So Much For Young Lust: First Cars Beat Out First Dates
So Much For Young Lust: First Cars Beat Out First Dates

When most of the motoring world is focusing on the Geneva Show at the start of March, organizers of the next big Euro show after that are poking their heads above the parapet and begging not to be forgotten. The event in question is July’s British Motor Show, and what better way to get a bit...Read More»

2008 Kia Soul concept
2009 Kia Soul Preview

There was little doubt the Kia Soul concept was going to spawn a production car when it was unveiled at the Detroit auto show in 2006. It’s just the sort of segment-busting compact funky car that the Korean firm needs to boost its image. Nothing had been heard of the car since, though prototype...Read More»

Overheard In New York: The Watertight Honda Element

NewsFlash: Girl Drowns in Midtown Traffic Jam Girl #1: Ugh, I hate Honda Elements. They're so ugly!Girl #2: Yeah, but did you know that you could, like, fill the whole thing with water and it would still run perfectly?Girl #1: Why would you want to do that?Girl #2: I don't know... But you could!--W...Read More»

Bruce Was Busy? Pink Cadillac Gets Aretha's Signature for Grammy Auction

Cadillac is tickled pink -- or so's the word from their PR folk, who are spreading some of the Grammy love this week a little early with a special-edition being auctioned off in the run-up to this Sunday's music awards show. Cadillac says a pink CTS is being sold to the highest bidder on the 8th...Read More»

Mmmm....Kangoo! Simpsons Star in Global Renault Ads

The ultimate family testing the ultimate family car – that’s how French manufacturer Renault is describing its new series of adverts for the MkII Kangoo family, which star the Fox network's Simpsons. Scheduled to appear in 29 countries across Europe from next week, the campaign includes...Read More»

The Ultimate Cliche-Ridden Dodge Journey Review!

So we just got back from driving the new Dodge Journey in Las Vegas, and we’re dreading the hordes of “Don’t Stop Believin’” cliched subheads we’re going to see on Friday, when all the first road tests of the new crossover appear. So to get a step ahead--as you TCC...Read More»

Happy Birthday, Car!

Mercedes-Benz sent us a lovely card today reminding us that today, January 29th, is what they consider the birthday of the automobile. Of course we normally send out our own salutations by e-card. It must have been lost in the spam filter. We swear. You probably don’t remember it like...Read More»

We Wrote, You Wrote: TheCarConnection’s Top Comments

Over at People magazine online, they’re asking about lip gloss and diet tips and the latest Lindsay sighting--while you’re telling us about future cars, fuel economy, the environment and politics. Yep, we here at have the smartest readers on the planet and we have the words...Read More»

Lose Those Spare Tires! Bridgestone, Richard Simmons Take On the Super Bowl

We already knew that Audi was planning a return to Super Bowl advertising for the first time since the Internet was a glint in Al Gore's eye. Now Bridgestone is turning on to advertising during the big game--and they're latching on to a totally left-field choice in pitchmen. Would you...Read More»

Ford Builds a Car-Part Orchestra

The dark art of promoting cars on European TV is stepping up another notch in terms of creativity. Gone are the days when you could just show a new model speeding through a vista of cornfields, though Peugeot once did it with the cornfields on fire as a variation on a theme. Bakers building a Skoda...Read More»

Bo Duke’s Charger On the Block, Not Up On Blocks

In yet another sign of the redneck apocalypse--and an excuse for Gen Xers raised on CBS’ formidable lineup of the Dukes of Hazzard, Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk to get all sarcastically teary-eyed--one of the General Lees used in the filming of the TV series and owned by “Bo...Read More»

There’s A New Mercedes CLC Somewhere In This Picture

You know it’s a slow news day--either that or a news crime is being perpetrated on product-hungry outlets like ours. But left without another option, we present this fashion-mauled picture of the new Mercedes-Benz CLC, with Eva Padberg draped all over it, and a photographer clearly stepping...Read More»

2016 Dodge Dart 4-door Sedan GT Angular Front Exterior View
At Long Last, a Use For Those Diehard K-Cars

We’re so late on these things. In fact, this TV clip aired while I was cheering on Duke to their first national championship. But we’re bringing it to you nonetheless, because we always wondered what happened to all the K-cars that should still be in their third and fourth lives...Read More»

2007 Honda CR-Z Concept
2007 Honda CR-Z Concept

Like many Tokyo Motor Show concept vehicles, the Honda CR-Z is meant to give viewers a sense of what’s to come. In this case, the sleek little coupe – reminiscent of Honda’s classic CRX – provides a hint of “the new direction for our next-generation sports car,” suggested CEO Takeo...Read More»

BMW Plays the Race Card?

Bless the hearts of the workers helping out on BMW’s M3 launch in southern Spain. In order to expedite the number of blood-red M3s circling the track at any given time—and to limit the number of tire-frying laps permitted per car at the ultra-manicured Ascari private track outside...Read More»

Metrosexual, Petrosexual? Nope – Mustangs Are “Retrosexual”

You wondered what your clothes meant about you, even though you consider “dressy” gear the stuff with buttons. Have no fear, Earnhardt fan: the new Mustang cologne from Aramis doesn’t make you a “metrosexual” or even a “petrosexual” (we’re assuming that means...Read More»

Fuel Cells Make Traffic History

Think you can’t be caught by an alternative-fuel vehicle for speeding? The Wayne State University police have some news for you. They’re patrolling the Detroit campus with a silver Mercedes-Benz “F-Cell” fuel-cell-powered vehicle—and they’re giving out citations. The...Read More»

Gibbs Aquada: Whatever floats your amphibious boat

Whatever floats your boat…or in the case of Gibbs Technologies, whatever floats your amphibious automobile. After some earlier setbacks, the company is getting ready to build its Aquada, a three-seat combination boat and sports car. Through two spin-off companies, the partners plan to launch...Read More»

Pope Lays Down 10 Commandments – of Good Driving?

There’s the law of the land—and now, on the road, there’s God’s law. Or Pope Benedict XVI’s version of it. In one of the more odd stories we’ve seen this year, the Vatican released a set of road rules today, Reuters reports. The 36-page document, called...Read More»

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