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Jil McIntosh
Interests: horse racing, fountain pens, antique cars, automobiles, tattoo
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Each year, as they have since 1955, antique auto vendors and enthusiasts come together at Hershey, Pennsylvania for what's believed to be the world's largest old-car swap meet. This year's was held the first week of October. Come see some... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Are the priciest ones better? Do you need them with all-wheel drive? Are two winter tires enough on a two-wheel-drive vehicle? And what about "all-weather" tires? Find out about these and more in my story at AutoTRADER. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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As I've been doing for many years, I went to Hershey, Pennsylvania recently, home of what's believed to be the world's largest antique auto flea market. It's still huge, but not what it used to be, and that's almost entirely... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Car design isn't just about the exterior. The interior has to be created as well, and just like the outside, the cabin is created with sketches, computer design, and even clay models. Find out more in my "How It Works"... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Some said it was cost and complexity, while others said it was a conspiracy, but for whatever reason, GM's EV-1 electric car came and went. Find out more in my "Rearview Mirror" column at the National Post. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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At the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, the only noise from BMW's press conference was the music: everything the automaker brought out on stage was powered by electricity. I had an opportunity to interview the company's global CEO about it --... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Better than a carburetor! Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Mainly it's about the cost of development. It can be as much as $1 billion -- yes, with a B -- to develop a new powerplant from scratch. Find out more about the new DB11 V8 in my story at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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There are very few brands on my "haven't-driven-one-yet" list, and I knocked one more off with this beauty. Aston Martin is known for its V12 engines, but this newest DB features a Mercedes-supplied V8 under its hood. What's the verdict?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Jaguar Land Rover is a major sponsor of the Invictus Games for wounded, injured and ill veterans, but it does more than that. The company has a program that hires veterans, and it just launched in Canada. Find out more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Canadians love SUVs, and so manufacturers are making improvements to their offerings to keep up. The latest is Chevrolet, which has turned out a rather impressive new version of its midsize Traverse. Find out more in my story at the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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In the market for a gas-electric? Hyundai's new Ioniq comes as one, as well as a battery-only version. I drove the hybrid, and while it's not all bad, it's not the greatest. Find out more in my review at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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I love my job. A week ago, BMW gave me the keys to the monster pictured here and said, "Go drive it." and I did, along with an M535i and an 850i, all from the collection maintained by BMW Classic.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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For 2018, Subaru's Legacy and sibling Outback undergo some tweaks: new styling cues, new features, and a smoother ride. Find out more in my story over at AutoTRADER. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Autonomous cars are not going to jump fully-fledged off the assembly line. Instead, they will be the result of hundreds if not thousands of systems working together, some of which are already available on vehicles today. One of these is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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You don't win people over by forcing them to "go green," but by making vehicles that people actually want to drive. And Acura has done that with its MDX Hybrid, which is pretty sporty and fun for a gas-battery sport... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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One of the bigger shows in Canada, Autofest celebrates hot rods, antiques, and cool trucks in Oshawa, Ontario each summer. Check out my gallery at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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TThere's not much of a sign outside the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, but it's hard to miss, and you don't want to do that. Inside is a treasure trove of some of the world's famous cars -- and make... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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When cars were new, automakers -- which could often be a couple of guys putting them together in a garage -- sold them one at a time to customers who came up to the door. But as factories started pushing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Did you know that one automaker started out making plumbing fixtures? How about coffee grinders, or tractors? See who they were in my gallery over at Autofocus. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Halfway between sport and luxury, the two-door Infiniti Q60 does a pretty good job on both. Find out more in my review at the National Post. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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Cars should be straightforward -- after all, you're hurtling forward at double- or triple-digit speeds, and the last thing you need is a distraction. Or you're trying to put your car in gear, but it's not obvious exactly how to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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There's nothing quite like the Jalopy Jam Up, an annual Canadian show of traditional hot rods and customs. It was a fantastic show this year in spite of the rain -- check out my gallery over at Roadkill. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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There are all kinds of lowriders, from bombs to hoppers and everything in between, but they all share a common theme: they're about family. Find out more in my story at Roadkill. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca
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It's Mercedes-Benz's entry-level sedan, but it sure doesn't look or drive like it. Find out more in my review over at the National Post. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at WomanOnWheels.ca