Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
An Ontario woman was so known for her usual tea order at Tim Hortons that mourners felt the best way to honor her memory was to take the funeral procession through Timmies’ drive-thru.
CJ Wilson Racing driver Danny Burkett is at his home race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park this weekend. For qualifying, he donned one of his older racing suits that is so Canadian, it makes me want to chug maple syrup and duct tape two K-Cars together for the Possum Lodge.
Yesterday, on a rainy day in Canada, someone in an orange Lamborghini Gallardo crashed and caused the car’s entire fuel supply to undergo an exothermic combustion reaction, CTV News Vancouver reports. The pictures and video of the wreckage show a car that appears to have melted and become one with the asphalt.
Looks like a race in Canada went full Mario Kart over the weekend—not only does one kart leap straight over a competitor, it sticks the landing and keeps cruising!
In a statement that should surprise nobody who’s given it more than a few moments of thought, Barrie Kirk, Executive Director of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Center of Excellence, stated that he believed there’s going to be a lot more car-fucking once we let the cars drive. No shit, Barrie.
We’ve already seen stories of people tracking down long-lost cars from their youths, but none of those stories involved a badass Volvo 142 racecar. This one does.
Forty-five-year-old NASCAR racer Derek White is said to be among some 60 people arrested in what’s being called “the biggest tobacco-smuggling bust in North American history.” Bloomberg and others are reporting that the operation is linked to biker gangs and international organized crime.
A 31-year-old man allegedly hijacked a Toronto Transit Commission bus with a knife in order to get to Tim Hortons. In perhaps the most Canadian story ever, Global News reports that the man believed he had overdosed on drugs and stopped to call 911 on himself.
Most traffic cameras do their jobs just fine, but without any real, you know, panache. They tend to focus on streams of traffic, with little regard for aesthetics. But not this one traffic camera on a Montreal bridge, which took a pretty fantastic picture of a snowy owl.
Big changes are underway in Ottawa since the Liberals’ big election win. One of these is the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Harjit Sajjan, a former anti-gang police detective, highly decorated soldier, military intelligence genius, and Canada’s newest Minister of Defense.
Winter is coming (winter IS coming), and while the unknowledgeable of the world complain about doing things with their cars, those who truly understand know that it’s the best time to be a hoon. But with that in mind, please don’t be like these Quebecois loons.
Canada has had its very own F-35 saga over the last decade. In Ottawa, the beleaguered jet is so politically controversial that its procurement has become a major policy differential between the parties. Now, with the Liberals winning yesterday’s vote, it seems nearly impossible for the F-35 to find a home with…
I’m just going to say right up front that while I know what this guy did is wrong, I admire his cheapskate ingenuity, and I think it’s too harsh a penalty to take away his Geo Metro. Here’s the guy’s crime: he rigged a license-plate flipper to avoid paying tolls. In Canada.
900 pages must be memorized in three weeks. A passing grade on the subsequent test is 85 percent, and most score above a 95 percent. On just one section, a tiny mistake can result in instant failure. And that’s before you ever get in the jet.
This awesome 360° video, shot from inside the Heritage Flight Museum’s P-51D Mustang “Val-Halla” being flown by Greg Anders, shows what flying a Heritage Flight alongside an F-22 looks like. The icons of American air power old and new were flying together last week for the Abbotsford International Air Show in Canada.
I was drawn to this lovely new Mustang because it has these stunning forest green stripes. No one uses British racing green anymore unless it’s a retro-themed Lotus or something. Turns out, these stripes are more Canadian than Timbits and poutine combined, and they just won pole position for their class.
Some creative Canadian cooked up with absurd chain-driven mower-based screw-propelled Max Max vehicle and we salute him.