Category: Press release

Back at Performance Publications

Alas, the day has come. After diving head first in to the automotive freelancing waters some seven-and-a-half years ago, it’s finally time to come back up for some air. I haven’t crossed over to the Dark Side (as in Public Relations), but I have come back to the land of full-time working zombies as the new Group Managing Editor for… Read more →

Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Speeds Ahead

After a ground-breaking first season, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin enters its second year with three times the entries and three more races for 2012. Last year, less than two months before the first race, Porsche Canada announced North America’s newest single-make racing series, the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada. Designed to develop new drivers and prepare them… Read more →

Elantra named Canadian Car of the Year

TORONTO (Ontario) Thursday, February 16, 2012 – In an early morning press conference at the opening of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the Hyundai Elantra was declared the 2012 Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Related posts: 2012 Canadian Car of the Year Category Winners Canadian Car of the Year… Read more →

Kia Optima SX

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 →

2010 Kia Forte Targa Koup

Targa Newfoundland here I come!

It is finally official! This Keenan and that Kia are headed to the Rock along with my fellow Autonet.ca journalist and CTCC driver Jacques Deshaies. And, beginning next week, you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and, of course, Autonet.ca. I’ll post again when I have some links for you to follow our progress day by day. I’ve even signed… Read more →

Car of the Year Category Winners

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – Seventy of Canada’s top automotive journalists spent this week in the picturesque tourist town of Niagara-on-the-Lake; but not for the scenery or the wine tasting. Journalist members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) were there for the express purpose of determining the ‘Best New’ cars and SUV/CUVs in 11 different vehicle categories, as part of… Read more →

Preview: 2012 McLaren MP4-12C

Okay, so blogging has been one of the furthest things from my mind lately, but I can no longer neglect this space. In an effort to make it up (to myself, that is), I’ve decided to do a write-up on one of the most anticipated cars of the decade. Without further ado, I give you the McLaren MP4-12C super car…… Read more →

Targa Newfoundland Here We Come

Not long before Christmas, a friend, colleague and fellow AJAC member, Kevin Corrigan, asked me if I would co-drive/navigate for him in the 2010 Targa Newfoundland tarmac rally. Seeing as he’d just purchased a shiny orange fully-built RWD rally car from the UK and I’ve been wanting to do this for sometime now, it was impossible to say no. Related… Read more →

2007 CCOTY overall winners

Toronto (Ontario) – During an early morning press conference at the opening of the 2007 edition of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) awardred Car of the Year honours to… The Toyota Camry Hybrid beat nine other “best new” category winners, announced November 21st, to win the top prize. This is the… Read more →