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Ladies And Gentlemen, The Nissan Nismo Smartwatch
Ladies And Gentlemen, The Nissan Nismo Smartwatch

Last week, Samsung did it. This week, Apple may do it. And earlier today, Nissan totally did it in the middle of the Frankfurt Auto Show: the company debuted its very own smartwatch. Its called the Nismo Watch, and Nissan says that it's capable of doing many things, including: Connecting a driver...Read More»

Screencap from 'The Motherhood' feat. the Fiat 500L
2014 Fiat 500L: A Perfect Ride For Cool, Rapping Moms

Not so long ago, June Cleaver was America's model mom -- someone who'd take care of the children and manage the household while the father journeyed out into the business world. Then came the 1960s and 70s, when mothers were expected to bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and do everything...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»

Allyn Rachel in an ad for the 2011 Toyota Venza
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»

Katie G., last year's 2010 Shell V-Power 'Fuel My Passion' finalist
Shell 'Fuel My Passion' Contest Offers Free Gas For Five Years

Worried about high fuel prices? Shell has you covered with its "Fuel My Passion" contest, offering one lucky person five years of free gas. Entering is simple -- all you have to do is take a photo of yourself with your favorite ride. (Since Shell is in the gas business, that ride should probably be...Read More»

Experian Automotive's CheckMyRide.com
Love Your Car? Share That Love On The New Social Network, CheckMyRide.com

People are passionate about their cars -- if they weren't, we'd be out of a job. But some people are more enthusiastic than others, and for those folks, Experian Automotive has created a new social network, CheckMyRide.com. The site's premise is pretty straightforward: users create accounts, then...Read More»

2012 Buick Verano
Play 'Quest For The Keys' And Win A New Buick Enclave, LaCrosse, Regal, Or Verano

There's no doubt about it: Buick is on a roll. The new Regal has been well-received by journalists and consumers alike; the brand's sales are strong in China (aka the World's Largest Auto Market); and there's a lot of interest around Buick's offerings at the Detroit auto show -- especially the 2012...Read More»

Screencap from Isle of Tune
SocialCarNews Has A Belated Holiday Gift For You -- Five, In Fact

We should've had our act together by the time Hanukkah rolled around. Now, Christmas has come and gone, and still, we've given you nothing -- well, unless you count all the news and games and apps and videos and other useful stuff we throw your way most weekdays. But apart from that: nothing. We'll...Read More»

Porsche's Facebook page
Facebookers: Want Your Name Engraved On A Porsche? There's Still Time!

A few weeks ago, Porsche launched a massive campaign to reach the one million mark on its Facebook page. As an incentive to get users to "like" Porsche, the company offered fans the opportunity to have their names engraved on a special Porsche model, which will go on display next February at the...Read More»

Flash Rods Delorean Time Machine 500gb hard drive
High Gear Media's 2010 Holiday Gift List

Time really flies, huh? It seems like just yesterday we were complaining about the recession and lazy politicians and now...well, nevermind. The point is, we've reached another holiday season, and thus, another holiday gift list. To help you with your year-end gift-giving, we've divided our list...Read More»

2003 Pagani Zonda
TheCarConnection.com's Top 10 Cars with Angry Faces

This might come as a shock if you've spent the last 10 years behind the wheel of a cutesy Mazda Miata or a snuggly Volkswagen New Beetle and thought all cars were like rolling versions of Hello Kitty characters--warm, fuzzy, and somewhat squishable. Now, the wonders of science have studied how cars...Read More»

Ford Fiesta in The Sims 3
The 2011 Ford Fiesta Slides Into Sims 3

If you're a Ford fan and a Sims fanatic, we hope you're sitting down, because the 2011 Ford Fiesta has just rolled onto the virtual streets of The Sims 3. Even better: you can download it for free. The Sims Fiesta is available in both sedan and hatchback variants, and players can choose their own...Read More»

Screencap from MINI Countryman ad
Friday Video: MINI Countryman Zips Through Multiple Universes (Which All Look A Lot Like Italy)

The weekend's coming, and we know many of you are planning last-minute getaways and Labor Day cookouts. Sadly, like some of our East Coast pals, we're stuck poking around the interweb and trying not to resent our meteorologically advantaged colleagues. For us, there's only one vacation we can...Read More»

Screencap from Emblem Alive promo video
Video: Emblem Alive Makes Your Weekend Projects A Little More Hilarious

There are lots of perks that come from writing about cars -- test drives, nifty schwag, media days at auto shows -- but our favorite by far are the press releases. We don't mean the humdrum emails about new floor mats; we're talking about epic missives promoting "groundbreaking" products that are...Read More»

Tracy Morgan
Volkswagen & Tracy Morgan Make Violence Fun With 'Punch Dub'

If you grew up in a large family, you probably remember "Punch Buggy", the road-trip game that allowed the first kid in the car to spot a Volkswagen Beetle the opportunity to punch a sibling in the arm. Now, VW is hoping to resuscitate the fun of family violence with its new "Punch Dub" campaign...Read More»

Cruising Woodward Avenue in Detroit
Video: Film Archivist Rick Prelinger Curates 'Lost Landscapes of Detroit'

Many artists have drawn inspiration from Detroit -- most recently from ruined remembrances of the city's grander times. But filmmaker and archivist Rick Prelinger is taking a different approach in his upcoming show at the Motor City's Museum of Contemporary Art. Entitled "Lost Landscapes of...Read More»

Screencap from 2010 NAIAS Black Tie Charity Preview flash mob event
Friday Video: 2010 Detroit Auto Show Flash Mob. In Formalwear.

We're starting to lose patience with flash mobs. What was once an edgy, socially deviant gesture has devolved into an outlet for extroverted Michael Jackson fans and self-professed marketing "gurus". That said, we're willing to give a pass to this clip from the NAIAS Black Tie Charity Preview last...Read More»

DrinkTracker iPhone app
Apps For Alkies: Track Your Tippling On New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is a special night: a night for wary suburbanites to make their annual schlep to the city center, and for otherwise upright teetotalers to knock back the bubbly like barflies. Here at TCC, we fall somewhere in the middle -- right between "grandpa at the ice cream social" and "Gary...Read More»

Driving on ice in Paignton, England
Safety Video: Why Driving On Ice Is Generally A Bad Idea

Ice Road Truckers do it for a living. Even Jeremy Clarkson and James May did it -- all the way to the freakin' North Pole. So why shouldn't you or I drive on ice? Because as this clip demonstrates, it's dangerous and it'll ruin your pants (not in the way you'd think). Consider it a safety reminder...Read More»

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