Lincoln reveals mini-site for 2009 Lincoln MKS, urges self cars the buyer to reach higher. Maybe they should summon their own Jackie Wilson and "lift themselves higher" first. [Reach Higher] » 1/28/08 7:00am 1/28/08 7:00am

Ford Tweaks The Marketing Of Hybrids In New Commercial, Explains…


Ford has hybrids? Who knew? If the Toyota Prius "cows farting" ad was the antithesis of all that is honest about automotive advertising, then this new ad for the hybrid Ford Explorer Escape cheekily mocks the advertising and marketing madness that is the cult of hybrid. Of course it's also an explanation of why the… » 11/09/07 8:30am 11/09/07 8:30am

Nissan Qashqai Thrashed SUV-core

If skateboarding equals hip, then Nissan's aiming for a hipster halo for its new Qashqai SUV. The messaging is urban assault vehicle, not suburban IKEA vehicle. (Thanks to Sosthen for the tip.) » 10/29/07 4:00pm 10/29/07 4:00pm

2007 Cadillac CTS-V

We were loathe to feature yet another Cadillac for the Deal of the Week, but in light of the SRT-8's expiration and also in light of the Cadillac CTS-V's worthiness as a V8-powered performance machine, we'll go with that. [Thanks Joe.] With a new high-po entry Caddy not scheduled until next year — a car Bob Lutz says… » 10/17/07 4:00pm 10/17/07 4:00pm

2007 Chrysler 300 SRT-8

[UPDATE: Oh well — it's expired. D'oh. You can still get the '07 300C at a $3500 rebate and zero-rate up to 36 months.] Tired of the performance models always being excluded from automakers' incentive deals? Well, pop a No Doze and check out today's — hold please — Deal of the Week. It's the 2007 Chrysler 300 SRT-8, a… » 10/17/07 3:02pm 10/17/07 3:02pm

How The Utes Were Won: Holden Spot Traces Pickup-car History

Atop a sound bed provided by Melbourne's own Jet — a band that knows its way around a royalty check, having become a raspy accompanist to the iPod, Vodafone, TV's Alias and the big screen's Spiderman 2 — is this history lesson from GM's Holden. It's a one-minute retrospective of Australian utes — that is, pickup-cars… » 10/02/07 6:00am 10/02/07 6:00am

Mazda Teams with Facebook to Find Designer of the "2018 Mazda3"

What will a Mazda3 look like in the year 2018? If you said something like "rotary-powered pinecone," you may have what it takes to win a new contest. Mazda's turning to Facebook to find new design talent as part of the Mazda Design Challenge. Contestants have to submit a 150-word description of their vision of the… » 9/28/07 11:00am 9/28/07 11:00am

Wango Tango! Dance Marathon for a Dodge Durango in Texas

Anyone who's seen "Hands on a Hardbody" knows Texans will endure all manner of tediousness to win a truck. Not content to give Nissan the last word, Dodge is sponsoring an endurance dance contest, the "Dodge Durango Tango" at the State Fair of Texas today. The enduring hoofer — partnered with a life-sized doll dressed… » 9/27/07 10:19am 9/27/07 10:19am

Prancing Phone: Vertu Ascent Ferrari 60 Limited Edition

High-end cell-phone builder Vertu has a new titanium ear pillow for Ferraristi. It's the Vertu Ascent Ferrari 60, inspired by the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. It's an extremely limited-edition follow-up to the company's Ascent Ferrari 1947, and like it, commemorates Ferrari's 60th anniversary. The Ascent 60 comes with… » 9/25/07 10:15am 9/25/07 10:15am

¡Vaya Con Vios! Or, Er, The Loch Ness Monster

If you are a Malaysian sort and find yourself jogging the edge of Loch Ness, a word of warning to all y'all, even if you're roughly a micron-sized percentage of a pinch of our readership — you may end up owning a Toyota Vios. Or being consumed by a controversial lake creature. Your choice, really. [Thanks to Tiffany… » 8/06/07 5:27pm 8/06/07 5:27pm

Gonna Move into The Country, Gonna Drive Me a Lot of ZAZes!



If you're a dork in 1984 and your phone rings while you're washing your car, what do you do? Well, if you're a ZAZ man, you hit the fuckin' road, snackcake! And that's exactly what this Estonian man does, tearing up Baltic roads like Walter Rörhl on bad PCP. No, really. » 7/27/07 10:00pm 7/27/07 10:00pm

The Manta Goes and Feeds You an Omelette of Disease



It walks the streets at night. It goes where eagles dare. It picks up every movement. It picks up every loser. With revised eyes and features, you think it really cares? The Manta ain't no goddamn sonofabitch. You better think about it, baby. » 7/25/07 10:45pm 7/25/07 10:45pm

Porsche 959 Decals!

The poor guy who created this page had no idea that one couldn't create one's own repro decals by scanning them and printing them out. It reminds us of being a youngster and finding out that 150dpi RGB images were no good for four-color, on-press printing. What's more, he's optimistic in thinking that copying a decal… » 7/23/07 7:00pm 7/23/07 7:00pm

My Name Is Joe, And I...Am...A Dodge Ram Shill!


After seeing this new commercial for the Dodge Ram we kind of feel like the BBDO creative team may have been suffering from some creative copying. Anyone remember those Molson Canadian "My Name Is Joe" ads? Take another gander at one of them below the jump if you don't remember, and then tell us what you think in the… » 7/23/07 10:30am 7/23/07 10:30am

Won't Blow Over, Might Blow Up



Back in the days when the American idea of a compact car was a Chevy II, Falcon or Valiant, it took some convincing to sell folks used to larger domestic iron to take a chance on a weensy car. So the braintrust handling Ford's advertising decided that they'd set up a whole bunch of wind-tunnel-grade fans and… » 7/19/07 8:00pm 7/19/07 8:00pm

Dodge Nitro Kills Dog, Makes Us Cry A Little



We think we know where Dodge is going with this little commercial viral video we're assuming was made for the Euro market showing the Dodge Nitro electrocuting a dog that gets too close to those chrome rims. We think they're trying to separate themselves as the Chrysler Group's "boy brand." But our only issue is —… » 7/19/07 8:30am 7/19/07 8:30am

1981 Chevrolet Chevette S/R



This South American spot illustrates the sheer insanity of 1.6 liters of raw madness wedged between the bulging, straining framerails of GM's legendary T-platform. You're gonna need a smoke afterward, too, Broseph. » 7/18/07 10:30pm 7/18/07 10:30pm

Open the Doors and Kill all the Sheeple: Scion Online Game

What could Scion be going for with its new "Little Deviants" online game that involves bloodshed exacted on a race of "Sheeple"? Well, the brand that was supposed to be a niche marque for youthquakers has been partially co-opted by 50-somethings drawn to the quirky xB for mulch and home-goods hauling duty. What the… » 7/17/07 3:31pm 7/17/07 3:31pm