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 |  Apr 24 2014, 4:59 PM

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Some way, some how, Ken Block and his Gymkhana videos continue to push the edge of automotive entertainment.

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 |  Jan 28 2014, 9:15 AM

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Volkswagen just released its Super Bowl commercial, saying it has the most cars on the road in  the U.S. with over 100,000 miles logged of any automaker. 

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 |  Jul 09 2012, 4:32 PM

The latest in Buick’s series of celebrity-sponsored comedic commercials will air next Wednesday starring NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, but we’ve got a sneak peek for you today.

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 |  May 31 2012, 3:02 PM


GM’s about-face advertising policy raised a few eyebrows this month, but based on the latest from GM global chief marketing officer Joel Ewanick, the company might not be quite as far over the cuckoo’s nest as you might think.

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 |  May 30 2012, 3:00 PM

General Motors’ advertising strategy made headlines several times already this year, but the latest revelation just might be the strangest yet.

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 |  Mar 18 2012, 11:02 AM

The biggest free agent in NFL history has been making his rounds visiting with potential teams. Peyton Manning, former quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, has the Tennessee Titans as one of his possible landing spots and it appears that Nissan North America is helping make that happen. 

While the Titans aren’t exactly the best team in a position to make a run for the Super Bowl, the elder Manning set plenty of records in college while playing as a Tennessee Volunteer. There is plenty of sentimental reasons for Peyton to want to return to Tennessee, and now Nissan, which has its US headquarters in Nashville, is offering to “make Manning a Titan.”

But of course Nissan means they’ll build him a 2012 Nissan Titan Pro-4X pickup truck. The automaker wrote an open letter to Peyton Manning on its website and its Facebook page, but also extended the courtesy regardless of what team Manning picks.

“The Nissan Titan V-8 engine is built in Tennessee,” said Brian Carolin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America. “And even more poetically for Mr. Manning, the Titan itself is assembled in a place called Canton.” Canton, Ohio of course is the place where the NFL Hall of Fame is and undoubtedly Peyton Manning will be enshrined there once he retires.

Manning is reported to make a decision sometime early next week. The Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers, and the Denver Broncos are at the top of the list for possibilities.

 |  Dec 01 2011, 8:00 AM

The economy aside, it’s been a very good year for Shahid Khan, owner of Flex-N-Gate Corp.

“Becoming the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars would be a dream come true for me and my family,” Kahn told Reuters.

Kahn agreed to buy the NFL team yesterday after unsuccessfully trying to buy the St. Louis Rams last year. Last year Flex-N-Gate sold $3 billion in parts to automakers including bumpers, facias and other stamped parts. The company employs 12,000 people at 57 facilities. The team’s former owner, Wayne Waver, seems optimistic about the sale despite its pending approval by both the NFL and its team owners.

“Shahid Khan is a great American success story and he will be an outstanding owner for this franchise and for this community,” Weaver said at a news conference. Weaver has owned the Jaguars since 1993.

“Owning a team in the National Football League has long been my personal and professional goal,” said Khan, who arrived in the United States in 1967 at the age of 16.

That ownership will come at what is actually a low price. Though the official numbers haven’t been announced, Forbes estimates the value to be lower than any other team at $ 725 million.

[Source: Automotive News]