the track to see who gets smoked.
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