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Gallery: 2014 GTI Treffen am Wörthersee

Story and photos by John LeBlanc REIFNITZ, Austria — Inaugurated by a few Volkswagen GTI fans 33 years ago getting together over Germany’s traditionally long Father’s Day weekend at the end of May, GTI Treffen am Wörthersee has turned into one of the largest show ‘n shine car shows in the world.

Top 10s: Wagons we want

Story by John LeBlanc Foreign-market station wagons are the car nutters’ holy grail. As practical as some crossovers and SUVs, but with the ride and handling of a regular sedan, traditional wagons have been sent to the scrap heap in North America. Somehow, though, wagons are still as popular as ever in more car-savvy countries. […]

2012 Geneva Motor Show: The best debuts NOT coming to Canada

By John LeBlanc GENEVA—For many car fans, the annual Swiss auto show held here at the foot of the Alps is strictly a “look-but-can’t-buy” proposition. While the auto industry has become a lot more global, regional regulations and consumer tastes still mean there are plenty of debuts here that will not be coming to Canada.

2011 Geneva Leftovers: Worst in Show

Story and photos by John LeBlanc GENEVA – If you’ve had a chance to take a look at the highlights from this year’s Geneva auto show, you more than likely already have an idea that this was one of the more diverse and interesting shows since the recent economic crisis rocked the automotive industry a […]

2011 Geneva: Skoda Vision D Concept

Story and photos by John LeBlanc GENEVA -Unlike any North American auto show, here in Geneva the massive VW Group gets to show off all of its brands, including the ones we Canadians don’t get, like Seat and Skoda. So while some may pine for such forbidden fruit, the Skoda Vision D concept won’t create […]

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