The call at home would have been considered an unusual one if you didn’t know the guy as well as the person who answered the phone did. “Dave? I’ve got a deal from a guy in Maine,” the familiar voice on the other end said. “It’s a custom Volvo 960 station wagon, OK? But it’s […]

At this time of year – sometimes earlier, often later – we go to Naples, Fla. for a week or 10 days of sunshine and warmth. Nothing beats walking in the sands of the Gulf of Mexico, out on the 134-year-old Naples Pier and through the streets of the old southeast city that’s primarily famous […]

Five years after leaving a broadcasting career stretching almost three decades, Barry Davis has re-invented himself as a car salesman and is fronting several tribute bands. It’s been an interesting transition for Davis, who worked for more than 14 years for Rogers Sportsnet as part of its coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays. He was […]

My Dec. 24 article about daytime running lights and automatic light activation generated several related responses from readers. Here are two of them.   Dear Ask a Mechanic, I normally have our light switch set to automatic but have learned from experience to check the setting immediately after having the car serviced.  I have found […]