Autos.ca (formerly CanadianDriver) is the ultimate online destination for Canadian automotive information and advice on making smarter car purchase decisions. CanadianDriver.com was acquired by Trader Corporation in July 2010 and rebranded as Autos.ca in February 2011.
Autos.ca helps you with your car purchase decision by providing uniquely Canadian automotive information that includes reviews, automotive news, pricing, car specifications and much more. Written by Canadians for Canadians, Autos.ca contributors include some of Canada’s best known automotive journalists.
|Jonathan Yarkony has been writing and editing car stories for over 8 years and is the current Senior Editor for Autos.ca. He has work published on Autos.ca, msn.ca/autos, auto123.com and carpages.ca, and he still can’t believe how lucky he is to get new cars every week… for free! He was the founding Editor of AutoTrader New Car and is the current Editor of the autoTRADER.ca Buyer’s Guide, the official show program of the Canadian International Auto Show. Follow him on Twitter Twitter or Instagram. Also see our Facebook pages at Facebook.com/AutoTrader.ca and Facebook.com/Autos.ca for our latest social media experiments.|
|Jacob Black is an author and writer who has worked in motorsport and automotive since 2005. He is currently the editor of Autos.ca. Jacob’s published work includes four books, and he is a feature character in the documentary film Dream Racer. Follow him on Twitter Facebook.com/AutoTrader.ca and Facebook.com/Autos.ca for our latest social media experiments.. Also see our Facebook pages at|
|Greg Wilson Formerly editor of CanadianDriver.com, Greg Wilson has been writing about cars for longer than he’d like to remember (hint: stability control was known as steering into the skid). He’s a regular contributor to Autos and enjoys light jazz, Hawaiian sunsets, casual dining with his sweetie, bragging about his kids, qwirky car designs, and driving backwards through slalom courses. Greg can be found on Twitter @gregonlonsdale and on Google+|
|Paul Williams Paul Williams is an award-winning Ottawa-based automotive writer and a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. He began writing about cars professionally in 2000. Paul has been a “car guy” all his life and the fascination continues. He drives a Honda Element and a Honda S2000, and also owns a 1956 MGA and a 1967 MGB-GT (there’s also a 1971 Austin America that could be yours!). He’s active in several enthusiast car clubs, and if it’s got a motor and wheels, Paul probably likes it.|
|James Bergeron James Bergeron is a quality assurance engineer for a major telecom company with a passion for driving and automotive technology. Growing up close to the track, with his father a mechanic for a race team, James has been around cars all his life. James spends a lot of his time driving, writing or talking about cars. When he isn’t test driving the latest offering for review, you’ll probably find him at the track, pushing his Nissan Sentra to its limits. You can follow James on Twitter or even visit his own site at http://www.drivesideways.com.|
|Peter Bleakney Peter is a Toronto-based auto writer and member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. He writes reviews and features forAutos.ca, The Toronto Star newspaper, Metro News and Cottage Life magazine. Peter bought his first car when he was 15 — a ferrous 1968 Austin Mini — and learned how to swear while porting the head, installing twin SU carburetors, a header and Thrush muffler. He is also a professional bass player, having toured with Anne Murray since 1984, and is currently in the Toronto production of Jersey Boys.|
|Mark Stevenson Mark is a petrol head with an addiction for cars and motorcycles alike. He started his automotive writing career at the former AutoNorth before moving on to his own automotive outlet. After living in PEI a number of years, Mark took his luck south of the border and cut his professional teeth in Texas where he was a member of the Texas Automotive Writers Association. In 2011, he returned to his home and native land and freelances for numerous Canadian and American automotive websites. He currently resides in Nova Scotia with his two dogs, Nismo and Maloo.|
|Lesley Wimbush In 5th grade, Lesley traded drawings of muscles cars for chocolate bars – and things really haven’t changed much since then. After nearly 20 years in the newspaper industry working as a layout artist, editorial cartoonist and auto section editor, she turned to full-time freelancing in 2010 – a career choice made easier by the fact that she doesn’t eat much.
Lesley is very happy to be a returning member of the Autos.ca team, having been a frequent contributor during the early Canadian Driver days. In addition to her weekly road tests on Autos.ca, Lesley is also a regular contributor to the Toronto Star and is frequently published in Lush Luxury Magazine, Acura Expressions Magazine, Audi Magazine and even Vanity Fair. Her motor sports illustrations have appeared in newspapers across North America, and her client list has included many luminaries of the racing world.
When not cursing the gremlins behind the insidious check engine light on the “Mighty Dak” – a 400 hp modified Dodge Dakota, Lesley can sometimes be found lapping her Mazda MX3 KLZE at Mosport.
|Justin Pritchard Justin Pritchard is a native of Windsor, Ontario – though he’s called Sudbury his home for the past 20 years. Justin is a full-time
auto writer, consultant and presenter of EastLink TV’s AutoPilot. His work can be seen weekly in numerous outlets across the country. When not writing about the latest new models and industry trends, you’ll probably find him fixing his 1993 Toyota MR2 GTS.
|Brendan McAleer Brendan McAleer is an independent automotive writer and photographer based out of North Vancouver, BC. He has a beautiful little daughter with an extensive Hot Wheels collection, an extremely patient wife (luckily), and an old Subaru with plenty of horsepower and an interior coated in cat-hair. Follow him on Twitter @brendan_mcaleer|
|Michael Bettencourt AutoJourno Michael Bettencourt (on Google+) is a complicated automotive being. Perhaps best known for years of racy Canadian Ferrari, Lamborghini and exotic car reviews, the Ryerson journalism grad is also a Nissan Leaf owner and dedicated green car enthusiast. A weekly columnist at globedrive.com (and The Globe and Mail newspaper¹s Drive section) and regular writer for MSN Autos Canada at autos.ca.msn.com, he covers both extremes but leans to the green side as @MCBet10court on Twitter. He carefully drove to the inaugural 2013 AJAC Eco-Run Green Jersey overall title recently (www.ajac.ca/eco%2Drun/video.asp), his first award in 15 years of auto writing for driving slow.|
|Steven Bochenek Steven has been writing professionally since 1989 mostly advertising but he doesn’t feel that old. In business for himself nearly a decade, Steve’s been reviewing cars since 2008 and was admitted to the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada in 2011. Unlike many auto writers, he lives in the heart of the city and writes (and bitches), primarily, from an urban perspective. Steven’s other interests include spending time with loved ones, making music and good food, teaching, running marathons, yoga, traveling and writing about himself in the third person. Oh, yes, and driving small cars. Ask for him by name!|
|Simon Hill Simon Hill rebuilt his first engine, an air-cooled Volkswagen, at 14 and restored a pair of BMW 2002s while in high school and university. He started writing about cars and technology in 1992 and later became editor of Pacific Yachting magazine. In 2009 he returned to his roots in the automotive industry, writing automotive reviews and stories in addition to his current role as editor of Boat Journal magazine. He lives in Vancouver, BC and owns a large collection of classic cars and motorcycles, in scales ranging from 1:48 to 1:1.|
|Tom Sedens Tom Sedens is an Edmonton-based auto journalist and is a member of AJAC. He’s a married father of 3 (as far as he knows). His passions are driving everything and anything, Apple products, taking crappy pictures with good cameras, geocaching, good coffee and overpriced audio gear. He is the founding father of Pie Club. His favorite saying: Take away everything money can’t buy and death can’t take away, and you’ll see how rich you really are.|
|Jeff Wilson Jeff Wilson is a Hamilton-based automotive journalist and accredited member of AJAC. When not pursuing his automotive passions, he divides his time between being a dad, husband and television producer.|
|Haney Louka Haney has been a driving nut since he started reading car magazines at the age of 8 and shifting gears for his Dad from the passenger seat in their 1984 Audi 4000. His passion developed into a long-term gig in 2000 when he started writing in a freelance capacity for the Winnipeg Free Press and Autos.ca (formerly CanadianDriver.com). At his day job he’s keeping busy as principal of a consulting structural engineering firm in Winnipeg. To round it out, he’s got a wife and two kids who love road trips. Although he can brag now that he and his wife have never owned a two-pedal car, he fears those days are numbered.|
|Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson has worked as an automobile journalist for 13 years. Starting as a student at Centennial College, in Toronto, he helped launch an auto-review section in the college paper, The Courier. Upon graduation, Mark worked at Inside Track Motorsport News for six years before moving to Formula Media Group’s Carguide and World of Wheels magazines. He now enjoys freelancing for several auto-related print and online publications and is a long-standing member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). He lives in Fredericton, NB with his wife and four-going-on-fourteen-year-old daughter.|