Monthly Archives: May 2004

Motoring Memories: Chevrolet Four-Ninety

1918 Chevrolet 490. Click image to enlarge Story and photo by Bill Vance In the 1880s, Billy Durant, a charismatic entrepreneur from Flint, Michigan, teamed up with hardware merchant Dallas Dort to parlay a stylish little road cart into the … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2005 Mini Cooper convertible

Click image to enlarge by Paul Williams Marseille, France – While waiting at a stoplight, a beautiful woman standing on the sidewalk let go of her boyfriend’s hand, and approached my car. “Quelle voiture!” she beamed. “C’est magnifique! C’est une … Continue reading

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Audi sponsors k.d. lang/Vancouver Symphony Orchestra concert

May 31, 2004 Audi sponsors k.d. lang/Vancouver Symphony Orchestra concert Vancouver, British Columbia – Audi is sponsoring Grammy Award-winner k.d. lang in a concert with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre, Monday and Tuesday, June 7-8 in Vancouver. … Continue reading

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BCAA announces booster seat awareness campaign

May 31, 2004 BCAA announces booster seat awareness campaign Burnaby, British Columbia – The BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation is launching a booster seat awareness campaign to educate parents and caregivers about the importance of using age-appropriate child restraints. Standard seat … Continue reading

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Desrosiers Automotive Consultants announces top ten sellers for April

May 31, 2004 Desrosiers Automotive Consultants announces top ten sellers for April Toronto, Ontario – Desrosiers Automotive Consultants announced the top ten selling cars and trucks in Canada for the month of April. The top ten passenger cars were: Honda … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2005 Mazda Tribute GX FWD 4 Cylinder

Click image to enlarge by Greg Wilson A substantially-revised Mazda Tribute is an unexpected, but pleasant surprise in the middle of the 2004 model year. Badged as a 2005 model, the updated Tribute offers freshened styling, a redesigned instrument panel, … Continue reading

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GM Daewoo breaks ground for new diesel plant in Korea

May 28, 2004 GM Daewoo breaks ground for new diesel plant in Korea Seoul, South Korea – GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM Daewoo) broke ground for its new diesel engine plant in Gunsan, Korea on Wednesday. Construction of the … Continue reading

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Drink Canada Dry, win a Ford

May 28, 2004 Drink Canada Dry, win a Ford Oakville, Ontario – Ford of Canada and Canada Dry have joined forces to present the “Canada Dry Refreshing Escape 100 Day Contest,” which runs until July 4, 2004. Contestants have the … Continue reading

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Honda recalls 600,000 Odysseys, Pilots, MDXs

May 28, 2004 Honda recalls 600,000 Odysseys, Pilots, MDXs Washington, D.C. – Honda is recalling approximately 600,000 Odyssey minivans, Pilot SUVs, and Acura MDX SUVs, model years 2001-2004, to inspect the automatic transmission for possible wear or damage. The company … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2004 Mitsubishi Galant LS V6

Galant ES model shown. Photos: Mitsubishi. Click image to enlarge by Laurance Yap The drive to Detroit from Toronto isn’t one that I look forward to. The four-hour shot down the 401 is about as boring a drive as you … Continue reading

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Jaguar Land Rover opens new dealership in Windsor, Ontario

May 27, 2004 Jaguar Land Rover opens new dealership in Windsor, Ontario Bramalea, Ontario – Jaguar Land Rover Canada announced the recent opening of Jaguar and Land Rover Windsor. The doors were officially opened for business with a gala evening … Continue reading

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Jaguar sponsors Montreal fashion event during Grand Prix week

May 27, 2004 Jaguar sponsors Montreal fashion event during Grand Prix week Montreal, Quebec – Formula One racing in Montreal will be the backdrop for the Sensation Design Festival, sponsored by Jaguar, being held June 9-13, 2004. One of Montreal’s … Continue reading

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CAMVAP has 10th anniversary

May 27, 2004 CAMVAP has 10th anniversary Toronto, Ontario – The Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP), an arbitration program that allows consumers to resolve disputes about manufacturing defects or the way in which the manufacturer is implementing its new … Continue reading

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