Monthly Archives: July 2006

First Drive: 2006 Ariel Atom

2006 Ariel Atom. Click image to enlarge Review and phtos by Laurance Yap Discuss this story in the forum at CarTalkCanada Shannonville Raceway, Ontario – If you like cars, and you’ve spent a fair amount of time online, you will … Continue reading

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Feature: Fun times at the Canadian Grand Prix

Downtown Montreal activities, race weekend. Click image to enlarge by Paul Williams Montreal, Quebec – Checking the sports section of most Canadian newspapers in late June, you’d think a Formula One Grand Prix was not taking place anywhere in North … Continue reading

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Former Audi/VW design chief moves to Kia

July 31, 2006 Former Audi/VW design chief moves to Kia Seoul, South Korea – Kia Motors has announced that it has appointed leading automotive industry designer Peter Schreyer, formerly of Audi and Volkswagen, to its newly-created position of Chief Design … Continue reading

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South Africa may crack down on SUVs

July 31, 2006 South Africa may crack down on SUVs Cape Town, South Africa – The South African government may consider imposing penalties to slow the sale of SUVs and off-road vehicles, as reported by the Green Car Congress. The … Continue reading

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Hummer World Run 2006 to be held in Germany

July 31, 2006 Hummer World Run 2006 to be held in Germany Munich, Germany – More than 300 Hummer vehicles from around the world are expected at Hummer World Run 2006, the world’s first international meet for Hummer owners, which … Continue reading

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Shell Canada proposes to expand Athabasca Oil Sands Project

July 31, 2006 Shell Canada proposes to expand Athabasca Oil Sands Project Calgary, Alberta – Shell Canada Ltd. has announced that it has issued a formal proposal to proceed with an expansion of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP). The … Continue reading

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Ontario remains number one in vehicle production, analyst says

July 31, 2006 Ontario remains number one in vehicle production, analyst says Richmond Hill, Ontario – Ontario has maintained a comfortable lead over Michigan as the number one jurisdiction in North America for the production of vehicles, says industry analyst … Continue reading

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Toyota tops eleven automakers named to BusinessWeek Top 100

July 31, 2006 Toyota tops eleven automakers named to BusinessWeek Top 100 New York, New York – The Toyota Motor Corporation ranked highest among eleven automakers named on BusinessWeek’s 2006 Top 100 Global Brands Scoreboard, released this week. The magazine … Continue reading

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Canadian government and automakers agree to safety enhancements

July 31, 2006 Canadian government and automakers agree to safety enhancements Ottawa, Ontario – Lawrence Cannon, the federal Minister of Transport, has announced the signing of three memoranda of understanding with 17 vehicle manufacturers to address safety issues. The agreements … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2007 Hyundai Accent GS Sport Hatchback

2007 Hyundai Accent GS Sport. Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Greg Wilson Discuss this story in the forum at CarTalkCanada Find this vehicle in Autos’s Classified Ads After introducing a redesigned Accent four-door sedan in the fall … Continue reading

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Motoring Memories: AMC Rambler American 1958-1960

1959 AMC Rambler American. Click image to enlarge Story and photo by Bill Vance Following the Second World War the Rambler nameplate had the distinction of leading the North American auto industry into smaller, more economical cars, which came to … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Travel Network includes Canadian and U.K. bed-and-breakfast sites

July 28, 2006 Motorcycle Travel Network includes Canadian and U.K. bed-and-breakfast sites Nashville, Indiana – The Motorcycle Travel Network has announced its international status, with bed-and-breakfast sites in four Canadian provinces and in the U.K., as well as in 42 … Continue reading

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Acura TL becomes company’s first U.S. model exported to China

July 28, 2006 Acura TL becomes company’s first U.S. model exported to China The first Chinese-market Acura TLs arrive the port of Shanghai earlier this week. Click image to enlarge Torrance, California – Acura has announced that it will export … Continue reading

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