This is why they call it a Land Rover, not a Sea Rover

By Greg Rasa

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This is why they call it a Land Rover, not a Sea Rover originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 18 May 2017 17:30:00 EDT.

Florida man uses BMW to advertise for a wife

By Brandon Turkus

BMW owner looking for wife

Whether it’s an owl trapped in a Ford or a stripper truck in Tampa, the Sunshine State that is Florida never ceases to amaze us. And this time it’s given us what could very well be the most overt way a car has ever been used to pick up chicks.

The bizarre story involves a BMW 6 Series and a single man looking for love in all the right places, the wrong places and every highway in between. According to a report from ABC News (which you can view below), 38-year-old Russian immigrant Alexander Gorbunov posted a sign in the back window of his drop-top Bimmer that says “Looking For A Wife,” accompanied by his phone number.

“I have received over 500 text messages, my cellphone has died!” the Gurbunov told ABC. “I’ve received 250 calls in one day so far, from France, from the Caribbean, from Jamaica, from Brazil, Switzerland, maybe Finland too.” Gorbunov claims he screens out women he thinks might be too materialistic. “Sometimes uh, girls text me, ‘Hi, nice car.’ First, ‘nice car.’ I feel this lady not for me. First question about car, where you live? Ok, thank you. Bye bye.”

What’s remarkable about Gorbunov’s tactics is that, according to Yahoo! News, it’s worked before. He fitted a sign to the back of a Hummer H2 advertising on behalf of his uncle, which eventually found a match. He also tried a similar tactic when he lived in Russia, although the number of responses was considerably lower.

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Florida man uses BMW to advertise for a wife originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:20:00 EST.


Mercedes 300SL Gullwing wrecked by mechanic

By Zach Bowman


Wrecked Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

This one isn’t going to be for the faint of heart. A mechanic recently destroyed a Mercedes-Benz 300SL during a test drive near Pleidelsheim in Baden-Wütterburg, Germany. The owner brought the car to Mechatronics, a shop specializing in high-end and vintage Mercedes-Benz vehicles, for some work. After the job was done, a 26-year-old technician hopped behind the wheel and brought a 19-year-old apprentice with him for the ride. As you can see, the car did come back in one piece, but that piece didn’t quite look like it used to. Police say – surprise! – speed was a factor when the vintage Gullwing left the road and rolled. Neither the driver nor the passenger were seriously injured.

All told, the damage is estimated 650,000 euros, or $830,000 at current conversion rates. Both the car and the garage are sufficiently insured to cover the damages, and Spiegel Online says the owner took the news about his destroyed classic in stride. At this point, it’s unclear whether their driver will pay to have this particular car repaired.

Mercedes 300SL Gullwing wrecked by mechanic originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:28:00 EST.


Invisible drive-thru prank guy goes back to the well

By Jonathon Ramsey

There are apparently still drive-through workers who have not seen the invisible driver drive-thru prank performed by the magician Rahat. In case you also missed it, it’s the one where Rahat sits under a seat cover that looks like the standard chair in his Nissan. When he pulls up to the drive-thru window, the employee is left with a bag of food and no one to give it to.

So with a few folks left to fool, Rahat has again headed out to see what happens, and this time he throws off the cover while one girl isn’t looking – she might be even more freaked out when someone does appear. Have a look at round two in the video below.

Invisible drive-thru prank guy goes back to the well originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:58:00 EST.

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Watch This Doggone Hilarious VW Golf Ad

By Zach Bowman

Volkswagen Golf dog ad - oveseas - screencap

We’ve had some pets with some pretty strange proclivities. There was the long-haired dachshund that preferred climbing trees and riding skateboards to chasing cars, the doberman with a penchant for Krystal hamburgers and the border collie that loved herding cats more than chasing them, but we’ve never seen anything quite like the pup in the video below. The latest ad for the new Volkswagen Golf in the Netherlands features a one very confused little dog as it harries its owner over the course of a normal day.

From strange behaviors to an unusual series of barks, it would seem this particular dog was raised in the garage. You can take a closer look at the video below to see just what we mean. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have to go train our cats for a new range of tricks.

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Watch this doggone hilarious VW Golf ad originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:58:00 EST.\

Kate Upton washes 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA in glorious slow motion for Super Bowl [w/poll]

By Michael Harley

Model Kate Upton in Mercedes-Benz CLA Super Bowl ad teaser - screencap

Mercedes-Benz made news in December when we learned that Kate Upton, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit editioncover model, would be pitching the automaker’s all-new 2014 CLA at the Super Bowl next month. With Mercedes determined to target a more youthful buyer for its stylish compact sedan, choosing a beautiful 20-year-old pinup seemed to make good sense.

In order to tease us before the big game, the German automaker has just released a 90-second video with the very seductive Upton interacting with soap suds and her blonde hair. The real Super Bowl ad, partially filmed in New Orleans (where the game will take place) will feature the bombshell along with R&B star Usher.

Scroll down to watch the German automaker’s uncharacteristic presentation, and let us know if this risqué Carl’s Jr.-like ad direction is a good way to shake up the company’s staid image, or if you think it demeans the brand. Be heard by voting in our poll and adding your thoughts in Comments below.

For the record, we’ve watched this video more than two dozen times and we still haven’t seen a Mercedes-Benz. Maybe one more time will do the trick…


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Kate Upton washes 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA in glorious slow motion for Super Bowl [w/poll] originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:01:00 EST.