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 |  Jul 13 2012, 5:44 PM

Justin Bieber’s chrome-wrapped Fisker Karma looks more like a spaceship to the general public than what CEO Henrik Fisker would probably prefer: a car identifiable with his brand. 

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 |  Jan 31 2012, 7:30 AM

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe pop star Justin Bieber signed and put on auction for charity sold late yesterday for $40,000.

Most of the time when a celebrity has something to do with cars, it means there’s a specialty line being made, like a Funkmaster Flex edition Ford Explorer – ugh! This wasn’t one of those cases. Bieber decided to sign the car’s dashboard in silver pen ink and set it up for sale on Ebay. The goal? Raising money for a good cause.

The cause in question? Well, the young lad wanted to fix up the skate park in his home town of Stratford, Ontario up in Canada. It didn’t look like the car would actually bring in the minimum bid he had hoped for, but at the last minute someone swooped in to scoop the car up, though we don’t know who.

Don’t be surprised if it shows up on an upcoming episode of something like MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 series. There really aren’t too many people willing to drop that much cash on a car that starts at $22,250 aside from a one percenter with a spoiled 15-year-old who’s crushing on the Biebs.

[Source: CTV News]

 |  Oct 26 2011, 9:45 AM

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In light of talented racing driver Dan Wheldon’s tragic death, and the family he has left behind, fellow racing driver Graham Rahal first announced that he would auction off the helmet, gloves, and shoes worn during the Las Vegas 300 to raise money to help the Wheldon family through this difficult time.

Following Rahal by example, an outpouring of collective support from athletes, and Eric Gazin of Auction Cause, came together to create the Charity eBay Auction in memory of IZOD IndyCar Series Champion Dan Wheldon. 100 percent of all proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Dan Wheldon Family Trust Fund.

Launched October 24th, each item listed on the Dan Wheldon Memorial Auction will be open for bidding for approximately ten days. A particularly popular item on the list, a NASCAR helmet worn by Jimmie Johnson, is already up to $13,500!

Soon to follow, accomplished racing driver and star from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, Patrick Dempsey, will auction his Mazda racing suit as well. By following Graham Rahal’s twitter, you can keep track of more upcoming motorsport memorabilia soon to be available at the auction.

Athletes and celebrities are not the only people that can help. Eric Gazin encourages anyone to offer an item to the Dan Wheldon Memorial Auction, with any portion of the eventual selling price donated to the cause at the seller’s discretion.

Direct donations are available via the Dan Wheldon Family Trust fund at the Fifth Third Private Bank, 251 N. Illinois St., Suite 1000, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

 |  Mar 16 2011, 2:34 PM

Charlie Sheen’s “trailer”, which was actually a converted coach bus, was towed off of the Warner Bros lot recently, after executives decreed it could no longer stay beside the Two and a Half Men sound stage where it had previously lived.

While Sheen’s bus was previously described as a “total hang-out pad,” where the actor would go when on a break from shooting the sitcom, we can definitely say that having your trailer removed from the set of your hit show does not qualify as “winning”. Sheen eventually sent for a mechanic so that the bus could be driven rather than towed out of the lot.

[Source: Entertainment Weekly]

 |  Jul 19 2010, 5:24 PM

Peter North is best known for…well, we’ll let you figure that out on your own. Suffice to say, this guy is well known for a reason, and his career in adult films has given him sufficient fame and fortune to enjoy life, and build a pretty well done Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo.

North’s 300ZX was worked on by famed Nissan tuner Stillen, and the car features some choice upgrades like ball-bearing HKS turbochargers, a re-built engine with forged rods and pistons, a ported and polished head (*cue childish snickers at the words “rod”, “polished”, and head*), Volk Racing wheels and a built automatic transmission capable of handling 800 horsepower. The car makes 518 horsepower at the wheels with 22 psi of boost. While the engine only has 15,000 miles on it, the car has around 212,000, but we have to say it looks incredibly clean for the amount of use it’s gotten.

Bidding for the car is currently at $6,600 with 5 days left. You can check out North’s 300ZX here.