Archive for April, 2008

Ride Like You Belong in West Coast Choppers

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

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When Pete Wentz Got Pulled Over in His Mercedes S65

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

Australia to Showcase Impressive Cars at Queensland

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