Reviewing the '09 Saks Fifth Avenue Special Edition Mercedes Benz S550 with Dre

Jan 31, 2011

I'm well aware that I'm a good two years late, but I was on Dub Magazine's site and I saw that they had a video of Dre (of the Cool and Dre fame) showing his Saks Fifth Avenue Mercedes s550, and I wanted to know the difference between that one and the straight from the dealership Mercedes S550. And of course, I couldn't find out from watching the video... Thanks Dre.

So, according to, the specs goes as follows:

Diamond White metallic exterior paint color
a Sahara beige and black interior
an AMG sport package,
heated and active ventilated front seats,
drive-dynamic multicontour front seats (each with 4-level massage),
Bluetooth interface with hands-free calling,
Parktronic audiovisual parking assistant,
and a Keyless Go and a rear view camera, all of which compliment the S550's already lengthy list of standard features.

Dre happens to be one of 1,000 people to own this Special Edition Mercedes Benz. I will give him credit on knowing that he had Vossen Wheels on it. And like me, Saks Fifth Avenue originated in New York.

Upcoming Car Show: 2011 Dub Car Show: Philadelphia

Jan 29, 2011

Hey Philly, Dub Car Show is coming to your city!!! It actually started today, but not to fear, you actually have the largest tour stop out of all of the cities. It's located as a part of the Philly Auto Show, so while you are playing the game "That's My Car" (Like you'se never played that game), you can walk over to the Dub part of the show.

Here's the hours:

Saturday, January 29 : 9am – 10pm
Sunday, January 30 : 9am – 8pm
Monday, January 31 – Friday, February 4 : 12noon – 10pm
Saturday, February 5 : 9am – 10pm
Sunday, February 6 : 9am – 6pm

Let me know how it goes, and I'll be searching for coverage online. If it looks good, I might hit the 2011 Dub Show Philly Tour Stop. For tickets, click on the photo above...

Now if only Funkmaster Flex can post his car show tour dates...

New Wheel Designs by Antera

Jan 28, 2011

Antera's unique range of Italian made light alloy wheels is the result of evolutionary design methods and the engineering excellence the company is renowned for. The company has released new wheel designs for early 2011. For more info on them, click on the photos above the description.

ANTERA introduces the TYPE 505 for passenger car applications. Featuring a progressive split 5 spoke design with sculpted design elements. Fitments include most passenger vehicles.

Sizes: 8.0x18”, 9.5x18”, 8.5x19” , 9.5x19”, 8.5x20” and 10.5x20”

Finishes include silver/machined.

Tire pressure sensor compatible. Click on the photo for more info.

ANTERA introduces the TYPE 503 for SUV applications. Featuring a progressive 5 spoke wheel with sculpted design elements. Fitments include most current trucks and SUVs.

Sizes: 9.5x20", 10.5"x20", 9x22", 10x22"

Finishes include silver/machined, hyper black/machined and full matte black. Click on the photo for more info.

Genuine ANTERA wheels at deep discounted prices! Antera's unique range of Italian made light alloy wheels is the result of evolutionary design methods and the engineering excellence the company is renowned for. Available in various finishes and sizes. Click on the link above to go to the ANTERA Wheel Special page and pricelist.

Please do not hesitate to contact a CEC sales executive at 310.203.3900 (West) or 305.446.778 (CEC EAST) for ordering information.

The Situation is at it again...

Inspired by Puffy, The Situation purchased not one, but two 2011 Jeep Wrangler Saharas- one for himself, and one for his brother, Marc. He didn't keep them customized, he bought it to his favorite customizer- Will Castro and Unique Autosports. Per TMZ, what was done was brand new leather interiors, a sound system complete with subwoofers, and 22″ rims. Total value of about $75,000 each. I'm happy that the customizations are very clean and understated.

Check out the photos:

And in case you forgot about the Bentleys...

Savini Forged Presents New 1 Piece Cast Line wheels

Jan 27, 2011

For more information, check out

Bernie's Car Show Coverage: 2011 World of Wheels (Atlanta) Show

Jan 26, 2011

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to return to the World of Wheels Car Show at the Georgia World Congress Center here in Atlanta, GA. What I love most about this show is that it's not like the shows that I normally attend. The World of Wheels tends towards Hot Rods as well as vintage vehicles. I was bummed cause I didn't get to see the one vintage/old school car that I want, but the guys that I had the opportunity of speaking to was impressed that I would want the car that they used to "drive across country" on the classic show, I Love Lucy.

Anyway, on to the cars...

Like this 1966 Chevy C-10.

Chevy Bel-Airs were popular at the show. The owner of this particular Bel-Air was very nice. His friend also made sure that I got some photos of his car as well...

And if you're not positive of the make and model of this candy apple red car is...

How about this 1933 Ford Phaeton:

I want to know how grumpy is Ed? Either way, Grumpy Ed is on the side of this 1950 Chevy Pickup Truck

1929 Ford Tudor:

Engine Work to a Corvette:

1969 Chevy Chevelle SS with an adorable blue paint job:

I know you're wondering what's that white piece of paper in the window of this 1956 Ford Thunderbird. It's the ORIGINAL invoice from East Point Ford when the owner purchased this car. The owner bought it February 6, 1956 and only spent $2990.99. My, how times have changed.

Well, since everyone informed me that a 1955 Pontiac Star Chief is hard to come across, if I can't get it, I found two replacements:

An Early 60's Chevy Corvette Convertible (which would have to be painted black)

And an 1965 Ford Mustang.

Of course, these two cars don't have the significance that the Star Chief carries, but what can you do.

For more photos, check out my 2011 World of Wheels Gallery... and see you next year!!!

P.S. How come there isn't a World of Wheels tour stop in New York???

New Spyder SS Wheel from American Force Wheels

Jan 21, 2011

The new Spyder SS wheel is the latest wheel design for 3/4 & 1 ton
single rear wheel trucks from American Force.
To ensure the strongest possible wheel, this custom CNC built/forged
aluminum wheel is made from T6061 aluminum.
All wheels are direct bolt-on and feature hubcentric fitments to ensure
a perfect fit. Appealing to the masses is a must,
and all American Force SS series wheels are offered in
a mirror finish and multiple powder coated colors.

Wheel Size:
20X10, 20X12, 22X10, 22X12, and 24X12

For more info, check out

Upcoming Car Show: 2011 World Of Wheels, New Orleans, LA

Autorama is having their World of Wheels Car Show tour stop in one of the party cities of the United States, New Orleans. The show will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on January 28-30. For more info, click on the photo above.

Sorry to disappoint you, but I highly doubt that there will be girls flashing for beads. This is a family event...

Upcoming Car Show: The First Car Show to hit Atlanta in 2011

Jan 20, 2011

Autorama gave me the official press release as well as some more info about theWorld of Wheels Car Show.

EVENT: 36th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels at the World Congress Center Halls C-1 and C-2


Friday, January 21st from 3pm-10pm
Saturday, January 22nd from 11am-10pm
Sunday, January 23rd from 11am-7pm

General Admission- $16.00
Children 6- 12 years- $5.00
At O’Reilly Auto Parts:
General Admission- $14.00
Children 6-12 years- $4.00


There will be 500 Customs Cars, Classics, Hot Rods, Trucks, Motorcycles and Race Cars on display. This will be a fantastic display of true Automotive Art.
See some of the South’s finest show cars as well as a number of feature cars and exhibits all under one roof.

Feature Cars
SCYTHE presented by Galpin Auto Sports
Dennis “Li’l Daddy” Roth’s STREETNIK BANDIT
“Sixpack” custom 6 wheeled truck
Featured Exhibits
DRAG CITY USA featuring vintage drag cars
World of Wheels ‘61 featuring traditional rods, customs & bobbers (over 30 cars)
Rockabilly Band “Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho Devilles
All American Cycle Show
Atlanta area Pinstripers Charity Art Auction with all proceeds
Benefiting the Down Syndrome Assoc. of Atlanta
Performance World including modern muscle cars, Sport Compacts & European Luxury
Entertainment Stage
Jennette McCurdy from “I CARLY
Sat 1-4 & 7-9
Chip Foose from TV’s Overhaulin
Sat 1-4, 7-9
Billy Bretherton TV’s “Billy the Exterminator” Sun 12-5
WNNX Bikini Contest
Fri. 7:00pm
Pinup Girl Contest
Sat 8:30pm
Dennis ”Lil Daddy” Roth
Fri Sat Sun
Bryan Fuller from Two Guys Garage
Sat & Sun
XSBA Streetbike Freestyle Shows
Fri 7, Sat 1, 4 & 8, Sun 1 & 4

See you there!!!!

Upcoming Car Show: 2011 World Of Wheels, Pittsburgh, PA

On the exact same day and time as the Atlanta show, the World of Wheels is making their pit stop in Pittsburgh as well. It's going to be held at the David Lawrence Convention Center. For more info, click on the photo above.

P.S. How much you want to bet that they're going to play "Black and Yellow" there???

The Most Stolen Vehicles According to

Jan 18, 2011

Before you automatically think that this list is full of Luxury Cars, you might want to think again. These are extremely affordable vehicles that I'm about to list.

Presenting the Most Stolen Vehicles According to

  1. 1994 Honda Accord

  2. 1995 Honda Civic

  3. 1991 Toyota Camry

  4. 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup

  5. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

  6. 2000 Dodge Caravan

  7. 1994 Chevrolet pickup (full size)

  8. 1994 Acura Integra

  9. 2002 Ford Explorer

  10. 2009 Toyota Corolla

**Note: This list is not intended for a person to recreate the movie "New Jersey Drive".

JL Audio is having a pre-anniversary sale...

Jan 17, 2011

In Celebration of their 10th Anniversary, JL Audio has all of their W7-AE subs are available for preorder and they're marked down as well.

The Specifications of the Subs goes as follows:

Tenth Anniversary Edition Subwoofers, available in:

8-inch subwoofer driver (500W, 3 ohm)
10-inch subwoofer driver (750W, 3 ohm)
12-inch subwoofer driver (1000W, 3 ohm)
13.5-inch subwoofer driver (1500W, Dual 1.5 ohm voice coils)

Need some more details???

Special Tenth Anniversary Edition W7 Subwoofers feature:
New Satin-Black Powdercoated Baskets
Bright Anodized Surround Clamp Ring
Special Anniversary Edition Cone Badge
Special Anniversary Edition Terminal Label
W7 Technologies

Highly Linear, DMA Optimized Motor System
Elevated Frame-Cooling
Floating Cone Attach Method (FCAM™)
Huge Diameter, Progressive-Roll Spider
Ultra-Long Voice Coil
Radially Cross-Drilled Pole-Piece
Plateau-Reinforced Spider Attachment
Co-Extruded, Double Lead-Wires

Note: This sale is only available online and at authorized JL Audio retailers. For more details, click on

Top 20 2011 Most Expensive Vehicles to Insure According to

Jan 13, 2011

Presenting the Top 20 2011 Most Expensive Vehicles to Insure According to

  1. Mercedes SL65 AMG V12 (2 Door Convertible): $3,543.81

  2. BMW 750i V8 (4 Door Sedan Hybrid): $3,280.70

  3. BMW 750Li V8 (4 Door Sedan Hybrid): $3,280.70

  4. Mercedes SL63 AMG V8 (2 Door Convertible): $3,263.46

  5. Mercedes S65 AMG V-12 (4 Door Sedan Turbo): $3,220.86

  6. Aston Martin DB9 V-12 (2 Door Coupe): $3,120.45

  7. Mercedes CL600 V-12 (2 Door Coupe): $3,114.28

  8. Porsche 911 Carrera S V6 (2 Door Cabriolet): $3,092.31

  9. Aston Martin DB9 Volante V-12 (2 Door Convertible): $3,088.96

  10. Mercedes G55 AMG 4WD V8 (4 Door Utility): $3,086.49

  11. Mercedes CL65 AMG (2 Door Coupe): $3,063.73

  12. Mercedes CL63 AMG V8(2 Door Coupe): $3,058.69

  13. Porsche 911 Carrera 4S V6 (2 Door Cabriolet): $3,046.87

  14. Mercedes SL550 V8 (2 Door Convertible): $2,942.97

  15. Jaguar XJ L Supercharged 2WD 4.2L V8 (4 Door Sedan): $2,940.94

  16. Jaguar XJ L Supersport 2WD 4.2L V8 (4 Door Sedan): $2,940.94

  17. Porsche 911 Carrera 4 V6 (2 Door Cabriolet): $2,921.61

  18. Porsche 911 Carrera S V6 (2 Door Coupe): $2,919.90

  19. Mercedes S63 AMG V8 (4 Door Sedan): $2,898.30

  20. Jaguar XJ Supercharged 2WD 4.2L V8 (4 Door Sedan): $2,853.24

Like yesterday's post, these averages are based on a single 40-year-old male driver who commutes 12 miles to work each day, with policy limits of 100/300/50 ($100,000 for injury liability for one person, $300,000 for all injuries and $50,000 for property damage in an accident) and a $500 deductible on collision and comprehensive coverage. He has a clean driving record and good credit. The rate includes uninsured motorist coverage. Also using car insurance rates from six large carriers (State Farm, Allstate, Progressive, GEICO, Farmers and Nationwide) in 10 ZIP codes per state. Which means that if I were to own one of these fine automobiles, I would have to spend twice as much living in Georgia.
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