2015 Ford Mustang GT - Shaun Keenan 2014

2014 TestFest: Viva Niagara!

What a week it has been, my friends! I just returned home from six days and six nights in the beautiful and vivacious gorge town known as Niagara Falls, Ontario. It was no second honeymoon and, no, I wasn’t there to gamble. I did break even at the Fallsview Casino roulette wheel though — the only gambling device I’ve ever… Read more →

Tested: 2015 VW Golf GTI Mk7

Hot Hatch 4 Life! The Golf has long been VW’s bread and butter. More than 30,000,000 of them have been sold since 1974. The first-generation Golf GTI (Mk1 or Mark 1) came a few years later, and was an instant hit upon arriving in European stores in ’76. By the time it came to Canadian showrooms in ’84 – a… Read more →

15 Best Drives of 2013

Seeing Red During the making of Ignition’s 2014-15 Luxury & Performance New Car Buyers Guide, I found myself reflecting on some of the cooler cars I’ve been lucky to drive over the past 12 months, and some of the most popular questions I’m asked. Besides “What car should I buy?” the two most common are probably: “What’s the best car?”… Read more →

Tested: 2014 Toyota Corolla S

Up up and away! The 2014 Toyota Corolla is not faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive. And no, it certainly does not leap over tall buildings in a single bound. It doesn’t grind or railslide, and it doesn’t drift. Unless, of course, you are the Stig. Or have a few tricks up your sleeve. Mercifully,… Read more →

Tested: 2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S

Jaguar is bringin’ sexy back! It’s been a while since I’ve driven a Jaguar as good as the 2014 F-Type. In fact, it was the 2008 XKR Coupe. It was brand new at the time, but the model is now on its last legs after its most recent (and probably final) refresh. The XKR’s 420-hp supercharged V8, luxury interior as… 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 →

Tested: Three BMWs put to the test (740Li edition)

Seventh Heaven Any time I get in a new BMW, I’m amazed at how certain things take me back to my childhood and teenage years and my dad’s ’85 735i. From the amber-on-black dash displays to the integrated computing power, everything about it was leagues ahead of everything I knew about cars at the time. Like a boss, I drove… 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 →