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

Dodge "Grabs Life" By Going Bold And Killing Horns In New Ad Campaign

The horn-y brand has got a new owner and now they've got a newly shortened tagline. Dodge is going from "Grab life by the horns" to just simply "Grab life" and now they've got a new ad campaign to sell it. They've done it on the cheap though, snagging images from old commercials, tossed together with images of… » 7/09/07 9:45am 7/09/07 9:45am

Chicago Auto Show: Dodge Rolls Heavy Duty in 2008

Dodge has good news from the big show in Chicago for those wanting to become repo men, or just need fill the convertibles of their enemies with paving stones. The new and tougher than ever before Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 sport an improved 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel that kicks out 610 ft lbs of torque at a mere 1600… » 2/07/07 3:30pm 2/07/07 3:30pm

Super Bowl Ad Watch: Men Want To Bump N' Grind With The Chevy HHR???

Eew. Gross. And really, on this college kid produced Super Bowl ad for the General's Chevy brand — that's all we're gonna say about that. I think we may have just vomited in our mouths a little. Although we've got to look on the bright side — at least Johnny O'Connell wasn't in this one as well. I can take the man… » 2/03/07 6:38pm 2/03/07 6:38pm

Exclusive Ad Watch: The Cadillac XLR-V Is A Punk Rocker, Bored With…

I could say something cliche about how "street prophets" here on the "mean streets" of Detroit "dropped" this "world premiere" of Cadillac's newest ads, featuring some old "Caddilac style" "mighty-morphing" into the new XLR-V hotness, into our grubby little hands, whispering into my ear that it's set to debut over… » 10/27/06 5:00pm 10/27/06 5:00pm

Jalopnik Late Night: Eagle One Takes On The Cheerleader Car Wash, With…

We saw this over the weekend flipping between channels, laughed a bit, then forgot about it. But it is a pretty funny commercial and one of the few that begs the question: "Isn't it really icky that schools/churches/charities use underage girls in bikinis to raise money via a soapy car wash?" Notice how overage… » 4/28/06 12:59am 4/28/06 12:59am

Chevy's Make Your Own Tahoe Ad Backfires, or Does It?

One of the most active stories of the day has been that of visitors to GM's "Make Your Own Tahoe Commercial" site creating irreverant works, like those some Jalopnik readers did back when we first posted the link. Would-be parodists have fired at the Tahoe from several directions: environmentalists tweak its size and… » 4/03/06 9:15pm 4/03/06 9:15pm