Gone Driving!

Remembering Route 66… and all that jazz!

As a kid growing up in England in the 1960s, I remember watching an American television show called Route 66. Along with shows like Highway Patrol, it was part of my introduction to life in America. From what I could tell, things looked pretty good over there. Apparently it was usually sunny and everyone had …

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Betta Getta Jetta! – 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Betta getta Jetta! Hey, I didn’t make that up; saw it on an American VW dealer’s website. Come on down! Getta Jetta! Okay, enough of that. With significant improvements the Volkswagen Jetta compact sedan acquires new exterior styling for 2019 and is now built on the modern MQB platform shared with Golf, Tiguan and some …

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2018 Mazda6 Signature: Looking good! Still zooming along.

Back in 2008 I had the pleasure of attending the media launch of Mazda’s all-new 2009 Mazda6 in Los Angeles. I liked this midsize four-door sedan for several reasons, notably its price, design, power, handling, comfort and available equipment. So when I got home and a friend asked me to suggest a replacement for her …

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“Sold another one!” Toronto Classic Car Auction

Recently I attended the spring Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction (it’s typically held twice annually, spring and fall, at the International Centre). This is something I’ve done many times over the past couple of decades, mostly as a spectator. I say “mostly” because I’ve covered the auction when I was a working journalist and once, …

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