Car News

What happens to ugly cars no one wants to buy?

By amber.

Have you ever wondered what happens to ugly cars that no one buys? 

Cars like the Nissan Cube just seem to fade away into obscurity, without any mention from the media or from Nissan itself for that matter.

In fact, there doesn't really seem to be a definite answer to this question. These cars just eventually get pulled from the market, and probably simply recycled and sent to scrap yards.

Read more HERE!

Fun Fact Friday... Bet you'll never guess how this car ended up THERE

By amber.

Fun Fact Friday is back! And today we're asking...

Where's the weirdest place you've ever seen a car accident? Well, we think we can top that...

A showroom car crashed through the window of a Chinese dealership several stories up! What happened is that the customer wanted to test out the engine, but didn't realize the car was in gear!

Luckily, he didn't go all the way through the window, and was able to walk away from the incident unscathed. All that can be seen at the site of the accident is the demolished window of the showroom and half a car hanging out. How weird is that?

Hopefully none of you will ever get yourselves into such a position, but if you do, False Creek Collision will be right there to lend you a helping hand.

You can read more weird places to crash your car HERE.

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Stolen Corvette turns up 33 years later...

By amber.

33 years ago, George Talley's favorite 1979 Chevy Corvette was stolen from a Detroit suburb in 1981.

On June 13 of this year, he got a phone call from AAA. They told him that his stolen car had been recovered, and that it was ready to be picked up. 

The car appeared 840 miles from where George originally had his car stolen, and with 47,000 miles on it. 

Nevertheless, George has been reunited with his beloved Corvette, his favorite car by far out of the three other Corvettes that he's ever owned.  

Amazing!

Black Beauty up for auction

By amber.

The Green Hornet car that's up for auction is causing a buzz! It's based on the 1965 Chrysler Imperial, and has it's original 413 engine. It really is a Black Beauty!

Black Beauty

Fuel-cell or all-electric? The battle wages on..

By amber.

Global auto makers are arguing about which 'green car' strategy to take in order to dominate the market in the coming years.

Some say that fuel-cell vehicles are the way to go, while others are betting on all-electric cars.

Whatever the outcome, one thing's for certain: Low or zero-emissions vehicles will very soon dominate the independent travel market and governments world-wide will be putting stricter vehicle emissions standards in place.

What do you think? Read more here!

Tune-ups n' manicures

By amber.

Who would have guessed tune-ups and manicures go together?

A 'girly' garage has popped up in Paris, France, that caters primarily to women! Women (and men of course!) can go for a manicure, a massage and lessons in mechanics.

Most of the mechanics are females, and help women feel comfortable, confident and informed during the car repair process.

In addition to all of the above, they also have child-care facilities!

Now that's pretty awesome!

Read more here!

Female Mechanic

Cars made out of tomatoes? Wow!

By amber.

Did you know that Heinz and Ford are teaming up to determine if tomatoes can be used in the manufacture of car parts?

Apparently the fibers in tomato skins can be used to make wiring brackets or storage bins in cars instead of petroleum based products.

Maybe plant based plastics aren't such a futuristic idea after all! Click here to read more!

Tomato

35% more gridlock in Vancity

By amber.

Apparently Vancouver has the WORST grid lock in Canada. CTV News reports that the city has 35% congestion, meaning that it takes 35% longer to arrive at your destination than other parts of Canada.

Being stuck in traffic is no fun at all. Let's all do our part to walk, cycle or take public transport whenever we're able!Being stuck in traffic is no fun at all. Let's all do our part to make sure our vehicles adhere to air care regulations and are tuned up regularly!

Check out the article here!