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Today at High Gear Media: Toyota, Electric Cars and 300
Today at High Gear Media: Toyota, Electric Cars and 300

Toyota recalls, the electric-car race, and the 2012 Chrysler 300 -- it's all here today at High Gear Media: The 2011 Ford F-150 gains four new engine options, everything from a base V-6 to a turbo EcoBoost six and a pair of V-8s. Pickups are back...and better than ever. [TheCarConnection] Can one...Read More»

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
Today at High Gear Media: Fastest Cars Ever, MINI and Corvette Hype

Maybe you missed it -- we're not quite sure how -- but this week at High Gear Media, we're wedging ourselves into the newest MINI before a big trip out to the Wet Coast (minus the "S," yes) for the Pebble Beach Concours classic. Today's news from around the empire of 106 HGM sites runs the gamut...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M37
Today's Car News: Ford, Infiniti Hybrid, and VW NMS (With Video!)

It's Tuesday, and High Gear Media is busy digesting the full-size 2011 Toyota Avalon and prepping for the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance--which we'll be bringing to you live starting first thing Friday. While we're in the midst of all things HGM, here's what we're reading from our RSS feeds...Read More»

2011 Scion tC
Today at High Gear Media: Scion tC, Hawaii Five-0, and Our Late Nissan Leaf

Six months after the brouhaha kicked off, has Toyota been badly bruised by all those recalls? Today at High Gear Media, our own Bengt Halvorson peers into the recall abyss and reports on TheCarConnection that Toyota may have lost 200,000 sales and 1.5 percent of the entire U.S. market as a result...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Today at High Gear Media: Sonata Hybrid, Tesla and A Melted Italia

Just when you think you've seen enough green, High Gear Media is rounding out the week with more coverage of hybrids and electric cars today. Batting lead: the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which turns in Fusion-like fuel economy and has big tax credits in its arsenal--and sports a comely new front...Read More»

2012 Ford Taurus
Conan O'Brien Is The Hoopty King, With His Taurus SHO

Twitter megaceleb Conan O'Brien clearly doesn't have enough to do while he ramps up for his forthcoming TBS talk show. Call us jealous of Steve Kroft, but we're green with envy that he got a ride in O'Brien's ratty 1992 Ford Taurus SHO for a 60 Minutes segment that aired this past Sunday. Not so...Read More»

Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Revs Up The Social Web, But He Knows When To Hit The Brakes

There are a lot of misconceptions about social media. For example, we -- meaning a general We, the People -- often assume that everyone under 40 uses Facebook, and that they all use it the same way. However, we now know that certain populations came to Facebook late, and that it's not the be-all...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Ford, Chrysler Buddy Up With Toby Keith, Bill Goldberg, Zac Brown For America's Troops

Spring has finally sprung, and two of the Detroit Three are rolling out promotional programs that take advantage of the warmer weather. As an added bonus, both promos also have big benefits for members of the armed forces, including car giveaways, charity donations, and free music downloads. Ford's...Read More»

Screencap from Jedward's 'Ice Ice Baby', featuring Vanilla Ice
Video: Vanilla Ice Dishes About The Ford Mustang 5.0

Robert Matthew Van Winkle is a busy guy: world traveler, restorer of vintage cars, avid motocross rider. And in his spare time, he grabs a microphone and performs under his stage name, Vanilla Ice. Love him or hate him, Rob's smash hit, "Ice Ice Baby", defined a moment in pop music history. If you...Read More»

Screencap from 'Repo Men' featuring the Volkswagen Touareg
Video: Volkswagen Touareg To Be Featured In New Repo Men Film

In the world of advertising, product placement is big business. It's also a big gamble, since the payoff depends on factors beyond the advertiser's control. When the stars align, companies get great press like Chevrolet did when it was placed in last summer's Transformers sequel. When the gods are...Read More»

2007 Buick Rendezvous FWD 4-door CX *Ltd Avail* Front Exterior View
GM Slams Brakes on Tiger's Free Rides

In the rarefied world of sports celebrities and endorsements, Tiger Woods occupied a special place. Like Zeus on Olympus, Woods occupied a spot above the average sports champion. His touch on a product was the Gold Card and he very wisely built this into a very big business which some have...Read More»

2011 Audi A1 and Justin Timberlake on LA photo shoot
Leaked: Audi A1 / Justin Timberlake Photoshoot Pic

Although Audi officials have expressed serious interest in bringing the new Audi A1 to North America, to date, the company has announced no official plans to do. The global economy has made automakers more cautious in the marketplace, and America's lack of familiarity with premium compact cars...Read More»

Screenshot from Volvo's WhatDrivesEdward.com
Volvo Targets Tweens In Twilight: New Moon

A couple of months ago, we mentioned that Volvo had paid for product placement arranged to have its products placed in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Now that the movie is prepping for a November release, Volvo has upped its marketing game by launching WhatDrivesEdward.com. The microsite highlights...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Buick Regal, Cars and Bears, and Porsche Death: Today at High Gear Media

  Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page   Buick's in the headlines today in the auto world--and here at High Gear Media, we've got word on the return of the Regal nameplate to Buick's next mid-size sedan.    Across the...Read More»

Maria Shriver
Anti-Cell Phone Laws Are For First Ladies, Too, Ms. Shriver

If you've ever attended a Protestant school, you've probably had the misfortune of encountering "PKs" (aka "preacher's kids"). They may live pious lives at home, but once free of that environment, PKs typically become the rowdiest, rudest, law- breakingest kids on the block. Maria Shriver isn't...Read More»

ASI Ferrari 458 Italia
Celeb News: Cristiano Ronaldo To Test The Ferrari 458 Italia

Cristiano Ronaldo has changed the face of soccer -- not to mention that of a few fine cars. You might recall that in January, Ronaldo had a confrontation with a brick wall in his Ferrari 599 GTB, which was okay for Ronaldo, but not so much for the supercar. Last we heard, Chrissy was looking...Read More»

Drew Barrymore in 'Whip It'
Drew Barrymore First Driver In Leno's Green Car Challenge

We've mentioned that Jay Leno will use a specially built all-electric Ford Focus during his new show's "Green Car Challenge" segment. We've mentioned that Tom Cruise has already taken a spin in that vehicle and asked for a second lap. And now we're happy to announce that the show's first featured...Read More»

Michael Jackson's Rolls-Royces
Michael Jackson's Rolls Royces Roll Into Storage

The Summer of Death and Interment continues: as Michael Jackson's friends and family prepare for his burial tonight, the King of Pop's three Rolls-Royces -- allegedly intended as future wedding gifts for his children -- have been rolled into a storage facility in Los Angeles. The way things were...Read More»

Jay Leno and the Aptera 2e
Jay Leno Talk Show May Feature 'Green-Car Challenge'

Jay Leno signed off from The Tonight Show a couple of months back, but he hasn't spent the downtime resting on his laurels. In fact, it's pretty clear that Leno has invested a lot of energy planning his new small-screen venture: an hour-long, prime-time show on NBC, set to launch in September. And...Read More»

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