When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.
Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while.
Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
1. This man having not one, but two Kia Sportages stolen in one month
There's bad lack and then there's David Reiss. The Denver local made headlines this week when it was revealed he had been targeted by car thieves twice in one month.
His 2018 Kia Sportage was stolen from his apartment building, so he bought another 2018 Sportage to replace it.
Unfortunately, five days into owning his new purchase, the Sportage was stolen again, this time from his workplace.
Apparently, car theft in Denver is on the rise due to the financial difficulties imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
"I'm thinking I don't want to buy another car. I'm worried what's going to happen to the third one," Reiss told CarBuzz.
We feel you, buddy.
2. This classic Rolls-Royce ad
Occasionally, something pops up on your Instagram feed that just makes you smile. This 1985 Rolls-Royce Corniche ad is one of those things.
We miss the simplicity and ingenuity of '80s and '90s automotive advertising, big time.
Especially that tagline: "Rolls-Royce. Simply the best motor car in the world."
We also love the Mercedes owner gazing wistfully at the Rolls.
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3. Pug crashes van, prompts headline of the year
We have to hand it to our friends over at Carscoops for crafting possibly the best headline of 2020: 'Grand Theft Doggo: Pug Accidentally Crashes Van Into Ditch'.
It has mystery, it has intrigue, it has wordplay and, best of all, it features a dog.
The report details the incident as such: "Right off the top, we’re pleased to report that the dog was completely uninjured. A human, meanwhile, suffered minor injuries chasing their van into a ditch that had been “inadvertently” put in reverse by the puppy in question."
It all went down near Canada's capital city of Ottawa, where a "pug-like dog" was able to circumvent several safety measures to put its owner's van in reverse.
“Of course, the dog wasn’t charged,” a police officer at the scene added.
We particularly enjoyed this hot take on the incident on Twitter:
#GrenvilleOPP had a unique culprit in a single vehicle collision. On Dec 9th officers were called to Johnston Rd in @North_Grenville A vehicle had been inadvertently set in motion by a dog inside. The owner sustained minor injuries attempting to stop the vehicle. #BadDog ^bd pic.twitter.com/V8A03oqt5r— OPP East Region (@OPP_ER) December 15, 2020
4. Ford recreates a vintage image of Santa and the Bronco
The Christmas spirit is alive and well at Ford, where some clever marketing gurus have recreated a heartwarming 1968 image of Santa preparing to get behind the wheel of the first-generation Bronco to do his annual present run.
Apparently, Ford's Heritage and Archives manager Ted Ryan uncovered the original image in the archives and decided to pull it out and, with the recent arrival of the new Bronco, give it a 2020 update.
Which version do you prefer?
5. Cardi B giving her husband a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ for his birthday
It was only a few weeks ago that media outlets were reporting American rapper Cardi B had filed for divorce from her husband, fellow rapper Offset.
Flash forward, however, and the headline-grabbing musician has clearly decided to reconcile with her spouse and instead was filmed giving him a brand new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster for his 29th birthday.
In case you were wondering, only 63 were ever made and Cardi reportedly paid over USD$600,000 to get her hands on one after they all sold out shortly following the model reveal.
Cardi's extravagant gift to Offset comes after he gave her a custom Rolls-Royce Cullinan for her 28th birthday earlier this year.
You can watch the moment he received his new Lambo below, but beware – there are lots of expletives.
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