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Turbo Heather And Turbo Heather Extreme: Southern Belles On Wheels
Turbo Heather And Turbo Heather Extreme: Southern Belles On Wheels

It's Friday, and like most of you, we're avoiding work. We've turned to YouTube for guidance. YouTube is a wonderful place. It lets you keep up with friends. It lets you relive childhood memories and traumas. It makes you feel vastly smarter than 99% of the world (or at least that portion of the...Read More»

Shuanghuan Noble vs. Smart fortwo
Link Love From The Car Connection: Smart Fortwo Loses In Court, Police Love Lambo Gallardos, And Please, No More Hipster Videos

♦ At left, you see the Smart fortwo and its lower-priced doppelganger (i.e. Chinese knock-off), the Shuanghuan Noble. But which is which? To Daimler's dismay, a Greek court has ruled that informed buyers totally know the difference, so Shuanghuan is clear for takeoff. But let's see Shuanghuan...Read More»

From the Wörthersee Tour 2009
Link Love From The Car Connection: Superman Loves The Prius, MINI Tells Us To Pull Over, And So Many Car Festivals, So Little Time

* Spring has sprung throughout the northern hemisphere, and with it, more festivals than you can shake a stick shift at. Among the many we've missed: Austria's Wörthersee Tour 2009. Audi and VW fans, here's a little slice of heaven for your Tuesday. [WorldCarFans] * Once again, the venerable...Read More»

Corvette ZX-1 by Karvajal Designs
Link Love From The Car Connection: Custom MINIs, RV Options, And Why Is This Model Sad?

Model FAIL -- Check the photo to the left and please tell us why that woman is sad. She's young and attractive, poised at the start of what is surely a promising career--and, oh, by the way,  SHE IS LEANING AGAINST A RED PILE OF AWESOMENESS. (Specifically: a Corvette ZX-1 by Karvajal Designs.) So...Read More»

Worst spoiler ever
Link Love From The Car Connection: Spoiler Alert, Giant Cigarette Motorbike, And What's Up With That Prius Commercial Anyway?

Spoiled rotten -- We don't agree on much here at Stalag TCC, but we're pretty much all onboard with the idea that spoilers are awesome. Except when they're not. High five, bro! [Oddee via Rick, Bill, John, et al] Give it up -- Hey, Lee Iacocca! Chrysler called. They want their car back. No...Read More»

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Link Love From The Car Connection: Ferrari Goes For Big Bills, Rolls Royce Ghost In The Flesh, And A Flashback To Simpler Times

Big spender -- Well, someone out there still has money: a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa has sold at auction for a whopping €9,020,000 ($12,135,000). No word on who the winner was, but we're pretty sure it wasn't us. At least we hope it wasn't. [Autogespot] Pardon me, ragazzi-- Speaking of Ferrari...Read More»

MINI inspired by George Harrison's 1966 Cooper S
Link Love From The Car Connection: George Harrison-Themed MINI, Recycle Your Bentley, And Does Glenn Beck Know How Effin' Funny He Is?

Mop-top MINI -- That special-edition MINI inspired by Katy Perry has some competition--from the late George Harrison. Never thought you'd see those two names in the same sentence, did ya? [Carscoop et al] Achtung -- A man in Germany has finally learned what everyone else knows from watching TV: if...Read More»

Honda Dog Friendly Element
Honda Element Says 'Bow Wow Wow Yippie Yo Yippie Yay'

Honda today kept things fun in New York, announcing Dog Friendly components fitted to its 2009 Element small SUV. Changes were made to a 2009 Element in order to make it a safer place for you pooch as well as lessening the chances of you colliding with your canine in the cabin. The Dog Friendly™...Read More»

Volkswagen Malibu Barbie New Beetle convertible
Volkswagen Releases Malibu Barbie New Beetle For Doll's 50th

Proving once and for all that the Volkswagen New Beetle is NOT a vehicle for manly men (or perhaps strictly for the closets of their secret mountain cabins), Volkswagen announces a proud, pink, rhinestone-bedazzled Malibu Barbie New Beetle convertible in honor of the dysmorphic doll's 50th. Said...Read More»

MINI Pop-Art Umbrella
MINI Pop-Art Umbrella: Ridiculous Release Of The Day

A steady rain is pouring down here on TCC's Atlanta satellite office, and e-mail inbox reservoirs are filling with a week's worth of press releases. Some are smart, some are snooty, some are silly...and some are just plain ridiculous. The MINI Umbrella release is soaked with saccharine, not to...Read More»

2009 Bentley Flying Spur Speed
Bentley, Elizabeth Arden Ignore Recession, Have Luxury One-Nighter

Gathering Depression be damned (right along with sinking Bentley sales): last Thursday, Bentley Motors teamed up with Elizabeth Arden to present the Luxury Limited Edition Night against "the suggestive backdrop of the Bentley Motors showroom in Rome." If you're going to have an over-the-top...Read More»

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Playboy Names Dodge Challenger SRT8 'Hottest American Revival'

Seen the February issue of Playboy Magazine yet? If you're one of the thousands who claim they read the magazine - "just for the articles" - then you'll know that Hef and the girls picked the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 as the "Hottest American Revival." The award was bestowed as part of Playboy's...Read More»

2005 MINI Cooper Convertible 2-door Convertible Steering Wheel
MINI Financial Services 'Liquid Assets' Game For iPhone: LOLZ!

In typical MINI fashion, the brand's Financial Services arm is mixing a little business with pleasure, arcade style. Today they announce a new iPhone App called "MINI Liquid Assets," which is a free download from iTunes that will run on the iPhone and iPod Touch with version 2.0 software. Remember...Read More»

2009 Dodge Challenger
Dodge Challenger R/T Classic Resurrects Mopar High-Cube Hoonage

Nestled among the sea of E-REVs, electrics, clean diesels, and fuel-sipping EcoBoosts was a nice dose of high-cube V-8 irresponsibility draped in iconic Dodge colors from the glory days of Mopar Musclecardom: Hemi Orange, TorRed, and B5 Blue. Dodge quietly introduced the Challenger R/T Classic...Read More»

Detroit's Cobo Hall
Link Love From The Car Connection: Holiday Edition

Here's a list of recent news items we caught just before they slipped through the cracks. Hopefully, they'll keep you busy in-between eggnogs over the next few days. Enjoy your holiday--from work and from us. We'll see you soon! Toyota is still feeling the crunch: Toyota's second-ever loss is...Read More»

honda safety navi simulator 001
Holiday Speed-Cam Coverup: Thanks Santa!

What's the best Christmas present ever, other than a new sportscar in the driveway under a big bow? How about a rogue crew of Santas covering up speed cameras, letting scofflaws have a holiday break? That's what happened in Tempe, Arizona, according to the AP. A quartet of Santas took over three...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz with Julia Stegner
Friday Fluff: The Links That Got Away

It's been a busy week at TheCarConnection.com. Between bailout news, holiday shopping, and random morsels of car-related goodness, a lot of stuff has crossed our desk since Monday. Here are a few of the choicest bits that we haven't been able to cover in full detail: Toyota probably posts first...Read More»

Rolls-Royce Santa Sleigh
WWSD? CAR Asks Automakers to Design St. Nick's Sleigh

Now Dasher! Now Datsun, now Peugeot and Vauxhall! On Comet! On Cooper! On Kia and Bristol! Thanks, CAR magazine, for providing a bit of levity and some smiles despite a dreary economy, layoffs, and plant closures galore. CAR tapped automakers' design studios to create interpretations of what...Read More»

Infectious stickers
Twelve Days of Christmas: Infectious Car Stickers

Do you dream of tricking out your K-car with a wack custom paint job? Do you awake to the gloomy reality of 9-to-5 life in a squaresville office gig? Well, worry no more; thanks to the friendly folks at Infectious.com, now you can bling up your ride for special occasions, then revert to employee...Read More»

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