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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.

The race track is gone but the thrill remains

IT'S a housing development now, a knot of quiet residential streets with names like Mulberry, Maplewood and Chickadee. Large, detached single-family homes sit cheek-by-jowl, their driveways cluttered with compact sedans and crossovers.

Subaru dodges trees and spits gravel

THE quiet little town of Squamish has many attractions: rock climbing, kite surfing and parasailing, hiking, sailing, fishing - pretty much any of the outdoor activities featured in the MEC catalogue. It's a little slice of Beautiful B.C.

Lauda's F1 racing career a blaze of glory

IF you are planning on watching Ron Howard's upcoming 1970s Formula One biopic Rush then you're probably best off not reading this column.
MDX offers proven value

MDX offers proven value

WHEN a new model of car or truck is launched, manufacturers work hard to generate excitement.

Foolish vehicle proposals arrive on April 1

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Auto manufacturers yuk it up over April Fools Ah, April 1, the most obnoxious day of the year.

Speeding shouldn't be fast track to driving joy

LAST weekend I was out on the roads, breaking the law. So were you. So was your neighbour. Everybody speeds.

Mercedes S-Class covers up your odour offenses

A biweekly round-up of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Details of all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class leak out In the 40 odd years since it first took to the roads, Mercedes-Benz's flagship executive sedan has been first in class for class

Spinning the tale of the rotary engine

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