Archive for September, 2007

How Tom Cruise rolls

September 29, 2007

How celebrities roll is not limited to the cars they drive, some celebrities have other means of getting around. Tom Cruise is one of those famous movie personalities that do not show up in his movie premier in conventional limousines. For the premier of Cruise’s MI3, he arrived on a Confederate Hellcat F1131.

It was reported that Cruise is a fan of motorcycles and has more than a dozen of them as his collection, including a Ducati. His collection also comprises a custom made Vyrus 985 C3 4V, which he bought for $100,000. The Vyrus was made in Italy and was made according to Cruise’s weight and height. It is said to have a top speed of 170mph.

Hilary’s surprise birthday gift

September 25, 2007

Birthdays are always special, the cake and the gifts always complete the whole event. But Hilary Duff was not expecting what she got as a gift from her hockey player boyfriend, Mike Comrie. He called Duff to say he’d picked out an early 20th birthday present for her and that “I hope you like them.”

“Okay, it’s shoes or something,” Duff recalled thinking as she went to her sister’s house, where Comrie had said he left the present in the garage. “I opened the garage, and I was just like shocked, just standing there.”

In front of her with a big red bow on top, was a Mercedes-Benz G-class SUV, which is said to cost more than $100,000.

Comrie actually got the idea for the gift when he heard Duff talking about her transportation needs. Duff was not sure what to get. “I was planning on getting a big car and I drive a big car anyway, and I was just like, ‘You know maybe I like the G-Wagen,’ and then I was like, ‘No, maybe I like the [Porsche] Cayenne,’ ” says Duff.

Looks like Hilary Duff will no longer have any problem choosing the right ride, now that her boyfriend gave her the right ride.

Jay Leno receives new BMW Hydrogen 7

September 22, 2007

When promoting car, who better to help a car manufacturer than a car enthusiast such as Jay Leno. He is probably the ultimate car enthusiast with a collection of cars varying from different types and model year. In BMW’s aim to promote the use of hydrogen fuel in the automotive industry, BMW gave the Hydrogen 7 to Jay Leno as a part of the company’s Hydrogen 7 Pioneer Program.

jay leno with bmw hydrogen7“As an avid car enthusiast I’m always interested in the future of automotive technology,” says Leno. I look forward to driving the Hydrogen 7 and learning more about hydrogen as a fuel for our future.”

Will Ferrell is also another celebrity that was able to take home this new green car. Although it promotes a cleaner environment, the BMW Hydrogen 7 is also a luxury car packed with many technological features.
Jay Leno with BMW Hydrogen 7

Mary-Kate likes her Cayenne

September 1, 2007

One half of the Olsen twins is riding in style with a Porsche Cayenne. It wasn’t too long ago that Mary-Kate Olsen was seen getting out of her sleek black Porsche Cayenne.

Some would say that she is all grown up but judging by her taste in cars, she also knows what is good.

Porsche Cayeen is a mid-size luxury SUV produced by the German automaker Porsche since 2002. It is the first V8 engined vehicle built by Porsche since 1995. Sales of the Cayenne have been strong, with 100,000 sold as of June 2005, becoming Porsche’s best-selling vehicle in North America. 40% of Cayenne sales are in North America. The most recent 2008 model with feature a 4.8L V-8 engine with two turbochargers producing 500 hp and 516 lb./ft. of torque reaching an estimated top speed of 171 mph.