Archive for the ‘Automotive’ Category

Race car built by Sheridan Motorsports team in national competition this weekend

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
The Sheridan Motorsports team

The Sheridan Motorsports team

The Sheridan Motorsports team has designed and built a weekend autocross race car, which will compete against 30 entrants from universities across Canada and the US at the Formula North competition in Barrie, ON from May 23-26, 2013.

The competition asks teams to assume the role of a manufacturer and present their prototype for an open-cockpit, single-seat autocross vehicle to a group of investors. Built with the weekend enthusiast in mind, their design must also be low-cost, reliable, and easy to maintain. The jury, which consists of experts from the motorsport, automotive and supplier industries, judges teams through a series of static and dynamic events in which teams earn points for everything from the car’s design, engineering, braking, acceleration, endurance and fuel economy to its production costs, business plan, and marketability.

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The Cadillac ATS – “I didn’t want to give it back!”

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

When people refer to the best of something, they sometimes use the saying “the Cadillac of”. Such as “the Cadillac of strollers”, or “the Cadillac of minivans”. And regardless of whether or not the minivan in question is a General Motors product, the parent company of the Cadillac brand, people are referring to the fact that the minivan is THE best minivan around. The Cadillac brand is an iconic one, and has been a part of automobile history since 1943, and I remember even when I was a kid; a Cadillac was a car that fancy people drove. It represented prestige. (more…)

Appleby Welcomes Porsche 2012 Concours d’Elegance

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Otto, Mike & Chris

Otto, Mike & Chris

The Upper Canada Region Porsche Club of America and Pfaff Autoworks Collision and Repairs presented the Porsche 2012 UCR Concours d’Elegance: “On The Grass And In The Green” on the vast, prestigious grounds of Appleby College in Oakville, featuring a Peer-Judging Concours for Porsche Cars Only Award and a People’s Choice Winner of Show Award.

This weekend there were eighteen separate classes of Porsche vehicles, from models 356 to 991, from all over Ontario, on display and open for the public to view and admire, all free of charge, with all proceeds being donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

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Lockwood Chrysler Sponsors Oakville’s 2012 Canada Day

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
The All New FIAT 500 & Alex

The All New FIAT 500 & Alex

Lockwood Chrysler is home to the all new FIAT 500 and proud to be amongst the sponsors for Oakville’s Canada Day. Oakville’s 2012 Canada Day festivities brought to you by Bronte Village by the Lake, being held on July 1st in Bronte Heritage Park, is fortunate this year to have amongst their sponsors J. Lockwood Chrysler, located at 175 Wyecroft Road in Oakville. Valuing their involvement within the Oakville community, Lockwood Chrysler is happy to be joining with the Bronte Village BIA and the Town of Oakville to celebrate our Canadian heritage.

Lockwood Chrysler is excited to be presenting the all new Fiat 500 and will have the car, along with a Jeep Wrangler and a Dodge Caravan in Bronte for Canada Day. Several expert representatives will be on hand to explain the interesting and delightful features of the vehicles and to give Oakvillians the opportunity to sit in the vehicles, meet the friendly Lockwood staff and to extend an invitation to come and visit their showroom sporting a comprehensive selection of new and used cars, trucks and SUVs.

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State of the art Porsche Centre coming to Oakville

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Porsche Centre Oakville

Porsche Cars Canada announced this week that the Policaro Automotive Family will open an all-new, multi-million-dollar Porsche dealership in Oakville.

Conveniently located on the south side of the QEW, Porsche Centre Oakville will formally open its doors in 2013. Canada’s fifteenth Porsche Centre, and the third to open its doors in as many years, will be led by Dealer Principal Tony Policaro and General Manager Francesco Policaro.

The facility itself will be just under 5,000 square meters – boasting a 22 vehicle showroom, 18 vehicle indoor parking, Porsche After Sales Service Centre including Porsche Classic Service, Porsche Club Lounge which will include a full gourmet professional kitchen, Porsche Café, Porsche Driver’s Selection Boutique, Porsche Kid’s Play area, GT3 Cup driving simulator, and a convenient indoor After Sales Reception Area.

“We are excited to be joining the Porsche family,” said Tony Policaro. “We have a great deal of respect for Porsche as a brand, Porsche Cars Canada and the Canadian network that we are joining. We are also thrilled at the opportunity to operate in such a fantastic community in Oakville and will do our best to represent Porsche and contribute to its continued success and future growth.”

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