Violent Broccoli spoofs VW “The Force” Darth Vader Commercial

Violent Broccoli VW Darth Vader Spoof

When 6 year old Max Page debuted as Darth Vader, in Volkswagen’s “The ForceSuper Bowl Commercial, when knew it was only a matter of time before spoofs appeared on YouTube a la Space Balls. The Violent Broccoli’s  spoof chronicles young Vader’s turn to the dark side, and ends with a predictable yet “unintended” consequence. Continue reading

2011 Camaro SS Convertible vs. 2011 Mustang GT Convertible

2011 Ford Mustang GT races 2011 Chevy Camaro SS

With the new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible set to hit showrooms later this month Motor Trend put it through the paces to see stacks up against competition. The new Camaro SS lines up against the 2011 Mustang GT to see which pony car can shed its top the quickest in this 1/4 mile drag race. Continue reading

Dodge Snowpocolypse Commercial Spoofs Winter Snow and End of World Epics

Dodge Snowpocalypse Commercial Blizzard

In one of the better non Super Bowl commercials we have seen in quite some time, Dodge spoofs our reaction to one of mother nature’s annual occurrences: winter. Sure parts of the country have experienced records snowfalls, bone-chilling temperatures, and even a blizzard or two (or more). But really, it is the dead of winter and if you live in a cold climate state…aren’t you prepared for it by now? Continue reading

Volkswagen’s “The Force” Named Most Effective Super Bowl Ad… Camaro’s “Miss Evelyn” Most Watched

Miss Evelyn Camaro Super Bowl Commercial

According to Nielsen, Chevrolet’s sultry school teacher “Miss Evelyn” and the Camaro made history during Super Bowl XLV was the most-watched television advertisement of all time. Volkswagen’s lovable Darth Vader in “The Force” was the most effective automotive spot to air during the Super Bowl. Continue reading

2011 Super Bowl Commercials: Pint Size Lord Vader trys “The Force” on VW Passat

VW The Force Superbowl Commercial Darth Vader meets the Passat

Volkswagen partnered with Lucas Films for a 60 second spot that shows a pint size Darth Vader trying to unleash the Dark Side of the Force on several items before it finally succeeds on the 2011 VW Passat. Continue reading

2011 Super Bowl Commercials: Miss Evelyn debuts in the Chevrolet Camaro

Miss Evelyn Camaro Blonda -2011 Super Bowl CommercialClose your eyes, and picture your image of the ideal woman. That attractive, yet intelligent, down to earth with a super model body type of woman. Is she Blonde, Brunet, Asian or a Red Head? – It really doesn’t matter. She is the hot single school teacher we all lusted after in junior high… With a James Bondish sense of adventure.  Of course she loves muscle cars and digs guys who do, right? In this 60 second spot Chevy managed to put everyone of our stereotypical dream girls behind the wheel of a new Camaro. Continue reading

Dodge Viper Cup Series Gears Up for Season II

Dodge Viper Cup ACR-X 2011

Ten races are on tap for the 2011 season of Dodge Viper Cup series, kicking off May 13-15 in Sebring, Fla.
There will be a few changes for the 2011 season – all good. For starters, Dodge Motorsports has reduced entry fees from $1400 to $800 per race. Making it even more practical to rent, borrow or steal a Viper for the weekend just to go racing. Continue reading

UK Royal Marines change an Escort Engine in 30 seconds

Escort 42 Second Engine SwapYou thought only Canadian Armed Forces spent time practicing their quick change skills on quirky automotive projects like the Jiffy Jeep?  Check out this video of early 1980’s awesomeness (complete with mustaches)  of the UK Royal Marines swapping engines in an Ford Escort in thirty seconds flat. Continue reading

Gymkhana-cation: Ken Block SEMA & Gymkhana 3

Ken Block Gymkhana Fiesta

Gymkhana-cation: Ken Block offers a Gymkhana education to lucky tickets holders at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Gymkhana-cation and eduction in Gymkhana.

 

I’ll be honest; the fad know as drifting bores me. That is not to say that drifting is not an art form. I appreciate a good four wheel drift, but “Drifting” as it has come to be known, well, sucks. When first described Gymkhana (pronounced “jim-ˈkä-nə, -ˈka-“) he said it was judged and timed drifting event. The parallel I drew was that Gymkhana was the Special Olympics of Automotive Gymnastics for drifters who wanted to rally, but couldn’t. Continue reading

History Channel: Top Gear USA Trailer

Top Gear USA History Channel Cast

The BBC’s program, Top Gear is undoubtedly the best automotive on the tube TV, period. Nothing comes closes in terms of productions quality or content. BUT…we Americans have been clamoring for our own version. After five years of careful planning an aborted attempt by NBC we will have just that; a US version of Top Gear courtesy of the History Channel.  The question is, “Will it be any good?” -See the trailer after the break and decide for your self. Continue reading