Anti-Vaxxers Use A Car Analogy To Effectively Prove Stupidity 

As the owner/operator of a human child, one of the things that pleases me most about modern parenting is not having to watch my little boy die from something stupid like diphtheria or the measles or the dropsy or whatever. I have vaccines to thank for that. Vaccines that are nothing at all like cars, despite what… » 4/21/15 4:50pm 4/21/15 4:50pm

Which Hipster Cliché In This Jeep Ad Do You Want To Slap First?

Ever hear about the ‘punk rock’ episode of that old show about a coroner, Quincy? It’s a cult favorite now because of the ham-fisted way the punk subculture was portrayed, clearly by people who had only the barest of ideas of what it was. This new ad for the Jeep Renegade makes me think we’re at that point now with… » 4/17/15 3:00pm 4/17/15 3:00pm

Why Does Toyota Want To Blow Up The Hoover Dam?

I guess if you're building a car that's, let's face it, boring, one way to advertise that car would be to really crank up the batshit. Like, make ads so full of confusing, improbable horseshit that just maybe you can induce some confused, trance-like state in people so they'll go buy your car. Oh, and maybe suggest… » 1/29/15 3:47pm 1/29/15 3:47pm

Let's Look At Some Ads For "The Worst Car Ever Made"

Let me be up front here: I don't think the Lightburn Zeta is the worst car ever made. But many people do. It's not a good car, by any standard, but it was designed to be a super-cheap, incredibly basic form of transport, and considering the context, its flaws at least make sense. That said, it is sort of delightfully… » 12/30/14 9:30pm 12/30/14 9:30pm

A Very Common Word Was Invented By Dodge 

Dodge is known for producing many things, most notably cars, minivans, and sometimes large, lingering clouds of tire smoke. Oh, and the K-Car. But one thing I didn't realize was that they're also in the word business, coining an extremely common word way back in the 1910s. That word? Come on, you know I'm gonna make… » 12/16/14 9:35pm 12/16/14 9:35pm

Stupid Ad Shows Idiot Cramming Bags In a 911 Engine To Sell Luggage

Hey! Hey you! Idiot up there in the ad for Golla luggage! The one with your suspenders down like you just finished taking a really taxing crap? The one about to load his new expensive luggage into the engine of that Porsche? Yes, you. You're an idiot. A big dumb idiot who's about to get his clothes mulched. » 12/15/14 9:15am 12/15/14 9:15am

Is This Where Elio Got Their 84 MPG Number?

One of the things I've never fully understood about Elio Motor's still-not-quite-real new car is their focus on a gas mileage rating of 84 MPG. Why 84? Why not 85, or 80? What's so magical about 84? They almost certainly picked that number for non-technical reasons, since they don't even have an engine yet. Maybe it… » 12/01/14 9:25pm 12/01/14 9:25pm

Why Aren't Car Makers Using Dead Baby Animals In Their Ads Anymore?

An awful lot has changed in car advertising over the years, but perhaps most overlooked change is that car companies now seem to shy away from featuring carcasses of young dead animals in their ads. That's a shame, right? Wouldn't a couple of dead skunk kits really jazz up the hood of a Chevy Spark? » 10/02/14 8:00pm 10/02/14 8:00pm

VW's Ads Were Once Gloriously Delusional

Before VW's famous, understated and witty DDB ad campain from the '60s, they weren't that different from any car maker when it came to advertising. That means they didn't necessarily feel so restricted by pesky, silly ideas like "the picture of the car looks like the one you're selling." As a result, early ads were...… » 9/30/14 8:00pm 9/30/14 8:00pm

Infiniti Press Release Warns They're About To Do Something Embarassing

Have your preferred vomit-spitoon handy? Is your valet at the ready to empty it, post-haste? Good, then you're ready to read the latest pre-Paris Motor Show press release from Infiniti. You also may want to connect some belts to your eyes to harness all the energy you'll make as you roll them. » 8/20/14 1:15pm 8/20/14 1:15pm

This Ad For The Brickyard 400 Is The Greatest NASCAR Ad Of All Time

One of the great joys in life is getting to see evidence that someone has gone irretrievably, delightfully insane. Or, in this case, mensane, as in insane from over-saturation in insane men musk, which the Brickyard seems to be laden with. The mensanity evidence is all in this ad for Indianapolis Motor Speedway. » 7/22/14 1:09pm 7/22/14 1:09pm

Triumph Once Tried To Sell Their Cars As Furniture Replacements

Remember when you were a little kid, and how happy your racecar bed made you? Sure you do. Why should you have to give that up now that you're an adult in a tuxedo with an untied bow tie and a sexy lady in underwear waiting for you? You shouldn't, says 1970s Triumph. Not if you have a TR7! » 5/28/14 10:00pm 5/28/14 10:00pm

This Is Still The Best Ad For A Driving Game Ever

I'll be honest — I think we covered this way back in 2006, but I don't really care. This ridiculous commercial always feels good to trot out. There's the unrepentant '80s-ness of it, and the amazing realization that a "corporate executive" at one time would have driven a 4-door Rabbit. And, of course, there's the… » 5/06/14 11:00pm 5/06/14 11:00pm