The state of Florida has often been known to do things differently, and if a recent bill is passed by its senate, the state will now offer vanity driver’s licenses to its citizens. Continue Reading...
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Back in February, we heard a story about Danny White out in Washington D.C. who had a vanity plate that said “NO-TAGS” on it. And while hilarious, it proved to be costly for White when every car that had no tags on it got a ticket and was entered in under White’s name. Continue Reading...
Florida and New York car owners accusing Toyota of driving down the value of its vehicles by not disclosing or fixing defects related to unintended acceleration, has had the majority of their claims dismissed. Continue Reading...
The 9th annual St. Petersburg Festivals of Speed kicked off last night across the bay in Tampa with an extravagant display of jets, boats, luxury goods and, of course, exotic cars. As promised the list of hardware on display was outrageous, and included a Porsche GT2 RS, a Koenigsegg CCXR, a matte-white Ferrari FF, a… Continue Reading...
Attention frat boys and country music fans: Willie Nelson’s Rolls-Royce styled golf cart will be up for auction in Palm Beach, Fla. during the upcoming auction from April 5 through 7. Built in 1981 and given to the country music legend by his former wife, Connie, the electric-powered cart features a Rolls grille and hood… Continue Reading...
Back in the mid 1990’s, many car manufacturers had a renewed interest in the Le Mans 24 Hours Endurance Race, especially after the McLaren F1 GTR showed what a modified road car could achieve at one of the toughest races in the world. Soon Toyota, Nissan and Porsche came up with their own Le Mans GT1… Continue Reading...
Last October, IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon tragically passed away in a 15 car accident at the Las Vegas 300. The British-born driver had adopted St. Petersburg, Florida as his hometown, and the city has named a street Dan Wheldon Way in honor of him. The street is found on the St. Petersburg race course and… Continue Reading...
For parents, babysitter nightmares don’t come any worse than this: a 23-year old woman was arrested after leaving an 8-month old baby in the back of a Dodge Ram and driving around in the back. Keyona Davis, from—where else?—Florida, was stopped by police after witnesses spotted her sitting in the back of the truck, with… Continue Reading...
Have you ever wondered what stretches of Interstate and other limited-access highways in the U.S. had the longest gaps between exits from the road? Well, TomTom has come up with a list… and you may be surprised which states made the cut. Florida made it into the top 16 five times, with Pennsylvania coming in… Continue Reading...
Ford concealed documents pertaining to a case it won in 2010, according to a Florida judge who has thrown out its verdict. In 2003, two people were injured in a 1991 Aerostar that suddenly accelerated into a telephone pole, seriously injuring them. The case went to court in 2010, and during the trial Ford argued… Continue Reading...
Rapper Flo Rida (real name Tramar Dillard) received a DUI in his $1.7 million black 2008 Bugatti Veyron last night, after police observed the car swerving in and out of lanes. During the 3:30 AM downtown Miami stop, the police could smell the odor of alcohol, so the rapper was given a field sobriety test… Continue Reading...
Tim Aldrich, a Florida resident and Nissan 240SX owner, passed away in early August, 2010. Although I never knew Tim personally, he was a larger than life presence on Ziptied, an online forum that I’ve frequented for a number of years, where Tim’s ribald humor and offline friendships with a number of other Ziptied members… Continue Reading...
According to a police report filed by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop was able to get up, jump into the F-150 and stop it before it hit the fence next to his mobile home. Continue Reading...
With so many people falling on hard times in this economy, some folks will do anything to earn a buck. That includes faking a car accident to make ends meet. According to a recent report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), questionable claims (QC) resulting from staged accidents have increased 46 percent from… Continue Reading...