Friday Fun: March 30, 2018

Bikes may soon be equipped with devices that allow them to “talk” to autonomous vehicles.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — March 30, 2018 — In today’s Friday Fun: Cracking down on distracted driving, the slow pace of recall repairs and much, much more!   The latest campaign by Toronto police to crackdown on distracted driving comes with a dramatic headline: “That Text or Call Could End it All.” […]

Friday Fun: March 23, 2018

Cecile Bukmeier, autobody instructor at NAIT, was recently featured by CBC. Photo courtesy of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — March 23, 2018 — In today’s Friday Fun: Tesla continues to struggle, the world’s first 3-D printed production vehicle, Ford returns to downtown Detroit, and much, much more!   Toronto firefighters were called to a York auto repair facility late Wednesday night. According to local media fire crews […]

Friday Fun: March 16, 2018

Barry Crupi Sr. and Barry Crupi Jr. in their new video “The Stain.”

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — March 16, 2018 — In today’s Friday Fun: the auteurs of the collision repair industry, a Virgin Mary goes missing, customizing car door chimes and much, much more!   The principal of David DeFinis Auto Body & Collision in Philadelphia was recently dismayed to find the statue of […]

Friday Fun: March 9, 2018

The RCMP in British Columbia have begun a month-long initiative to dissuade distracted driving.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — March 9, 2018 — In today’s Friday Fun: An auto tech has a grisly surprise, Ford’s aluminum bet, diesels sales plunge in Europe, and much, much more!   An auto mechanic at a Maine dealership had a fright last week. The repairer was looking over a vehicle that […]

Friday Fun: March 2, 2018

A collision technician was injured by an unidentified flying object after a driver crashed into the elevated vehicle platform he was working near.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — March 2, 2018 — In today’s Friday Fun: a UFO injures a mechanic, 420 – the most dangerous day to drive; a loophole in the laws around auto data; China’s new auto manufacturer takes shape and much, much more!   A truly bizarre accident occurred in California last […]

Friday Fun: the world’s biggest, fastest selling, and worst vehicles

A Ford Pinto, allegedly the worst car of all time.

By Jeff Sanford   Toronto, Ontario — February 23, 2018 — In today’s Friday Fun: Cars are rolling out of Costco at record rates, new orders for the world’s biggest tow vehicle, high noon for the burgeoning Vancouver luxury car market, and much, much more!   -Who knew Costco was selling cars? The discount big […]

Friday fun: code orange in Sevile, cash crashes in Illinois and much, much more!

Seville police were perplexed after pulling over two cars and a truck filled with oranges.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — February 2, 2018 — In today’s Friday Fun: a collision sends cash across a highway, Canadian actuaries confirm weird weather, Australian auto recyclers demand action, and much, much more. -On Tuesday, a black passenger car struck a guardrail, spun out of control and then hit a flatbed trailer in […]

Friday Fun: neighbourhoods battle traffic apps and much, much more

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By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — January 11, 2018 – A US brokerage released a report this week noting that, “2017-2018 winter severity is off to an above-average start.” The report was written by a US firm, William Blair. It focused on the prospects for the major US used parts distributor, LKQ. But the report […]