Category: Event

Cadillac ATS-V.R GT3 | Shaun Keenan

Cadillac V-Series Tech: Track-Tested to the Driveway

Just days before the L.A. Auto Show last fall, Cadillac hosted Ignition in Austin, Texas for an exclusive event at the Circuit of the Americas that included a sneak peek at the brand’s latest track weapon – the stunning Cadillac ATS-V.R race car – and hot laps with Johnny O’Connell in his 2014 Pirelli World Challenge championship-winning CTS-V race car… 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 →

AMG Driving Academy: A prelude to a thrill

The Spring 2013 issue of PRN Ignition, Canada’s No. 1 magazine for automotive enthusiasts, is well into production. Among a trunkload of amazingly cool content we’ve driven high and low to procure, we’ve assembled a couple of guides that highlight some of the finest racing and performance driving schools all across this country. My assignment took me to the Canadian… Read more →

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Aiieee Canada!

Canada’s next car of the year will be Korean! And, my money is on this Kia. The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) today announced the top three finalists in its 2012 Canadian Car of the Year competition at the Montreal International Auto Show. The finalists in the three categories are [drum roll]: for, 2012 Canadian Car of the Year,… Read more →

Journauto records his test drive scores at Test Fest

2012 Canadian Car of the Year Category Winners

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – More than 70 of Canada’s top automotive journalists spent last week in the Niagara-on-the-Lake to determine the “Best New” cars and SUV/CUVs in 11 different vehicle categories, as part of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s (AJAC) annual Canadian Car of the Year Awards program. Journalist members spent four days intensively road and track testing the field… Read more →

Targa Newfoundland Final Report

From Rock star back to reality Following two days of rally school, a day of practice, one prologue day, and a full five days of competitive racing, I’m sad, happy and ultimately relieved the 2011 Targa Newfoundland is in the books. Let it be known, this was no cake walk. It’s been a tough slough and the Kia Forte Targa… Read more →

Targa Newfoundland Preview

Soldiering On: Life, Luck, Racing and Second Chances on the Rock Targa Newfoundland is a week-long 2,200-kilometre tarmac rally held annually throughout eastern and central Newfoundland. It is one of three internationally recognized Targa events and quite possibly Canada’s most-grueling motorsports event. The route is made up of approximately 40 competitive Targa stages where the road is closed to public… Read more →

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2011 Targa Newfoundland

I was in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada to compete in the 10th annual Targa Newfoundland from September 7th to 18th, 2011. I navigated for CTCC driver Jacques Deshaises in a 2010 Kia Forte Targa Koup SX. The car was owned by Kia Canada and powered by the 2.4-litre four-cylinder 16V DOHC engine that sends 176 hp and 170 lb-ft of… Read more →