Archive for January, 2015

Cars

Top 10 Best Selling ‘Cars’ in Canada for 2014

The Top 10 Best Selling ‘Cars’ in Canada for 2014 may surprise you.  The top spots were dominated by pickup trucks, and the category of work or utility-style vehicles (pickup trucks, SUVs, vans) account for two-thirds of the 615,092 total sales the top ten accounted for.  The Honda Civic was […]

Motorcycles

Attendance at the 2015 Edmonton Motorcycle Show

Organizers of the 2015 Edmonton Motorcycle & ATV Show, Power Sports Services, say 33,500 visitors attended this year’s show held Jan. 16-18, 2015. Despite the unseasonably warm weather during the show’s run (which ought to have boosted attendance), that number seems a few thousand visitors lower than 2014, if memory […]

Non-slip ice studs for walking shoes
Travel

Non-slip ice studs for walking shoes

Yesterday, Edmonton was hit with freezing ice rain, and the news was full of stories reporting local hospital emergency departments were flooded with injuries due to slipping on the ice. That gave me a perfect excuse to dig out a pair of ice studs designed to slip over shoes or […]

Highlights – 2015 Edmonton Motorcycle Show, Part 2
Motorcycles

Highlights – 2015 Edmonton Motorcycle Show, Part 2

Part of the fun of attending the motorcycle show is drooling over the multitudes of new and carryover motorcycles for 2015. Here are some of the bikes that I’d slip into my Dream Garage, right after I win Lotto 649. 2015 BMW R1200RS.  BMW’s all-new-for 2015 is the Bavarian company’s […]

Highlights – 2015 Edmonton Motorcycle Show, Part 1
Motorcycles

Highlights – 2015 Edmonton Motorcycle Show, Part 1

The 2015 Edmonton Motorcycle & ATV Show has come and gone.  It’s THE break motorcyclists need to get through the long, dreary winter of we suffer through in Northern Alberta. Here is my partial list of highlights from this year’s show. Valerie Thompson – one fast woman.  Arizona-based Valerie Thompson […]

Motorcycle Travel Destinations for 2015
Travel

Motorcycle Travel Destinations for 2015

I guess it’s the planner in me, combined with a good dose of ‘cabin fever’ and a couple of months’ worth of PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) that has me scouring through my boxes of road maps, always trying to build a list of road trips for the upcoming riding season. […]

2015 Edmonton Motorcycle & ATV Show – starts Friday
Motorcycles

2015 Edmonton Motorcycle & ATV Show – starts Friday

The 2015 Edmonton Motorcycle & ATV Show opens this Friday, January 16th at 12:00 noon and runs to Sunday, January 18th. Show manager Laurie Paetz says manufacturers and local dealers are showing confidence in the Northern Alberta market, with many of them having increased the amount of floor space this […]

Cars

How’s the economy? Canadian auto manufacturers report strong sales growth for 2014

Judging from the latest flurry of figures showing Canadian new car sales for 2014, last year the Canadian economy was on a tear. Here are the Canadian new vehicle sales statistics released by these manufacturers for 2014. Chrysler, 290,004 units, up 12.0-percent over 2013 Jeep (units NA), up 58.0-percent over […]