Gone Driving!

About Gone Driving!

GoneDriving.ca is the blog of Paul Williams. Paul is a former member and Vice President of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) and former President of AJAC’s Canadian Car of the Year program. Until 2010 he was a co-owner of CanadianDriver.com, a terrific website that ran from 1998-2010 when it was purchased by Trader Corporation. Most of Paul’s published articles from the past 15 years can now be found at autoTRADER.ca. Paul is based in Ottawa, Canada.

All works and images on GoneDriving.ca are copyright Paul Williams and may only be used with permission.

1969 Ford Cortina GT: Canadian Survivor!

As a boy growing up in England in the 1960s, my world was populated with its share of quirky people and their quirky vehicles. What kid could resist cars with names like Bristol Beaufighter, Jowett Jupiter, Reliant Scimitar and Jensen Interceptor? I sure couldn’t. True, others like the Imps, Elfs (Elves?) and Sprites sounded like …

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Joe Lightfoot’s Field of Dreams

The story of Joe Lightfoot’s British car adventure goes back many years. It begins in the early 1960s with a teenaged Joe motoring around in the family’s diminutive Austin A30 sedan. This was a time when British cars like Austin, Morris, Vauxhall and Hillman were a common sight on Canadian roads, and while Joe also …

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