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F1 confirmed back in Canada for 2010

About time, eh?

Tags: f1, racing, canada

F1 confirmed back in Canada for 2010
It's only been a year, but it's been a long one for Formula One fans in North America. Last year Bernie Ecclestone and the FIA canceled the Canadian Grand Prix – a regular fixture of the F1 calendar and the only stop the circus makes in North America – when race organizers and local governments rejected demands for increased fees. Negotiations failed to bring the race back, but following purported pressure from the remaining manufacturers in the series and renewed contact with officials on the ground, the race has been confirmed to return for next season.

According to previous reports, Ecclestone's demand of $175 million to secure the race for several years was reduced to just $75 million, a price which supporting parties are apparently willing and able to pay in order to bring the grand prix back to the Gilles Villeneuve circuit.

Source: AutoBlog

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Challengers on the Road

The 401 Sucks Ass

Tags: dodge, hemi, challenger, canada

Challengers on the Road
This past memorial day weekend a friend and I took a road trip to the Toronto area. Not far from the Chrysler plant in Brampton where the 300C, Charger, and new Challenger are made. Traveling down the 401 on the way back to the states we encountered some pretty bad traffic. However we had some nice scenery to look at, we passed up 3 transport trucks loaded with black and orange SRT-8 Challengers. I searched around and did not find much talk about the production models on dealer lots yet, production started May 9th.



This is where I apologize for not having my camera with me, taking very crappy cell phone pictures of the rigs. Then forgetting my cell phone at home because I got into Chicago at 2am this morning and had to show up to work today.

I will try to append some photos to this blog tonight.

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Canadian Speeders Get Butt Hurt

Tags: canada, mcguinty, ticket, other

Canadian Speeders Get Butt Hurt
Dalton McGuinty, the Premier (its like a Prime Minister) of Ontario, Is sticking it to Canadian speeders hard. He already created a $10,000 (US $9305) ticket for street racers. However, now a motorist doing 31 mph over the limit on an otherwise empty road can incur the same $10,000 Ticket and up to 6 months in jail. In addition to the most expensive traffic tickets in North America the word of an officer is all that it takes to confiscate a car and driver's license for at least seven days.
"If you choose to break the law, we consider you a threat to our public safety and you're going to face stiff penalties," McGuinty said in a statement.

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Monster Truck Madness Pictures from Canada

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Monster Truck Madness Pictures from Canada
These pictures are too cool not to share! Check out various pics from this event that took place in a small town called Paris in Ontario Canada. "Monster Truck Madness" takes freestyle biking, car crashing and monster trucks and rolls it into one very entertaining event.
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New Ambulance in Calgary Made to Transfer Obese

Tags: canada, wtf, odd, other

New Ambulance in Calgary Made to Transfer Obese
Well it looks like Canada beat the American fat asses to the punch. A new ambulance in Calgary, Alberta, is specifically designed to accommodate patients weighing up to 452 kg (1,000 lbs). The "bariatric response team" is the first of its kind in Canada.

Specially trained paramedics will be used to deal with obese patients on a modified ambulance vehicle. A hydraulic lift system will assist in brining patients into the ambulance, while reducing the risk of injury to medical personnel. It also has an air mattress that will make it easier to move obese patients around.

The ambulance modifications cost $30,000. That's a lot of double cheeseburgers. Talk to you later, I'm going to hell.

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