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In China, The Chevy Cruze T Plays A Giant Game Of Pac-Man

In China, The Chevy Cruze T Plays A Giant Game Of Pac-Man

It's no secret that China is the world's biggest auto market. Thanks to Beijing's more capitalist-friendly ways, a strong national economy, and a growing middle class, car ownership in China is on the rise. (Cash-for-Clunkers-esque government subsidies haven't hurt, either.) The problem is, despite... read more

November 10, 2010 by  - 0
 
Screencap from Toyota's 'My First Ride' campaign on Break.com

Video: Toyota Goes For The Funny Bone With 'My First Ride' Comedy Series

Once upon a time, corporations sponsored entire TV shows. Philip Morris brought America I Love Lucy. Dutch Master Cigars beamed The Addams Family to your living room. And The... read more September 21, 2010 by  0


 
Safety campaign by Preventable, BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation, and the District of West Vancouver

Friday Video: Canadians Get Fancy, Use Trompe L'oeil Children As Speedbumps

Americans are talkers. We gab about everything, often very loudly. Sometimes we're criticized for that when we travel abroad, but whatever: we like to get out point across... read more September 10, 2010 by  0


 
Trace Adkins, Richard Petty in a commercial for BC and Goody's Powder

Things Every Southerner Knows (Maybe): Country Music, Headache Powder, And NASCAR

If you grew up in the South, you probably had an uncle or a cousin or a grandmother who swore by BC Powder. When you slept over on Christmas Eve, you'd rifle through their... read more August 11, 2010 by  0


 
Car crash

Car Insurance: It's Funnier Than You Think

Hey everybody! Let's play anger-inducing, blood pressure-spiking word association. So when I say the word "insurance" what do you think of? Corporate pimps who wear suits... read more June 10, 2010 by  0


 
Screencap from Land Rover LR4 "Sword" commercial

Video: Land Rover Gets Cocky, Tries Comedy

Land Rover has plenty of reason to smile these days. Despite car buyers' interest in smaller vehicles like the Ford Fiesta, the MINI Cooper, and the maybe here/maybe not Audi... read more May 11, 2010 by  0


 
TomTom's interactive Star Wars game

On TomTom: 'Luke, I Am Your Father! Now, Take The Third Left.'

Tuesday was Star Wars Day, and we spent it the same way every other fanatic did: by ordering a couple of pizzas, cracking open a case of Mountain Dew, and polishing our Yoda... read more May 6, 2010 by  0


 
Meredith Vieira takes a texting and driving challenge on the Today Show

Texting And Driving Makes Meredith Vieira Shout 'Oh S***' On TV

Yeah, you read that headline correctly: nominally sane, calm-and-composed morning show hostess Meredith Vieira lost it last Friday morning and shouted "Oh, s***!" on live... read more May 4, 2010 by  0


 
Screencap from Green Calgary's 'Unacceptable' ad

Video: Canadian Anti-Idling Campaign Is 'Unacceptable', Geddy Lee Possibly To Blame

In the U.S., we often think of Canadians as our kinder, gentler, older, wiser siblings: the designated drivers of the Northern Hemisphere. They're friendly enough and... read more April 6, 2010 by  1


 
Screencap from Emblem Alive promo video

Video: Emblem Alive Makes Your Weekend Projects A Little More Hilarious

There are lots of perks that come from writing about cars -- test drives, nifty schwag, media days at auto shows -- but our favorite by far are the press releases. We don't... read more April 1, 2010 by  0


 
Screencap from 2010 NAIAS Black Tie Charity Preview flash mob event

Friday Video: 2010 Detroit Auto Show Flash Mob. In Formalwear.

We're starting to lose patience with flash mobs. What was once an edgy, socially deviant gesture has devolved into an outlet for extroverted Michael Jackson fans and... read more January 22, 2010 by  4


 
Driving on ice in Paignton, England

Safety Video: Why Driving On Ice Is Generally A Bad Idea

Ice Road Truckers do it for a living. Even Jeremy Clarkson and James May did it -- all the way to the freakin' North Pole. So why shouldn't you or I drive on ice? Because as... read more December 31, 2009 by  0


 
Volkswagen Park Assist spot

Study: Men Park Better Than Women (And VW Agrees)

Jokes about men's and women's driving abilities have fueled more stand-up routines than we care to remember, but a new study indicates that there may be some truth behind... read more December 28, 2009 by  5


 
Screencap from GM's holiday OnStar promotion

Video: Santa Uses North Star And OnStar This Christmas

Not so long ago, kids were content just knowing that Santa was in the air. Eventually, NORAD got into the act, giving children and their anxious parents precise details of... read more December 18, 2009 by  0


 
From the Toyota Yaris 'Clean Getaways' clip

Video: Racy Yaris Ad Vs. The Volt Dance. Which Is Worse?

Toyota's Clever Film Competition asked fledgling filmmakers to create ads for the Toyota Yaris. In the contest rules, Toyota stipulated that submissions couldn't "break the... read more December 16, 2009 by  9


 
The (terrible) Chevy Volt dance from the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show

Chevy Volt Dance Video: Is ALL Publicity Good Publicity?

Yesterday, the Chevrolet Volt Dance hit the interwebs in a big way -- and rightly so. Because it is terrible. BIBLICALLY terrible. Like, no-wonder-Bob Lutz-got-moved-around... read more December 15, 2009 by  2


 

 
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