Cars

2018 Audi A4 gets PDI’d

2018 Audi A4 gets PDI’d

Our 2018 Audi A4 Technik has arrived and receiving its Pre-delivery Inspection. Audi OEM 17-in. winter wheels and Dunlop performance winter tires (Audi Canada’s winter tire package) will be installed prior to delivery.  We’ll have to wait until Spring to review the A4’s handling and ride comfort with the optional […]

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0-100 kph on banana peels?? Subaru markets the ’18 WRX with ‘atypical’ acceleration videos

0-100 kph on banana peels??  Subaru markets the ’18 WRX with ‘atypical’ acceleration videos

The clever marketing mavens at Subaru have with 6 fun videos, showing the 2018 Subaru WRX’s superb all-wheel-drive capabilities in a unique fashion. The 6 short videos show the sporty WRX doing 1-100 kph acceleration runs on ‘atypical’ surfaces:  Banana peels; runway foam; ‘road from hell’; wet asphalt; powder; and […]

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Southgate Audi’s Sport Tour test drive

Southgate Audi’s Sport Tour test drive
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Farewell – our 2015 Subaru WRX moves on out

Farewell – our 2015 Subaru WRX moves on out

After three years, we’ve traded our 2015 Subaru WRX with CVT automatic transmission for a new, 2018 compact sport sedan. The WRX has served us well.  We’ve loved it’s turbocharged 2.0-litre 268 horsepower flat-four engine, superlative ‘Symmetrical’ all-wheel-drive, outstanding fuel economy, and sportscar level handling. After 3 years of ownership […]

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Guess the supercar!

Guess the supercar!

Name the supercar! We were recently invited to a private viewing of this rare and exotic supercar. Hint 1:  This rare supercar is still in production under the same name in 2017 Hint 2:  The engine is a supercharged V8, mounted rear mid-ship Hint 3:  This road version was inspired […]

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Calgary Porsche opens 23-car showroom at new location

Calgary Porsche opens 23-car showroom at new location

When I visited Calgary a few days ago, my good friend Gary suggested we drop into Porsche Calgary’s new facility. Gary owns a gorgeous Porsche Carrera 4S, dark green with a tan interior, and bought the iconic German sports car from this dealership at their old location. The new showroom […]

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Abstract: The Art of Design. Netflix documentary provides insight into design, one episode on autos

Abstract:  The Art of Design.  Netflix documentary provides insight into design, one episode on autos

Did you ever wonder how design decisions are made when it comes to styling new cars? The art of automotive design has always intrigued me. How is it that some automotive companies and their in-house designers can produce cars that are not only beautiful when they first hit the showroom […]

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‘Plane Resurrection’ – an outstanding documentary series on historic plane restoration

‘Plane Resurrection’ – an outstanding documentary series on historic plane restoration

If you love cars and motorcycles, then you’re a ‘gearhead’ like I am. And as a ‘gearhead’, you’ll love the 6-part documentary series ‘Plane Resurrection’ now on Netflix. The British documentary covers the restoration (or sometimes ground up re-creation) of notable planes such as so-called ‘Warbirds’ like the American P-51 […]

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Vintage Fiat. What is it?

Vintage Fiat.  What is it?

I love old cars. We spotted this vintage Fiat wedding car in the castle district of San Marino while on a motorcycle tour. Beautifully restored, it transported the bride and groom from high atop the castle district down into town. Anybody know what model and year of Fiat this is? […]

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Vintage Fiat spotted in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Vintage Fiat spotted in Chiang Mai, Thailand

We spotted this veteran Fiat in Chiang Mai’s ‘Old Town’. Like all Thai cars, this Fiat was a right-hand-drive version with the steering wheel on the right side.  Like the UK, in Thailand, vehicles drive on the left side of the street. Anybody know what year or model of Fiat […]

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