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Royal Purple Wants To Send You To SEMA
Royal Purple Wants To Send You To SEMA

Have you been dreaming about attending the SEMA show? Royal Purple just might have your ticket. It is running two Facebook contests which will end up sending three winners to the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The first Facebook contest, "The Royal Purple Show It Off At SEMA," launched yesterday on the...Read More»

Porsche prototype testing, from the Porsche Facebook page
Porsche Creates Controversy With New Facebook Photo

Art students learn that good work is about contrast. Black and white, filigree and shadow, weight and airiness: look at your favorite paintings and photographs, and you'll find that most rely on some kind of tension. Porsche is pushing that tension in a new photo posted to its Facebook page -- and...Read More»

Stop Subaru in Saudi Facebook Ad
Saudi Women Drivers Create Stop-Subaru Facebook Ad

A week ago, a group called Saudi Women for Driving asked Subaru to stop selling cars in Saudi Arabia until women are allowed to drive. Today the group launched a Facebook ad campaign to put pressure on Subaru. Three weeks ago, women drove in circles around the Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C., to...Read More»

Ford Capacitive Touch Center Stack
What Next-Gen Technology Do You Want In Your Next Car? #YouTellUs

It's no secret that in-car technology is taking over the driving experience. While the poster child for new car technology is currently Ford's MyFord Touch, it will soon be eclipsed by technology that push the boundaries even further. Lexus engineers are using advanced simulators to monitor...Read More»

Focus Doug
Focus Doug: Has The Campaign Been Successful? By The Numbers

It's been three months since we told you about Ford's Focus Doug social media campaign. We even got to use the term amazeballs in the post. Now that the campaign has had some time to grow, let's take a look at the numbers to see if the campaign has been a success. Ford's Digital Marketing Manager...Read More»

Jaguar XKR-S testing at Goodwood
2012 Jaguar XKR-S, Toyota Repo, GM Employees For LGBTQ: Today's Car News

Jaguar has released drool-worthy video of the 2012 XKR-S doing a test-run at Goodwood Hill. [MotorAuthority] GM employees have made an 'It Gets Better' video for LGBTQ youth. [TheCarConnection] Toyota repossessed a murdered mom's car and the son retaliated on Facebook. [SocialCarNews] Sri Lanka is...Read More»

Team JapSpeed IJZ Subaru Impreza
JapSpeed IJZ Subaru Impreza Stolen, Recovered Via Facebook and Twitter

We've heard stories about stolen cars being recovered with the help of social media. We've even seen the police trying to use social media to recover stolen vehicles. Now comes the story of a unique car being stolen from a display stand at an auto show. This past Sunday Team JapSpeed's IJZ Subaru...Read More»

2012 Nissan GT-R EGOIST
Nissan Views GT Academy As A Social Media Success

Have you ever been playing a racing video game and thought to yourself, "I bet I'd be a great driver on the track in real life." Of course you have, and Nissan knows it. That's why it worked with Sony, the creators of Gran Turismo 5, to create what is known the GT Academy. Nissan started a contest...Read More»

Next-gen Viper camper van
Dodge Viper Motorhome Revealed Via DriveSRT Facebook Fan Page

Automakers reveal future products online all the time, sometimes on purpose while other times supposedly by accident. But what do you do when your Facebook fans clamor for insider information on the upcoming 2013 Dodge Viper? You give the people what they want. Earlier this morning the above photo...Read More»

Texting while driving
Will Facebook In Cars Become Illegal?

The government is flexing its regulatory muscle again, and this time it's against social media on the road. While car manufacturers are looking for more ways to integrate technology, like Ford SYNC to monitor your vitals, they are coming under fire from the federal level to minimize gadgetry...Read More»

L2's Facebook IQ survey for 2011
BMW Zooms To The Front Of The Pack On Facebook

If you're on Facebook, you understand its allure, its dazzling ability to connect you with friends, fremenies, people you'd thought you'd forgotten, and others you wished you had. If you're not on Facebook...well, you will be. Facebook -- or at least the social, interconnected, sharable info model...Read More»

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Development Mule
Dodge Charger SRT8 Fan Todd Gets Wish, We Get Exclusive Pics, Video

Have you ever wondered if anyone at a company actually reads your posts on their Facebook fan page? In the automotive industry, most manufacturers do a fine job responding to their fans via Facebook. So when Chrysler SRT fan Todd F. asked to see more of the upcoming 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8, the...Read More»

HazelMail
Memorial Day Apps, Audi A9 In The Works: Today's Car News

Small cars are getting better at crash safety, so says the IIHS. [TheCarConnection] A new Facebook page makes your Facebook page look totally acceptable. While you may be doing belly shots off a cougar, this group's suggesting that Saudi women be beaten for driving. [TheCarConnection] Whether it's...Read More»

The open road
Sears Wants To Send You On A Fantasy Road Trip: Contest

Hankering to feel the wind in your hair, but can't swing the dough to pull off an epic road trip? Never fear: if you've got the right stuff (and a video camera), Sears Auto Center might be willing to foot the bill. For the second year in a row, Sears Auto Center is sponsoring the "Exploring My...Read More»

Honda Sounds of Civic contest
Honda Is Looking For The Next Justin Bieber (Or Lady Gaga): Video

When Honda launched its first marketing salvo for the revamped 2012 Civic, we were underwhelmed -- mostly because we're grammar nerds and the campaign's tagline has a major error front-and-center. Honda's next Civic promotion, however, looks much better, and it might even yield some good music (or...Read More»

Toyota 100 Cars for Good campaign
Visit Facebook To Give 100 Toyotas To 100 Nonprofits: Video

A few weeks ago, we told you about Toyota's "Ideas for Good" competition, which encouraged scientists, inventors, and average Joes (and Janes) to put Toyota technologies to new uses. Now comes another community-minded contest from the automaker, which will give 100 Toyota vehicles to 100 U.S...Read More»

Used car salesman
Social Media Is Fun, But Why Isn't It Selling Cars?

We here at SocialCarNews will be the first to advocate that social media is fun. Connecting with people across the world over your passion is a new way of making friends. But while it may be fun, a new report from Automotive News says it isn't selling cars. A poll performed last summer by R.L. Polk...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Subaru Introduces The World's Worst Weatherman

Subaru has just announced a new marketing campaign highlighting the fact that with a Subaru the weather doesn't matter. The humorous video spots make use of the world's worst weatherman. The new marketing campaign is being launched across multiple social media networks including both Facebook and...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang Mustang Club of America Edition
Ford Mustang Facebook Fans Name Performance Pack 'Mayhem'

Back in November we reported that Ford announced it would let its Mustang Facebook fans choose the name for the upcoming 2012 Mustang V-6 performance pack. Today Ford announced the fans have spoken and the new performance pack will be dubbed Mayhem. The full name is the Mayhem Mustang Package. This...Read More»

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