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    Video: Forget Ice Road Truckers, watch this truck made of ice hit the road
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    There was a Canadian Tire store at the mall down the street where this writer went to high school. It was next to the food court where we got our snacks and opposite the bus stop where we got on and off every morning and afternoon. But looking like it had already been picked clean ahead of the ...

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    Report: Political brouhaha over war shrine visit could dent Japanese car sales in China
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    A political dispute in 2012 between China and Japan over a group of islands in the East China Sea dealt a beating to sales of Japanese cars as Chinese consumers decided to back their government's stance with a boycott. It got so bad that Japanese automakers cut production by up to 50 percent, ...

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    Official: Dubuc Canadian DIY supercar to debut in Montreal [w/video]
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    A new Canadian kit car manufacturer, Dubuc Super Light Cars (SLC), has unveiled the Tomahawk, a lightweight, mid-engine kit car that's promised to weigh under 2,000 pounds. The Tomahawk will debut at the Montreal International Auto Show in January. Dubuc SLC says the car will feature a 300-pound ...

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    Report: GM Canada under fire for Cruze fuel economy issues
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    The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze that owner Farah Mocquais bought for commuting to work hasn't achieved the fuel economy ratings that the Canadian arm of General Motors advertised, CBC News reports, and the couple is accusing GM Canada of misleading them. Instead of burning 5.5 liters of gasoline per 100 ...

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    Video: Band turns Beetle Convertible into percussion section
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    This isn't the first time we've seen music made with the help of cars, but it's pretty inventive all the same. Walk Off The Earth, a Canadian band perhaps best known for its cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know," teamed up with Volkswagen to film its latest music video. The song, ...

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    Video: Dodge shows can-do attitude with grand Can'avan sculpture
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    There are lots of ways to celebrate an important birthday, and all of them are well deserved. You can throw a big party, buy yourself something nice, or – if you're the altruistic type – do something for others in need. The latter is how Chrysler has opted to mark the 30th anniversary ...

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    Official: Magnum reveals new MK5 track car [UPDATE]
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    America makes all sorts of cars, but dedicated track toys aren't usually among them. No, that's usually up to British companies like Ariel, BAC, Caterham and Radical. But that doesn't mean they aren't getting closer. The VUHL 05 comes to us from south of the border, and from the north, the new ...

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    Teased: Magnum MK5 gunning from Canada to a track near you [w/video]
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    It was only a matter of time before our neighbors to the north, perhaps fed up with not having a major homegrown automaker, turned to the street-legal track-day car market as a handful of Mexican companies have done in recent years, such as Mastretta with its MXT and VŪHL with the 05. Enter the ...

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    Official: Ford invests $682 million in Edge-producing Canadian facility
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    Ford announced that it's investing $682 million in its Oakville assembly plant in Ontario, Canada, to make it a global manufacturing plant, which the automaker also says secures 2,800 jobs there. Including this injection of cash, Ford has invested over $2 billion in Canada in the last decade, ...

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    Video: Humorous docu-vid makes strong case against 'artificially' low speed limits
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    Road safety is not to be taken lightly. Each year, thousands die on American roads, with driver error as a leading cause. Throughout motorized history, one of the prime ways used to curb deaths has been through speed limits. But are today's speed limits too low? We see both sides of the argument, ...

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    Report: Ferrari cuts Toronto lawyer a deal to replace his flooded California [w/video]
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    A Ferrari might be the last vehicle you'd want to be driving when streets are submerged in water, but Toronto lawyer Howard Levitt was unfortunate enough to be behind the wheel of his $200,000+ Ferrari California when the tunnel he was driving through started to fill up. It was July, when parts ...

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    Video: Watch a water bomber plane drop its load on a truck fire in remote Canada
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    Has Shock and Awe ever been used in firefighting? Probably not, as fires aren't really bothered by the psychological effects implicit in Shock and Awe warfare. But if any form of firefighting qualified for that well known military doctrine, it'd be aerial firefighting, as proven by this video of ...

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    Report: Canada getting ready to sell GM stake
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    Canada's federal government and the government of the province of Ontario have started searching for an investment bank to sell the rest of their combined 140 million shares in General Motors, according to an unidentified source, Bloomberg reports. That represents a 10-percent stake up for sale. ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: Canadian F1 Grand Prix is one story with a thousand dramas
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    There were rain and wind and sun, sometimes all at once. There was the Wall of Champions. There was nothing happening in first place and nothing happening back in sixth during the race, but everywhere else – from the time the weekend began – it was surprises, passes, spins, more ...

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    Official: Canada announces alignment of emissions standards with US
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    Peter Kent, Canada's Environment Minister, has announced his country will adopt the United States Tier 3 emissions standards for passenger vehicles. Kent (shown above) says doing so will reduce air pollution from new vehicles by around 80 percent compared to the old Tier 2 standards currently in ...

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    Report: Track worker killed by crane following Canadian Grand Prix
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    The motorsports community lost a member over the weekend when a track worker was killed just after the checkered flag waved at Formula One's Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. When the race ended, track officials were working to remove the crashed racecar of Formula 1 driver Esteban Gutierrez ...

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    Video: Toronto man takes matters into his own hands when traffic light breaks at rush hour
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    A pedestrian in the middle of a very busy four-way intersection is never a wise idea... apparently unless you are a 21-year-old Canadian named Artur. For reasons only described as "broken red light," the young man, wearing nothing more visible than a light blue top, recently stood his ground and ...

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    Video: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has a bit of a dyno issue
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    We're of the mind that each and every dyno should come with Murphy's Law painted in big, visible letters down the side. For every ten successful dyno runs out there, it seems there's one where events go horribly wrong. Take, for example, the video below. The clip shows what happens when a Ford ...

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    Report: Cadillac to recall 20,000 SRX models over wheels that could fall off
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    A potential issue with the lug nuts on 19,871 units of the 2013 Cadillac SRX in the US and Canada has lead to a recall of the luxury crossover. Those lug nuts that have a Teflon topcoat, identified by their bluish tint, could loosen and cause "creaking, rattling or grinding noises or steering ...

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    Report: Expedition drives from Russia to Canada over North Pole...
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    No, a Ford Expedition did not drive from Russia to Canada via the North Pole, but that's exactly what a team of intrepid explorers accomplished recently. Using specially-modified buses with massive tires, the group slowly drove 2,485 miles in 70 days over drifting ice, occasionally using a ...

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