Autos: Enthusiasts

2018 Ford Mustang design breakdown: How it got that sleek new look

Friday  16:56,   18 may 2018

As time marches on, even icons needs a little nip and tuck now and then. Such was the case for the 2018 Ford Mustang, which, three years removed from the biggest update ever made to a Mustang (independent rear suspension, finally!), received a[...]

My Dream Car: A Tribute to the 2004 Lexus SC 430

Thursday  18:14,   17 may 2018

After decades of driving 'family-friendly' vehicles, these empty-nesters checked one thing off their wish list: Owning a 2004 Lexus convertible!In 1965, my cousin bought a 1964 Galaxy 500 convertible and I was quite envious! In the same[...]

This 1958 Chevy Bel Air is the Best of Both Worlds

Thursday  18:13,   17 may 2018

Looking good while getting the job done makes it the best of both worlds. Creating a purpose-built car is satisfying on many levels because from the outset the vehicle is designed to be driven. Looking good while getting the job done makes[...]

Electric Conversions Are Saving Classic Cars

Thursday  17:11,   17 may 2018

The new breed of electric hot rodders.Electric conversions have been around for decades, ever since the first Birkenstock-wearing grumps loaded up the bed of their Chevy S10 with lead-acid batteries, and flipped the bird to OPEC. Perhaps this image[...]

Honest SUVs—Where Have They Gone?

Wednesday  22:08,   16 may 2018

Skip the bling, take the base-model SuburbanI have a good friend who's car shopping. She currently drives a rather understated, grey 2014 Chevrolet Suburban. Marriage and three rug rats plus regular runs back and forth to their summer cottage means[...]

Curtiss Zeus is Judge Dredd's electric motorcycle

Wednesday  22:08,   16 may 2018

When Confederate Motorcycles changed its name to Curtiss —Before unveiling the Zeus at this month's Quail Motorcycle Gathering, Curtiss had spoken of unveiling an electric bike called Hercules at the Quail. The Alabama-based company was working with [...]

Is Honda cool again?

Tuesday  20:07,   15 may 2018

The brand that used to be loved by younger car enthusiasts has lost its cool in the last few years, but that could change again. Here’s why. Ironically, the car you’d expect to be the least cool in the lineup turns out to be the most promising one,[...]

Buried Bee stuck in an old barn

Tuesday  18:37,   15 may 2018

Most of our finds come from talking with people at garage sales or small-town parts stores. Such was the case when a friend told us about a Dodge Travco motorhome in a farmer's yard. We got lost on the way to the Travco and stumbled upon a[...]

Coast to Coast on Electric Power in Canada? Almost

Tuesday  17:11,   15 may 2018

Without question, the single most significant barrier to electric vehicle adoption is ease of recharging. So, just how far can you go in Canada these days purely on electric[...]

Cars that were ahead of their time

Friday  21:35,   11 may 2018

Pioneers, trailblazers or trendsetters: call them what you like, because these cars were ahead of their time.The AMC Eagle landed in 1979 and arrived at a time when a crossover was merely something you did to get to the other side of the road.[...]

Purple Mercedes-Benz Actros 2663 “Lowrider” Semi Truck is Not All Show

Friday  17:09,   11 may 2018

Tricked out truck is also a workhorseManaging director Miks Auvinen and his professional driver Arto Simola have invested over 6,000 hours on the "Lowrider" truck with two matching silo trailers and the results look[...]

How does the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback's Direct Shift-CVT work?

Wednesday  20:32,   09 may 2018

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback features a new look and a new CVT that's like none we've seen before. Let's dig into how it works.CVTs, or continuously variable transmissions, have the advantage of being more fuel efficient than[...]

Vancouver’s eRoadster mixes old-school style and new EV tech

Wednesday  20:32,   09 may 2018

Not sure if such a title exists, but if it does we have a new, undisputed ‘Official Car of Vancouver.’ It’s open-top styling is the stuff of quintessential West Coast cruising; it’s 100 per cent electric powered; and it’s built by a company that has [...]

The Best Star Wars Special Edition Cars

Wednesday  20:31,   09 may 2018

Today is Star Wars day, and if you don't know why May the fourth gets that honour then you probably didn't click on the link to get this far. The Star Wars franchise is the 800 lb wookie in the world of entertainment. Movies, games, books,[...]

Camping Out in an Airstream, Country Music– Style

Tuesday  00:56,   08 may 2018

Camping Out in an[...]