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Britney Spears Flashes The 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle: Video
Britney Spears Flashes The 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle: Video

There are at least two things on Planet Earth in need of serious makeovers: Volkswagen's New Beetle and pop star Britney Spears. We're happy to report that one of them has been re-envisioned for Britney's latest video. Spears began shame spiraling out of control in the mid-2000s -- around the time...Read More»

Ford Capacitive Touch Center Stack
Ford Is Improving Tech, Boosting Safety, And...Bolding Fonts?

Overnight, Ford sent out a barrage of press releases about the company's latest accomplishments. And jammed amongst the stories of tech developments and safety improvements was some news that made our resident typographer a little queasy: Fords are getting bolder. That's not metaphor: the automaker...Read More»

Gettin' real in the Whole Foods parking lot. Image: Fog and Smog Films
Getting Real With A Toyota Prius In The Whole Foods Parking Lot

Times have changed in the Gangsta’s Paradise we call Los Angeles. Where it used to be all about rolling in your slammed ’64 Impala and busting caps from your AK, today it’s more about rolling in your Prius, popping down to Whole Foods for a bag of Blazing Wasabi snack mix and a...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan R-Spec
If BMW Is Chipotle, Hyundai Is Taco Bell: Today In Analogies

Have you ever wondered what car company your favorite fast food restaurant equates to? Apparently the CEO of Taco Bell, Greg Creed, has, because he’s quick to equate his chain with automotive value leader Hyundai. When asked by QSR Magazine how Taco Bell stacked up against rival (but upscale)...Read More»

Vinsetta Garage
Just Another Day At The Garage

There's always tension at an auto repair shop, but not much excitement. The closest anyone gets to an adrenalin rush is when something remarkable is noticed when a car makes it to the lift. Oddities like a squirrel setting up housekeeping in the air filter housing, or discovering that the little...Read More»

2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet
New Take On “Car Lover”: U.K. Study Reveals Amorous Car Habits

If you’ve ever described yourself as a car lover, you might find the results of a U.K. study quite amusing. Confused.com, one of the U.K.’s biggest price comparison services, surveyed 2,000 drivers and discovered nearly half (47.5 percent) of males said they’d had sex in their...Read More»

Obama Limo Gets High Centered
Obama Limo Gets High-Centered: Today In Car Mishaps

While the President makes his way back home, avoiding Icelandic volcanoes and heading to view the destruction from tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri, he may want to look back at the screening process for hiring his Secret Service limousine driver. On a routine visit to the Irish capital of Dublin, the...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»

Vladimir Putin trying to start Lada Granta
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Fails To Start Lada: Video

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin must have been slightly embarrassed this week when at a press event for the new Lada Granta, a car built by the much-maligned vehicle brand and one soon-to-be marketed as the cheapest car in Europe, failed to start when the former President hopped behind the...Read More»

Volkswagen Transporter van thrown into the air
Volkswagen Torture Testing Its Vehicles: Video

Before the proliferation of electronic sensors and computer technology in the world of cars, engineers actually used to go out and beat the hell out of the cars they were testing--quite literally. BMX-style jumping ramps, old-fashioned door slamming and even a sledgehammer or two to a roof panel...Read More»

Ford Fiesta vs. Lamborghini Gallardo
Ford Fiesta Beats Lamborghini Gallardo In Shootout? Find Out Why: Video

Forget the argument that people buy Lamborghini Gallardos and Ford Fiestas for very different reasons and instead view the two cars in a much more objective manner. One is a pint-sized econo car that retails for just over $13,000 and will pretty much get you from A to B without any hassles. The...Read More»

Shockwave in Transformers 3 – Dark of the Moon
Transformers 3 - Dark of the Moon Third Trailer Released: Video

It’s almost here. Transformers 3 - Dark Of The Moon is set to open nationwide on July 1 and we now have the third trailer for the movie. Packed in the video below is more than two and a half minutes of giant robot goodness, including, for the first, a look at the new bad guy. Revealed in the...Read More»

Semi truck goes drifting video
Nitrous Laden Semi Goes Drifting Gymkhana Style: Video

Drifting is a relatively new form of motorsport where the driver intentionally over steers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels through turns, while maintaining vehicle control and a high exit speed. It usually involves cars with a low center of gravity, light to moderate weight and plenty...Read More»

Katie G., last year's 2010 Shell V-Power 'Fuel My Passion' finalist
Shell 'Fuel My Passion' Contest Offers Free Gas For Five Years

Worried about high fuel prices? Shell has you covered with its "Fuel My Passion" contest, offering one lucky person five years of free gas. Entering is simple -- all you have to do is take a photo of yourself with your favorite ride. (Since Shell is in the gas business, that ride should probably be...Read More»

Libido-driven used car ad. Image via Tosh.0
Used Cars And Women: You Know You're Not The First, But Do You Care?

Sex sells--it's an advertising mantra we've all heard and seen in practice. Today's entrant puts a bit of a creative spin on the sale of previously-owned cars. A used-car dealer in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada, is pitching its wares with a racy newspaper ad, pictured here, that compares used cars to...Read More»

Russian driver leaves Range Rover Sport on apartment steps
Suspected Drunk Driver Parks Range Rover Sport On Apartment Steps: Video

Ever considered just leaving your luxury SUV parked on the steps of an apartment building when you couldn’t find a regular parking spot? Probably not, but the driver of the Range Rover Sport in this next clip did exactly that. His antics were captured on a security video from the apartment...Read More»

Woman forces man to buy Buick in Shanghai
Video: Shanghai Woman Forces Man To Buy Buick

Driving through a dealership, apparently threatening to steal, then run over, the man you're dating to convince him to buy you a new Buick Regal is daring. It also works, apparently. At least it does on this man, in a Shanghai Buick dealership. The drama unfolds, with English captions, as the young...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»

UFO over road. Image by Markusram.
Man Gets High On Fake Weed, Leads Cops On Chase To Save Girlfriend From Aliens

Richard Donald Blanscet's Wednesday night antics should vault him to Internet stardom. Why? He got high on Mr. Nice Guy "synthetic marijuana" then hopped into his burgundy Jaguar to save his girlfriend from an alien invasion--after hearing Dr. Phil's voice in his head. Along the way he sparked a...Read More»

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