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2014 Formula Drift Canada Preview

Posted Aug 13th 2014 6:30PM



We're just a few weeks from the Formula Drift Canada invasion and the drivers list has just been posted. With the FD Canada Qualifier Round taking place just a couple of months ago, the main Challenge event taking place August 31st - September 1st at St-Eustache, Quebec, is undoubtedly one of Canada's most anticipated motorsports events of the year.

Touted as a 'Formula Drift' vs. Canada round, it's stacking up to be a DMCC drivers vs. Formula Drift drivers round (it should be noted several Canadian drivers are already driving in Formula Drift). Curiously enough, we have the Canadian usual suspects representing in Formula Drift (Pat Cyr, Marc Landreville and Dave Briggs) but no word about Mats Baribeau.

We've put together a photo gallery featuring all the drift drivers in action for you. Formula Drift has also put together a short video preview to the event.

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Image Credit: Copyright 2014: AOL / Jeremy Alan Glover, Jacob Leveton / AOL, Import Tuner

HIGHLIGHTS: 2014 World Rallycross Canada

Posted Aug 12th 2014 7:00PM



The FIA World Rallycross Championship has finally made its entrance into North America, and Canada had the honour of hosting Round 7 at the Trois-Rivieres Grand Prix track in Quebec. So of course we were there to capture the action in all its boosted asphalt and dirt ripping glory.

The World Rallycross (RX) Championship's roster is stacked with some of today's hottest motorsports stars, including Jacques Villeneuve, Patrick Carpentier, Tanner Foust, and Petter Solberg to name a few. Past competitors include Travis Pastrana, Bucky Lasek and stunt driving madman Ken Block - are you seeing a trend here? As an added bonus, Formula Drift's Vaughn Gittin Jr. was on hand for drift demonstrations for the half-time show. Talk about an all-star lineup... READ MORE


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HIGHLIGHTS: 2014 Luxurious Lowrider Meet in Montreal

Posted Aug 12th 2014 4:00PM



Lowriders and classic cars go hand in hand. Lowriders and hot rod car shows also go hand in hand; after all, what's the point of putting your money, blood, sweat and tears into a project if you can't enjoy it and show it off to other like-minded folks?

The 8th Annual Luxurious Lowrider Meet took place by the river in Verdun, Montreal last weekend. The venue by the riverside park was jam-packed with lowrider goodness, hot rods and attendees. Every year, the meet sees more attendees and car entrants than the previous year and this year was no exception... READ MORE

Cheapest best-selling cars to insure in Canada

Posted Aug 11th 2014 6:00PM



If you have a car, you have car insurance, and we're willing to bet that the cost of insurance has played a part in your car-buying process. The cost of insurance for a vehicle is not only determined by the overall cost of the vehicle (obviously, it plays a role) but by factors that also include rate of theft, vandalism, demographics of the buyers, and type of vehicle (sports car vs. econo-gas-miser vs. truck vs. SUV).

According to Kanetix.ca, the SmartForTwo is the cheapest car to insure in Canada. It's very clear that the Smart car is not for everyone and is not a viable option as the primary vehicle for most folks in Canada.

So instead of bringing you a list of the outright cheapest cars to insure in Canada, we're bringing you the list of the cheapest late-model top-selling cars (according to Insurance Hotline), as we feel that information is more applicable to our car-conscious readers. After all, most of you are no more likely to go out and buy a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix (which is one of the cheapest cars to insure in Canada right now) over a 2014 Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Ford Fusion, Focus or Mazda's fantastic Mazda3 than we are.

Interestingly enough, the cost difference in the list of 10 cheapest best-selling cars to insure from least expensive to the most expensive is less than $250 per-annum. So it's up to you to decide if another 20 or so bucks a month is enough to sway your pick from cars off of this list.

Check out the list above - in order, the least expensive of the bunch is the first slide. Happy shopping!

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News Source: Insurance Hotline

HIGHLIGHTS: 86 Day Classic Toyota and JDM Meet at Cyrious Garageworks

Posted Aug 7th 2014 3:00PM



The annual 86 Day event occurs every August. The 6th day of the 8th month to be precise. Similar to May the 4th being International Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You), 86 Day is the time we celebrate the legendary Toyota AE86 Corolla GTS - the timeless classic Japanese sportscar that has earned its place at the top of the list for classic JDM car enthusiasts 30 years later.

Between 1985 and 1987, the Corolla GTS - powered by a 16v Dual Overhead Cam 1.6-litre offered a lightweight RWD chassis in an affordable package. Rear-Wheel-Drive sportscars that were affordable in the early '80s were slim pickings so Toyota stepped in and answered the call of the masses in North America. Enter the AE86 - half the price of the Toyota Supra and cheap enough that anyone in the market for a Supra would overlook it.



Enthusiasts around the world still love them and 30 year-old 'Hachi-Rokus' are still placing in the top ranks of professional drifting around the globe.

In celebration of 86 Day, Japanese sportscar enthusiasts from all over Ontario flocked the 86 Day Car Meet at Cyrious Garageworks - home shop of Canadian pro drifter Pat Cyr. As a professional driver and well-known gearhead, Cyr has a strong and ongoing love affair with classic Toyota 86s' and currently campaigns the modern day AE86 - in the form of his race-ready Scion FR-S... READ MORE

Ford Fiesta becomes UK all-time best seller

Posted Aug 4th 2014 1:00PM

Ford Fiesta in London

We may regard Ford as a North American automaker, but ask a Brit and they may tell you otherwise. The Blue Oval has, after all, been selling cars in the UK since 1903, and started manufacturing there as far back as 1911 when it began local production of the Model T in Manchester. Last year Ford ended 100 years of vehicle manufacturing in the UK when the last Transit van rolled off the assembly line in Southampton, but it's still the biggest-selling automotive marque in Britain.

Ford has led the British market for 34 out of the past 45 years, selling more Fiestas than any other company sells any other car in the UK since 2009... when it overtook the Focus. In fact the Fiesta has now become the best-selling car in British history, topping 4,115,000 units since its introduction in 1976. The previous record was held by – you guessed it – another Ford: the Escort sold 4,105,961 units over the course of its 32 years on the British market.

Although the Fiesta is no longer manufactured in the UK (previous versions having been built at Dagenham until 2002), engines are: the EcoBoost line was developed at the company's R&D center in Essex and are built at the factory in Dunton, while its diesel engines were developed at Dagenham in East London. Even the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine in the Fiesta ST is built in South Wales.

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2014 Hyundai Elantra GT GLS

Posted Aug 2nd 2014 12:00PM



Some of you reading this may have a very distinct memory of your very first memory of a car or automobile. Some may remember going for car ride as a child sans car seat in the back seat (or front seat... times have changed for the better), a family road trip in the back of a Mercedes-Benz or Volvo station wagon with rear facing jumper seats, sitting 4 or 5-wide in the back seat of a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry. Others may remember being taken to a classic car show or some sort of race event.

My very first distinct memory of anything car-related (I knew what a car was, it just wasn't something I had ever thought about) is of my family's early '80s Hyundai Pony. We were stuck on a snow covered hill in the middle of a Korean winter. We eventually made it to the top of the hill with the aid of chains and with lots of pushing help from either the neighbours or strangers.

Amidst the spinning tires and revving engine sounds, my 4-year-old self probably had some sort of internal dialogue along the lines of "The family car is stuck on a hill. The family car isn't doing its job. The family car is making lots of noise. The family car is a Hyundai. I don't ever want a Hyundai."

That was 30 years ago. It's now 2014 now and despite the HyunGate fuel mileage lawsuit, Hyundai has firmly established itself as a solid global car manufacturer. Its lineup now extends from the ultra-compact economy cars like the i10 (which we don't get here) to the large and in charge Genesis luxury sedan.

Click here for our take on the 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT. It's good-looking, affordable, offers a bunch of cargo space and a is very different car to the standard Elantra sedan and the old Hyundai Pony my family loathed so much... READ MORE

Image Credit: Copyright 2014: Santiago Gomez / AOL

See what a Nissan infested with a whole lot of NOPE looks like

Posted Aug 1st 2014 2:00PM



We apologize in advance for what you are about to watch. Truly.

In the video posted below, you'll see what looks like a Nissan Quest infested with an impossibly disgusting horde of cockroaches. We don't have any information on how or why this is even happening (beyond the guy filming mentioning this car belongs to a man he calls an "absolute hoarder") and frankly, we don't care.

You've been warned, while we're watching this, we not only see a car full of the devil incarnate crawling around in a filthy Nissan, we can practically feel it. Watching this video makes us want to hop onboard the nope-train all the way to GetthehelloutofheresVille. Time to call the exterminator... or pray that Smaug takes his vengeance out on this car. #NOPE.

News Source: FB-RAMBO via LiveLeak

Watch insane high-speed police chase of wild driving trucker, shots fired

Posted Jul 31st 2014 7:59PM



What's crazier than a police chase ending with the cops shooting out the tires on a car? Well, how about a high(ish)-police pursuit of a fully loaded car transporter that ends with some cops hanging out the window and firing their guns directly at the fleeing truck's tires and fuel tank... yes, fuel tank! As avid players of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, we're instantly drawn to footage like this.

According to the original poster of the video on LiveLeak, in Belarus, the driver of this truck (which was fully loaded with cars for transport) was spotted leaving the scene after hitting a parked Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Police were notified of the hit-and-run by witnesses and were dispatched immediately to intercept the wild truck driver before he could do more damage.

The driver of the truck was allegedly driving drunk and when the cops showed up, he proceeded to speed up and cause a big ruckus while dodging in and out of lanes, driving into oncoming traffic, the shoulder and into ditches instead of stopping for police.

With the chase lasting over 180 kilometres in distance, the cops decided it was time to end it. In the video, you can see an officer draw his service pistol and fire three warning shots into the air. The cop then decides to unload a few bullets into the truck's tires and fuel tank in an attempt to stop the reckless driver. (We're just going to assume that the truck runs diesel and the officers were aware of the difference between gasoline and diesel.)

The tactic worked and after a reported 90 shots were fired, the crazy police chase came to an end when the truck developed two flat tires and ran out of fuel from from bullet holes put in its side. There were no injuries reported so check out the video below!

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News Source: VIDAGEO News via LiveLeak

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