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Honda Hits One Million Fans On Facebook, Shows Love For Its Fans
Honda Hits One Million Fans On Facebook, Shows Love For Its Fans

As more and more automakers hit the magic one-million fan mark on Facebook, the way each one thanks its fans becomes more important. Honda is the latest to join the one-million Facebook fans club as it passed the mark this weekend. To say thank you to its fans, Honda is showing its fans how it is a...Read More»

Safe Road Workers campaign in Ontario
Give 'Em A Brake: Road Workers Talk To Drivers On Facebook, Twitter

It's nearly summer, which means more cars on the roads and, by extension, more cars passing through construction zones. We all know that we're supposed to slow down when we see workers in the area, but unfortunately, not everyone follows the rules. Now, a group of construction workers in Ontario...Read More»

2012 Audi A7 U.S.-spec premiere
Study Says Audi Has Most Engaged Fans On Facebook

You hear the term everyday: engagement. It's almost become a dirty word if you can't back it up with numbers. Today a new study finds that Audi has the most engaged fans on Facebook. Beating the likes of Justin Bieber, Chamillionaire, and even Lady Gaga, Audi has 47 more likes per post on average...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic 'Study Break' sweepstakes
Yo, Freshman: Wanna Win A 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe?

This week, the auto world's attention is focused on major motor shows in New York and Shanghai, but in-between the two, there's a special promotion that ought to interest college kids (or anyone else who'd like a new car). For the next several weeks, Honda is giving students in Arizona and...Read More»

Toyota Prius Eco-Greenhouse in MONOPOLY Millionaires game by Electronic Arts
Monopoly Millionaires Lets You Pass Go, Collect $200, And Save The Planet In A Virtual Toyota Prius

Weary of pulling weeds on Farmville? Been around the block one too many times in Car Town? Need a new way to look busy in your cubicle without actually being busy? Look no further than Monopoly Millionaires -- now with special add-ins from Toyota. For the next 12 months, folks who play Monopoly...Read More»

Fast Five trailer playing at Car Town drive-in cinema
Car Town's Virtual World Offers Real-World Amenities -- Including Fast Five Movie Tickets

Last summer, we announced the launch of a new app on Facebook: Car Town. It was meant to be the gearhead's answer to Farmville and Petville and other social games that encourage obsessive-compulsive types to do repetitive chores in a virtual world while presumably ignoring their chores in this one...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
2013 Chevrolet Malibu To Be Unveiled Live Via Facebook

Chevy is leveraging the power of social media to reveal the next generation of its all-important volume selling sedan, the 2013 Malibu. As the official release puts it, "The all-new Malibu will transcend time zones and embrace the diversity of cultures around the world," with a live unveiling on...Read More»

Bob Lutz and the Chevrolet Volt
Facebook Hires Auto Legend Bob Lutz To Be 'Automotive Liaison'

Bob Lutz -- car nut, airplane collector, marketing bigwig -- thought he might ease into the cruising lane after retiring from General Motors last summer. But the brash, silver-haired former executive has been dragged back into the fray, and he'll soon be sitting front and center at one of the...Read More»

CPT002 concept phone from Aston Martin and Mobiado
For Better Or Worse, Aston Martin Develops Luxury Concept Phone

Aston Martin has been busy lately, showing off its new 2012 Virage and reminding us about the impending return of the Lagonda line at the Geneva Motor Show. Now, the company has scooted to another gathering in another Swiss city: the annual watch and jewelry show known as BaselWorld. There Aston...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»

Entries in Saab's banner ad competition
Saab Wants You To Design The World's Best Banner Ad. Good Luck.

Nobody loves banner ads. They're often garish to the point of being offensive, and they take up space that could otherwise be used for news, reviews, syllogisms, or whatever the kids are into these days. Worst of all: they're not very effective for advertisers. But Saab hopes to change all that...Read More»

Car being loaded onto flat bed tow truck
The Repo Man Cometh -- But Not On Facebook

Late last summer, we sent a warning to anyone who might be behind on a car note, credit card, or mortgage: don't accept that mysterious Facebook friend request! At the time, we'd begun hearing stories about creditors tracking borrowers' activities on social networks, then using those same networks...Read More»

Rinspeed BamBoo concept
Rinspeed BamBoo: Forward-Thinking Concept, Or Deathtrap For Generation Y?

For weeks -- nay, months -- we've been puzzling over the Rinspeed BamBoo. That's not surprising; Swiss tuner Rinspeed is known for rolling out wacky, weird, and occasionally, idiotic concept vehicles. (Though they sometimes earn points for pushing the envelope.) But the BamBoo is different. The one...Read More»

2011 Jeep Wrangler
Is Jeep Splitting Hairs When It Comes To Facebook Fans?

Jeep announced today that it now has over 1 million Facebook fans. It joins other automakers such as Porsche and Ford in this elite, but growing group. Jeep is also quick to claim that it is the "first domestic automotive brand with more than 1 million Facebook fans." While this is true, at some...Read More»

Facebook mobile app for Android
Was A Chicago Driver Updating Facebook When She Hit & Killed A Pedestrian?

On the morning of December 7, Raymond Veloz was involved in a fender-bender in Chicago. He dutifully called 911 on his cell phone and stepped out of his vehicle to exchange information with the other driver. As he did so, a woman by the name of Araceli Beas struck the 70-year-old Veloz, causing...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Facebook, Cars, And Stupid Drivers: A Recipe For Death

We have discussed at length many times the dangers of using your phone while driving. Sadly, some continue to do so with tragic results. The latest tragedy comes out of Chicago. On December 7 at approximately 7:54 A.M., Araceli Beas allegedly struck pedestrian Raymond Veloz with her vehicle. Beas...Read More»

Audi TT RS Q&A at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show
Audi Answers Fans Questions About 2011 TT RS At 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Auto shows are great for many things, seeing new cars in the metal, talking about the industry with other member of the press, and of course, learning about the product from different PR and product managers. At the Chicago Auto Show, Audi product manager Mark Fruechtnicht took the time to answer...Read More»

Dogs at Pebble Beach
Subaru Has Record Social Media Engagement For Its 'Dog Walk' Event

While many automakers spent $3 million dollars on 30 second Super Bowl ads, Subaru did not. Instead, Subaru leveraged its social media presence to initiate a different type of marketing campaign. Subaru, in collaboration with Animal Planet, invited its fans to take their dogs for a walk on Super...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»

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