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    Motorsports: Canadian Grand Prix guaranteed for another ten years
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    Formula One racing comes and goes from the United States, meandering as it has between locations like Austin, Indianapolis, Phoenix and Watkins Glen. But the one stalwart of grand prix racing on this continent has been the Canadian Grand Prix. Held with only three exceptions (in 1975, 1987 and ...

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    Report: Explosion at Bombardier R&D facility in Quebec leaves two badly injured [w/video]
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    Bombardier has closed its research and development complex in Valcourt, Quebec following an overnight explosion late last week. Two employees were left with severe burns after the incident, including a security guard. Both were taken to a local hospital for treatment and remain in medically ...

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    Video: Watch world's fastest four-cylinder set a new quarter-mile record
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    Rumor has it that if you give Canadian engine tuner Nicolas Brunet a 2.0-liter, turbocharged General Motors Ecotec motor, he'll make it capable of breaking the quarter-mile record for four-cylinder dragsters. We say "rumor" because this news apparently hasn't been independently confirmed yet, but ...

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    Motorsports: Champions face off at the 2012 Canadian Grand Prix [spoilers]
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    Formula One comes and goes when it comes to racing North America. While new grands prix are slated for Texas and New Jersey, the Canadian Grand Prix has – with few exceptions – been a steady event on the F1 calendar. Heading into Montreal, Ferrari pilot Fernando Alonso was just ahead ...

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    Report: Student protests in Montreal threaten Canadian Grand Prix
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    As Formula One racing expands around the globe, we've come to expect certain potential disruptions. Demonstrators in Bahrain scuttled last year's grand prix there, and nearly did the same again this year. Violent crime in Brazil has caused some issues at that country's F1 race as well. And over ...

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    Video: Allô, bouge-toi! Race marshall clowns around on track at Canadian Grand Prix
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    The guy in the black suit can't say he wasn't warned. After last week's incident involving Sebastien Buemi at a Red Bull demonstration in Japan, you'd think that anyone within earshot of an F1 car would be wise enough to get the heck out the the way when one is coming towards you. But evidently ...

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    2011 Canadian Grand Prix packs the action in between the raindrops
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    Montreal is unique. It's an island in the middle of a giant river with a volcano at its heart. It's the largest French-speaking city outside Paris, has the lowest legal drinking age anywhere in Canada (or the United States) and has a distinctly European feel for a North American city. But what ...

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    Video: Freak bear collision leaves two dead in Quebec
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    Roads that are forged through the wilderness can occasionally pose a hazard to drivers. Animals can emerge from tree-lined scenery without warning, and if the animal is large enough it can cause serious damage to a vehicle, and possibly to the occupants inside. Two unfortunate Canadian motorists ...

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    Can-Am Spyder Hybrid reportedly under development at Canadian university
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    As compact as it is (in comparison to a car, anyway), the Can-Am Spyder doesn't guzzle much fuel. But that won't stop some from being lured by the tree-hugging credentials of a "hybrid" badge. The trike – which is closer in form to a motorbike with an extra wheel, as opposed to a car ...

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    Video: Overtaking redefined
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    Courses de Bazous St. Ferdinand Autoquad pass – click above to watch the video
    We've seen some fine passes in our day, both by professional shoes like Michael Schumacher or Ayrton Senna, as well as unnamed trackday heroes. The pro stuff is great, but sometimes, nothing succeeds like a ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Mazda2 puts fun before frugality
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    2011 Mazda2 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mazda says there's a little bit of Miata in everything it does. While it's easy to chalk that up as marketing frippery, when the automaker launched the Little Roadster That Could back in 1989, it proved that great things can come from a ...

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    2010 Canadian Grand Prix was exactly what we've been waiting for [SPOILERS]
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    2010 Canadian Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What would Formula One be without Montreal? Not so fun, as we learned last season when the Canadian Grand Prix was excluded from the calendar, much to the disappointment of racing fans worldwide. In the wake of the demise of ...

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    Ferrari signs 11-year-old to development program, renews Massa contract
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    We don't know about you, but when we were 11 years old, most of us here at Autoblog were dreaming about one day driving a Ferrari. Never in our wildest dreams could never have imagined being signed to a contract with the Scuderia. Not at that age, anyway. But that's exactly what's happened for ...

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    Quebec reportedly bans importation of RHD cars for six months to evaluate safety concerns
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    According to the CBC, the Canadian province of Quebec is saying "No way, Jose" to importing right-hand drive cars for six months. Even though there are 3,000 RHD cars on the roads and none of them have been faulted for anything, the province's insurance board wants to investigate the safety of ...

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    The most elaborate April Fool's joke ever? Buell and Bombardier (don't) team up for new streetbike
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    Official Bomber Motorcycles logo?
    Just when we thought we were going to have to get an AMA Pro License to ride any new Buell creations, an official press release from BRP, or Bombardier Recreational Products, appears to have leaked out, spelling out the company's plans to team up with Erik Buell ...

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    Report: Quebec drivers face hefty fine if they don't drive on snow tires
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    Ah, Quebec. Beautiful women, beautiful city, fantastic food. But there is a dark side. No, not poutin and steamies. We're talking about the language police! Answer your phone incorrectly, write something in English more than 50 percent the size of the equivalent French phrase or – worst of ...

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    Canadian GP back on F1 calendar through 2014
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    It's official, Formula 1 and Montreal are in love again. Bernie Ecclestone's supersonic price increases in 2008 drove the Canadian venue (and North America entirely) off the map in 2009. It was the first time in three decades that the F1 club didn't visit Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and by the end ...

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    Autoblog gets schooled at the Jacques Villeneuve Academy
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    Jacques Villeneuve Academy at ICAR – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's nothing like a Montreal summer. Once the sun starts to shine on the island metropolis after a long winter, the city transforms into a burgeoning oasis of festivals, street cafes and exotic sports cars. And ...

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    The Little Nürburgring: Ferraris in their Natural Habitat at Mont Tremblant
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    2009 Ferrari Challenge at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've always found the idea of going on safari or a diving expedition rather intriguing. But while we can appreciate those willing to spend their precious vacation time and hard-earned cash to see ...

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    Montreal, Niagara Falls, New York City: F1 looks to return to North America
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    Since the Canadian Grand Prix was canceled for this season, Formula One has been entirely absent from North America. But participating automakers, investors and organizers alike know that the North American market is vital and can't be overlooked, and to that end several new developments are said ...

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