Celebrities

Can A Virtual Celebrity Help Sell The Toyota Corolla?
Can A Virtual Celebrity Help Sell The Toyota Corolla?

If you live in the United States, chances are good that you’ve never heard of Hatsune Miku. In Japan, the young pop star has a huge following, and played a series of sold-out concerts across the country in 2010. Instantly recognizable by her floor-length, turquoise-colored hair, Miku has one...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant
Chevy Volt Does What We Can't: Lives With Rich and Famous People

Celebrities, it seems, often champion environmental causes. Take Ed Begley, Jr., for example, who’s been driving electric cars for decades and currently owns a battery-powered Toyota RAV4. Begley is known to commute via public transportation and even via an electric bicycle, a sacrifice that...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 10, 2011

Which wagons should you be shopping this year? We nominate a handful of not-crossovers. [FamilyCarGuide] We're fans of the 2011 Ford Explorer, but Consumer Reports isn't. Who's more righter? [SocialCarNews] The latest national amnesty movement has nothing to do with Jan Brewer--it's all about...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 9, 2011

Oh hai Monday. I see you've jacked up gas prices to $4 a gallon. The only way you'd be less likable is if you were twins. [TheCarConnection] There may be some brief relief from the rise in gas prices, in the near term. [TheCarConnection] But if you're looking for permanent relief to record-high gas...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series convertible first drive
The Week In Reverse: Jaguar C-X75, Benz SLS, And #DumpTrump

Do you remember where you were, when the #DumpTrump campaign got #TheDonald bounced from the #Indy500 pace car in about twelve minutes? You're excused if you stepped out for a Starbucks and missed it all. [MotorAuthority] In the wee hours today, the Jaguar C-X75 went from concept to sort-of...Read More»

Blake Griffen Slam Dunk Over Kia Optima
Blake Griffin Auctioning Dunked-Over 2011 Kia Optima For Charity

Remember the 2011 Kia Optima that NBA star Blake Griffin successfully completed a slam dunk over--well, the hood at least--back in February? If not, you can catch our previous post on it, including a video of the feat, by clicking here. Well, the Los Angeles Clippers forward has now donated the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
Should Donald Trump Drive The Indy 500 Pace Car? #YouTellUs

Donald Trump's the official celebrity driver of the pace car at this year's Indianapolis 500, but his run-ins with President and his ties to the "birther" crowd could cost him his spot in the driver's seat of the latest Chevy Camaro. But should it? SocialCarNews.com wants you to weigh in. Tell us...Read More»

Saab Winning
Auto-Tune, Charlie Sheen, And Saab, All In One #Winning Video

Saab's in a bit of a crisis at the moment--with new Chinese and Russian investors helping it stay afloat while it tries to launch the 9-5 sedan, the 9-4X crossover and a new-generation 9-3 lineup. All that hasn't stopped one enterprising Saabophile from creating something truly epic: one YouTube...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»

Oprah and the G6
Oprah's Favorite Thing: Free 2012 Volkswagen New Beetles For All

"THE BEETLES ARE COMINNNNNNGGGGGG!" Paul? Ringo? No, but you're forgiven if you thought that was the introduction to last week's Apple iTunes event. Play the video below, and you'll see everyone's favorite transformista, Oprah Winfrey, giving away a bunch of 2012 Volkswagen New Beetles earlier...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Today at High Gear Media: Drowsy Driving, Alfa-Jeep, and Putin

Before you hit the road, check yourself: are you sleepy? Try a nap, or risk becoming part of the 17 percent of drivers who cause accidents through drowsy driving. [TheCarConnection] Can you see a Maserati SUV--or maybe an Alfa ute? Now imagine them running on the excellent new Jeep Grand Cherokee...Read More»

2011 Dodge Avenger
Today at High Gear Media: Avenger, Grand Caravan, and Cayenne

We're driving the 2011 Dodge Avenger soon, but we figured you'd like to see pictures of its marvy new interior while you're on hold. [TheCarConnection] The same goes for the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, which leaps into the modern era with a new interior and a "man van" version. [TheCarConnection]...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 Limited
Today at High Gear Media: iPhone App, F-150, Volt and Seth Rogen

Have you heard? Or has iTunes pinged you to update? TheCarConnection's iPhone/iPad/iPod app is faster, prettier, and easier to use. [TheCarConnection] The 2011 Ford F-150 is officially the most fuel-conscious big truck on the highway, with a 23-mpg EPA rating. [TheCarConnection] Volvo's adding a...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Today at High Gear Media: All About Volt, Chrysler 200, Audi A6

Not to beat this point into the ground any more, but the 2011 Chevy Volt is an electric car, not a hybrid. Ask an engineer--or ensnare one for video work. [TheCarConnection, GreenCarReports] Here's why we don't think the faux EV-versus-hybrid rage makes a difference to people who already knew the...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S prototype
Today at High Gear Media: Tesla, SLK, Audi Quattro and RatCar

Tesla strutted its stuff for our jaded green-car reporters earlier this week. Do you think it's a startup, or not? [GreenCarReports] What's your best bet on a new-car deal this week? Could you believe...a MINI Cooper? [TheCarConnection] Sure, you're interested in alternative-fuel vehicles. But do...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus ST
Update: 2012 Ford Focus Wants You To Audition For A New 'Amazing Race' Reality Show

A few quick updates about the 2012 Ford Focus, which is set to be the centerpiece of another massive advertising blitz from Ford Motor Company: 1. That social media campaign for the Focus that we mentioned the other day -- the one called "Global Drive" that looks a lot like the Fiesta Movement, but...Read More»

Today at High Gear Media: Volt Charging, Smart USA Calling

The new car from Smart USA will come from Nissan, in the form of a five-door rebadged Micra. Daimler gives its blessing, in case you were worried. [GreenCarReports] The 2011 Chevy Volt's 240V charger costs the same as five AppleTVs...but they don't cost $1475 to install. [GreenCarReports] Oh, so...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Today in Car News: Subaru, Land Yachts, Electric Cars and MJ

The other New York newspaper thinks land yachts have hit a new sales stride--but does an S-Class really count? [Wall Street Journal] The EPA wants to give cars a letter grade for fuel economy, but a survey suggests people won't understand how to compare cars any better with new grades. [PRNewswire]...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus ST
Today at High Gear Media: Focus ST, 911 GTS and SuperSnake

Topping the headlines today at High Gear Media: the hot 'n spicy version of the 2012 Ford Focus, the Paris Auto Show's own Focus ST. We can't wait until September 30. [MotorAuthority] We're also keen on seeing the new Porsche 911 GTS up close and personally, though we'll have to fend off the...Read More»

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