Give credit to the ‘Fox body’ Mustang

This 1987 Cobra R is a fine specimen from Mustang's third generation.

by Paul Endlicher, Special to Wheelstalk.com - Re: Drop top Mustang turns plenty of heads Your perspective and commentary on the latest (well, not counting the just announced 2015’s) S197 series about their build quality and obvious move upscale when compared to the previous SN95 (1994-2004) and Fox platforms (1979-93) is bang on the money. I have rented a half dozen of these newer cars, including a Shelby convertible, and find them to be … [Read more...]

Classic cars coming to Celebration Square

Above The Classics On The Square committee meets at city hall to plan the July 6, 2014 car show, the first of its kind to be held at Celebration Square. Pictured are (from left) Ari Barry, Carl Wall, Councillor Ron Starr, Blaine Shaw (seated), Ed Barry, Ron Duquette and Pat Shaw. Photo by Jason Okolisan.

By Jason Okolisan, Special to Wheelstalk.com - Classic car fans should mark Sunday, July 6 on their 2014 calendar as that is the date for the first full-scale car show to be held at Mississauga Celebration Square. The show, appropriately named “Classics On The Square” is presented by the Mississauga Classic Car Club and will feature approximately 250 cars in the main display area plus additional show parking in one of the lots across from … [Read more...]

Two winners celebrate at local Kia dealership

Pictured in centre is NewRoads Automotive President and CEO Michael Croxon. To the right (and holding the sign) is contest winner Jennifer Jones, along with her husband Jeff and their two children – and the rest of the team from Kia of Newmarket.

Metroland Media - Christmas came early for two York Region residents, both having won their purchases at Kia of Newmarket as part of Kia Canada’s Winterfest program. During the contest period, all those who purchased a new Kia vehicle were entered, providing a chance to win one of 60 vehicles that were given away over 60 days. The contest ended December 30. Although it may seem a coincidence that two winners would have come from the same … [Read more...]

Kia ‘drives change’ at local dealership

From left are Tanya Chambers - MADD York Region volunteer, Kathy Mitchell - MADD York Region President, William Tay - MADD York Region volunteer, Maria Soklis - Kia Canada Inc. Vice President and COO, and Sgt. Jason McIlveen - York Regional Police.

Metroland Media - Traffic was running a little slow northbound on Yonge St. Wednesday morning, but it was all for a good cause. Kia Canada, working with York Regional Police, helped deliver a vital message to drivers as R.I.D.E. spot checks took place from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. in front of the Kia of Newmarket dealership. Nearly 1,000 vehicles were stopped during that time, and messages from MADD – in partnership with Kia – were handed out … [Read more...]

Dealership hosts annual classic car show

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

Metroland Media Despite the scorching weather, hundreds came out to enjoy the second annual NewRoads Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Classic Car Show on July 14. On hand were approximately 100 vehicles, representing most manufacturers, with everything from a classic 1955 Chevy Nomad and 1956 Thunderbird, to some heavily modified Camaros and Mustangs from this decade. Aside from cars, there were plenty of free activities for kids, including … [Read more...]

Dealership packed for new car giveaway

Newmarket Infiniti Nissan general manager and president Greg Carrasco (right) hands Nick Aida the keys to his new car at the dealership on Saturday. (photo - Nick Iwanyshyn/YRMG)

Metroland Media/WheelsTalk.com – A lucky Nick Aida received the keys to his new car last Saturday as the winner of Newmarket Infiniti Nissan’s “Second Key Event.” Any car that was sold during the months of September and October qualified the purchaser for a chance to win a 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan. At the December 15 event, which drew a crowd of approximately 200, the names of all purchasers were drawn until a winner was declared. This was the … [Read more...]

Honda achieves production milestone in Canada

6 Millionth Vehicle produced by Honda Canada

Metroland Media/Wheelstalk.com - On November 27th, 2012 Honda celebrated a milestone as the company built its six-millionth vehicle in Canada. This impressive feat took place during the company's 26th year of Canadian vehicle production in Alliston Ontario, home to Honda of Canada Mfg. Honda became the first Japanese automaker to manufacture cars in Canada in 1986 when the company opened the doors of its Alliston Ontario plant. The plant … [Read more...]

Highway 11 Cruisers Gala for SickKids

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The Highway 11 Cruisers C.C. is excited to announce the New Year’s Eve Gala in support of SickKids Hospital Foundation at the Deli House (1220 Stellar Drive, Newmarket) on Monday December 31st, 2012 from 6pm to 2am. The night will include an antipasto bar, hot hors d'oeuvres, a dinner buffet with desserts, late night buffet, cash bar, door prizes, silent auction, casino games, live music, DJ, dancing and more. Tickets are now on sale for … [Read more...]

Local dealership delivers common-sense car care tips

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Metroland Media/Wheelstalk.com - Christine Mitchell calls herself “The Car Lady,” but if she wasn’t a licensed technician with 28 years experience, she could easily perform stand-up comedy. On September 17, Mitchell addressed a full house at Highland GM in Aurora, delivering snippets of automotive wisdom interspersed with jokes and one-liners that kept the audience laughing – and focused on her message of common-sense car care. She was … [Read more...]

Cruise to support Doane House Hospice

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Metroland Media/Wheelstalk.com - The scorching heat did little to deter auto enthusiasts, who came out in large numbers to Highway 11 Cruisers Roadhouse & Rose Cruise. The event, which took place on Sunday, June 10, was in support of Doane House Hospice. Aside from the many hot rods and classic cars, those in attendance enjoyed a live band, DJ, food, vendors, silent auction, kids’ activities and more. Check out the Wheelstalk … [Read more...]