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Media Day At The 2019 Canadian International AutoShow #CIAS2019

The great thing about attending the AutoShow during the Press/Media Day is the lack of people, and the ability to get some good shots of vehicles without a million people getting into the shot and ruining it. The show runs from Feb. 15-24, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North and South Buildings. You can purchase tickets online at  Note: Tuesday, Feb. 19th is Super Tuesday and tickets are only $14 Here’s a collection of my pictures from the show…, Iain Shankland, @cdnintlautoshow, #CIAS2019, #CanadianInternationalAutoShow

Vehicles Making Their Canadian Debut At The Canadian International AutoShow (Part 2)

In Part 1: Horsepower & Speed we highlighted the powerful new vehicles at the show, be it supercars or pickup trucks. This time we’re focusing on the future of the automobile and transportation as we’ll come to know it. Like it or not – EV’s are going to dominate all modes of transport in our future and that’s for the better. Already China has cities that have ditched the diesel and run exclusively on electric buses… bye bye diesel fumes. In the U.K. they are pressing forward with electric commuter trains and the infamous black cabs (taxis) are being muscled aside with the new EV variant. Time to check out this years’ EV future and present vehicles., Iain Shankland, @cdnintlautoshow, #CIAS2019, #CanadianInternationalAutoShow

More Than 30 Vehicles Making Their Canadian Debut At The Canadian International AutoShow #CIAS2019

Every year, the Canadian International AutoShow brings more than 1,000 new cars, trucks and SUVs in front of consumers, making it one of the best places for prospective consumers to begin shopping for their This year, more than 30 vehicles will be making a Canadian or North American debut at the AutoShow, including passenger cars, SUVs, trucks, five concepts, racecars, electric vehicles and two all-electric racecars. Also expected to make their Canadian debut in Toronto are undisclosed reveals from Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Subaru and McLaren. To get you revved up, we’re giving you a 2-part breakdown of the debuts….

Road Test & Beyond: Time For New Tires – Should You Buy From The TIRE RACK Or Buy Locally?

If you’ve ever done a search on-line for tires or looked in any of the large auto magazines you’ve no doubt seen advertisements by a company called The Tire Rack. They have a huge selection of tires and rims for just about every make and model of vehicle sold in North America. Is it worth it for Canadians to purchase tires or rims from the U.S. or is it just more convenient and cost-effective to keep your hard-earned dollars in Canada? What kind of hassles and costs are you going to have to deal with if you end up buying from the Tire Rack? Funny you should ask…once again I took a financial hit to tell you, the reader what you might encounter. I decided to use my wife’s hard-earned dollars to purchase a set of winter tires for her car and once again I did it incognito – I didn’t tell the site (Tire Rack) or the place that installed my tires, who I was and what I was up to until after the …

We Drive The European Ford Fiesta A Year Before Arriving In North America

Road Test Special – 2011 Ford Fiesta Ride & Drive Ford is the only one of the “Big Three” that didn’t declare bankruptcy and they didn’t go crawling to the U.S. and Canadian governments for money to keep them alive. Thanks to CEO Alan Mulally, Ford lined up loans and lines of credit worth $23.6 billion against its assets while they were still worth something – just in case they ran into trouble.  Ford is poised to emerge as the largest US automaker, and Mulally has said many times that Ford should return to profitability in 2009 (which in fact they already have). Apart from arranging loans while the banks were still drunk with stupidity, Mulally also sold off Jaguar and Land Rover. Looking to the huge successes of the European arm of Ford, Mulally quickly set about arranging to bring some of that success to North America.