Did you ever wonder where other Canadian automotive media outlets get all those lovely photos of cars with palm trees, beaches, etc., in the background?
In the middle of winter?
Sometimes, they are taken 'on location', when we're on a press trip somewhere.
Usually though, they use photos supplied by the car company - pix you might see in any of a dozen publications.
Or, they have been Photoshopped to within an inch (sorry; millimetre) of their lives.
We do our very best to use our own pics in Wheels, and succeed 90 percent of the time.
And Photoshop is a definite no-no.
So I thought you might like to see a real Canadian winter car pic. This is what the Pontiac Vibe I drove to Detroit looked like when I got home.