Category: Racing

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 →

Wolf GBO8 | Shaun Keenan

Featured: Wolf Racing GB08 Sport Prototype

The Wolf of Mosport Walter Wolf stormed onto the Formula One racing scene in the mid 1970s with visions of grandeur. After purchasing a major stake in Frank William Racing Cars and rescuing the defunct Hesketh Racing team in 1976, the Austrian-born Canadian oil baron gave it the old college try and formed Walter Wolf Racing to compete in the… Read more →

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 →

50 years of the Porsche 911

A special sports car celebrates a special anniversary I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but 2013 is the year of the Porsche 911. At PRN Ignition, we began the celebration early. While I am fully aware that snow is the last thing on most people’s minds this time of year, any day is as good as the next to reflect… Read more →

Tested: 2014 Jeep Cherokee SRT

SRT pours on the awesome sauce As it were, the 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT eats up the 20-turn COTA F1 track like Cookie Monster does chocolate chip cookies – nom nom nom! Gearshifts are so smooth and seamless, the chassis so firmly glued to the tarmac you’d swear this is no SUV. Tooling around on the street, the SRT V8… 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 →

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 →

To be fast or not to be; school is cool!

You have a fast car and some cash to burn fuel and tires, but are you fast? Given the chance to race the clock against another person on the same race track under the same conditions, would you be the fastest? Could you be the fastest? Well, to answer any of these questions you need a car and a willingness… Read more →