April 9, 2008
Jessi James of West Coast Choppers is selling his 1962 Chevy Impala. West Coast Choppers is popular for customizing both motorcycles and vehicles. They’ve had hot shot celebrities as their clients. There’s James Hetfield, there’s Kid Rock, Tyson Beckford, The Undertaker, Keanu Reeves, and Shaquille O’ Neal. These are just to name a few.
The Chevy Impala was the planned and manufactured by General Motors’ Chevrolet division. The 1962 model is a full-sized Impala and is considered as one of the best in the history of Detroit Automotive. Because of its clean and sleek look, the 1962 Chevy Impala is a favored car among the car collectors of today.
source: Celebrity Cars Blog
April 4, 2008
Guitarist/Bassist Pete Wentz of the band Fall Out Boy was recently pulled over by the man in blue (a cop) for speeding. The car he was riding during that time? A Mercedes-Benz S65. A great ride to get caught for speeding. After all, its engine is made for high-speed performance. If only Pete chose the right time and place to test just how great a ride his Mercedes really is.
Since we’re in the subject of how powerful this classy yet simple car is, then it would be a great time to point out that under its hood lays a bi-turbo V12 engine which gives off 604 horsepower. If you’re wondering about its torque, it’s 738 lb.-ft. at 2,000 to 4,000 rpm. Impressive? Definitely. This four-door luxury sedan is able to accommodate five passengers and is available in four trims. The S65 AMG, which Pete was driving, comes with a hard drive that has 20 GB, as well as a GPS Navigation Aid with Voice Activation. Safety is not a problem with its 4-wheel anti-lock brakes. Other safety features include front and rear crumple zones, side guard door beams, and front and rear 3-point seatbelts. The interior has seats wrapped in AMG exclusive upgraded leather seats. It sports 20-inch alloy wheels, Nano-Particle Scratch Resistant Paint and stainless steel exhaust pipes to complete its sleek yet simple look.
source: Celebrity cars Blog
April 1, 2008
Queensland Raceway will be accommodating people at the end of May until June 1st this year for a major event that will be all about displaying cars that are bound to impress people. It’s not just showcasing cars. The excitement factor is upped a notch with the high-performance vehicles going for demonstrations, a series of races, parades, speed trials, timed sprints, and a highlighted show and shine.
Those who have already confirmed in joining the said event are Allan Moffat’s Trans-Am Mustang, Norm Beechey’s Monaro GTS 350 (which won the 1970 Australian Touring Car Championship) and Jim Richards’ 1967 Mustang. Kevin Bartlett, two-time Australian driving champion, will be joining as a celebrity participant. Other big names who will be attending are Show & Shine with HSV, Mustang, Monaro, and American Muscle Car Club.
The timed sprints will compose of sixty Australian and American V8 muscle cars. As for the average speed time trials, you can expect to see 30 exotic sports cars such as Corvette, Jaguar, Lotus, and Porsche.
Jim Richards is one of the patrons and he’s expected to show his brand new Porsche GT 2, which has 252 horsepower, with the “Iseki” Porsche 956C sports car. The latter is a former Vern Schuppan All-Japan Sports Car Championship winner.
source: Full Boost
March 29, 2008
The former “Laguna Beach” star may have been good at keeping herself under the radar of the media. But this one? This one news they won’t let it slide. Seen riding a BMW 3 Series Coupe, Ms. Kristin Elizabeth Cavallari was reported to have driven it during her shopping trip to Los Angeles. The photo below shows her recent shopping escapade.
This BMW 3 Series coupe has an exterior that’s all about class and making all the right impression. The interior is just as promising: a combination of colors and materials oozing with elegance and sportiness rolled into one neat package. Performance, comfort and safety issues? Not with this one. As usual, it seems as if BMW has taken care of what a girl wants – from the option of tricking out the wheels to enhanced lighting for a more comfortable ride.
The news of a rich little girl owning a BMW 3 Series Coupe doesn’t really seem much. Then again, there’s nothing too little or too much about whatever news that’ll be rolling off the headlines when you’re a celebrity. Especially when it’s one filled with teen-age drama. This time around, the media chose to spot Kristin Cavallari’s pretty low-profiled but nonetheless sleek ride.
Quick facts: Kristin Cavallari got featured in “Laguna Beach” and became one of the hottest breakout stars. She’s made even more famous because of the love triangle that ensued between her, Stephen Colletti and Lauren Conrad. To this date, LC and Kristin are said to have called truce.
source: Celebrity Cars Blog
March 28, 2008
Britney. When the headlines display that two-syllable name, one doesn’t even have to wonder who the Britney is said headline is referring to. From teeny bopper super pop star to a sexy diva super pop star, Britney Spears has managed to make a name that’s all hers in the crowded world of celebrities. From number one hits to crazy public stunts, Britney has done it all. You think there’s nothing left for Britney to do? Think again. But don’t guess too hard. The name of this blog ought to clue you in…
That’s right. The latest news about Britney is that her cars are being sold. Among her vehicle assets are the two white Mercedes Benz (SL65 and CLK350), one white Mini Cooper and one black Audi in which she was all seen driving around at some point in her earlier career. During a court hearing, Jamie Spears (Britney’s dad) was given the right to either have Britney’s seven cars sold or disposed of. Jamie’s legal team opted to sell it, seeing that her fleet of seven cars is too much to keep around. Aside from that, she would be able to save a massive amount of money by selling them.
Apparently, due to the turmoil that the pop princess’ life has been – from her divorce to the issue about her two children being not properly cared for – the court had deemed it necessary to hand off the legal rights of he selling of Britney’s car to her father. Jamie Spears is in charge of some of his daughter’s properties or assets until the 31st of July.
From “Hit Me Baby One More Time” hit song to “Chaos” television reality show, from giving the all-American girl-next-door image to public breakdowns, there is nothing Britney isn’t doing that the media isn’t following. And this latest regarding her father selling her cars is no exception.
March 27, 2008
Eddie Jordan is a former Formula One team boss and his Morgan Plus 4 sports car – which only covered only 530 miles – is for sale. Born in Ireland, he founded and formerly owned the Jordan Grand Prix team which he managed to run from 1991 until 2005. Although they weren’t exactly top notch, the team did manage to get a one-two during he 1998 Belgium Grand Prix with Damon Hill and Ralf Schumacher.
The Morgan Plus 4 is a classic British sports car manufactured based on the 1950s original model. This car is a modern classic that’s all about throwing in a “big torquey motor in a lightweight car and go!” It is powered by a 2-liter Duratec engine and can go from 0-62 in a space of 7.3 seconds. One can find a leather dash board and console in the interior of the car. This two-seater is enveloped in claret leather and comes with a heated front screen. The wheels are just as impressive: 15-inch stainless steel wire wheels. This is an option that costs around a thousand pounds.
This car may look old and traditional but don’t let that fool you. It’s built to catch up to today’s modern need for speed.
source: Auto Trader
March 25, 2008
There is one thing that Simon Cowell, one of the judge for “American Idol,” is now known for. No, it’s something else besides his frankness when it comes to giving comments to the contestants. It’s his Bugatti Veyron, a powerful 16-cylinder four-wheel drive. It’s astonishing in looks and even more astonishing in performance and capabilities. This certain Bugatti boasts of a maximum speed of over 400 km per hour. Its horsepower will make jaws drop and heads spin, as its total offers up to 1,001. The Veyron needs only a horsepower between 270 and 280 to get a constant sped of 250 km/h. To help bring out the best performance and an unforgettable drive or ride, its Electronic Stability Program (ESP) makes certain that you get adjusted accordingly to whatever speed you’re riding with. Its advanced aerodynamics keeps you assured that you’ll stay on the road even when you’re racing down the street. This car goes from zero to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds. An efficient braking system? Not a problem at all. Bugatti made sure that its ceramic brakes slow down quicker than it can accelerate.
Making use of titanium, carbon, magnesium, and aluminum, this car was meant to be truly lightweight. Titanium piston rods, titanium screws, magnesium valve caps, and titanium exhaust system all shave off some weight to achieve this lightweight flawlessness. With this car, safety is not overlooked. Carbon monocoque construction is applied. It is capable of withstanding massive impact from crashes. It’s the same material used in the Formula 1 racecars. The Bugatti Veyron has precision engineering – from the steering system to the tires. Every inch of this model seems to scream out perfection. Not really a far cry from what Simon Cowell aims for when it comes to his expectations regarding the contestants of the reality T.V. show “American Idol.”
March 18, 2008
Being an exclusive sponsor, the 3M Car care Garage will present 60 to 80 cars of celebrities during the Food Lion Auto Fair at Lowe’s Moto Speedway. This event is held twice per year and is actually distinguished for being the “world’s largest automotive extravaganza.” Some celebrities whose cars are expected to be showcased are LeBron James, Tony Stewart, Geg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
The event will start on the third of April and will wrap up on the sixth of April. It will not only present cars of the celebrities but an array of lean, mean machines and environmentally friendly cars as well. This is in the spirit of the theme, which is about a friendly competition between the “mean” cars and the “green” cars.
The 3M Car Care Garage will be presenting demonstrations of the applied technology and modernization used in the 3M products. The Food Lion Auto Fair will be show cars of various brands and models taken from 50 club displays. Numerous parts and memorabilia vendors and a massive flea market will be there to make the fair even more enjoyable. There are a lot more offered in this fair, with the showcasing of celebrity cars as one of the highlights of the said event.
source: Paddock Talk
March 14, 2008
You’d be surprised if you knew the cars that the star wrestler Dave Batista prefers. The first expensive car he bought was a black 2003 BMW 745Li. He confessed that he is still attached to it until now. The outside of this sedan may not look like it houses a fairly spacious interior but it seems to suit Batista just fine. This sleek sedan is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine which has 325 horsepower. It is obviously able to deliver a smooth yet potent ride. If you have any doubts about how a six foot five can fit into it, here is what Batista had to say, “I got it ‘cause it was so roomy.” Apparently, the inside of the 2003 BMW 745Li is spacious and comfortable enough for him, as he hadn’t done any changes to the car. True to the BMW’s elegant and luxurious nature, the materials used for trimming the cabin are leather, brushed aluminum and wood.
What else was Batista gushing about his first ever lavish car? The wheels. He said, “It has really nice rims, Asanti (22-inch) with black centers. The cool thing about the rims is that they have a six-inch deep-dish lip, which is not real common. I have the Strut grille package. I shaved off the BMW emblems, and had Strut put on it. People ask me all the time what kind of car it is.”
Other cars one can find in his garage are an immaculate-looking Mercedes Benz SL500 with 20-inch Asanti rims and a Hummer H2 which he drives the most. He had some changes made to the Hummer H2, like a sound system comprised of four 1000-watt Alpine amps and eight Kicker subs.
source: DuPont Registry