It wasn’t too long ago that we saw a wedding ceremony where the groom arrived by monster truck here in the Insider Report, but today’s lead story kicks the automotive wedding thing up a few notches.
To celebrate their nuptials, South African couple Kay-Leigh and Gervan Diaz took a page out of Ken Block’s Gymkhana series for their first kiss. But instead of a gorilla on a Segway being the apex for smoky donuts, they put themselves in the middle as a friend lit up an E46 BMW M3. Thankfully, the friend has some skills behind the wheel so the sweethearts can concentrate on the passionate task at hand!
Russian pedestrians battle crazy wind
It’s not exactly toasty here in the GTA, but the town of Norilsk, Russia, is dealing with their own crazy deep freeze. Temperatures in the -30 to -40 degree range make most folks want to stay inside. Last week, a heavy wind came up, making life treacherous for those who had to venture outside. It also made for a bit of fun spectating for some busy YouTubers. Hold on to that bus stop!
The history of AMG
The term tuner has been applied to many companies who modify cars, for years now. In many cases, tuners simply create visual changes, things like spoilers or striping kits. In the world of tuners, the ultimate are those companies whose work has been so significant that they are absorbed into an actual auto manufacturer’s portfolio. The most significant of these is AMG. Founded in the Seventies by a pair of Mercedes-Benz engineers who had been tasked with tuning race cars, AMG has become one of the most highly regarded tuners of all time. This is their history.
Matra V12 clears its throat
Considered by many to be one of the greatest sounding engines of all time, the Matra V12 is still a magical machine in the minds of many gearheads. This short clip of one of these engines running up on a test stand makes my hair stand on end.
Nissan trots out some classics at their 80th Anniversary
Regular readers may recall that I had the pleasure of visiting the Nissan Heritage Center last month, a facility where Nissan stores and maintains many cars from their history. They are kept at the ready to be driven on special occasions, like their 80th Anniversary Heritage Car Parade in the city of Yokohama. Many of the same cars I showed you in this gallery were included in this parade. It is pretty neat to see them in action.
Columns Everything you need to know about purchasing, maintaining and driving your car.
Become a member
Register now to access all features including:
- Save and ask friends to review vehicles
- Exclusive rebates & offers from local dealers
- Premium content, reviews and tools
- You can unsubscribe at any time. Please Contact Us for details.
All for free!
Already a member?
Registration 2 of 2
Welcome to Wheels!
As a final step we've sent a confirmation to your email address as a security measure. Please click the link in the email to complete your registration.
Terms of services
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, TORONTO STAR IS PROVIDING THE TORONTO STAR WEBSITES ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IN ANY CONNECTION WITH THE TORONTO STAR WEBSITES, THEIR CONTENTS, OR ANY WEB SITE OR CONTENTS WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. TORONTO STAR DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTION OF THE TORONTO STAR WEBSITES OR THEIR CONTENTS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE TORONTO STAR WEBSITES OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL TORONTO STAR BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY COMPENSATORY, INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES), EVEN IF TORONTO STAR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE TORONTO STAR WEBSITES, THEIR CONTENTS, OR ANY WEBSITE OR CONTENTS WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. IN NO EVENT SHALL TORONTO STAR'S TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE.X