Why Are Dodge Ads Like A Weird, Overly Controlling Stage Parent?

When you buy a car, what's really happening is that you're entering a relationship with your car. And that's how it should be — you and the car, growing with and learning about one another. But what do you do if that car's parents prove to be abusive and controlling? I'm asking for my friend, a nice kid named… » 3/16/15 8:20pm 3/16/15 8:20pm

Check Out The Amazing Evolution Of F1 As Shown Through A Kid's Toys

I can't believe I haven't seen this already; it was first shown before the 2013 Brazil GP, and shows the evolution of F1 through a child's toy cars, on a kid-built playroom-rug track. I'm pretty sure it uses either some powerful magic or CG for the transitions, but the effect is fantastic. » 11/03/14 4:57pm 11/03/14 4:57pm

Is McConaughey Reprising His True Detective Role In This Lincoln Ad?

This almost feels like a deleted scene from True Detective, with Matt McConaughey reprising his role as Rust Cohle to sell Lincolns instead of mind-spelunking the depths of madness while searching for grim Carcosa. I'm not sure it actually sells any cars, but it's engaging to watch. » 9/04/14 9:40am 9/04/14 9:40am

The Makers Of The Yugo Made A Self-Driving Car Attracted To Cellists

What's going on here, exactly? We have a Zaztava 101 — a Fiat derivative from the good folks that gave us the Yugo — driving itself happily on a beach, meandering around until it finds one of those beach cellists. Got it. » 8/30/14 1:00pm 8/30/14 1:00pm

Get Trained On The Best Minis Yet! (For 1978)

A suspect a great percentage of our readership is eagerly awaiting the development of time travel so they can go to the UK and get a job selling or servicing late '70s Minis. In that case, I strongly urge you to watch this video, to get a leg up on the competition. » 6/30/14 8:29pm 6/30/14 8:29pm

There's So Much Fascinating Stuff In This Old Zündapp Janus Ad

The Zündapp Janus is a fascinating car. It's essentially a pair of Isettas joined back-to-back. This general concept had been explored before, but I think only Zündapp was ballsy/crazy enough to actually build one. And this old commercial for the Janus is full of equally crazy stuff. » 6/13/14 10:00pm 6/13/14 10:00pm

Is Autotrader Hiding Something In This Dukes of Hazzard Themed Ad?

Autotrader decided that they needed to target the habitual cop-fleer and haystack-leaper vintage muscle car market and convince them to modernize their rides. To get that idea across, they secured the Duke boys and their famous whip, the General Lee. But it looks like they're avoiding a certain detail on the car. » 6/11/14 7:06pm 6/11/14 7:06pm

One Of Those Kia Hamsters Was Charged With Disability Fraud

Hamsters have been working for years to free themselves of the stereotype of being the con-animals of the small-rodent world. That's why the charges against Leroy Barnes, one of the dancing Kia Soul hamsters, of illegally collecting $51,000 of workman's comp are so disheartening. Oh, hamsters. » 6/05/14 2:20pm 6/05/14 2:20pm

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I wouldn't be lying if I said I've spent many a Friday night combing the internet for strange vehicles. Strange to our eyes. Maybe not actually all that strange, though, when you consider the circumstances in which it was designed and built. » 5/16/14 11:01am 5/16/14 11:01am

Why Do Carmakers Keep Asking Us In Ads To Find Things?

Apparently, this commercial for the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander has been out since June, but I haven't seen it until just a couple days ago. Much like the new Outlander, it's mostly forgettable. Maybe I have seen the ad before, but I probably just mistook it for a black screen. » 9/22/13 3:00pm 9/22/13 3:00pm

The 2013 Super Bowl Car Commercials: Watch All Of Them Here

In just a short while, millions of Americans will gather to watch the Super Bowl, a large and popular sporting event that does not involve racing or motorsports in any way, shape or form. Bummer. » 2/03/13 4:30pm 2/03/13 4:30pm

'Real People' In Car Ads Make Me Hate Myself And Everybody Else

There's all kinds of ways to advertise cars. There's ponderously serious commercials, funny ones, cars-drifting-sideways-in-slow-motion ones, and they all have their place, in one way or another. » 10/10/12 4:00pm 10/10/12 4:00pm

Did VW's British Ad Agency Rip Off This Song?

Volkswagen's television ads have long been known for their very effective use of music. Their 1999 ad for the Cabrio, "Milky Way", famously used Nick Drake's moody song Pink Moon, and gave the late singer/songwriter one of the largest bumps in popularity his career had seen. It's clear that VW's ad agency DDB, places… » 5/28/12 12:00pm 5/28/12 12:00pm

Ten Most Sexually Suggestive Car Commercials

In today's advertising world the question isn't whether your car commercial has a famous spokesperson, indie music or flashy graphics. The question is, when you turn on one of these ten sexually suggestive car commercials, does it return the favor? » 12/15/09 2:30pm 12/15/09 2:30pm

Ten Worst Car Commercials Of All Time

Curious why automakers are struggling? Look no further than these ten terrible car commercials. Celine Dion, suicidal robots, and contagious catchphrases combine to make us want to never buy another new car again. » 5/14/09 3:30pm 5/14/09 3:30pm

The Top 11 Super Bowl Car Commercials Of All Time

We love cars and we love the Super Bowl. It stands to reason we especially love Super Bowl car commercials. Below is our list of the 11 best Super Bowl car commercials of all time. » 1/29/09 1:30pm 1/29/09 1:30pm

Chrysler Australia "Yes We Can" Sale Uses Obama Imitator To Sell…

Chrysler Australia's getting in trouble with their newest ad using an Obama-imitating voice-over to try and sell a Dodge Nitro. The ad campaign's name? The "Yes We Can" sale. Seriously. » 1/28/09 8:30am 1/28/09 8:30am

Top Ten Best Car Ads Of The 1990s

As we predicted, the voting in last week's Top Ten Best Car Ads Of The 1980s poll was a bit more competitive than that in the Ricardo Montalban-dominated Top Ten Best Car Ads Of The 1970s. The Black Gold 280ZX made a strong showing, but the Cocaine Factory Duster takes the prize, with 32% of the votes. Now we're… » 7/07/08 1:00pm 7/07/08 1:00pm