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In photos: Vintage gems of Canadian auto history

It’s the only museum of its kind in Canada – the Canadian Automotive Museum in the heart of downtown Oshawa, ON is a hidden gem jam-packed with nearly 100 priceless vintage vehicles from Canada, the U.S., and Europe. Here are 10 North-American made vehicles – some produced in places you’d never expect.

Sep 07, 2015

In photos: Thousands of Jeeps celebrate 75 years

2015 marks the Bantam Jeep’s 75th birthday. To celebrate, the annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival kicked it up a notch in Butler, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the Bantam Jeep. Thousands of Jeeps from across North America, including many from Canada, flocked here for the birthday bash in the middle of June. Butler is about 55 kms north of Pittsburgh.

Jul 03, 2015

In photos: 10 tips to make your car shine this spring

Beautiful spring weather is finally here. It’s time to clean your home and garden, but don’t forget about your car. Here are 10 simple tips that will make cleaning less of a chore. After all, upkeep is the best way to maintain the life of your vehicle.

May 09, 2015

In photos: Henry Ford Museum a lot more than just classic Fords

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan is a sight to behold. But it’s not only iconic Ford vehicles on display. It contains an assortment of historic American automobile memorabilia such as these iconic classics that defined certain decades.

May 02, 2015

In photos: Green cars to reduce your carbon footprint on Earth Day

April 22nd marks Earth Day around the world – an annual event that pays tribute to the environment. Whether it’s biking to work or taking public transportation, we can all do our part. Even if driving it the only option for commuting, there are smart options when it comes to cars. Here are 10 Top Green Cars on the road.

Apr 22, 2015

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Petrina Gentile is an award-winning automotive journalist - one of the few women who cover cars in Canada. Her life revolves around wheels. She has been writing for the Drive section since 2004. Besides auto reviews, she also interviews celebrities like Norman Jewison, Patrick Dempsey, Rick Hansen, Dean McDermott, Russell Peters, and Ron MacLean for her My Car column. In her spare time, she produces the national TV show Car/Business with Jeremy Cato and Michael Vaughan, broadcast weekly on CTV and BNN. She also appears regularly covering the automotive beat for CTV’s Canada AM, CTV News Channel, The Marilyn Denis Show, The Pattie Lovett-Reid Show, and BNN. She has written several non-fiction books for kids including “Big Trucks, Big Wheels,” “Dirt Movers,” and “The Ballet School.” She’s still involved in the publishing world, acting as a consultant on the Superstar Cars series for Crabtree Publishing. Before focusing on cars, she was a news writer at CTV and a producer at BNN. She has a Masters Degree in Journalism from Carleton University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Rhetoric and Professional Writing (co-op) from the University of Waterloo.

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