Category: Features

CanadianDriver.com – ran well when parked

CanadianDriver.com was the brainchild of one Grant Yoxon of Ottawa, Canada. He registered it in 1998 as what was then called a “link list.” A link list was an early type of website, wherein a list of URLs related by common subject was pretty much the entire content of the site. You want to know …

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Monday, Monday – Test Car Secrets Revealed!

It’s early Monday morning, and winter in Canada. The eyelids of most Canadians are reluctantly fluttering into wakefulness as  clock radios come alive and the News heads straight for our national preoccupation: the weather. In Ottawa, this morning’s report is that it’s minus 10 degrees, light snow is falling, and school buses in the entire …

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Speed Demons: Boomers to the rescue

Recently I was cruising down Meadowlands Drive in Ottawa where the speed limit is a paltry 40 km/h. There I happened upon an immaculate but slow-moving Toyota Camry, the cleanest and slowest car on the road. Sorry, but I sized up the driver as a Senior right away. Characteristically hunched over the wheel, he was …

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Donut Detour: Tim Horton Hamburgers

Here’s a picture of an early Tim Horton establishment that I understand was located in North Bay, Ontario. For people who like cars (and hockey, I guess), it’s interesting to see an original Mini parked next to the big green Ford sedan. What is that? A Galaxie 500? 1962? And there’s what I think is …

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Cars, Cups and Shuttlecraft – Thomas Kellogg’s surprising designs

I must admit that I have a soft spot for the Studebaker Avanti. Do you know this car? It’s kind of a strange one. As the years go by, I’m not sure that the design is holding up very well, although it was controversial right from its introduction in 1962 as a 1963 model. But …

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Driver education: RIP

Recently I published a short article for Autos.ca about the Autonomous Nissan Leaf, a vehicle engineered by Nissan to demonstrate the current state and future possibility of fully autonomous cars: that is, cars that drive themselves. Now you may think that such a technology is not realistic; not practical, but I’m telling you, autonomous-drive is …

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Washington Nissan Leaf Owner Celebrates 100,000 All-Electric Miles

SEATTLE – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson and representatives from Nissan today joined Steve Marsh of Kent, Washington, to celebrate a unique milestone – 100,000 all-electric miles driven in his Nissan LEAF. In early 2011, Marsh purchased an all-new Nissan LEAF for his 130-mile roundtrip daily commute. Since then, he has …

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