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British Car Fan Launches PlateWave App To Help You Find Dates Using License Plates
British Car Fan Launches PlateWave App To Help You Find Dates Using License Plates

Marc Ackerley is either extremely vain, extremely delusional, or an extreme genius. Possibly all three. According to the Daily Mail, the 58-year-old British car fan was lucky in business but unlucky in love -- or so he thought. Then, he began getting calls from his Ferrari dealer, who said that "a...Read More»

Corvette parking fail
CurbTXT Lets You Tell Friends & Strangers About Their Bad Parking Jobs

Pretend for a moment that you've just come home after a brutal day at work and found a car parked in front of your apartment building with its lights on. What do you do? a) Spend 30 seconds looking up and down the street for any sign of the owner, hoping to alert him/her of the problem. b) Leave a...Read More»

100 Years of Chevrolet
Chevy Turns 100: Vote For Your Favorite Chevy Of All Time

It's hard to believe, but Chevrolet is about to hit the 100-year mark -- and to celebrate its centennial, the company wants you to help pick the best Chevy of all time. In true sporting fashion, Chevy has selected 16 of its own fave rides and put them into brackets. The models span the full length...Read More»

The open road
Sears Wants To Send You On A Fantasy Road Trip: Contest

Hankering to feel the wind in your hair, but can't swing the dough to pull off an epic road trip? Never fear: if you've got the right stuff (and a video camera), Sears Auto Center might be willing to foot the bill. For the second year in a row, Sears Auto Center is sponsoring the "Exploring My...Read More»

Cadillac on Foursquare
Cadillac Comes To Foursquare: Discuss

Cadillac used to be the car of grandparents' dreams: solid, dependable, and staid. It said, "Yes, I've arrived...at Denny's for the early bird special." In recent years, though, Caddy has been making a play for younger drivers. Design has gotten bolder and edgier, and the company has tapped...Read More»

Toyota 100 Cars for Good campaign
Visit Facebook To Give 100 Toyotas To 100 Nonprofits: Video

A few weeks ago, we told you about Toyota's "Ideas for Good" competition, which encouraged scientists, inventors, and average Joes (and Janes) to put Toyota technologies to new uses. Now comes another community-minded contest from the automaker, which will give 100 Toyota vehicles to 100 U.S...Read More»

Toyota Prius Eco-Greenhouse in MONOPOLY Millionaires game by Electronic Arts
Monopoly Millionaires Lets You Pass Go, Collect $200, And Save The Planet In A Virtual Toyota Prius

Weary of pulling weeds on Farmville? Been around the block one too many times in Car Town? Need a new way to look busy in your cubicle without actually being busy? Look no further than Monopoly Millionaires -- now with special add-ins from Toyota. For the next 12 months, folks who play Monopoly...Read More»

Fast Five trailer playing at Car Town drive-in cinema
Car Town's Virtual World Offers Real-World Amenities -- Including Fast Five Movie Tickets

Last summer, we announced the launch of a new app on Facebook: Car Town. It was meant to be the gearhead's answer to Farmville and Petville and other social games that encourage obsessive-compulsive types to do repetitive chores in a virtual world while presumably ignoring their chores in this one...Read More»

iMingle
Need Insurance? iMingle Offers Policy Discounts To You And Your Facebook Friends

No one enjoys paying for insurance. It's like placing a bet that something terrible is going to happen, and really, who wants to think about that? Making matters worse: rates always seem to be on the increase, and you're never entirely sure that you're getting the best deal. Thanks to the internet...Read More»

Entries in Saab's banner ad competition
Saab Wants You To Design The World's Best Banner Ad. Good Luck.

Nobody loves banner ads. They're often garish to the point of being offensive, and they take up space that could otherwise be used for news, reviews, syllogisms, or whatever the kids are into these days. Worst of all: they're not very effective for advertisers. But Saab hopes to change all that...Read More»

Car being loaded onto flat bed tow truck
The Repo Man Cometh -- But Not On Facebook

Late last summer, we sent a warning to anyone who might be behind on a car note, credit card, or mortgage: don't accept that mysterious Facebook friend request! At the time, we'd begun hearing stories about creditors tracking borrowers' activities on social networks, then using those same networks...Read More»

Screenshot from Pay With PlugShare app for electric-car charging
PlugShare: Building An EV Charging Community

Xatori has released a new iPhone app that will build a community of EV charging station locations. The goal is to relieve EV owners of what is commonly known as "range anxiety." The app lets users mark the location and type, free or paid, of EV charging stations they come across. Xatori's goal is...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Wants To Send You On The Adventure Of A Lifetime In A 2011 Explorer

Ready for some adventure? Ford certainly hopes so. Building on the social media success of its Fiesta Movement, Ford has launched the "Go. Do. Adventures" contest to promote the 2011 Ford Explorer. Just tell Ford about your dream adventure vacation, and if you're lucky, Scott Monty & Co. will...Read More»

Chrysler's 'What's My AQ?' trivia game
Chrysler Launches 'What's My AQ?' Trivia Game

Stuck indoors on this cold, wintry Thursday? Of course you are. That makes today the perfect day for a timewaster, and Chrysler has a one that'll do just fine. The game is called "What's My AQ?", and it's a trivia game designed to test users' "auto quotient" (i.e. their car smarts). It's fronted by...Read More»

The 'Open Spot' app for Android
Parking Problems? Google Offers An App (And Good Karma) For That

For commuters and urbanites, we have good news, bad news, and good news. First, the good news: Google Labs has just launched an Android app that may help you find a parking space. The app is called Open Spot, and it allows users to pinpoint the location of any parking space that they're about to...Read More»

Buick 'Regal Remix' invitation
Summer Fling: GM's Coming-Out Party For The 2011 Buick Regal

Earlier this week, we told you about Buick's new digital campaign to hype the all-new 2011 Regal and youthen the model's fusty image. But sometimes, the web isn't enough, so GM is also putting the Regal smack-dab in front of the 30/40something influencers it's targeting by throwing a series of...Read More»

Screencap from Chevrolet's 'Building Diamonds and Dreams' contest website
Build A Contest And They Will Come: Chevrolet Steps Up To The Plate For Kids And Baseball

Chevrolet has a longstanding relationship with Major League Baseball, and the happy couple's passion shows no sign of cooling. In fact, thanks to expanded team sponsorships and a new online contest, things between the two are heating up. This year, Chevy -- aka "the Official Vehicle of Major League...Read More»

From the Ford Fiesta Movement campaign
Ford Finds Another Silver Lining In The Recession: Better Marketing

Most economists agree that America has finally turned a corner and is on-track for better times. So now would seem an opportune moment to look back and ponder what we've learned from the lean, recessionary months. Among the many things that Ford took away from the ordeal -- including better sales...Read More»

Screencap from anti-drunk-driving campaign in Brazil
Video: Would A $40,000 Bar Tab Make You Reconsider Drinking And Driving?

If you're a parent, teacher, or wedding planner, you already know that people often refuse to listen to common sense. Sure, you can tell folks that smoking is bad or bungee jumping is dangerous, but until those things have an effect on their own lives, your kids, students, and nutso clientele will...Read More»

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