Monthly Archives: May 2005

First Drive: 2005 Ford Mustang convertible

2005 Ford Mustang V6 convertible. Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Paul Williams Sainte-Jovite, Quebec – Following quickly on the heels (or should we say hoofs) of the 2005 Mustang V6 and GT coupes, the Mustang Convertible arrives … Continue reading

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Ontario’s York Region unveils rapid transit vehicles

May 31, 2005 Ontario’s York Region unveils rapid transit vehicles Newmarket, Ontario – The first Viva rapid transit vehicle was unveiled during a ceremony to mark a new era of public transit in York Region, north of Toronto, Ontario. The … Continue reading

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Kia Motors sponsors Asian X Games 2005

May 31, 2005 Kia Motors sponsors Asian X Games 2005 Seoul, South Korea – In an effort to enhance its brand image amongst the younger generation, Kia Motors sponsored the Asian X Games 2005, held May 26-29 in Seoul, South … Continue reading

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Subaru announces pricing for 2006 Forester

May 31, 2005 Subaru announces pricing for 2006 Forester Vancouver, British Columbia – Subaru Canada announced 2006 manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the freshened 2006 Forester. Subaru Canada President Norio Osakabe shows Canadian-only 2006 Forester 2.5X with unpainted grey bumpers. … Continue reading

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Mazda3, Ford F-Series top sellers in April

May 31, 2005 Mazda3, Ford F-Series top sellers in April Richmond Hill, Ontario – Industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers has released sales figures showing that for the month of April, the top-selling passenger car in Canada was the Mazda3, while the … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2006 Hummer H3

Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Michael La Fave I always like to drive a vehicle before the marketing and technical presentations. That way you get to spend some time finding strengths and weaknesses which in turn makes … Continue reading

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Motoring Memories: Retrospective: John Bond, “Father of Road & Track”

Story and photo by Bill Vance Click image to enlarge Road & Track is the longest running North American automobile enthusiast’s magazine; it will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2007. Although not R&T’s founder, John R. Bond saved it when … Continue reading

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Ford Motor Credit Company receives approval for China

May 30, 2005 Ford Motor Credit Company receives approval for China Shanghai, China – The Ford Motor Credit Company has received final approval to commence business operations in China, and expects to start providing auto financing at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Chrysler celebrates 75 years of a New York landmark

May 30, 2005 Chrysler celebrates 75 years of a New York landmark New York, New York – The Chrysler Building, New York City’s distinctive Art Deco skyscraper, celebrates its 75th birthday this week with the Art Deco Society gala, sponsored … Continue reading

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Toyota kicks off Environment Week

May 30, 2005 Toyota kicks off Environment Week Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada Inc. celebrated the kickoff of Environment Week with its fifth annual Family and Friends Day late last week. It is the company’s fifth year of support to … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Star One Motor acquired by Dick Hammer

May 30, 2005 Mercedes-Benz Star One Motor acquired by Dick Hammer Toronto, Ontario – Mercedes-Benz has announced that Dick Hammer, a well-known retailer in Toronto and Montreal, has purchased the Star One Motor Company in Ajax, Ontario, effective June 1, … Continue reading

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Pennzoil-Quaker State announces new Platinum motor oil

May 30, 2005 Pennzoil-Quaker State announces new Platinum motor oil Burlington, Ontario – Pennzoil-Quaker State has announced the launch of its new Pennzoil Platinum, a fully synthetic motor oil with a proprietary additive package for protection against sludge and deposits. … Continue reading

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2006 Lexus LX 470 receives more power

May 30, 2005 2006 Lexus LX 470 receives more power Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada has announced that the 2006 Lexus LX 470 luxury SUV will be updated with new safety features and a refined new look, and with the … Continue reading

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