Television

1962 Chevrolet Corvair reunited with original owner, Leave It To Beaver's Tony Dow
1962 Chevrolet Corvair reunited with original owner, Leave It To Beaver's Tony Dow

In 1982, the novelty girl-group Angel and the Reruns released "Beaver Cleaver Fever", a pop song about the magic of Leave It to Beaver. That TV show ended its run in 1963, but the magic lives on--at least for one of its stars, Tony Dow, who played Wally Cleaver. That's because Dow was recently...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»

America's Next Top Model
Car Design Fans Needed For Groundbreaking New Reality Show!

Are you tired of seeing worthless nobodies achieve fame and fortune just for doing tequila shots in front of a national audience? Do you fly off the handle every time someone "disrespects" you? Are you not here to make friends? Well, ladies and gentlemen, have we got an opportunity for you...Read More»

Carfellas
Carfellas: Discovery's New Show About Ex-Cons, Cars & Cannoli

If you're the sort of TV fanatic who dreams about a mash-up between the brashness of The Sopranos and the waistbands of Pawn Stars, we've got good news: the Discovery Channel has just ordered 12 episodes of a reality show called Carfellas, and the first two are set to air on Monday night. Carfellas...Read More»

Comedian Adam Carolla complains about electric cars and energy policy on Gizmodo
Car Show Host Adam Carolla To Gays: 'Shut Up, You're Ruining My Life'

You might think that being the host of a high-profile TV show would cause a performer to watch his mouth. You'd be wrong. At least in the case of Adam Carolla, the comedian who is also one of the hosts of "The Car Show," which launched in July on Speed TV. In his most recent podcast, using the...Read More»

Eminem in Chrysler's Super Bowl XLV ad
The Luv For Eminem's Detroit (Chrysler?) Ad: Bizarre & Wrong

Maybe it's just basic TV advertising 101: Commercials are too short to make a logical appeal, so they rely on emotion. Unfortunately, emotion often trumps both logic and reason. And the much-discussed, much-searched, 2-minute Super Bowl starring Eminem promoting Detroit's grit is a stunning example...Read More»

Invisible monkey in Dodge's Year-End Tent Event Sale advertisement
Invisible Monkey II: PETA Defends Dodge, Gets All Up In Our Grille

Ah, the Interwebz. We wrote a little story last Thursday about how Dodge digitally erased the image of a monkey from an end-of-year clearance commercial after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals complained. And it sorta went viral. Tens of thousands of people viewed it, and more than 50...Read More»

Invisible monkey in Dodge's Year-End Tent Event Sale advertisement
So Is Chrysler's Invisible Ad Monkey Flipping Off PETA?

Annoying end-of-model-year dealer closeout ads have swarmed the airwaves, as they do every year around this time. But Chrysler threw a touch of whimsy into its 30-second array of black cars in front of a tent with confetti, with the voice of Michael C. Hall--better known as the civic-minded serial...Read More»

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, national television. The cause of Vieira's profanity? A demonstration in the dangers of distracted driving. Last Friday was...Read More»

Audi R8 from National Geographic's Ultimate Factories: Audi
Tonight: National Geographic Airs Two Hours Of Hot, Supercar Action

Apart from a certain well-known football program, Monday isn't usually a great night for television. But tonight that may change, as the National Geographic Channel delves deep inside the secret world of luxury automobiles for two steamy hours of engineer-on-car action. Added bonus: the cars in...Read More»

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson
Seven Best Quotes From BBC Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson

The BBC's Top Gear television show is an endless source of entertainment, debate, and amusement for car fans all over the world. As is its tall, acerbic, and frequently profane host, Jeremy Clarkson. Just a brief browse through his columns will prove the point. It's important to remember that Top...Read More»

TLC's Family Armor
TLC's 'Family Armor' Goes Inside Texas Armoring Corporation

We aren't entirely sure how an unassuming Mormon family from San Antonio, Texas found themselves in the armored car business, and we're even less sure how Texas Armoring Corporation scored a reality series wherein they convert "everyday cars into bulletproofed, bomb-resistant, gadget-filled...Read More»

Chrysler Mopar FLO TV Auto Entertainment
Chrysler Gets Mobile TV, Again: This Time It's For Grownups

Chrysler announced today that it will be the first automaker to offer in-car mobile TV with a full channel lineup. The new service, FLO TV Auto Entertainment, will bring up to 20 channels for a monthly fee that's low in comparison to existing satellite services. For a couple of years now, Chrysler...Read More»