Say it ain’t so…

Today is a devastating day for Ferrari fans as a Canadian Ferrari F40 supercar met its death in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada. Initially reported by AutoMotoFoto the crash happened just after 2:00pm EST at the intersection of Rowntree Dairy Road and Auto Park Circle. According to AMF’s contacts, the Dodge Dart ran a red light and crashed into the ultra special Ferrari which was being driven by a technician from Ferrari of Ontario returning from a post-service test drive.

Ferrari F40

Ferrari F40

Thankfully, nether driver was seriously injured and the F40 is likely salvageable which is huge. Since with only 1,315 ever built and a historical inflation rated price tag of $843,616 USD this is no ordinary Ferrari. The F40 is one of the most valuable and iconic Ferrari’s of all time as it was designed to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary and was the last model personally approved by the godfather himself Enzo Ferrari. At the time of its launch in 1987 the F40 was one of the most powerful and expensive cars ever built.  Designed as a street legal race car with a 478 horsepower 2.9-liter twin turbo V8 that resulted in a 0-62 mph time of just 3.8 seconds.  Adding to its epic folklore were claims that the F40 had slightly more horsepower than Ferrari stated. It truly is one of the world’s best cars ever produced and hopefully we don’t lose any more of these rare beauties.


Jaguar F-Type

It’s been a while since there has been this much hype from a British automaker so we thought it was time to revisit the Jaguar F-Type. With its recently infused capital from India’s Tata Motors, Jaguar has got its Mojo back and is now bringing its “A” game to the big dance.


Launched as Jaguar’s first two-seat sports car in 51 years, the F-Type is truly a special car and its pedigree could not be any better as Jaguar’s last two seat sports car was the infamous E-Type.


At the time of its launch in 1961, Enzo Ferrari famously declared the E-Type as the world’s most beautiful car and today, surviving E-Types are still symbols of automotive beauty. It’s in a rare class of its own as the E-Type remains as one of only six cars appearing in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Of course, having introduced with a brief history about its famous father the real question is does the new F-Type have the goods to create the same type of future impact?

Well, we won’t know that answer until we see sales numbers at the end of 2014 but so far media reaction as been very positive. To keep these good feelings rolling, Jaguar has opened the purse strings and is currently spending a ton of money on a variety of marketing projects for a wide global audience.

Let’s be honest though it can’t be that hard to leverage one of the worlds most iconic brand’s along with the sex appeal of a two seat sports car convertible. Nevertheless, Jaguar has come to play by hiring some of Hollywood’s top guns including the sultry songstress Lana Del Rey as the face of the F-Type along with acclaimed director Ridley Scott and Emmy winning actor Damian Lewis to star in a short film about the F-Type.

Check out this edgy video of Lana Del Rey singing the exclusive track “Desire” the official soundtrack of the F-Type. We have to say, the song and video sure makes us younger folk want an F-Type so we only can imagine what it does for the mid-life crisis crowd.

Here is the F-Type teaser clip about the upcoming short film scheduled for release in March 2013.

For the full details on the F-Type and to keep posted on developments be sure to read Jaguar’s new microsite at

Rally for the Cure 2012

On Sunday, August 26, 2012, Team RedlineNorth had the opportunity to participate in the Ewing’s Cancer Foundation of Canada 3rd Annual Fundraiser for Ewing’s Sarcoma Cancer Research. The Rally for the Cure is a unique charity event that incorporates both cars and planes in a truly one-of-a-kind experience.  The event is comprised of a treasure hunt theme, followed by a M&M BBQ and silent auction with featured entertainment provided by the Emma Street Band.

An excellent assortment of cool autos from old to new took part as participants arrived in everything from daily grocery getters to some of the most refined sports cars money can buy.

2010 Aston Martin Vantage, 2005 Honda S2000, Mazda RX8

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Ford Fairlane 500

The event venue of Toronto’s Buttonville airport’s Hangar 17A provided an exotic back drop for these high-end machines.

Enzo Ferrari and Plymouth Prowler

Enzo Ferrari

As first time participants, Team RedlineNorth exceeded expectations by finishing 2nd place in the car group making the day a truly memorable and rewarding experience. We certainly aim to participate next year and hope to bring some more teams of our local auto friends along with us.

Make sure you cross off the date in your calendar for 2013 as there is no better way to spend a Sunday and it’s all for an amazing cause.  Together, we can find a cure!