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A Brief History of James Bond's Badass Cars

James Bond gets to drive some damn fine vehicles. The legendary spy is probably most synonymous with Aston Martins, but 007 has driven his fair share of other beautiful vehicles too. With Spectre on the way in 2015, we thought we’d take a look back at James Bond’s cars through the history of the movie franchise. We should point out, Mr. Bond ‘borrows’ quite a few vehicles in the movies and also drives rides belonging to partners, etc. This list doesn’t cover every single vehicle that 007 has ever driven, but simply the iconic ones that have been truly ‘his’.   Bond Cars Make and Model: Sunbeam Alpine Series II
Year: 1962
Movie: Dr. No (1962) The Sunbeam Alpine is Bond’s rental car and the vehicle is seen when he drives to Miss Taro’s home in the Blue Mountains Photo Credit: 

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Area 27 Motorsports Country Club Comes to the Okanagan

When it comes to summer in the Okanagan, hot weather brings out some of the hottest cars and its not unusual to spot Lamborghinis, Ferrari’s, Porsche’s, and other high-end luxury sport cars cruising the streets of Kelowna. Car culture in the Okanagan is strong with plenty of car shows taking place all over the region, including the annual Boyd Autobody Father’s Car Day Show, Kelowna Fastest Street Car Shootout, and Instant Green Street Legal Drags in Kelowna. Now it’s about to get even better with the announcement that Area 27, a new world class motorsports facility and race track, has been given the green light. Area 27 Motorsports Country Club will consist of a 4.9 Km driver’s circuit in the South Okanagan, situated on a 227-acre property. The development will also be home to the Driving Academy at Area 27, the Area 27 Karting Centre, and a Members Clubhouse with restaurant, private lounge, locker rooms, day spa, and pro shop. The world class South Okan ... read more

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Boyds Tire and Auto Service Wins Best of The Okanagan!

Okanagan Life is a popular magazine in our corner of BC, and each year they hold a promotion called the Best of the Okanagan to allow their readers to vote for people, businesses, and things that they love. This year, for the Best of Kelowna 2014, the team at Boyds Tire and Auto Service is excited to announce that we have been honoured as the Best Auto Maintenance in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan! When it comes right down to it, Chad and the team here at Boyds really believe in offering excellent customer service. We pride ourselves on being a team that you can trust, whether you are getting winter tires, getting your oil changed, or bringing your vehicle in for engine or transmission work. Boyds Tire and Auto Service offers fair pricing and we will never do work that isn’t necessary or that you haven’t approved. These are just some of the values that we believe in. Values that make us a good business, and even better people. Thank you to everyone who vot ... read more

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Time to Take a Brake!

In Kelowna, our winter roads and driving conditions tend to be much better than those of our Albertan neighbours, but that doesn’t mean that we should let our guards down and ignore the need for winter tires and good brakes. When it comes to winter in Kelowna, an abundance of wet snow and rain can turn to ice as the overnight temperatures drop. Throw in the occasional road trip to Vancouver or Alberta, and it’s easy to see why winter tires and braking systems are so important in our region. When it comes to winter driving in Kelowna, one can never be too sure about what may happen on the roads. From black ice to careless drivers, you need to be prepared for anything. That’s why it’s important that your brakes be in great condition; so that you can rely on them when you need them most. How Car Brakes Work Here are some signs that you may need to get your brakes checked: Brake Warning Lights People sometimes have a tendency to ignore ... read more

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Save Money on Gas With These 6 Simple Tips

We all like to save money on gas, and while there’s not much we can do about the prices at the pump in Kelowna, there are some little things that can be done to help reduce your car’s fuel consumption. Here are 6 simple tips to help you save money on gas. Get Rid of Excess Weight Don’t worry, we’re not talking about dieting and hitting the gym! However, you should remove unnecessary items from your vehicle to make sure it is as light as possible. Obviously, if your vehicle is lighter, it will take less fuel to get you to your destination, whether that's Vancouver, or your kid's game at the Capital News Centre. Avoid Idling Idling is the enemy! Not only is it bad for the environment, but after about a minute of idle time, you will probably have used more gas than it would have taken to restart your car (the time varies based on the specific vehicle, but you get the point). To this end, avoid drive-thrus too! They’re terrible for idling and ... read more

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