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Study Says Audi Has Most Engaged Fans On Facebook
Study Says Audi Has Most Engaged Fans On Facebook

You hear the term everyday: engagement. It's almost become a dirty word if you can't back it up with numbers. Today a new study finds that Audi has the most engaged fans on Facebook. Beating the likes of Justin Bieber, Chamillionaire, and even Lady Gaga, Audi has 47 more likes per post on average...Read More»

Kia 'Hamsters' commercial
Kia's Hamsters Scurry Off With Nielsen's Top Ad Award At The 2011 New York Auto Show

It's official: Americans love rodents. That rule may not apply so much to rats or nutria, but cuter critters like squirrels and chipmunks are tops with U.S. consumers. And at the pinnacle of the rodent pyramid, we find hamsters -- specifically, the road-trippin' hamsters featured in commercials for...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe live photos
Check In At The 2011 New York Auto Show, Get A $1,000 Discount From Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes has been slower than other automakers to dip its shiny metal toe into the waters of geolocation apps. But this weekend, the boys (and girls) of Benz are plunging headlong into things by offering $1,000 vouchers in exchange for Foursquare check-ins at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The way it...Read More»

Google Map Maker
Video: Google Map Maker Lets You Edit Maps In The U.S.

Sometimes, even smart people get led astray. They think they know exactly where they're going, they follow directions to a tee, then -- BAM -- they hit a wall. Or a soccer field. Or a dead end that wasn't shown on the satnav. Now, they can change things -- and you can too, with Google Map Maker...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic 'Study Break' sweepstakes
Yo, Freshman: Wanna Win A 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe?

This week, the auto world's attention is focused on major motor shows in New York and Shanghai, but in-between the two, there's a special promotion that ought to interest college kids (or anyone else who'd like a new car). For the next several weeks, Honda is giving students in Arizona and...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»

2011 Chrysler 200. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
The Chrysler 200 and Eminem

With Chrysler’s release of the all new 200 sedan came the need for a stellar marketing plan. Enter stage right: Eminem. Can you think of a better composition to underscore a car commercial about hope than Lose Yourself? I can’t. The first time I saw the commercial it immediately...Read More»

1999 Daihatsu concept EZ-U, Tokyo Motor Show
My Memorable Motor Show Moment: Tokyo, 1991

It was a bright and breezy Autumn Saturday in 1991 when I found myself standing on the broad plaza of the Makuhari Messe, gazing at the modern, spacious glass buildings and watching thousands of people stepping off the arriving trains. We were to be among the record-breaking 2 million people...Read More»

2008 BMW 3-Series M3
My First Impressions of M

It's the last day of the 2007 New York International Auto Show and I'm racing onto the ferry, to at the very least, catch a glimpse of everything I had been reading about all week. On the walk to the Javits Center I began to make the mad dash across the West Side Highway trying not to get hit by...Read More»

2010 Citroen Survolt Concept
The Concept of Reality

As you approach the auto show venue, no matter whether it's Detroit, New York or Geneva, the feeling is the same: your heart beats a littler faster, your pulse races, and it's a little hard to catch your breath. Waiting inside are all kinds of models, from the exotic to the muscular to the...Read More»

TVR
The British International (Birmingham) Motor Show (2000)

I queued for an eternity to steal a brief moment in the driver's seat of an R34 Skyline, staring pensively at its metallic blue paint and wondering when I would ever have enough spare change to own one. I'd gone with a good friend and colleague, driving up from High Wycombe, the English commuter...Read More»

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 with Green With Envy paint job
Dodge Challenger Inspires a New Generation

America is filled with car nuts. Take a summer's drive down to the local Dairy Queen on any Friday evening, and one can find far more custom builds and restorations than ice cream cones. Most of us can pinpoint something in our youth that sparked our undying interest in the automobile. For me, I'm...Read More»

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Best Auto Show Moment: Chrysler PT Cruiser

It was a day unlike any other in early January 2000, as any car enthusiast would know--this is the beginning of the auto show season, and for purists it doesn’t get any better than the North American International Auto show. For a kid growing up in Northern Ontario, I never thought I would...Read More»

2006 Porsche Boxster
My Auto Show Memory: The 30th Tokyo Motor Show

In 1993 I was living in Ichigao, Yokohama, and working for an IT company in Tokyo. One early morning commute, crammed into a carriage approaching 150 percent capacity, I spied advertisements for the 30th Tokyo Motor show. A few weeks later, tickets in hand, I stood outside the sprawling Makuhari...Read More»

1997 Ford Taurus GL
Auto Show Moments: Ford Advances the Art in Detroit, 1995

Ford previewed the 1996 Taurus at its 1995 Detroit Auto Show exhibit. With more than 25 years of auto show attendance behind me, I think my favorite auto show moment came at the first Detroit Auto Show I attended in 1995. The Ford display was the first thing I looked at at that show. The highlight...Read More»

Lamborghini Countach
Lambo Love Affair: The Sydney Motor Show 1985

As a teenager, my walls were decorated with iconic symbols of speed. Fine examples of motor sculpture from Lotus Esprits to Ford GTs, the usual assembly of Porsche 911s, the iconic Porsche 959. But none held more fascination than the gorgeous deep red Lamborghini Countach 5000 Quattrovalvole...Read More»

Batmobile
My Best Auto Show Moment: The Batmobile

Going to the New York Auto Show has been a favorite springtime event for me for many years. I used to drag my wife and make her sit in each car and listen to me talk about the positives and negatives of each model. About 10 years ago, with my oldest son, then 4, my wife decides that my yearly auto...Read More»

2008 HUMMER H2 4WD 4-door SUV Front Exterior View
Why Losing HUMMER Was a Shame

Just the title of this article is going to be enough to get diehards to dig in their heels, regardless of what side of the fence they stand on with GM’s now-defunct HUMMER brand. But now that the brand is dead, I think it’s a good time to reflect on why it’s gone, if it made any...Read More»

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