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  • Dolph Lundgren in Volvo construction ad

    The Volvo commercial vehicles unit has returned with another cheeky advertisement, and this time, Dolph Lundgren is ready to whip some excavators into shape. Lundgren, best known as Soviet boxer Ivan Drago from "Rocky IV," was cast to play a tough drill instructor of sorts. His victims are a group of Volvo's latest excavators, and the entire training session unfolds to the tune of 1989's "Pump Up the Jam." Once again, the advertising department behind the last five years' worth of banner Volvo construction and commercial vehicle ads has done very well. The concept is clever and good for a few...

  • 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo first owned by Walter Payton
    Bears fans rejoice: Walter Payton's 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo heads to auction

    This car is the sweetness. That's because it's a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo in excellent condition, but also because it was owned by Walter Payton. One of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Payton's Porsche is set to cross the auction block at Mecum's sale in Chicago running October 25-27...

  • 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Mecum Auctions
    John Cena's 2017 Ford GT takes 6-figure hit on latest sale

    The 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by actor and pro-wrestler John Cena crossed a Mecum auction block in Dallas last week, fetching $1,320,000 in the process, a steep discount to the $1,540,000 it sold for during Russo and Steele's Monterey Car Week auction just in August. We'll remind you...

  • 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am “Bandit” recreation
    Trio of Burt Reynolds movie cars fetch $330,000 at auction, including "Bandit" Trans Am replica

    Following the passing of Burt Reynolds on September 6, a collection of the late actor's vehicles were put up for sale last week at Barrett-Jackson's auction in Las Vegas. Reynolds had been selling off cars from his collection in the years leading to his passing, with some of the proceeds going to...

  • Muhammad Ali's 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Convertible
    Rolls-Royce once owned by Muhammad Ali hitting auction block

    A Rolls-Royce once owned by late boxing legend Muhammad Ali will hit the auction block at Bonhams’ Zoute Sale in Belgium early next month. The 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Mulliner Park Ward convertible was bought by the champ, at the time still known by his birth name of Cassius Clay, in...

  • 1979 VW Beetle Polizei on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno cops a look at a 1979 VW Beetle police car

    The automotive guest on this episode of Jay Leno's Garage isn't about speed or performance. It's just fun. "I'm just laughing looking at it. It just makes me smile," Jay Leno exclaims about the 1979 Volkswagen Beetle German police car that pulls into his garage. Unless you're getting pulled over...

  • 2014 Shelby GT500 tribute car on Jay Leno's Garage

    A special 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake roared into Jay Leno's Garage for a new episode. Actor Jim Caviezel is the proud owner, and he's turned the car into a rolling tribute for the fallen members of SEAL Team Six aboard Extortion 17. Caviezel is heavily involved with the military and the idea to turn this GT500 Super Snake into a tribute came after he was inspired by a novel detailing what a group of SEALs experienced serving their country. The trident belonging to Chris Kyle sits proudly beneath the hold along with the names of 19 SEAL team members who lost their lives in Extortion...

  • Jeep Wrangler Celebrity Customs
    Jeep is turning to celebs for a Wrangler customization contest

    Customizing a Jeep Wrangler is essentially a must-do event for any owner. Be it an upgrade as small as new tires and wheels to going nuts with a full-blown off-road build, the Wrangler might be the most customized vehicle on the planet. Jeep knows this, and the automaker is turning to a handful of...

  • Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in 'The Fate of the Furious'
    "Fast and Furious" spinoff "Hobbs and Shaw" begins production

    After years of speculation, Universal confirmed Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham will star in the first spin-off of the "Fast and Furious" franchise titled "Hobbs and Shaw." On Monday, Johnson took to Instagram to announce production has begun for the film. Johnson will reprise the role...

  • Burt Reynolds and the Trans Am SE Bandit Edition
    The real bandit, Burt Reynolds, dead at 82

    Actor Burt Reynolds died Thursday at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack in Florida, according to CNN. Best known in the automotive world for his role in the 1977 movie "Smokey and the Bandit," Reynolds was an instant icon associated with a black Pontiac Trans Am with a gold decal on its...

  • Chris Evans' SpeedKore 1967 Chevrolet Camaro on Jay Leno's Garage
    Chris Evans' SpeedKore 1967 Chevy Camaro featured on Jay Leno's Garage

    Chris Evans recently received one heck of a gift from fellow actor Robert Downey Jr. After starring in the latest Captain America film, Downey Jr. presented Evans with this 1967 Chevrolet Camaro featuring extensive work by SpeedKore. Jay Leno recently a close-up look of the car in his garage, and...

  • 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Russo and Steele
    John Cena's 2017 Ford GT sold again, this time for $1.5M

    The mockery of Ford's attempts to block flippers from profiting from early sales of the GT supercar continues with news that the 2017 example originally ordered by actor and pro-wrestler John Cena has been sold for the second time. The car went under the hammer at Russo and Steele's auction held...

  • Mark Wahlberg discusses cars at his new Ohio dealership

    Mark Wahlberg was recently in Columbus, Ohio, to talk about his new Chevrolet dealership. While there, the actor met with media and shared his lifelong passion for cars. In fact, one of his first jobs was as an auto mechanic. As a teenager, Wahlberg did oil changes and tune-ups and even drove a tow-truck. Wahlberg also started fixing and flipping cars when he got his license. Wahlberg explained: "I had quite a few cars on my first policy when I was 16 1/2—my insurance policy—because I bought a car for $200, fixed it up a little bit, sold that car,bBought another car. And my mother...

  • Aerosmith's original touring van, a 1964 International Harvester Metro, via @KConz20
    Aerosmith’s original ’64 touring van found in East Coast woods

    A 1964 International Harvester Metro found in Massachusetts by a reality television show is none other than the first touring van used by the legendary rock band Aerosmith. The Boston Globe reported the van was discovered on private property in Chesterfield, across the state from where the band was...

  • Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 70th anniversary edition inspired by Steve McQueen’s 1963 Ferrari 250 GT
    Steve McQueen's family sues Ferrari over special-edition 70th anniversary cars

    Last year, Ferrari celebrated 70 years since the unveiling of its first sports car and part of the celebration included 350 special edition cars in various liveries to mark significant moments for the company. Allegedly, the "Steve McQueen" livery never had the McQueen family's blessing. According...

  • Usher in a BAC Mono at the 2018 Gumball 3000 rally
    Usher starts 2018 Gumball 3000 rally in a BAC Mono

    The 2018 Gumball 3000 rally kicked off in London on Sunday and among the crowd was none other than Usher, whose choice of ride for this year's rally is a BAC Mono. A car like the Mono can be intimidating, especially on public roads where you're driving alongside tall SUVs and trucks. However, it's...

  • "Fast and Furious" cast members recall their first cars
    "Fast and Furious" cast members recall their first cars

    No one forgets their first car. First cars represent freedom, at least within the bounds of curfews and parental scoldings on late nights. For the cast of the "Fast and Furious" franchise, first cars were no different. A video from 2013 shows Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne "The...

  • The Rock gifts his stuntman a Ford F-150
    The Rock gifts custom Ford F-150 to his longtime stunt double

    Having someone recognize hard work and dedication is always a positive experience, but when it's someone like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, he goes above and beyond. As in, gifting his longtime stunt double a custom Ford F-150. Johnson posted the touching video to his Instagram showing him surprise...

  • Paul Walker and an R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R on the scene of Fast and Furious 4

    For the first time since the actor's untimely death, friends, family, and co-stars will open up about Paul Walker and his life in "I Am Paul Walker." Ahead of the documentary's debut, a new trailer shows snippets of the emotion and love people around the actor had for him. Many individuals will appear in the documentary, including co-star Tyrese Gibson of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, director Rob Cohen, who created the franchise and directed the first film, and his family. In the trailer, Walker's brothers Cody and Caleb and his sister Ashlie talk about his personality, his love for...

  • Mark Wahlberg [via SocialiteLife]
    Mark Wahlberg to open Ohio Chevy dealership

    From music to modeling to burger joints and now to car dealerships, Mark Wahlberg is on the move. The 47-year-old celebrity announced Friday he will open a Chevrolet dealership in Columbus, Ohio. The dealership will be a partnership with his current business partner Jay Feldman, who owns a handful...

  • Paul Walker and an R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R on the scene of Fast and Furious 4
    "I Am Paul Walker" documentary premiering August 11

    Five years after "Fast and the Furious" star and auto enthusiast Paul Walker's untimely death, fans will receive a closer look at his life. The Paramount Network announced Tuesday it will premiere the "I Am Paul Walker" documentary on August 11, 2018. The documentary will feature close friends...

  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
    The Rock to star in "Fast and Furious" spin-off, "Hobbs and Shaw"

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is set to bring his "Fast and Furious" character Luke Hobbs back to the big screen. This time around, however, he's the star in a spinoff from the main franchise. Titled "Hobbs and Shaw," the film features The Rock and co-star Jason Statham reprising his role as Deckard...

  • James Dean and Paul Walker
    Like James Dean, Paul Walker has become an icon for a generation of car enthusiasts

    On September 30, 1955, James Dean, a 24-year-old actor who enjoyed racing sports cars, was driving from Los Angeles to northern California, to Salinas, just east of the Monterey Peninsula, heading to a race. His Porsche 550 Spyder was bedecked with the words “Little Bastard,” and...

  • Ford GT40 1-2-3 finish at 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Matt Damon to play Carroll Shelby in upcoming Ford versus Ferrari film

    It was supposed to be Tom Cruise. The "Top Gun" and "Mission Impossible" mega star was reportedly set to portray Carroll Shelby in a film depicting Ford's motorsport battles with Ferrari. That was way back in 2013, though, and Hollywood has since moved on. But time is a flat circle, so we're ready...

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