Canadian International AutoShow celebrates Hot Wheels

Indy 500 driver Scott Hargrove races for Castrol, sponsors of the Hot Wheels anniversary celebration at next months Canadian International Auto Show.

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — January 23, 2018 — While most children today will only have raced cars on video games, toy cars – particularly Hot Wheels – were the hook, line and sinker for many-a-career in the automotive sector.  To celebrate the brand’s fiftieth anniversary, visitors to the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto […]

Nova Scotian bodyshop resurrects classic car for dying dad

A 1965 Chevrolet pickup just like the one cancer-stricken Yvan Brien is refurbishing for his son.

By CRM Staff Elmsbridge, Nova Scotia — January 23, 2018 — A terminally ill man from the Northwest Territories is collaborating with Nova Scotian bodyshop Curtis Customs to rebuild his dream car  –  a 1965 Chevrolet pickup he intends to will to his son. Last autumn, Yvan Brien, himself a recently retired repair shop owner,  […]

Dry those reds with infrareds: B-TEC claims new product dries paint more quickly

B-TEC systems infrared light system cures urethane paint more quickly than convection cycle curing, according to the company.

Toronto, Ontario — January 23, 2018 — For paint shops looking to cure their cars without causing harm to the planet, B-TEC systems offers a new infrared-based drying tool designed to shorten curing times. Infrared curing equipment has become more and more common over the last few years, with the invisible rays speeding the chemical […]

Pay it forward: GM Canada to invest $1.8 million in STEM

CTC Markham – Canada's newest and largest automotive software hubMinister of Innovation Navdeep Singh Bains and CTC Markham – Canada's newest and largest automotive software hub.

By CRM Staff Markham, Ontario — January 23, 2018 — General Motors (GM) Canada has announced it will invest $1.8 million into a fund supporting science technology engineering and math (STEM) educational programs. The announcement, made at the grand opening of CTC Markham, indicated that the funds would be directed at future innovators looking to […]