Fun's Holiday Giveaway Grand Finale!'s Holiday Giveaway Grand Finale!

We've been rewarding you all week for kicking in comments on our blog--and today we're firing off 10 fabulous prizes in our Holiday Giveaway so we can ship them out tomorrow in time for Christmas. But first, yesterday's winner is JKD, who had an unfortunate experience with another iGo: Yes, it’s...Read More»

iGo Everywhere15's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 5

We've been rewarding you all week for kicking in comments on our blog--and today we've got some powerful fun for the next sassy-tongued contributor. But first, let's give a hand to BC, who commented yesterday during our holiday extravaganza on a post from earlier this year: “Boring, ugly, boring...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
Hump Day Link Love

In case you hadn't noticed, it's Wednesday, which means it's time for some midweek miscellanea. Here are a few of the recent stories that have crossed our desks that we'd probably write more about if we weren't so overworked/understaffed/just plain lazy: HybridCars has gotten the jump on all of us...Read More»

Audiovox picture frame's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 4

The holidays keep coming, and so do the prizes; we're like Drew Carey here at TheCarConnection these days, except without the brush cut and the hyperreal announcer. Our giveaway hits day four with the winner of our previous post--it's Mark, who gets a SEMA rolling backpack for his comment on our...Read More»

The Hand
Twelve Days of Christmas: High-Tech Hand Signals

You've done it again, haven't you? There are just nine days 'til Christmas--six 'til Hanukkah--and you haven't even made a dent in your shopping. Tsk, tsk. But don't panic. We have a gift that's perfect for most of the folks on your list--at least those old enough to drive. It's moderately priced...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Collection
Twelve Days of Christmas: Mercedes-Benz Wintry White Collection

So while VW and Barneys New York are readying a bunch of feel-good flower power for this year's holiday season, The Mercedes-Benz Collection is cloaking its entire assemblage of toys, clothing, and other tchotchkes in snowdrift white. Whether you are a fashion-conscious cyclist, a miniature car...Read More»

SEMA bag's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 3

We're on to Day Three of TCC's fabulous giveaways, and the prizes just keep getting better. Day Two's winner is R2dad for some sharp insight into the Southern senators' supreme lack of irony in canning the Big Three bailout: The governor of Michigan calls anyone against the bailout...Read More»

Detroit Tiger Stadium
Locomotive Theory: Weekend Edition

If you're lucky enough to live in an ideal world, you probably spend your weekends sleeping in, kicking back, and pondering the events of the past five days. And it's in that spirit of quiet, philosophical reflection that I offer the video below, which demonstrates an interesting phenomenon of...Read More»

Nativity with GPS
Nativity Goes Lojack with GPS

Apart from the occasional Popemobile and various dashboard figurines, religion and cars don't often mix. However, one tech device designed for cars may bridge that gap by solving a serious problem for religious organizations--namely, the theft of outdoor holiday displays. You see, unbenownst to us...Read More»

Lamborghini press kit schwag's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 2

OK, pencils down. We have a winner for Day 1 of TCC's giveaway extravaganza--and it's Jack, who commented on the Day 1 post to win a BMW 7 Series press kit, Moleskine notebook, and marvy 7 Series pen. Jack gets points for trying to make us all laugh on a trying day in automotive history: "Will...Read More»

Twelve Days of Christmas: The Tailgate Sling Chair

OK, so we’re not aware of many things more useful than a barbecue pit or a hoops backboard attached to your truck’s trailer hitch. But then, on our way out west, we skimmed through the best catalog you can shop from at 35,000 feet—yep, Skymall—and found the perfect accoutrement to your...Read More»

BMW 7-Series kit's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 1

The office is a mess--and it's been that way for a while. So get ready with your keyboard and your comments-- is getting rid of some fun gear and you can win it without hardly lifting a finger. All you have to do is write a comment on a story you see here at TheCarConnection...Read More»

Gran Torino movie
Gran Torino: The Movie Is the Metaphor

Nothing says "the holidays" quite like a gentle snowfall, a hot mug of cocoa, and a multiplex packed with serious, heartfelt dramas. And among this year's crop of Oscar hopefuls, there's one that looks to warm the hearts and engines of even the most grizzled gearheads: Gran Torino. The movie stars...Read More»

Bosnia speed sign
The Rules of the Road: Bosnia, Herzegovina Go Graphic

You have to admit, the U.S. has a hit-and-miss record on consumer safety. On the one hand, we don't allow melamine in our dog food. On the other, we have warnings on our cigarette packs like--and I paraphrase--"Smoking may cause lung cancer. Just saying," while other countries devote half the...Read More»'s Most Infamous Cars Ever

The history of cars is full of heartwarming stories and happy endings—but just as full of dark corners, blind alleys and high-speed tragedy. Some cars have become part of our culture, because of their role in murder and mayhem. They're infamous.'s scanned through history and...Read More»

Ford 427 X-mas tree ornament
Twelve Days of Christmas: Car Christmas Lights

Attention shoppers: you have exactly twelve business days to shop until Christmas eve. And since we're a little behind on ordering and paying here at, we're bringing you a car-related gift idea each blogging day from now until we close up shop for the holiday on the 23rd. First...Read More»

Red C6RS electric Corvette toy
Electric Corvette! For Your Kids, Though

At its facility in New Hudson, Mich., Pratt & Miller (the engineering team behind the AMLS Corvette program) introduced eco-friendly editions of its famed C6R and C6RS Chevrolet Corvettes. Jumping on the green bandwagon, the new models are smaller and lighter than the company's current race and...Read More»

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg golf cart
The Future of Detroit, Silicon Valley-Style

While the Big Three Bailout gets underway a second time in Washington, Silicon Valley's got a better idea for the future of commuting. No, we're not talking about Tesla and its hopes for a bailout of its own--or even the Fisker Karma. It's this golf cart powered by batteries and owned by the CEO of...Read More»

Electric Scooter
ELV Motors Claim Electric Bicycles and Scooters Perfect Holiday Gift

Forget Santa. This year, the Christmas Elv might just bring you a high-voltage runabout to earn you some carbon credits and an equal amount of green smug points as you zoom circles around gas-swilling SUVs stuck at the gas pump. Just please, please, don't inhabit the left lane as you motor along at...Read More»

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