New Race Track

Oro Station adding race track, auto innovation hub in consultation with Goodwood experts

Oro Station will serve as a live-work-play space in Ontario.

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North America is getting a new purpose-built motor circuit. Oro Station, located one hour north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will also be home to an automotive innovation campus.

The track will be developed in collaboration with Kinarara Consulting, the group behind Goodwood, one of England’s premier motoring circuits and event centers.

The Oro Station Motor Circuit itakes much of its design and layout inspiration from Goodwood. It is designed to be a 4.1 kilometer road course that will be able to be run in a number of configurations. The full course layout includes 16 corners.There will also be split track formats, dynamic test areas, and skid pads.

Oro Station Ontario, Canada The development will be looking to host high-profile clients.Photo courtesy of Oro Station

Drive International is responsible fo the design of the track. The company has most recently designed the Silverstone FIA world rallycross track in the U.K. and NCM Motorsports Park In Kansas, U.S.A. along with being responsible for circuit improvements to Goodwood.

Oro Station will include 500,000 square feet of industrial space that joins an automotive business park with a motorsport road course and testing facilities. Additional facilities centered around automobile engineering, education, service, supply and manufacturing businesses will be present.

It will be the home of the Bexley Motor Club. Membership in the club will grant members access to the circuit and facilities as well as year-round white glove treatment and maintenance by Carcierge Service. Fly-in, fly-out access is available helipad or the nearby Lake Simcoe Regional Airport.

Members will also be able to access a clubhouse, autominiums (private garages available for purchase), a fitness center, and dining facilities.

Kinarara Consulting will be advising on circuit management, the organization of high-profile events, and retaining high net worth members.

"We are delighted to be able to offer Goodwood's expertise to Oro Station,” said Dan Hughes, Director of Kinrara Consulting. “There are clear synergies between Goodwood as the traditional home of speed in the UK and this incredibly exciting new facility near Toronto. Our hope is for a strong and long-lasting collaboration where each of our great circuits supports and learns from the other."

"The Duke of Richmond and his talented team have created the pinnacle of automotive events at the Goodwood Estate", said Geoffrey Campbell, Managing Partner of Oro Station. "The care and attention to detail is evident in the success of their facility and the quality of experience for customers, sponsors and manufacturers alike. We are honoured to be working with the Goodwood Group to ensure Oro Station and Bexley Motor Club learn from and follow in their pursuit of perfection."

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The Navigator gets several updates for 2022, including new styling and tech.

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The Lincoln Navigator was one of the first ultra-luxury SUVs when it launched over two decades ago, which helped kickstart the big-vehicle craze that still rages on today. Lincoln has continued improving the Navigator over the years to the point that it's now a rolling showcase of the latest and most impressive tech, staggering luxury features, and actual utility vehicle functionality. The vehicle was last fully overhauled in 2018, but the 2022 model picks up revised style, even more premium features, and new themes for the range-topping Navigator Black Label model.


2022 Lincoln Navigator Black Label is Lincoln's top trim offering, and is available in several of its vehicles. Lincoln


Lincoln introduced two new themes as part of the Navigator's Black Label offering for 2022. The Central Park theme features dark walnut open-pore wood trim, luxury leather in an exclusive Urban Green color, and an available Black Label-exclusive Manhattan Green Metallic paint color. The Invitation theme brings open-pore Khaya wood, Venetian luxury black leather, special interior lighting elements, and brandy-colored stitching. Both themes feature laser etching and other intricate detail work inside the vheicle.


2022 Lincoln Navigator The Navigator Black Label is offered with two new themes: Central Park and Invitation.Lincoln


Black Label launched in 2014 and is Lincoln's top-end end model offering. It's available in the Nautilus, Aviator, and Navigator, and brings several vehicle features and auxiliary services to Lincoln owners. Black Label vehicle features and services include:

  • Concierge access: The Lincoln concierge can schedule service or cleaning, answer vehicle questions, and help schedule dinners or other experiences. Black Label owners also get a complimentary dinner for two, which can be scheduled through the concierge.
  • Special airport and rental car services: Lincoln partnered with Avis to provide guaranteed rental car access, an exclusive and dedicated phone line for Black Label owners, and free rentals at select airports. Owners also get a membership to CLEAR, which offers expedited airport security passage and other perks.
  • Extended complimentary maintenance plan: Black Label owners receive four years of free maintenance. If the owner lives within 50 miles of a dealer, they will pick up and deliver the vehicle so that the owner does not need to leave home. Free car washes and annual detailing are also part of the deal.

We don't have pricing details for the 2022 Navigator yet, but we expect its price tag to be similar to that of the 2021 Black Label model, which started at around $100,000 after destination. Lincoln says that it will release more information closer to the Navigator's expected on-sale date early in 2022.


2022 Lincoln Navigator Black Label models feature a staggering level of attention to detail.Lincoln

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The LEGO Speed Champions series is adding two new Dodge models to its lineup.

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The new LEGO Speed Champions series is expanding by two. A 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A and Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster are being added to the growing collection. They are the first purple vehicle and first Top Fuel Dragster in the Speed Champion series.

"Owning, or aspiring to own, a Dodge muscle car is as much about the lifestyle of joining the Brotherhood of Muscle as it is about the vehicle purchase," said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. "As a result, our brand enthusiasts are passionate about all things Dodge, including the latest cool collectibles. So, following the success of the Dodge 2018 LEGO Speed Champion building set, fans will now be able to build and show off not only the first ever 8-inch-wide (8W) muscle car, but also the first ever Plum Crazy 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A, along with an incredibly detailed 13½-long Top Fuel Dragster."

LEGO Speed Champions Dodge box The 627-piece Challenger T/A and Dragster include box art of their Rea-life counterparts. Photo courtesy of Stellantis

LEGO has had the Challenger over two inches high, five inches long, and 2.5 inches wide. The Dragster is four inches high thanks to its wing, and has a body that is 13.5 inches long and 2.5 inches wide.

The set features a male Challenger driver in Dodge-branded clothing. The Dragster has a female driver in a Dodge race suit.

"In 2021, we are extremely excited to reteam with Dodge and expand the Speed Champions 8W Vehicle Collection even further by including new vehicle types and building experiences, for the first time, that appeal to vehicle fans of all ages," said Christopher Stamp, LEGO Design Lead.

LEGO Speed Champions Dodge The set includes two models.Photo courtesy of Stellantis

The models will be released on June 1, 2021 at LEGO.com. Pricing for the models is not yet available.

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