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New Saab Cash, Jackson Vs. Entropy: Today's Car News
New Saab Cash, Jackson Vs. Entropy: Today's Car News

The King of Pop could be the king of entropy--if you believe a paparazzo who wants to save the world by breaking the laws of physics. [GreenCarReports] Fret not, ye fans of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive: the 2012 Prius V wagon still is scheduled for a fall debut. [GreenCarReports] Saab's deal with...Read More»

Hatsune Miku, Toyota spokesperson. Image: Toyota
Can A Virtual Celebrity Help Sell The Toyota Corolla?

If you live in the United States, chances are good that you’ve never heard of Hatsune Miku. In Japan, the young pop star has a huge following, and played a series of sold-out concerts across the country in 2010. Instantly recognizable by her floor-length, turquoise-colored hair, Miku has one...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant
Chevy Volt Does What We Can't: Lives With Rich and Famous People

Celebrities, it seems, often champion environmental causes. Take Ed Begley, Jr., for example, who’s been driving electric cars for decades and currently owns a battery-powered Toyota RAV4. Begley is known to commute via public transportation and even via an electric bicycle, a sacrifice that...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 10, 2011

Which wagons should you be shopping this year? We nominate a handful of not-crossovers. [FamilyCarGuide] We're fans of the 2011 Ford Explorer, but Consumer Reports isn't. Who's more righter? [SocialCarNews] The latest national amnesty movement has nothing to do with Jan Brewer--it's all about...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 9, 2011

Oh hai Monday. I see you've jacked up gas prices to $4 a gallon. The only way you'd be less likable is if you were twins. [TheCarConnection] There may be some brief relief from the rise in gas prices, in the near term. [TheCarConnection] But if you're looking for permanent relief to record-high gas...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series convertible first drive
The Week In Reverse: Jaguar C-X75, Benz SLS, And #DumpTrump

Do you remember where you were, when the #DumpTrump campaign got #TheDonald bounced from the #Indy500 pace car in about twelve minutes? You're excused if you stepped out for a Starbucks and missed it all. [MotorAuthority] In the wee hours today, the Jaguar C-X75 went from concept to sort-of...Read More»

Blake Griffen Slam Dunk Over Kia Optima
Blake Griffin Auctioning Dunked-Over 2011 Kia Optima For Charity

Remember the 2011 Kia Optima that NBA star Blake Griffin successfully completed a slam dunk over--well, the hood at least--back in February? If not, you can catch our previous post on it, including a video of the feat, by clicking here. Well, the Los Angeles Clippers forward has now donated the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
Should Donald Trump Drive The Indy 500 Pace Car? #YouTellUs

Donald Trump's the official celebrity driver of the pace car at this year's Indianapolis 500, but his run-ins with President and his ties to the "birther" crowd could cost him his spot in the driver's seat of the latest Chevy Camaro. But should it? SocialCarNews.com wants you to weigh in. Tell us...Read More»

Saab Winning
Auto-Tune, Charlie Sheen, And Saab, All In One #Winning Video

Saab's in a bit of a crisis at the moment--with new Chinese and Russian investors helping it stay afloat while it tries to launch the 9-5 sedan, the 9-4X crossover and a new-generation 9-3 lineup. All that hasn't stopped one enterprising Saabophile from creating something truly epic: one YouTube...Read More»

Glenn Beck
Pick Your (Advertising) Poison: Glenn Beck or Charlie Sheen

If I was a betting kind of guy, I would always bet on a winner, someone with a track record of success, who delivers you the goods time and again. This goes for sports or politics or restaurants, or in many cases automobile manufacturers and their affiliates. So what do the geniuses at the ad...Read More»

2011 Smart Fortwo
Kobe Bryant is Smart And Goes to 11--In China

When I saw this commercial for the Smart Car a little while a go, all I could think of was one movie that is widely lauded by biblical scholars, male slackers with low-riding, pizza-stained jeans, and most Caucasian men in their 40s who once may have been cool, hip and with it for about one...Read More»

Elizabeth Taylor
Video: Elizabeth Taylor, Catalyst For America's Car Fever, Dies At 79

Elizabeth Taylor was many things: actress, activist, friend of the disenfranchised, professional divorcee. She was also one of the great sex symbols of the 20th century -- in part, because of her longtime love of cars. She passed away early this morning at the age of 79. By the time Taylor reached...Read More»

Beverly Hillbillies
Family Car Guide's Most Memorable TV Family Cars, Part Two

Continuing the FamilyCarGuide list of most memorable TV family cars, we include some that are a little bit of a stretch. Remember, we said that it didn’t have to be a car, or ever have been a real production car. But it did have to be used by family members – including extended family...Read More»

Batmobile
Family Car Guide's Most Memorable TV Family Cars

Most of us grew up watching television – unless we lived way out in the sticks with no electricity. Then, all we had to entertain ourselves were books and our imagination. Watching television with the family was and is a favorite pastime for millions of Americans. Since there’s bound to...Read More»

Oprah and the G6
Oprah's Favorite Thing: Free 2012 Volkswagen New Beetles For All

"THE BEETLES ARE COMINNNNNNGGGGGG!" Paul? Ringo? No, but you're forgiven if you thought that was the introduction to last week's Apple iTunes event. Play the video below, and you'll see everyone's favorite transformista, Oprah Winfrey, giving away a bunch of 2012 Volkswagen New Beetles earlier...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Today at High Gear Media: Drowsy Driving, Alfa-Jeep, and Putin

Before you hit the road, check yourself: are you sleepy? Try a nap, or risk becoming part of the 17 percent of drivers who cause accidents through drowsy driving. [TheCarConnection] Can you see a Maserati SUV--or maybe an Alfa ute? Now imagine them running on the excellent new Jeep Grand Cherokee...Read More»

James Bond Aston Martin DB5
James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Sells for $4.5 Million

The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that James Bond drove in the movies Thunderball and Goldfinger has been sold at auction for $4.6 million in London. The car was owned for the last 40 years by a Philadelphia businessman, Jerry Lee, , who is using the money to support his anti-crime foundation, including...Read More»

2011 Dodge Avenger
Today at High Gear Media: Avenger, Grand Caravan, and Cayenne

We're driving the 2011 Dodge Avenger soon, but we figured you'd like to see pictures of its marvy new interior while you're on hold. [TheCarConnection] The same goes for the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, which leaps into the modern era with a new interior and a "man van" version. [TheCarConnection]...Read More»

2011 Land Rover LR2
Video: Wallace and Gromit Ride Again, in a Land Rover

The British auto industry tends to be synonymous with sexy shapes, leather, wire wheels, sumptuous interiors and square, off-road vehicles that you can carry a passel of corgis in while hunting fox, pheasant and poor village folk. The last reference is obviously to Land Rover, the makers of...Read More»

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