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Age does nothing to slow down Victoria race car driver Bill Okell

Age does nothing to slow down Victoria race car driver Bill Okell

Bill Okell continues looking for more speed at an age when most people are slowing down. “I’m still driven to improve and get faster,” said the 66-year-old auto racer.
Bill Vance: DAF made its mark with 'Variamatic' transmission

Bill Vance: DAF made its mark with 'Variamatic' transmission

Van Doornes Automobielfabriek (DAF) of Endhoven, the Netherlands, was far better known for commercial vehicles than for cars.
Bill Vance: 1931 Imperial was Chrysler’s stunning entrance into luxury-car market

Bill Vance: 1931 Imperial was Chrysler’s stunning entrance into luxury-car market

Chrysler has had its ups and downs over the years and in 2014 landed in the arms of Italy’s Fiat, becoming Fiat Chrysler. With the recent addition of the French PSA Group It is now named Stellantis.
New car share service drives into Victoria this weekend

New car share service drives into Victoria this weekend

Victoria’s increased urban density, environmental bent and active-transit network have set the stage for a new car-share program to hit the streets.
Bill Vance: The Avanti was Studebaker's brave attempt to save itself

Bill Vance: The Avanti was Studebaker's brave attempt to save itself

When the Studebaker Avanti was announced in 1962 Studebaker history already dated back 110 years to 1852. It began when Clem and Henry Studebaker opened a blacksmith/wagon shop in South Bend, Indiana.
Distracted driving not limited to holding cellphone, says B.C. Appeal Court

Distracted driving not limited to holding cellphone, says B.C. Appeal Court

VANCOUVER — The offence of distracted driving is not limited to a driver holding a cellphone in their hands while behind the wheel, B.C.’s highest court has ruled.
Bill Vance: Y-Job was one man's vision of the future

Bill Vance: Y-Job was one man's vision of the future

The new LaSalle marque introduced by Cadillac was more than a “companion car” for General Motors’ most prestigious nameplate; it is credited with formalizing automobile styling.
Bill Vance: German auto maker pioneered rotary engine

Bill Vance: German auto maker pioneered rotary engine

The NSU company of Neckarsulm, Germany, (NSU’s name was a derivative of Neckersulm) began manufacturing knitting machines in 1873, later going into bicycles and motorcycles.
Bill Vance: Despite success at Le Mans, Nash-Healey sales never took off

Bill Vance: Despite success at Le Mans, Nash-Healey sales never took off

George Mason, president of Nash Kelvinator Corp., was pondering how they could sharpen up the image of the company’s cars. Aware of the sporty roadsters that were popular in Europe, he wondered about something like that for Nash.
Bill Vance: Interstate highway system inspired by autobahns

Bill Vance: Interstate highway system inspired by autobahns

It is hard to imagine the United States without its interstate highways, the 43,000-mile (68,600-kilometre) limited access multi-lane divided expressways that carry people and commerce from coast to coast and border to border without a single stoplig