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Car flick cruised into the heart of a nation

Car flick cruised into the heart of a nation

FORTY years ago this month, the movie posters asked audiences, "Where were you in '62?" For most people, the answer was, "in a better place." The world in 1973 was not in great shape, and as far as cars go, was about to get a whole lot worse.

Acura hybrid supercar reveals itself

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Acura takes NSX to the track in Ohio Oh good, more teasers about Acura's resurrected legend.

Electric backers hope to give folks a jolt

THE pride and joy of the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association is its 1912 Detroit Electric - yep, you read that right, a 100-year-old electric car. Take that, Nissan Leaf.

Re-badge has M3 lovers revved up

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: BMW builds last M3 Coupe Folks, the sky is falling.

Soccer moms should stop practising for hill climb

Dear Editor: Regarding Brendan McAleer's June 14 column, Honda Builds Racer Fit for Fastest Soccer Moms: How timely, this article stating that the Honda Odyssey is entered in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb.

Nissan set to take on LeMans in battery run racer

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Nissan releases electric LeMans racer With the echoes of last weekend's 24 Hours of LeMans still ringing around the track, Nissan has just announced a new concept to take the famo

Nice to know the classics are in good hands

BY a curious coincidence, I stumbled across a group of touring pre-war Bentleys for the second time last week.

Wacky British company TVR not dead yet

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: TVR lives again Once based out of the popular seaside resort of Blackpool in jolly old Blighty, specialty sportscar maker TVR has since slid into obscurity with the ignominious fl
Odyssey a worthwhile trip

Odyssey a worthwhile trip

LET'S face it: no one with a car-loving bone in their body ever woke up one day and said, "I can't wait to get a minivan!" Rather the opposite, I'm afraid.

Wood still good for classic British Morgans

DURING last week's all-British Whistler to Vancouver run, I had occasion to have a good look at a pristine, low-slung, long-nosed two-seater roadster in a very pretty shade of blue: a Morgan.