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Toyota recently announced that in the near future, all of its new vehicles will have advanced semi-autonomous driving features like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams and adaptive cruise control. I have a fair of experience with similar features from other brands, and admit that for a car that I use every day to go to work, […]

Old Car Feels


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Control capacity. I think a lot of people really don’t get it, but raw speed does not interest me much at all. Formula 1? I’m more interested in vintage touring cars. Downforce equipped super car on R comps? Nah I’d rather a 150hp lightweight on skinny street tires. 4WD 3 LSD rally car light on ice? A RWD boat seems […]

Control Capacity



We love Toyota. So much so that I named my youngest daughter after Toyota’s long running compact sports car, the Celica. Now Toyota has reciprocated, naming their most production ready concept from the Tokyo Motor show after my eldest daughter. We are honoured. And you thought I was just bullshitting when I told you that I my wife’s family was […]

Hinata Concept


Having a co-driver makes Solo a lot more fun. Here is a video I put together from last Sunday’s event at the Westerner grounds in Red Deer. Read fast, and don’t get hung up on my spelling and grammatical errors.

Performance Analysis



A. Chris Harris is a boss. If you don’t subscribe to his you tube channel, do it now and then go watch all of his videos dating back to the beginning of time (i.e. the dawn of the interwebz.) B. As he said… this particular video is what racing should be about. Damn look what pro drivers can do with […]

Man Crush


It was 2001; the summer of The Fast and the Furious. I had a fairly fresh driving license and a monopoly on the family Hyundai, but instead of mounting underglow [although tempting at the teenage-time], somehow I left the movie more interested to discover what double clutching was really for. I had never heard of Auto-X. Never ‘wrenched’ more than […]

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