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Fiat heir Lapo Elkann probably faked his own kidnapping, definitely got arrested
Fiat heir Lapo Elkann probably faked his own kidnapping, definitely got arrested

We interrupt your regularly scheduled write-ups of recalls, reader surveys, and Dieselgate news for a story about a poor little rich kid who's in trouble with the law...again. The kid in question is the nattily dressed gent you see above: Lapo Elkann, an heir to the Fiat fortune and brother of Fiat...Read More»

Tony Dow & Jerry Mathers in 'Leave It To Beaver'
1962 Chevrolet Corvair reunited with original owner, Leave It To Beaver's Tony Dow

In 1982, the novelty girl-group Angel and the Reruns released "Beaver Cleaver Fever", a pop song about the magic of Leave It to Beaver. That TV show ended its run in 1963, but the magic lives on--at least for one of its stars, Tony Dow, who played Wally Cleaver. That's because Dow was recently...Read More»

Actor Jon Hamm in a 1964 Chrysler Imperial Convertible during the filming of Mad Men
1964 Chrysler Imperial Convertible Driven By Jon Hamm In Mad Men Could Be Yours For $39,900

If you collect celebrity memorabilia and you have a thing for vintage cars, please sit down, because this might be a little overwhelming: the 1964 Chrysler Imperial Convertible that Jon Hamm's character, Don Draper, drove in Mad Men is up for bid on eBay. CHECK OUT: The Car Connection's Best Sedans...Read More»

AMC's Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad's Pontiac Aztek, Jeep Grand Wagoneer Up For Sale

The meth-fueled magic of Breaking Bad will soon die -- during primetime, anyway -- but two lucky fans could drive off into the sunset with very special mementos from the award-winning drama: the 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer driven by the character of Skyler White, and the 2003 Pontiac Aztek driven by...Read More»

America's Next Top Model
Car Design Fans Needed For Groundbreaking New Reality Show!

Are you tired of seeing worthless nobodies achieve fame and fortune just for doing tequila shots in front of a national audience? Do you fly off the handle every time someone "disrespects" you? Are you not here to make friends? Well, ladies and gentlemen, have we got an opportunity for you...Read More»

Leonard Nimoy & Zachary Quinto in a commercial for the Audi S7
5 Cameos That Could've Made Audi's Spock Vs. Spock Commercial More Awesome

No doubt about it: Audi's new commercial starring Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto is 31 flavors of awesome. Dubbed "The Challenge", the clip manages to work in numerous Trekkie gags while hyping the Audi S7. We even get a glimpse of Shelley, the autonomous Audi TT designed by Stanford University's...Read More»

Highclere Castle, site of the TV series Downton Abbey (photo by Richard Munckton)
So, Downton Abbey Is The Ford Fiesta Of Television, Which Makes Mad Men...?

Celebrities take a lot of flack. Sometimes, the criticism is justified, like when athletes fire off stupid, insensitive tweets or actors have alcohol-fueled meltdowns on movie sets. Other times...well, other times, we have to remember that celebs are human: like us ordinary folk, they can be...Read More»

Snoop Dogg
The Price Is Right, G: Snoop Dogg Helps Give Away '62 Lincoln On TV

Wait, what was that? Was that Snoop Dogg--former rap bad boy and softcore star, on...The Price is Right? Snoop took to the airwaves yesterday, on Drew Carey's version of TPIR, one of daytime's longest-running game shows. Now that Bob Barker's free to spay and neuter anything he wants in retirement...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
First Oprah-Awarded 2012 VW Beetles To Be Delivered Thursday

Last November, 275 people present at a taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show got a very nice door prize: in cooperation with Volkswagen, Oprah gave each audience member a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. Not only were those present getting the cars, but all taxes and fees associated with winning the prize were...Read More»

Jennifer Lopez in an ad for the 2012 Fiat 500c
Jennifer Lopez Joins Eminem's Chrysler Crew, Flaunts Fiat 500

Newly single mamí-from-the-block Jennifer Lopez has gone boldly where few A-List celebs are willing to go: deep into the belly of a car commercial. For now, at least, it appears that J-Lo is the face of the 2012 Fiat 500c. In an ad that debuted this week on Monday Night Football, Lopez...Read More»

2012 Audi S6
Dick Cheney, Justin Bieber and Frankfurters: Car News Headlines

The Ford Evos concept coming to the Frankfurt Auto Show will be a plug-in hybrid--and possibly, a precursor to a new Capri. [GreenCarReports] Audi has a number for every turbocharger coming to Frankfurt. There's the S6, the S7 and the S8. [MotorAuthority] Which family cars have earned the NHTSA's...Read More»

Steve Jobs
Will Steve Jobs' Influence On Cars--And Car Companies--Last?

Steve Jobs resigned today as CEO of Apple, but his legacy as an active creator and innovator of technology isn't done yet. Despite medical problems, the most unlikely pickup driver of all time is expected to stay on as Apple's chairman, which means his tightly focused take on consumer electronics...Read More»

Philip Levine
Former Auto Plant Worker Is New U.S. Poet Laureate

“Poetic” is certainly not the first word that comes to mind when trying to describe what it’s like to work in an automotive plant. And that makes the naming of Motor City native and former Ford factory worker Philip Levine as the new U.S. Poet Laureate all the more intriguing...Read More»

Erik Estrada in the Batmobile
Carmageddon Los Angeles, Brought To You By Erik Estrada (UPDATED)

UPDATED: See clips below. If you've lived or driven in Los Angeles, California, you probably understand the importance of Interstate 405. It's a huge route for both commuters and cargo, and it's regularly listed as one of the busiest, most congested stretches of highway in the country. And on July...Read More»

Ryan Dunn
Ryan Dunn Dies, Britney Back With Beetle: The Week In Reverse

Jackass star Ryan Dunn died in a 130-mph collision in his Porsche, violently and senselessly--in the way of most drunk-driving accidents. [MotorAuthority] Carmageddon will strike soon in Los Angeles when the 405 closes for a day. Have no fear: Erik Estrada has all the deets. [TheCarConnection]...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen New Beetle in Britney Spears' 'I Wanna Go' video
Britney Spears Flashes The 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle: Video

There are at least two things on Planet Earth in need of serious makeovers: Volkswagen's New Beetle and pop star Britney Spears. We're happy to report that one of them has been re-envisioned for Britney's latest video. Spears began shame spiraling out of control in the mid-2000s -- around the time...Read More»

1978 AMC AMX showdown
Volt Versus Leaf, Snooki, Romney and Weiner: The Week In Reverse

Ford has a lot of homework to finish before next year: it's engineering a new three-cylinder engine, a hybrid transmission and an eight-speed automatic. [TheCarConnection] While Ford tries its hand at a three-cylinder, it's worth pointing out the mostly sad recent history of that kind...Read More»

Bad Meets Evil, Eminem video
Eminem Swaps Chrysler 200 For 'Toon Hoopty; Is It An Upgrade?

Eminem--or Marshall Bruce Mathers II, or Slim Shady, however well you know him--is on a creative tear that's also turned him into the reverse Roger Rabbit of rap. The evidence: a new Bad Meets Evil video set to drop in full-length form soon, one in which Eminem trades in his last-seen-in Chrysler...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Snooki, Sun-Sipping Convertibles And SRX: Today's Car News

We know it's not really summer until late June, but that gives you time to save gas money and work on your tan with these fuel-conscious convertibles. [TheCarConnection] Cadillac had plans for a plug-in SRX hybrid--but now those plans have been unplugged. [GreenCarReports] Though Saab's restarted...Read More»

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