Archive for November, 2013

BMW’s GS Trophy – official date announced

BMW GS Trophy organizer, Wolfgang Simmert, says the official date has been announced for this international competition, and is slated to run September 6-14, 2014.  More than 100 riders from around the world will travel to Canada for this much-anticipated test of motorcycle riding skill on an off-road route that […]

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2014 Ford Fiesta SE

2014 Ford Fiesta SE

Bottom Line:  This 2014 Ford Fiesta SE 5-door hatchback is versatile.  With a rare-these-days 5-speed manual transmission, it’s a better commuter car than the Toyota Yaris we tested recently (which had an archaic 4-speed automatic), especially if your daily drive involves sections of highway.  Read the full review here.

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2013 Porsche Carrera 4S Cabriolet – winter testing at -21 C

2013 Porsche Carrera 4S Cabriolet – winter testing at -21 C

  Bottom Line:  The Porsche Carrera 4S Cabriolet has the Right Stuff to make it a viable 4-season daily driver, even in Canada.  We flogged the sexy German roadster in the aftermath of a 30 cm snowfall, and even managed to get the top down in frigid weather.  Read the […]

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BMW’s 2014 GS Trophy – more news for next year’s 9-day event

More news on the upcoming GS Trophy event, slated for September 2014 in Alberta and British Columbia.  Read about the national teams that have qualified and interviews with BMW Motorrad Canada and Trophy organizers here.

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Turkuaz Kebab House, Edmonton

This restaurant has within the last few months changed name and ownership.  Formerly the Mashawee Lebanese Grill, this suburban restaurant came highly recommended by a friend, Fatima, who is of Lebanese origin.  On her recommendation, I’d lunched at Mashawee a number of times and really enjoyed the food. Daughter Jenn […]

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Subaru unveils 2015 WRX

Subaru unveils 2015 WRX

Sport sedan fans rejoice!  Subaru has just revealed at the LA Auto Show the 2015 edition of company’s flagship WRX, high performance, all-wheel-drive sedan. Subaru says the new WRX sports a stiffer chassis and body, new engine and new transmission choices, including a new CVT transmission dubbed ‘Sport Lineatronic’.  Subaru […]

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Italian Centre Shop – Edmonton

I love pizza.  Doesn’t everybody? I especially like Chicago-style deep dish pizza, thick with ooey-gooey cheese.  I’m not such a big fan of thin crust pizza, but our outing yesterday in near blizzard conditions to the new West End outlet of the Italian Centre Shop, totally changed my mind. My […]

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2014 Toyota Corolla S

2014 Toyota Corolla S

Bottom Line:  It says Toyota, but the new 2014 Corolla S could easily be a Lexus.  All-new-for 2014, the Corolla is a game-changer in the compact segment.  It feels and drives like a small luxury car, and the interior (with SofTex ‘leather’ interior) is simply outstanding.  Add to that the […]

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It’s official!! BMW announces Canada to host the GS Trophy 2014 world event

We’ve just received confirmation from BMW Motorrad Canada that the 2014 BMW International GS Trophy will be held in Canada in September. This will be the first time the event takes place in the Northern Hemisphere, and some 18 nations will be represented by teams from around the world. Previous […]

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Triumph Rocket III-powered trike custom-made for wheelchair motorcyclist

Triumph Rocket III-powered trike custom-made for wheelchair motorcyclist

Wheelchair-bound motorcycle enthusiast Rick Lenglet and his employer – the folks at Echo Cycle in Edmonton, Alberta, one of Canada’s largest Triumph dealers – custom built this trike to accommodate him and his chair.  After a snowmobile crash twenty-seven years ago broke his back causing him to lose use of […]

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