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Don't be so quick to poohpooh les voitures

LAST Sunday, the skies above the North Shore were steel-grey and heavily pregnant with rain. They loomed ominously, threatening a deluge of the sort that bounces fat raindrops three feet off the pavement and sends folks scurrying for shelter.

Buick looks back at sportier days

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird. 250 horsepower. Six-speed manual transmission. Buick. (Wait, what?) Let's play a wordassociation game. Ready? "Buick.

When will we get this blinking thing to work?

GOOD morning class, settle down please and take your seats. Thank you, that's better. Today we are going to be talking about something very few of you appear to be aware of.

Here's to you, Mrs. Mazda

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Fiat and Mazda partner up on MX5-based Alfa-Romeo To say that I love the latest iteration of the Mazda MX-5 would be a bit of an understatement.

Enzo's legacy lives in last great supercar

IN 1987, I WAS NINE. It was the era of Lego sets, cap guns, Optimus Prime and Thundercats. The Indiana Jones movies were still good, Jar-Jar Binks had yet to ruin Star Wars, and Justin Bieber wasn't even born yet. It was a magical time.

Punch the pedal once more for Carroll Shelby

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Carroll Shelby, 1923-2012 Summertime's comin' to Vancouver, and as cherry blossom drifts swirl across deserted streets early on a Sunday morning, the garage doors open and the cla

Fake car noise even worse than silent treatment

THE new BMW M5 is one heck of a machine. Face-melting acceleration. Internal-organ-rearranging cornering. Brain-boggling top speed. It is in every way superior to all the M5s that came before. Except for one thing.

Fiat 500C has real Italian flair

BUONGIORNO. Now, before we get started, I think it's important to examine the stereotypes one might hold about Italian people.

They paved paradise. So now what?

"NOW remember, we're in the Itchy lot." So said the sage Homer J. Simpson, and as the camera panned back to show that there were, in fact, only two mammoth parking lots (the other being the Scratchy lot, of course), we all got the joke.
Viper is back and hard to ignore

Viper is back and hard to ignore

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: The Viper is back The Mustang is, arguably, the iconic American pony car. The Corvette is, unarguably, the iconic American supercar.