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Chevy Volt coming to Calgary this summer as part of GM national tour

Chevy Volt coming to Calgary this summer as part of GM national tour

By Markham Hislop, editor

General Motors has said its future is riding on the Chevy Volt. That sort of desperate talk isn’t as common as it used to be, thanks in large part to the manufacturing giant’s government bailout and corporate restructuring, but GM isn’t taking any chances. Continue Reading

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Team HardNox hosts bike racing track days for all levels of interest, skill

Team HardNox hosts bike racing track days for all levels of interest, skill

The HardNox partners Curtis Lindenbach, Rob Darlington and Trayr Gabert

By Josh Penner, reporter

What do you do with fifteen years and nearly five thousand hours of experience in motorcycle racing and race management? Well, according to Rob Darlington, Curtis Lindenbach, and Trayr Gabert of HardNox racing, you take the logical step of hosting motorcycle track days yourself. Continue Reading

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PORSCHE 911 TURBO TOP FANTASY CAR, AS AUTO JOURNALISTS GATHER TO RATE NEW OFFERINGS

PORSCHE 911 TURBO TOP FANTASY CAR, AS AUTO JOURNALISTS GATHER TO RATE NEW OFFERINGS

Photo: Barry Carson

Troy Media – by By Jim Bray

You might call the Canadian Car of the Year TestFest a “runway” success.  That’s because for the past four years the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s annual event, which is designed to help consumers get the most from their automotive dollars, has been based at the Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, airport. Continue Reading

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CHILLY SECRET STREET EVENT SEES LARGE TURNOUT AT RACE CITY

CHILLY SECRET STREET EVENT SEES LARGE TURNOUT AT RACE CITY

By Josh Penner, reporter

143 racers attended a very chilly Secret Street event Friday night. Everything from a Honda minivan to the new factory available 1,100 h.p. Ford Mustang Cobra Jet (#16 of 50) made their appearances. Cars and bikes were lined up out the gates well into the evening, looking to take advantage of what may be the second last event of the year. Continue Reading

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CALGARY’S JAKE THOMPSON BATTLES FOR VOLKSWAGEN TDI CUP THIS WEEKEND IN MEXICO

CALGARY’S JAKE THOMPSON BATTLES FOR VOLKSWAGEN TDI CUP THIS WEEKEND IN MEXICO

Local racer Jake Thompson is on a roll that he hopes will end this weekend hoisting the TDI Cup on the podium in Puebla, Mexico.  Thompson has been on a remarkable run, having finished inside the top six at every event since Round 3, including a win at Miller Motorsports Park. Continue Reading

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CALGARY CONTINGENT OFF TO SCCA PROSOLO NATIONALS IN LINCOLN, NE

CALGARY CONTINGENT OFF TO SCCA PROSOLO NATIONALS IN LINCOLN, NE

Reijo Silvennoinen pilots Jay Zelazo’s 2007 Exige around the pylons
By Josh Penner, reporter

The best of the best in North American Autocross come together this weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska, for the largest auto-sport event, by way of participants, in the world. Over 1,100 registered for the 2010 Sports Car Club of America ProSolo Finale autocross race event. Four of these competitors have made the 2,200km trip from Calgary. Continue Reading

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BACK TO THE PAST: THE JOHN DeLOREAN STORY (PART 5)

BACK TO THE PAST: THE JOHN DeLOREAN STORY (PART 5)

Troy Media - by Bob Weinstein 

It was no surprise that John DeLorean’s long-awaited sports car, the DeLorean DMC-12, was a big disappointment, according to Karl Brauer, editor-in-chief of Edmunds.com, an online automotive information website based in Santa Monica, Calif. Continue Reading

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NOVICE THRILLS AT CMRA ROUND 4

NOVICE THRILLS AT CMRA ROUND 4

Novice class rider Joanne LeBlanc

By Josh Penner, reporter

The 2010 CMRA Open Superbike Championship was locked up last weekend in yet another phenomenal performance by Expert Rider Mikal Zottmann. Much like most of the previous rounds of racing, the former champion took the checkered flag nearly 20 seconds ahead of second place. Continue Reading

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WET CALGARY SUMMER FRUSTRATING FOR MOTORSPORT FANS AND BUSINESSES

WET CALGARY SUMMER FRUSTRATING FOR MOTORSPORT FANS AND BUSINESSES

By Josh Penner, reporter

This summer’s weather has been a frustrating road block for some of Race City Motorsport Park’s customers that has included cancelled events and, too often, poor racing conditions. Continue Reading

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MATTEL BRINGS LIFE-SIZED COLOUR SHIFTERS HOT WHEELS MUSTANG TO CALGARY

MATTEL BRINGS LIFE-SIZED COLOUR SHIFTERS HOT WHEELS MUSTANG TO CALGARY

By Markham Hislop, editor 

The Hot Wheels tour is coming to Calgary and bringing along a life-sized version of its Colour Shifters Ford Mustang.  Hot Wheels Colour Shifters™ cars use thermochromatic paint, a revolutionary colour memory technology that creates multi-coloured changes, says Mattel, the manufacturer of the iconic toys. Continue Reading

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