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    New Ultimate Factories episodes coming for Challenger, Viper, Bentley and more
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    Ultimate Factories shows how the Dodge Viper gets its heart – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Ultimate Factories is coming back to the National Geographic channel, and the newest season is chalk-full of more automotive action. Upcoming shows have camera crews venturing into ...

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    Video: Renault's racy lesbian Twingo ad banned from Italian TV
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Some cars are unfairly derided as "chick cars," like the Mini Cooper or the Mazda MX-5. Less so the Renault Twingo. While we're sure it's a good car for its class, it doesn't exactly ooze testosterone. Which is fine, of course, because not every car ...

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    Speed details new shows with Adam Carolla and Dan Neil
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    The Speed Channel is approaching the 15th anniversary of its original air date and apparently its going to get much more aggressive with its content in the coming years. Right now, Speed has 20 new shows in development and six of those are ready to show up in your DVR in 2011. We know that Adam ...

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    On This Day in History: General Lee makes iconic jump [w/video]
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    The General Lee soared into our hearts 32 years ago today – Click above to watch video after the jump
    On this very day in 1978, a stunt man on the set of new show called The Dukes of Hazzard made television history. Of course, he didn't know it at the time, but the sight of him soaring ...

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    Video: Paddock Hack is a New Zealander's idea of good TV
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    Paddock Hacks – Click above to view teaser after the jump
    So there are a lot of farm animals in New Zealand – last we checked there were at least six sheep for every one human. And they graze in paddocks, essentially giant sweeps of countryside. And when the sheep aren't around, or, ...

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    Tivo Alert: Mid-Ohio ALMS race to be shown Sunday as 90 minute docu-drama
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    Last week's American Le Mans Series race at Mid-Ohio was a nail-biter right down to the checkered flag with lots of action in each of the four classes. Unfortunately, the race wasn't shown live on TV... though it was streamed over the interwebz. If you missed the action the first time around, you ...

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    Video: Bugatti Veyron SS takes on Top Gear test track at hands of the Stig
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    The Stig takes on the Bugatti Veyron SS – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/The_Stig_takes_on_the_Bugatti_Veyron_SS_VIDEO'; Recently, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport made headlines by setting a new land speed record, hitting 267.81 miles ...

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    Video: First 2011 Buick Regal commercials plays up its German roots
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    2011 Buick Regal television ad spot – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    The 2011 Buick Regal has had a lot of premature exposure ahead of its on-sale date in the U.S. In fact, we've driven it not once, not twice, but thrice, and we're fairly confident that General Motors has ...

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    Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 makes TV debut
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    The Ducati Multistrada 1200 isn't afraid to leave the tarmac – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    If you're a MotoGP fan and hail from the home-country of Multistradas, you got to see the official "Strada" commercial aired during the breaks of the first rounds of Grand Prix ...

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    Top Gear and Fifth Gear reportedly back on the air in June
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    Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson with Fifth Gear's Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson
    Been hankering for a little British car show action? So have we. But it looks like we've got a few months to go until our favorite shows from the Beeb return with new episodes. After having been spied filming a ...

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    Chrysler gets in-car TV going with FLO TV
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    Starting in late December, Chrysler Group LLC will take claim as the first U.S. automaker to offer live mobile television in its Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles. Programming for up to 20 channels will come through FLO TV™ Auto Entertainment and will offer shows for nearly everyone. As of ...

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    Top Gear faces mounting criticism over costly new stunts. Again.
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    Top Gear fans greet each new season with more eager glee. Top Gear critics have taken to welcoming each new run with more criticism. According to the Belfast Telegraph, the latest "How dare they!" comes from a Minister of Parliament (MP) and Friends of the Earth, who want to run TG up the ...

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    Top Gear posse spotted filming with bevy of exotics in Romania
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    The Top Gear crew is preparing the show's 14th season and they've gone to the home of Vlad the Impaler for some help. Piloting a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder, Aston Martin DBS Volante, and Ferrari California, the production closed down the Transfagarasan Road that climbs over Romania's ...

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    Weekend Watching: Modern Marvels: Autobahn on Hulu
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    There is a road that has taken on the awe of a holy relic, practically the Dead Sea Scrolls of tarmac, and it goes by one simple name: Die Autobahn. There are few, if any, other roads in the world that are as significant for gearheads as those remaining polished stretches of German highway that ...

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    REPORT: The Stig is to be unmasked unhelmeted on tonight's Top Gear!
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    Jeremy Clarkson has written that some time after the new season of Top Gear begins tonight at 8 p.m. on British televisions, "Stig barges into the studio and in an atmosphere that you could cut with a knife removes his helmet." Ostensibly, that means we'll finally learn the identity of the ...

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    AdAge provides a glimpse at how GM's financial crisis is affecting its marketing efforts
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    The "television upfront" is the term used when networks sell advertising time for the coming season's shows. An advertiser will commit to buying a particular amount of commercial time and then pay much closer to the show's airing in the fall. With everyone still unsure of whether GM and Chrysler ...

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    Top Gear Russia debuts, hide the women and vodka
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    Click above to watch episodes of Top Gear Russia
    The Russians have succeeded where the Americans have failed: they got a local version of Top Gear on the air. It's got all the familiar elements: fast cars, oddball challenges, timed laps, beautiful shots, beautiful women, explosions, mayhem, and ...

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    REPORT: Saab, USA snag 500,000 players with Burn Notice online game
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    GM has been heavy in the entertainment sponsorship game, with a variety of scripted programs, award shows, and movies at some point being tied to GM product. Bumblebee has undoubtedly paid dividends for the new Camaro, and now the spy drama "Burn Notice," on USA Network, has done something of the ...

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    Hamster heads to the Beeb - Hammond to cover F1 for BBC
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    Formula 1 will hit the BBC air waves in 2009 after a long run on ITV. The move will require new figureheads to sit at the desk, and London's Times has said that Top Gear's Richard Hammond is the top man for the job. Economics at least partially drove ITV's decision to withdraw from F1 coverage. The ...

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    Craigslist find of the day: The Aquabats RV
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    The Aquabats, whose members hail from "the distant island of Aquabania," is a SoCal band that has recently turned its talents to television. Having recently filmed a pilot, the band is unloading the RV to help pay for costs. The 1975 Winnebago -- looking like a lately resurrected extra from the ...

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