Monthly Archives: October 2006

Feature: Canada’s newest race-track – Calabogie Motorsports Park

Calabogie Motorsports Park. Click image to enlarge Article and photos by Chris Chase It’s not everyday that a new road racing circuit is built. In fact, eastern Ontario’s Calabogie Motorsports Park is the first new race track in Canada in … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2007 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart

2007 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart. Click image to enlarge Review by Laurance Yap; photos by Laurance Yap and Greg Wilson Discuss this story in the forum at CarTalkCanada Find this vehicle in Autos’s Classified Ads Osoyoos, B.C. – Mitsubishi owners are … Continue reading

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Lincoln MKX to offer adaptive headlights

October 31, 2006 Lincoln MKX to offer adaptive headlights 2007 Lincoln MKX. Click image to enlarge Dearborn, Michigan – Ford has announced that, by this time next year, the Ontario-built Lincoln MKX crossover vehicle will offer adaptive headlights that swivel … Continue reading

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Wild and wacky racers compete in first Red Bull Soap Box race

October 31, 2006 Wild and wacky racers compete in first Red Bull Soap Box race Team Inferno from Windsor, ON, this past weekend, represented Canada at Red Bull Soap Box in St. Louis, Missouri.. Click image to enlarge St. Louis, … Continue reading

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North American heavy truck production set to slump in 2007, economist says

October 31, 2006 North American heavy truck production set to slump in 2007, economist says Toronto, Ontario – Heavy truck demand has been on the rise since 2003, reaching a record 365,000 units in 2006, but orders have slumped by … Continue reading

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Hitting pedestrians a “Hallowe’en horror”, insurance specialist says

October 31, 2006 Hitting pedestrians a “Hallowe’en horror”, insurance specialist says Toronto, Ontario – As trick-or-treaters come out tonight, Ontario insurance specialist Lee Romanov reminds motorists of the consequences of hitting a pedestrian, outlined in four scenarios. If a pedestrian … Continue reading

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Mazda starts production of CX-9

October 31, 2006 Mazda starts production of CX-9 Mazda CX-9. Click image to enlarge Hiroshima, Japan – Mazda held a ceremony yesterday for the first CX-9 crossover vehicle being built for the North American market, at its Ujina Plant No. … Continue reading

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Honda Civic and Ford F-Series top sales in September

October 31, 2006 Honda Civic and Ford F-Series top sales in September Ford F-150, top; Honda Civic, bottom. Click image to enlarge Richmond Hill, Ontario – The Honda Civic tops the passenger car list for September sales, while the Ford … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2007 Ford Edge

2007 Ford Edge. Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Paul Williams Discuss this story in the forum at CarTalkCanada Find this vehicle in Autos’s Classified Ads San Francisco, California – San Francisco. It’s urban, fashionable, cosmopolitan, and trendsetting … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2007 Lexus LS460

review by Michael La Fave interior photos Grant Yoxon – exterior photos courtesy Lexus October 30, 2006 Photo Gallery: 2007 Lexus LS460 Specifications: 2007 Lexus LS460 The Guide: 2007 Lexus LS460 Click image to enlarge Fuschl, Austria – Seventeen years … Continue reading

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Production of Ford Taurus ends

October 30, 2006 Production of Ford Taurus ends Dearborn, Michigan – Ford has announced that the last Ford Taurus was built on Friday, October 27 at its Atlanta Assembly Plant. The production facility has now been idled. Ford built 7.5 … Continue reading

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Canadian Street Rod Nationals moves to Markham, Ontario for 2007

October 30, 2006 Canadian Street Rod Nationals moves to Markham, Ontario for 2007 Toronto, Ontario – The Canadian Street Rod Nationals (Canats), an international event for customized cars, will hold its 36th annual edition at a new location in Markham, … Continue reading

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Pirelli begins tire manufacturing in Romania

October 30, 2006 Pirelli begins tire manufacturing in Romania Slatina, Romania – Pirelli Tire has officially started tire manufacturing at its new facility in Slatina, Romania. The plant will produce top-range tires for cars and SUVs, and is located close … Continue reading

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