Category: Aftermarket

Video: Mini JCW throwdown on Mosport autocross course

A John Cooper Works Mini showdown Almost four weeks ago, PRN IGNITION hooked up with DriveTeq, Engineered Automotive and Wheels on Edge at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for a showdown and a throwdown of Mini Cooper JCWs. One is from 2003 and the other from 2013. It’s the very limited Mini JCW GP, or Grand Prix, model in fact. One… Read more →

Michelin puts total performance into new A/S 3

From the race track to your street car Brothers Édouard and André founded Michelin well over a century ago in Clermont-Ferrand, France where the company’s headquarters are still located. The company mascot, Bibendum, a.k.a. the Michelin Man, is approaching his 120th birthday and remains one of the oldest trademarks in the world. Michelin has come a long way from repairing… Read more →

Teaser: Interview with Dario Franchitti

During last year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas I sat down with Dario Franchitti, reigning Indy 500 Champion and Target Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar driver, in his sponsor BorgWarner Turbo’s booth to get the Flying Scotsman thoughts on the 2012 season, Randy Barnard’s firing and his racing career – past, present and future – among other things. It starts like… Read more →

Vagkraft 2011

The fifth annual Vagkraft show, Canada’s premiere VW and Audi enthusiast event, was recently held at the Brampton Powerade Centre, drawing more than three hundred vehicles from Southern Ontario, the Northeast U.S. and even from as far away as Florida to the home of the OHL’s Brampton Battalion. The parking lot is dominated by Mk5/6 Golfs, VR6 Jettas, ‘90s Corrados… Read more →

Fiesta Rallying with Team O’Neil

I’m at the O’Neil Rally School and Car Control Center in moose and bear country to experience the Ford Fiesta in a way many never people will get to experience it, sliding sideways through muck and muddy puddles while being in complete control. The school is owned and operated by Tim O’Neil, a five-time U.S. and North American rally champ,… Read more →

Testing Pirellis greenest tires

Yesterday I went to a Pirelli Ride and Drive where I drove on Pirelli’s newest “Green” tire – Scorpion Verde All-Season – back-to-back against the Michelin Latitude H/T A/S in identically-prepped BMW X5 35d xDrive diesels. Conveniently, there was a handling course set up for us – consisting of a quick four-cone slalom leading into a sweeping right-hander with rumble… Read more →