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    2011 Hyundai Elantra peeks out ahead of LA Auto Show
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    Take a look-see at what slipped out of Hyunda HQ via the miracle of Twitter. Despite the best efforts of one very dedicated member of Hyundai's PR team, the 2011 Elantra managed to show the internet some skin ahead of its debut at the LA Auto Show. The new Korean economy fighter is fabled to ...

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    Peter De Lorenzo takes on auto industry in 140 characters or less
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    The Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, has done his best for "the minions, the gamers, the coddled and the entitled" who want an update on the auto industry but don't want to bother actually reading about it. You know the folks – the ones who write "summarize plz" or "Cliffs Notes?" in a ...

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    2012 Dodge Durango (or is that Magnum?) revealed on Twitter
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    Ah, the magic of the interwebs. Chrysler has yet to officially reveal the 2012 Dodge Durango (which could yet be birthed under the name Magnum), but we've come across this rather nonchalant camera phone photo taken by one of the Twitterati. Judging from the Durango/Magnum spy shots that have ...

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    California leads the nation in Tweets about speeding tickets
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    Top speeding ticket Tweets: Top States – click above for the complete infographic
    Getting a speeding ticket is like slamming your hand in the car door, breaking your hand and then paying the hospital bill – only worse. Mostly because after the pain of paying the ticket goes away, ...

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    Waze app may be the way of the navigation future
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    Navigation has come a long way since Mapquest first hit the scene. Few of us are bumbling around our nation's highways with print-out directions anymore thanks to the wide availability of manufacturer and aftermarket nav systems. Even most phones have some sort of turn-by-turn directions on them, ...

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    2011 Ford Fiesta to include AppLink, voice-control Blackberry and Android apps [w/videos]
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    Ford SYNC with AppLink – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On our way to Stanford last week, we came across a murdered-out Toyota Prius with an "I♥OPEC" vanity plate. Prime Twitter fodder if we've ever seen it. Unfortunately, even with our smartphone streaming navigation ...

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    Our favorite bad girl: Pink burns her leg on Hart's hot pipe
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    Remember when sex was safe and motorcycles were dangerous? Longtime two-wheel fanatics may recall the stern warnings from our concerned fathers regarding the single most dangerous part on your very first motorcycle. No, not the nut behind the bars - the burning-hot exhaust pipe. Pop-rocking, ...

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    Report: GM scouring Internet for customer complaints and responding
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    File this one under, "See What Happens When You're Hungry?" General Motors has created a dedicated team of customer service agents whose sole job is to track down company and product mentions, good and bad, in the social-mediasphere. If the mention is a bad one, the team will attempt to connect ...

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    Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis giving away his Tesla Model S (you know, when he gets it)
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    Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Jason Calacanis, CEO of Mahalo.com and erstwhile founder of Weblogs Inc. (of which Autoblog and AutoblogGreen are a part) is a big fan of Tesla, and now he's announced that he's giving one away. Calacanis is already the owner of an ...

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    From the Twitterverse: Lexus of Europe says LFA V10 is bespoke, not headed for GS F
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    Another country heard from – this time, a mole in Lexus of Europe has announced via the corporate Twitter account that the LFA's V10 will definitely not be going into the GS F. The supercar's 10-pot wonder is "bespoke to LFA," which is ur-English for something custom made, but in this case ...

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    While Supplies Last: Pontiac says only 16 G8 GXPs left at U.S. dealers (among other things)
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    2009 Pontiac G8 GXP – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're looking to get your hands on a Pontiac before the General Motors division shuts its doors for good, you'd better act fast, because stocks are dangerously depleted. According to Pontiac's Twitter page, there are only ...

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    REPORT: Fiat courting social media input to develop 2010 concept car
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    Nearly all new cars and trucks are developed in secret, hidden from the scrutiny of the public and the competitive eyes of the other manufacturers. Tossing all of that nonsense aside, Fiat has started a Brazilian website with the intent of designing what it says will be the world's first ...

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    John McCain tweets plans for next automobile purchase
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    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're a politician worth your own salt, you apparently have to buy a car that contains both a gasoline engine and an electric motor. Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain is finally getting on the bandwagon and ...

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    2009 LeMons Reno: Goin' for Broken, Day Two
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    Click above for an action-filled gallery of the 24 Hours of LeMons: Reno
    Monaco. Indy. Reno. Sure, the first two have fancy TV coverage and all kinds of history working in their favor this weekend, but Reno has LeMons, hilarious cars, and Damon on the ground covering the events as they happen via ...

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    Event Alert: Damon is Twittering from the 24 Hours of LeMons at Reno
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    Couldn't make it to LeMons at Reno this weekend? No worries. Damon's there, posting updates and photos on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/autobloglemons. He's there with the dynamic duo of Jonny Lieberman and Murilee Martin. So far, Damon tells us that Jonny's managed not to do anything that ...

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    Rumormill: OnStar to add hands-free Twitter functionality?
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    General Motors' OnStar in-car communications system can give you directions or help you make a phone call, and soon it may also be able to send and receive Tweets. Gear Live recently received a survey from the General announcing that Twitter functionality could soon be on the way. With a press of a ...

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    Twitter Embargo Leak: 2010 GMC Terrain to achieve 30 mpg highway
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    GMC Terrain spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In this day and age of information overload, there are hundreds of opportunities to break an embargo or accidentally publish information that was supposed to remain confidential for a wee bit longer. Such is the case today as ...

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    Audi launches Facebook fan page for the R15 TDI
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    With the new R15 TDI making its competition debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring this weekend, Audi has set up outlets where fans of the diesel racer can get behind-the-scenes updates. A Facebook fan page has been created where you can see fresh photos and videos from the track along with posts on ...

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