2019 Toronto Auto Show – Supercars and Classic at CIAS Auto Exotica

Auto Exotica was a hit at the 2019 Toronto Auto Show

Auto Exotica has always been one of the top highlights of the Toronto auto show. This is where supercar and luxury car manufacturers like McLaren, Ferrari, Bugatti and Lamborghini showcase their latest and greatest masterpiece.

Last year’s Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) featured hypercars like the Koenigsegg Agera RS, Bugatti Chiron and Lamborghini Huracán Performante. Can the 2019 lineup top what we saw last year?

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Pirelli GT Sprints 771 Motorsports Race Report – Celebration of Motorsport

771 Motorsports Honda Civic EK hatchback at the 2018 Celebration of Motorsport, final round of the CASC Pirelli GT Sprints championship.

After finishing second place in the CASC Pirelli GT Sprints GT4 class at the BEMC Indian Summer Trophy race weekend, 771 Motorsports is back at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) for the last race of the year.  The team looks to carry momentum from the previous race to finish the season and start out strong for 2019.

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Pirelli GT Sprints 771 Motorsports Race Report – BEMC Indian Summer Trophy Races

771 Motorsports and their Honda Civic EK hatchback racecar at the 2018 BEMC Indian Summer Trophy race weekend, competing in Pirelli GT Sprints GT4.

771 Motorsports invited me to the seventh round of the Canadian Automobile Sports Club Pirelli GT Sprints.  It is one of the series running during the British Empire Motor Club  Indian Summer Trophy Races .

After the receiving aero upgrades, alignment, and corner balancing since the last race, 771 Motorsports seemed confident with the improvements on their #71 Honda Civic racecar.  Additionally, a fresh set of Pirelli slick racing tires have been mounted on the Enkei RPF1 wheels.

However, they are still down on power compared to other cars in their class.  This is a significant disadvantage for the Grand Prix track at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.  To overcome the power deficit, 771 Motorsports driver Pauly Plewa really had his work cut out for him. Continue reading “Pirelli GT Sprints 771 Motorsports Race Report – BEMC Indian Summer Trophy Races”

Ford Fiesta ST Autocross – BC Racing Coilovers Handling Test

Ford Fiesta ST next to an Audi R8 V10. Tough competition at autocross!

The Inside Line Fiesta ST has been due for a shakedown since the BC Racing coilovers were installed in July.  Round 6 of the Twin Lakes Motor Club (TLMC) Autoslalom was a perfect opportunity to put the new setup through its paces.

Lower ride height, stiffer springs and dampers combined with a more aggressive alignment should make the car more competitive in the Street Touring Hatch class.  However, it is still up to the driver to put down a fast time at the end of the day!

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