Best Sport-Performance Cars: 2019 Canadian Car of the Year Roundup


The annual Canadian Car of the Year program (CCOTY) is a unique opportunity provided by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) for members to test the year’s latest and greatest cars,

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The annual Canadian Car of the Year program (CCOTY) is a unique opportunity provided by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) for members to test the year’s latest and greatest cars, SUVs, CUVs and trucks back-to-back on road and track to determine the year’s Canadian car and utility vehicle of the year. The featured track is the driver development track at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (nee Mosport). Testing also took place on the roads in and around the Bowmanville area where the track’s located. There’s even an advanced off-road course to really put the CUVs and SUVs to the test. While we test cars year ’round, aside from the odd comparison choice rare is the chance to test them shoulder to shoulder as we do here.

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First drive of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N: Blowing by Expectations

Sacramento, CA ‘ The folks of Hyundai are calling the new Veloster N the company’s Corner Rascal, which pretty clearly tells you how they want you to perceive the performance version of its little three-door model. The first car to carry the N badge from the manufacturer was made to raise the pulse of its driver, not to break any speed records.

To hear N division head (and former BMW M division boss) Albert Biermann tell it, the Veloster N is an affordable car but it’s also incredibly fun to drive. Countless hours of testing were spent on the N’rburgring track to fine-tune the product so that it could hold its own against the best pocket rockets on the market. I headed to Sacramento, California for the global presentation of Hyundai’s performance car to see if all the effort was worth it.

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Lewis Hamilton is now established among the greatest Formula One drivers

In claiming his fifth world championship title, Lewis Hamilton has firmly ensconced himself in the pantheon of Formula One greats.

Ever since joining the McLaren stable as a precociously talented 13 year old, Hamilton’s stock has only gone up as he achieved the rare feat of marrying expectations with results.

His supreme talent has guided him to four world championships in the past five years to go alongside the one he won in just his second ever season, all the while breaking the mould from what many still consider to be a privileged, white man’s sport to sit on the cusp of becoming the sport’s greatest-ever champion.

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  • Date: 2018-10-29T10:05:24+1100
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MEDLAND: Changing the question: From great to the greatest?

There are only two men in the history of Formula 1 who can replace Hamilton’s name with their own in that sentence. Juan Manuel Fangio ‘ who Hamilton has now equaled ‘ and Michael Schumacher.

Greatness is not defined simply in the number of titles or wins, but there is no debating that Hamilton is a great of this sport. What you have to ask now is, is he the greatest ever?

I’m not going to try and answer that question directly, because I’m one of those who believes it is unfair to judge drivers of different eras against each other. It’s difficult enough in any sport, but one that involves so much technology and development ‘ where the cars have advanced to a huge extent and are massively different to those of the past ‘ makes accurate comparisons even harder to achieve.

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  • Date: 2018-10-29T02:07:52+00:00
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Lewis Hamilton wins F1 title, Max Verstappen wins Mexican Grand Prix

MEXICO CITY (AP) ‘ Lewis Hamilton won his fifth career Formula One championship with a fourth-place finish Sunday at the Mexican Grand Prix, a race dominated by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

Hamilton’s season championship was all but assured, and after a brief bid for the lead off the start and a scary run off the track late, he finished off the title with a drive further into the F1 record books. The British driver tied the late Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina for second-most titles in F1 history. Only Germany’s Michael Schumacher has more with seven.

The 33-year-old Hamilton won titles with McLaren in 2008 and with Mercedes in 2014, 2015 and 2017. He also clinched last season’s title in Mexico City.

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  • Date: 2018-10-28T23:11:27+00:00
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Safety? It’s more about how you drive than what you drive

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  • Publisher: The Globe and Mail
  • Date: 2018-10-31T16:09:22-0400
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