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California Dreamin' in My Rearview Mirror
California Dreamin' in My Rearview Mirror

Flashback 1970, Santa Ana, California: Seems like eons ago, but the images are as vivid as a high-resolution, 3D hologram. Yep, Fashion Square as it was known hosted the Concours d’Elegance. After noticing a newspaper ad in the Orange County Register, I told my father about the event, and the...Read More»

NYAS Hyundai Writing Contest
Write About Cars--And Win A Trip to the New York Auto Show

You've always wanted to see an auto show before the rest of your gearhead friends, but couldn't get insider access to do so. Now's your chance to win a trip and to get in on the action as the auto world descends on New York City's Javits Center later this month. High Gear Media has partnered with...Read More»

Chevy's 'Diamonds and Dreams' makeover in Granite, CA
Video: Chevy Builds Field Of Dreams In California -- Your Community Could Be Next

About a year ago, Chevrolet launched an online contest for communities across the U.S. The five grand prize winners of the "Building Diamonds and Dreams" competition would receive makeovers for their youth baseball fields, courtesy of Chevrolet and Scotts Company. The contest ended around July 30...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Need A Car? State Farm Giving Away 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid On Facebook

As insurers go, State Farm is one of America's more venerable institutions. It's the one often used by our parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. But from the ad campaigns we've seen, State Farm hasn't been aggressively focused on reaching younger drivers -- at least not as focused as...Read More»

Asphalt Audi RS 3
Play Audi's iPhone Racing App For A Chance To Win A 2012 RS3

Been wanting to get your hands on the hot new 2012 Audi RS3? Audi is looking to hook you up, with its new Asphalt Audi RS3 iPhone game. Unfortunately you don't win a RS3 by just crossing the finish line first. You must log the fastest time around the Bahamas track after three rounds to win the RS3...Read More»

Gran Turismo 5
Nissan's GT Driving Academy Goes To Europe

Back in November, we told you about Nissan's GT Driving Academy, a promotion tied to Sony's Gran Turismo 5 videogame that will give one lucky virtual player in the U.S. a chance to become a real-world racing legend. Now, we're happy to report that the competition is rolling to Europe. From March 4...Read More»

Endras BMW Ultimate Blogger Contest 2011
Video: Endras BMW Looking For Ultimate Blogger, Job Of A Lifetime

BMW is known as the Ultimate Driving Machine. So when Endras BMW in Canada sets out to find a blogger, they don't want just any blogger. They want the Ultimate Blogger. The contestants are supposed to prove they are driven by performance, just like BMW. The winner will receive a $65,000 salary, a...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Wants To Send You On The Adventure Of A Lifetime In A 2011 Explorer

Ready for some adventure? Ford certainly hopes so. Building on the social media success of its Fiesta Movement, Ford has launched the "Go. Do. Adventures" contest to promote the 2011 Ford Explorer. Just tell Ford about your dream adventure vacation, and if you're lucky, Scott Monty & Co. will...Read More»

Kenny G from Audi's new campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Audi Ties Twitter Into Its Super Bowl Advertisement #ProgressiveIs

As we mentioned earlier in the week, many automakers Super Bowl Ad will incorporate some social media element. Audi is the latest to do so with its #ProgressiveIs campaign. Audi's new progressive luxury marketing campaign, previewed in its Super Bowl ad taunting Mercedes-Benz, today gets a social...Read More»

Super Bowl ad for the 2011 Kia Optima
Kia To Give Away Five 2011 Optimas In One Epic Contest Super Bowl Promo

Many automakers are looking to incorporate some sort of social media or contest into their Super Bowl advertising this year. Kia is taking the contest route with its One Epic Contest. The One Epic Contest starts today February 1, and runs through February 6 (though it excludes February 5). The...Read More»

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
MINI Wants To See Your High-Energy Movement In Locomotion! Contest

MINI has always run unique advertising, contests, and promotional campaigns. The latest contest out of the small automaker is set to continue that trend. MINI is looking for the best interpretation of movement in its Locomotion! contest. The contest's premise is MINI owners and fans always being on...Read More»

2011 MINI Cooper
To Win A Brand-New Mini Cooper, He Got Tattooed WHERE?

The facts are simple. A German radio station ran a contest giving away a brand-new Mini to whichever listener pulled off the craziest stunt to win. A 39-year-old man, Andreas Muller, was declared the winner after promising to have the brand "MINI" tattooed on his penis. But he didn't get the car...Read More»

Hollister Co.'s "Chasing The Perfect..." contest
Girl's Brilliant Backside Wins Her VW Bus

How often do you wish you could win a 1978 Volkswagen Microbus based on how good your derriere looks? Turns out Hollister just held just such a contest on its Facebook fan page.The premise of the contest was simple, submit a photo of your derriere to Hollister's Facebook fan page. Fans could vote...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
BMW Giving Away 2-Year 2011 X3 Lease In Facebook Contest

Like many other automakers, BMW is set to run a major advertisement in the upcoming Super Bowl. This year they want to take the advertisement and tie it to a social media contest dubbed "The X3 Matchup." The premise of the contest is for BMW fans to guess the exact configuration of the X3 featured...Read More»

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Acura Wants You To Compete Like A Pro In TSX Sport Wagon Competition

Calling all athletes. Acura wants to give you a Sport Wagon to make sure you can get to all those extreme sporting events you participate in. The competition is dubbed "Compete Like A Pro," and is being managed through Acura's Facebook fan page. Acura says the goal of the Compete Like a Pro...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano
Play 'Quest For The Keys' And Win A New Buick Enclave, LaCrosse, Regal, Or Verano

There's no doubt about it: Buick is on a roll. The new Regal has been well-received by journalists and consumers alike; the brand's sales are strong in China (aka the World's Largest Auto Market); and there's a lot of interest around Buick's offerings at the Detroit auto show -- especially the 2012...Read More»

Ram Battle of the Bands
Ram Holds A Battle Of The Bands--Just Like High School, Only Not

Remember in high school when there was the battle of the bands each year? We know you never really participated but hey, it was fun watching, right? Well now Ram wants you to relive those awkward teenage years and is holding its own battle of the bands contest over social media. The contest is...Read More»

2011 Nissan Juke
Win A 2011 Nissan Juke In The 'Juke The City' Contest

When the Nissan Juke debuted last year, it turned a lot of heads: it's stylish, it's functional, and it starts at just $18,960. The Juke is technically billed as a mini-crossover, but it's cute and quirky enough to compete against a range of models, from the MINI Cooper to the Ford Fiesta to MPVs...Read More»

2011 Smart Fortwo
Tell The World You're Going Green, And You Could Win A Smart Fortwo

If you're in the market for a new car -- a very small new car -- pay attention, because the Earth Day Network is giving away two brand new rides in a new social media contest. And all you have to do is make a pledge to go green. The good news is that the Billion Acts of Green sweepstakes is very...Read More»

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