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TLC's 'Family Armor' Goes Inside Texas Armoring Corporation
TLC's 'Family Armor' Goes Inside Texas Armoring Corporation

We aren't entirely sure how an unassuming Mormon family from San Antonio, Texas found themselves in the armored car business, and we're even less sure how Texas Armoring Corporation scored a reality series wherein they convert "everyday cars into bulletproofed, bomb-resistant, gadget-filled...Read More»

LEAF EV Stage
CEOs Go Green, Evora Priced, GM Financials: Today at High Gear Media

The biggest news in the industry this morning is GM's release of its first post-bankruptcy financial results, revealing an operating loss of $261 million and a "managerial net loss" of $1.2 billion. But despite the red bottom lines, there may yet be hope as the new GM generated $28 billion in...Read More»

Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid development prototype, October 2009
Hybrid Touareg, 5-Series GT Tested And Smart Traffic: Today At High Gear Media

Smart traffic lights may be the next wave of the war against fuel consumption, as countless gallons of fuel are wasted at a standstill every day. BMW is leading the charge on that front, hoping to add some sophistication to the 40-year-old lights system we have now. Speaking of BMW, over at Motor...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
2011 Buick Regal, HGM On Fox, Hybrids vs. Pedestrians: Today at High Gear Media

Just a few weeks after canning the Saturn brand on a failed sale to Penske, GM is nabbing what would have been the next-gen Aura and turning it into the 2011 Buick Regal. Basically a restyled Opel Insignia, the car is being positioned as an attractive and sporty addition to the new Buick line...Read More»

Taylor Swift and Kristen Wiig
Video: Taylor Swift Complains About Your Parents' Driving

Apart from her music, we don't have anything against Taylor Swift. In fact, we felt pretty bad about that whole VMA thing with Kanye and Beyonce and the Henny and the internet meme that just wouldn't die. However, after seeing Taylor on Saturday Night Live last weekend, we're beginning to wonder if...Read More»

Ad for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
AdWatch: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate Ad Goes Off-Track

There are lots of things you could say about Mercedes-Benz's new ad for the E-Class Estate. The first thoughts to cross our minds were, "Wow, that's a nice slot-car track" and "Wow, that voiceover is a great example of German efficiency -- but not in the good way". Sadly, the one thing none of us...Read More»

Riding shotgun
Holiday Preparations: Know The Rules Of Shotgun

It feels like summer just ended, but another round of mini-vacations lies just around the corner. Holiday road trips aren't usually as fun as the summertime variety, since they typically involve moms, dads, and eggnog-scented aunts, but a few precautions will make them slightly more enjoyable. We...Read More»

Renault and Biotherm present the ZOE Z.E. concept
WTF: Renault, L'Oreal Create First-Ever 'Spa' Concept Car

The ZOE Z.E. concept car stems from a curious collaboration between French automaker Renault and luxury skincare company Biotherm (a division of L'Oreal). The ZOE Z.E. offers the usual complement of EV conceptual goodness -- it's battery-powered, boasts zero-emissions, is quickly rechargeable, and...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
NHTSA Chastises Toyota, New Saab Coming, Safe Traffic: Today At High Gear Media

Toyota's floor mat safety issue is rapidly turning into a public spectacle, as the NHTSA yesterday said statements made in a letter to customers about the floor mats were "inaccurate and misleading." The worst part? The NHTSA says the letter was inaccurate and misleading about the existence of...Read More»

Jay Leno
Chrysler's Future, Toyota Profit, Leno Camaro: Today At High Gear Media

Chrysler's 7-hour press conference yesterday to announce its five-year product plan yielded many interesting tidbits, and even a few surprises, all of which we've broken into brands and put in plain English in our coverage at the link below. But that's not all that's happened over the past 24...Read More»

Volkswagen New Midsize Sedan official sketch
Spy Shots Galore, Chrysler Logo, NMS Preview: Today At High Gear Media

Today at High Gear Media we've got a flotilla of spy shots coming by way of Motor Authority, with the latest from BMW and Mercedes-Benz plus news of GM's decision to keep Opel, Kia's entry into U.S. motorsports, a full-detail gallery of the new Aston Martin Rapide and crash test video the Mercedes...Read More»

Scion Kogi xD mobile kitchen from MV Designs
Extreme Tailgating With The Scion Kogi xD From MV Designs

Looking for something out-of-the-ordinary to wow your fellow tailgaters? You could go the obvious route with an impressively oversized SUV, but really, where's the fun in that? Far more interesting is this sweet ride from MV Designs, which crams everything you need for beers and brats into a...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L
Accord Crosstour, Subaru Track Wagon, Celebs On Bikes: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Honda's Accord Crosstour crossover is on the streets and being reviewed by the likes of our own John Voelcker. The verdict so far? Aside from being a bit pricey, and shy from its vicious...Read More»

Man driving half a car (possibly in Serbia)
Monday WTF Video: Wacky Serbian Guy Drives Half A Car

Monday means two things in our book: (1) heading back to the office and (2) finding ways to waste time once we get there. In service of item #2, we present this video of a man driving half a car, which is not only idiotic, dangerous, and thoroughly awesome, but it's also a little tricky to...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Ford Profit, Ferrari World, Panamera Sales: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Today we have a slew of news from all over the spectrum: green to muscle, motorsport to amusement park. In fact, the last two are one in the same: the new Ferrari World theme park in Abu...Read More»

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park
Video: 'Ferrari World' Theme Park On-Track For 2010 Opening

Good news, Ferrari fans: the much-ballyhooed "Ferrari World Abu Dhabi" theme park is on track for its 2010 opening. The Zaha Hadid-esque structure you see at left will house numerous entertainments, including auto racing for children and the world's fastest roller coaster. We hope to give you our...Read More»

The cast of *The A-Team*
Chrysler TV, $24K Clunkers, A-Team Returns: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Today's news roundup has something for everyone at our four expert sites: celebriphiles will  welcome news of Pam Anderson's Mercedes-Benz and the return of the A-Team, while greenies...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
SLS AMG First Drive, Ford Hot Rod, Cruze Delayed: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Two big product decisions broke over the last 24 hours: Acura decided to bring the TSX Sport Wagon to the United States by late 2010 as a 2011 model; and Chevrolet revealed that it would...Read More»

Google Maps Navigation app for Android 2.0 phones
Google Maps Goes Turn-By-Turn With Android-Based Nav App

In the video below, Google demonstrates its new Google Maps Navigation app, which turns any Android 2.0 phone into a turn-by-turn GPS unit. Yesterday, we brought you a selection of the top 5 social media car apps available for the iPhone, but today's app is a killer, and it's not available on...Read More»

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