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Jacques Deshaies

Jacques Deshaies began his career as an automobile journalist 15 years ago. Then a sales consultant for a Radiomédia station in Quebec’s Mauricie region, he began hosting a weekly 30-minute show on the automotive industry. As a car enthusiast, he was a perfect fit for the profession of automobile journalist. On several occasions, he has hosted the Guide de l’auto television show on Vox. He has also hosted the shows Autotest and Automobile on competing channels.

After a spell at Sympatico, Jacques Deshaies worked for Autonet before joining the Car Guide family. A diehard fan of motorsports, he participated in the Canadian Touring Car Championship with his own team and was the president of the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières when the event was revived. He was also Kia's official driver for the famous Targa Newfoundland on three occasions. Furthermore, he is the founder of the Nissan Micra Cup and remains the series’ promoter.

Tests and Features

All articles by Jacques Deshaies
  1. First Drives 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: Green Porsche Power

    MALAGA, Spain – Remember the controversy when this full-size Porsche sedan was introduced? Purists were very displeased, criticizing its lack of proportion and nauseating tail end design. That was in 2009. Since then, purists have accepted this Porsche and sales have increased progressively. Last year, Porsche’s stylists freshened up the … Full story

  2. Special Events Cadillac V-Performance Driver Training: Two Days of Pure Driving

    LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Advanced driving schools have existed for a long time now. My first one was with BMW at the testing centre in Blainville, Quebec, and I have since participated in Mercedes-Benz’s AMG training on the Mont-Tremblant circuit as well as the winter version of this course with … Full story

  3. First Drives 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio: The Italian-Style SUV

    MILAN, Italy — The rumour mill was in overdrive last month about the possible sale of certain FCA Group assets, but our hosts from FCA have confirmed that it’s all pure hogwash. It is true, however, that Alfa Romeo, a member of the large group, intends to make inroads in … Full story

  4. First Drives 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R: Green Car of the Year?

    PORTIMAO, Portugal – No, it’s not what you’re thinking – this is not the most environmentally-friendly car of the year. But it is without a doubt at the top of my wish list. And don’t kid yourself, the GT R’s brilliant green paint isn’t just a matter of taste. Mercedes-AMG … Full story

  5. Spotlight on 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R: the Good Mix

    The exoticar of the Mercedes-Benz family, the AMG GT picks up where the spectacular SLS AMG left off. You might say that these two cars are completely different, and you would be right. It’s a sportier vehicle and targets a choice rival, the Porsche 911. We’re back in the region … Full story