These were the most notable of the year…
A lot of people obsess over the latest celebrity gossip, but we couldn’t care less about that stuff. Instead, we like to know what the rich and famous who are total gearheads are doing with their cars. Fortunately, 2021 had some pretty interesting celebrity automotive stories to hold our interest.
Remember the disastrous flight of the Lincoln jet car here.
1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda Restomod Built For Dana White
When you’re a rich, well-connected celebrity like UFC President Dana White you get access to all the cool toys. It was revealed earlier this year that he had a super awesome restomod 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda built and the whole thing was thoroughly documented.
The thing started its life as a lowly ’71 Barracuda with a slant-six. After the work is done the results are simply amazing.
Check out the photos and the video of this beautiful muscle car here.
John Schneider Suffers Dukes Of Hazzard Hurricane Ida Loss
Back in early September, Hurricane Ida made landfall in the United States and many suffered as a result. We personally grieved for the shocking revelation that actor John Schneider of The Dukes of Hazzardfame had a tree fall on his personal General Lee, smashing the roof.
That tree also hit his house where he has many Dukes of Hazzard memorabilia items proudly displayed. What’s worse was Schneider didn’t find out about the damage until later because he wasn’t at home in Louisiana but instead was in Tennessee helping flood victims.
Read the whole story here.
Seinfeld, Leno Parking Lot Car Meet Throttled By The Law
We all know comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno are big car guys, so a lot of gearheads would do anything to hang out with them. Well, word spread that them and their close friends often drive to a Malibu breakfast spot on Sunday mornings to get they cup of joe and enjoy each other’s rides.
This was during the notoriously brutal lockdowns in California, so gearheads who were sick of having nothing to do flocked to the parking lot. It quickly became an absolute zoo with some drivers not behaving at all and plenty of loitering.
Find out what happened next here.
Tim Allen’s Car Collection Fills A Warehouse
Comedian Tim Allen treated us to a rare tour of his car collection, which is tucked away in an unassuming warehouse in Southern California. Unlike Jay Leno, Allen isn’t flashing off his cars constantly, so we’ve seen only some here and there.
His collection doesn’t disappoint and includes such rides as a 1972 Ford Bronco, Shelby Cobra, Ferrari 330 GTC, Pontiac GTO Ram Air 4, Shelby GT350H, Jaguar E-Type, Ford GT, and a restomod Ford F100 built with the help of McLaren.
Check out the video tour here.
Kevin Hart Bought A Buick GNX
With only 547 in existence, the Buick GNX is a unicorn many enthusiasts fantasize about driving, let alone owning. Well, comedian Kevin Hart not only has piles of cash to throw around, the man has a serious itch for American muscle cars, so he bought one.
Plenty of people expressed concern the GNX would end up like Menace, the restomod 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda that was Hart’s but was famously wrecked. We’re not as worried for reasons we explain here.