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  • FCA Drive For Design contest winner by Maximillian Cooper

    High school students from around the U.S. submitted designs for future cars.

  • 2015 Ford Mustang live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show
    Show Your Love For The Mustang To Win A 2015 Model

    Ford is offering Mustang fans a chance to profess their love for the iconic Pony Car, and grab the keys to one in the process. The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] will give away a 2015 Mustang to one lucky fan through the 2014 BET Awards #MustangAndMe contest. Entrants must submit a 60-second video...

  • Mustang Customizer winner Jennifer G - image: Ford Motor Company
    Ford Announces Its Final Mustang Customizer Winner

    Ford’s “Mustang Customizer” contest allowed fans to build the Mustang of their dreams on a dedicated website, then go head to head against others on Facebook to rack up points. The more points you earned, the more entries you received into a contest that could deliver your dream...

  • Nissan's Project 370Z - image: Nissan
    Nissan’s Project 370Z Throws Down Against Its Fans: Video

    Last year, Nissan solicited social media feedback to build the ultimate track-day 370Z, an event it dubbed “Project 370Z.” The idea was to gather the knowledge of Nissan Z owners and fans, then use readily-available aftermarket parts to construct a seriously fast 370Z. To bump output...

  • Officer Michael Corley, the third winner in Ford's Mustang Customizer contest
    Ford Gives Away Its Third ‘Mustang Customizer’ Car: Video

    So far, Ford has delivered a Mustang GT and a Mustang Shelby GT500 to winners of its “Mustang Customizer” contest. To refresh your memory on the contest details, the Mustang Customizer website allowed fans to build a unique car, then throw down against others to accumulate points. For...

  • Custom 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 to be awarded in the Hagerty Fantasy Bid drawing - image: Speed
    Like The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500? Here’s Your Chance To Win One

    In stock form, the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang cranks out an impressive 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of torque, will reportedly top out at 200 miles per hour and can be purchased by anyone with the $54,995 price of admission. That makes it a performance bargain by anyone’s standards...

  • Terry's new Shelby GT500 Mustang

    Back in October, James (last name omitted) got a surprise visit from Vaughn Gittin Jr., who showed up driving a new Mustang GT. It wasn’t just any Mustang GT, however, it was a car that James had designed and promoted as part of Ford’s Mustang Customizer contest. Giten was on hand to toss him the keys, as James was the first contest winner. The rules for the contest were fairly straightforward: design a Mustang (ranging from a V-6 though a Shelby GT500), then pitch your car to your social media friends and go head-to-head against other Mustang designs. For each 1,000 points...

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr demonstrates a proper burnout - image: Ford Motor Company
    Ford's 'Octane Academy' Reality Show Returns For A Second Season

    In July 2011, Ford announced a program called “Octane Academy,” targeted to action-sport fans. The premise was simple: film a video showing why you should be picked, and get a chance to learn driving from instructors like Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Brian Deegan. With...

  • Car-2-Car and Car-2-Object communication technology
    Ford Runs Contest To Find Best Car-2-Car Communication Solutions

    Most major automakers, on both sides of the Atlantic, are teaming up with governments and other industry groups to help develop a new generation of Car-2-Car and Car-2-Object communications technology in order to not only improve safety but also reduce emissions and make driving more enjoyable. One...

  • Anthony Franze's BMW Reward Me concept
    BMW and Local Motors Pick Urban Automotive Technology Winners

    In September, we told you that BMW was partnering with automotive crowdsourcing expert Local Motors for an urban automotive technology design contest. The idea was simple: use Local Motors’ Forge community to address challenges faced by urban drivers in the coming years. As The Forge has...

  • James' HMS Mustang
    Ford’s Mustang Customizer Contest Picks Its First Winner: Video

    Back in June, we told you about a contest tied to Ford’s latest Mustang customizer website that would award four lucky designers the Mustang of their dreams. The process was simple enough: choose a Mustang, customize it within your allotted points and then turn it loose on the internet for...

  • Lexus LFA 'Unleashed' campaign
    Contest Winner Gets To ‘Unleash’ The Lexus LFA: Video

    Lexus recently held a competition on its Facebook page where the prize was a chance to test drive an LFA and experience the supercar at the Skip Barber Racing School at Laguna Seca. Oh, and the winner was also to receive some one-on-one time with pro racer and Lexus spokesman Scott Pruett. Well...

  • A vintage Mercedes-Benz 280 SL, like the one being given away by Radeberger Pilsner beer

    We always believed ourselves to be well-schooled in German beer available to U.S. consumers. From Stuttgart’s Dinkelacker CD Pils to our perennial favorite, Munich’s Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest, we thought we’d tried about every Reiheitsgebot-governed beer available on this side of the Atlantic. Apparently we were wrong, since Radeberger Pilsner, a beer we’ve never sampled, is offering beer drinkers of legal age a chance to win a vintage Mercedes-Benz convertible in an effort to promote its ware in the United States Market. Up for grabs is a Mercedes-Benz 280 SL...

  • Lexus Ignition Facebook contest
    Lexus Ignition Facebook Competition To Help Fund Start-Ups

    Lexus believes its new-for-2013 ES sedan is the perfect blend of cutting-edge technology and style. Inspired by the ES, Lexus is kicking off a Facebook competition that will help provide startup funding for four new products that also blend design and technology. Lexus Ignition will ask Facebook...

  • Another victim of the car hobby explains his addiction
    Fiat Explains The Car Customization Hobby: Video

    We’ve all been there. It starts innocently enough, perhaps with a drop-in, oiled-gauze air filter. The next thing you know, you’re eating ramen to afford an ECU reflash, and from there it’s a very short trip to blowing the mortgage payment on a set of 18-inch alloy wheels mounted...

  • Audi and Ducati #cometogether on Pikes Peak
    Audi And Ducati Celebrate Pikes Peak Rendezvous With Contest

    Audi and motorcycle manufacturer Ducati both have a history of tackling the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. Now that the brands are under one roof, it makes perfect sense to use this year’s event to highlight both Audi’s newest sports car, the RS5, and Ducati’s fastest...

  • Ron Fellows with Corvettes at the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School
    Win A Free Class At Ron Fellows Driving School

    Whether you're into NASCAR in general or not, the road races the series runs often provide spectacular racing--unafraid of some contact, hustling big machines, and with hired-gun road course specialists making appearances, they get us fired up even when we're sick of the ovals. If you're like us...

  • The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK250
    Celebrate Summer By Winning A Lease On A Mercedes-Benz SLK250

    Mercedes-Benz is celebrating summer with a series of “Best Summer” events, including the Fashion Week Swim, the 94th PGA Championship, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the U.S. Open. In recognition of the brand’s favorite season, Mercedes-Benz is giving Facebook fans the...

  • 2012 Lexus LFA

    Last week we told you about an upcoming promotion that Lexus was calling “Unleash The LFA,” part of the brand’s “Golden Opportunity” sales event. We didn’t have a lot of details then, but now we do. From August 1 to August 21, you can visit Lexus’ Facebook page for your chance to win a test drive in an LFA, a day at the Skip Barber Racing School at Laguna Seca and some one-on-one time with pro racer and Lexus spokesman Scott Pruett at an unnamed racetrack. You get to bring a guest along, too, although they won’t get the test drive, Skip Barber...

  • Stillen Scion FR-S body kit design contest
    Stillen Wants You To Design Their Scion FR-S Body Kit (Update)

    In what is either an increasing trend of laziness or an innovative move to involve the actual user base, more and more car companies are getting into crowd-sourced design. The latest to join the fold is Stillen, with a contest to find the best user-designed 2013 Scion FR-S body kit design--and then...

  • Lexus wants you to Unleash The LFA
    On August 1, Lexus Unleashes The LFA

    Lexus’ LFA supercar has been on the market for about a year and a half now, and aside from unusual paint and the performance-enhancing Nürburgring package, there isn’t much new to talk about. That’s not a complaint, since there really isn’t much about the V-10 powered...

  • 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca, to be raffled for the National MS Society, Michigan chapter
    Want To Win A Custom 2013 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca?

    Ford and the Michigan chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are raffling off a one-of-a-kind 2013 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca to benefit MS programs in Michigan.

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
    Chevy Wants To Teach You The Joy Of Rowing Your Own Gears

    After years of declining market share, sales of manual transmission cars are oddly on the rise. Take Chevy’s compact Sonic, for example: something like one-in-five leave the dealer’s showroom with a manual transmission. Just a few decades back, learning to drive a manual transmission...

  • Ford's 2013 Mustang Customizer website
    2013 Ford Mustang Customizer Gives Fans A Chance To Win A New Mustang

    Ford's revised Mustang configurator website will give fans the chance to win one of four customized 2013 Mustang models.

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