You know that guy down the street with the rusty old Ford Aerostar on his lawn, that’s stacked to the roof with old magazines or tools or whatever? Apparently U-Haul does that on a corporate scale. When their trucks die, the cargo boxes become storage lockers.
After five years and $115 million of development, the Freightliner SuperTruck is Daimler's answer to a lofty challenge set by the Department Of Energy: "improve semi-truck fuel economy by at least 50 percent." This concept blows that benchmark out of the water.
This is not an optical illusion, but it takes advantage of exactly the same principles that make optical illusions work: Our eyes and brain don't scan reality like a camera does. Instead, the brain interprets external inputs, building its own reality. No spoilers, just watch.
The ubiquitous Ford E-Series van is finally bowing out to the 2015 Ford Transit, synchronizing Ford's van lineup around the world. The new Transit is a great hauler, but don't be fooled by the car-style dashboard, it's a van alright. We know, we autocrossed it (Sort of).
This hilarious Volkswagen commercial shows why car chases will become as obsolete as those old movies that depend on telephone landlines to make their plots work.
I have a confession. I'm a hoarder. No, not one of those crazy cat ladies you'd find on A&E, but close. Thanks to digital storage space becoming more affordable, I save nearly every photo or video that has crossed my desk.
There's a wonderful, Mamet-esque line in The Rock I'm fairly certain was added by Aaron Sorkin in one of his uncredited punch-ups, and it's "Your best? Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen." Only Sean Connery in a movie about escaping from Alcatraz could deliver such pure…
Nissan's ad campaign for the Frontier has the pickup engaging in absurd and impossible stunts like snowboarding, dune-riding and catching an airplane wheel in the bed of the truck. The commercials are, in word, terrible. Let's use physics to show you why.
How is it possible that an advertisement from Toyota manages to capture the spirit of man-car love? Simple, it's from Toyota Australia. There's nothing wrong with a Tacoma or a Tundra, but there's just so much right with a HiLux.
Sometimes it seems Superbowl Sunday is about the advertising as much as it is about the football game being played. After a week of previewing the newest Superbowl car commercials we thought it was worth a look back at the great car commercials of the past. What is your favorite TV car commercial of all time?
This outtake from a 1960s commercial for Monroe shock absorbers features a well-groomed man making some... er... well, he's talking about... oh, to hell with innuendo. Anyone ever see a man get this excited over a
East Coast rapper Raekwon shouldn't be strapped for cash after years with the Wu-Tang Clan, but this commercial appearance has us wondering if a need for cash doesn't rule everything around him... DEBT!
Remember, it doesn't matter that your Audi R8 5.2 V10 has an Italian thoroughbred underneath; don't drive it through the city of Maranello, Italy. It's just wrong and the residents won't like you very much.
Alfa has released a three minute short film of their upcoming 240 HP Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA with an unfortunate amount of Eurotrash electronica but what really matters is the startup noise.
While we know firsthand that you can fit more than two people in a Smart ForTwo, there really isn't enough room in the back to sit comfortably... or hide discreetly. Smart acknowledges this, and sees it as a good thing. After absorbing the scare tactics featured in this banned commercial, we sort of agree.