An automotive columnist since the end of the 1970s, Jacques Bienvenue has closely witnessed the evolution of the automobile over the past decades.
While his adventure with The Journal of Montreal, which started in 1979, is about to conclude, the one who was also a racing driver was the guest of Antoine Joubert and Germain Goyer on the show The Car Guide sure QUB radio. He took advantage of this forum to recall some memories.
“I don’t know if I can call it the golden age of the automobile. In the 1970s and 1980s, [constructeurs] Japanese were entering the North American market. […] And in the interesting cars that I loved driving, I was in Hawaii when Mazda presented the Miata. It was something really interesting that was coming to the market. I even bought one after the presentation! And thereafter there was theAcura NSX. And following the presentation, I also ordered one! ”Jacques Bienvenue recounted with nostalgia.
He also returned to his meeting with Pierre Péladeau and his beginnings in the Montreal daily.
News of the week
During this program, it was also about the launches of the Nissan frontier and Pathfinder 2022, of Ford F-150 Raptor 2021 and version Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing.
Also during the same program, Antoine Joubert and Germain Goyer gave their impressions of the Kia Sorento and the BMW 2 Series.
The absurdity of residual values
Although the market value of a used vehicle differs from province to province or city to city, the established residual value is the same for the whole country. This is an aberration and an absurdity. Antoine Joubert and Germain Goyer discuss it to conclude the show.
The Car Guide, it’s every Saturday at 10 a.m. on QUB radio, and on Sunday at 2 p.m.