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    Report: Mini Canada's former ad agency selling one last car
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    It isn't always kittens and cotton candy when a client splits with an advertising agency, especially at the end of a long relationship. If either side makes a statement at all, it's usually full of platitudes and the kind of celebrity divorce tone that leads you to wonder, "What happened ...

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    Exclusive: From Prague to Mongolia in an abused Renault Kangoo
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    If you haven't heard of the Mongol Rally, we suggest you acquaint yourself. The charity event starts in Europe and ends in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Unlike most rallies, there is no defined route or support staff. Participants must simply survive long enough to make it to the finish line in one ...

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    Official: Ferrari holding online auction to benefit Italian earthquake victims
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    Italy is unfortunately no stranger to earthquakes, thus neither is the exotic automaker and racing team whose logo bears the country's flag. When disaster struck in Abruzzo, Ferrari launched a special-edition F430 to raise funds for its relief, and has been contributing to rebuilding the stricken ...

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    Official: Mini previews 2012 Life Ball Roadster
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    Mini has been involved with Life Ball, one of Europe's largest charity events, since the brand first bowed in 2001. This year, the automaker turned a brand-new Mini Roadster over to Franca Sozzani, chief editor of Italian Vogue, for a complete makeover. Sozzani dipped the convertible two door in ...

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    Official: First Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG in America to be auctioned off at Boca concours
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    Of all the car shows around the calendar year, the Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance doesn't typically fall on our radar screen. But maybe it should, because the annual event in Florida – young as it is – has a history of offering firsts. Maybe not the first time a vehicle is seen in ...

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    Official: Radar Tires debuts pink-wall radials to fight breast cancer
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    Radar Tires has initiated a new charity campaign to fight breast cancer. The Mobilizing Hope campaign is aimed at stirring awareness through various channels, including the Ring of Hope project, which features a limited-edition pink sidewall tire. Based on the Radar Tires RPX900 all-season ...

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    Report: Former VW CEO Pischetsrieder settles tax evasion charges with charity
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    Former Volkswagen CEO Bernd Pischetsrieder has successfully managed to avoid tax evasion charges in Germany by agreeing to donate around $193,000 to various charities, according to Automotive News. Pischetsrieder had been charged with evading more than €230,000 in taxes between 2000 and 2003 ...

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    Official: Ford designer creates special Parnelli Jones Mustang Boss 302 for charity
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    Eleven years ago, Ford designer Melvin Betancourt suffered a serious heart problem and had to undergo intense open-heart surgery at the Henry Ford Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan. The surgery was a total success, with Betancourt crediting Henry Ford's doctors with saving his life. Now, the ...

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    Chevy fielding pink Camaro for safety, charity
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    Chevrolet plans to do more with its NASCAR Camaro pace car than merely slow the field down. For the next two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Richmond International Raceway, a Camaro doused in pink to support breast cancer research will lead the field. As if the hue weren't enough, when the ...

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    Bentley crafts unique items for charity auction
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    Every year, Bentley takes part on a fresh crop of student interns, and every year it participates in a charity fundraising event for The Prince's Trust. For 2011, the Bentley Graduates are putting on an auction of items crafted in Bentley's own workshop, and there are more than a few items we ...

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    Blake Griffin to auction dunked-over Kia Optima on AutoTrader.com [w/video]
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    Mixed opinions arise when discussing Blake Griffin's over-car dunk at the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Regardless, it got people talking and the 2011 Kia Optima played a major role in the jam. Kia turned Griffin's hop into a commercial, and now Griffin is again using that same Optima for another ...

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    Mini partners with DSQUARED² for the latest Life Ball special
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    For the past 11 years Mini has supported Life Ball, the biggest HIV/AIDS fundraiser event in Europe, teaming up with world-renowned designers to come up with a special one-off auctioned for the cause. Previous collaborations have been realized by such fashion labels as Gianfranco Ferré, ...

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    Paul "The Modfather" Weller designs unique Mini for charity auction
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    Mini Cooper by Paul Weller – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Every year Mini teams up with some of the top fashion designers to create special one-off art cars. These are subsequently auctioned for the benefit of HIV/AIDS research and awareness. This one, however, is something ...

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    JLR donates 1,000,000th Range Rover to charity
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    Millionth Range Rover rolls off the assembly line – Click above for high-res image
    Before every automaker and their sister-companies got into the luxury SUV game, there was really only one truck to speak of, and that was the Range Rover. Now 40 years since its original introduction and ...

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    Feeling charitable? Be one of the first to drive the 2012 Ford Focus
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    2012 Ford Focus – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford wants to let the entire world have a shot at test driving the redesigned 2012 Focus. The automaker has announced a new contest that is designed to give interested folks a shot at some time behind the wheel of the compact car. The ...

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    German charity execs in hot water over luxury car ownership?
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    Every couple of years, a big charity gets in trouble for paying out big monies to executives or cronies. This time it's two German charities, Treberhilfe and Hatun & Can, being dipped in some boiling water not because of money their executives made, but money they spent. On a Maserati and a ...

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    "Naomi for Haiti" edition Lotus Evoras fetching half a million at auction
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    Lotus Evora "Naomi for Haiti" edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    You can mentioned Lotus in the same breath as Ferrari and Porsche, but in terms of price at least, the British sportscar-maker plays in a different league from its Italian and German counterparts. Although ...

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    Motor4Toys charity car show attracts Leno and his Turbine
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    6th Annual Motor4Toys charity car show - Click above for high-res image gallery
    For the 6th year in a row, Dustin Troyan organized and hosted the Motor4Toys charity toy drive and car show in Southern California this past weekend. Every year this show continues to grow, gathering together several ...

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    Bentley does a double-decker bus for charity
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    Luke, a London Routemaster bus retrofitted by Bentley for St Luke's hospice – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We haven't met anyone who works in the Bentley factory. (At least, this writer hasn't.) But we like them already. Because while workers at other assembly plants go on strike ...

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    First Petty's Garage Challenger heading to Barrett-Jackson
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    2009 Petty's Garage Dodge Challenger - Click above for high-res image gallery
    And with this official decree, let it be known that one custom 2009 Dodge Challenger, painted in a very familiar and regal blue shall be offered for sale to the highest bidder in Arizona in the year of our lord, 2010. ...

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