Back in black

Motorists on Ontario highways keeping a watchful eye out for the distinctive white, blue and gold cruisers of the Ontario Provincial Police could be in for a surprise.

Ruffling a few feathers

A man was recently arrested at the Kazakhstan border for trying to smuggle 500 parrots in his car from neighbouring Uzbekistan.

Supersonic taxi?

A Welsh cab driver was recently fined 60 and three penalty points for driving 420 mph in a 30 mph zone. I drive an old [Vauxhall] Cavalier, not a jumbo jet.

'Super Snake' snags big bucks

A 1966 Shelby Cobra 'Super Snake' sold for $5.5-million US recently at the Barrett-Jackson auction, a world record for an American car going under the hammer.

Mean, not green

Don't tell me that global warming is the Number One concern on the minds of Canadians today. Judging by our collective purchasing, driving and idling habits, I don't buy it for a second.

Bonding with Betsy

Even though it's been almost 20 years since I last saw her, I still think about Betsy every now and then.

Automotive inquiries

It's time to test your trivia tenacity! Do you amaze your family and friends with your knowledge of obscure automotive information? Can you recall little known facts from days gone by?

Canada's first full-fledged Grand Prix

Looking back, 1967 was one of those notable years. The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band took rock into the psychedelic future. A scrawny teenage British model called herself 'Twiggy' and

Canada only cars: Part III

Automotive colossus General Motors is almost 100 years old in Canada, beginning as a partnership with Sam McLaughlin in Oshawa, Ontario. The carriage maker began producing cars in 1908 in conjunction

Vehicle colours to dye for

We checked in with paint company BASF's colour stylists while they unveilled their colour trend forecast to learn about the latest colour trends.

First Mosport F1 GP flagged 40 years ago

Wallie Branston, one of the country's early stock car racers in the immediate post-World War II era and for years the starter (flagman) at Mosport International Raceway, is limbering up his flagging a