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Two Near-New Bad-Ass Boss 302s Are For Sale in Canada, eh!

On: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 3:14PM | By: Andrew W Davis


2012 Boss 302 Prototype test 2

Living, as I do, in Southeast Michigan, I am constantly subjected to Canadian radio stations, with their better playlists, fewer commercials, and just general all-around better listening experiences. Granted, Detroit was/is the home of Motown, but that’s not really my thing. No, when it comes to classic and modern rock—plus pretty much anything else that makes your ears bleed in a good way—you’ve got to set your radio to something Canuck.

So I’m not quite sure why I was so surprised to find two of the most important and sought-after new(ish) Heavy Metal Mustangs for sale in Toronto this weekend, at Collector Car Productions April 5-6 sale in Toronto. Not only do they have a “Mint 1-of-1 Prototype Pre-Production” 2012 Boss 302 for sale, there's a reverse-color 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca, too.

[Granted, that doesn’t leave you much time to get your papers in order, but it’s not like anybody’s going to care if you’re border-hopping OUT of the U.S., right?...]


Finally! eBay Motors breaks the million-dollars-per-car mark on my latest Top Five list

On: Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 9:16AM | By: Andrew W Davis


eBay top sale 2012 Bugatti Veyron Gran Sport Convertible test 2

If you’re someone who follows eBay car sales on a regular basis—which I’m sure you aren’t—you’d see that the great rise in automotive sales prices at “real-world” auctions aren’t being mirrored by their online counterparts.

Yes, $5,546,234 is a lot of money for just five cars—especially as they sold amidst a sea of rusty Dusters and mold-attacked Cadillacs—but eBay nonetheless seems to attract only high-end new car dealerships’ listing dollars which are meant mostly to move now-out-of-fashion used exotics.

Still, watch things long enough and you’ll find that there are some really, really expensive, to-die-for modern hypercars on eBay every now and again. It just so happens that this time it was five basically all at once. Enjoy!


Uhm... Rolls Royce to Develop Plug-in Hybrid

On: Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 11:13AM | By: Teddy Field


Uhm... Rolls Royce to Develop Plug-in Hybrid test 1-1

If you can afford to buy a Rolls Royce, then you’re not going to be concerned about the gas mileage. You probably own an oil well, or a small country, and you need a suitable conveyance for your massive ego. Obviously, the traditional Rolls customer doesn’t want or need a plug-in hybrid. But government regulators are forcing them to make one…


THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK

On: Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 2:24PM | By: Karen Cook


THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK test 1-1

In my wanders around the internet looking for interesting topics for you to read, I have gathered some information that you should probably know about. Drunk driving is a big problem and it’s bad. Don’t do it. Ever. If you aren’t convinced, here is some food for thought.


 

Help! I've Eaten and I Can't Buckle Up

On: Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 1:59PM | By: Karen Cook


Help! I've Eaten and I Can't Buckle Up test 1-1

One third of the population in American is overweight. Another third is obese. Why bring this up on an automotive website? People who are in this category either can’t or won’t wear seatbelts, which has been recently reported in a study published online by the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.


Report: F1 2014 Testing Day 4

On: Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 9:08AM | By: Nick Bakewell


Williams FW36 test 2

And so it is that the first of F1’s pre-season tests comes to a close—not with a whimper but with several bangs, as the teams running Renault engines were forced to pack up and leave early, hampered by some fairly significant technical issues. More ill news for defending champions Red Bull, as a series of electrical and heat-management gremlins saw them complete a scant 21 laps over the course of the four-day test. Speculation abounds that the issues inherent in the Red Bull car (christened the RB10) are the result of chief designer Adrian Newey’s overly aggressive packaging of the car’s power systems. Whatever the case, the majority of fans who are sick of seeing Red Bull endlessly march from title to title are understandably sanguine about this season’s prospects.


Big Options for a Little Car

On: Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 8:47AM | By: Karen Cook


Big Options for a Little Car test 1-1

In the spring, dealerships will begin receiving the new 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtops, but you don’t have to wait to begin building yours. The manufacturer’s website, MINIUSA.com, is up and running with more options for this little car than ever before.


Report: F1 2014 Testing Day 2 & 3

On: Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 10:28AM | By: Nick Bakewell


Report: F1 2014 Testing Day 2 & 3 test 1-1

Now that testing’s commenced, the world of F1 is once again publicly in motion. Flurries and drifts of rumor and speculation are rapidly piling up as the teams continue to pound their cars around Circuito de Jerez, revealing and exorcising a myriad of technological demons resulting from the complex new power units at the heart of this year’s cars.


Report: F1's First Day of 2014 Testing

On: Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 3:09PM | By: Nick Bakewell


Ferrari F14T test 2

Today marked the first day that 2014’s flotilla of title contenders were allowed to run on track, and I’m pleased to say that it fit my expectations and predictions to a T. The first of the three pre-season tests began today at Circuito de Jerez, and will be followed by two further tests at Sakhir International Circuit in Bahrain.


GM Recalls 300,000 New Pickup Trucks

On: Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:31PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


GM Recalls 300,000 New Pickup Trucks test 1-1

General Motors has issued a recall of a whopping number of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The affected models have been cited as only 2014 models, specifically those with 4.3L V6 or 5.3L V8 engines. It seems these engines have a very bad habit of having their exhaust manifolds overheat when idling in cold temperatures. Obviously if the exhaust manifolds begin climbing to extremely high temperatures, it can damage, melt, or destroy surrounding engine components in the engine bay, and render a very new engine, very obsolete, very quickly.  

GM has already begun contacting customers, and will fix the problem by reprogramming the ECU to moderate exhaust temperatures within normal ranges free of charge. Chevy owners many contact GM at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC owners can contact GM at 1-800-462-8782 with questions or to schedule their fix. Read on for the full report ...


Five Questions You Should Answer Before Buying an Extended Warranty

On: Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:54PM | By: Bill Wilson


Five Questions You Should Answer Before Buying an Extended Warranty test 1-1

Extended vehicle warranties have become almost as common as life insurance and retirement funds.  On the surface they seem to make good sense.  After all, why pay through the nose for car repairs when you don’t have to?  But, before signing your name to an agreement that may or may not be worth the paper it’s printed on, ask yourself the following questions first: