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Are You Ready for Winter?

Need to Winterize your car? Flow Auto Solutions and Technic is running a Winter Preventative Maintenance special for $149 – including a full preventative inspection and an oil change including up to 7.5L of premium oil! Days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder – Winter is already here for Vancouver and it’s…

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Nissan Canada launches Micra Cup racing series

There’s an Abarth cup for the Fiat 500 Abarth, a Juke series for the Nissan Juke, a Scion racer rewards series for any Scion make; but those weren’t specifically only for Canada. Nissan’s fixing that with a super-affordable, yet still exciting series that’s just for Canadians only. Starting up in May of 2015, the new…

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The Evo X

Mitsubishi to send off the Lancer EVO X with a bang?

Mitsubishi has announced a “Special Action Model” to be released as a special edition send-off of the Lancer EVO X in a few months’ time. It’s a slight love/hate relationship between the fans and the EVO X, as the platform hasn’t seen many real changes for a long time now and with Mitsubishi looking toward…

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The 2014 German Car Festival Is Here!

This Sunday, June 30th, the annual German Car Festival, taking place in North Vancouver, will be returning to bring you the best display of all German automobiles in the Lower Mainland! We’ll be there with our Turbo E30, Turbo E36 M3, E46 M3, 1M Coupe and Z4M. The German Car Festival started in 2002 with…

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"R" is for Race. Disclaimer: It isn't.

Where have the Manuals gone?

You hear it from time to time – automotive enthusiasts asking why this car or that car doesn’t have a Manual transmission option. You might even wonder why they would even ask for a Manual option, driving day to day with extra tedium. I’ve gotten that one before: “So why’d you pick a stick shift?…

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Toyota’s New FT1 Concept on Jay Leno’s Garage

Soon: F1-inspired KERS in your daily driver

Volvo apparently ran a test mule S60 T5 that was equipped with an F1-inspired Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). Top Gear UK was able to give it a run and the results are interesting. Without going over too much of the same stuff in the article – when you brake the kinetic energy lost goes…

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Nissan’s DiG-T R: 40kg, 1.3L, 3 Cylinders, 400HP and 280lb-ft.

This is something we were talking about when we were putting together parts for an E30 build; after discussing the new changes to F1 and the new KERS system. Nissan had developed a new engine to go into their Le Mans ZEOD (Zero Emissions on Demand) race car; that would power the vehicle and charge…

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Red Bull’s Vettel and Ricciardo explain the 2014 F1 Changes

Red Bull released a pretty cool video that explained many of the changes for the 2014 F1 Season, definitely worth a watch, even if you aren’t a fan of the racing series.

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What is a “Dog Box”?

In the previous post, we talked about the Fiat Abarth 695 and how it’s coming to town with a dog box transmission and how unique that is in the current automotive market (I don’t think there’s a single consumer available car that has one at the moment).     Note the upshifts in this video.…

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