DRIVING ON THIN ICE A team blindly embarking on a wintry mission in Nunavut says it’s working to recover a Ford F-150 it lost while traversing the unknown terrain. The TransGlobal Car Expedition embarked on a 1,110-kilometre journey from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to Resolute Bay, Nunavut, driving “into the unknown” for about 700 kilometres. In […]



FIRE AND ICE An early February housing complex fire left about 30 Winnipeg drivers out in the cold after their vehicles fell victim to a war between the elements. The fire broke out at a housing complex behind the Kirkwood Block on Portage Avenue at Langside Street in Winnipeg, melting onslaughts of snow that rained […]


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CELEBRATING CECILE Cecile Bukmeier, instructor at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Bodyworx Professional columnist was recently named a recipient of the “Sturdy 30” award from Skills Alberta. Bukmeier is no stranger to blazing trails in the Canadian automotive industry, becoming the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s first female autobody instructor and winning the […]



REMEMBERING RANDY Randall “Randy” Sarchuk, automotive painter and former paint rep for Reineking Paint and Color Compass, died March 12, 2022. He was 61 years old. Randy was a longtime member of the automotive aftermarket and a familiar face to collision repairers in Saskatchewan. He first stepped into the industry after completing grade 10, working […]

Rivian CFO to Participate in The Bank of America Securities 2022 Global Automotive Summit

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On Wednesday, April 13, Rivian’s CFO, Claire McDonough, will participate in The Bank of America Securities 2022 Global Automotive Summit. At 2:05pm ET, Claire will join a fireside chat where she will be in discussion with John Murphy, Managing Director, Bank of America Global Research. A live webcast of the fireside chat is […]

Rivian Sets Date for Release of First Quarter 2022 Results

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rivian Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIVN) today announced its first quarter 2022 financial results will be released on May 11, 2022, after market close. Rivian will host an audio webcast to discuss its results and provide a business update at 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm ET the same day. The live webcast will be available […]

Damon Motors to Showcase HyperDrive and HyperSport EV Platforms at Petersen Automotive Museum’s “Electric Revolutionaries” Exhibit

New display features over 25 unique custom electric motorcycles guest curated by Motor/Cycle Arts Foundation Co-Founder Paul d’Orleans LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Damon Motors today announced it will showcase its innovation as part of Petersen Automotive Museum’s “Electric Revolutionaries” exhibit in Los Angeles, California. The exhibit is “an exclusive look at the groundbreaking creations of the visionaries […]

Polaris Celebrates International Female Ride Day® to #FocusFemaleForward

Polaris empowers women of all experience levels around the world to “Just Ride!” on Saturday, May 7, 2022, in celebration of the 16th annual global event. MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As female participation in powersports has continued to grow over the last decade, Polaris Inc.(NYSE: PII) is once again celebrating International Female Ride Day (IFRD) to help spotlight […]

Barrett-Jackson Topples Palm Beach Auction Records With $60.7 Million in Total Sales, Including $3.8 Million for Charity and Hosts Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Help Raise $1.76 Million in Support of Ukrainian Relief Efforts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, has again proved to be the barometer of the collectible car market with another record-setting event during its 2022 Palm Beach Auction, April 7-9, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Celebrating its most successful Palm Beach Auction, Barrett-Jackson sold 676 vehicles, all with No Reserve, for over […]

Volta Launches PredictEV® Fleet Product to Accelerate Transition of Commercial Fleets to Electric Vehicles

Multi-year agreement in place with Southern Company to create comprehensive and efficient fleet electrification strategies SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Volta Inc. (NYSE: VLTA), an industry-leading electric vehicle (“EV”) charging network powering vehicles and commerce, today announced the launch of PredictEV® Fleet, the second product within its suite of machine learning and artificial intelligence (“AI”) solutions for infrastructure […]