MyRide.com Celebrity Car Interview: Dallas Friday

20 08 2008
Dallas Friday Airlines, routine flight

Dallas Friday Airlines, routine flight

X Games Champion, World Champion, U.S. Open Champion, ESPY Awards: Best Female Action Sports Athlete of the Year…should we continue? We could, because when it comes to wakeboarding, there are very few things Red Bull pro athlete Dallas Friday hasn’t conquered. How about the winningest female wakeboarder in history? Yeah, that would be Dallas Friday too. But what about when Dallas isn’t out competing on her own signature O’Brien wakeboard? It turns out her board isn’t the only customized ride she has. With that, another MyRide With.

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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: Slick Rick Rivera, Internet TV Host

8 07 2008

Slick Rick Rivera, former pro-skater and host of “Slick’s Picks” on Scion’s Broadband network has a tough job. Slick travels across the globe to discover the world’s coolest cultural landmarks, stores, and restaurants in a search for the latest in fashion, music, and nightlife. Slick has been seen patrolling Austin, TX during the SXSW music festival, interviewing Talib Kweli backstage in Chicago, and hanging out with breakdancers at the Eiffel Tower. Since Slick seems to have an opinion on most everything, we figured we’d throw some car questions his way. Close the jet door 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…





MyRide.com Celebrity Car Interview: Krysten Ritter, Actress

8 07 2008

One day we woke up and actress Krysten Ritter had dropped a MyRide With off in our mailbox, which is awesome because hot girls rarely ever email us. Actually, her publicist emailed us but roll with it, okay?
Krysten got her start modeling after an agency scouted her in a mall at the age of 15. After spending a handful of years traveling around the world doing the model thing (like we know what that means), Krysten took up acting and has been stepping up her game ever since. She had reoccurring roles on the television shows Gilmore Girls and ‘Til Death, and Krysten is currently on screen in What Happens in Vegas… opposite Ashton Kutcher. Next up, among other projects, Krysten has the starring role in DreamWorks SKG’s now-filming She’s Out of My League (we told you she’s doing big things). And if starting your day or ending your night with a little indie music is your jam, check out her band, ex vivian, on MySpace. And with that, lap belts on for another MyRide With. Continue…





MyRide.com Celebrity Car Interview: Christian Oliver, Actor

8 07 2008

Automotive website, Speed Racer movie debut…sounds like a perfect opportunity for a MyRide With…! We hollered at Speed Racer star Christian Oliver with our five question special and he hollered right back. In the movie Christian plays Speed’s racing nemesis, Snake Oiler, and as it turns out Christian has had some track time in real life too. Before Speed Racer, Christian was cast in The Good German alongside Cate Blanchett, and when he isn’t making that scrilla on screen, he’s running his own production company. Throw on your racing harness and hop in for MyRide With…Christian Oliver. Continue…