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3M Car Care Garage Will Showcase Hot Celebrity Cars

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

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Edward Norton Becomes A Member of the BMW Hydrogen 7 Pioneer Program

March 4, 2008

Golden Globe awardee and Oscar nominee Edward Norton is the latest in line in the BMW Hydrogen 7 Pioneer Program. Joining Will Ferrell and Jay Leno, Norton received the keys to the first ever luxury sedan which is powered by hydrogen. This luxury sedan is not for sale. However, because of its use of hydrogen as its sustainable fuel when it comes to transportation it is already deemed as an achievement. It reduces carbon dioxide emissions which harms our environment since it gives off only water vapor. It is BMW’s belief that the Hydrogen 7 will pave way in using hydrogen as an effective alternative to gasoline for a better and safer environment. Norton had commented, ““The excitement of this car to me is that it demonstrates what we’re capable of, and it inspires me to keep advocating for a more sustainable way of life.”

Norton seems to be fit for being in the Hydrogen 7 Pioneer Program because he himself was responsible for coming up with the Solar Neighbors Program. This program’s objective was to bring photovoltaic (PV) panels to the low-income houses in Los Angeles. He was able to draw in celebrities to the program, such as Brad Pitt. It was a successful project. “Within its first year the program succeeded in getting resources for dozens of solar installations for inner-city families.”

BMW had gotten the likes of Edward Norton and other popular and influential people in their Hydrogen 7 Pioneer Program to encourage the people in giving their massive support to vehicles which are powered by hydrogen instead of fuel. Other notable members of the program are Placid Domingo (opera star singer) and Steve Gaghan (a recognized director). To add to the illustrious list of the power of the Hydrogen 7’s concept, power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had chosen to ride the BMW Hydrogen 7 during the premiere of “Ocean’s 13.” For the Cinema for Peace Gala which took place in Berlin, Richard Gere and Sharon Stone had the Hydrogen 7 for their ride.

source: Auto Uncovered

Fuel-friendly Fleet at the Academy Awards

February 17, 2008

Green cars. Environmentally friendly. Conscious of the environment. Drive green. Recently, these all seem to be the words spoken or mentioned when cars are brought up. Now even the 80th Annual Academy Awards will be joining in on the green fun when vehicles from GMC and Chevrolet are tasked to provide transportation to Hollywood celebrities during the said event. GM has already been in a similar scene before, at the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards, not to mention the 39th NAACP Image Awards. GM had participated by contributing their “fuel-friendly” vehicles to both events. Their Director of Marketing Alliances and Branded Entertainment, Dino Bernacchi had spoken about their involvement and said, “GM’s longstanding relationship with Hollywood and our strong commitment to bringing advanced technologies to market that will help diversify fuel sources and reduce vehicle emissions makes this the perfect time for GM to drive ‘green’ to the Oscars… Our outreach to showcase GM’s ‘fuel-friendly’ products will be increasingly evident in the entertainment industry in 2008 with presence at awards shows, film festivals and special events, as well as a heightened product placement effort in movies and television.” One of the vehicle models which GM will provide is the GMC Yukon Hybrid, their first full-sized SUV hybrid which no other hybrid vehicles can compare to when it comes to fuel efficiency and performance. Its maximum towing is 6,200 pounds and can seat eight passengers.

Chevrolet will also be stopping at the red carpet with their Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell electric vehicles. These vehicles are zero-gas and zero-emissions without sacrificing its performance. In 12 seconds it can go from zero to 60 miles per hour. It has 236-lb.-ft. of instant torque; top speed is roughly around 100 miles per hour. The Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell electric vehicles can seat up to four passengers.

Celebrities will also be seen being shuttled by a couple of FlexFuel E85 ethanol-compatible Yukon SUVs (still provided by the world-renowned automobile company, the aforementioned GM). It seems that the Hollywood celebrities who will be attending this year’s 80th Annual Academy Award will be enjoying rides that are both stylish and environmentally friendly.

source: webwire.com

The Cars That Stars Ride Are for Sale

February 14, 2008

They are selling celebrity cars at MyRide. One of the celebrity rides up for grabs is Spice Girls’ “Scary Spice” Melanie B. Her car is a black Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG. It has a powerful, unbeatable 5.4L V8 engine with seven-speed automatic. The brakes will put anyone’s mind at ease when it comes to worrying about stopping in time. The well-trimmed interior and notable stereo adds to its appeal. Its AMG bodywork and 18-inch twin spoke wheels are there to impress. To get to 60 takes no more than 5.1 seconds. The Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG is a luxurious convertible dressed to impress but without sacrificing its speed and power. MyRide is offering this sleek and powerful roadster for under $46,000.00

Another celebrity car for sale is Holly Madison’s (Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend in “Girls Next Door”) Porsche Cavenne. This vehicle has a low mileage of 13,700 miles and a 4.5L V8 engine with Tiptronic Paddle-Shift. It is power steering and all-wheel drive and its interior is customized with leather. “This hot ride delivers everything you can expect in a performance midsize luxury SUV by Porsche.”

The late Milton Berle’s 1983 Mercedes Benz 380SL is also for sale. Berle was an Emmy award-winning American comedian and actor. He was also known as “Uncle Miltie” or “Mr. Television” during the golden age of the TV. This Mercedes Benz model has a 3.8L V8 engine with automatic transmission. It is fully loaded with power windows and cruise control. It being part of history and being one of a kind, only serious offers will be entertained. The asking price s $24,900 with an immediate deposit worth $500 required.

source: MyRide

Cars of the A-List Celebrities

February 7, 2008

It can’t be helped that when you’re a celebrity, every little thing about you is noticed. Most people drive cars and it is no earth-shattering news but when some popular celebrity is seen sporting a new car, it makes the headlines. Channel 4 has rounded up a list of celebrities, “strictly A-List”, and their cars. The first one is no other than 50 Cent.

It seems like 50 Cent isn’t all about making his mark in the music business. Even his choice of car is notable. Everyone would well remember how he had surprised the public and then raised some eyebrows when he announced that he has plans of making a drop-top out of his Rolls-Royce Phantom. 50 Cent had reportedly said, “I just want something everybody else doesn’t have… I don’t care if it messes up the electrical system. The roof is gonna be gone. I want something more sporty. I’m not an old man. That’s why I wanna chop the roof off it. I’ll leave the TVs. They had TVs in the package I got. It’s fully loaded. I’ll leave everything that’s in there. I’ll just cut the roof off. Make it into a ‘vertible.”

Bond movies are famous for hot cars and hot women and Bond girl Rosamund Pike, who appeared in “Die Another Day”, is holding back for that special car. Although a lot of choices had been given, she hasn’t settled on picking the right one for her just yet. To quote her, “I am looking for a Citroen DS. I have been on the internet but so far I haven’t found the one I want… I want one because it is beautiful, because the view is panoramic and because it is a design classic. It is a romantic car I think. From a style point of view.”

Jay Kay (a.k.a. Jamiroquai) already owns four Ferrari cars, which includes an Enzo. He said that the Enzo is “the best car” he has driven so far. Jay Kay claims, “I love the fact that my music allows me to have all these fantastic cars. I couldn’t choose between music and cars, but I am happiest in my cars.”

The other celebrities mentioned were Jonah Lomu, Vanessa-Mae, Tim Henman, Ewan McGregor, and Paul Newman.

source: channel4.com

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

Lindsay Lohan’s car is for sale

November 16, 2007

Reports have come out that Lindsay Lohan’s infamous Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is up for grabs on eBay. This was the vehicle that Lohan was driving during her July drug-induced crash.

The starting bid for this car is $110,000.00.

Taking a closer look on the vehicle, it is equipped with a powerful 6.0-liter V-12 engine. It also has 604 Horsepower and 738 lb-ft of Torque.

According to eBay, all of the original manuals and booklets as well as the window stickers are still intact and will be included once the vehicle is purchased. The vehicle also had some replacements including, the hood, left fender, front bumper, front grill, left headlight, and both front wheels and tires.

BMW Hydrogen 7 visited Fiesta Internazionale di Roma

October 30, 2007

In some previous posts, I featured Jay Leno and Will Ferrell being some of the lucky few to get a Hydrogen-powered BMW. Just recently, Cate Blanchett was seen arrived in the Film Festival in Rome with the BMW Hydrogen 7. Other stars that used the environment-friendly car to the international Film Festival in the Italian city were Monica Bellucci and Jane Fonda.

Cate Blanchett leaving Hydrogen 7

BMW graced the Festival along with 6 of its world’s first production car with bivalentem hydrogen propulsion. Notable personalities in the movie industry did not missed the event, like the French actor Gerard Depardieu, director Francis Ford Coppola, the Australian actor Geoffrey Rush, the Italian actresses Asia Argento and Greta Scacchi, the Indian actor and director Shekhar Kapur and Gilles Jacob, President the Cannes Film Festival, from mobility to convince future.

Photo and some details were taken from affluentluxury.com

Prius for Ms. Alba

October 2, 2007

Toyota Prius is probably the most popular hybrid car today with its gaining patrons and impressive sales with monthly sales of 12,227 units. The said figure moved the Prius to the ninth place for the top ten bestselling cars in the U.S. for the month of February.

Jessica Alba and her Prius

The Prius is also very popular among celebrities including Jessica Alba. But the hybrid car’s popularity is matched by its great performance, which not everyone expected from an environment-friendly vehicle. It is able to produce 110 horsepower and can easily reach 60 miles in 10.2 seconds. In fact, Alba said in her recent interview with Jay Leno that she also gets speeding ticket. This just shows that the Prius has enough power. Boasting on being a green vehicle, the Prius can emit 89 percent less smog-forming emissions, compared to an average new car.

Jessica Alba will also be driving her real life car, the Prius, in her new movie, “Good Luck Chuck.”

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.