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After years of collecting Hot Wheels, watching almost every car movie imaginable, and spending three hours studying the pages of Evo magazine, Road & Track and Motorsport for every hour spent studying math, history and science, I decided it was finally time to do something in the car world. With that, I set my sights on journalism and hit the ground running after studying journalism at Centennial College in Toronto. Three years later, here I am, doing road tests of Silverados, AMGs and everything in-between and covering auto shows, motorsport, green car tech and car culture in general. While I like to think like a consumer, finding out what cars mean to people past A to B shuttling is a true passion of mine; I love hearing stories of how people felt when they first got behind the wheel, or when they first came home with their license, ready to hit the open road on their own accord. Now based out of Vancouver, my hometown, I’ll be bringing some of that West Coast je ne sais quoi, not to mention photos from any number of the great locations ‘round here.

Scion brand gets the axe; models to enter 2017 as Toyotas

Today, at about 7:00 AM Pacific Standard Time, the final bell tolled on Toyota’s Scion brand. After years of declining sales, it was announced that the brand will be shut down in Canada, the U.S. and Puerto Rico after the 2016 model year. The FR-S sports car and the iM hatchback will soldier on into the future as Toyotas, while ...

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2016 Montreal Auto Show: Want to try an EV? Come to the show!

Interested in finding out what it’s like to drive a hybrid or electric vehicle? Now’s your chance! The Montreal Auto Show, in collaboration with CAA-Quebec, is offering the chance to try 13 different EVs and plug-in hybrids to show goers. Driving an electric car is not the same as piloting a traditional gas-powered example, and the best way to understand ...

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2016 Montreal Auto Show: 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class wagon lands in Canada, but not U.S.

For the first time in North America, visitors to the 48th annual Montreal International Auto Show will get an up-close-and-personal look at the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300d 4Matic wagon, revealed on the show’s media day. Powered by the same 2.1-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel found in the E 250 BlueTEC, the 2016 C 300d 4Matic wagon is the more family-oriented version of the ...

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2016 Detroit Auto Show: 2016 Precision Concept sets the stage for future of Acura design

Acura delivered a thunderclap with its extraordinary 2016 Precision Concept at this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), a product that demonstrated the brand’s design path going forward. The Precision Concept demonstrates Acura’s new grille design; dubbed “Diamond Pentagon”, it strives to banish the awful “Shield” grille from our collective memories. What that means is a proud grille with ...

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