Crevier comes back

Legendary Canadian motorcycle racer Steve Crevier will return to the national Superbike Championship in 2007, riding a factory-backed Yamaha for the Breslau, Ontario-based Fast Company team.

Waving the flag at Daytona

Canadian drivers did themselves proud at the Rolex 24 Hours sports car enduro to kick off the 2007 racing season. Quebec ace Patrick Carpentier finished a close second overall, sharing his Riley-Ponti

Sayonara for 203 Series C-Class

Prior to the arrival of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the last of the current 203 Series sedans rolled out of the Sindelfingen, Germany, plant recently.

A Rogue at Nissan

Nissan revealed its next crossover, the Rogue, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this year.

Villeneuve confirmed for Le Mans

Former F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will campaign one of Peugeot's new diesel-powered 908 sports cars in the Le Mans 24 Hours classic in June.

Canadian cops prestigious award

British-based Chris Niarchos is the proud recipient of the 2006 Cavallino Trophy, awarded by the Ferrari Owner's Club in recognition of his victory (shared with co-driver Tim Mullen) in the 2006 Briti

VW to shed Bugatti and Lambo?

Reports out of Europe indicate that Volkswagen may be planning to divest itself of the high-end Bugatti and Lamborghini brands it owns.

Facelift for 'Flying Lady'

Rolls-Royce's iconic Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament, more familiarly known as the 'Flying Lady', underwent a little cosmetic surgery recently.

Tires that make scents

Kumho Tire recently introduced the world's first fragrance automotive tire after more than a year of research and development.

Camaro convertible revealed

GM unveilled its new Camaro convertible concept on the eve of the Detroit auto show at the GM Style event in February.

Volvo views senior SUV

Ford-owned, Swedish brand Volvo is looking at adding a premier SUV model positioned above its current XC90 sport-utility.

Concept cues Jaguar's future face

The Jaguar C-XF concept, a star turn at the Detroit auto show, hints very strongly at the design direction the Brit brand has chosen for its best-selling models over the next decade.

Toyota targets GM

Toyota has yet to find success in the red-hot competition of F1 racing, but in the real-world market the Japanese giant is gaining fast on its quest to overtake General Motors as the world's biggest c

Sumo super- car invasion

Making the rounds this auto show season were a clutch of supercar concepts that point to the increasing prominence of performance cars in Honda, Lexus and Toyota's future product plans.

Booze patrol

Reports out of Japan indicate Toyota Motor Corp. is developing a fail-safe system for cars that can detect a drunk driver and prevent the vehicle from starting.

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.