Chrysler's Detroit Auto Show Floor Presenter: Hotter Than Chrysler's…

Although we're excited to see the new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 at the Detroit Auto Show next month, there's not much more to show from the show from "The New Chrysler." I mean, it's hard to get all excited about Vines-free press reveals of three enviro-friendly concepts. Well, you can color us excited again. Meet Rosemary… » 12/14/07 10:00am 12/14/07 10:00am

NYT Name Checks Jalopnik Over Vines Resignation, We Name Check Back

New York Times name checks Jalopnik on our mourning of the loss of Jason Vines at Chrysler. Parting is such sweet sorrow. But wait, why are we receiving all these inquiries from GM PR over where he's going next? Is someone else interested in the former Chrysler PR main-man? We guess we'll have to wait and see. [NYT… » 12/11/07 9:15am 12/11/07 9:15am

Chrysler Reveals Detroit Auto Show Concept Sketches Via Semi-Hilarious…


We give Chrysler PR main man Jason Vines a lot of credit — probably way too much — but it's because once in a while he's able to deliver from his ADD-adled mind some truly amazing attempts to break through the clutter and cacophony of noise that is automotive public relations. Whether it's fueling the fire of the "… » 11/20/07 2:15pm 11/20/07 2:15pm

Chrysler PR Main Man Jason Vines Corrects Self, New CEO Bob Nardelli's…


Earlier this morning we caught Chrysler PR VP Jason Vines on WDIV, Detroit's NBC affiliate — again. This time, in addition to pushing this afternoon's employee celebration and the re-unveiling of the pentastar logo, he corrected his late night gaff on new Chrysler CEO, Bob Nardelli's, resume. This time, Vines is his… » 8/06/07 9:45am 8/06/07 9:45am

Chrysler PR Main Man Jason Vines Confuses Two Generals


So we're thinking when Jason Vines said "General Motors," he really meant to say "General Electric" as he was telling local Detroit affiliate WDIV all about the bona fides of his new boss-man — former Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli — as he golden parachutes into Chrysler. There's one of three reasons we can think of for… » 8/06/07 12:15am 8/06/07 12:15am

Chrysler PR Issues Release Going After Dodge Doggie Electrocution…

We just received the following missive on the Dodge doggie electrocution Euro viral spot we showed you earlier. The release, which we're told can be attributed to Jason Vines, Vice President Communications, for the Chrysler Group will now commence: » 7/19/07 6:15pm 7/19/07 6:15pm

Phew! Glad we're not hosting our video on YouTube.com and still…

Over The Back Fence: Which Automaker PR Chief Is Out The Door

Well, yesterday we gave you the poll, and today we'll give you the rumor. Turns out the winner and the rumor are one and the same. So if you're interested in seeing who we've heard is leaving the automotive universe and where it's rumored they're going — go ahead and feel free to hit the jump. Come on, you know you… » 3/14/07 5:42pm 3/14/07 5:42pm

Jalopnik Poll: Which Automaker PR Chief Is Out The Door?


It's been a rocky thirteen months for the talking heads manning the turrets of the automotive towers of power in Detroit. There's been precious little good news to go around, and when it has come it's always been just before, just after or just during a fiery hailstorm of fecal matter flung from both outside the… » 3/13/07 12:37pm 3/13/07 12:37pm

Chrysler Group's Got Embargo-Busting Balls. Jalopnik Likes Balls.

Ok, well — it looks like at least one automaker's got the balls to pick up our my gauntlet I slapped down on Monday. Just a few minutes ago, Jason Vines, veep of communications at the 'merican side of the German-American hybrid, issued the following decree over the Firehouse media blog: » 2/01/07 4:23pm 2/01/07 4:23pm

We've got to give the…

Jason Vines To Officially Take Over Marketing Efforts For The Chrysler…

The craziest man at the 'merican side of the German-American hybrid is rumored to be officially taking up the marketing efforts at the Chrysler Group. We've heard PR man Jason Vines has been unofficially running the show on the ad side of the business of selling the company and the company's vehicles since "Joltin'"… » 1/12/07 7:08pm 1/12/07 7:08pm

Breaking! DaimlerChrysler Chooses Chinese Chery To Build Dodge Hornet?

Last week we'd heard rumblings of some kind of an announcement involving the Dodge Hornet sub-compact (picture gallery for a reminder below) to come at the Detroit Auto Show, although we never confirmed it. However, Chrysler Group veep o' talking Jason Vines is confirming today DaimlerChrysler's chosen Chinese… » 12/29/06 11:58am 12/29/06 11:58am

Does N-A-C-T-O-Y Spell F-L-O-R-I-D-A? Detroit Auto Show Award Ballot…

We're not sure how something like this could have happened, but apparently a candidate for North American Truck Of the Year, the new-for-2007 Jeep Wrangler, was somehow left off of the balloting during the first round of voting — a process that's already selected three finalists, the Chevy Silverado, the Ford Edge and… » 12/15/06 4:31pm 12/15/06 4:31pm

Jalopnik Team Party Crash: The Chrysler Group Revels In The Excess…

Before Captain Jack Sparrow Jason Vines up there jumped up on stage, we caught him enjoying what appears to be the Detroit automaker holiday party treat of choice — the Bob Lutz tenderloin "hamburger" — or as we've come to call it, the "loin-burger." When not downing steaming hot loin-meat last night at the… » 12/15/06 12:36pm 12/15/06 12:36pm

Jason Is Magic? Chrysler Execs Ham It Up For Auto Journalists, We Drink

Although we're all about the parties, there does come a point where it becomes a little much — and although we've not yet hit that point, as our waistline's become more and more tight with each passing party, we're coming awfully close. So when we woke up this morning with little to no memory of what went on last… » 12/15/06 11:32am 12/15/06 11:32am

No (Word Redacted Due To DMCA Violation)! Chrysler PR Man Responds To…

The PR chief for the 'merican side of the German-American hybrid, Jason "Main Man" Vines, was kind enough to inform us that he's called off the dogs of war (or legal action, depending on how you look at it) on the 'ol Jalopnik after we posted some "gag" versions of some web ads the Chrysler Group's running. Here's the… » 11/30/06 3:40pm 11/30/06 3:40pm

Jalopnik Poll: Chrysler PR Man Jason Vines Goes Back To The Shack!

We know Chrysler Group PR main man Jason Vines was dressed in two crazy costumes yesterday for charity — but we couldn't resist the chance to actually use the best camera flashes we could find of him in his two Caddyshack-esque get-ups. One get-up was vintage money-made-the-old-fashioned-way Ty Webb and the other… » 8/24/06 3:30pm 8/24/06 3:30pm

Chrysler Group CEO LaSorda Carries The Water Weight Of Unsold Trucks…


We journeyed down the road to Auburn Hills today to visit the American end of the German-American hybrid of DaimlerChrysler, and witnessed what may be the most bizarre event of the week — a Chrysler Group function to kick off the employee corporate campaign for United Way of Southeast Michigan. The highlight… » 8/23/06 4:32pm 8/23/06 4:32pm

One, Two, Three, Four — Chevy Don't Want A Muscle Car War?

It's only day one of the muscle car wars, and already we're hearing about one of the pony-makers backing off. This is totally not what we wanted to hear as we get ready for the titans of Detroit to do battle like the Jets n' Sharks of old. To bring you up to speed, this morning the Chevy Camaro Dream Cruise trailer… » 8/15/06 9:00pm 8/15/06 9:00pm