Volkswagen Distracted Driving Commercial has Nothing to do With Cars – Video

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Normally a car commercial shows dramatic driving, talkgin about the new features or somehow otherwise tries to turn your attention to the latest model. One of Volkswagen‘s latest commercials throws that out the window in favor of shock value. Partnering with a YouTube how-to makeup artist, the the spot shows viewers how to bedazzle their… Continue Reading...

Stunt Driving Fail: Always Wear Your Seat Belt Edition [Video]

Stunt Driving Fail: Always Wear Your Seat Belt Edition [Video]
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Disclaimers exist for a reason: some things really are best left to professionals – for instance, stunt car driving. In this video, a couple of thrill seekers decide it’ll be cool to pull a few extreme moves for the camera. After kicking up some smoking donuts, the driver decides to take on a sharp turn… Continue Reading...

OK Go and Chevy Sonic Make Beautiful Music Together

OK Go and Chevy Sonic Make Beautiful Music Together
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The band OK Go is known for its funky music videos. This time around, OK Go has teamed up with Chevrolet for its newest viral video. But instead of using choreographed moves on a treadmill, the band is using a Chevy Sonic to play instruments. In order for the Chevy Sonic to play instruments on… Continue Reading...

Nissan Gaining Social Media Steam

Nissan Gaining Social Media Steam
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Automakers have seen the benefits that social media can have on its brands, and as a result, are spending more time (and money) cultivating a presence on these online channels. And this effort is paying off – especially for Nissan. Nissan North America has been interacting with fans of its brands through social media and… Continue Reading...

Inside the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center

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Any self respecting car company these days has to have a presence on social media sites, and Mercedes-Benz is no exception. This German brand has their own channel of YouTube called MercedesBenzReporter, and they use this channel to inform the public about their latest models. However in a recent episode, they covered not a car,… Continue Reading...

Aptera Employees Destroy Prototype Electric Vehicles On Camera

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  Maybe the staff at Aptera watched the printer-smashing scene in Office Space too many times and felt like taking some frustration out on inanimate objects. Whatever their reason the video footage of their antics is creating a stir. Last Sunday we reported that Aptera, the environmentally focused startup responsible for building funky-looking 3-wheeled EVs… Continue Reading...

Recaro Launches New Facebook And YouTube Campaign

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In the world of race seats, perhaps no name is bigger or stronger than Recaro. This German company has been manufacturing seats since 1906 and its products are now sold around the world. It is so popular, that if you come across a race car, chances are its seats are by Recaro. Not to rest… Continue Reading...

Car Review Videos, Monthly Wrap Up: 2012 MINI Coupe, Civic Si vs. MazdaSpeed3

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September is now over and with it we saw the launch of the all-new MINI Coupe, while the AutoGuide team spent some time at the track putting together a shootout between the all-new 2012 Honda Civic Si and the MazdaSpeed3. The result might not surprise you, but a good look at the numbers shows that… Continue Reading...

Audi Launches Its Own Version Of Shark Week

Audi Launches Its Own Version Of Shark Week
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In the most recent example of an aquatic-predator-themed-cable-television-theme-programming tie in, Audi is jumping on the same themed-television-bandwagon as Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. The rather cumbersomely-named “R8 GT Week” will feature daily videos that show off the R8 GT’s performance as it laps Infineon Raceway, with Audi racer Emanuele Pirro behind the wheel. Pirro won five… Continue Reading...

Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Drifts Around C63 AMG Sedans [Video]

Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Drifts Around C63 AMG Sedans [Video]
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The video (below the jump) is the stunt that was most voted on by fans of the Mercedes-Benz Facebook page. So if it’s not extreme enough, you have a lot of people to blame. How about a C111 rotary gullwing jumping the St. Lawrence? Why not a bunch of E-Class convertibles and GLKs in a symphonic… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz “AMG Driving Academy” Series Launches On Youtube [Video]

Mercedes-Benz “AMG Driving Academy” Series Launches On Youtube [Video]
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Mercedes-Benz wants you to buy an AMG, but they also want you to not suck at driving it. Hence, the AMG Driving Academy makes its leap from Lime Rock Park onto Youtube, to prepare us for that day of handbuilt-engine-ownership. Hosted by Tommy Kendall, four-time Trans Am champion and AMG instructor, it’s a primer in… Continue Reading...

Subaru Wins Top Automotive Webby Award For ‘Mediocrity’ Campaign

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Subaru of America has won the top automotive Webby Award and the Gold IAAA Award for their ‘mediocrity’ advertising campaign, which lampooned traditional mid-size sedans. Subaru played off the abudnance of bland sedans in the market place. Subaru’s campaign portrays a dull and unexceptional fictional vehicle: the 2011 Mediocrity, displayed in dull beige. hue …. Continue Reading...

Subaru Legacy Pulls Stuck Chevrolet Silverado Out Of The Mud [Video]

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Subaru Legacy Pulls Stuck Chevrolet Silverado Out Of The Mud [Video]
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We’ve all needed a tow one time or another, and for those who like off-roading, it seems to be inevitable. One unlucky Chevrolet Silverado owner found himself stuck in some not-too-deep mud, and the vehicle that was up for the job was none other than a Subaru Legacy GT, a family sedan with a pretty… Continue Reading...

ABT Sportsline Makes ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ YouTube Series

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We’ve seen some really clever stuff coming out of online video production these days, but Audi-tuner ABT Sportsline may have just taken the prize for innovative design and viral marketing. For those that remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, the concept is similar – just in an interactive and virtual environment. Essentially ABT Sportsline… Continue Reading...

Kia’s “Who’s Next” YouTube Contest Could Land You $10,000

Kia’s “Who’s Next” YouTube Contest Could Land You $10,000
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Have you got talent or do you think you’ve got talent? Kia Motors America is looking for you to be the next big Internet star with their $10,000 Who’s Next? contest on YouTube. An online video contest based around the Kia Soul, “Who’s Next” invites contestants to post their videos themed around the Soul on… Continue Reading...

Wajeha Al-Huwaider Drives for Equality in Saudi Arabia [with Video]

Wajeha Al-Huwaider Drives for Equality in Saudi Arabia [with Video]
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Women don’t have the right to drive in Saudi Arabia, and one woman took a courageous stand on YouTube to protest the law. Wajeha Al-Huwaider, a women’s rights activist in Saudi Arabia, decided to mark International Women’s Day in 2008 by shooting a video of herself driving and then posting it on YouTube. By posting… Continue Reading...

Report: Chevy To Offer Wi-Fi on Seven Models

Report: Chevy To Offer Wi-Fi on Seven Models
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Last year Cadillac took a leap into modern times by offering its new CTS model with Wi-Fi. Now, Chevy has announced that it will offer a dealer-installed Wi-Fi service for seven models including the: Equinox, Traverse, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Avalanche and Express. The on-board system will transform a vehicle (as well as the area within… Continue Reading...

Video: Racing in Super Slow Motion II Compilation Released

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Going by the name of Mattzel (or FONESupports), his videos have become a YouTube phenomenon. That being said, we couldn’t resist the urge to post up his latest motorsports-related work – a compilation of slowed down clips from some of the world’s premiere racing series including: Formula One, NASCAR, ALMS, WRC and there’s even some… Continue Reading...

Video: Robby Gordon’s Baja 1,000 Race and Off-Road Championship Documented in 10 Webisodes

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NASCAR and off-road racer Robby Gordon’s push for the SCORE championship in the annual Baja 1000 race is the focus of a new series of webisodes launched by one of the legendary racer’s sponsors MagnaFlow. Over the course of 10 weeks, MagnaFlow will release a new part in the 10-part “14 Hours To A Championship”… Continue Reading...

Video: Actual Bugatti Veyron Saltwater Lagoon Crash Caught on Tape

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Video Of Bugatti Veyron Actually Crashing Into Texas Lake from rayvelline on Vimeo. Fox News – Lauren Fix: Bugatti Veyron Crash or Splash ? from Lauren Fix on Vimeo. Video Of Bugatti Veyron Actually Crashing Into Texas Lake from rayvelline on Vimeo. Last week be brought you a story of a Bugatti Veyron that crashed… Continue Reading...
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