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Bill Vance: American power meets English style in MGB GT V-8

Bill Vance: American power meets English style in MGB GT V-8

The handling, style and dash of an English sports car wedded to smooth American V-8 power would likely have enjoyed popularity in North America
John Ducker: For safety's sake, it's time to limit passenger vehicle size

John Ducker: For safety's sake, it's time to limit passenger vehicle size

Large high-grilled SUVs and trucks cause more fatal injuries to pedestrians and cyclists than their lower-built passenger car contemporaries
Bill Vance: Lancia Aurelia featured world's first production car V-6

Bill Vance: Lancia Aurelia featured world's first production car V-6

V-6 engines are now the “big” engine on the North American automotive scene, the role the V-8 used to fill.
Bill Vance: Scout II an early example of the sport utility vehicle

Bill Vance: Scout II an early example of the sport utility vehicle

The Scout II was discontinued in 1980 after more than 530,000 Scouts had been built
John Ducker: Value of crosswalk countdown timers still up for debate

John Ducker: Value of crosswalk countdown timers still up for debate

B.C.’s Motor Vehicle Act says: When the words “Wait”, “Don’t Walk” appear or if a raised hand symbol is displayed, a pedestrian must not enter the roadway
John Ducker: As a driver, it’s your responsibility to see what's out there

John Ducker: As a driver, it’s your responsibility to see what's out there

A few years ago when I bought myself a newer used vehicle I started having regular close calls with pedestrians in crosswalks or cars coming in from my left or my right, say at a four-way stop.
Bill Vance: Little Henry J didn't last long in big-car loving U.S.

Bill Vance: Little Henry J didn't last long in big-car loving U.S.

Henry J. Kaiser and Joseph W. Frazer were keen to cash in on what they knew would be a huge pent-up demand for cars after the Second World War’s automobile production interruption. Both were successful businessmen.
Driving school installs cameras in bid to ensure safety during lessons

Driving school installs cameras in bid to ensure safety during lessons

A local driving school has installed cameras in all its vehicles in the wake of sexual-assault allegations against the owner of another driving school. DriveWise B.C.
Bill Vance: J-cars were GM's attempt to beat imports

Bill Vance: J-cars were GM's attempt to beat imports

General Motors was determined to do it right this time after several attempts. It had decided to build a smaller car as far back as the 1940s and developed the 1947 Chevrolet Cadet, but cancelled it before production.
John Ducker: Some ordinary drivers who became angels

John Ducker: Some ordinary drivers who became angels

We often tend to think the worst of the drivers around us. They cut us off. They drive too fast or too slow. Often they seem to move heedlessly in their “me first” universe. There is some truth in that.