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New Yorkers: Win A 2011 Ford Fiesta In Next Week's City-Wide Scavenger Hunt
New Yorkers: Win A 2011 Ford Fiesta In Next Week's City-Wide Scavenger Hunt

If you happen to live in New York City -- or if you're going to be there next Tuesday, December 21 -- you might want to pay attention, because two of the web's hipper lifestyle magazines have put together a city-wide scavenger hunt, and the winner will receive a new 2011 Ford Fiesta. The contest is...Read More»

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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»

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Video: In Sweden, Speed Camera Pays YOU

You might recall last year's "Fun Theory" campaign from Volkswagen. We discussed it several times at TheCarConnection, and some of campaign's clips -- like the one of subway stairs converted into a giant piano keyboard -- generated huge views on YouTube. What we failed to mention, however, was that...Read More»

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Naked Man, Woman In Labor, Prank Google Street View

Google Street View has recently been embroiled in a number of high-profile trials over privacy violations -- and in the middle of all that hubbub, Google has been trying to roll out the service in Germany. As a result of all the front-page headlines, Germans have met Street View with a mix of...Read More»

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Study: Women Date Porsche Boxsters, Men Take What They Can Get

We don't spend a lot of time reading scholarly journals here at TCC, but today, we've made an exception, because a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has proven what many men always believed -- namely, that guys who drive sporty cars get more, um, attention from the...Read More»

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2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: OK Go Uses Range Rover Evoque For Awesomely Wacky Project

The Range Rover Evoque has added another name to its growing roster of celebrity endorsers: first there was Posh, then Juliette Lewis, and now, the hip, funny, thoroughly entertaining indie band OK Go. And in typical OK Go fashion, the band is (a) repurposing existing technology for their own...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: 2012 Genesis, Tatas and Virgins

Today's Hyundai backgrounder is going nuts on social-media channels, maybe due in part to our 2012 Hyundai Genesis spy shot live from the event. [MotorAuthority] Last night, Facebook hosted the online reveal of the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible--but you were probably too busy on Farmville to...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Best Cars to Buy, EPA's Top Ten

Our Best Car to Buy awards are looming large--today, we're talking SUVs, crossovers and green machines. [TheCarConnection] The lucky dogs at MotorAuthority, meanwhile, are pressing the Aston V12 Vantage for their #BestCarToBuy honors. [MotorAuthority] While GCR weighs in on its nominee, the 2011...Read More»

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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»

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In China, The Chevy Cruze T Plays A Giant Game Of Pac-Man

It's no secret that China is the world's biggest auto market. Thanks to Beijing's more capitalist-friendly ways, a strong national economy, and a growing middle class, car ownership in China is on the rise. (Cash-for-Clunkers-esque government subsidies haven't hurt, either.) The problem is, despite...Read More»

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Video: Chevy Silverado Loads Up On Funny In New 'Max & Al' Campaign

Marketing to truck fans can be tough. They tend to be well-informed shoppers and very brand loyal, so convincing them to switch brands or models has to be more than smoke and mirrors; automakers have to talk the talk and walk the walk. That's exactly what Campbell-Ewald is hoping to do with its new...Read More»

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Don't Forget To Vote—Then Pledge Your Automotive Allegiance Here

Today's Election Day. And because you've probably reached a point of fatigue from all those recorded turnout calls and negative campaign ads, you won't find any voters' guides, party-platform debates, or big endorsements here at High Gear Media—well, except possibly over at Politics and Cars...Read More»

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Today in Car News: Tacoma, iPad and Mahindra

Former GM CEO Fritz Henderson has completed his brief consultancy for the automaker, so he can go to work for Sunoco. [Detroit News] We've shown you the new Benz iPad installation; now take a read at how dealers will use the magic-hypno-tablet to woo new customers. [KickingTires] Toyota wants truck...Read More»

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Ford Ranger: A Bugs' Worst Enemy Faces Extermination

With the spike in reports of infestations everywhere--from hotels to second-hand stores to the Empire State Building--the lowly bedbug has the Web buzzing with more plentiful, and sometimes more positive, news coverage than the average C-list actress. Still, some killjoys are looking for ways to...Read More»

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Video: Toyota Goes For The Funny Bone With 'My First Ride' Comedy Series

Once upon a time, corporations sponsored entire TV shows. Philip Morris brought America I Love Lucy. Dutch Master Cigars beamed The Addams Family to your living room. And The Flintstones was brought to you by the good people at Winston. The practice of sole sponsorship had mostly ended by 1971 --...Read More»

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Friday Video: Canadians Get Fancy, Use Trompe L'oeil Children As Speedbumps

Americans are talkers. We gab about everything, often very loudly. Sometimes we're criticized for that when we travel abroad, but whatever: we like to get out point across. We're not entirely sure where this fondness for putting things into words comes from. A generous assessment would say that we...Read More»

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Friday Timewaster: Videos Of The Week From Mercedes, Audi, Chrysler

It's been a busy week here at SocialCarNews, but things are finally slowing down. Several of our colleagues have dashed out of town for one last blast of saltwater taffy-fueled fun, and to judge from the headlines not creeping across our desks, most of the industry movers-and-shakers have done the...Read More»

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VIDEO: One Four-Wheeled Way to Demolish Your Shop

There's an easy way to do things, and the right way. We're no experts, but we think there are probably OSHA-certified ways to demolish a butcher shop. Then of course, there's this way--with a monster truck. As YouTube user Pirate4x4Lance writes, "So our buddy Bob is moving his shop next door to...Read More»

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Battle Of The Sexes Rages On: Report Says Women Drive Better Than Men

A couple of weeks ago, we stumbled across a British report that said 20% of men are terrified to ride in a car when a woman is behind the wheel. Today, the tit-for-tat continues with a new study  -- also from the U.K. -- showing that those men are crazy: women are far more competent drivers than...Read More»

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