Monthly Archives: July 2005

Motoring Memories: William Stout and his Scarab

Story and photo by Bill Vance 1936 Stout Scarab. Click image to enlarge William Bushnell Stout was a man of many accomplished titles, among them engineer, writer, inventor and futurist. His design accomplishments covered motorcycles, airplanes, including the famous Ford … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2005 Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata

Greg Wilson gets his kicks in the turbocharged MazdaSpeed Miata.

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Canadian government extends natural gas assistance to conversions

July 29, 2005 Canadian government extends natural gas assistance to conversions Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada has extended the Natural Gas for Vehicles (NGV) Transformation Pilot Project to include conversions, as well as for buying or leasing a … Continue reading

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Dukes of Hazzard movie drives up vintage Charger prices

July 29, 2005 Dukes of Hazzard movie drives up vintage Charger prices 1969 Dodge Charger. Click image to enlarge Irvine, California – The motion picture remake of the television series “The Dukes of Hazzard” has driven up the value of … Continue reading

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Chrysler Group begins production of Jeep Commander

July 29, 2005 Chrysler Group begins production of Jeep Commander Click image to enlarge Auburn Hills, Michigan – The Chrysler Group marked yesterday’s manufacturing launch of the all-new 2006 Jeep Commander at the Jefferson North (Detroit) Assembly Plant, which has … Continue reading

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Summer long weekends are deadliest for driving

July 29, 2005 Summer long weekends are deadliest for driving Burnaby, B.C. – Summer long weekends are notorious for being the deadliest times on the road, according to the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA). On average, one person dies every … Continue reading

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Impaired charges are not necessarily moving offenses

July 29, 2005 Impaired charges are not necessarily moving offenses Toronto, Ontario – It is possible to be charged with impairment if you are just using your car as a convenient place to sit while talking and having a drink, … Continue reading

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Bridgestone announces size additions for winter tires

July 29, 2005 Bridgestone announces size additions for winter tires Nashville, Tennessee – Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire has announced size additions to the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-22 RFT, Blizzak LM-25, Blizzak DM-Z3 and Winterforce tire lines for foul weather use. … Continue reading

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Cadillac STS-V boosts power beyond original specifications

July 29, 2005 Cadillac STS-V boosts power beyond original specifications The Cadillac V-Series (from left) STS-V, XLR-V and CTS-V. Click image to enlarge Detroit, Michigan – The upcoming 2006 Cadillac STS-V has completed testing and is certified at 469 horsepower, … Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Mitsubishi Eclipse, 2003-2005

Mitsubishi, eh? That’s that new car company that showed up a few years ago, right? Well, not quite. Mitsubishi’s been around for years – lots of years – but the company only expanded its dealer network north of the 49th parallel in 2003. Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2005 Dodge SRT-4

By Richard Russell Test Car not exactly as shown. 2003 model shown. Images provided by DaimlerChrysler. Click image to enlarge The dictionary says a hoodlum is a tough, aggressive youth. We’d add the Dodge SRT-4 to the definition. Chrysler’s compact … Continue reading

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Solar Challenge finishes in Calgary

July 28, 2005 Solar Challenge finishes in Calgary Calgary, Alberta – Competitors from across Canada and the United States finished the ten-day North American Solar Challenge Race 2005 (NASC) yesterday, proving that solar-powered vehicles are capable of “going the distance”. … Continue reading

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RouteOne Canada adds Royal Bank to its credit application service

July 28, 2005 RouteOne Canada adds Royal Bank to its credit application service Toronto, Ontario – RouteOne Canada, a joint venture of DaimlerChrysler Services, Ford Motor Credit Company and General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC), has announced that it will add … Continue reading

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