Vancouver Archive

  • Whippets, namesake car share love of speed

    It’s five o’clock in the afternoon and the whippets are standing at the door ready to be loaded into the Whippet. This is the routine for West Vancouver’s Lawrence Harrop, whose long interest in raising and breeding whippet dogs led to the purchase of the obscure North American car. In the late-1920s, Whippet cars built […]

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  • Outrageous ’69 Camaro to make world debut at Hard Rock

    It’s only fitting that the ultimate Camaro will be one of the shining stars at the first Ultimate Car Show. The creation of 360 Fabrication Inc., the 1800-horsepower muscle car will join other collector classics built in the Abbotsford shop for the Saturday, Aug. 16 show at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam. Fabrication and […]

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  • Industry insider: Managers for next year’s Vancouver auto show in place

    The Vancouver International Auto Show is the largest event of its kind in Western Canada and highly anticipated by the industry and car lovers alike. The 2015 show is eight months away, but here at the New Car Dealers Association of BC, owners of the Vancouver International Auto Show, we’re already revving up for next […]

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  • Industry insider: Managers for next year’s Vancouver auto show in place

    The Vancouver International Auto Show is the largest event of its kind in Western Canada and highly anticipated by the industry and car lovers alike. The 2015 show is eight months away, but here at the New Car Dealers Association of BC, owners of the Vancouver International Auto Show, we’re already revving up for next […]

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  • Tesla will open its first Canadian supercharger in Squamish, B.C., on July 17<img alt=" title="Tesla opens first supercharging station in Canada" />

    Tesla opens first supercharging station in Canada

    Tesla will open its first Canadian supercharger in Squamish, B.C., on July 17

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  •   I am guessing it would take a brave person to drive one today with all the large trucks and SUVs on the road. They’re rare to see at car shows these days but they were very plentiful just a few years ago. The flip side of the mass-produced Model T was the 1968 Shelby […]<img alt=" title="Airport auto show anything but plain" />

    Airport auto show anything but plain

      I am guessing it would take a brave person to drive one today with all the large trucks and SUVs on the road. They’re rare to see at car shows these days but they were very plentiful just a few years ago. The flip side of the mass-produced Model T was the 1968 Shelby […]

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  • BBC’s Top Gear not Lisa’s top rated

    The subject matter of this weekly column should always pertain to vehicles or driving. I love both. I like to read about cars, including technical reviews, and enjoy watching television shows about them. I don’t mind all that technical information, but sometimes the words on the page or the information dished out by a television […]

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  • BBC’s Top Gear not Lisa’s top rated

    The subject matter of this weekly column should always pertain to vehicles or driving. I love both. I like to read about cars, including technical reviews, and enjoy watching television shows about them. I don’t mind all that technical information, but sometimes the words on the page or the information dished out by a television […]

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  • To say Vancouver was an early adopter of hybrid vehicles is a bit of an understatement. The world’s first hybrid taxi debuted on Lower Mainland streets on Nov. 1, 2000, with cab driver Andrew Grant behind the wheel. That 2001 model logged more than 300,000 kilometres before being retired — actually it was shipped back […]<img alt=" title="The love-in for hybrids continues" />

    The love-in for hybrids continues

    To say Vancouver was an early adopter of hybrid vehicles is a bit of an understatement. The world’s first hybrid taxi debuted on Lower Mainland streets on Nov. 1, 2000, with cab driver Andrew Grant behind the wheel. That 2001 model logged more than 300,000 kilometres before being retired — actually it was shipped back […]

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  • Young drivers take the wheel of vintage rides

    Who would let a kid drive a vintage Ferrari or a late model Corvette — particularly a young person with no experience using a clutch or shifting gears? The answer is a group of Vancouver-area enthusiasts who want to create interest in the car hobby among young people. Bryan Ram, a 23-year-old student in the […]

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  • A flock of T-birds and a Cadillac limo as big as a truck

    This past weekend I went down to the Casino in Cloverdale for the Totem T-Bird Cruise In and it is a really good location for a car show. Lots of parking for both show cars and the public and some great restaurants very close by. I saw lots of neighbours’ cars on hand, as I […]

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  • Return of the Mod Rod

    The month-long show of hot rods and custom motorcycles inside the Vancouver Art Gallery was big news in November 1968. There were 15 hot rods and custom cars alongside custom motorcycles from B.C. and Washington in a show that was to be one of a kind. A 1915 Ford Model T pickup hot rod owned […]

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