Archive for January, 2008

Roy Orpheus and His Fleet of Seven Vehicles

January 30, 2008

Owning the latest or one of the luxury cars is one of the ways professional football players manifest their celebration of success. Orpheus Roye, the defensive tackle belonging to the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns, is one of them. Not having a lot when he was growing up, he sees his collection of vehicles as an indication that he’s made it and he’s still making it. Roy thinks of them as a reward to the hard work he’s been doing. Some of the vehicles he has are 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class coupe, 2005 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged, 2006 Bentley Flying Spur, 2007 Mercedes S550 sedan, and finally, a white 2007 Maybach 57S.

Other NFL stars seen sporting fancy vehicles around town are the following:

Ronnie brown with his 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550
Rod Coleman with his BMW 645i
Jamar Fletcher with his 2005 Bentley GT Continental
Dion Grant with his 2008 Mercedes CL63
Carlos Rogers with his 2007 Mercedes S550
Emmitt Smith with his 2008 Cadillac Escalade ESV

It is worth it to know that Emmett Smith is a retired National Football League player, best known for his thirteen years of playing for the Dallas Cowboys team. Emmitt Smith has won three Super Bowl rings with previously mentioned team. Not only that but he was also named eight times in the Pro Bowl. He is currently an ESPN analyst.

source: The Kansas CW

Celebrities Still Own Modest Cars

January 27, 2008

Tom Hanks       Chrysler PT Cruiser

Just because they are celebrities does not mean they can’t sport any other cars except for the expensive vehicles. Some of them are seen cruising around with modest cars. Take for example the very down-to-earth Tom Hanks. His choice of vehicle is a Chrysler PT Cruiser. This simple station wagon actually made it to the Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best list. It also won the North American Car of the Year back in 2001.

Another star sporting a not-so-flashy car is Colin Farrell, the bad boy of Hollywood. He owns a Ford Bronco. This model of Ford was introduced originally as a competitor for other vehicles such as the Jeep CJ-5 (a commercial version of the famous World War II military jeepney) and the International Harvester Scout (an American civilian off-road SUV). The Ford Bronco costs around $6,950.

50 Cent has a wide range when it comes to his car collection and the Dodge Charger is one of his simpler vehicles. The 2008 Dodge Charger has 3.5 liter High Output 24-valve V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission and 17 inches worth of Machined-Faced aluminum wheels. This costs around $26,360.

Some stars prefer the “green cars” or the eco-friendly cars. Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and even Leonardo DiCaprio all have Toyota Prius. This car is fuel efficient and has already won numerous awards including 2007 Intellichoice as being Best Retained Value, Lowest Fue, Lowest Operating Costs, and Lowest Ownership Costs. The Toyota Prius was even named as the world’s greenest car by the Swiss government.

The other celebrities who own such examples of cars are Goldie Hawn and LeBron James, who both have Mini Coopers. Country singer Toby Keith’s choice is the popular Ford F-150. Apparently, being a celebrity does not call for an expensive collection of cars.

Source: The Michigan Journal

50 Cent Ranked Number Two

January 22, 2008

 

50 Cent is more than a hip-hop artist. He is also one of the celebrities who earned millions and millions of dollars within a day, ranking him number two among the celebrities who had the biggest paydays of 2007. He had received the net of a whopping $100 million one month before he turned thirty-one, when Coca-Cola purchased Glaceau. Glaceau is the company who sold health drinks and named a flavor after 50 Cent (Formula 50) in return that the hip-hop star will receive a small share of the company.

The stars are never without flashy automobiles and this one is no exception. 50 Cent owns cars that are bomb-proof. It’s his take on precaution, having been shot inside a car years ago. There had been a time when he raised some eyebrows when he told the public that he would like to turn his Rolls-Royce Phantom into a drop-top, saying he just wants what everybody doesn’t have. The Rolls Royce Phantom has 453 hp at 5350 rpm with a V12 engine. BMW had set the lifetime limit of this model to ten thousand. This means that only ten thousand units of the Rolls Royce Phantom will be available.

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