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The Car Connection iPhone App: Now New and Improved

By eric  |  March 29, 2012  |   blog

The Car Connection on the go just got better!

The Car Connection’s iPhone app is new and improved, including a simplified and streamlined user interface and bug fixes. The format that so many of you love from the web has been translated into an optimal experience on The Car Connection app.

The Car Connection is your go-to source for car news and reviews, shopping tips, comparisons, and more. And we are constantly striving to make finding and enjoying our content

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The Car Connection Channel Launches on YouTube

By eric  |  January 24, 2012  |   blog

The Car Connection channel has launched on YouTube!

Check out reviews, walkthroughs, and on the scene coverage from the High Gear Media team, including video from the recent Detroit Auto Show.

As we say in our “about me” area: “The Car Connection is the car review site that makes car research easier.” And we are always working on ways to do just that!

Subscribe to The Car Connection channel by heading here.

You can also find original video on The Car Connection’s video section

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Stay Current With High Gear Media on Google Currents

By eric  |  January 18, 2012  |   blog

High Gear Media’s reach keeps on expanding… into the far reaches.

And that now includes Google Currents, Google’s new magazine-like app for smartphones. Similar in nature to Flipboard, Currents is a riff on social readers. Available on both Android and iOS devices, Google Currents displays stories and updates from RSS feeds, Google+ streams, photos, videos, and other forms of media, creating a visually rich experience.

To add High Gear Media brands to Google Currents, just hop onto a mobile browser and click here to add The

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High Gear Media Stories Now Appear On washingtonpost.com

By eric  |  January 11, 2012  |   blog

We’re really excited to share a little news, about, well, the news.  Today we’re announcing a partnership with our friends at The Washington Post.  Select High Gear Media stories will be syndicated to their site, added to the Business and Cars sections and occasionally appear in print versions of The Post.

This is great for our sites The Car Connection, Motor Authority and Green Car Reports — each of which will be contributing.  It goes without saying that The

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High Gear Media Invades Detroit for 2012 North American International Auto Show

By eric  |  January 9, 2012  |   blog

The High Gear Media team has invaded Detroit to cover the 2012 North American International Auto Show!

Be sure to stay tuned to High Gear Media, where you’ll find full blown Detroit Auto Show coverage on The Car Connection, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports.

For example, check out but a sampling of recent stories:

2013 Lincoln MKZ Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Acura ILX Compact Hybrid: Detroit Auto Show Preview
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Live Pics: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Ford

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Win A Trip to Cover NYIAS With High Gear Media: Contest Winner Announced

By eric  |  April 12, 2011  |   blog

In the end, you made it really difficult for us!

We received a slew of amazing submissions in the final days of our contest to tell us about your favorite auto show moment and win a trip to the New York International Auto Show (sponsored by High Gear Media, Hyundai, and the New York International Auto Show). The editorial brain trust put its collective (and collectively fierce) mind to the task of selecting a winner, and…

We are thrilled to announce that Brian

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The New York Times Covers High Gear Media Brands In April Fool’s Day Trickery Roundup

By jeff  |  April 5, 2011  |   blog

We did our best to get a little April Fool’s Day spirit going this April 1st.  Turns out, The New York Times  noticed.  Three of our brands were featured in the Times’ roundup of April Fool’s craziness in autos, cited for their creativity.

John Voelcker created a fake scoop for Green Car Reports on a company called NuTankX, supposedly a start-up based in Michigan that worked a new angle on the Better Place battery swap — gas tank switching.

Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield write

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Win a Trip to NYIAS: Contest Writing Tips

By eric  |  April 4, 2011  |   blog

High Gear Media, Hyundai, and the New York International Auto Show are offering aspiring automotive writers inside access to cover the 2011 New York Auto Show.

Interested in getting flown to New York City with a guest to help us cover the big event?

Here are some tips and pointers to help you impress our editorial team and to give you the best shot to win.

Write about your favorite auto show moment!
The contest theme is this: write about your favorite auto show

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TechCrunch: Can High Gear Media Turn Lousy Blog Economics into a Huge Exit?

By jeff  |  March 19, 2011  |   blog

High Gear Media CEO Matt Heist had an opportunity this week to drop by the TechCrunch TV studio and sit-down for an interview with Sarah Lacy to walk through High Gear Media’s growth and unique approach to automotive publishing.

Here are both parts to the interview where Matt explains what we are up to, the momentum we’ve been able to create, as well as what’s unique about building a media business in automotive. You can see a piece of the

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TheCarConnection’s Night at the Oscars

By jeff  |  February 28, 2011  |   blog

Well, sort of.  The Car Connection, High Gear Media’s flagship car review and information site, didn’t exactly win any best dressed awards at the 2011 Academy Awards.  But the site, and our editor’s work, did appear on a commercial Hyundai aired nationally during the telecast viewed by millions.

Hyundai is advertising its new Elantra and quoted from Deputy Editor Bengt Halvorson’s review of the car in the national spot that has also aired during the NBA’s all-star

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