Announcing the 13th Annual Honda Civic Tour! This year the tour will have not just one, but THREE epic tours featuring: Grouplove and Portugal. The Man; American Authors; and 3BallMTY.
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.
Lexus launched its 2014 IS sports sedan at the notorious “Rock” (Rockingham Speedway) outside of Raleigh/ Durham, North Carolina. The track opened as a flat, one-mile oval in 1965. It has since changed its length, shape, and altitude and has hosted two NASCAR Cup Series races, last known as the Subway 400 (1966–2004) and a significant list of other races. Used as the spot for movies and TV filming, the track is currently home to Fast Track High Performance Driving School and is utilized extensively for NASCAR testing.
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
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
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!
"Jenny from the block" has a new licensing deal with FIAT, and is featuring her ner partner in an upcoming music video for her song "Papi." Now, I'm not sure when the video will be released, or how (do any of the "music" channels still show videos?), but in the meantime, FIAT has a condensed, 30-second version of the video as a preview and television advertisement.
Now, I certainly am not going to begrudge JLO her choice of brand partners, a girl's gotta eat, and according to FIAT, they're approaching their partnership with Lopez from an angle of empowerment:
"[She] fits perfectly with the brand not because of who she is but because of what she is - authentic, passionate, modern and a fighter determined to stand out from the rest"
Sounds great, right? Well, take a look at the 30-second spot after the jump, and then we'll talk.