Good news for Ford

After all the recent gloom 'n doom Ford stories it's nice to report some good news for the automaker. The BP-Ford rally team claimed the World Rally Championship recently at the penultimate round of t

Volvo wins for giant airbag

Volvo Cars recently received the Best Technical Achievement award from the movie stunt industry for a giant airbag it built for Swiss-born stuntman Oliver Keller.

Milestone mark for Boxster

Stuttgart-based German sports car maker Porsche AG recently celebrated a very special production milestone when its 200,000th Boxster rolled off the line.

A smarter Smart?

Smart recently unveilled its next-generation Fortwo Coupe and Cabriolet, due to go on sale in Canada and make their U.S. debuts as 2008 models.

Honda diesels coming?

Honda CEO, Takeo Fukui, recently told Autoweek.com that Honda will sell a clean 2.2-litre 4-cylinder diesel in 2009 and a V6 diesel will follow.

Altima flies the coupe

The redesigned Nissan Altima will get a coupe sibling later this year, marking the first two-door Altima in the automaker's history.

Phantom flips its lid

Look for a new Phantom-based Rolls-Royce convertible to go on sale alongside its hardtop sibling later this year.

Safe in the city

Volvo recently announced a new safety technology, dubbed City Safety, designed to help drivers avoid or minimize the effects of low-speed collisions.

Maybach muscles up

Mercedes-Benz's uber-luxury brand Maybach has announced a fourth variant for its model lineup:

Pump watch

CAA-Quebec's Gasoline Watch tool, a first in Canada, is available online free of charge at www.caaquebec.com

Zamboni drivers put on ice

Two Boise, Idaho, city employees were fired after making a late-night trip to a fast food outlet in a pair of Zambonis

Design icon dies

Albrecht Goertz, the man who designed BMW's elegant 507 sports car in the mid-1950s, passed away recently at the age of 92

Lexus goes 'F'ast

Lexus is getting into the performance game with the launch of an F (as in fast) version of its IS sedan called the IS-F.

Make it personal

Instead of the model designation, you can have a customized text in the same font as the car's original badging placed on your Porsche.

Bog Soggy Issue

First, I received my October Carguide issue in early November.

Pros, Cons

I am a longtime subscriber and enjoy every issue. On several occasions I've thought it would be nice to have a good reference publication that describes all of the current components (electrical, mech