Monthly Archives: March 2007

Test Drive: 2007 Pontiac Wave SE Sedan

2007 Pontiac Wave SE sedan. 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 Photo Gallery: 2007 Pontiac Wave Small hatchbacks such as the … Continue reading

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Motoring Memories: Scripps-Booth Bi-Autogo, 1913

1913 Scripps-Booth Bi-Autogo. Click image to enlarge Story and photo by Bill Vance Although the natural configuration for cars is to have four wheels, aberrations have occasionally occurred, such as the three wheelers that have come and gone through history. … Continue reading

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Arkansas becomes tenth state to pass custom car registration classification law

March 30, 2007 Arkansas becomes tenth state to pass custom car registration classification law Washington, D.C. – Arkansas has enacted legislation, modeled on SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) legislation, to amend the vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods … Continue reading

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DuPont and Honeywell announce global joint agreement to develop new automotive refrigerants

March 30, 2007 DuPont and Honeywell announce global joint agreement to develop new automotive refrigerants Wilmington, Delaware – DuPont and Honeywell have announced a global joint agreement to accelerate the development and commercialization of next-generation, low global warming refrigerants for … Continue reading

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Ford to team up with University of Melbourne for hydrogen engine development in Australia

March 30, 2007 Ford to team up with University of Melbourne for hydrogen engine development in Australia Victoria, Australia – The Ford Motor Company of Australia has confirmed its support of a long-term research project by the University of Melbourne … Continue reading

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BMW opens Plant Chennai in India

March 30, 2007 BMW opens Plant Chennai in India Munich, Germany – The BMW Group has officially opened its Plant Chennai in India; the company’s subsidiary company in Delhi started up operations at the beginning of 2007 and has now … Continue reading

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Nissan introduces innovative valve control technology

March 30, 2007 Nissan introduces innovative valve control technology Tokyo, Japan – The Nissan Motor Company has introduced a new engine technology that it says delivers a balance of responsiveness and power, fuel efficiency and low emissions. The new system … Continue reading

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Ford signs “Dashan” for Chinese ad campaign in Canada

March 30, 2007 Ford signs “Dashan” for Chinese ad campaign in Canada Oakville, Ontario – Mark Rowswell, known to millions of Chinese by his stage name “Dashan”, has been signed by Ford of Canada to become the company’s spokesman for … Continue reading

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Toyota and Honda win Canadian Black Book ‘Best Overall Retained Value’ awards

March 30, 2007 Toyota and Honda win Canadian Black Book ‘Best Overall Retained Value’ awards Markham, Ontario – Canadian Black Book has released the results of its second annual Best Overall Retained Value award, with Toyota receiving the honour for … Continue reading

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Winter tire test, Part Seven: Marangoni Meteo HP and Meteo Grip E+

The Marangoni name is relatively new to Canada, but the company is a major international producer of tires, says contributor Michael Clark. This week, Michael tested two different tires on two different cars: the technology-heavy Meteo HPs offered excellent traction and braking performance, he reports, while the Meteo Grip E+ tires offered similar wet weather traction and excellent snow traction. They’re more expensive than average, he notes. Continue reading

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New XM NavTraffic system to include three Canadian cities for U.S. subscribers

March 29, 2007 New XM NavTraffic system to include three Canadian cities for U.S. subscribers Washington, D.C. – XM Satellite Radio has announced that it will add six new markets, including Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to its real-time XM NavTraffic … Continue reading

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Michelin selects two new U.S. destinations for its Guides

March 29, 2007 Michelin selects two new U.S. destinations for its Guides Paris, France – Michelin has announced that it will expand its hotel and restaurant guide series in North America to include Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The new … Continue reading

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Researchers investigate health impact of catalytic converter elements

March 29, 2007 Researchers investigate health impact of catalytic converter elements Rome, Italy – Researchers in Italy have determined that an increase in atmospheric platinum group elements (PGEs) are the result of automotive catalytic converters, and are in the process … Continue reading

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