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    Report: Ferrari threatening to fine journalists $69,000 for breaking LaFerrari embargo

    In automotive journalism, we deal with embargoes on a regular basis. For the uninitiated, these are agreements between publications like Autoblog and manufacturers. While news embargoes (where pubs are provided with information and images and agree to hold until a predetermined date) are fairly ...

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    Porsche officially stops doing business in Iran

    Iran just became a bit less interesting for automotive enthusiasts with the announcement by Porsche that it will no longer do business there. The announcement was made Monday by United Against Nuclear Iran and New York Public Advocate Bill De Blasio. "Consumers here have the power to force ...

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    Refreshed Mercedes-Benz S63, S65 leaked in advance of Shanghai show

    2010 Mercedes-Benz S63 and S65 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mercedes-Benz had planned to unveil the 2010 model year S63 and S65 AMG before April's end at the Shanghai Motor Show, but the high-performance S-class models have unwittingly been given an early internet unveiling by ...

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    Unofficially Yours: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe images leaked?

    Click on the image above for a gallery of Mercedes-Benz E500
    Either someone is either rather handy with Photoshop, or Mercedes-Benz has another E-Class embargo break on their hands. The folks over at (no relation) have somehow gotten hold of what looks to be a slate of images of the ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #86

    Episode #86 of the Autoblog Podcast is well-caffeineated. We spend a good bit of time talking about the excitement that's filled the Autoblog garage lately. Damon used a handily available Audi R8 as a chase car when we went to drive the Tesla Roadster, and Alex has been sampling the Subaru Tribeca ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #82

    We tried to get it going for last week, but John had violence visited upon his mouth which reduced him to saying "Spibit?" We're back on the podcast horse this week for Autoblog Podcast #82, though. We start off proceedings with the teaser pic of the Chevy Volt, which then takes us to a ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: Scion xB and xD info leaked early

    In a move that can only be deemed as stupid, lazy or incredibly devious, Car & Driver published images and information on Scion's redesigned xB and all-new xD more than a day and a half before the car's are scheduled to be debuted here in Chicago. The info went live last night but wasn't ...

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    The dam has broken: more DCX minivan pics appear on web

    click on image above to view high resolution gallery with 12 picsA kudos goes out to the Chrysler Group PR team, which has been trying to plug these leaks since early yesterday morning, but at this time what was once a leak is now a deluge of images revealing the 2008 Chrysler Town and Country ...

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    Detroit News investigates embargo breaks after DCX minivan leak

    I've decided we're officially tired about talking about embargo breaks, so let me say I recognize that by posting on this Detroit News article about breaking embargoes that I'm being a hypocrite. But it mentions us by name, and we're a sucker for our name in print. Apparently the pair of leaked ...

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    Officially Official: Embargo lifts on Lincoln MKR Concept

    click on image for full high-resolution gallery with 25 picsThanks to the worst case of embargo breaking in the history of automotive journalism, you're all well aware that Lincoln will be showing the MKR Concept at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. You know about the ...

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    Video of Lincoln MKR Concept joins embargoed material on the web

    click images to enlargeThis past week has been absolutely crazy with all the embargoes that have been broken. The result has been a flood of concepts meant to be kept secret until their debut in Detroit being introduced to the public way ahead of schedule. The one that's caused the biggest stir so ...

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    So who broke Honda's embargo?

    Though Honda did have an embargo on the release of the CR-V until September 1st, some have made the valid point that Motor Trend technically broke the embargo first when copies of its October 2006 issue featuring an article on the 2007 Honda CR-V hit mailboxes this past week. At that point, ...

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    Premature release: 2007 Honda CR-V debuts a bit early

    AutoWeek decided to pull back the curtain early on the 2007 Honda CR-V and publish pictures and details of the new CUV that the automaker had placed on embargo until September 1st. We've seen this happen so many times before, and not just by small blogs and websites who don't know any better, but ...


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