Race Recap: 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans defines ‘endurance’

Race Recap: 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans defines ‘endurance’

June 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Motorsports , Europe , Aston Martin , Audi , Chevrolet , Toyota , Ferrari , Racing Commenting on the rush of events that rocked beginning and end of the 24 Hours of Le Mans , Paul Truswell of Radio Le Mans said “the race is about the ability to endure, not just the ability of drivers to do what they do for a long time.” The entire race machine, all the way down to the pit boards and radios, has to survive the stress and abuse of the entire day. This was the race to prove those words. There were two Toyotas, two Porsches and three Audis, five of the seven led the race at some point, six of the seven ran in the top three. Toyota will be hugely disappointed that it didn’t win when its car and drivers were so, so strong, but they gave Audi the kind of scare we haven’t seen since the best of Peugeot’s days, and Toyota did a better job of it even in the loss. Porsche blew away everyone’s expectations, falling 3.5 hours short of a fairy tale ending that would have made Disney cry. But Le Mans doesn’t really do fairy tales. Well, not that fairy tale. Audi’s Twitter handle during the event was #welcomechallenges. As usual, Le Mans answered for the entire field. Continue reading Race Recap: 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans defines ‘endurance’ Race Recap: 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans defines ‘endurance’ originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:31:00 EST.

Toyota releases teaser for Kaley Cuoco Super Bowl ad

Toyota releases teaser for Kaley Cuoco Super Bowl ad

January 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Crossover , Toyota Toyota has released a 35-second teaser video for its upcoming Super Bowl spot staring Kaley Cuoco, the actress best known for her role as object-of-nerd-affection Penny on The Big Bang Theory . The real star of the ad, however, is its soundtrack, the 1995 hit “I Wish” by rapper Skee-Lo that will have your mind cashing nostalgia checks the moment it hits your ears. We still don’t know much about the content, plot or story of this Super Bowl commercial, though we can say that its object of promotion is likely the new RAV4 we see Ms. Cuoco driving in it. The rest of the time she’s walking the street in a purple get-up granting wishes like Robin Williams on a Disney sound stage. And then the Easter Bunny and a chihuahua enter the picture and we get lost. Clint Eastwood under a bridge this is not. But hey, Super Bowl ads cost millions and millions of dollars to produce and air, so we trust that Toyota spent its money wisely and will have us ROFLing on game day. Until then, scroll down and witness for yourself the debut of Kaley Cuoco as a Toyota spokeswoman. Continue reading Toyota releases teaser for Kaley Cuoco Super Bowl ad Toyota releases teaser for Kaley Cuoco Super Bowl ad originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:18:00 EST.

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