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February 8, 2018 – 3:07 pm | Edit Post

Montreal is the laughing stock of North America when it comes to infrastructure management. Specifically, a legacy of corruption, short-sighted planning, and the sheer incompetence of its political leadership have hobbled one of the largest cities on the continent when it comes to managing traffic and attracting international investment. To this we can now add the hubris of newly-elected Montreal mayor Valerie Plante and Plateau-Mont-Royal borough mayor Luc Ferrandez in deciding to close Mount Royal to automobile traffic in the spring of 2018.

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The Mazda Miata Hard Top Question

February 10, 2010 – 10:36 pm | Edit Post

One of the things I enjoy most about the Miata is that it doesn’t have a roof. Well, it does have one, of sorts – it’s made of fabric and plastic – but it is almost never raised on my car, except when it has to be stored for an extended period.

A Winter Car Storage Checklist

December 3, 2009 – 5:57 pm | Edit Post

This week I finally faced up to reality and put the Miata away for its first winter sleep in my care. While I know that many Miata-ites are comfortable strapping on a hard top and tackling the snow and ice without a second thought, I am not willing to deal with the eventual corrosion issues that Canadian winters would visit on my track car.

Advanced Driving Skills School

October 29, 2009 – 10:18 pm | Edit Post

I recently attended a high performance driving school that wasn’t focused on getting the most out of a car on a race track. Instead, the goal of the school was to teach drivers the skills they need to handle emergency situations on the highway.