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2011 Toyota Venza Ad Warns Of Takeover By The Facebook Generation
2011 Toyota Venza Ad Warns Of Takeover By The Facebook Generation

The new ad campaign for the 2011 Toyota Venza is chilling: a bleak, emotionless picture of post-apocalyptic America, full of Facebook and MacBooks. And Thunderdomes, too, we assume. The clip features comedienne Allyn Rachel in what may be her first serious role to date. Sitting before a white...Read More»

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Brazil's New Drunk Driving PSA Makes Us Never Want To Valet Park Again

Driving while under the influence of alcohol, or any drug for that matter, is one of the most reprehensible acts a person can commit. Knowing that death and destruction to those behind the wheel and other innocent victims is all but assured still doesn’t prevent this from occurring all over...Read More»

Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia
New Jersey Joins List of States Supporting Red-Light Cameras

Red-light cameras continue to be a hot news topic with yet another state -- New Jersey -- joining the growing number of states supporting red-light cameras. While New Jersey isn't new to red-light cameras -- the state is currently operating under a five-year pilot program in 17 municipalities...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic Si video walkaround
2012 Honda Civic Si: Mix Mad Max, Manga and Insanity

Honda’s new range of 2012 Civics, one of its most important cars globally, has met with a bit of a yawn here in North America, despite some great advertising. All of Honda’s high-level engineering is there, yet the car hasn’t knocked any homeruns in any comparison tests...Read More»

Car bomb explodes as bomb squad attempts to defuse. Photo via Reuters.
Car Bomb Explodes While Policeman Works To Defuse: Video

Though it's not part of the riotous Middle East, Thailand has its own share of militants, with three hidden roadside bombs killing at least two and wounding 13 others in the country in recent weeks. The photo above, taken by a Reuters photographer, shows one car bomb exploding as the armor-suited...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry teaser
2012 Toyota Camry Teased By Akio Toyoda: Video

We don’t have to remind you of the tumultuous past 12 months Toyota has endured, but the company is on the mend and is now working on a new generation of models to help solidify its image and rebuild its tattered reputation for building some of the most reliable cars on the planet. One model...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Routan
Rebel Attack: Greenpeace Uses The Force Against Volkswagen

I blogged yesterday about VW trying to engage its fans in helping to make the next commercial in its series “Drive Until.” I found this to be a good approach to winning fans and more adherents to the VW brand. It’s a great way to interact with the VW buyers and keep the company...Read More»

Nissan Leaf on track at Laguna Seca. Photo via MyNissanLeaf forum member nader.
2011 Nissan Leaf Proves It Can Tackle Laguna Seca: Video

On Sunday, June 26 the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was home to Refuel 2011 - the third annual track day for electric cars and motorcycles. Open to anyone with an electric car, the event gave everyone from Tesla Roadster owners through to DIY converters the chance to push themselves and their cars to...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen L1 concept
VW Golf GTI: Want to Make a Commercial?

When I saw the latest two ads for the VW Golf GTI, at first I was a bit perplexed. They aren’t so much about the car--rather, they're about who drives the car and where life is taking him. But more on that in a second. VW has created a continuing storyline that is intentionally incomplete...Read More»

2012 Buick Regal GS
2012 Buick Regal GS: Return of the Sporty Family Buick?

When Buick launches the 2012 Regal GS this fall, the halo sedan will feature a horsepower boost – to 270 horsepower. GM's original specs for the Regal GS called for only 255 horsepower, so the added 15 horses are a definite improvement. That may qualify the Regal GS as a viable contender for...Read More»

Erik Estrada in the Batmobile
Carmageddon Los Angeles, Brought To You By Erik Estrada (UPDATED)

UPDATED: See clips below. If you've lived or driven in Los Angeles, California, you probably understand the importance of Interstate 405. It's a huge route for both commuters and cargo, and it's regularly listed as one of the busiest, most congested stretches of highway in the country. And on July...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen New Beetle in Britney Spears' 'I Wanna Go' video
Britney Spears Flashes The 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle: Video

There are at least two things on Planet Earth in need of serious makeovers: Volkswagen's New Beetle and pop star Britney Spears. We're happy to report that one of them has been re-envisioned for Britney's latest video. Spears began shame spiraling out of control in the mid-2000s -- around the time...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen New Beetle in Britney Spears' 'I Wanna Go' video
Britney Spears Pimps The 2012 Beetle

There are days when you have to wonder if the universe is run by a drunken frat boy with a sense of humor. Case in point: the latest Britney Spears video that pimps the 2012 VW Beetle. Let us not digress by going into the sordid career of this once-great superstar. That is what TMZ and MTV are for...Read More»

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Vehicle Thefts In The U.S. Hit Lowest Levels Since 1967: Video

The future ain't what it used to be -- and neither is car theft. In fact, vehicle theft has been on the decline for the past seven years, and in 2010 it hit rates that haven't been seen since Lyndon Johnson was in office. (Translation: a long time.) The news comes from the National Insurance Crime...Read More»

2012 Kia Sorento 2WD 4-door V6 EX Angular Rear Exterior View
2012 Kia Sorento Takes the Puppets For Another Joy Ride: Video

How do you measure success? Is it popularity? How many Facebook fans you have? How many tweets you post? How much “product” you moved this quarter? How many loyal customers and conquest customers you measure? Well, any of those will do just fine if you’re Kia because they seemed...Read More»

2011 Porsche 911 Black Edition
Can't-Miss, Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

Looking for a last-minute Father’s Day gift idea for a dad who may or may not love to drive? Do you have a dad who’s hard to shop for? While a 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition is an outstanding choice for Father's Day, it's probably beyond most of our budgets. Besides, you don't...Read More»

Ford's SYNC System. Image: Ford Motor Company
Ford Brings Fantasy Baseball To Your Commute

The problem with things like commuting and work is that they get in the way of life’s more important aspects, such as recreation and leisure. If you’re a baseball fan, know that Ford feels your pain; the automaker is introducing a fantasy baseball update feature to its SYNC system, so...Read More»

Cars 2 distraction campaign - Disney and U.S. DOT
Cars2, Disney, And U.S. DOT: Only Bad Guys Drive Distracted

"Sometimes we all need a distraction...but never while driving," a voice says, as talking vehicles cover the screen. A new spot, from the U.S. Department of Transportation, is part Cars 2 trailer, part PSA spot, and it aims to capture fans' attention while sending them an important message about...Read More»

Million Mile Joe and his 1990 Honda Accord. Image: Honda
A Million Miles, Fifteen Years And A Honda Accord

The average American driver racks up 13,476 miles per year on their odometer. That makes “Million-Mile” Joe, of Norway, Maine, well above average; Joe has accumulated nearly one million miles on his 1990 Honda Accord over the last fifteen years. That works out to be nearly 4,700 miles...Read More»

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