Monday, March 12, 2018

Cars I want to Buy: 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier Edition

Hey folks!  For my third instalment of Cars I want to Buy I'm featuring the super cool (no pun intended... well, ok, maybe a little) Chrysler 300 Glacier Edition.  This may be one of the best limited edition cars that you can get.  It's subtly different from every other 300 on the market but still absolutely unmistakable when you see it (as long as you know what you're looking at).

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Cars I want to Buy, Episode 2 - 1999 Mercedes C230 Kompressor!

Hey folks!  New episode of Cars I want to Buy is out on the YouTubes for your viewing pleasure (and also embedded in this blog post for your convenience!).  Today I explore one of my all time favs, the turn of the century entry level Merc, the C230.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Awesome Ambition Episode 1 - Another Video Series!

Hi folks!   Thanks for all the support on the last post.  In tandem with the 'Cars I want to Buy' video series I'm also starting a series called 'Awesome Ambition'.  The two series sort of occupy two sides of my car purchasing passion.  On the one side there are the cars that I want that I would happily pay the asking price for (or at least close to it) and there are cars that I want but have an asking price so high, I can only assume the seller is under some sort of pharmaceutical influence.  This series shines a spotlight on the latter.  

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cars I want to buy video series - Ep. 1 - 1983 Dodge Mirada

Hey folks!  Trying a new thing today where I actually post to my super dormant blog. Things are a little different though... I've started making videos! That's right.  From now on, most of my blog post content is going to be video driven.  There will still be text, but it will mostly be additional commentary to the content included in the video.  Together it will be one big smash of a multimedia experience... or at least that's the idea anyway!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Small Block Chevy in a Ford

The hot-rodding scene has traditionally been dominated by the small block Chevy (SBC).  Not to be relegated to duty only among old GM models, it is also a popular engine swap in almost every pre-war make.  Some of this is due to the engines ubiquitous nature – millions of these motors exist and due to the massive aftermarket industry supporting them, they are relatively easy and inexpensive to get big power out of.  This is one of the reasons why the Fords of the 1930s that forego their flatheads are almost always seen wearing a Chevrolet bowtie under the bonnet. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Pay Cash and Save!

Canada’s auto finance market is worth $120Billion annually.  That means there are a lot of us that, for one reason or another, cannot afford to pay cash for a car purchase.  Cost of living being what it is, it can be quite difficult to save up $30,000+ required to buy a new car outright.  For a good late model used vehicle it can be the same story, with a total cost in excess of $20,000.  Not many of us have that kind of cake just lying around and if we did, we probably would find better things to invest it in other than a new car (or at least I hope we would). 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Diesel engines, Tesla supercars and going the distance in today's link fest!

Hey, Folks!

Seems every time I do a post, I apologize for not posting. Well, I'm sorry again. Life can get pretty crazy sometimes and things like this can take a seat on the back shelf. Well, I'm going to giver a go again. I'm working on some new ideas, though, with a focus on creating some video content. So this blog will essentially stick to format where I share links that I think are pretty cool and hope others will like too. I may insert some commentary here or there on occasion.

My videos, if all goes according to plan, will consist of my opinions and views on the car industry and general automotive related content (reviews, car tours, top ten lists, etc.). Since videos will be more time consuming, I'm aiming to eventually be doing one a week when I get on my feet. For now though, I'm just going to try and do regular updates here on the blog.