Monthly Archives: August 2009

Five automakers will contest Targa Newfoundland

Five automakers — Mini, Subaru, Audi, Nissan and Smart — will run entries in the 2009 Targa Newfoundland road rally, including two new to the event. Continue reading

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“Back to school, back to safety”: Safe Kids Canada

Safe Kids Canada is reminding parents and drivers to ensure children are safe on neighbourhood streets as they head back to school.
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Rally for Kids with Cancer runs in Toronto in September

The second annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup will run in Toronto on September 25 and 26, with owners of exotic vehicles partnering with celebrities to benefit the SickKids Foundation for children’s cancer research, care and treatment.
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Mustang tops rivals in Consumer Reports testing

The new Ford Mustang scored higher than the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, as well as the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe, in tests of six sporty cars and coupes by Consumer Reports.
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Ford introduces new Power Stroke V8 diesel engine

Ford has announced a new 6.7-litre Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine, which will debut in the next-generation F-Series Super Duty Truck.
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CAA adds new repair facility in Ontario

CAA South Central Ontario (CAASCO) will open its own repair facility in Orangeville, northwest of Toronto, which will be open to CAA members and to the public.
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First-month Transit Connect sales top 2,000 in U.S.

Ford has sold more than 2,000 of the all-new 2010 Transit Connect small delivery vehicle in the U.S. in its first full month of sales. Continue reading

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First Drive: 2010 Audi S4

The S4’s 4.2-litre V8 has been replaced by a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 but it makes about the same horsepower and is more fuel-efficient.

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Index for August 31, 2009

New today on Autos: First Drive: 2010 Audi S4Book Review: Dean Jeffries: 50 Fabulous Yearsin Hot Rods, Racing & FilmSteering You Right: Driving in a foreign country, Part twoDay-by-Day: 2009 Porsche Cayman

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Book Review: Dean Jeffries – 50 fabulous years in hot rods, racing & film, by Tom Cotter

By many accounts, Dean Jeffries is the greatest custom car builder of them all, but “is often overlooked due to his desire to enjoy a private life,” says reviewer Russell Purcell. This book profiles his unique life and creations. Continue reading

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Steering You Right: Driving in a foreign country, Part two

A minor collision in a foreign land turned out to be an expensive headache for Peter, but it could have been much worse. It pays to know the laws of the land you’re in, says lawyer Jordan W. Charness. Continue reading

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Simon Fraser Bridge project finished in B.C.

A project that twinned the Simon Fraser Bridge in Prince George, British Columbia has officially opened.
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New Subaru models named “Top Safety Pick”

The all-new 2010 Subaru Legacy and Outback have been named “Top Safety Picks” by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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