The Truth About Cars » television http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 20:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Matt LeBlanc to Host Top Gear http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/matt-leblanc-to-host-top-gear/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/matt-leblanc-to-host-top-gear/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:50:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1279418 Former “Friends” star and current “Episodes” main character Matt LeBlanc will be heading to the BBC to co-host Top Gear with Chris Evans, Top Gear announced Thursday. The news comes just before Evans, who’s experienced numerous setbacks with taping the new series, is set to headline BBC Worldwide’s annual showcase where he’ll be expected to sell the […]

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Former “Friends” star and current “Episodes” main character Matt LeBlanc will be heading to the BBC to co-host Top Gear with Chris Evans, Top Gear announced Thursday. The news comes just before Evans, who’s experienced numerous setbacks with taping the new series, is set to headline BBC Worldwide’s annual showcase where he’ll be expected to sell the […]

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Mad Men Season 6: For Immediate Release http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/mad-men-season-6-for-immediate-release/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/mad-men-season-6-for-immediate-release/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 21:07:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487476 I was a late comer to Mad Men, AMC’s highly successful and critically acclaimed drama that airs on Sunday nights. It was only as the fifth season was underway and I started to see reports on the interwebs that Jaguar was playing heavily into their story line that my curiosity was piqued. When my wife suggested […]

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I was a late comer to Mad Men, AMC’s highly successful and critically acclaimed drama that airs on Sunday nights. It was only as the fifth season was underway and I started to see reports on the interwebs that Jaguar was playing heavily into their story line that my curiosity was piqued. When my wife suggested […]

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1979: You Asked For It, You Got… a Toyota Corona Liftback Sedan? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/1979-you-asked-for-it-you-got-a-toyota-corona-liftback-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/1979-you-asked-for-it-you-got-a-toyota-corona-liftback-sedan/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:15:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438093 The Junkyard Find ’79 Corona we saw earlier was a pretty nice car, but it was a regular sedan with an old-fashioned trunk. Just as Chevrolet buyers could buy a Nova with a hatchback in 1979, Toyota shoppers had the option of getting a Corona Liftback. Let’s tune into the old days of analog television […]

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The Junkyard Find ’79 Corona we saw earlier was a pretty nice car, but it was a regular sedan with an old-fashioned trunk. Just as Chevrolet buyers could buy a Nova with a hatchback in 1979, Toyota shoppers had the option of getting a Corona Liftback. Let’s tune into the old days of analog television […]

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Adventures In Badge Engineering: Mercury and Oldsmobile SUVs! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/adventures-in-badge-engineering-mercury-and-oldsmobile-suvs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/adventures-in-badge-engineering-mercury-and-oldsmobile-suvs/#comments Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388061 As Detroit was skipping a decade or two of car R&D by concentrating on packing increasing numbers of 128-ouncer-ready cup holders and faux-wood trim into big trucks, it became necessary to make it clear to the targeted buyer demographics that these trucks really weren’t, you know, trucks. In fact, they were more about protection from […]

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As Detroit was skipping a decade or two of car R&D by concentrating on packing increasing numbers of 128-ouncer-ready cup holders and faux-wood trim into big trucks, it became necessary to make it clear to the targeted buyer demographics that these trucks really weren’t, you know, trucks. In fact, they were more about protection from […]

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El Diablo Went Down To Georgia: The 1981 VAM Rally AMX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/el-diablo-went-down-to-georgia-the-1981-vam-rally-amx/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/el-diablo-went-down-to-georgia-the-1981-vam-rally-amx/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 18:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=385927 Sales of the Gremlin-based AMC Spirit in the United States were pretty dismal, but perhaps that was just the result of the suits in Kenosha choosing the wrong ad agency. Let’s head south of the border to see how VAM, which built certain AMC models under license for the Mexican market, pitched the ’81 Rally […]

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Sales of the Gremlin-based AMC Spirit in the United States were pretty dismal, but perhaps that was just the result of the suits in Kenosha choosing the wrong ad agency. Let’s head south of the border to see how VAM, which built certain AMC models under license for the Mexican market, pitched the ’81 Rally […]

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Adventures In Marketing: Ancient Buster Keaton Forces Lion Into Flat-Nose Econoline http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/adventures-in-marketing-ancient-buster-keaton-forces-lion-into-flat-nose-econoline/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/adventures-in-marketing-ancient-buster-keaton-forces-lion-into-flat-nose-econoline/#comments Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=384166 Buster Keaton reached the height of his fame in about 1927, but Ford’s 1966 marketers must have figured that nostalgia for the allegedly wholesome silent-film era would be big, what with all the not-so-wholesome madness heating up in the United States at that time. How about we put Buster Keaton in the Econoline? Keaton died […]

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Buster Keaton reached the height of his fame in about 1927, but Ford’s 1966 marketers must have figured that nostalgia for the allegedly wholesome silent-film era would be big, what with all the not-so-wholesome madness heating up in the United States at that time. How about we put Buster Keaton in the Econoline? Keaton died […]

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Roger Moore Gets 10,000 Pounds of Turbo Boost In His ’82 Corona GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/roger-moore-gets-10000-pounds-of-turbo-boost-in-his-82-corona-gt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/roger-moore-gets-10000-pounds-of-turbo-boost-in-his-82-corona-gt/#comments Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383971 American car ads of the early 1980s came up short in several departments: Burning rubber, jet-engine-grade turbocharger sound, and blatantly sped-up film that made the cars appear to be going 300 MPH. Oh, and they also lacked James Bond! Since my very first set of wheels was a 50-buck ’69 Corona sedan, I have a […]

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American car ads of the early 1980s came up short in several departments: Burning rubber, jet-engine-grade turbocharger sound, and blatantly sped-up film that made the cars appear to be going 300 MPH. Oh, and they also lacked James Bond! Since my very first set of wheels was a 50-buck ’69 Corona sedan, I have a […]

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Adventures In Global TV Marketing: The Citroën AX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/adventures-in-global-tv-marketing-the-citroen-ax/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/adventures-in-global-tv-marketing-the-citroen-ax/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:30:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383508 Sure, Internet video is mostly about dental-fetish porn (particularly the very stimulating “spit sink” subgenre), but when the novocaine wears off and the last vinyl-clad hygienist has put aside her last stainless-steel scraper, you’re ready to explore the other great thing about Internet video… old television ads for the Citroën AX. The AX had quite […]

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Sure, Internet video is mostly about dental-fetish porn (particularly the very stimulating “spit sink” subgenre), but when the novocaine wears off and the last vinyl-clad hygienist has put aside her last stainless-steel scraper, you’re ready to explore the other great thing about Internet video… old television ads for the Citroën AX. The AX had quite […]

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Why “Top Gear USA” Is Unlikely To Succeed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/why-top-gear-usa-is-unlkely-to-succeed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/why-top-gear-usa-is-unlkely-to-succeed/#comments Sun, 08 Aug 2010 17:02:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=362425 Watch it if you must, and if you haven’t already: this is “Top Gear USA”. The three people involved are: Rutledge Wood, a television personality best described as “professional douchebag”; Adam Ferrara, stand-up comedian and character actor; Tanner Foust, a fanatically self-motivated and successful individual who has made a name for himself participating in a […]

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Watch it if you must, and if you haven’t already: this is “Top Gear USA”. The three people involved are: Rutledge Wood, a television personality best described as “professional douchebag”; Adam Ferrara, stand-up comedian and character actor; Tanner Foust, a fanatically self-motivated and successful individual who has made a name for himself participating in a […]

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