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On Mulholland Drive

Visiting Los Angeles on business usually means arriving at LAX, driving to the hotel in Marina Del Rey, driving from MDR to meetings in Torrance – repeat every day or so – and then head back to LAX to return home. Last week though was a bit different. A little extra time near the end of our second day … Continue reading

Driving the Honda Odyssey

Minivans take a lot of abuse. Not just from all the stuff they cart around, the parking lot dings they endure and the variety of bumps and scrapes they put up with from kids, bikes, potholes, etc. They’re also the subject of a great deal of psychological abuse. People love to hate them, even people … Continue reading

NY Times Autos reaches end of the (print) road

As of the end of this year, The New York Times will end its print Automobiles section. While it looks as though Autos content will continue in some form online, I’ll miss reading the Automotive content in print. Part of the appeal for me was the print section published the work of great writers like … Continue reading

The cars that drove the culture

This book review appears in the Winter 2012 edition of CAA Magazine Engines of Change-A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars Engines of Change (Simon & Schuster, 2012) by Paul Ingrassia is a fascinating look at the intersection of cars and culture. And it’s as much about the ground-breaking cars of the 20th century … Continue reading

Anis, Sharpe and Wittmer: 2012 Canadian Touring Car champs

 Published in Globe Drive, Sept. 8, 2012 While two class champions had already been crowned, it took until the final Labour Day race weekend of the 2012 Canadian Touring Car Championship season to decide the Touring class champion. When the checkered flag flew on Sunday, Sept. 2, it was Damon Sharpe in a Honda Civic … Continue reading

2012 Chevrolet Volt Review

Although it could be the way of the future, there’s something odd about plugging in your car. It’s like having a giant cellphone parked in your driveway, powering up. And that’s the biggest mental hurdle you need to leap when you drive a Chevrolet Volt—the way you’ve fuelled up your car since you got your … Continue reading

Globe Drive story on La Carrera Panamericana

7 days, 100 cars, 3,000 km, one crazy race Most people travel to Mexico to soak up the sun and enjoy some fruity umbrella drinks at an all-inclusive resort. A few others, though, come for the treacherous roads, day after day of high-speed driving followed by intense fatigue and, sometimes, the odd broken bone. And, … Continue reading

All aboard the ‘road train’

A new European Union research project is giving new meaning to the term tailgating. The SARTRE project is looking into what it dubs “road trains” or highway “platoons” – essentially groups of cars all heading to a common destination led by a vehicle driven by a professional driver with all the cars in the train … Continue reading

Bankruptcy for Chrysler?

The New York Times is reporting that the U.S. treasury department has begun the bankruptcy process for Chrysler. Workers could be protected and Fiat is still involved.

The Crowd-ed Car

Social Media Today reports that the Dutch Society for Nature and Environment, is thinking hard about the future of cars, and the car of the future. It, along with several technical universities, is asking people to contribute their ideas of what tomorrow’s cars should do, be and look like. It’s social media and crowdsourcing combined … Continue reading

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