MyRide.com Celebrity Car Interview: Oliva Munn

23 07 2008

Actress Olivia Munn is best-known for her current role as co-host of G4’s Attack of the Show. While we can’t back it with data, we’d guess she’s probably the most popular talent the channel has. In addition to her role on Attack of the Show, Munn is a successful model, having appeared in campaigns for Nike, Pepsi and Neutrogena. Olivia Munn has also been getting her Hollywood on with roles in the recently released horror-film Insanitarium, Rob Schneider’s upcoming Big Stan, and The Slammin’ Salmon (the next big movie from the guys who brought you Super Troopers). You can check her out too every day on G4tv.com’s daily vodcast, Around the Net. With that, here’s another MyRide With. Continue…

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MyRide.com Celebrity Car Interview: Nick Dompierre, Pro Skateboarder

8 07 2008

Red Bull pro-athlete Nick Dompierre is just as comfortable performing an ollie on his skateboard for the cover of Thrasher Magazine as he is blasting off tire-smoking burnouts at the drag strip. In our experience, this makes perfect sense. Action sports athletes are adrenaline junkies no matter what the medium, and when that need for adrenaline fuels a passion for cars too, well, you know we need to do a MyRide With.

Raised in Massachusetts, Nick took on skateboarding seriously at a young age. By the age of 16, Nick had a major sponsor, and by 19, he was nominated for Transworld SKATEboarding’s 2006 Street Skater of the Year. In his words, “I’ll skate any contest,” and after having watched some of his footage on YouTube, we believe it. Throw on your skateboard kicks for another MyRide With. Continue…





MyRide.com Celebrity Car Interview: Tao Berman, World’s Greatest Kayaker

8 07 2008

There is human, and then there is Red Bull athlete Tao Berman. USA Today called him the “world’s foremost extreme kayaker.” Sports Illustrated called him “the best-known kayaker on the planet.” And when we called him to do a MyRide With, some how in between paddling off 300-foot waterfalls, dropping into rivers out of helicopters, and running for political office, Tao found time to call back. Tao is a world record holder for the tallest, fastest, and longest waterfall descents in a kayak. He’s been a top competitor in freestyle and extreme kayak racing and has more than 50 first descents to his name, many of which haven’t been attempted since. What’s a first descent? As we understand it, the term means you were the first person with enough kahunas to paddle off a particular waterfall. At least in bull riding you have a rodeo clown to save your ass. Throw on your helmet as we descend into another MyRide With. Continue…





Matt Damon spied in Tesla Roadster

5 06 2008


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The Tesla Roadster has created a lot of buzz in Hollywood, and why not, it’s a super-fast, zero-emissions convertible with Black Card caché. Much of that buzz has been semi-confirmed speculation surrounding who is actually on the list to take ownership of one, and spotting a celebrity in a Tesla is rarer than seeing Michael Jackson in public. Well add Matt Damon to the “confirmed” side of the semi-confirmed list. Big shout out to our friends at AutoFiends.com for spotting Damon rolling through LA in a prototype, check out the story here.

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At the center of the solar system…Celine Dion

5 06 2008


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The way people are gravitating towards this Mercedes-Benz S-Class, you’d think the sunroof’s purpose was to let the sun out of the car. I knew Celine Dion was popular; hell, after hockey, beer, and humorous fodder, she is Canada’s biggest export. But this is crazy.

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The S-Class is a rolling technological masterpiece which, according to Mercedes-Benz, includes a “sun sensor [that] helps compensate for the effects of direct sunlight on the occupants.” Not sure if it works in reverse for nearby pedestrians.





Victoria Beckham’s Porsche: This is never a good sign.

5 06 2008

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Victoria Beckham’s Porsche left her driveway on the automotive equivalent of an ambulance this past Friday. Considering she bought it in March, that means it failed quicker than a Spice Girl reunion tour. Forgive my dour mood, it’s Montuesday (the Tuesday following a Monday holiday).

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David Beckham in his new Jeep Wrangler

5 06 2008

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The other day I noted that, “when it comes to new open-air trucks there is really only one way to head to the beach and that’s in a Jeep Wrangler.” David Beckham knows what’s up and just bought one himself. He gave it the Beckham treatment (blacking out everything, something he does to most all of his cars) and has been seen rolling through SoCal in it over the past couple days. For someone raised in Britain he has always shown a strange affinity for American trucks (Ford F-150, Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, and Hummer H2 to name a few).