Monthly Archives: June 2004

Auto Tech: ‘Passive’ vehicle safety technology

by Jim Kerr There are two types of safety systems built into modern vehicles: active and passive. Active safety is something that affects the way a driver controls a vehicle, such as ABS brakes, stability control and active steering systems. … Continue reading

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Canadians to spend five hours driving on long weekend

June 30, 2004 Canadians to spend five hours driving on long weekend Toronto, Ontario – According to a new poll conducted for Goodyear Canada by Environics Research Group, Canadians planning to travel this weekend expect to spend an average of … Continue reading

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Quebec technician wins Subaru competition

June 30, 2004 Quebec technician wins Subaru competition Mississauga, Ontario – Norio Osakabe, president, chairman and CEO of Subaru Canada announced that Samuel Lecomte of Option Subaru in Québec City has won the 2004 Subaru Master Technician competition. Lecomte competed … Continue reading

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Ford Oakville truck plant closes

June 30, 2004 Ford Oakville truck plant closes Toronto, Ontario – After 39 years and 4 million pick-up trucks, Ford’s Oakville truck plant closed on June 28th. The Oakville plant went into production in 1966, following the implementation of the … Continue reading

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Mini Convertibles cross Canada in “Open House” tour

June 30, 2004 Mini Convertibles cross Canada in “Open House” tour Whitby, Ontario – Two new Mini Convertibles are making their way across Canada in an “Open House Tour”. The two convertibles will be on static display at the Open … Continue reading

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2005 Dodge Magnum starts at $27,995

June 30, 2004 2005 Dodge Magnum starts at $27,995 Windsor, Ontario – The first truckloads of Dodge Magnums leave their Brampton, Ontario Assembly Plant this week. The vehicles should be showing up in showrooms across the country in the next … Continue reading

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Lexus tops vehicle dependability survey again

June 30, 2004 Lexus tops vehicle dependability survey again Westlake, Village, California – For the tenth consecutive year, Lexus ranked highest in the J.D. Power and Associates 2004 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). The Vehicle Dependability Study, a survey of over … Continue reading

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Accord Hybrid to go on sale in Canada later this year

June 30, 2004 Accord Hybrid to go on sale in Canada later this year Toronto, Ontario – The 2005 Accord V6 Hybrid, a gas-electric hybrid version of Honda’s popular sedan, is scheduled to go on sale at Honda dealerships nationwide … Continue reading

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Feature: Petter Solberg: world famous – but not in Canada

Petter Solberg talks to journalists at Atlantic Motorsport Park. Story and photos by Grant Yoxon Halifax, Nova Scotia – Walking through an airport in many other parts of the world, Petter Solberg would be mobbed. But walking through any airport … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2005 Porsche 911

2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S. Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Laurance Yap If only I could be half as vital as the Porsche 911 is when I hit middle age. The seminal teardrop-shaped sports car, which celebrated … Continue reading

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Motoring Memories: Mercury Turnpike Cruiser, 1957-1958

1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser. Click image to enlarge Story and photo by Bill Vance During the Second World War, craft magazines like Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated and Popular Science bombarded us with renditions of Buck Rogers-type “Cars of the Future” … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid

Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Paul Williams Los Angeles, California – With gasoline prices soaring, many consumers are torn between shock at the pump, and attachment to their beloved SUVs (now the fastest growing segment in the … Continue reading

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Celebrity cars to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson

June 28, 2004 Celebrity cars to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Los Angeles, California – The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company announced that their Los Angeles Collector Car Auction will feature a line-up of celebrity owned cars headed by Pamela Anderson’s own bright … Continue reading

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