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Funny dogs caught enjoying car rides

Posted Jul 24th 2014 11:00AM

Dogs On Summer Joyrides
"Life is a journey, not a destination." No one understands that famous Ralph Waldo Emerson quote better than the car ride-loving dogs in the video compilation above, as they enjoy Summer on the open road. While the relationship between dogs and cars often ends with them instinctively sticking their heads out the window, this hypnotizing video is sure to cheer you up and make you smile.


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Best stick shift cars under $30,000 in Canada

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 7:35PM



As auto enthusiasts, we have to accept that the general public is never going to embrace the manual transmission in a big way ever again. Automatics, CVTs and dual clutches are winning the war, in part because many people think of their car as an appliance. It transports them to and from work, and any way to make the drudgery involve less conscious thought is a welcome relief.

The fact that modern automatics are often more fuel efficient than three-pedal setups isn't helping either. However, the stick shift isn't dead yet. Manual-transmission cars are hanging on to their fan base like the vinyl LP's of the road and the video below lists the top 5 cheapest cars with a clutch
that we really like to drive.


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Gran Turismo 6 video game car comes to life with Nissan's 2020 GT-R Concept

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 4:00PM



When it comes to the world of car racing video games, the Gran Turismo franchise is at the top of every enthusiast's list. Nissan's 2020 GT-R (pictured above) started life as a digital race car featured in Gran Turismo 6, but thanks to the decision to build an actual physical concept car version of it. This begs the real question, could we actually end up seeing this Nissan 2020 GT-R enter production after it was recently revealed in real life?!

Click here to watch the full video on every gamer's dream come true, as we find out more during its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Infiniti Q50 thrill ride with F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 2:00PM

Red Bull Racing Thrill Ride With F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel
Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel is renown for his multiple F1 World Championships, but holds a lesser-known title besides being behind the wheel for Infiniti Red Bull Racing team. As 'director of performance' for Infiniti, Vettel is transferring his knowledge from the track to the road in an effort to improve Infiniti vehicles and inject more performance into the Japanese luxury brand.

Click on the video above to watch us take a pretty quick hot lap with Vettel around Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (MOSPORT) near Toronto and have an equally quick conversation with him while whipping the new Infiniti Q50 around the track!


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2015 BMW i3 test drive reveals all you need to know

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 12:00PM

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It's been a few months since our first quick spin behind the wheel of the BMW i3. We can only imagine the challenges BMW is going to have explaining the i3 electric vehicle to the world (which starts at $44,950 here in Canada). It's got a new powertain (all-electric, with optional range extender), a new production method (carbon fibre reinforced plastic), a new brand (the 'i' line) and a new vehicle type (it's a city car). Despite everything that's different, BMW is still trying to talk about the i3 as if it fits in with the rest of the company's vehicles. But it doesn't. Not really. And that's going to make the marketing and salespeoples' jobs quite difficult.

Which is a shame, really, since the i3 is amazing. If it didn't carry the BMW 'heritage' baggage, people would be falling over each other to sing its praises. This is one of the smoothest, roomiest and slickest electric vehicles we've ever driven, with a lot of hidden surprises. It is a wonderful city car, and well designed for the car-sharing, emissions-aware drivers of the near future. But since the i3 carries the BMW name, everyone we ran into during our time with the car wanted to know one thing: is it "a BMW" as well as being an electric car?

During one point in our test drive, a police car pulled up next to us, totally stopping traffic. While my co-driver and I instantly thought we were going to be asked to move, the officer simply wanted to know what the hype was about with all the new BMW i3s he had seen from our group that day. Oh, and does it drive like a BMW? Click here to watch the video posted above as we'll explore and answer that question (and more) in full detail.


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Here's how Nissan's bird poop proof car paint works

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 10:00AM

Nissan 1 Birds 0: Nissan Researching Bird Poop Proof Car Paint

It looks like Nissan maybe about to win the first ever battle in the long running war between cars and birds. Imagine a new car paint technology that's resistant to bird poop as well as water, dirt ,and all sorts of other road grime (as shown here)

Imagine no longer folks, as we head to Nissan North America HQ in Nashville, TN for a tech demonstration of Nissan's new technology aiming to even the score in the battle of cars vs. birds. Click here to watch the video above and see it in action for yourself.

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How to spot a staged car accident scam

Posted Jul 22nd 2014 8:59AM


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HIGHLIGHTS: Italian Car Day 2014 kicks off with rare exotics and supercars

Posted Jul 20th 2014 8:00PM



Italian Car Day 2014 is widely considered the largest gathering of Italian supercars in Canada. The annual event known as Italian Car Day 2014 took place at the Boyd Conservation Park (near Toronto, ON) proving once again that this popular event can deliver an impressive roster of exotics and classics from Italy, while also celebrating the culture of Italian heritage, food, and music as well. Nestled in the heart of Vaughan, Ontario the region is home to many Ital-Canadians and the Boyd Conservation Park venue couldn't have been better suited for showcasing makes like: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, FIAT, DeTomaso, Piaggio, Ducati and more.

While the benefit of the show for attendees is obvious (read: automotive eye candy) the collateral benefit is for Charity. The crowds were treated to quite a bit for the low $6.50 park admission price, too, including: live entertainment, authentic Italian food like: porchetta, pizza, veal and gelato but the big draw was naturally the ridiculous amounts of gorgeous Italian exotics and timeless classics.

Click here for our full photo gallery, as we teamed up with our long-time exotic car tuning friends at AMS Motorsports, Saturn Drives, and event organizers of Italian Car Day 2014. If you liked this event, be sure to also check out our coverage from the annual exotic car meet in Yorkville and the previous Italian Car Day galleries below.

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Paul Tracy returns to 2014 Honda Indy Toronto after last year's crash

Posted Jul 18th 2014 4:59PM



With the 2014 Honda Indy well underway this weekend, Toronto's Paul Tracy, one of Canada's most famous and successful race car drivers of all time, will return to the track driving a 600-hp Stadium Super Truck (SST) in the TRAXXAS-sponsored formula off-road race.

Tracy, who drove an SST truck in last year's Honda Indy Toronto but exited early following a hard crash (pictured above), will again work to find victory lane in his native country of Canada. He will be one of eight competitors in the Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series in two races that start Saturday and Sunday at 2:20 p.m. each day... READ MORE

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