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For Valentine's Day: 5 Cars That Say 'I Love You', 5 That Say 'I Love You Not'
For Valentine's Day: 5 Cars That Say 'I Love You', 5 That Say 'I Love You Not'

When a Roman priest was beheaded some 1741 years ago, no one could've predicted that his life would eventually be celebrated with mass-produced greeting cards and Whitman's Samplers -- and yet, here we are. Like Mother's Day and Father's Day, Valentine's Day has become another occasion to spend...Read More»

Screencap from Dodge 'Snowpocalypse' commercial
Ha! Dodge Laughs In The Face Of The Snowpocalypse

If you've been in Tahiti the past few months, consider yourself lucky, because those of us in North America have been subjected to a nonstop barrage of winter storms, snowpocalypses, snowtastrophes, and snowmageddons. No one has been spared -- not even Katie Couric. Almost worse than the snow and...Read More»

Chrysler's 'What's My AQ?' trivia game
Chrysler Launches 'What's My AQ?' Trivia Game

Stuck indoors on this cold, wintry Thursday? Of course you are. That makes today the perfect day for a timewaster, and Chrysler has a one that'll do just fine. The game is called "What's My AQ?", and it's a trivia game designed to test users' "auto quotient" (i.e. their car smarts). It's fronted by...Read More»

Still from Honda's 'The Undying Dream'
Video: Honda's New Film, 'The Undying Dream', Plays Sundance

While much of America's attention this weekend was focused on a certain football game, for a handful of film buffs and car fans, the center of the known universe was the Sundance Film Festival. That's where Honda unveiled the latest short in its "Dream the Impossible" film series -- this one dubbed...Read More»

Machine Project's 'Good People Doing Bad Things' workshop for kids
Today In Childrearing: Workshop Teaches Kids In L.A. How To Hotwire Cars

When we were kids, there were lots of things we weren't allowed to do: ride our bikes on the highway, play with guns, eat dessert before dinner. And, of course, steal cars. For today's rugrats, though, it's a whole new world. A couple of weeks ago, the esteemed Tom Jennings and Jason Torchinsky...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»

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 Jeep Wrangler
Free Music For Fans Of The 2011 Jeep Wrangler -- But Is Chrysler Down With It?

Jeep has been on a roll the past few months: the 2011 Grand Cherokee debuted to massive applause, and the 2011 Wrangler not only has its own blog, but it's also been featured in at least one hugely popular videogame. Now, Jeep is offering something special to its growing list of fans: a free tune...Read More»

Screencap from Isle of Tune
SocialCarNews Has A Belated Holiday Gift For You -- Five, In Fact

We should've had our act together by the time Hanukkah rolled around. Now, Christmas has come and gone, and still, we've given you nothing -- well, unless you count all the news and games and apps and videos and other useful stuff we throw your way most weekdays. But apart from that: nothing. We'll...Read More»

Porsche's Facebook page
Facebookers: Want Your Name Engraved On A Porsche? There's Still Time!

A few weeks ago, Porsche launched a massive campaign to reach the one million mark on its Facebook page. As an incentive to get users to "like" Porsche, the company offered fans the opportunity to have their names engraved on a special Porsche model, which will go on display next February at the...Read More»

Quick Response code used in a magazine
New Yorkers: Win A 2011 Ford Fiesta In Next Week's City-Wide Scavenger Hunt

If you happen to live in New York City -- or if you're going to be there next Tuesday, December 21 -- you might want to pay attention, because two of the web's hipper lifestyle magazines have put together a city-wide scavenger hunt, and the winner will receive a new 2011 Ford Fiesta. The contest is...Read More»

Flash Rods Delorean Time Machine 500gb hard drive
High Gear Media's 2010 Holiday Gift List

Time really flies, huh? It seems like just yesterday we were complaining about the recession and lazy politicians and now...well, nevermind. The point is, we've reached another holiday season, and thus, another holiday gift list. To help you with your year-end gift-giving, we've divided our list...Read More»

Speed Camera Lottery project for VW's Fun Theory campaign
Video: In Sweden, Speed Camera Pays YOU

You might recall last year's "Fun Theory" campaign from Volkswagen. We discussed it several times at TheCarConnection, and some of campaign's clips -- like the one of subway stairs converted into a giant piano keyboard -- generated huge views on YouTube. What we failed to mention, however, was that...Read More»

German man pranks Google Street View
Naked Man, Woman In Labor, Prank Google Street View

Google Street View has recently been embroiled in a number of high-profile trials over privacy violations -- and in the middle of all that hubbub, Google has been trying to roll out the service in Germany. As a result of all the front-page headlines, Germans have met Street View with a mix of...Read More»

2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Study: Women Date Porsche Boxsters, Men Take What They Can Get

We don't spend a lot of time reading scholarly journals here at TCC, but today, we've made an exception, because a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has proven what many men always believed -- namely, that guys who drive sporty cars get more, um, attention from the...Read More»

OK Go
2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: OK Go Uses Range Rover Evoque For Awesomely Wacky Project

The Range Rover Evoque has added another name to its growing roster of celebrity endorsers: first there was Posh, then Juliette Lewis, and now, the hip, funny, thoroughly entertaining indie band OK Go. And in typical OK Go fashion, the band is (a) repurposing existing technology for their own...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan spy shots from inside Hyundai's Technical Center
Today at High Gear Media: 2012 Genesis, Tatas and Virgins

Today's Hyundai backgrounder is going nuts on social-media channels, maybe due in part to our 2012 Hyundai Genesis spy shot live from the event. [MotorAuthority] Last night, Facebook hosted the online reveal of the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible--but you were probably too busy on Farmville to...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Today at High Gear Media: Best Cars to Buy, EPA's Top Ten

Our Best Car to Buy awards are looming large--today, we're talking SUVs, crossovers and green machines. [TheCarConnection] The lucky dogs at MotorAuthority, meanwhile, are pressing the Aston V12 Vantage for their #BestCarToBuy honors. [MotorAuthority] While GCR weighs in on its nominee, the 2011...Read More»

Ford Fiesta in The Sims 3
The 2011 Ford Fiesta Slides Into Sims 3

If you're a Ford fan and a Sims fanatic, we hope you're sitting down, because the 2011 Ford Fiesta has just rolled onto the virtual streets of The Sims 3. Even better: you can download it for free. The Sims Fiesta is available in both sedan and hatchback variants, and players can choose their own...Read More»

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