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Chevy Volt Dance Video: Is ALL Publicity Good Publicity?
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 terrible. We thought briefly about praising it as the best indie film in recent months and Avatar's stiffest competition for...Read More»

Garia golf car
Garia's Pricey Golf Car[t]: Is The Recession Over Already?

There's no denying that the Garia Luxury Golf Car is a thing of beauty -- well designed, swanky, with clean, sexy looks. But we have to chuckle a bit at the company's press release, which touts the fact that the car[t] is manufactured at the same factory that makes the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche...Read More»

Screencap from MINI Cooper Convertible 'Protection' ad
AdWatch: MINI Cooper Convertible Spot Touts Protection

Let's face it: MINIs have a lot of curb appeal, but the company's advertising campaigns frequently come up short. A new spot for the MINI Cooper Convertible proves that point beautifully. Compared to yesterday's ad featuring the Alfa Romeo MiTo, this clip feels clunky and under-rehearsed --...Read More»

Alfa Romeo MiTo Turbo GPL spot from Fabbrica Virali
AdWatch: Alfa Romeo MiTo Video Is Simple, Clever, Jeans-Free

Last time we heard from Alfa Romeo, we wondered what new drugs had found their way to Europe. (Seriously, that genes/jeans campaign from London's Performance PR was terrible.) The latest ad for the Alfa Romeo MiTo comes from Milan's Fabbrica Virali agency, and it's equally bizarre -- but in a...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»

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»

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»

Chinese children salute cars [Du Bin for The New York Times]
Kids Salute Cars In China To Reduce Accidents, Learn Manners

China may not be as isolated as it once was, but there are still cultural differences that set the country apart. To minimize traffic accidents near schools, for example, America created a system of school zones and built a few speed bumps. China, on the other hand, has ordered children to salute...Read More»

'Dear John' letter from Saturn
Saturn's 'Dear John' Letters: Savvy Or Schmaltzy?

Saturn fans are an exceptional bunch. Despite recent surveys showing brand loyalty to be a thing of the past, Saturn owners' passion for their rides is the stuff of legend -- so the fact that slowly dying Saturn recently sent "Dear John" letters to its customers seems oddly appropriate. The...Read More»

The 'Laptop Steering Wheel Desk' from Mobile Office
The Convenience Of A Desk, Right On Your Steering Wheel

As if there weren't already enough gadgets for cars, a company called Mobile Office is now offering something called the "Laptop Steering Wheel Desk". That isn't exactly the catchiest name on record, but it's a pretty accurate description of the product. Basically, the "desk" is like one of those...Read More»

Mythbusters add dimples to Ford Taurus to test fuel efficiency theory
Video: Mythbusters Test Golf Ball Theory On Ford Taurus

We've mentioned the FastSkinz applique a couple of times on TCC. It's a wrap for cars that's dimpled like a golf ball, and the manufacturer says it boosts fuel efficiency by 18% to 20%. According to what we've read, those claims are wildly inaccurate, but that didn't deter the Discovery Channel's...Read More»

Dartz Prombron SUV
For The Savvy Plutocrat: The Dartz Prombron Armored SUV

Life in Russia comes with its share of hardships: brutal winters, a touch-and-go economy, and a legacy of cultural isolation. (But hey, at least somebody's doing something about that pesky snow.) In a country where things seem to be in transition, and where the divide between rich and poor is vast...Read More»

Lamborghini holiday candles
Today In Tchotchkes: Lamborghini Goes Pottery Barn

Giving cars as holiday gifts may be popular on TV, but not everyone can afford the cost of a vehicle -- especially when that vehicle is a supercar. Fortunately for gearheads, Lamborghini has come to the rescue with the next best thing: official "Automobili Lamborghini" holiday candles (53 € / 79)...Read More»

Maison d'Envie brothel in Berlin
Today In WTF: A Red-Light District Goes Green

In the current global economy, things are hard all over -- even in Berlin's red-light district. With fewer travelers coming to town for conferences and business meetings, sales at local bordellos have gone limp, but the owners of Maison d'Envie in trendy Prenzlauer Berg are hoping to give things a...Read More»

EXD'09 Cycle Bridge Contest
WTF Friday: What Detroit Really Needs?

From an architectural competition for a new cycling bridge in Lisbon, Portugal, comes this eye-raising design. Is it straight out of Idiocracy—or more Blade Runner crossed with The Dukes of Hazzard and a little bit of Rad? The entrants, Tiago Barros and Jorge Pereira, asked, "Why change the route...Read More»

Cirque du Soleil-inspired Infiniti G37, painted by Heidi Taillefer
Infiniti Makes 20, Celebrates By Painting An Infiniti G37

We have good news, bad news, and more good news for Infiniti fans. The good news: Infiniti is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The bad news: the company chose to celebrate by turning an Infiniti G37 into an art car inspired by Cirque du Soleil (which seems really random, but Cirque is celebrating...Read More»

1997 Ford Econoline Cargo Van
WTF Friday: Car Thief Dashes With Clunker

People are generally of two minds about Cash-for-Clunkers: either it was a brilliant piece of economic stimulation, or it was a big, steaming pile of stupidity. Similarly, we are of two minds about a car thief in Vineland, New Jersey, who made off with a 1997 Ford E350 Econoline van that had been...Read More»

2015 Kia Soul EV electric car recharging in screen capture from 'Recharge Your Soul' video
WTF Friday Video: Office Chair Racing

Question: What would you get if you combined the wackiness of a Japanese game show and the idiotic fun of racing your cubicle buddies in office chairs? Answer: A Japanese game show featuring office chair races, of course. We admit, we have NO idea what's going on here, but we may have found our new...Read More»

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