Cars

Deltran Battery Tender – Prepping the 2017 Shelby GT350 for winter storage

Deltran Battery Tender – Prepping the 2017 Shelby GT350 for winter storage

I’m terrible at automotive mechanics.  Two left hands, leftover parts. . . you get the picture. Anyhow, I decided now that the snow has flown (and stayed) here in Alberta, I needed to prep the 2017 Shelby GT350 for winter storage.  Everybody, please stand back. . . As a motorcycle […]

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2003 Porsche 911 Turbo – Legendary ‘Turbo’ is still a world-class sports car

2003 Porsche 911 Turbo – Legendary ‘Turbo’ is still a world-class sports car

Miscellaneous ramblings on driving a 15-year old Porsche 911 Turbo For eons, Porsche’s legendary 911 Turbo coupe has been King of the Hill of the German marque’s sports car lineup. Just like today, the 911 Turbo Coupe was – and continues to be – an aspirational car – one that […]

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2019 Audi preview gala

2019 Audi preview gala

Edmonton’s Southgate Audi hosted a gala preview last night of selected 2019 models.  The much anticipated, all-new for 2019 flagship SUV Audi Q8 took centre stage, with the German company’s ‘big’ 2019 luxury sedans – top of the range A8L (long wheelbase), sporty 5-door A7 and mid-size A6 sharing the […]

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Ferrari of Alberta hosts demo day for a lucky few

Ferrari of Alberta hosts demo day for a lucky few

It’s 2-degrees Celsius and there are snowflakes in the air.  It’s really cold. But a lucky few invited guests have congregated at a private facility to test drive two new Ferraris – a mid-engine 488 and front engine Portofino. Carlo Galasso, dealer principal of Ferrari of Alberta, is our gracious […]

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Old warhorse gets put to pasture – joins permanent collection of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Old warhorse gets put to pasture – joins permanent collection of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum

On Friday, June 29, 2018, our family’s 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D was loaded into a trailer, to join the permanent automobile collection of the renown Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. George Yip, my Dad, bought the car new at Lone Star Mercedes-Benz in Calgary in 1983, and the Mercedes has been […]

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2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro in Utah

2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro in Utah

 

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The 2018 “See the U.S. Desert” Road Trip. 7,674 km of touring perfection in the 2018 Audi A4

The 2018 “See the U.S. Desert” Road Trip.  7,674 km of touring perfection in the 2018 Audi A4

My wife Ingrid has for years yearned to see the United States desert.  Personally, I’ve never had a good stereotype image of the American deserts, with most of my impressions gleaned from Hollywood western movies. The desert? Just a bunch of sand punctuated regularly with unusual looking cacti, right? Boy, was […]

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Inside Jaguar: Making a Million Pound Car. Now showing on Netflix

Inside Jaguar:  Making a Million Pound Car.  Now showing on Netflix

The E-type Jaguar (aka Jaguar XKE in North America) is considered by many hardcore auto enthusiasts to be THE most beautiful car ever produced.  Period. While that may be debatable, there’s no arguing the E-type is a beautiful sportscar, one that would makes grown men weak-kneed when viewed in the metal. […]

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Fuel consumption update – 2018 Audi A4 2.0 quattro

Fuel consumption update – 2018 Audi A4 2.0 quattro

We’ve had our 2018 Audi A4 for some 4 months now.  With 4,450 km on the odometer since acquiring the car in October, the Audi’s 2.0-litre DOHC turbocharged 252 horsepower 4-cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission continues to impress. The fuel economy for a turbocharged 4-cylinder fulltime […]

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McLaren – documentary on Netflix covers life of Bruce McLaren, founder of McLaren Race Cars

McLaren – documentary on Netflix covers life of Bruce McLaren, founder of McLaren Race Cars

McLaren, a 2017 documentary film about the life of New Zealand race car driver and designer, has recently appeared on Netfilx. I’ve got a strong, personal attachment to McLaren race cars.  As a teenager growing up in Calgary, my group of buddies were hard core car guys, and specifically, we […]

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