In staying true to an annual tradition, the Honda Civic Tour has once again launched a sweepstakes featuring customized vehicle designs from all of this year’s tour headliners, including a collaboration between co-headliners Grouplove and Portugal. The Man as well as distinct individual designs from American Authors and 3BallMTY.
I confess: I wanted to hate the concept when I received the press release from Nissan announcing their new advertising campaign featuring iconic American rock and reality star Bret Michaels serenading various Nissan vans as he joins company technicians during vehicle durability testing.
Filmed on location in 110° weather at Nissan’s Arizona Testing Center, a 3,050-acre facility in Stanfield, Arizona, Nissan said the video “gives a tough new spin to the classic ‘80s love song ‘Endless Love’ – complete with fire, smoke and an instrument panel-mounted Bret Michaels bobble head doll,” as a way to bring awareness to the more than 6,600 harsh durability tests endured by Nissan’s NV Cargo, NV Passenger, and NV200 Compact vans. I don’t have much personal interest in Bret Michaels or Nissan’s commercial vans, so I didn’t immediately rush to watch the video, which is posted on YouTube. (The song is also available for download at Nissan’s promotional microsite NissanToughLove.com. )
Which do you want more? A 2014-model-year Ford F-150 with EcoBoost that has an actual retail value of up to $50,000? Or backstage access before a concert with a private barbecue for four hosted by Toby Keith? Well, thanks to Ford Trucks and Toby Keith’s “Hammer Down” Tour Sweepstakes, you can have a chance to win them both!
Now the best selling tour in the concert's 12-year history, the 2013 Honda Civic Tour, has already sold more tickets than any other in the Civic Tour’s history, with multiple sell-out venues. As part of the @HondaCivicTour, Honda and Maroon 5 are giving fans a chance to win a customized and autographed Maroon 5 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Honda CBR250R motorcycle. Both the car and motorcyle were designed by the popular Los Angeles band. Unfortunately, Adam Levine is not included as part of the prize package.
Watching American Idol has been a family activity around my home for years. Each week, my son Ben and I would sit on the couch to watch (and sing along with) the weekly competition, and he often told me “Mom, YOU should try out for American Idol!” We watched pretty much every season -- including all the sponsored Ford music videos and commercials -- and always voted for our favorites.
Last week, the remaining three American Idol finalists competed to see who would make it to this week’s finale. As Kree Harrison, Angie Miller and Candice Glover anxiously awaited the results, a tearful conclusion revealed that it would be Angie Miller who would go home, leaving Kree and Candice to battle it out for the American Idol crown.
Yep, I sure do! Ever get so busy you don't know what day of the week it is? Yep, I sure do! So here's the weekly American Idol post that was supposed to go up on Thursday, but didn't actually get onto AskPatty until today. Mea Culpa!
As part of each episode, the final American Idol finalists are competing in weekly ‘Missions’ to complete some sort of fun competition that emphasizes their own personalities – so, things like singing, philanthropy, fashion, etc. This week's American Idol mission, "Music Design Mashup" divided the four finalists into two teams and gave each pair carte blanche to custom design their own 2014 Ford Fiesta.
After months of fierce competition, it's down to the final four contestants, and Ford is giving us the inside scoop on what's happening in the last weeks of American Idol. Each week, our inside source is sending us some very special behind-the-scenes photos to help keep AskPatty readers on top of each week's winners!