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Audi, Chevy make appearances in new Ferris Bueller's Day Off campaign for Domino's
Audi, Chevy make appearances in new Ferris Bueller's Day Off campaign for Domino's

If you're a fan of 80s movies, here's a little something to brighten up your Monday: Domino's has dropped a new Ferris Bueller's Day Off-themed ad campaign, and one of the clips stars a familiar face--and fascia. So far, the campaign consists of two clips. One references the beginning of the film...Read More»

New Ghostbusters Ecto-1
Today & Saturday, Lyft offers free rides in the Ghostbusters Ecto-1

Some people aren't very excited about the new Ghostbusters film. Others can barely contain their enthusiasm. And still others are, like, "Meh, I'll watch it on Netflix next time I'm sick." No matter where you fall on that spectrum, though, you can probably get fired up about this: today and...Read More»

Aston Martin DB10 from new James Bond movie ‘Spectre’
Want James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 From 'Spectre'? There's One Available -- But Only One

If you're a James Bond fan and you've got six figures of cash burning a hole in your deep, deep pockets, we've got good news and bad news. The good news is, unlike previous Bond films that have relied on existing cars for the hero and his villain, Spectre features some very custom rides. Aston...Read More»

DeLorean DMC-12 time machine from Back to the Future
Forget The BMW 7-Series: Today, New Yorkers Get Free Rides In A DeLorean

On Monday, we told you about the free rides that BMW and Uber were giving to promote the all-new 2016 BMW 7-Series that arrives in showrooms Saturday. Today, Uber's biggest competitor, Lyft, is upping the stakes. The company has partnered with Verizon to give a handful of lucky New Yorkers rides in...Read More»

Actor Jon Hamm in a 1964 Chrysler Imperial Convertible during the filming of Mad Men
1964 Chrysler Imperial Convertible Driven By Jon Hamm In Mad Men Could Be Yours For $39,900

If you collect celebrity memorabilia and you have a thing for vintage cars, please sit down, because this might be a little overwhelming: the 1964 Chrysler Imperial Convertible that Jon Hamm's character, Don Draper, drove in Mad Men is up for bid on eBay. CHECK OUT: The Car Connection's Best Sedans...Read More»

Aston Martin DB10 from new James Bond movie ‘Spectre’
Aston Martin DB10 Co-Stars In Latest James Bond Film, 'Spectre'

Earlier today, director Sam Mendes revealed some intriguing details about the newest film in the James Bond franchise. Among other things we now know: 1. It's called Spectre. 2. Daniel Craig will return as Bond, James Bond, flanked by several pals from Skyfall, including Ralph Fiennes, Naomie...Read More»

BBC infographic: identify these cars from film and TV
Friday Timewaster: Identify These Famous Cars From Film & TV

It's Friday, November 1: if you're not lying on the sofa nursing a Halloween hangover or tidying up your ancestors' graves, chances are, you're stuck at work, skimming through spreadsheets and munching mindlessly on some of Junior's sugary haul from last night. That, dear friends, is no way to...Read More»

AMC's Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad's Pontiac Aztek, Jeep Grand Wagoneer Up For Sale

The meth-fueled magic of Breaking Bad will soon die -- during primetime, anyway -- but two lucky fans could drive off into the sunset with very special mementos from the award-winning drama: the 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer driven by the character of Skyler White, and the 2003 Pontiac Aztek driven by...Read More»

Audi R8 e-tron, featured in Iron Man 3
Audi R8 E-Tron Co-Stars In Iron Man 3

Movies, books, and television shows can boost a brand to new heights. Think Risky Business and Ray Bans, or E.T. and Reese's Pieces. More recent examples of great product placement include The Italian Job, which helped relaunch the MINI brand in the U.S. Or Transformers 2, which wasn't...Read More»

BMW i8 Concept
BMW Launches 'Mission To Drive' Year-End Sales Event

If you've been planning to purchase a new car and you've got luxury on your mind, you might want to stop by your local BMW showroom. The automaker has rolled out a slew of year-end deals to coincide with the launch of the new Mission Impossible movie. As we've mentioned before, BMWs will feature...Read More»

Elizabeth Taylor
Video: Elizabeth Taylor, Catalyst For America's Car Fever, Dies At 79

Elizabeth Taylor was many things: actress, activist, friend of the disenfranchised, professional divorcee. She was also one of the great sex symbols of the 20th century -- in part, because of her longtime love of cars. She passed away early this morning at the age of 79. By the time Taylor reached...Read More»

Screencap from the 'Tony Stark Innovation Challenge' brief
Audi Wants To Hear Your Innovative Ideas (And To Meet Your Many Friends)

If you keep up with the auto world, you already know that Audi's #1 project at the moment is promoting its tie-in with Iron Man 2. Last week, the German marque rolled out an ad for the film's costar, the Audi R8 Spyder, in which the R8 was more-or-less upstaged by all the glittery, CGI-fueled...Read More»

Screencap from 'Repo Men' featuring the Volkswagen Touareg
Video: Volkswagen Touareg To Be Featured In New Repo Men Film

In the world of advertising, product placement is big business. It's also a big gamble, since the payoff depends on factors beyond the advertiser's control. When the stars align, companies get great press like Chevrolet did when it was placed in last summer's Transformers sequel. When the gods are...Read More»

Screenshot from Volvo's WhatDrivesEdward.com
Volvo Targets Tweens In Twilight: New Moon

A couple of months ago, we mentioned that Volvo had paid for product placement arranged to have its products placed in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Now that the movie is prepping for a November release, Volvo has upped its marketing game by launching WhatDrivesEdward.com. The microsite highlights...Read More»

John DeLorean
John DeLorean's Life To Be Made Into (Family Approved) Movie

Cars appear in most movies, but movies about cars often don't do well. Tucker: The Man and His Dream, for instance, Francis Ford Coppola's well-reviewed 1988 biography of Preston Tucker and his effort to start a car company, flopped at the box office. Nonetheless, Time Inc Studios is pressing on...Read More»

 2005 Saleen Mustang 'Barricade' from Transformers [via iCollector.com]
Transformer Auctioned: 2005 Saleen Mustang 'Barricade'

If you're a fan of the 2007 Transformers movie, you might be interested to know that the 2005 Saleen Mustang "Barricade" featured in the film was recently put up for auction. (You might have been even more interested if you'd known about this before the auction took place, but sometimes we're slow...Read More»

1970 Dodge Charger from Fast & Furious
AuctionWatch: 1970 Dodge Charger From Fast & Furious

If you're heading to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, we suggest a quick side-trip to the Mecum auction taking place in Monterrey, California this Saturday. Among the many lots perched on the auction block, you'll find this baby: a fully restored, supercharged 1970 Dodge Charger. And as a...Read More»

Bumblebee
Transformers' Bumblebee Boosts Buzz On 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Remember when General Motors said the company wasn't going to be in a position to help promote Transformers 2 the way it had hoped? Turns out that's not such a big deal. Despite GM's cutbacks, and despite the film's lukewarm reviews, the product-placement payoff has been huge for GM. In fact, the...Read More»

John DeLorean
DeLorean Biopics Get The Green Light

Not one, not two, but three biopics of legendary car guy and alleged-but-acquitted coke dealer John DeLorean are in the works. We're not sure which will reach theaters first, but all three could likely outrun a DMC-12 (except that Back to the Future model, natch). [Motoring.co.za]Read More»

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