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  • Auto Gallery named top used car dealer

    The accolades keep on coming for Auto Gallery of Canada, one of Manitoba’s top-selling used car dealers. The dealer at the west end of Portage Avenue has been bestowed the Top Choice Award for the 10th year in a row and Consumer’s Choice Award for the 10th time in 12 …

    February 24, 2017

  • Birchwood Group gets very own product genius

    Tony Pedreira has been a Birchwood Auto Group sales rep for more than 20 years. These days, he has a new designation: product genius.Predreira is the key piece in a new sales system that Birchwood introduced for its Mini brand in the fall. As he explains it, he is the …

    February 17, 2017

  • Leaping past the competition

    In the two years since the Capital Auto Group acquired the former Landau Ford Lincoln, the Winnipeg dealership in the Polo Park area has made great strides. Michael Park, Capital Ford Lincoln’s general sales manager, reports that last year, the dealership finished in fifth place among 22 Ford Lincoln stores …

    February 10, 2017

  • Learning to handle winter conditions in a controlled environment
    On thin ice at Porsche Camp4

    NOTRE-DAME-DE-la-MERCI Que. — OK, let’s see if I got this straight: hard turn left, a hard, short punch of the brakes followed by a quick turn to the right and… patience… patience... THROTTLE!It’s our third exercise of the day and it’s arguably the most difficult. It’s called the Scandinavian flick, …

    February 10, 2017

  • Mexico's La Carrera Panamericana is the perfect place to drive a Porsche
    Racing for pleasure in the Panamera

    TOLUCA, Mexico — In motorsports, legendary racing events abound — Targa Floria, Mille Miglia, Indy 500 — but perhaps few have had as lasting an impact on sports-performance cars as La Carrera Panamericana.The race’s golden era lasted only five years — 1950 to 1954 — but attracted racing icons Juan …

    February 3, 2017

  • Platinum Auto a stellar novice effort

    There are a lot of used car dealers in Winnipeg, but few can offer the range of services that Platinum Auto Sales can provide. The relatively new store at 3081 Portage Ave., formerly the home of Car World and, before that, Holiday Kia, provides sales and in-house financing, service and …

    January 27, 2017

  • River City opens new auto body shop

    The new River City Collision Centre (just east of River City Ford at 3636 Portage Ave.) opened for business in mid-December. According to Vern Barker, the dealership’s manager of fixed operations, business is booming."I can’t believe how busy we are at the collision centre," says Barker. "We are a lot …

    January 20, 2017

  • Bringing the Vickar touch to Vickar Ford

    Cam MacIver and his staff have given away their final bottle of mustard.On Jan. 1, after several months of negotiations, MacIver turned over the keys for the roughly 65-year-old Ford dealership on the corner of Main Street and Templeton Avenue (across from Kildonan Park) to the Vickar Family."We think there …

    January 13, 2017

  • Mitsubishi feature means you don't have to be in the car to have it park itself
    Self-parking cars hit new level

    OKAZAKI, Japan — The last time I was in Japan was the first time I saw a car park itself.It was 2003, and Toyota had developed for Prius a system that was the precursor for systems we see today: you control the speed and gear changes, it controls the wheel …

    January 6, 2017

  • Birchwood repair centre tops with award

    Birchwood Collision Centre stands head and shoulders above the competition as far as BMW Canada is concerned. In mid-December, the European luxury auto manufacturer presented the Pointe West Autopark collision repair facility with BMW Canada’s inaugural Sam Piercey Memorial Award for most improved BMW-certified collision repair operation in Canada."We were …

    January 6, 2017