A Very Special Mad Men Teaches The Importance Of Stick Shift Driving

The season finale of Mad Men was as arresting and dramatic as we'd all hope: there was a scene with a '69 Camaro Z28 and the importance of driving stick, and a bunch of other stuff that was kind of a blur. Minor spoiler alert. » 6/24/13 12:24pm 6/24/13 12:24pm

The Joke Behind Mad Men's New Secret Chevy Account

Mad Men, aside from being a fascinating look at how booze-soaked office jobs used to be, also frequently provides some compelling views into automotive history, as seen through the lens of advertising. This week's episode referenced a new Chevy project called the XP-887 project. We know it as the Vega. » 5/06/13 10:02am 5/06/13 10:02am

I Went Drinking With Playboy Bunnies On A Carmaker's Dime

The daytime during Pebble Beach car week is all about seeing the cars. But the nights are all about exclusive parties and events for well-to-do customers, celebrities, journalists, and other members of the glitterati. » 8/22/12 12:30pm 8/22/12 12:30pm

The VW Beetle Started With Nazis, Boomed Under Mad Men And Died In…

Sunday marks nine years since Volkswagen rolled out the Ultima Edicion of its famed Beetle. As of today, no car has had the impact on personal mobility that the Beetle did during its 65 years of production. » 7/27/12 10:30am 7/27/12 10:30am

How It Feels To Watch Mad Men Total Your Car Company

The PR and Marketing teams at Jaguar have had the equally exciting (the cars are amazingly sexy) and horrifying (they found gum where?) experience of watching their car company portrayed on AMC's Mad Men. » 6/04/12 1:30pm 6/04/12 1:30pm

Don Draper Drunk Drives An XKE: The Jaguars Of Mad Men

Last night's Mad Men was filled with Jaguars. Lots and lots of Jaguars. Let's drool over the cars that will keep the show's impermeable cool intact, even as its characters get on to the uglier years of the ‘60s. » 5/21/12 5:30pm 5/21/12 5:30pm

Celebrity Car Wrecks 2010: A Look Back

Sometimes life isn't fair. Celebrities can afford to buy beautiful new Maseratis and Range Rovers. And what do they do? This year, they seem to be having a lot of problems with mountains. » 10/31/10 4:12pm 10/31/10 4:12pm

Nissan Taunts Toyota Over Sudden Acceleration In New Ad

Nissan's new ad campaign has the standard cute couples and Hollywood voice (Robert Downey Jr., slumming). It also takes a hard swipe at Toyota's sudden acceleration problems with the world's first commercial touting brake override. » 8/25/10 4:30pm 8/25/10 4:30pm

It's Not A BMW, It's A Time Machine

BMW sponsored the season premier of Mad Men and is following it up with this Sterling Cooper-themed, Anton Watts-shot ad for Vanity Fair. But would Don Draper drive a 3-series? » 8/20/09 9:00am 8/20/09 9:00am

What's Your "I've Made It" Car?

When Don Draper, of the TV series Mad Men, "makes it" he buys himself a 1962 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. What car will you buy when "you've arrived" and want to show it? » 1/19/09 11:00am 1/19/09 11:00am