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Affordable vehicles offered with unique paint palette

Here’s our selection of visual drama for your driveway

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The great thing about buying an inexpensive t-shirt is the freedom to select just about any colour on the rainbow. Red, yellow, aquamarine — they’re all suitable for that scrap of cloth you’re donning before heading to the beach.

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A suit and tie, on the other hand, are generally restricted to a socially acceptable medley of blacks and greys from the dour greyscale. There are exceptions, of course. Your author has a couple of fantastic Elie Balleh blazers up in his closet that he refuses to bring on press trips for fear of evoking jealousy deeper than the Marianas Trench, while a guy called Fresh, who serves as tailor for artist The Weeknd, recently regaled media with the fact he made over 18 red suits for the musician’s “After Hours” tour. So not all suits are cut from the same cloth (pun firmly intended).

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This phenomenon extends to the car industry. The most popular colours in Canada for the last several years have been some variant of white, grey, or black — which, as pedants will note, aren’t really colours at all. The reason for this has many prongs: car companies can be less likely to offer vivid shades on some vehicles lest the colour fall out of fashion and some customers fear the novelty of a bright colour will quickly wear off and leave them sadly looking at a lime green vehicle for the next five years.

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Policaro Auto Group hosts annual Track Day to raise money

It was a gathering for giving, gratitude, and much more at the Canadian Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ont.

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Francesco Policaro was overcome with emotion as he addressed a crowd of more than 300 when he spoke about his auto group’s connection to the SickKids Hospital and Foundation.

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He and his wife Natasha tragically lost a baby in 2017 due to a fetal cardiac diagnosis. The couple received care at SickKids during the tragedy and formed a connection with the hospital that has grown into something incredible.

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“(As you know), I lost a child to hypoplastic left heart syndrome. We were devastated and didn’t think we had another chance, but we were blessed to have (another) little guy,” the president and CEO of Policaro Auto Group told the crowd.

In 2020, the couple had another child, Noah. However, they never forgot about their first experience and the baby that tragically passed away.

Policaro Group Track Day and history of charitable endeavours

Through events and fundraisers, including its annual Heart Month and Track Day at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, which took place on Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Policaro Group has supported hundreds of children in care suffering from fetal cardiac diseases across southern Ontario.

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The track day event offers an annual opportunity for eventgoers, corporate sponsors, and families to enjoy a fully catered breakfast and trackside lunch. The event Wednesday also

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Pickup driver forced to scrap truck due to deleted emissions

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Mike Sebold, the owner of the diesel Ram truck, received a letter from the DEP in late July saying that the car needed to be returned to stock or taken off the road with in a 60-day timeframe that had a deadline of Sept. 25, according to The Drive. Sebold quickly replied, deciding against returning the Ram to stock, which would’ve cost around $10,000.

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Instead, Sebold decided to turn in his plates and keep the car for off-road use, if permitted.

“I’m going to hand in the plates, hand in the registration, and I’m going to ask that they title it salvaged or as an off-road vehicle only, if they allow that,” Sebold told The Drive. “Then I’m going to go to the fair in town and I’m going to run my truck in the truck pull. If it blows up, it blows up. I don’t care because I’m scrapping the engine anyway.”

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However, he said that wasn’t good enough for the DEP, who then forced him to make an appointment at the scrap yard — currently booked for Sept. 16, nine days ahead of the 60-day deadline.

A New Jersey DEP agent told The Drive, “Mr. Sebold has informed the Department that he intends to bring his truck to a scrap yard on Sept. 16 and have it destroyed, although the Department has explained to Mr. Sebold on multiple occasions that the Department would extend the 60-day deadline cited in compliance requirements to give him time

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Ford surprise-drops track-focused 500-hp 2024 Mustang Dark

The new trim, which debuted at the 2022 Detroit auto show, marks the first all-new Mustang performance name in over 20 years

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Ford had a crowd of media, owners, and enthusiasts gathered in downtown Detroit to welcome the new seventh-generation Mustang, but also to prank them when the event’s host hastily said “goodnight” after introducing the coupe and convertible EcoBoost and V8 models. Turns out the event wasn’t over, and even as the Internet saw pre-written stories about the launch, written by journalists using materials provided in advance, crop up, Ford did what is increasingly difficult in this digitally enabled world and surprised us all with a brand-new performance model that nobody saw coming. 

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It’s called the “Dark Horse,” and it’s the brand’s first such new performance name on Mustang since the Bullitt trim was introduced in 2001. There’s a Dark Horse S for the track-day hero who also wants to bomb around town; and the Dark Horse R that’s made expressly for racing, something the brand says it plans to do a lot of in the car, including at Le Mans. 

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Ford says it’s targeting 500 horsepower with the V8 Coyote engine that will run at “480-plus” in the regular V8 models. Engineers coaxed the extra horses out of the most powerful Coyote V8 to ever enter a Mustang with piston connecting rods first used in the Shelby GT500,

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This Automotive Information feature lists dealership acquisitions as reported by brokers, official bulletins and news media. The CEOs of the Massive Three requested government aid in November 2008, but sentiment in Congress was towards the automakers, especially after it was revealed that they had flown to Washington D.C. on their non-public company jets. In December 2008, President Bush gave $17.four billion to GM and Chrysler from the Troubled Asset Reduction Program as momentary relief for his or her cash move problems. Several months later, President Obama shaped the Presidential Activity Drive on the Auto Industry to determine the right way to handle GM and Chrysler. Chrysler received a complete of $12.5 billion in TARP funds and entered Chapter 11 chapter in April 2009.

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