Wednesday, January 29, 2014

North American International Auto Show - My Day In Detroit Part 2: The Classics

As we all know the primary purpose of an auto show is for car makers to exhibit their upcoming models, future design trends and technological innovations.  Basically, they want us to get real excited about buying their latest products so they can make money and keep making cars.  Sounds good to me.

But sometimes, if you've been good, they'll give you extra treats.  Of course, these treats are a little old fashioned compared to their flashy new counterparts.  But sometimes, old favourites can really hit the spot.  Here, in no particular ranking, were the top three classics on display at Detroit this year.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

North American International Auto Show - My Day in Detroit Part 1: The Freebies

Sometimes life is a little busy, so I can't get to the blog as often as I like or as soon after doing something awesome that I would like.  For those of you who didn't know, I was in Detroit on Sunday.  If you have to ask why, maybe this isn't the blog for you (just kidding, I will convert you!).  My dad and my uncles have been going to Detroit for the auto show pretty much every year since I was a kid.  Being a car guy, I have occasionally been known to take advantage of this and tag along.  Today I'll address one of the side benefits of going to the auto show - free stuff!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

NAIAS Press Release Highlights: Day Two

Well, let's address the elephant in the room:  I'm a day late with this post.  Day two of the 2014 NAIAS press conferences was held yesterday and unfortunately I was too busy with other stuff to write about it.  However, the bulk of the car brand conferences were on day one, so I'm not late on too many highlights.  So no more delays!  Here are the highlights (as judged by me) of yesterday's press conferences! 

Monday, January 13, 2014

NAIAS Press Release Highlights: Day One

Despite its, um, shall we say derelict charm, once a year Detroit is the place to be.  Why you ask?  Surely, you jest!  Why it's the site of the North American International Auto Show, my simple friend!  Right now they are going over a big two day schedule of press conferences where the world's car makers reveal their wares for the upcoming year.  So without further ado, here's a rundown of today's highlights in the order they happened:

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Winter Driving Extravaganza - How to Prepare and Cope with the Deep Freeze

Here in Southwestern Ontario we have experienced some serious winter weather, including tons of snow, minus 20+ degree temperatures and all of the resulting complications.  Being hearty Canadians though, we throw on our parkas, lace up our insulated boots, cover as much exposed skin as possible and venture out into these wild winter conditions for work, food and, of course, shoveling.  Luckily, as people, we can bundle up to cope with the severe cold and generally miserable environment the Great White North throws at us from October to April.  But what can we do for our cars?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Car Review: 2014 Ford Taurus SEL - The best Chevy Sonic money can buy!

Chevrolet Sonic or similar.  Read: Sub-compact basic transportation.  That was the vehicle class waiting for us to pick-up at the airport in St. John’s, Newfoundland for our one week adventure on the rock.  Not surprisingly, I wasn’t terribly excited about the notion of spending seven days cooped up in a tiny econobox with the wife – not to mention having to transport our vast expanse of luggage to our B&B.  However, we were on a budget and this was the most affordable option for us.  Once more in my life the dynamic tag-team of common sense and price won the day against performance and luxury.