Oprah's always giving stuff away to audiences, but yesterday's gift was a bit over the top: The top-secret, redesigned 2012 VW Beetle. The talk show host, who owns the current model, featured the VW Beetle on her show yesterday as one of her "favorite things" and all 275 members of her studio audience were told that they would receive the unreleased 2012 incarnation when it becomes available next year. The crowd was only shown a silhouette of the vehicle.
On the only other occasion she gave a set of wheels away, some audience members were unable to pay the taxes and other fees on the Pontiac G6s given to them. This time Volkswagen is covering all of the costs involved. Read the full article. (Read more Volkswagen Beetle stories.)