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Pie-in-the-Sky Press Release of the Day: Bentley Couture
Pie-in-the-Sky Press Release of the Day: Bentley Couture

As October's bright blue weather approaches, Bentley wants you to know that its "new and expanded Bentley Collection range" is "perfect for the holiday period." Having recently released its Ego Lifestyle laptop computer to the tune of nearly $20,000, Bentley's custom-made wares are clearly not...Read More»

Isetta
Awkward Designs: GEM Peapod vs. Isetta vs. BMW 600

This isn't the first year that pinched pocketbooks and a faltering economy have forced automakers to re-invent and downsize. After WWII, according to Wikipedia, short-distance, economically minded transportation was a huge need in Europe. Enter the Isetta, designed originally in Italy, and...Read More»

Citroen Disco Robot
Citroen C4 Comes to New York, Shows Street Dancing Cred

The Malaise Era may have produced some horrible cars, but it also produced cool music and characters with, as we say in the parlance of our times, sick swagger. In a brilliant new advertisement in its series of commercials featuring Citroens as Transformers, the new Citroen C4 goes right to the...Read More»

New York City taxi cab
New York Times Says Some Think "Sexy and Taxi Don’t Mix"

The picture in this New York Times article provides a brilliant contrast: a bottle-blonde vixen snarling in a "Gentleman's Club" ad perched atop a NYC Yellow Cab and a portly, dour brunette framed by the window just inches below. Some might find the comparison amusing, but a Harlem father of...Read More»

vintage tow truck
Tow Truck Arsonist: She Lost Her Mind in Oregon

A Portland, Ore., woman seemed to take Loretta Lynn and Jack White's lyrics to heart when she allegedly set fire to the tow truck preparing to take her car away: "Well, I lost my heart/it didn't take no time. But that ain't all. I lost my mind in Oregon..." According to the AP Wire, it started when...Read More»

Fuchs
In Saudi, Fuchs Goes the Extra Mile

You head to Saudi Arabia, and you're looking for great service. Where do you go? Fuchs, of course. Thanks to Gaywheels.com for the heads-up on a new Saudi Arabian service station that proudly advertises, "ONE STOP FUCHS." Promising "new standards of professional" care with "courteous personal...Read More»

Cocaine
Even Coke Prices Rise in Face of Oil Price Woes

Business owners and entrepreneurs across this great land are being forced to pass along rising gas prices to their consumers. Simply put, the cost of shipping, air freight, and local transportation all have risen dramatically as a result of escalating energy costs, and since the bill from these...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Bob Lutz Takes On the Colbert Nation

GM's sending out the foot soldiers to Washington to promote tax breaks that will help the 2011 Chevrolet Volt become reality--but at least one other soldier's taken a path through TV land to do the same. GM vice chairman Bob Lutz hit the "talk show" circuit last night, appearing on Comedy Central's...Read More»

CNN shirt
The Future of Blogging: Wearable Headlines

We had fun bringing you the story of the suburban Stonehenge built by a Utah farmer a few weeks back. By planting a trio of cars at his property line--an act of defiance we're completely down with--he was able to irk his architecturally controlled neighbors and find a good use for 1970s gas...Read More»

Knit Ferrari
With Tons of Spare Time, You Too Can Knit a Ferrari

Knit one, purl two: maybe you have a lot of time on your hands, but check out this Ferrari that's obviously taken the place of an active sex life for Lauren Porter, a 22-year-old university student in England. The art-school girl turned 10 months of time and 12 miles of yarn into the Ferrari F355...Read More»

2009 Ford Mustang
Ford: Is There a Script Doctor in the House?

Film fans who harbor secret dreams of stardom--Ford wants you. The automaker's teaming up with Web site Filmaka to get you to write the next chapter in the Mustang's history--one of eight of them, actually. Ford's posted eight story ideas at the site and is encouraging budding script writers to pen...Read More»

Taco Bell
Run for Your Own Border: In-Car Microwave

Incredible road-going convenience, or sign of the obesity Armageddon? It's both! According to the KickingTires blog, which got it from Gizmodo, which passed it on via CNet, a British Web site is offering an in-car microwave for your culinary cross-country trips. Need a burrito piping-hot on the...Read More»

2009 Cadillac DTS
Michigan Man Gets 53rd New Cadillac--In A Row

Joseph Macko isn't a casual fan of Cadillac--he may be the GM brand's most loyal long-lived customer. The Flint Journal says the 84-year-old Macko has been driving Cadillacs since 1955. New Cadillacs. This week Macko brought home his 53rd new Caddy in a row--the latest one from a Michigan...Read More»

2009 Ford Flex "Woody" Package
Got Wood? The 2009 Ford Flex Does

You waited long enough for the 2009 Ford Flex--and now you want that authentic Country Squire look without having to resort to shelf paper, scissors and a keen eye for straight edges. No need to worry--an aftermarket company's all set to Woody-fy your Flex and make it into something we all...Read More»

TV screen
Video Timesuck: Airbag Versus Handbag

Obviously faked--right?--and lifted from the FailBlog:Read More»

2008 Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius Is "Stuff White People Like"

Guilty as charged: when it comes to "stuff white people like," according to a Web site of the same name, the Toyota Prius rules the Caucasian roost. The satiric Web site lists the Prius as #60 among stuff white people like, along with Barack Obama, Facebook, San Francisco and Asian girls. Why the...Read More»

McDonald's meal
ExxonMobil, Shell...and Mickey Ds?

Biodiesel's nothing new to greenies and assorted car communists like TheCarConnection.com's own Colin Mathews (stay tuned for his first drive in VW's new TDI later this week). Now, police in the Philippines are getting in on the act--and McDonald's is the newest place for them to pit for fuel...Read More»

2008 Acura RDX
New-Car Smell Won't Kill You as Much, Group Finds

An Ann Arbor, Mich.-based environmental group says your vehicle's "new-car smell" is less likely to cause you harm this year, but it still is essentially made up of toxic gases masked by the fragrant, earthy smell of capitalism. The Ecology Center's annual report on new-car smell puts the Acura RDX...Read More»

2009 Ford Flex
The Ford Soap Opera--No, Not That One

The favorite soap opera at Ford isn't the company's ongoing troubles with Mercury, or plummeting truck sales--no, these days it seems to be the travails of Cecilia Marquez. Marquez is the heroine of the Spanish-language, online soap opera called Amores de Luna. It's the story of a woman who seems...Read More»

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