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.
A report sponsored by the US Department of Transportation says semi-truck and busesshould get a lot sleeker and shift their primary propulsion fuel to natural gas by 2018.
With its latest commercial, 'The Epic Split', Volvo Trucks proves that an unconventional take on B2B marketing works. The commercial has spread all over the world and is already after just four weeks the most watched automotive commercial on YouTube ever.
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
penis suspension damper?
(Hat Tip To Rosie!) [AdFreak]
Yet another jab by Audi's marketing folk. This time showing that the Audi R8 5.2 V10 super car brings shame and horror to the residents of Ferrari's home town. It's okay little ginger R8, come see us. We promise we'll welcome you with open arms. [via WCF]
And what a noise! It's a revvy little trumpet that will instantly turn every owner into a juvenile delinquent. Grandmothers will shake their heads in disapproval. All Alfa has to do now is build the damn thing.
Don’t worry, the Buick Grand National is still present, along with Vin Diesel and plenty of explosions. We’re guessing they added the babe-on-babe to tie up the prepubescent audience even better.