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Driving like a racer (or at least trying to)

Driving an actual race car had long been a goal of mine. Sure, I’d spent a day or so behind the wheel of small Formula Ford-style cars at the Bridgestone Racing School and taken a BMW Winter Driving course. But I’d never had the chance to drive a true purpose-built race car on a track … Continue reading

IndyCars set to return to Mosport

As Will Power was busy winning the IndyCar Championship last weekend, Canadian race fans were revved up to hear that Indy racers will make their return to Mosport in 2015. According to a few sources (ESPN’s Robin Miller, the Toronto Sun’s Dean McNulty and The Toronto Star’s Norris McDonald among them) the race’s move from … Continue reading

Women in the driver’s seat

Watching the men’s and women’s Olympic hockey games over the past few days made me think about car racing. Hold on, stay with me. The women’s gold medal game was a fantastic nail-biter. Part amazing comeback by the Canadian women (after being down 3-0 in the third period) and part epic collapse by the U.S. … Continue reading

Fast Talker: Canadian IndyCar racer James Hinchcliffe

Here’s my story on James Hinchcliffe, which was published in the summer 2013 issue of CAA Magazine. I  interviewed Hinchcliffe at his parents’  house in Oakville, Ont.  His mom and dad were there for part of the interview and offered their own take on his racing career. He’s a good interview — smart, candid and, … Continue reading

Jacques Villeneuve: A Man for All Seasons

My interview with Jacques Villeneuve: former F1 world champion, CART champ and Indianapolis 500 winner. Villeneuve interview (pdf)

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